This weekend changed the Phillies in a way that has not been seen in quite some time. Seeing this many minor leaguers on the roster prior to September speaks to how dramatic the Phillies have reformed. Pat Gillick clearly stated he does not think the team can contend for a couple years, so where does that leave the Phils for the remainder of the 2006 and the whole 2007 season? There are a lot of holes the club needs to fill during that period and there are many ways to go about it. The next 18 months have the potential to radically alter the Phillies as an organization.
With these questions in mind, we would like to propose a writing contest to our readers. We want to hear your predictions for what the Phillies will look like just prior to the 2008 season. There are so many possibilities and I fear racking my brain to think of them all might cause damage. Perhaps the answer lie in the pages of MiLB or Baseball America or maybe these new minor leaguers will be flipped for proven starting pitching this time next year. Anything’s possible and we would like to hear it. Please email us your ideas through our Contact Us page and our editorial board will narrow down finalists and post them on Phillies Nation. The post receiving the most comments will win two free Phillies tickets for a game this year – a pretty sweet deal for writing a few paragraphs. So get those thinking caps on and send us your thoughts.