Open Mic: All Time Philadelphia Phillies Team
Today I'm going to choose my all-time Phillies team. Let's get right to it
Possibilities - Mike Lieberthal , Darren Daulton and Bob Boone
The Pick - Mike Lieberthal
Reason- Lieberthal is the career leader in HR's , RBI's ,Runs, Hits, Doubles, Total bases and Avg. He was very undervalued during his time in Philadelphia but he actually was a very good ballplayer.
Possibilities - Ryan Howard , John Kruk and Jim Thome
The Pick - John Kruk
Reason - When it is all said and done I have no doubt that Ryan Howard will be the best first basemen in Phillies history. As of right now though my selection would be Kruk. Kruk had a career .309 avg. , .400 on base percentage and far less strikeouts than Howard. Also Kruk looked like the guy that would hang out at the local bowling alley's bar and yet he still was one of the best. Also he overcame cancer in a region that only men can relate to. He was one of the main contributors to the 93' Phils World Series run.
Possibilities - Chase Utley , Juan Samuel and Manny Trillo
The Pick - Chase Utley
Reason - If Utley stays on track he could be one of the best, if not, The BEST second baseman in MLB history. He already is the Phillies career leader for HR's , RBI's, Walks, SLG % and doubles.
Possibilities - Jimmy Rollins and Larry Bowa
The Pick - Jimmy Rollins
Reason- Larry Bowa has that fiery edge that everyone wants on their team but his numbers aren't all that great. So For that reason J-Roll is the pick. Last years MVP will go down as the greatest shortstop in Phillies history. He already is the leader in HR's, doubles, triples, total bases, Runs and SLG%. In time he will also be the leader in RBI's, steals and hits.
Possibilities - Mike Schmidt , Scott Rolen and Dave Hollins
The Pick - Mike Schmidt
Reason - This one isn't even close. Mike Schmidt is one of the greatest third baseman in MLB history. How could anyone not love that clip where he's running down to first pumping his fists and knees after belting a home run!
Possibilities - Pat Burrell , Lenny Dykstra, Greg Luzinski,Bobby Abreu, Richie Ashburn, Gary Maddux, Gary Matthews ,Del Ennis and Chuck Klein
The Picks- Chuck Klein , Bobby Abreu and Richie Ashburn
Reason - Chuck Klein batted .326 with 243 HR's and 983 RBI's , Abreu had a .416 on base percentage and was always a threat swipe a bag and go 30/30. Richie Ashburn had 2217, batted .311 and had 97 triples.
Possibilities - Steve Carlton,Cole Hamels,Curt Shilling,Jim Bunning,Grover Cleveland, Robin Roberts
The Pick - Steve Carlton
Reason - Lefty has the most career wins and strikeouts. He had 185 complete games and 39 shutouts.
Possibilities - Brad Lidge , Steve Bedrosian ,Tug Mcgraw, Jose Mesa and Mitch Williams
The Pick - Brad Lidge
Reason - Brad Lidge has 28 saves so far and by the end of his new contract he will be the Phillies all time career leader in saves. His ERA is best among these pitchers and should stay relatively under the 3.00 mark. As for the others Tug Mcgraw has a soft spot in every ones heart and on the complete opposite Mitch Williams is probably still hated by many.
Well there you go folks theres my list. Please leave me feedback and tell me what you think.
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