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Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

Posted on: November 11, 2010 10:19 am
Jayson Werth Not all national writers are the same when it comes to certain teams. All national baseball writers have to live somewhere and start somewhere. That's why when it comes to Phillies stuff, if I hear it from ESPN's Jayson Stark, I take it to the bank.

Stark talked to a "Phillies source" on the odds Philadelphia can bring back Jayson Werth. The answer? "No chance. None. Zero."

Stark says it's not the money as much as the years, as the Phillies don't want to be tied down to Werth in his advanced years. Werth will turn 32 next season and will be looking for a long-term contract, five or six years. With Domonic Brown coming, Philadelphia doesn't what to be hamstrung with an aging Werth.

An interesting addition, Stark throws Jeff Francoeur as a name out there as a stop-gap solution for Philly.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Jan 31, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2010 8:00 pm

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

Too bad!!  I agree though, a long term deal is not Werth it for them.  I'd love to see a 2-3 year deal for him to stay with the Fight N's, but he needs to look for the long term.  He's a quality player and person who gave the Phils 150% each time he took the field.  Best of Luck to Werth.

Now go out and redeem yourselfs for handing it over to the Gents!!

Since: Jun 30, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2010 7:37 pm

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

The Phillies are absolutely right that players in there late 30's have a major decrease in power, batting average and speed while the incidence of injuries increases.  There is no way that any team in its right mind should offer Werth more than a 4 year contact and a 5 year contract is a stretch.  Morethan likely Werth only has 3 years of production at his present level if not even less.  But some team will give him a 4 or 5 year contract out of desperation with the Boston having the money for a new outfielder.

Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2010 7:30 pm

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

yes werth is always high

Since: May 25, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2010 7:22 pm

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

Ruiz batted .302, so two of your statements are false.  It's pointless, however, to argue for keeping Werth unless you are willing to part with Victorino in a trade first to free up some $$$.

Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2010 7:19 pm

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

Yes the Red Sox have J.D. Drew but can he reamin healthy for an entire year?  He would be a very good addition for the Red Sox and he is needed to produce some power for the sox now that Beltre and vmart most likely will be gone.

Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2010 6:47 pm

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly


Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 6:40 pm

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

"32 year old hitter and he wants a 5-6 year contract. Is he high? He didn't even hit 300 last season on a high-calibre team like the phillies"

Werth hit .296 for the Phillies last season, nobody in the Phillies starting lineup hit .300 or better for 2010. Compare Werth with Howard for production, Werth hit 20 points higher than Howard for average. Polanco is the only Phillies starter that had a higher average than Werth, he hit .298, but he hit only 6 hr's, Werth had 21 more, hitting 27 hr's.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 5:55 pm

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

Not sure why the comment was made to have him in the Red Sox outfield, we have JD Drew, we don't need Werth.  Werth is better entering a WWE look alike contest as Edge than he is getting a 5 year deal.  Despite Gordon Gekko's advice, greed is not good in this case.

Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 5:54 pm

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

Fishtown, sorry dude, but NO ONE will take Ibanez off of our hands. He is too old and nowhere near consistant or productive enough for the salary he is due next year. we are saddled with him for one more unfortunately. PLEASE stay away from Francouer. The guy is a bum.

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2010 5:44 pm

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

Pretty tough to knock anyone in when the people in front of you aren't hitting.
Runners in Scoring Position (RISP) is only recorded when there are actually runners in scoring position...meaning that in these situations the guys in front of him were actually hitting at least well enough to get in scoring position.  Werth is better then last years numbers just like a majority of the Phillies team.  The lack of resigning him stings a bit now but 3 or 4 years from now when he is pulling down 18 million dollars on a team and he is a shell of his former self people will be happy Philly didn't go with the long term deal.  They need another right handed hitter like Francoeur or Ross to platoon with Brown until he is ready to be the every day RF which should be somewhere around the all-star break if he works hard.  Focus time and money on that bullpen and another utility guy and the Phillies are right back up there.  I expect platoons in both corners until at least the trade deadline next year and if the Phillies need to make a splash it won't be on the mound this time.

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