Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 7/23/12
This isn't happening in 2012. Sell. With their 12 inning win over the Giants in game three on Sunday, the Phillies salvaged a game in the series with the NL West leaders. This means the Phillies are 5-4 since the All-Star break, despite not really having a lot of time with all their big guys back yet. That's nice, really. It's also not going to cut it. Time to sell. I know that a lot of people don't want to do that, but do the math. The Phillies are 42-54, meaning over the final 66 games, taking 88 wins as the benchmark to get a playoff spot, the Phillies have to go 46-20 to get in the post-season this season, maybe. That might not get it done. Perhaps 44-22 could do it too. I guess it's possible, but ask yourself how plausible it is. They just lost two of three at home to a likely playoff team. Do you feel a huge stretch run pushing them in coming on? Honestly here, not emotionally, the answer almost has to be no. Maybe you want to give it a few more days. Fine, you can give it the
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