An exercise: How many of the 46 current players on the Phillies 40-man roster will be on the 40-man roster come opening day 2014?
— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) August 27, 2013
Alright, I’ll play. Won’t you join me?
We’re rapidly approaching the point in the season where looking ahead become the norm. It isn’t about scoreboard watching anymore; now, it’s about calendar watching.
Hope for a positive end to this season ended long ago, even with more than 30 games still left to be played. But hey, we still want to be productive with our time, don’t we? There’s work to be done, and now is the time to armchair GM (well, I guess there’s no wrong time for that with this club).
There are a number of positions the Phillies will have to address during the upcoming winter – solidifying third base and the rotation, catcher, detonating the bullpen with a truckload of C-4 – but this particular focus is on right field.