Philadelphia Phillies (MLB): Wheels and Sarge out.
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10-23-2013, 09:02 PM
Join Date: May 2008
I think the Phils need to go on a full rebuild or raise the payroll substantially. They need to go one way or the other because what they are doing now, just is not working. I understand we already have the third highest payroll, but we cannot keep trading all of our prospects to fill our roster needs. I would like to see them raise the payroll to sign some free agents so we don't have to trade our prospects. The only thing I would trade any of our top prospects for is a RH outfielder who is young and can be with the team for a long time. Otherwise fill our roster through free agency so that we can start bringing our prospects up trough the leagues.
My ideal offseason for offense would be to get a pure leadoff hitter like Ellsbury(if he makes it to FA) so we can move Rollins down to #2 or even further. And the second thing we need is that RH outfielder we have been missing since Werth and Pence. Maybe I would trade either prospects or Brown and prospects for a guy like Stanton from Miami since he is young and could be kept around for the long term.
My hopeful lineup would be
If we don't start raising the payroll I feel like we are going to be stuck with a middle of the pack team. I believe the above lineups could get our offense going and get us back to playoff contention.
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