Been a long time Phillies fan and I am just sick of this group of players. No emotion, no drive and no common sense seem to be the issue of every game they play. Not to mention, horrible managing. I would much rather watch a team like the Pirates or Brewers with younger players who are starved for MLB action and want to win. They have something to play for, their careers. At least the Pirates and Brewers have very good prospects on the way and what do the Phillies have???
Start trading these veteran players like Urbina, Wagner, Thome, Bell, Lieberthal and anyone else for that matter. Even Abreu and Burrell should be shopped around. 5 games out of first and people think we have a legitimate shot at the playoffs. What team have you been watching??!! Trade Thome to anyone who wants him and let Howard play. Trade Urbina and Wagner to contenders who need bullpen help and get prospects. Boston, Atlanta CHW come to mind. Abreu's value is high so trade him now. Trade him to Detroit since he likes hitting there so much and get Monroe, Shelton and a young pitcher back.
This group of players does not have what it takes to win. Anyone can see that and it should not take 3 managers to prove it. I would keep Myers, Utley and Howard and consider moving anyone else in the right deal. And that, is an entirely different subject.
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