Saturday, July 06, 2013
Ruf Times Ahead
Amaro is taking this home stand to figure out if the Phillies should be sellers or buyers at the trade deadline. The answer is simple- sell! Trade chips: Chooch, Papelbon, Lee, both Youngs, and Utley. Personally, I keep Utley unless the package is ridiculous and Lee, because they need an ace. Chooch is old and worn down. Michael nor Delmon can field their position. Papelbon is unnecessary on a losing team. The writing is on the clubhouse wall and it reads "SELL", but I am not sure if Amaro is literate. Also, Howard hit the 15 day DL, which is about the only thing he's hit this season. Ruf has been summoned from Lehigh Valley to take his place on the roster. Things are stuck in mediocre mode and the Phillies will remain like this until big changes are made. Might as well start making those changes now.