|Here's the predicament. This is still clearly the worst team in baseball and will start losing very often rather quickly, however, they've won nine of their last 10. That seems worthy of a promotion, but they still aren't even within four games of the next worst team. I think I have to keep them here, but maybe things change by next week.|
|Four-game winning streak (before Tuesday). As my colleague Dayn Perry would say: Excelsior!|
|Of the unmemorable managerial stints Pete Mackanin has had, this is going to go down as the worst. He's 3-14 on the job with a probable sell-off coming. |
|Will I ever be forced to move them up from here the rest of the way? I'm betting no. |
|Friendly emailer Stephen T. likes to talk about the "World Sewers," which is a fictional battle between the worst teams in baseball. Well, the Phillies are down to the Brewers two games to none in this version (even though the Brewers leaping over the Marlins ruins this to a certain extent).|
|The three-game span of scoring 31 runs combined against the Cardinals and Yankees was hilariously awesome. Also, Maikel Franco is quickly climbing up the Franco Power Rankings. James is in his sights, right, Philly?|
|Right where we expected them.
|They've got something in young third baseman Maikel Franco. Fun player.
|We all knew Ryan Howard would have a lot better season than Chase Utley, right? |
|Cole Hamels' last four games: 4-0, 1.53 ERA, 29 K, 29 1/ 3 innings. Line up those trade offers!