Grounded Polo wrote:CadensDad wrote:Grounded Polo wrote:
The Phils definitely do not look good this year. Victorino and Pence look like their only competent hitters. The Braves should take the AL East this year as long as Hanson stays healthy.
I think the Braves are talented, but taking the AL East is tough, I'd be willing to bet we dont finish in the top 5 in the AL East.......
Whatever, you know what I meant smart guy.
Haha, it's not often I am able to grab a spot like that......... anyways I think it's the Braves division to lose. with the health concerns and slow starts by the Phils I think the age is starting to show. However we need these things to happen
1.)Hudson to come back strong, if he can come be the innings eater he normally is, pitch around that 3.5 mark or lower and stay healthy.
2.)Chipper to stay off the DL, we can rest him every 3rd day and line it up with off days to give him the rest. but having his bat in the lineup is nice.
3.)Heyward to keep pace, guy is having a solid year, should be a 20/30 guy and if he can clip the ball near .300 really ne a force in the lineup.
4.)Hanson stays healthy, guy is a cy young type of pitcher. But if he isn't at least 90% we wont be as effective.
Those 4 things there are key imo, if we cant do those things we will be sitting home come OCT.