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  1. Nah. I think everyone knew Trout was going to get a much bigger deal regardless of where it was. Harper’s is certainly low considering the number of years, but while he’s very good, Trout is just on a whole other level and there’s no baseline for someone like him. I think it’s kind of silly that this could set the market for other players since there’s not really anyone that I’m aware of that’s in his league.
  2. Historicay what would make you think I would? This clearly locks him up for at least four or five years. His is desire to come “home” was legit, but his intelligence to take guaranteed money when available won out. Good on him. I called the Cliff Lee signing in ‘11 when the Phillies were mentioned by exactly zero teams as a competitor - I even said that from what I heard from my sources that he’d take less money if they offered - and he did. The angels knew the same was true here, so they did what needed to be done.
  3. Today we are all online bits and memes and twitter jokes.
  4. Pinstripe dress pants look stupid if not worn as part of a suit. Sure you might occasionally remove your jacket, but you’d never wear pinstriped pants on their own - or at least you shouldn’t. Point being that no team should wear pinstriped pants with their alts. If you’re not wearing a pinstriped jersey then you’re not a pinstriped team - at least that day.
  5. Yeah that’s totally different than other football fans.
  6. Why is “checking out” on a totally inept team that has been completely impotent for 20 years a bad thing? On the contrary, I’d question the sanity of anyone that spent 00s of $ to see that team play.
  7. Jordan Hicks is real good but will probably suffer a season-ending injury while signing the contract. I would never offer him a lot of guaranteed money - he will not play more than 10 games.
  8. Theres still a lot of offseason left, but I’d be willing to make some kind of board wager on that one. Foot long Foles and his magic dong only work in Philly.
  9. Many of the "classics" sound like they were for teams that were named by a bunch of old white guys back in the 20s - fitting, because at the time, the players were all "all american" white guys that looked straight out of a Rockwell painting. It's 2019, and it's unlikely that if given the choice, neither the players nor the younger fans would come up with "pioneers" for a team name. I shudder at the thought of singular team names, but I also think that a new team in a new league might be better served being with the times and not playing "O6 Dress up" with it's name. There's a balance between going with something that has some kind of local significance, and something that's relevant to the younger fans and players. With any new team, regardless of the league, it's said that it takes a generation to grow your fan base (unless you're a Florida baseball team), so why not go with something that hooks the youngsters?
  10. Desean Jackson back to the Eagles. Shouldn’t ever have been cut in the first place except that chip kelly was an insecure racist turd that spread gang rumors
  11. I’m not sure how the split works, but if the majority of sales are in fact split, then the other teams would be putting pressure on the poor-selling ones to do something since everyone is impacted by a low performer. If I’m the Yankees, I’m pissed that I’m giving welfare to the Marlins, and I’m sure MLB also wants the low-selling teams to step it up. Regardless of any split, everyone benefits from more sales, so that certainly has a lot to do with it.
  12. Should tampering between players be outlawed just like tampering is for management? I totally understand tampering rules for management - that rule should never change - but players? They're friends, in the same union, talk to each other off the field all the time. It's impossible to control, and harmless, because they're just like "yo bro, sign with us!", and not "OK, we'll give you 1.2B in a few years if you come to us, plus an option, so don't sign that extension with your current team". MLB gave Harper essentially a "cease and desist" for openly recruiting Mike Trout, and he was like "blow me, I talked to him all offseason, and I want to play with him", so now he just says (as recently as yesterday) "I'm dead serious about the player you know I'm talking about, I want him to come here and I know he wants to so I'm going to keep recruiting the player you know I'm talking about." What's the point of blocking that between players? You can maybe say "don't say it on camera or in any public situation", and I guess I get that, because it can impact the fans of the recruited player, but overall it's a silly rule that's impossible to truley enforce.
  13. Trout signing autographs for fans recently. Back to uniforms... The Phillies would have been better off dropping the white altogether (at least on the roads) rather than make it so thin that it contrasts too much against the outdated sleeve trim. I'm really not liking the photos I'm seeing of the "new" jersey. It actually looks just like the Russel replica I got back in '93, except that back then the sleeve trim was more restrained so it looked more cohesive.
  14. It really annoys me how the serifs are sharp, but the outer stroke is rounded around them. It looks very sloppy, and poor attention to detail.