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John Lackey's got a great future pitching for the Braves, since he's already got their patented CBP whinefest down.
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This umps strikezone changes with the the wind. He stinks.
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They are working Hamels. We'll be lucky if he makes it into the 6th inning.
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What we need at the hot corner is Mr. Fantastic. Perhaps it would stop him from making those crappy Fantastic Four movies...
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Two good pitching performances in a row wasted.
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Some bad mgmt from Cholly over the past two games.
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I agree with Sophist. This game is frustrating because Cubs are getting lucky. Moyer pitched much better than Gorzawhoozy IMO.
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Sophist: Why hate for the Cubs? You from Chicago area or something?
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No, not today, but the other day in the car we were listening to a game and he went so far as to describe the looks on the players faces. He's just filling up space because he has to stay in hockey shape.
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Jackson's voice is not suited for baseball because he finds himself needing to explain everything like you have to do in hockey PBP. He also only knows excited and EXTREMELY EXCITED (like a goal scored). It just doesn't translate to baseball.
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Guess not too many people grabbing this game tonight.
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If Hanley Ramirez played for the Phillies that stuff wouldn't happen because he'd actually have to answer to 1) fans and 2) Utley/Halladay/Cholly. Can you imagine him talking about Cholly like that in the press? Woo, boy. Remember Eskin?
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bsullivan: I'm sure they do every time--we just don't always hear about it.
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curt: You've just described every tactic the Atlanta Braves employ.
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Ooooooo...the Phillies have been warned. By MLB. I'm sure they are shaking in their boots. Every year a complaint like this seems to pop up. I like Franceour's complaints yesterday about the Phils getting 3 extra home games with his "It's not fair," rant. Wonder if he threatened to hold his breath until they put the games back in Toronto?
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I can't fathom how you would relay this info to the batters silmutaneously. Can someone please explain it to me? Why is it that because the Phillies are successful now they must be cheating to do so?
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thephaithful: To be clear, I was not calling the contract a dead one. I like Raul. My point was that a lot of people who fantasize about jettisoning him, saying he's done, etc., so they can retain Werth are being crazy. If he is indeed done, why would anyone trade for him when they could have Werth? I, for one, still envision Ibanez going on a hot streak at some point this season. His D may continue to sink to Burrell levels, but WGAS? He's a left fielder.
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More bad news for Mets from that SI Heyman article: • Carlos Beltran's progress after knee surgery has been slower than hoped for. Someone close to him said he's doing "OK, not great,'' and Beltran told the New York Daily News he felt pain while testing it on the treadmill recently.
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HammRadio: I wouldn't hold up the Abreu and Burrell contracts as positives. Though we on here (well, for the most part anyway) know they were market value, I don't think the Phils' FO viewed them in a good light and probably sees them of examples of what not to do going forward, hence Roward being allowed to walk, etc. /Abreu fans don't hit me //I liked him
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awh: Yep, that's what I meant by saying he's playing his way out of the Phils' reach. He's too good not to get a LT contract with big dollars from someone, but considering the Phils' FO history with regard to LT contracts/OFers, it more than likely won't come from the Phillies. I know people have this fantasy that the Phillies can somehow trade/cut Ibanez and keep Werth, replacing Ibanez with Brown--but that's just it--it's a fantasy. No one is going to take Ibanez and his money in trade to allow the Phils to resign Werth/free up cash, when they can just get Jayson on the FA market (and not give up any prospects in the process).
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Werth is playing his way out of the reach of the Phillies payroll. As important as he is to the Phillies right now, can you with any certainty project that Jayson is werthy (pun intended) of a long-term, high-paying contract? The Phillies do not have a history of giving many big contracts to OFers. They might give him big dollars for a few years, but it's the years that will be the problem. Not sure if it would be wise to sign him to a 5-7 year deal, considering his injury history. There's a lot to consider. It really isn't a no-brainer here.
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The whole reason the Yanks didn't go after Jason Bay this offseason is because they have their sights set on either Crawford or Werth.
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I think it was ESPN 950 radio here in Philly, but the host said, "Rock out with your Doc out," and I liked it. That's my new favorite saying every fifth day. /pours another glass of wine
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Why does everyone hate Jim Jackson? He beats TMac. It's hard to move to baseball from hockey--there's so much more action in hockey play-by-play. He does get excited. Could you imagine him paired with Harry?
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It's kind of brutal down there in the system for SS depth.
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