Let me paint the picture for you- Gregg Dobbs starts the game at 3rd against the righty. During the game he commits an error leading to an unearned run which prolonged that inning that also leads to the early departure of our starting pitcher. Opposing manager brings in a lefty to face him in the 6th inning, so Manuel strategizes (cue Dueling Banjos) and pinch hits Helms to face the lefty...Helms grounds out because he sucks! Then in the 8th inning Charlie gets defensive minded and puts Eric Bruntlett into the game to hold down the fort at 3rd base- essentially using 3 players for 1 position and leaving the bench barren of extra bats. If a south paw started the game, this scenario would be flip-flopped with Helms starting, followed by Dobbs then Bruntlett. Basically I'm saying we're wasting too many players on one position, and we're not even guaranteed that they'll be productive. In theory if Manuel actually managed the platoon correctly (that's a big ass IF) it could be potentially productive because Helms has a career line of .280/.359/.476 against lefties and Dobbs a .264/.315/.417 versus righties. Problem being- neither can field, and that's a huge problem in my eyes because the man scooping up their errant throws across the diamond (Ryan Howard) isn't all that adept to fielding either...giving up extra outs is never a good thing, especially in the Brick Cit House. So what am I saying? I demand Wes Helms to be traded to the Marlins for whatever bag of steaming poop they give us in return. People are concerned about 3rd base without him; I'm concerned about 3rd base with him. Patty G needs to find a full-time 3rd baseman some way some how, and allow Dobbs to pinch-hit and play some outfield with Werth and allow Bruntlett to be nothing more than a seldom used utility player. If the Phils head into the 2008 season with the 3-headed monster of Dobbs/Helms/Bruntlett I'm hiring a hitman to blast Gillick in his crusty old ballsack!