Monday, August 23, 2004

Gold Milwaukee

It's hard to get excited about a sweep of the Brewers -- "Too Little, Too Late" is how Bill Liming terms it, while Jeff Hildebrand advises, "Let's not get too excited" -- but wins are wins, I suppose. Yet I can't shake a nagging fear that the Phillies will finally put together the winning streak they've avoided for months and somehow play their way back into wild-card contention, only to fall just short, convincing management that Larry Bowa et al deserve another shot.

Meanwhile, Chase Utley continues to do anything and everything asked of him -- tell me again why he's not starting more? And Roberto Hernandez can't even be relied on to mop up -- tell me again why he's not sitting by the phone and waiting for the Diamondbacks to call?

2 Comments:

At August 24, 2004 at 11:39 AM, Blogger gr said...

because...uh...yeah, i don't know.

 
At August 24, 2004 at 12:52 PM, Blogger Tom G. said...

I can give you a sneaky underhanded version of why Polanco should start more: Draft pick. If Polanco finishes the season in the top 50% of his position, the Phillies will get an extra high round draft pick when he leaves. I'm not sure on the particulars of how it works...what position is Polanco? Second base would be easier for him to finish in the top 50% than 3rd base...Also, top 50% by what measure?

Its something to consider anyway...

 

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