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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: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 3:50 pm
 

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

Exactly...platoon Frenchy with Brown next year and then go after an OF next year to replace Ibanez.  That way you can break in Brown slowly and not get killed by LH Pitching.   I have heard the Brewers were shopping Braun as well but the Phils don't have the prospects it would take to get him (Singleton may be intriguing if the Brewers trade away Prince Fielder but it will take more then him).  The FA market is weak in OF and the Phils have the team to win now, if they make the right moves.



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2010 3:49 pm
 

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

Let it go Phils fans. The guy strikes out 150-170 times a year and hits a crisp .170  with RISP. He'd want 12-15 million a year or more. WERTHLESS is correct



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 3:45 pm
 

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

Because Rollins is not a lead off hitter anymore.

P{ut J-Roll in Werth's spot in the order - he's already swinging for the fences anyways.



Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2010 3:42 pm
 

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

Crawford is Left Handed....They need a righty to break up the lineup. Why do you need a leadoff guy with Rollins anyway? Their team is loaded do they even have the money to pay Crawford even if they wanted him? Get a guy that is a solid player and their lineup is as good as any in Baseball. Their was a story that the Brewers may be shopping Ryan Braun. If that is true, he may be a guy that the Phils would have a big interest in. But if not go after Francour or someone as a stopgap and platoon him. They will come back and be in the race next year for sure.



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2010 3:40 pm
 

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

Do NOT sign under any circumstance. Francoeur is Werthless. Better to sign another utility OF or let a young kid have a shot. Francoeur had one or two good years with the Braves and is quickly fading into oblivion. Ruben Amaro has to be smarter than that.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 3:40 pm
 

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

Frenchy can hit lefties and he is a power RH bat.  I actually think he fits well in Philly and will come alot cheaper



Since: Aug 31, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2010 3:08 pm
 

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

ITS BECAUSE HE WERTHLESS



Since: Jul 5, 2009
Posted on: November 11, 2010 2:58 pm
 

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

Take a look at Francoeur's stats.  Trust me -- as a Mets fan he is frustrating when he plays every day because he can't hit righties, but this guy kills lefties.  Check out his R/L split from last year and look at what he did after the trade to Texas.  If the Phils are going to go out and get themselves a RH platoon partner for Dom. Brown, Frenchy could be the guy.  He's a good defensive OF and kills lefties.  and plays hard all the time.  Fans will like him, he's a good teammate.



Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 2:48 pm
 

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

I meant to say 5 years. 2005 was the last year he really batted leadoff.




Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 2:41 pm
 

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

Domo,
Crawford is good but Rollins is a better leadoff hitter. Crawford hasn't batted leadoff for 2 years now. TB had him in the 2 spot most of the time. He did bat 3rd for half this year. Strill he would be a nice addition even batting 2nd.


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