Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Pepper

While we were sleeping the Phillies went from a team players wanted to play for to a team viewed as past its prime and no longer a desirable home address.

Free agents signing multi-gazillion dollar contracts can afford to leave a little on the table in exchange for a chance at the post-season.  No one realistically views the Phillies in that category any longer.  With too many holes and too many ifs, the Phils have entered rebuilding mode whether they publicly admit it or not.

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I always rooted for Shane Victorino.  Sure, he made his share of bonehead mistakes, mostly as a base runner, but he was a high-energy guy with good skills.  BUT $39 million for three years!!!!!?????  What could the Red Sox have possibly been thinking?  My guess is they suspected the Yankees were about to sign him and struck preemptively.

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Andy Reid is firing coaches and players before this dismal season ends in a pathetic attempt to lay blame anywhere but where it belongs, at the feet of the guy who hired/signed them in the first place.  Time's yours, Andy.   Time and material.

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I saw a promo picture from the Sixers the other day.  It might have had something to do with the 50th anniversary of the franchise here.  Is that possible?  Anyway, the real point of this little rant is that in the back row stood Andrew Bynum.  So I guess I can stop asking if anyone's seen him.  There he is.  Standing around and doing nothing.

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