The Sixers really are that bad. On his morning show Dan Patrick asked Coach Brown if he thought the Sixers could win another game this year. The Sixers haven’t had much luck with Coaches named Brown for quite awhile. And the freefall they experienced this year resulted in jettisoning their only questionable star, guaranteeing that they’re going to struggle for some time.
My father is 93 years-old, and we have weekly calls during which we always wind up discussion the Phillies. He asked me how things looked in Spring Training. I gave it to him straight.
Look, I don’t hate Spring Training. In fact, I love it here for the area and ambience. But after A.J. Burnett brought absolutely nothing to the ball park today in Sarasota, it’s clear that the Phillies are going the way of the Sixers. They have one legit starter in Lee and a series of question marks in the rotation after that. If the team is as dreadful as they’ve shown thus far, Lee will be traded by midyear and you couldn’t give any of our other experienced players away given their lopsided price tags. The Phillies have largely gambled on the future by living in the past. Why a fellow with a degree from Stanford, and another with a degree from Wharton couldn’t see this coming is beyond me. It is disheartening to see them struggle this way, and unfortunate to see Ryne Sandberg get his first full managerial shot with a team that has little chance of being competitive.