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Look at the career numbers. Cliff Lees dont even compare. Lee had one great year (the year before last), a good year last year and a good second half this year. He had a streak of 5 or 6 very shaky games for the Phils, although he was outstanding in the playoffs. But Halladays success goes back much deeper.
So, are you a headline writer??!! Thats a good one!
I do think they should re-sign him. HOWEVER, they should not overspend. Hes very good, but hes not a star. On a lot of staffs, he would be the second or third best pitcher. We all saw he can have breakdowns and significant stretches where he is only average. Therefore, if he has an excellent stretch, that makes him only good to very good throughout the couse of a season. He had one excellent year when he won the Cy Young. Its not like hes Roy Halliday has been recently or John Smoltz was or Greg Maddux was or Pedro used to be or Clemens, etc. Its easy to get caught up and think hes of that magnitude, but he isnt. Does that answer your question?
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2009 on So different than last year at The Phillies Files
Thats funny. I actuall think that every time I drive through there. Its nuts!
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2009 on So different than last year at The Phillies Files
Very kind of you. I had a blast and am thrilled you enjoyed the coverage. Still more to come...doing a folo for tomorrows paper, a column on Sunday and possibly another story for Saturdays paper. Thanks again!
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2009 on So different than last year at The Phillies Files
Im not defending the Yankees, but just so you know, Victorino said several times that Burnett told him it wasnt intentional....that he apologized to him and asked Chocch how he wasn. I wrote about it in this blog.
I only those because I wrote that blog BEFORE the Phillies won...wrote that blog during the game. Ill see what I can come up with!!
Hi Joe, Thanks for the kind words. They are much appreciated. Wish I could have been there for that exchange. Sure it was interesting. Id be very surprised if the Phillies re-signed Myers. I think theyve had it with him, but I could be wrong. A Game 7 would be crazy from a pitching standpoint. How could he put Cole out there? And is it fair to throw Happ into the fire? That guy has been thrown around so much this year that I cant help feel bad for him. Well, enjoy tomorrows game. Take care and thanks again!
Well, thats fabulous. Thank you so much. In a day and age when people are so quick to criticize, a kind word means more than you know! Thanks again and enjoy the rest of the postseason!
Thank you. Thats nice to hear. Much appreciated!
Yep...you got it. The woman with a heart condition was outside smoking.
Because Im only one person and cant be everywhere at every moment. I am writing 3-4 stories a day and that conversation must have taken place when I was not in the clubhouse. And very early this morning, I was asleep. Didnt get home from the game until 3:15 a.m. Despite the fact that I have worked 36 days in a row, I cant be up 24/7. I do actually have to sleep, shower and eat.
Youre getting the games confused. The game in question is tomorrow, not today.
Thanks Jack! That's great to hear, especially in a day-and-age when so many people are so bitter. Wouldn't be here if it weren't for my dad! He taught me everything I know, although I'm sure at times when I was five and asking ridiculous questions, he wanted to cringe. But he was always patient, and for that, I thank him. Again, I really appreciate your kind words. Enjoy the series. Mandy
Ya know, my biggest hesitation of leaving him out of the rotation was I didn't know where to put him either. That, coupled with Charlie's loyalty and how much money Cole is making, makes me think there's no chance of Charlie not putting him in there. Having said that, I still don't think he belongs in the rotation at this point. I'm sorry if that hurts his ego, but that's the way things go sometimes. And if we don't make the best use of his money, sobeit. It's late in the season.
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2009 on Still waiting at The Phillies Files
I haven't seen or heard anything, but I'll definitely keeps my eyes and ears open at the workout tomorrow! Thanks!
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2009 on Another celebration at home at The Phillies Files
That was a special moment for me! Glad you didn't mind reading about it. Kobe totally turned on us didn't he? Well, that's OK. We don't need a guy he cheats on his wife and lies about it cheering for Philadelphia. We need solid, honest people!
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2009 on Another celebration at home at The Phillies Files
Well....that's different. That's why I said I saw it on Twitter so people wouldn't take it as definitely true! Thanks a bunch! Mandy
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2009 on Seriously..."secret weapon" at The Phillies Files
Glad I gave you guys some stuff to enjoy. I often hesitate to get personal, but maybe I'll start doing it a little more. Will be blogging later from LA! Thanks!
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2009 on What an ending! at The Phillies Files
Well...I just threw a load of wash in, so we'll see. Good news is I didn't see any stains on them this morning! Hope I can get a couple cool things!
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2009 on What an ending! at The Phillies Files
'm sure my dad could comment on that! He's 65, a huge Phillies fan and has a severe heart condition (defibrillator and all). He even managed to make it till the ninth inning of Monday's game before he fell asleep. I'll be blogging for sure before the night is over. I'm in LA...first time here. Looking forward it!
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2009 on What an ending! at The Phillies Files
Hey, we all do it!! No biggee!!
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2009 on Some ramblings at The Phillies Files
Charlie said yesterday he's now considering going with 11 pitches. So one of your guys has to come out...and Dobbs will definitely be in there. Charlie admitted putting this postseason roster is the toughest of the last three he's done!!
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2009 on Some ramblings at The Phillies Files
Not trying to be rude here at all...but it's wishful thinking that they won't take Lidge. He's under too big of a contract for them not to take him. And I think Eyre would go over Escalona, who has barely pitched and has little big league experience. I have a tough time believing they'd leave Pedro out. I think he'll be the fourth starter and Happ will go to the bullpen...could be wrong though.
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2009 on Wednesday's notebook at The Phillies Files
No...because the Rockies are 2 1/2 up on the Braves for the Wild Card.
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2009 on A quick breakdown.... at The Phillies Files