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  1. Freddy Galvis, great player. Hope he keeps it up.

    Comment by yolo — October 18, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

  2. Hope Freddy keeps getting those MLB paychecks in the future!

    Comment by PED seller — October 18, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

  3. Gatttttttis

    Comment by gatttttttis — October 18, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

  4. As a diehard Phillies fan, if I’ve ever been sure about one thing, I’m talking no doubt about it, 1000% positive, it’s that Freddy Galvis will never be more than a slightly below average player. Slick fielder(although I question how that might translate when he’s starting at 3B next year on Opening Day), decent base runner, very below average to poor hitter. Because he’s not a power hitter, you might see his average creep up to .260, maybe .270 if he comes up with a few Austin Jackson-esque BABIP seasons. But for the most part, I bet he’s Chris Getz and Ryan Theriot-esque. Prolly never be as valuable to a team as Theriot has been. Not even close. Just the 2nd guy tht came to my head. Maybe Robert Andino is better. Regardless, I think if he hits .240-.250 with 6-10 HR and 12-15 SB, the Phillies would be fine with that as long as he’s still a plus tool with the glove. I really think he or Utley will be starting at 3B next year, with Utley the more likely of the one to stick a 2B. The Phillies 3B is where aging players go to die and see their careers just dissolve. Polanco, David Bell, Ty Wiggington(at least sorta productive last year), Abraham Nunez, Wes Helms, Pedro Feliz, etc. it’s crazy. Over the last like 8-10 years, every guy who played a bunch of games at 3B just never plays again in the bigs. Exception: Greg Dobbs. Greatest Pinch-Hitter baseball has seen in HISTORY! Seriously though, he’s a great pinch hitter and an absolutely terrible everyday player. How does that happen? Please don’t tell me he hit .300 some year in 37 starts. Trust me. He’s terrible as an everyday player.

    Comment by Cliff — October 19, 2012 @ 12:16 am

  5. How about the Australian league? They have MLB players.

    Comment by maqman — October 19, 2012 @ 5:52 am

  6. Wow you’re eloquent. First you compare a 22-yr old rookie who had an above-zero WAR and say he’ll never be more than below average. And then you liken him to a list of washed-up 35+ yr old veterans at the end of their careers, because…Galvis will play third base for the Phillies next year and therefore will just like be the other Phillies third basemen of the recent years? Nicely done.

    Comment by Dean — October 19, 2012 @ 7:46 am

  7. After 8 games, Evan Gattis is leading the Venezuela League in extra base hits and is third in OPS (1.133). The legend continues.

    Comment by nsacpi — October 20, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

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