Originally written on The Baseball Page  |  Last updated 11/10/14
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The end his here. If we the Phillies fans want to admit it or not, the chances of our beloved team getting into the playoffs would take a miracle. After 87 games the Phillies are 14 games back and 16 in the loss column to Washington. For any shot at a wildcard, the Fightin’s will need to finish the season 55-20. Take these numbers and then take a hard look at the players we have, then attempt to answer, “is it a likely ending?” We have been blessed with a great run of baseball in Philadelphia, and for that I am truly thankful. Being a lifelong Phillies fan and also one who endured some of the worst in Phillies baseball, I think it’s time to make some deals. Keeping Hamels for the remainder of this season and re-signing him, is not a good team baseball decision. I say this with another Phillie great in mind. Steve Carlton in 1972 posted 27 wins on a Phillies team that only won 59 games. Carlton, who was most definitely one of the biggest pieces of the Phillies’  later success in the ...
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