Don't Waste Their Time

Over the past few seasons, the Phillies have played exhibition games during the spring against minor league teams, such as the IronPigs. They have also played against Flordia State University in the past.

Does a pro team really need to play non-professional level teams? While it is nice to watch future stars and have younger players create a story to tell the grandchildren, such as striking out a Major League All Star, the professional players don't need to waste their time.

In many cases, the games aren't going to be close, thus making it not as fun for both sides. And if the game is close, or the pro team comes out on the losing end, its an embarrassment that will be talked about.

Last years exhibition game was toward the end of spring training. It was a nice way to open Coca Cola Park, but with the rosters cut down, the Phillies leave their starters play most of the game. Prospects who last the whole camp at the big level don't play for the team they will likely start the season with as Major Leaguers prepare for the start of the season.

The Phillies will not play these teams this season.

For the counterpoint of this argument, please visit IRONPIGPEN: The Pork Stops Here!


Mr. A-Hole said...

Since I'm a fellow asshole, I like Brett Myers.

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