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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.

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Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 2:29 pm

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

I like Brown too, but as the article mentions the Phils need to add a righthand bat or replace Ibanez (doubtful) with a righty.  I would love for the Phils to go after Carl Crawford.  He would be a nice shakeup and spark this lineup needs.  He's a legit leadoff guy so they can move both Rollins and Victorino down in the order and he can play all 3 outfield positions. 

Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2010 2:28 pm

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

Please, please, not Francoeur.  Why, why, why? not even fair to mention his name .
He has a gun for an arm and then..........right.....nothing.&nb

Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2010 2:27 pm

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

No offense Red, but that's probably not the plan.  Look at the lineup if they just use Brown and don't platoon him:
Without having a big Right handed bat to break things up, we become exposed like the giants did to us in the playoffs. I think they'll bring in a right handed bat like Francoeur or Marcus Thames and platoon Brown this year and then next year when Ibanez comes off the books, Brown will take over full time. 

Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2010 1:03 pm

Report: 'Zero' chance Werth stays in Philly

Not surprising. Dom Brown was pretty much a sure thing in that spot next year. Forget Francoeur. They're just going to plug the kid in.

Bye Werth! Thanks for the good times.

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