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Will Schweitzer
Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Interests: 80s, Phillies baseball, retro video games, stand up comedy, movies, new wave, reading, psychology
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"The notion (from Stark I believe) that Herrera can start in CF at the MLB level is pretty amusing." Come now, Clout. Are the 2015 Phillies really at "the MLB level"?
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I'm convinced that Howard is being given playing time with the hope that he'll injure himself again and the insurance will eat some of the contract. Nothing else makes any logical sense.
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"...Castillo would give us seven guys on the 25-man potentially competing for OF slots on the Opening Day 2015 roster -- Castillo plus Byrd, Dom, Benji, Sizemore, Ruf, and Mayberry" ----------------------------------- If the front office banks on the prospect of Sizemore coming back as a better option than Castillo, he's even dumber than anyone gave him credit for. Frankly, I'd shift Utley to 1B, use Castillo at 2B and hope that Dom can regain his form. There's an infinitely greater chance that Domonic can live up to his potential and revert to his 2013 performance than to expect that Howard will outhit Utley (or anyone else on the 40 man roster, for that matter). The best case scenario for the future of this club is Howard retiring or re-injuring his achilles. Not that I'd ever wish that someone suffers an injury, but it's pretty clear that Amaro will not allow anyone else to play 1B or hit cleanup for the remainder of this horror show of a contract.
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The Phillies have announced that one of the two players they’re acquiring from the Dodgers is second baseman Jesmuel Valentin, a 2012 first-round pick from Puerto Rico who was hitting .282/.352/.433 for Class A Great Lakes as a 20-year-old. Heading into the season, Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook 2014 listed him as the Dodgers’ 22nd-best prospect, projecting him as a utility player. MLB.com ranked him at No. 13 in the Dodgers’ system and was somewhat more optimistic, suggesting he lacks power but could be the sort of hitter who typically bats second in a team’s batting order. He is the son of former big-league infielder Jose Valentin. -------------------------------------- The fact that they got anything of potential value at all for a half season of a #5 starter is a win.
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Two players-to-be-named later for Hernandez - one for each identity. Sweet deal, Rube.
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I know Chan Ho had a good year in the pen, but I had no idea that he could cure leukemia.
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Willard: I wonder. Seriously, at this point in Amaro's career, I put nothing past him. Blanton and a pile of pitching prospects for Greinke and cash? Absolutely nothing is impossible after the past twelve hours.
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The winter of 2010 is when the class of Major League Baseball took a long, hard look at the mystique of the New York Yankees and said, in one breath: Blow it out your a$$.
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I'm sure Mr. Lee will have trouble sleeping nights knowing that he disappointed some guy named skip - a guy whose name doubles as good advice of what to do when you see his journalism.
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Did Lee ever have any intention of going to New York, or was he just repeating his performance in Game 1 of the 2009 WS by just screwing with them? God, I love this guy!
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Here's a crazy thought... What if Amaro hangs on to Blanton until the trade deadline, then make him available at the deadline for cash/prospects to a team that is desperate enough to make the deal.
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Dear god, As an atheist, you don't hear from me often, but I'd like to speak to you. First, I'd like to thank you for Cliff Lee, but I humbly ask that the only pitcher that Amaro even listen to offers for is Joe Blanton. If it has to be Ibanez or Rollins, I'll deal. I won't be thrilled, but I'll deal, but please god, don't let it be Hamels or Oswalt. Oh yeah, and thanks for Christmas and Easter. love, Will
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re: R2C2 t-shirt Amaro as ObiWan siting alongside Luke Lee: "This isn't the starter you're looking for" Cashman/Stein as stormtroopers: "This isn't the starter you're looking for." Amaro: "Move along"
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"IMHO, those are the only untouchables on the squad." You've got to add Chooch to that list.
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MLBTradeRumors: "But it's the Yankees who might be the biggest losers of all. They miss out on a pitcher they coveted just days after the division rival Red Sox acquired Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford. Now that Crawford and Jayson Werth have signed, the Yankees will try to convince Andy Pettitte to return and determine whether to make a run at Greinke." ---------- Amaro: "Hey Cashman, how's about you and I sit down and discuss Mr. Joe Blanton."
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Now would be the time to increase all tickets by $5. Not a single fan would complain. Right now, Amaro could host a press conference and drool on himself for an hour while singing Easter Bunny songs and I'd still call him a genius.
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I can just hear all of Citizen's Bank Park doing the Ric Flair "Wooooooooooo" before the first pitch of every home game.
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Unless anyone has any suggestions, I'd like to christen this rotation The Four Horsemen. Seriously, I'm almost expecting to wake up and find out that this was a dream.
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"I hate New York and I'm sure as hell not spending seven summers in Texas" Jason, if you had any thoughts on a new BL t-shirt. Now we get to spend Christmas debating on how to modify the H20 nickname and what odd juxtaposition it will be to see Kendrick at the end of this rotation.
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Lee snubbing the Yankees and leaving $50 million on the table to come to Philly. I can't imagine what he could possibly do from this point on to NOT be the most beloved athlete in the city.
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One year ago to the day that Halladay came to Philly.
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Will Schweitzer has shared their blog Goof Gas
Aug 30, 2010
Will Schweitzer is now following Tim Dierkes
Aug 30, 2010