Daily Archives: February 9, 2015

PhuturePhillies Reader Top 30 (40) Poll for #36

Brandon Leibrandt takes the 35th prospect slot in our poll.  He received 34 of 162 votes (21%).  Willians Astudillo and Arquimedes Gamboa finished in a tie for second with 21 votes each.

The current poll’s selections so far are listed below.  Continue reading PhuturePhillies Reader Top 30 (40) Poll for #36

Open Discussion: Week of February 9th

Threw this together real quick when I realized no one else had posted this weekend.

Hamels is still a Phillie.  This is not a bad thing.  While it would be nice to pick up some top prospects, the fact he is still a Phillie means other teams are not offering a fair return.  This is not Amaro’s fault.  It is a case of other GMs trying to make the best deal for their teams.  If we can’t get a “sure thing” prospect in return, there’s no sense settling for a couple of lesser than sure things.  The worse case scenario (other than an injury) is Hamels helps bridge the years until the next playoff team, much the same as 1972 Steve Carlton held the pitching staff together until 1976.   It is not Amaro’s job to provide an ace to a division contender at a bargain price.  The price should hurt a little bit.  He should hold out for the value he thinks he’s worth or keep him.  And we’ll watch teams try to win with Buchholz and Porcello, for example,  as their 1-2.  Haha. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of February 9th