Thursday, October 22, 2009

As if you didn't know, Phillies are in the World Series

Wow, what a wild ride! We are truly fortunate to watch this team's magical ride two seasons in a row. They are winning in every fashion, by dramatic comebacks and by bludgeoning the opposing team to death. Last night was just another beating.

Unless the Angels pull off a miraculous comeback, the Phillies will face the Yankees in the Bronx on Wednesday for Game 1. Hopefully the ALCS goes seven games. If so, New York would have to hold CC Sabathia back until Game 2 of the World Series, assuming New York won.

The Phillies have some decisions to make regarding their roster and rotation. Cole Hamels is not pitching like a number two and should be demoted. The bullpen could also use an extra arm; I'd like to see Brett Myers added to the World Series roster. Miguel Cairo was rarely used in the NLCS, getting just two at bats. The problem with subtracting a position player though, is that the Phillies will need a DH in Games 1,2,6 and 7. It will likely be Ben Francisco against Sabathia and Andy Pettite, and Matt Stairs or Greg Dobbs against AJ Burnett. That leaves the Phillies one less player available off the bench. Charlie has some decisions to make and it'll be interesting to see how it plays out.

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