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Mini: how do you know I wasn't trying to imply that he was flattering his own argument? Or that I was posting on an iPad that auto corrected what I wrote? Perhaps you should stick to posting stupid comments advocating for terrible players.
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As long as someone else changes their handle to "Dickie Head." It's just that Tal's lack of commenting on here other than to say "If you're interested..." is amusing to me. There is not a lot to say about the Phillies right now that hasn't already been said but it is not as if his poorly written nonsense is moving the needle in any one direction.
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Whoa whoa whoa! Stop the clock! Did Tal legitimately say Galvis could, or should, be the starting center fielder? Good lord that is dopey. And I even like Galvis. I thought the Phillies moving Asche to first mention in this latest column was off the mark.
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I do love how Tal is just hellbent to get clicks for his poorly written drivel by piggybacking on the actual coherent discussions that take place on Beerleaguer. Anyway- I was looking for amusement so I decided to be one of probably two people that click the link. I ask this in all seriousness Tal- Is English your first language? If it is- your English and writing instructors over the years have failed you miserably. Also, if it is I would say that you fall into the trap of many young writers I teach, trying to write smarter than you actually are. Also, you have quite a few grammar errors in there to compliment your incoherent argument. My favorite part though is how you added recently- apparently- the numerical Bible which is just statistics with no context. Brilliant stuff man.
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If M. Mrtinez agrees with you then you are about as wrong as wrong can be.
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Fatalotti: i've never cared enough to check into it but do those numbers on times through the order vary based off how many pitches the guy has thrown? For example- if a guy is on the third time through the order at 90 pitches less effective than a guy third time through the order on 65-70 pitches?
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Rally Red: I called your posts what I did because they are. You want me to offer counter proposals and rebuttals but there is nothing to rebut. Not because it is a reality based argument but rather because you are stuck in one opinion here and it is based on Gillick wearing the white hat for you. That is perfectly fine but let's recognize it for that instead of trying to extrapolate it to some idea that Gillick is a pied piper leading the Phillies FO out of the dark ages. Gillick wouldn't have said what he did unless the FO knew it. If he was out there going off script he would be moved from the organization. Perhaps Gillick is being put out there as the spokesperson because they know he is Teflon to some degree. But again- wild speculation. Phillibuster adds a solid post though that does counteract your thoughts. Gillick has shown no ability to lead a complete rebuild. He finsihed tweaking the Blue Jays. He came back to the Orioles and outright said the reason he did was because he thought they were close. Same thing with the Mariners and the Phillies. As far as Victorino- he was an Ed Wade signing. Werth was brought in because Gillick drafted him and knew there was talent there. So did everyone in baseball. It was widely believed if Werth could stay healthy the talent was there. Name one rebuilding effort Gillick was at the helm for. Please. Also, can we please stop with the nonsense of denigrating everything about Amaro. Yes he has made mistakes- but from 2009-2011 the Phillies were arguably the best team in baseball and got punched out in short series of games (kind of like the 116 win Mariners helmed by Gillick). I do think the Phillies are changing at the top. I don't think that is tied to Gillick. I don't think it is tied to Middleton necessarily either. I get why you want to believe it all is but really it is as I said- wild baseless speculation.
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in a rare moment Fatalotti I agree with you completely
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Fatalotti: He is and really he should be at this point. Do everything you can to win the World Series at this point. Rally Red: I know you basically operate on wild tangential speculation but the Golden Godding of Gillick is especially out there. He is not some mythical warrior riding in at high noon to save this team. The statement that he is the perfect blend of eye test and sabermetrics is wishful thinking at best and based on nothing. You were presented with some realities of his situations in other stops and you ignore them. Gillick has made good moves as a GM and has made bad ones. Victorino and Werth were not him in a vacuum. There were scouts all over those decisions as well.
