This weekend the Phillies put Cody Asche on the disabled list retroactive to Friday with a hamstring injury, publicly the Phillies have said the move is precautionary and Asche should be back in the minimum amount of time. This has led to a ton of speculation surrounding the Phillies pre-season #1 prospect, Maikel Franco.
It is easy to see why the push for Franco in the big leagues. He is exciting and new, the team is old and not very good. Franco offers the sexiest of offensive potential with towering HRs from a right handed batter. The fanbase wants someone like Franco to come up and save this season, or at least provide hope leading into next year. It is entirely understandable, but now is not the time. Continue reading