Pretty simple, really. If you could only keep one Phillie going into next year, and EVERYONE else was cut, who would you keep to build your team around?
This started as a conversation with my friend on why it is so important to keep Cole Hamels, and the potential complication the Hunter Pence deal has on team's budget for next year. After I thought about it, my argument was simple: if I could only have one player, the player I viewed as the most important to the combination of the present and future, he would be it. The perfect balance of talent, production, and age. If I could only have 1 Phillie, it would be him.
So I figured I would ask all of you, who are much smarter and more knowledgeable than I am, who would You keep as your only Phillie??