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do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Topic Start: October 10, 2011, 10:26:34 AM »
Just a thought, but with Howard out for most of next year, do you think the Phils have any interest in Laroche? Then maybe we can park big-body Michael Morse back at 1B.

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #1: October 10, 2011, 10:27:32 AM »
[Phil Wood] I think they'll sign Jim Thome. [/Phil Wood]

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #2: October 10, 2011, 10:44:53 AM »
[Phil Wood] I think they'll sign Jim Thome. [/Phil Wood]



Jim Thome is too recent for Phil Wood's liking.

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #3: October 10, 2011, 10:47:46 AM »
Jim Thome is too recent for Phil Wood's liking.

Yeah, he's still alive.

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #4: October 10, 2011, 11:22:10 AM »


Jim Thome is too recent for Phil Wood's liking.

I'm serious... Wood actually suggested Thome to replace Howard next year.

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #5: October 10, 2011, 12:33:55 PM »
The Phils will have a wealth of 1st base choices in the offseason.  Emphasis on word WEALTH

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #6: October 10, 2011, 12:42:56 PM »
Doubtful anyone is willing to take LaRoche directly off the DL.

LaRoche is notorious for being a slow starter further tempering off-season interest.

Unlikely as teams seldom trade in the division if they can help it.

The Phillies are close to the luxury tax and are unlikely to cross the line.

Teams don't trade for players just because WNFF wants to get rid of them.

How many threads do we need to discuss the same thing?

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #7: October 10, 2011, 12:50:32 PM »
How many threads do we need to discuss the same thing?

1,400+. The more threads out there the better chance the Phillies see we want them to have LaRoche.


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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #8: October 10, 2011, 12:51:36 PM »
Interesting theory. :lol:

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #9: October 10, 2011, 02:20:32 PM »
[Phil Wood] I think they'll sign Jim Thome. [/Phil Wood]

Unbelievable how condescending Woods is toward the idea that the Phillies would take LaRouche but then suggests a Thome as a replacement. 

Not saying that LaRoche to Philly is going to happen.  But they won't be looking for a big name guy like Pujols or Fielder because they only need a stop-gap.  With the rise of Morse and how he fits in nicely at first we'd love to dump LaRoche.  And Woods suggestion that we wouldn't want to trade within the division is laughable.  (Milledge for Church, NJ and Bonafacio to Fla)


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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #10: October 10, 2011, 04:19:07 PM »
12:$20M, 13:$20M, 14:$25M, 15:$25M, 16:$25M, 17:$23M club option ($10M buyout)


that looks really ugly right now. Going into next year, the Phills have 112 million already committed with cole hammels going into to arbitration before becoming a free agent in 2013 (i.e. he's going to get a huge contract) and hunter Pence in year 2 of arbitration. I doubt they have the flexibility to do anything big

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #11: October 10, 2011, 07:56:13 PM »
Oh god, I would get a woody if we could dump Laroche on the Phils

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #12: October 10, 2011, 08:29:53 PM »
Oh god, I would get a woody if we could dump Laroche on the Phils

Is that you Ted Lerner?

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #13: October 10, 2011, 08:46:46 PM »
:rofl:
(Even a 'shiner recognizes funny.)
Is that you Ted Lerner?


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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #14: October 10, 2011, 08:59:22 PM »
Is that you Ted Lerner?

Chris Marrero could start and we'd find out if he's going to be decent. Or, thats 8 million we can throw at Pujols :D

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #15: October 10, 2011, 09:09:24 PM »
Chris Marrero could start and we'd find out if he's going to be decent. Or, thats 8 million we can throw at Pujols :D

I hear you. It's just that Lerner has inside sources here PANatsFan and I thought maybe one of his shills had hacked your account.

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #16: October 11, 2011, 12:39:45 PM »
Naw. I just would love to see the Phillies give us something for Laroche and take his salary. Then again, I'm absolutely loving watching Philadelphia fall flat on its face right now

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #18: November 08, 2011, 10:09:05 AM »
Good signing for the Phils. In all honestly, Ryan Howard could be out till next year's All Star Break. So show off Jim Thome and then when Howard is healthy, they can trade him or keep him as a lefty pinch hitter.

Plus, this allows them to play Mayberry in LF, thus keeping Dominic Brown in Triple A (though I have no idea why)

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #19: November 08, 2011, 02:07:57 PM »
In all honestly, Ryan Howard could be out till next year's All Star Break.


I was overjoyed when i heard the news! :)

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #20: November 08, 2011, 02:12:06 PM »
I was overjoyed when i heard the news! :)


I don't cheer when players get injured.

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #21: November 08, 2011, 02:12:44 PM »
I don't cheer when players get injured.

Easy to misinterpret, but I don't think that's exactly what he meant.

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #22: November 08, 2011, 03:10:36 PM »
Easy to misinterpret, but I don't think that's exactly what he meant.

I think I understood it pretty well.

He's happy one of Philly's top players is out for half a year because it improves the Nats chances of winning.

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #23: November 08, 2011, 06:03:20 PM »
Yes, but that's not the same thing as cheering his injury

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Re: do the Phillies come for Laroche?
« Reply #24: November 08, 2011, 08:47:45 PM »
There's a decent chance Thome replicates Howard's production, at least offensively.  There's nothing to rejoice about.