Originally posted on We Should Be GM's  |  Last updated 10/11/11
When is the last time the Phillies had a good all-around third baseman? Certainly not since the departure of Scott Rolen in July of 2002. Placido Polanco (2002), then David Bell (2003-2006), then No-Hit Nunez/Wes Helms/Greg Dobbs (2007), then Pedro Feliz (2008-2009), and now Polanco again (2010-2011). Ugh!Polly just turned 36 years old yesterday and is still under contract for the 2012 season. Now that PEDs are being removed from the game, players aren't producing into their late 30's like they were a decade ago. Polanco plays quality defense, but his bat and health are quickly deteriorating. Games played have steadily dipped since arriving in Philly (only 122 in '11) as well has his OPS (down to .674 this year). Hernia, elbow problems, big headiness...he's a walking gimpy malady.With the Phillies offense getting older, less productive, and more injury prone, maybe it's to bring in some new blood at the hot corner next year and give Polanco super-sub duties (spot starts at 3rd, 2nd,...
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