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To be fair- Young wasn't terrible here. Not great but not awful either
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BAP: were you expecting coherence from Tal in that article? Just figure you aren't getting it ever
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Molina is straight up showing up his pitcher out there right now. Mattingly has shown way too much faith in Kershaw in this series. Stud or not- if he is struggling he has to come out of the game
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Conway: sorry that my sarcasm towards BAP has ignited memories of your failure at English. For someone who takes their name from a guy who made a career of singing winking songs you lack humor. BAP: it's not like stuff immediately disappears from the Internet
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I was able to pretty easily find all the playoff games this postseason so far. See- they have this wonderful thing in 2014 where you can bring up the TV listings right on your own TV. Also, you can even use this thing called the Internet. If you go on there you can find the channels and even local listings for when things will show. Technology right?????
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Couple things: 1.) Eskin is a buffoon. Every once in a while he does hit on a story. I hope this is one of those times. I will say though- considering they allowed this to run on the news as an editorial makes me think there is some good hard evidence on this that was approved for air. 2.) Wolever deserved to go and the reason doesn't matter to me. I do think the fuss over the NCAA draft picks being reported is a little overblown. It seemed-and was- petty but it didn't seem to hurt them in this draft as they went heavy college and signed most of them. 3.) no one cares about Tal's articles yet. Poor delusional fellow
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I'm friends with the group on Facebook "NL East." The Marlins moderator put up a post tonight saying two Phillies fans were ejected from the game for heckling Papelbon in the bullpen. Must have said some nasty things. The moderator said- "You can guess what Papelbon's response was."
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You are not helping your raving lunatic case Tal.
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Maybe Sandberg can rotate those three around. Maybe they can each get 100 RBI's PRODUCTION!!!
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I don't get to post around here much (or anywhere really) as I am really busy right now. The Phillies still stink and changes need to happen. Also, Tal Venada is still posting his horrible articles and he invented a name to talk with himself i see. He needs to add there is a 4th category of stories- insane ramblings from a lunatic.
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Jumms post at 10:34 was well reasoned and argued. It was logical and provided an accurate picture of where the team is rather than a strictly negative or positive one to keep appearances. Of course curt and Michael Martinez immediately jumped on it. I would expect the usual suspects to as well because they don't like logical arguments
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MG: if they deserve it yes. I did like too how your first post in a while was being critical of me. Irony!!
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And poster Michael Martinez continues to look like a babbling idiot
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Well when you can have Rajai Davis playing center how can you compare? I mean does awh really think Revere would not be welcomed on the Braves over BJ Upton?
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Awh: you said something stupid and BAP gave you 4 situations that proved you wrong. Just admit you overshot on your argument and move on
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awh for someone who often can post good things you also put out a lot of nonsensical arguments. "Maybe, but they can afford both of them, so why not spread the risk." ____________________________________________ We don't know exactly what their budgets are. They could, and should, go over the luxury tax but perhaps that isn't in the business plan. Also, it may not be about spreading the risk. The talent evaluators are all over the place with Castillo (much like with MAG towards the end). Perhaps the Phillies didn't see fit to spend 10.5-13 million a year AAV on a guy who essentially might be a small upgrade on Ben Revere (at worst). Are you okay with that? __________________________________________ "WTF are they to judge what they think a player will be worth? Their judgment is so excellent? To answer that I have two words: Ryan Howard. A second answer: $180MM payroll and on the road to a 90 loss season." ____________________________________________ Announcement to everyone from now til forever. The Howard contract is a bad one. I don't think anyone argues that point anymore and concedes it. But let's please just keep using that as our basis of judging the team and their scouting. They have missed on guys and they have hit on guys. So has every other team in major league baseball. Also, if awh is on record saying that he will be worth it we should totally take his word to the bank. Remember this for the future everyone. ____________________________________________ "TTI, I didn't realize you were an FO supporter." ____________________________________________ "WAH, I'm awh and I hate when people use strawman arguments against me. But I will use them against TTI. That's cool." Also, your 2:56 post is horribly idiotic. I fully expected to see the Michael Martinez, mvptommy, or Sir Alden handle at the bottom of it.
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