Gillick Phillies Can Contend For A Few More Seasons - RealGM Wiretap
Only seven players remain from the Phillies that won the 2008 World Series nike shox tlx
, but Pat Gillick still believes that they can contend for a few more seasons with their current core.
Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz and Cole Hamels remain apart of that core.
"I certainly see enough for two or three more years, for sure," said Gillick, now a special assistant to the organization. "I kind of got the feeling when I came here this year that Chooch, Rollins, Howard, and Utley, they want to win. They really want to win. When people have that attitude, it carries them a long way."
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