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cityboyemt3
10-11-2012, 01:14 AM
The Phillies traded two high-priced outfielders in what many called a house cleaning. Could those moves have been done to make finiancial room for Josh Hamilton and his pending free agency? His bat in the lineup to protect Ryan Howard and fill a hole in the outfield would look pretty good to Phillies fans. He will likely cost $25-30 million, but they freed up over $20 million by trading Pence and Victorino and will lose Polanco's $6 million as well (and could still trade Utley and his $12 million). Something to think about...

sexicano31
10-11-2012, 01:16 AM
1. It's impossible to protect Ryan Howard
2. I hope to **** not

Blue_Ninja
10-11-2012, 01:18 AM
Overpaying for older players is a great idea because we clearly have had success by doing that before.

sexicano31
10-11-2012, 01:20 AM
Also lol at trading Utley. Because having Galvis play 2b or 3B all year is a grand idea. OF is easier to fill via FA or internally. 3B should be the major concern.

Tkais9009
10-11-2012, 01:38 AM
113 million already going to hamels, doc, lee, howard, pap, and rollins.

utley at 15 mil too.

even if someone would take utley and his salary, i dont see hamilton to philly happening

BrianWestKins
10-11-2012, 01:48 AM
I think he's going to Boston

utl768
10-11-2012, 01:50 AM
as a mets fan i can only hope so

ive gotten alot of joy watching them waste so much money the last few years

YouAreSoWrong
10-11-2012, 02:03 AM
as a mets fan i can only hope so

ive gotten alot of joy watching them waste so much money the last few years

and also win a world series? :eyebrow:

AI
10-11-2012, 02:15 AM
I think he's going to Boston

God, I hope not.

Illa215
10-11-2012, 02:44 AM
No! No god no!

Illa215
10-11-2012, 02:45 AM
and also win a world series? :eyebrow:

YouAreSoRight.

MagicBucsSox
10-11-2012, 02:52 AM
I think he's going to Boston

If Boston passed (rumor) on Maurer , no way they take on a Hamilton

I'll guess SF

More-Than-Most
10-11-2012, 03:34 AM
Paps/Howard/Lee are all bad deals.. I love Hamilton at 3-4 years but he will get like 200 million and to hell with that... **** out of here...PASS.

Edit-Lee is not a bad deal but that is a ton for a guy his age even at the discount he gave us. Its an ok deal but with how much we have tied up in about 5 guys we need to spread the money around instead of trying for all stars at every position.

HowFit
10-11-2012, 04:25 AM
I think he's going to Boston

I could see that...

ruckus16969
10-11-2012, 05:03 AM
I think he's going to Boston

God I hope so. This guys is not as injury prone as everyone thinks. For the past 3 years he has spent very little time on the disabled list. He is a top 5 hitter in the league. He's consistent. He'd wouldn't be able to play CF for much longer and thats fine we can thow in in RF for now and when he loses his range toss him over to LF if he turns into to much of a statue in 4 or 5 years he can DH.

StayOnBoard
10-11-2012, 08:11 AM
If they trade Cliff Lee it's certainly possible but I have my doubts they'd shed so much salary only to put themselves back into a hole...

You never really know though with the Phillies - they seem to pull huge deals out of no where.

HowFit
10-11-2012, 08:12 AM
Why does it even matter? There are a lot of teams that could sign him...

Pinstripe pride
10-11-2012, 08:21 AM
i doubt it

lol, please
10-12-2012, 01:47 PM
Currently Vegas has the Giants with the best odds to sign him, we have a thread about it in our forum.

FWIW.

TyrionLannister
10-12-2012, 05:47 PM
I also have a feeling he's Boston-bound.

BabyJayMusic
10-12-2012, 06:05 PM
Scary to think about buy how about the Nationals?

Nomar
10-12-2012, 06:08 PM
I will bet my left nut that Hamilton isnt "Boston bound". Not to imply anything about you guys, but if you spent the time following the Sox and their news like we do in the Sox forum, you would understand that this is the exact opposite of what this team is trying to become.

