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Bud in TN

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Losing the WAR and Euclid's Revenge

I am combining two fanpost ideas I’ve had in one post, and hope all of you can follow. There is some relationship between these ideas, unfortunately. Part 1: Losing the WAR This part of the...

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Corporate cultures, Ryan Howard and Ruben Amaro, J

Corporate cultures, Ryan Howard and Ruben Amaro, Jr

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Dom and Cody raining on J-roll's parade

Time for a milestone check on the Phils WAR so far. Please see my earlier fanpost. (Apologies in advance, this is not as polished as the earlier post) Generally, my...

Carlos Ruiz truly does save the day!

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This is amazing! I am very OK with the Phils being no-hit if this is the trade-off!!!!! CHOOOOOOCCCHHHHH!!!!!!!! Someone should front page this info (not necessarily this post of course).

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In an alternate universe.....

Cooperstown, NY, (AP) July, 1982. In an alternate universe. "I am proud to say that I wore my Phillies red cap with the "P" my entire career. And with my friends Jim Bunning, Chris...

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It's J-Roll's (and Marlon and Chooch's) World, and We're All Just Living in It

Or, Advanced Stats-Based Optimism I have posted since just before his acquisition that I think that the Burnett deal was a potential game-changer for the Phils. It allows for a more-normalized...

Phils still in running for Burnett as of 2/10/14 10PM

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Phils still in running as of tonight per Zolecki, against what Salisbury said Friday. IMO this is a game-changer if it happens (though not "likely" yet).

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Inside the Matt Read Negotations

Many of us were pleasantly surprised at the sensible deal Matt Read was signed for last Friday. I was curious too, and through my sources was (again) able to obtain secret transcripts of the two...

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RAJ's Soliloquy

To trade, or not to trade, that is the question: Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous WIP drivel, Or to trade for Arms against a Sea of bullpen troubles, ...

MLB antitrust suit has GCL implications

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Jeff Passan only mentions the NHL briefly, but it seems to me this mlb.tv suit would have major GCL implications. Go Scheindlin!

Historic Eric Kratz!

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So, I'm the #1 Kratz apologist. But even I know that the current streak can't continue. Yet, if I'm RAJ I go to him before the end of the season, when AFAIK he'll be a free agent, and I say to Kratz, "here, sign this 2 year contract at $1M per year." If I'm Kratz I sign that thing in a heartbeat, and that also gives the Phils options in case of a Chooch injury, or even options for trade with Valle, Joseph, or even Kratz himself.

Maybe it is the color of the jersey refs notice, (but not the orange part)

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Teams wearing black jerseys were penalized more, regardless of home/away affiliation. Problem with this theory is that the Pens should be penalized more too? Do they REALLY get special dispensation????

Solving Phils infield problems with a familiar name

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The link goes to a bizarre story about mistaken identity; of course I thought how this might be a cheap way of fixing the current Phils infield problems, or at least patching the minors as other callups occur. Plus, imagine the possible promotions at Reading! "Get your boos out one more time!!!"

Thome training at first base

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The idea of Thome back in pinstripes watching a ball majestically fly into the stands is good (actually, excellent). The idea of him at first base for a lot of games. is bad (actually, painful). The idea of him in yoga pants is ugly (actually, TMI),

Ownership could definitely have been worse

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A former applicant for Predators owner was named by CNBC as the "Worst CEO of 2011". Of course, had he actually become owner, the Preds would have become the Hamilton Predatordogs, or something like that.

Cardinals reach agreement with Furcal for 2 year contract

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Cards go with the known and cheaper (although not THAT cheap) with Furcal at $7M per year. Looking really like J-roll will be back!!! Yay!

No evidence of penalty box reform

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The NHL's choice of Shanahan as rules enforcer may symbolize its lack of concern with overall justice as well as the league's incredibly high rate of penalty recidivism.

Matheny new Cards manager

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So, if Francona goes to the Cubs and Mackanin goes to the Red Sox, there is a chance that Sandberg gets the Phils bench coach job and becomes manager-in-waiting (yay).

Now we know why the Thrashers went so quickly

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While the Thrashers had many years of troubles, as a former Atlantan, I was a bit surprised they were sold so quickly (out of a major US media market!) and that they were the ones that went to Winnipeg (rather than Phoenix, etc). With the linked news above, we now know that Phoenix, Dallas, and New Jersey (!) were all in trouble. This is besides the NYI arena debacle. I've thought for a long time that NYI would move...maybe Bettman is asking Wang to wait for the NJD situation to settle! New Jersey Islanders, anyone??????

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Homer's Strategy for Rebuilding

  (Stick tap to The Onion and the great DGB).   Scene:  June 30, Flyers Headquarters, Press Conference.  In an alternate universe. Homer:  Well, I’ve asked you all here today to discuss the events...

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Mike and Bernie

  Clearly, after the Boston series, most of us felt, “Hmmm, something needs to be fixed”.  The trick part, was, what?  I was originally going to post a fanpost looking at the possible changes the F...

Selig rejects Dodgers' Fox contract

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The blog denizens here at TGP favor the legal profession, and I don't claim to know all of the ownership and lack-of-anti-trust implications of a baseball team takeover. But from a business point of view this is pretty fascinating, and again from a business point of view, entirely justified. Going further into debt to cover operations costs is a classic way to head toward chapter 7 or chapter 11. If you aren't business oriented, what McCourt is doing is akin to borrowing against the credit card to pay the utility bills. Or, maybe more likely, taking out a reverse mortgage, and then partying with the extra cash every month.

Don't expect to see Balsillie as an NHL owner soon

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Jim Balsillie has been getting creamed in the business press today. RIM essentially has no strategy. One wonders what kind of owner he would be. But given that his lifestyle is about to take a gigantic hit (CNBC compared RIM to Nortel!!! Wow!!!) I don't think he is going to be buying and moving any teams in the near future.

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Power Outage

David Hale stole some of my thunder as I've been thinking about this and noticing a pattern for awhile,  But I think a bit further breakdown of the current Phils power situation might be...

NPR: Pronger did not take the SCF winning puck

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Good to know that NPR reporting has Chris' back. However, it turns out that linesman S. Miller is now accused of taking the Cup-wnning puck. He denies knowing what happened, but he'd have to be a space cadet to forget what he did with this, Thankfully, Crack investigative journalists are now on the job.

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Would you like to have Hartnell back?

As a Flyers fan, I am now coveting your GM.  Homer the GM has made another dubious move in trading for the rights to Bryzgalov when there is no possibility of getting him under the cap and having...

Second straight year of get-in-the-playoffs-by-shootout?

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As Puck Daddy points out, whatever happens with the Sabres tonight, thanks to the stinkbomb the Rangers put out in the Thrashers game, the Hurricanes can clinch with a regulation/OT win vs Atlanta and then any win - even a shootout win - against Tampa Bay tomorrow night. If this scenario occurs, this would mean 2 straight years someone made it in by shootout, and also delicious Schadenfreude possibilities if NYR is a victim again.

Myers gets season opening start for Stros

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Not that "season opening" starts matter that much, but it might add a bit more drama to the game. Brett usually "rises to the occasion" but I'm guessing "regression" will characterize most of his season this year.

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Eric Gustafsson is not Blake Geoffrion

I mentioned in an earlier fanpost on the Predators acquiring Mike Underwood (sic) that sometimes their marketing department has "other agenda."  Well, since I go to a couple of games a year, the...

Mr. Underwood traded to Preds

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As a TN resident and frequent watcher of the Preds, something about this deal strikes me as quite odd. I'm not at all sure it was made for purely on-ice reasons.

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