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09:28 AM ET 09.26 | The divorce is coming. It figures to be amicable because Jayson Werth knows his marriage to the Phillies is the reason he's about to stash millions and millions of dollars into his bank account, and he gets to keep all the fine jewelry he collected here, too.

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September 26, 2010  09:46 AM ET

The Phillies will find a way to resign Werth, short term. Brown hasn't shown he is ready, Mayberry has been up and down quite a few times without good results. I think you see Ibanez get traded and Werth gets resigned.

September 26, 2010  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Phillies will find a way to resign Werth, short term. Brown hasn't shown he is ready, Mayberry has been up and down quite a few times without good results. I think you see Ibanez get traded and Werth gets resigned.

Don't see it happening. Werth is going to want a long term high money contract, evidenced by him hiring Scott Boras as his new agent. Payroll is maxed out now, and Howard's big money hasn't even kicked in yet. Brown better be ready because Werth is as good as gone..........

September 26, 2010  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Ibanez

Plus trading Ibanez , isn't gonna be as easy as you think. Not many, if any teams are gonna want a 39 year old outfielder who's stats are inflated by the ball park he plays in.........not to mention he's owed 10 million for next year.

September 26, 2010  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Don't see it happening. Werth is going to want a long term high money contract, evidenced by him hiring Scott Boras as his new agent. Payroll is maxed out now, and Howard's big money hasn't even kicked in yet. Brown better be ready because Werth is as good as gone..........

Remember that Werth turns 32 next year and has never stayed healthy on any team other than Philadelphia.

The team that gives him a 5 year $100 million contract will almost certainly come to regret it.

The real problem with bringing up Brown as Werth's replacement is:

Rollins - switch hitter
Victorino - switch
Polanco - righty
Utley - lefty
Howard - lefty
Ibanez - lefty
Brown - lefty
Ruiz - right.

That's way too left-handed of a lineup. It almost forces you to bat Rollins in the 5 hole so that you can break up all those left-handed bats.

September 26, 2010  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Remember that Werth turns 32 next year and has never stayed healthy on any team other than Philadelphia.The team that gives him a 5 year $100 million contract will almost certainly come to regret it.The real problem with bringing up Brown as Werth's replacement is:Rollins - switch hitterVictorino - switchPolanco - rightyUtley - leftyHoward - leftyIbanez - leftyBrown - leftyRuiz - right.That's way too left-handed of a lineup. It almost forces you to bat Rollins in the 5 hole so that you can break up all those left-handed bats.

Nobody is going to give him a 5 year 100 M contract, but I can see him getting at least as much as Jason Bay got this year. He's a much more complete player than Bay. And I don't believe the Phillies can afford that..........

September 26, 2010  01:36 PM ET

Werth will be playing for the Yankees next year.

September 26, 2010  01:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Remember that Werth turns 32 next year and has never stayed healthy on any team other than Philadelphia.The team that gives him a 5 year $100 million contract will almost certainly come to regret it.The real problem with bringing up Brown as Werth's replacement is:Rollins - switch hitterVictorino - switchPolanco - rightyUtley - leftyHoward - leftyIbanez - leftyBrown - leftyRuiz - right.That's way too left-handed of a lineup. It almost forces you to bat Rollins in the 5 hole so that you can break up all those left-handed bats.

Batting Rollins in the 5 hole has been the biggest blessing of the Phillies season!

September 26, 2010  01:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Werth will be playing for the Yankees next year.

That will definitely make all of Philly throw-up!

September 26, 2010  04:46 PM ET

Werth will replace Carlos Quentin in RF for the South Siders.

September 26, 2010  06:22 PM ET

its bautista for reals? i mean 50 homeruns in only one season? i think i can smell something fishy like steroids??

September 26, 2010  07:09 PM ET

This year: 18 HRs at home, 7 HRs away. Buyer beware! Maybe the Yankees want to sign Jeter for $20M next year and add this albatross to the rest of their bad contracts.

September 26, 2010  07:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Nobody is going to give him a 5 year 100 M contract, but I can see him getting at least as much as Jason Bay got this year. He's a much more complete player than Bay. And I don't believe the Phillies can afford that..........

Not so complete if you look at his splits. He's also hitting .320 at home and .260 away. Yes, he's a better fielder and baserunner than Bay, but nobody is going to pay Werth big bucks to hit .260 with 15 HRs. Hell, Melky Cabrera did that for the Yankees last year & nobody's out their offering Melky a big multi year deal. Maybe we should call Werth the "Anglo Melky Cabrera".

September 26, 2010  07:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

its bautista for reals? i mean 50 homeruns in only one season? i think i can smell something fishy like steroids??

Ja, he's for reals

September 26, 2010  07:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Remember that Werth turns 32 next year and has never stayed healthy on any team other than Philadelphia.The team that gives him a 5 year $100 million contract will almost certainly come to regret it.The real problem with bringing up Brown as Werth's replacement is:Rollins - switch hitterVictorino - switchPolanco - rightyUtley - leftyHoward - leftyIbanez - leftyBrown - leftyRuiz - right.That's way too left-handed of a lineup. It almost forces you to bat Rollins in the 5 hole so that you can break up all those left-handed bats.

Where did you get this lineup? When Rollins, Utley and Victorino are health and playing, Polanco doesn't bat at the top of the lineup.

September 26, 2010  10:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Werth will be playing for the Yankees next year.

Go away you low life NY suck-up.

September 26, 2010  10:33 PM ET

How many sell out's in a row at the bank ??? How much are tickets, How much is beer , food , parking , And your going to tell me they cant afford him .... Where the hell all the $$$ going too . And i am sure all the merchandise alone alll year long could pay him and along with the $20.00 parking fee and the approx 43,610 fans every home game would be glad to add another $2- $3 fee to keep him here for a couple more years . We pay all this money to see them play now , What the hell is another $2- $3 more per person ,Cause I sure think he is WERTH it . You start getting cheap with players, we will be seeing a empty stadium in the next coming years and I hope that happens if we cant afford him ......

September 26, 2010  10:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

How many sell out's in a row at the bank ??? How much are tickets, How much is beer , food , parking , And your going to tell me they cant afford him .... Where the hell all the $$$ going too . And i am sure all the merchandise alone alll year long could pay him and along with the $20.00 parking fee and the approx 43,610 fans every home game would be glad to add another $2- $3 fee to keep him here for a couple more years . We pay all this money to see them play now , What the hell is another $2- $3 more per person ,Cause I sure think he is WERTH it . You start getting cheap with players, we will be seeing a empty stadium in the next coming years and I hope that happens if we cant afford him ......

I have to agree. You expect prices to go up when a new stadium is built and a Championship is accomplished. We all initially liked the signing of Ibanez, just to not have Burrell strike out for the 10,000th time.

What I don't like is the amount of money given to Ibanez, Baby Huey and to some extent Howard. There is a lot of money wasted there. A real lot. The kind of money that could easily sign Werth.

I believe they see some success and are thinking short term only.

September 26, 2010  11:09 PM ET

i think the phillies should keep raul ibanez for another year or so, after all he did his job by driven as many winning runs, he was some type of a clutch hitter while howard, rollins utley were injury ibanez carry the team for a long while!!

September 26, 2010  11:13 PM ET

werth should stay at phillies plans, i don't think the yankees will sign him because the yanks have their eyes placed on carl crawford from tampa rays, phillies should sign werth for two years deal that should br fair enough!!

 
September 26, 2010  11:53 PM ET

Unfortunately, Werth's gonna want more than he's worth. His agent is talking same money as Cardinal's Holliday--Holiday hits 30 pts higher lifetime, and hit .350 the year beore his contract, might have been nice to keep him, but he's gone. Also, Werth's average with runners in scoring position is terrible, though he had some big hits against the braves, in general, he's anything but clutch. Holliday is also something like more thaan 100pts. higher OPS. I think they paid Holliday a little much, for Werth to think he's worth that, he's nuts.

Also, not thrilled about him putting himself out there, announcing new manager, calling a press conference, while there in the middle of a pennant race. Let him go. I remeber I was steamed when they didn't keep Pat Burrell, but turned out the right call, though he's been better with SF, he sure wasn't worth the money the last two years.

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