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The Silver Lining

Ed Wade failed to make a trade at the deadline yesterday, which pretty much ensures that the team the Phillies have now is the one they'll have to win a post-season birth with. In a way, that's the best thing that could have happened; as Rich Hoffman explains:

In his way, Wade did everyone a favor yesterday. Because of his inactivity, the old arguments all remain intact. This team has been years in the building, and he built it. He never said it was perfect, but he said it was good enough to compete for the postseason in a hypercompetitive world. He said it last year, and this year, and Wade said it again yesterday. It is all very clear now.

With that, the referendum on an era begins.

If they make the postseason, Wade is proven right (although, did he really need as many chances as he was given?), and if they don't, he loses his job and his successor isn't saddled with the consequences coming from any of Wade's potentially stupid moves.

Don't get me wrong, I want to see the Phillies in the postseason, but I'm glad that it looks like Wade will get his final test once and for all.

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