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    i agree that the strategy of working in young...

    i agree that the strategy of working in young players, signing veterans for shorter contracts to try to stay in wild card contention while rebuilding the pharm system with better draft picks and more...
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    It really appears the plan is to sign only free...

    It really appears the plan is to sign only free agents on short term , low dollar contracts and try to catch lightning in the bottle with a veteran team while buying time for the pharm system to...
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    I think the chances of the Phils competing for...

    I think the chances of the Phils competing for the post season are long this year no matter who they add unless they make 4-5 key additions which would put them above the luxury tax which theyre not...
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    I've generally been a supportor of Amaro the...

    I've generally been a supportor of Amaro the last few yrs but looking at the overall state of our franchise at the major and minor league level and compare it to the Nationals and Braves and see all...
  5. Thread: WHO Next

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    Obviously I mean post season not pet season.

    Obviously I mean post season not pet season.
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    Unfortunately, the braves are close to acquiring...

    Unfortunately, the braves are close to acquiring Justin Upton to go with BJ Upton and Heyward in a terrific young outfield. Given the status of young heading into their prime players on Nationals...
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    Looking at where the team stands in the NL East...

    Looking at where the team stands in the NL East and NL in general, the reports of Braves possibly acquiring Justin Upton, the Hamels shoulder injury and the weakness of our lineup and minor league...
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    I agree. I'm concerned we've seen our last...

    I agree.

    I'm concerned we've seen our last playoff game for a LONG time with an aging roster and thin Farm system
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    I agree. Problem is this roster doesn't have...

    I agree.

    Problem is this roster doesn't have any low priced contributing talent.

    For example, they had to spend 6 million on Adams because their younger bullpen arms failed.

    Have an outfield...
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    At this point, the best move is probably to play...

    At this point, the best move is probably to play Ruf and Brown until you see what you' re going to get from Halladay, Utley and Howard which is key to season anyway and trade for an outfielder if...
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    There certainly have been a number of high...

    There certainly have been a number of high profile multitooled outfielders that have failed over last 10 yrs of so.

    Those are good examples

    I do think his OB% will be much better than Young's....
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    The lack of development of Brown from a highly...

    The lack of development of Brown from a highly regarded prospect really hurt
    He should have been a solid contributing corner outfielder by now or atleast a young player with measurable upside...
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    Many of the posters on this site know a lot more...

    Many of the posters on this site know a lot more about the players in the phillies farm system than I do. I have never seen any of these players in action. All I know is what I read on various...
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    Unfortunately, i think we are going to have...

    Unfortunately, i think we are going to have plenty of opportunity and high draft picks over the next 5 yrs to rebuild the quality of our Farm system.

    I hope our assessment of the current system is...
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    THe pence trade was a mistake and an...

    THe pence trade was a mistake and an overreaction.
    Amaro was trying as best he could to make the team bulletproof in a short postseason series which is not a good reason to make a trade because its...
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    As a new contributor to the site, I certainly...

    As a new contributor to the site, I certainly respect the various opinions and enjoy the debate, I just disagree with the assessment of the farm system without trades

    A system with
    Singleton
    D...
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    I think the key distinction in the discussion is...

    I think the key distinction in the discussion is the assessment of the status of the farm system vs the reason why their farm system is currently not stocked with prospects and what that says about...
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    I think the Phil's farm system is pretty much...

    I think the Phil's farm system is pretty much what you would expect from a team that has drafted in the bottom half or at the bottom of the first round for a decade, has traded away prospects to try...
  19. Thread: WHO Next

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    The problem with the 2013 version of the Phillies...

    The problem with the 2013 version of the Phillies is, despite what some posters on this site seem to claim, we really have no idea what to expect and that clouds decisions of what is the best course...
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    For better or worse, the value of Ross is you...

    For better or worse, the value of Ross is you know what you're going to get
    .260 20 hrs 80 RBI. OB .325
    Btw. You need to look at how good his numbers are against left handed pitching in 2012

    If...
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    Actually like the Lannan move. A lot better than...

    Actually like the Lannan move.
    A lot better than the contract the Angels gave Blanton who is probably worse than Lannan at this point.

    At age 28 and with numbers that have slowly gotten better...
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    Just reviewed the corner outfielders of each team...

    Just reviewed the corner outfielders of each team and who might be available.
    Slim pickings for the dollars we have to spend and the trade chips we have to move.

    We might really be better off...
  23. Thread: Mike Adams

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    There is but i could say the same about every...

    There is but i could say the same about every free agent signed this winter in terms of performance or length of contract.

    Thats why its tougher to be a real GM than a armchair GM.
  24. Thread: Mike Adams

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    Cuddyer and Cody Ross seem like the same player...

    Cuddyer and Cody Ross seem like the same player to me.

    I'd rather sign Ross, annual salary will be about the same perhaps with a 3rd yr and save our trade chips for in season.

    actually would...
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    In search of a power corner outfielder in a...

    In search of a power corner outfielder in a trade, what are our realistic trade chips of near major league ready talent that we could give up without hurting too much?

    Valle
    a reliever other than...
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