2013 Philadelphia Phillies (MLB): Charlie Manuel has been fired (Aug. 16)
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07-29-2013, 02:05 PM
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Keeping utley would be fine, the problem is the large amount of albatross contracts the team has. Howard, Pabelbon, Rollins, etc. Chase is still a great value cause of the position he plays and he's still the most intelligent hitter on the team. You can't have a team completely devoid of veterans even if you want to get younger. The problem is that this team is filled with vets who give you nothing. The phillies should be looking toss these guys even if they have to eat cash.
Then trade Lee for something awesome. A rotation with Biddle, Gonzalez, and Hamels and a lineup with Brown, Utley, Franco, and whatever prospects you can get for Lee would be pretty darn good.
I understand Utley is still a great player, but he is one of the few pieces who can be moved and get a great return on. This team needs to get younger and resigning a 34 year old player to a multi year deal with chronic knee problems is bad business (something that Amaro is great at). This team wont compete for a World Series until Amaro is gone and they bring someone in who actually understands baseball.
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