Are the Phillies the Worst Team in Baseball? Interview w/ Philly Columnist Kevin Cooney

Usually, Spring Training brings optimism.  Except in Philadelphia.  The Phillies, who were great when I worked there from 2007-2011, might be headed for 100+losses & that's if things go kinda well.

GM Ruben Amaro said this winter that the Phillies would be better WITHOUT Ryan Howard.  That hurt his leverage in any trade.  Cole Hamels is still a Phillie, but Jimmy Rollins isn't.  What about Jonathan Papelbon?  What to do with Chase Utley?

With this many questions, I turned to Kevin Cooney not really for answers, but just to make sure I wasn't missing some silver lining.  Cooney is a sports writer and columnist for the Bucks County Courier Times.  He spoke with me about the Phillies' trevails.

Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinCooney.