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5 Ridiculous Overreactions To The Philadelphia Phillies’ Early Action

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5 Ridiculous Overreactions to the Philadelphia Phillies' Early Action

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The Philadelphia Phillies are currently 3-4 after playing every game on the road to start the season. We all know that the city of Philadelphia likes to overreact one way or another, but it is too early to even make a judgement on this team. Whether they will be good or not is a story that will be told throughout the season. For now, let's look at my five biggest overreactions of the Phillies' early season.

5. Dominic Brown and John Mayberry Jr. Will Platoon In Left Field

Dominic Brown and John Mayberry Jr Will Platoon Left Field
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5. Dominic Brown and John Mayberry Jr. Will Platoon In Left Field

Dominic Brown and John Mayberry Jr Will Platoon Left Field
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This is something I actually heard people talk about. Dominic Brown was the team's best hitter and one of the biggest surprises in baseball last season. He hit 27 home runs with 83 RBIs, both team-highs. He was arguably the team's MVP. While John Mayberry Jr. was forced in the lineup thanks to injuries last season, he hit a paltry .227. Unless injury occurs, left field is Brown's for the foreseeable future.

4. Cody Asche Will Be Rookie Of The Year

Cody Asche Will Be Rookie Of The Year
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4. Cody Asche Will Be Rookie Of The Year

Cody Asche Will Be Rookie Of The Year
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This one may be the most likely to come true, but it is still way too early to crown the kid. The third baseman has had a good start with a .273 average, but there could end up being a deep crop of rookies in the NL this season. He has the chance to stay in the conversation once the time is right. That time is not right now.

3. Chase Utley Is Back To His Prime

Chase Utley Is Back To His Prime
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3. Chase Utley Is Back To His Prime

Chase Utley Is Back To His Prime
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Chase Utley has had one of the best starts in the NL. He has yet to have a game without a hit, and has put together three multi-hit games. Can he be the Utley from last season? Yes, of course. Is he going to be 2009 Utley? I just don't see him being able to stay that consistent all season.

2. Marlon Byrd Is A Bad Signing

Marlon Byrd Is A Bad Signing
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2. Marlon Byrd Is A Bad Signing

Marlon Byrd Is A Bad Signing
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Marlon Byrd was a signing that some Philadelphia fans hated from the start. He hasn't exactly blown the doors off coming out of the gate. He only has one RBI (which came from a home run) and he has already struck out seven times in six games. He will turn it around once the months get warmer.

1. The Team Should Trade Jonathan Papelbon

The Team Should Trade Jonathan Papelbon
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1. The Team Should Trade Jonathan Papelbon

The Team Should Trade Jonathan Papelbon
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This is something you hear almost every year with a Phillies closer. Maybe the team was spoiled in 2008 when Brad Lidge saved every game. Whatever it is, they need to cut Jonathan Papelbon some slack. He should have a better season than he did last year when he blew seven saves. He can only go up from here.