Originally Posted by flyer85
Hancock must not be that good if he couldn't beat out Paul Abbott.
The Phillies got Hancock from Boston for Jeremy Giambi. No, he isn't very good, but Ed Wade and Larry Bowa hate using young players. They always bring in old guys and say they provide "veteran leadership," which is why Abbott started ahead of Hancock. Plus, in Hancock's one start, he was awful. That was enough for Bowa never to use him again.