By Danny Knobler
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If Charlie Manuel is right, and the Phillies really have “given away” seven or eight games that they should have won, then they could easily be something like 22-10, which would be the best record in baseball.
Instead of 14-18, in last place by themselves and tied in the disappointment of the year standings with the Angels.
If Jimmy Rollins is right, and “there’s plenty enough talent” in this Phillies clubhouse, then there’s no reason to doubt that the Phillies will find their way back to the top of the National League East.
But are they right? Can this team survive until Chase Utley and Ryan Howard return, especially when there’s still no real timetable for either of them to come back?