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Philli: good call. Didn't think of it. I mentioned at TGP that the Yankees being connected to Byrd worries me because Amaro tends to deal with GMs hew is familiar with and the Yankees don't have a ton of prospects
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Interesting stuff Dickie. I doubt it is significant to a trade or anything but it is a good find. Did a beat writer post that or do we need to alert authorities about you?
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Tal: one article did tell me all I needed to know. The next ones I read confirmed it. Don't take things so literally. Also, if you paid as much attention to creating a logical coherent argument as you are to playing gotcha with me you might be a slightly decent writer. Done talking to you for now. Enjoy your delusion filled day
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WP: nail on the head man. Tal: my not commenting just means I haven't read your nonsense. That one article was enough to see what you have to offer. Who made Kendrick think it was the first inning there when he went out?
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BAP: next year at this time we will get a column telling us the Phillies are a second half team and will finish with 70 wins
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tomahser: You may have saw that on TGP but it was from a fake Twitter account and people immediately said as much.
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Rally red: there are things to praise the Rays for-mainly their scouting and ability to grab rental guys- but sentimentality doesn't play into their decisions as much as lack of money does
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You are not forgiven and in fact I will now double up on my scorn towards you. [/sarcasm]
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I was pretty clear in the parameters I set Philli to Indicate two turns through the rotation which is essentially since the All Star Break. Burnett did not pitch well last Friday. Kendrick threw up a bomb on Sunday, Lee was less than spectacular on Monday and Hernandez was okay I guess on Tuesday. I stand by what I said in the closely defined parameters.
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Also on Hamels. Anyone who wants to call him soft or not a gamer or whatever other nonsense gets spewed about him can just go straight to hell. It is 2 years now since he signed his contract and he has pretty much been great. In his last 15 starts alone he has a 2.04 era with 110 strikeouts in 105.2 innings (according to Seidman). The dude is a legit #1 and has been our only viable starter the past two times in the rotation with razor thin margins for error.
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I wonder if the way they are treating Howard is some veiled attempt to make Utley and Rollins waive their 10 and 5 rights.
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NEPP: we were told last week that this was healthy Ryan Howard and the Phillies were going to win 83 games this year. Stop laughing. I'm serious
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I will go ahead and say I dislike Sandberg as manager
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Couple things: 1.) the phillies gave Howard an extension when they did because they felt they wanted to keep their homegrown slugger in what was potentially a market that would have priced them out in some ways. The problem is they didn't trade that off in terms of a price discount. I do wonder if they opted for a years discount but I wasn't in the room with them so it would just be speculation. As bad as the Howard contract is I guess we can be happy that we are not on the hook for as long as the Angels are and the Rangers have made themselves. 2.) it's cute that people think Amaro would've considered WAR when signing Howard but he didn't. Honestly- neither would a majority of GM's in the league. I know that will be met with resistance but the concept of advanced statistics within baseball has not caught up yet to the fan perspective of it. It's moving forward but it is not an across the board thought. Also, as clout points out, WAR is a completely imperfect stat anyway. 3.) same thing I say about the Lee trade to Seattle. At this point it doesn't matter how many words we type on it or how many people want to make their opinions heard. Simple fact is- whatever the thinking or rationale, it failed.
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The only real issue with TGP is a clash of our posters and our posters rhythms with them. They haven't been around us enough to understand our individual ways of thinking. I think there are some very good posters over there and some mouth breathers which is basically every other message board in the world.
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Count me as well as not understanding Willard liking Lester over Hamels every day of the week.
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I bet the Phillies could get a "Q" level prospect for Kendrick.
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Their heart and desire will kick in soon
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PLM: Sandberg basically said the other night that Revere/Sizemore/Brown are three guys for two spots. So they will be rotated around
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Also read that the Pirates were scouting Burnett on Friday night
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A rain delay: Even the weather is tired of watching the Phillies play.
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Well it looks like Tal is not interested in having an intelligent conversation about his piece and the logic he used wherein. So I'm done with it and will no longer make others read it.
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Tal: So nothing about how your argument makes no sense and is borderline bizarre?
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"The question for them is who will they be in 2015: a team that wins 98 or 86? I use 2012 for the Phils because that was the last year they had their core four on the field and had a second-half run." See Tal- this is where your logic is faulty. You are using one set of time for the Phillies and one for the Nationals. You want us to focus on the 2012 season of the Phillies and ignore aspects that show the team trending downward. Also, you point to a healthy Howard- who is having as bad a season as he did in 2012. Also you point to Burnett being an upgrade over Halladay when really their ERA+ numbers are similar. But then you want to ignore the Nationals 2012 and focus on the year in 2013 where they were "worse." Shouldn't we also then ignore the 2012 end of the year and focus on the 2013 for the Phillies? 2007-2011 doesn't factor into it at this point as much as you'd like it to.
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clout: While I can always appreciate a good Jack bashing- I do think there is a slight difference between Gillies and Guerrero when it comes to playing in the High Desert. Gillies numbers were inflated in that playing time there even with the struggle in 2008 there. Guerrero did have a decent slugging percentage in 2012. The key to me is was his drop in home runs last year an aberration or his reality outside of the High Desert. As it stands though- he is a good return for Byrd.
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