Didn't the Giants just beat this team without Lee. How is he suddenly going to make them the best team ever?
Will they be a better team? Sure
Are they guaranteed to make the World Series and then Win? - Nope. It's baseball s**t happens.
At least they only gave him a 5 year deal. A 7 year deal would have been devastating. My question to Phillies fans is what happens when Oswalt, Ibanez, Rollins and Hamels all need to be resigned in 2011? Aren't Rollins and Hamels going to ask for large deals? Are you guys going to become the Yankees and surpass a 200 million dollar payroll or are you going to let Rollins, Hamels and Oswalt all walk? While Ibanez and Oswalt are not as young as Hamels and Rollins, won't letting them walk hurt your team.
I know Lee & Halladay will be a great duo until 2014 but what do these contracts do to your team overall?
rollins gonna take a cut, hes fallen off, & hes gonna have to prove it this year...hes the only one thats been here from the beginning. phils have been tossing ibanez name out there in talks...
SOMEBODY will be traded, whether its kendrick, blanton, raul, etc we need a right handed bat, what players wouldnt want to join this club, or stay with this club?? s**t if lee still came back after the phils did him dirty, u dont think rollins gonna wanna stay?? i bet werth salty as s**t right now, callin strasburg like "yo brother, hows the arm?"