Can the Phillies win without Greg Dobbs? By Greg Dobbs
Updated: April 4, 2011

By , Guest Columnist

Greg DobbsHello again fans! Greg Dobbs here doing some pinch-blogging (heh, see what I did there?) about the Phillies’ chances to overcome the loss of Greg Dobbs and continue their run atop the NL East.

The Phillies current run of four-straight division titles began back on January 15, 2007, when the Phillies re-affirmed their commitment to winning by claiming Greg Dobbs off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

The rest — as they say — is history.

Greg Dobbs led Philadelphia to its first playoff appearance in 13 years, its first division title in 24 years and its first World Series title in 28 years. Greg Dobbs was enjoying all the success he brought to the team and thought the ride would never end.

But Greg Dobbs was wrong.

On October 28, 2010, the Phillies decided that they didn’t need Greg Dobbs anymore and let Greg Dobbs file for free agency. As you may remember, this move sparked major outrage by the Phillies fanbase, which led to the team signing Cliff Lee two months later in a desperate attempt to replace Greg Dobbs.

Will the signing of Cliff Lee and the formation of the supposed greatest rotation in the history of the game be enough to overcome the loss of Greg Dobbs? Greg Dobbs thinks anything is possible, but Greg Dobbs wouldn’t put his money on it.

Greg Dobbs isn’t very impressed by the offseason moves by the Nationals and Braves and doesn’t think the Mets will still be a team by June, but the Marlins have the one thing that the Phillies don’t have, and that’s Greg Dobbs.

A fifth division title isn’t out of the question for the Phillies and Greg Dobbs has definitely seen stranger things happen before, but Greg Dobbs would definitely recommend trading for Greg Dobbs at some point during the season if the team is still committed to winning games.

Hopefully the Phillies will at least stay competitive this season, but without Greg Dobbs, Greg Dobbs just doesn’t see that happening.


3 Responses to “Can the Phillies win without Greg Dobbs? By Greg Dobbs”

  1. Kenny Junod on April 4th, 2011 10:21 pm

    Phils should have kept Greg Doobs for entertainment purposes. The Dobber

  2. Ruben Amaro on April 6th, 2011 12:02 pm

    That’s a question I gave serious consideration to during the off-season, Greg Dobbs. Greg Dobbs thinks we’re in trouble. I think the Dobbs-Lee situation is a catch-22. You lose something and you win something either way, Greg Dobbs. Greg Dobbs is definitely someone you have to think twice about drop-kicking out of town, Greg Dobbs. But if you have the chance to get Greg Do- er, Cliff Lee back, Greg Dobbs, you’ve got to go for it, Greg Dobbs. We’ll have to agree to disagree on this one, Greg Dobbs. All the best to you, Greg Dobbs.

  3. Joe Augustus on April 6th, 2011 9:10 pm

    it would be nice to have kept dobbs mob around this year he could be splitting time in rf and 2nd base with utley out and not watch valdez hit into a dp everytime he bats…i would like to see them get him back on the club. DOBBS MOB FOR LIFE!