Originally written on We Should Be GM's  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The 2013 season has been gloom and doom here on We Should Be GMs. Perhaps there is one more run left in this group. Maybe we should believe. The following are reasons to think this team might still have a shot at glory. Rookie Starting Pitcher Magic:Cole Hamels (2006), Kyle Kendrick (2007), JA Happ (2008/2009),Vance Worley (2010/2011), and now possibly Jonathan Pettibone were successful rookies that made major contributions towards the Phillies winning ways.  Hamels and KK remain integral parts of the rotation, while Happ and the Vanimal have been shipped out.  Pettibone has been great through 5 starts: 3-0 with a 3.41 ERA and 1.28 WHIP over 29 IP.  His turn every 5th day is secure for the time being while Halladay is out.  Another rookie, Tyler Cloyd, has an opportunity to step up and impress as well with John Lannan on the DL.Bullpen Improvement:Jonathan Papelbon remains a premier closer, despite his infrequent save chances this season.  Mike Adams is dealing with a backache, b...
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