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This will be my last post here for a while probably because my posting allegiances have jumped ship and "I'm taking my talents to Good Phight." However, before I leave I want to say I appreciate the input of guys like clout, Juums, Iceman, MG, and Redburb- and implore you guys to come on over to The Good Phight. The site is a little less aesthetically pleasing compared to this one (as far as posting and reading threads) but the content and headers are much better AND lorecore, BAP, and NEPP and I have agreed that past animosities stay here and we all start fresh. That will devolve at some point but hey- we got a few days in us. Also, the guys who write the headers actually get involved in discussions and seem like great guys. Thanks JW for the work over the years- your insight, humor, and commentary was always welcome and a joy to read. It is a shame to see what this place has become and I will no longer watch the place burn to the ground. I wish you all the best and hopefully one day we meet again on another website to discuss another consecutive year playoff run. Even you DPat. In fact, you come over too.
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I don't think it is lazy. I think it is just their attention being diverted elsewhere. I think a committee of posters could be given Internet access to update headers. I nominate myself for part of the committee.
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I don't really read Crashburn Alley much but are they an option?
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The layout is annoying but for now it is better having something to discuss rather than us continually coming up with topics. BAP: How about if I promise to just remain to the main topic getting the big picture at all times? And I refuse to go to another site aligned with Comcast in any way. Corey is the only new poster I kinda liked anyway. I am open though to someone coming up with a site idea that is a little more user friendly.
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Think I'm gonna follow NEPP's lead and head over there. Probably check in on the old place from time to time but overall it is cooked.
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Therefore, even when all the "bad contracts" expire, unless they have young guys to replace them who can play baseball at the MLB level well, then it's not going to matter and we'll still be watching a sh8tty team, griping about Montgomery and r00b.
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The Phils have been throwing money around this off-season like jet planes filled with nitro glycerin. What?
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The NEPP/awh vs Phillibuster debate is horribly bad as both sides are raising valid points and talking past each other.
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I think if my agent wrote as horribly as Sal does he would cease to be my agent.
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Prop bet for the rest of the off-season..which will be more: the number of headers by Beerleaguer staff or MG posts about ticket sales?
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WP: It also needs to be pointed out this is Comcast running the search. Not the Phillies organization
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It is completely unheard of that teams bring back ex players of theirs to be color analysts. Never seen that happen ever.
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I must have been looking away during those flashes. For that matter, I must also have been looking away during the very good defense at 2B. _________________________________________- Or you are just generally down on everything
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not sure. I figure I have about 5 days until the next header so I have plenty of time to make up my mind.
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NEPP: It's a combination of all those factors. Missing badly, not getting good return on players, overpaying for guys. Collectively it hammered the farm system.
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awh: The rating- being used as an aggregate though- does matter. Moving up in any one year can be connected to any number of factors. It could be a very good draft that shows what people believe will be major league talent into the system. It could show good development from one year to the next. It could also show a bunch of teams ahead of you dropped. To me- the Phillies are going to need to start building the farm system because they let it go too long. Last year was a good draft and another good one here in 2014 shows their is a ton of potential in the system which you need. Of course much of it might not pan out but having guys with potential is important for a consistently successful franchise.
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If Law moved us up that much in his prospect rankings I would imagine we moved up in all of them. Middle of the pack with another hopefully solid draft this year and we could be beating on the outside of a Top 10.
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It is a common thing in bodybuilding and stuff like that. Of course, Byrd isn't a bodybuilder
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Dpat: I appreciate the sentiment but honestly- I don't care and it doesn't faze me. Like I said- I would have one of two reactions to it and honestly neither one would offend me. I am going to go way off baseball book here a minute but what level it offends me on is- being a teacher in high school I have worked multiple times with students who are battling with their sexuality and are completely frustrated and scared to admit their sexual identities because they are afraid of the retribution it will cause. And as long as there are dopes out there- like whatever small minded troll is here- who think it is absolutely hilarious to mock someone with gay taunts- I honestly don't blame those students. It's nonsense like this that ruins discourse- even Internet discourse- and does not allow civilization to advance out of the stone age with their idiotic thoughts about who and what people should love.
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Just don't see there being much defensive improvement though unless the OF defense unexpectedly improves due to Brown/Revere showing real improvement and Byrd playing really well in RF. Infield defense is largely a lost cause. JRoll has a lost range especially to this right and Utley has lost a ton & even started to make some miscues on routine plays last year he never made before. Howard has been horrendous defensively the last 2 years and I doubt he shows much improvement. ___________________________________________ Byrd is a massive upgrade defensively from what they had and I wonder if it helps Revere some in knowing that he won't need to be monitoring both sides of him. The one thing they do need to work with him on is playing a little deeper. His arm is not going to gun anyone down really no matter where he plays so he would be better just playing back a few steps and running down anything in the outfield. On the Rollins front- is there any data that backs up he has lost range to his right or is that just MG analysis?
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I wish I were childish enough that I thought gay humor was the pinnacle of comedy. I don't get it though. The person is making jokes insinuating I'm gay which is either going to elicit one of two reactions, either: 1.) I am gay so of course I like dudes or 2.) I am not gay so who cares. But please continue childish weasel.
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Montgomery: People who are rich didn't get that way by being a dope.
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How is basically meeting at the the mid point on a guy "getting suckered?" Also- I know people keep posting about this fear of Ed Wade going back into the GM spot. I can assure you that is completely irrational. I dislike Monty right now for the same reason many of you do. But he didn't get to have a lot of money by being an idiot. He knows- and the rest of the partnership knows- that coming off of a bunch of down seasons inserting a guy who perceptually is reviled in this town is the absolute wrong way to go when it comes to restoring fan faith.
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aksmith: I think what many of us want- is a full commitment to blowing this up and starting over- ideally with Amaro not at the helm. Signing Arroyo for 2 years is a bad use of resources for a team that to many- has no chance. Why spend the cash on him and owe him 12 million next year when you probably are in rebuilding mode? It would be smarter to give that spot to Pettibone or MAG and let them develop.
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MG: Lots of frauds hanging around here lately.
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