|New Philadelphia 3B Michael Young |
casually surveying his new
home in full uniform.
All joking aside, the Phillies offseason wasn't a total bust. The core rotation that made the Phillies the absolute monster they were in 2011 is largely in tact, just no Roy Oswalt and a couple years older. Philadelphia also replaced Shane Victorino and Juan Pierre in center field with Ben Revere, who is an extremely promising young talent who they acquired from Minnesota. The problem with that? They had to trade a comparably valuable talent in RHP Vance Worley. Granted the starting rotation is still very good, arguably dominant even, but exchanging young talent for young talent to fill an empty slot doesn't make sense unless you're poised to win now, and the Phillies are not.
|New Phillies CF Ben Revere, young|
talent for young talent trade from
Minnesota for Vance Worley.
|Philadelphia's fate gambled|
on aging stars (above:Roy Halladay)