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Postby wrveres » Sat Dec 13, 2003 6:01 am

The Phillies plan to keep David Bell, Placido Polanco and Chase Utley and rotate the three between two positions next season. The team has little interest in trading Polanco or Utley, though offers will be listed to, of course. Manager Larry Bowa thinks he can get each of the three enough at-bats to keep them happy, but fantasy leaguers may want to stay away from the situation unless one of the players is moved


ohhh so agreed ... stay away. want to know the problem here? Its highlighted. shame to cus I liked Polanco
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Sat Dec 13, 2003 12:41 pm

If David Bell plays like David Bell, he might just force himself out of that rotation. They should definitely leave Polanco in there. How about just a good old spring training competition between Utley and Bell? I have to say, I'd like to see Utley get the everyday start at second and see if Polanco's 2003 was no fluke.
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Postby Madison » Sat Dec 13, 2003 4:36 pm

3 part time players? Yuck! :-P
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Postby shortsavage » Sat Dec 13, 2003 4:45 pm

mcqfesijiba wrote:How about just a good old spring training competition between Utley and Bell?


http://www.bluemanc.demon.co.uk/baseball/mlbcontracts.htm wrote:David Bell 3B PHI Signed Nov 2002 - 4 year/$17M
2003: $3.0M (+$0.8M signing bonus)
2004: $4.2M
2005: $4.5M
2006: $4.5M


I am not sure if putting Bell on the bench will be an option.
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