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The Phillies were built to win a championship this year and they failed. If I were the GM, I’d have a lot of work ahead of me.
For starters, if I were in charge, I’d blow the team up. Here’s how:
Resign Ryan Madson:
We have three really good starters -- Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee. I’d keep them and re-sign Madson as my closer. It’ll cost $13 to 14 million, which may not be easy to squeeze out of an inflating payroll, but it has to be done.
I’d also be thinking long and hard about how I’m gonna add more depth to the bullpen.
Beef Up the Bench:
The Phillies bench is terrible. We need power in the lineup.
I’d bite the bullet on Placido Polanco and get a better third baseman. Resign Jimmy Rollins for two years and an option year. I don’t want to get into a problem later with another guy getting too old and too costly.
I’d sign players like Detroit and St. Louis did this year that could actually help you when they come off the bench. In my book, Ben Francisco is done...
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The Phillies had one of the best teams in the regular season this year, pulling out a 102-60 record, the best on all of baseball. In 2010, they had the best record in baseball with a 97-65 record. Most of the players on this team have been here for more than 3 seasons. They helped achieve success on the field for their tenure, but let’s face it. This team is not getting any younger...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The possibility that Jimmy Rollins won't wear red pinstripes again hasn't crossed his mind.
Jimmy Rollins held a 12 p.m. press conference Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park to talk about the 2011 season but more to address his future with the squad. As a free agent, Rollins would like to stay, but won't take a bad deal or a “hometown discount.” He wants five years or four with an option—his option (according to Phillies.com beat writer Todd Zolecki). The Phillies,...
The Philadelphia Phillies were unquestionably the best team in the National League this season, and arguably all of baseball thanks to their other-worldly starting rotation and a veteran core of position players that not only can score runs and play defense with the best of them, but who have succeeded… read more.
PHILADELPHIA -- The possibility that Jimmy Rollins won’t wear red pinstripes again hasn’t crossed his mind.
The 2007 NL MVP and three-time All-Star shortstop is headed toward free agency for the first time, and he wants to return to the Philadelphia Phillies. The team wants him back.
PHILADELPHIA - Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard might miss the start of spring training and possibly part of...
If your first offer doesn't get laughed at, you're doing something wrong.
That's my first rule of deal-making and it's a lesson that I learned from my father as we were being escorted out of a dealership while looking for my first car.
Considering that, I can't snicker at the contract baseline that Jimmy Rollins laid down on Tuesday in advance of his impending...
Placido Polanco had double sports hernia surgery today. Hunter Pence had hernia surgery also
Despite reaching the playoffs for the fifth straight season, there is a lot of work to do on the Phillies roster during the offseason. All good work starts with acknowledging what has to be done and that's where we start in Fixing The Phillies.
The possibility that Jimmy Rollins won't wear red pinstripes again hasn't crossed his mind.