After a “shocking” defeat at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Philadelphia Phillies find themselves vacationing early this offseason. There are many questions that general manager Rubén Amaro Jr. will have to examine in the coming months. Obviously an early exit in the playoffs was not in the “cards,” if I am permitted a pun.
Amaro will have several decisions to make in regards to free agency, including third base. I would like to inspect the third base position of this team, currently occupied by Placido Polanco.
Polanco is coming off an injury-riddled season that has some fans speculating if Polanco’s time is up in Philadelphia. The 36 year old third basemen had a less than stellar regular season, and an even worse postseason.
Is it time for a change at third base for the Philadelphia Phillies?
Let’s take a look at our options.