Just because the 2012 season for the Phillies was a train wreck, that does not mean there were no positives to take away from the 162 games they played.  Sure they finished 81-81, and yes Cliff Lee did not pitch that well, and of course, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley had down years.  However, there were many bright spots of the season as well.  Cole Hamels, proved that he could be the ace on any other baseball team, after he went 17-6, with a 3.05 ERA.  It was clear that Hamels had a lot in him even with a struggling lineup, and the Phillies instantly improved their chances of winning for the 2013 season by signing Hamels to a long term contract.  Although the Phillies blew it this season, that does not mean they have to throw out all of their players.  They can still use their talented lineup to continue what they had accomplish this year, but also in years past when the Phillies would go to the playoffs and make long runs.  After you reuse your players, you have to make some changes because whatever you previously did has not been working.  This is where the redo step comes in.  Since Cole Hamels had a strong season, why not put him as It’s equally as easy to restore your lost recover deleted files from your Mac hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card and other devices. your second pitcher in the rotation, that would mean Cliff Lee”s job would not be secured, which would cause him to pitch better.  And if it did not work out, you could switch them back, and expect the same performance from the previous year.  The replay step comes at the end of the season.  This is where you look back on the season, lerarn where you made mistakes, and change them.  You could change them by making trades, or switching up the lineup.  And you can fill in other players beside Cole Hamels.  You can put in Darin Ruf, and see if he can make positive change while getting innings in the field and behind the plate.  However one thing is certain, if the Phillies want to do well this season, they must make changes within the lineup that is holding them back, and reward the players who have had a successful year.


  1. Jeremy Goode

    October 20, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    He did not get much run support, however he still was not pitching like himself.

  2. Mike

    October 20, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    “Cliff Lee did not pitch that well” is that a joke or something?

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