Thursday, September 15, 2016

Phils excel with September call-ups, but is this our team of the future?

Joseph, Quinn, Alfaro... is this the future of the Phillies? We've been rebuilding for so long, it's hard to tell?

The Phillies have looked a little rejuvenated with the September call-ups as many thought they would. The 25-man roster was tired and just not getting the job done on a daily basis as the season went on through July and August.

Tyler Goedel turned in an anemic .184 BA in 90 games, and Peter Bourjus had some bright moments at times, but he was equally bad with only 5 HR and 23 RBI in a 118 games so far this season not counting last night's game for both players. I think I could have done better than that and I am a lot older than either one of them.

The team on the field is essentially a minor league club on the field for the Phillies. Ryan Howard is in his last days in the uniform for the team, and surrounding him are a bunch of players that play well but are they everyday players?

We've been promised a 'rebuild' - but that has not been the case. The Phillies should have taken a page from the Cardinals, who over the last few years have been doing a good job getting new players in who can play and they don't appear like a minor league team as do the Phillies.

We passed the total number of wins last year, whooped to do, I guess that's a good thing, but this season has been horrible in it's own way as well. Only a couple more weeks left and we don't have much to show for it.

If the Phillies management is fielding a minor league team, shouldn't fans be charged a lot less to see this caliber of play? The only way management will start to get this picture is if the fans stay away from the stadium, as painful as that sounds, and not give your hard earned money to an organization that is not committed to winning. Sad to say but true.

p.s.  On the Baltimore Orioles player, Adam Jone,s comment that 'Baseball is a white man's sport' comment he made, that is nothing more less than a racist comment and I am surprised that not more players or writers had the fortitude to call him out for it. Racism has no bounds and when it's ugly head is raised, it's easy to spot sometimes, and this was an easy one.


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