Posted by Mike Frohwirth
As the end of humanity is a mere seven days away, the Phillies need to make certain that they are factoring the world's impending doom into their personnel decisions. Only seven (or eight) games remain in franchise history, depending on whether the Phils are able to get their May 21st matchup with Texas in before the cataclysm. Obviously, the Phillies want to go out on top of the NL East. Ideally, the organization will go into eternity with the top record in MLB. Though it remains to be seen whether the chinchillas will become the dominant species, aliens will take the keys to the Earth eons from now, or if the planet will simply be destroyed, the Phillies can take various measures to control their legacy.
The limited time horizon renders many of the typical decision making considerations irrelevant. All that matters is the win-loss record of the parent club. Anything else is immaterial. All assets should be liquidated for the benefit of the major league club. The Phillies likely have their own plan for the Final Days, which could include many of the following measures: