It’s no secret the Phillies are crashing and burning this season.
When you look at the roster, the injuries, the performance becoming a fraction of its potential it makes me wonder what’s going on.
Cliff Lee, CLIFF LEE, just got his first win days before the All Star break.
Trade rumors now are starting. “Sell the Team!” one shouts, “It’s never too late to rally!” shouts another.
What could the Phillies change to turn this season around?
They need a spark.
All season long the Phillies have been using their farm system to fill needs. Infielders, Outfielders, Pitchers.. the transactions are tough to keep up with.
I think they need to make one other call up this season.
Sure, we all love Charlie Manuel. Great guy. Great manager. If you’ve ever heard one of his classic stories at the Winter Banquets you know the guy is old school baseball. There’s nothing but love for Charlie.
With that said… tap the right arm and call up Ryne Sandberg. We’ve seen on different levels on how his presence and leadership can get a team moving and winning. The IronPigs hadn’t had a winning season in its brief history until taken over by Sandberg. They are currently in 1st in their division and going strong.
It’s time for a leadership change in Philly. Letting Charlie Manuel go with the grace and respect he deserves will allow this team to face in a direction other than straight down. It’s time, it really is.