Found March 29, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
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Is 2013 the last time we’ll see Chase Utley in a Phillies uniform? Last week, I was having a discussion with an old friend about the upcoming Phillies season when he posed a question to me: Do you re-sign Chase Utley after 2013? “Ask me in six months,” was my concise, detached response. This type of exchange is not exclusive to my friend and me. All over the Delaware Valley, people are asking the very same question about Utley. Most Phillies fans have had the same uncertain response I did about whether to bring the long-time second baseman back. There’s still time to decide and no reason to rush it. But the common uncertainty surrounding Utley forces everyone to ask themselves the an uncomfortable question: Is 2013 the last time we’ll see Utley in red pinstripes? The thought causes a stir in me. It makes me reflect on the last decade watching Phillies baseball. A part of me feels like we, as a fanbase, took Utley for granted in his prime. It’s been stated ad nauseum just how good he...
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