Considering all the crap that's gone wrong, 47-40 at the break and 4.5 games back isn't too bad. If they improve 3-4 wins on their 1st half performance (and frankly, they really should), they'll win 91-92 games and probably make it in.
I wasn't absolutely against trading Happ, but I wasn't on the boat that was saying he sucks and he's just extremely lucky. I think he's going to find a medium between where he was last year and where he is this year, being a decent #4.
I'm just sayin' he is probably a 4. But I doubt he'll have as good a career as Kentucky Joe. I know that is blasphemy to some of you but while Joe is having rough year he has proven him self as a solid 4 or fringe 3.
Anyone by chance listen to Mike & Mike this morning on ESPN radio? Buster Olney was filling in for Mike Golic and was analyzing the second half schedules for the NL contenders. When asked about what the Phillies were doing, Olney said Amaro is calling around and offering teams Ibanez. Shockingly, no one is biting. He also said Amaro is looking for a top-of-the-rotation starter, and that some sources within the organization admit they probably shouldn't have traded Cliff Lee (). But, wait, I thought we couldn't keep Lee if we wanted Halladay?