Archive for September 2nd, 2010

Q&A With Johnny G

September 2nd, 2010 by Johnny G | 46 Comments | Filed in General

Welcome to the 4th edition of the weekly Q & A sessions here at This will be the same drill as last week. You can start submitting your questions at any time and all questions will be answered from 12pm-1pm on Friday. Thanks for submitting your questions!

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Fewer Headlines In Store This Off Season

September 2nd, 2010 by OD20 | 5 Comments | Filed in Baseball, General, Phillies

Another Addition of This Size? Not Likely...

Buckle up folks… this is a long one.  This is my passion.  I apologize for the length

I am not looking past this stretch run, or getting ahead of myself, or ignoring all the events currently taking place (good and bad) with this current Phillies team.  I am, however, completely enamored by the postseason process, the payroll, and the future of this club.

As a fan, one of my favorite topics is the process of building for long term success.  I am not a “win it all this year at all costs” believer. I don’t think that you should rape and pillage your farm system for veteran rentals.  What the brewers did with CC Sabathia a few years back was ballsy, but ultimately reckless and maybe even stupid (in my opinion).

What I see with the Phillies is a team that can make a run in 2010, and also a team that could compete at this level for the next 2-3 years.  Could there be set backs that lessen their opportunity to win or the emergence of young players that extend the window?  Absolutely, both scenarios could happen.  The current roster is full of 30+ players, and the minor league system is full of high end pitching and a few elite position players.  Long term success requires some lucky breaks as well as good planning and execution by the front office.