Is Utley ready to replace Rolen in Philly?

John Sickels answers questions on prospects with the Phillies, Mets and A's, among others in his mailbag.

Originally Published: September 13, 2002
By John Sickels | Special to ESPN.com

P.S. writes: I am a huge fan of Scott Rolen as well as a fan of the Phillies. It was hard to see him get traded away. Chase Utley, however, put up some nice numbers this season at Triple-A. Can he at some point replace Rolen both offensively and defensively, and if so will he possibly compete with Placido Polanco for the starting job in 2003?

I've received many questions about Philadelphia's third-base situation since the Rolen trade. I don't think Polanco or Tomas Perez are the long-term ...

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