July 28th, 2014
The Phillies come to town for a three game set, and it’s fair to say this could potentially be 2 very different Phillies teams on Monday and Wednesday. Everyone is saying Philly must sell. And with aging veterans like Jonathan Papelbon, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Marlon Byrd, Carlos Ruiz, A.J Burnett, Cole Hamels, Antonio Bastardo and Ryan Howard, the last place Phillies could look much younger in 2-3 days. Phillies management, though are taking a “stubborn” approach by saying the team still has a chance and could lose ticket revenue if they sell. I’ve never seen the Phillies go under a fire sale. (The Braves never truly had one, but they have no remaining players from 2007-2008, great transition) .The Mets though, don’t really have a set mind on buying or selling.This 7 game homestand might help determine it.I say the Mets will have to at least win 5 out of 7, to call themselves “contenders”.
Tonight: Colon vs Burnett 7:10pm