Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll play this game with every position on the field. We'll list 10 players and let Beerleaguer nation debate who – if any – you’d rather have than the current Phillies player at that spot.
For argument’s sake, we are disregarding contract implications and any potential chemistry issues involved with replacing a key player late in the season. So, from a purely baseball standpoint, which of these players would you rather have than Ryan Howard for the rest of the season? You can pick as many as you'd like. Feel free to write in a vote, as well.
The options: Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Freddie Freeman, Adrian Gonzalez, Paul Konerko, Michael Morse, Albert Pujols, Mark Teixeira, Mark Trumbo, Joey Votto.
Hamels activated: As expected, Cole Hamels has been activated from the DL and will start tonight in Cincinnati. Pete Orr was shipped back to the IronPigs.