if werth puts up similar numbers or better, ruben will NOT be able to find a replacement. besides, how many players in the league that make 15mil/yr are actually worth that. 30+ homers, 20+ steals, RH bat, plus arm, and All-Star. after pat the bat left the phils put alot on his shoulders to be the new RH power bat and he delivered. i predict 3 - 4 good years left. the phils get 4 mil tickets sold a year. i dont remember it getting cheaper to see the phils. we spent the money, now management show us some love. by the way, why was ownership keeping payroll at 140 mil? i never heard a reason why.