Howie Roseman's galavanting of full control of football operations continued yesterday as he packaged a king's ransom to Cleveland for the #2 overall pick in next week's NFL Draft. Let the Negadelphians rant! Now I have been a Philadelphia sports phan since birth. It is our duty as phans to whine, sulk, anger, and flat out oppose the actions of our beloved sports teams. It's what we do best! Decades of not quite good enough have developed this unique characteristic trait among us. And we certainly could play GM better than half the idiots in charge, or so we think.
Oh the difference a year can make. The Phillies open up the 2016 season in Cincinnati with a drastically different look than they did a year ago. Gone are MOST of the familiar stalwarts from an historic era in Phillies baseball. Say goodbye to the likes of Pap and Kenny G. At the helm Andy MacPhail, Matt Klentak, and Pete Mackanin are the trio charged with moving the rebuild forward. Only 9 players from the 2015 Opening Day roster are on the Phillies 2016 roster (quick, name them). So needless to say when looking at the 2016 Opening Day roster, there are players that make even your more than casual phan say, "Who is that guy?"
So without further adieu, your Opening Day starting left fielder, Cedric Hunter: