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Offline ExposFan87

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Our beloved former prospect has returned!

Offline Truconfidence

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Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #1: December 17, 2015, 09:23:42 PM »
Phillips just tweeted. "513 to 202" "On deck"

513 is the Cincy area code. 202 is DCs. Trade about to go down?
Yup

Offline HTT

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Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #2: December 17, 2015, 09:24:47 PM »
Phillips would have to approve any deal.  So, that is likely the truth.

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Re: Welcome home Brandon Phillips!!!
« Reply #3: December 17, 2015, 09:27:28 PM »
 I bet he doesn't even recognize it ...

Offline skippy1999

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Re: Welcome home Brandon Phillips!!!
« Reply #4: December 17, 2015, 09:28:51 PM »
Our beloved former prospect has returned!

As has our favorite troll! :clap:

Offline skippy1999

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Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #5: December 17, 2015, 09:30:52 PM »
So, he's a decent hitter right? I'm good with this.

Offline Vega

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Re: Welcome home Brandon Phillips!!!
« Reply #6: December 17, 2015, 09:30:55 PM »
As has our favorite troll! :clap:
I'm more happy about that than getting Phillips.

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Re: Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #7: December 17, 2015, 09:31:56 PM »

This is so meh...  :(

Offline skippy1999

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Re: Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #8: December 17, 2015, 09:34:48 PM »

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Welcome home Brandon Phillips!!!
« Reply #9: December 17, 2015, 09:34:48 PM »
Our beloved former prospect has returned!
Good news for your Mets, eh? 

Offline rileyn

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Re: Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #10: December 17, 2015, 09:34:58 PM »
I didn't realize he has 23 stolen bases last year.

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Re: Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #11: December 17, 2015, 09:39:20 PM »
Better than nada :shrug:

No...because we had to give something up for him plus $14MM/yr.  Total meh...

This is like they spent money just for the sake of spending money...something Mark Lerner told me they would never do...

Rizzo is gone...

Offline madj55

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Re: Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #12: December 17, 2015, 09:39:34 PM »
Better than nada :shrug:
He improves the team. I'm happy with the move. Now we need to get our LH OF.

Offline Truconfidence

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Re: Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #13: December 17, 2015, 09:39:45 PM »
Still no leadoff hitter

LF Werth
2B Phillips
3B Rendon
RF Harper
1B Zimm
CF Taylor
SS Espi
C Ramos?
I see Phillips hitting 5th or 6th

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Re: Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #14: December 17, 2015, 09:41:50 PM »
No...because we had to give something up for him plus $14MM/yr.  Total meh...

This is like they spent money just for the sake of spending money...something Mark Lerner told me they would never do...

Rizzo is gone...

I'm still with ya VaRK.

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Offline mitlen

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Re: Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #16: December 17, 2015, 09:45:00 PM »
;)

Seriously, I don't see the upgrade value.    It's like they wanna be active just to prove they can be.

Offline skippy1999

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Re: Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #17: December 17, 2015, 09:45:40 PM »
I don't care about the money, I just wanted a new bat in this lineup :|

Offline Rasta

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Re: Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #18: December 17, 2015, 09:48:57 PM »
It all depends on what we had to give up to get him. He's a very solid player who has hit all throughout the top 5 of a lineup. Still solid on D and can swipe quite a few bases.

Offline madj55

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Re: Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #19: December 17, 2015, 09:59:16 PM »
So Phillips and say Blackmon isn't an upgrade over Taylor and Espi?  I want to live in the baseball world where you think that's true.
I'll be ecstatic if we land Phillips and Blackmon. That would make our lineup very solid.




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Re: Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #20: December 17, 2015, 10:08:28 PM »
I don't care about the money, I just wanted a new bat in this lineup :|

They almost replaced Yunel with Phillips...almost...for twice the price...and someone older who is sure to regress from last year...

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Re: Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #21: December 17, 2015, 10:09:03 PM »
Seriously, I don't see the upgrade value.    It's like they wanna be active just to prove they can be.

Yes...this...

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Re: Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #22: December 17, 2015, 10:11:41 PM »
They almost replaced Yunel with Phillips...almost...for twice the price...and someone older who is sure to regress from last year...

And picked up a decent reliever in the process

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Re: Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #23: December 17, 2015, 10:12:53 PM »
And picked up a decent reliever in the process

For his salary and another $7MM.  Pretty expensive arm. 

Offline Rasta

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Re: Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #24: December 17, 2015, 10:13:44 PM »
They almost replaced Yunel with Phillips...almost...for twice the price...and someone older who is sure to regress from last year...

That is completely ignoring the poor defense that Escobar provided and that he hit 60 points higher than he had in the previous 3 seasons. I think we would've all been talking about his progression if he had stayed here. He had a career year offensively.