Rain City
10-12-2012, 06:09 PM
do we really think hes getting 25-30 mil? I was thinking (hoping), some of the big dogs would be scared off, that he was down to 20-23 mil...

Im surprised more are not saying Baltimore. Open spot in RF, perfect ballpark, close to NC....

I think he has more value in the AL for more DH opps, but may not be a big deal.

Rain City
10-12-2012, 06:13 PM
I will bet my left nut that Hamilton isnt "Boston bound". Not to imply anything about you guys, but if you spent the time following the Sox and their news like we do in the Sox forum, you would understand that this is the exact opposite of what this team is trying to become.

if boston isnt going to make a play, we can assume NY and Tex will pass, doubt LA is going to make a play, that makes philly the only traditional big spender (unless Chi comes out of the blue)... No way he gets 30 mil per, surprised if he even got 25 mil per.

gaughan333
10-12-2012, 06:51 PM
The Phillies traded two high-priced outfielders in what many called a house cleaning. Could those moves have been done to make finiancial room for Josh Hamilton and his pending free agency? His bat in the lineup to protect Ryan Howard and fill a hole in the outfield would look pretty good to Phillies fans. He will likely cost $25-30 million, but they freed up over $20 million by trading Pence and Victorino and will lose Polanco's $6 million as well (and could still trade Utley and his $12 million). Something to think about...

Only the Phillies would pay an (ex) drug addict, alcoholic, who can't hit in day games, 25 to 30 mil a year

jmoney85
10-12-2012, 07:12 PM
doubt he gets more than a 3 year deal... maybe 4 tops

More-Than-Most
10-12-2012, 07:26 PM
Currently Vegas has the Giants with the best odds to sign him, we have a thread about it in our forum.

FWIW.

You guys better hope not...Your a great team without another horrid contract

whitesoxfan83
10-12-2012, 07:27 PM
Only the Phillies would pay an (ex) drug addict, alcoholic, who can't hit in day games, 25 to 30 mil a year

Key word is ex drug addict and he actually hit better in day games this year than night.

I can't say what he's worth a year but he's a 100million dollar player one way or another...

More-Than-Most
10-12-2012, 07:27 PM
If the Phillies could get him at 3-4 years I would be ok with it.

Marques24kobe
10-12-2012, 07:46 PM
If he only signs a 3-4 year contract a lot of teams will be in on him

fadedmario
10-12-2012, 07:48 PM
He'll be a Tiger.

I don't even want him on the team, but I can almost guarantee our 134 year old owner wants to buy a World Series.

Buster Olney reported we would be one of the teams to take a crack at him.

RaiderKid318
10-12-2012, 07:50 PM
No

MetsFanatic19
10-12-2012, 07:50 PM
I think Philly is playing more for the near future. They have so much money wrappe dup in veterans as it is. Once they're all gone, then you can expect to see them spend big again.

knicks=love
10-12-2012, 08:32 PM
no.

i've heard the phillies are going to talk to the rays about a howard for upton swap.

Fly
10-12-2012, 09:55 PM
no.

i've heard the phillies are going to talk to the rays about a howard for upton swap.

the rays aren't gonna want a piece of howard..

SenorGato
10-12-2012, 10:03 PM
I think Philly is playing more for the near future. They have so much money wrappe dup in veterans as it is. Once they're all gone, then you can expect to see them spend big again.

They should be playing for the near future. There's still good players on that roster and none of them are really crazy old either. If Halladay bounces back to be a good #3 to Hamels and Lee then things are going really well for them next year.

cityboyemt3
12-30-2012, 05:50 AM
as a mets fan i can only hope so

ive gotten alot of joy watching them waste so much money the last few years

Wow, a Mets fan talking about a team wasting money on players? Classic! lol

jomota
12-30-2012, 07:06 AM
Wow, a Mets fan talking about a team wasting money on players? Classic! lol

Everything goes in cycles.

And by the way:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=mlb&id=2937948

Kenny Powders
12-30-2012, 08:17 AM
Wow, a Mets fan talking about a team wasting money on players? Classic! lol

A lot of time on your hands?

Nomar
12-30-2012, 08:27 AM
A lot of time on your hands?

Right? Lol. Cue "Closing Time".