Major League Baseball Trade Deadline Looming

With the Major League Baseball trade deadline looming, what happens in Philly land? All of Philadelphia knows this Phillies team is either underachieving or, just not a contender. So, quality pitching and a center fielder are the glaring weak spots.

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Joe Girardi is hell-bent on not burning out his starters. So, as was the case in the last Yankees game. What may be the only marketable player in Spencer Howard was yanked after getting up for one measly hit, after three innings. Five ineffective pitchers later, the bullpen is now taxed. Why not let Howard go, for the Girardi complete game? Five innings that could have showcased the kid. Why use him as a starter? Put him in as your closer. If he gets shipped, he will go to the bullpen.

Speaking of the bullpen, why does “Analytics” Joe insist on using “Home Run” Hector Neris every game? The guy is not a major league pitcher. Craig Kimbrel would look good in Phillies pinstripes but at what cost? Alec Bohm? Andrew McCutchen?  Again, what tradeable commodity do they have?

With the Major League Baseball trade deadline looming, Girardi and GM Dombrowski cannot fix this mess anytime soon. What you see is what you get. Just my .02.

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.