Piecing together a new group for tomorrow’s Philadelphia Phillies begins with player 1 or Freddy Galvis. In other words, Dom Brown is facing a challenge from the defensive wizard who provides key hits aplenty.
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The Next Leader:
Sunset is coming for the self-described seedling: Jimmy Rollins, the first from 2001.
Cornerstone members come in two types, which are those that develop after prolonged periods of losing or winning. The 1980 squad had a run of 8 campaigns from 1975 to 1982; however, 1983 was more like 1993. This 2008 team has contended from 2005 to 2013, which is 9 tours. Last season they made a strong push in the 2nd half that was short because of missing stars early on.
Mike Schmidt, Larry Bowa, Greg Luzinski and Steve Carlton captured the first championship of the franchise. Rollins was on the diamond for the red pinstripes before Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels arrived. Both clubs experienced many defeats before learning how to triumph. Ergo, poor years lead to early draft picks, which is the reason Washington has Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper.
On their individual clubs, Schmidt, Rollins, Juan Pierre and Derek Jeter were the headman, which is not a predicable breed of athlete.
This new crop of talent will follow a victorious era. Here are 5 regulars who are in the conversation: Brown, Galvis, Ben Revere, Darin Ruf and Cody Asche. The third sacker bats third at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, which is the best hitter’s spot, and Ruf has many similarities to Howard. Revere is another Pierre, who was the central figure for the Marlins. However, Brown and Galvis are presently cementing themselves as the building block for tomorrow.
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The left fielder projects to 27 homeruns (8 at this time) and 84 RBI (25 for now). By comparison, Howard has 6 bombs, Utley has 7, and they each have 25 RBI. On the other hand, Galvis is a Rollins-like spark plug who could star at second, short or third. He is the 9th starter but that is only a temporary situation for this summer.
Although the general manager drew the blueprints around Brown, Galvis may prove to be future core leader.
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