REBUILDING ON A CRUMBLING FOUNDATION
Three problems: Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins. That's because everything the Phillies have done, do and are financially handcuffed into continuing to do will be based on the belief (hope?) that the three former All-Stars will sparkle once again.
Maybe it will happen. But they are all careening into their mid-30s. And they are so overpaid that no one would dare sniff at their salaries.
Can they return to star-level form? Charlie Manuel, for one, thinks so.
Check out my column on the topic in the Daily Times Sunday and, as always, on delcotimes.com