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#41 RampageBassoon

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

Not only did they sign him, they signed him to be their right fielder!

I might have to make a trip or two to Philly this season. They are going to be a terrible fielding team.



Terrible might be a little harsh. They have a healthy Infield which will be a huge improvement from last season. The outfield will be a problem but they'll still be better than the Mets and the Marlins hands down.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

Terrible might be a little harsh. They have a healthy Infield which will be a huge improvement from last season. The outfield will be a problem but they'll still be better than the Mets and the Marlins hands down.

The youngest player in that infield is 33--Howard--and he's not good. Utley was average last season, but he's 34 and injury-prone and trying to play second base. Rollins is 34 and was below-average last season. Young is flat out bad. Revere should be good in center, but Brown hasn't shown himself to be anything special defensively and the other Young is, well, flat out bad, too.

Maybe terrible was a bit strong, but they certainly won't be very good in the best case, and worst-case could make last year's Tigers look like the 1973 Orioles.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:06 PM

They still have excellent pitching and some young players that could turn out to be pretty solid (Brown, Ruf, Galvis). I'm not saying they'll win the World Series or be a sure playoff contender, but they should be able to finish around .500.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

They still have excellent pitching and some young players that could turn out to be pretty solid (Brown, Ruf, Galvis). I'm not saying they'll win the World Series or be a sure playoff contender, but they should be able to finish around .500.

Are they keeping Halladay? I think he is a FA after this season. They should deal him in July.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

Are they keeping Halladay? I think he is a FA after this season. They should deal him in July.

I don't think Amaro would do that. Which is another reason I'm so down on the Phillies: I think their GM is, in baseball management terms, a buffoon.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

They're making one final run and I think they will have a good season. They'll be in the playoff mix. Consider they played like 15 games over .500 over a 2 month span once they got relatively healthy last year. Now, being an "old" team injuries could be derail their 2013 season again, but if they stay pretty helathy I think they are a contender.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:32 PM

http://sports.yahoo.... ... 44597.html

Really excellent article on Roy Halladay.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:13 AM

Grantland: Blow up the Phillies!
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:32 AM

FanGraphs: Halladay Doesn't Answer the Question
http://www.fangraphs...r-the-question/



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:26 AM

NBC Sports / Hardball Talk: Phillies could trade Lee if they falter
http://hardballtalk....if-they-falter/



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:42 PM

Here's something silly. 

 

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:49 PM

What on Earth has happened to Roy Halladay?  Yes, last year his ERA was in the mid-4s and he's obviously declining but after tonight's game against Cleveland, his ERA at the end of April will sit at almost 7!  Either his decline will be about as steep as you can get or something is up with him.


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:57 PM

Yeah, I've wondered if something is up too. I mean he's just getting absolutely tattooed. He is 35 years old, and has thrown over 2,700 innings and missed time back in '04-'05 due to Tommy John. 

 

I wonder about Verlander 3-4 years from now. Now, he may just indeed be one of the true freaks of the game, but if he's human, he might fall down in a few years. He just turned 30 in February, and had over 1,500 innings prior to turning 30.


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:23 PM

What on Earth has happened to Roy Halladay?  Yes, last year his ERA was in the mid-4s and he's obviously declining but after tonight's game against Cleveland, his ERA at the end of April will sit at almost 7!  Either his decline will be about as steep as you can get or something is up with him.

 

Ever wonder what happens when a guy tries to pitch a year more than he can?


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:05 PM

The game last night was atrocious with the only highlight being Delmon Young's homer and him going 2-3 his first day back. Phillies sports writers keep betting on him coming back and really sparking the offense but I'm not so sure. I'll need a better sample size



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:28 PM

Ryan Howard: 223 ab's, 16 doubles, 1 triple, 7 hr's, 32 rbi, 15 bb's, 72 k's, .260 baa, .738 OPS



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:19 AM

Grantland: In loving memory of Ryan Howard
http://www.grantland...-of-ryan-howard



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:47 AM

Sports on Earth: Deal or no Deal?
http://www.sportsone...rticle/54094354



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:03 AM

Baseball Analytics: So why not, Jonathan Papelbon?
http://www.baseballa...n-papelbon.html



#60 RampageBassoon

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:54 AM

Great articles. It'll be interesting to see how they play through the rest of July.




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