END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby WilliamC » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:30 pm

TempleFan22 wrote:Shadow’s sources vs. 702’s sources.



Who is the Chicago Daily Tribune?

702 is way more on, IMO.
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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby SixerLed3 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:31 pm

Imagine being Matt Klentak and waking up yesterday to a bunch of congratulatory texts. There had to be a small moment where he panicked and thought the Phillies may have landed their star, right?
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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby phillychuck » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:31 pm

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I hope Machado is getting frequent Chicago weather updates today.


Not too much better here now. -25 wind chill last I looked.

Philadelphia right now is showing around 0 wind chill right now according to weather site, Chicago -35.


I'm pretty far North of Philly, but our radio guy just said -25. Maybe he was projecting forward to tonight.
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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby WilliamC » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:33 pm

SixerLed3 wrote:Imagine being Matt Klentak and waking up yesterday to a bunch of congratulatory texts. There had to be a small moment where he panicked and thought the Phillies may have landed their star, right?


Especially if he was blackout hammered Monday night.

Vegas pulling it convinced me.
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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby TenuredVulture » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:40 pm

We also have to consider the possibility that Boras, as he has sometimes done in the past, is overplaying his hand. It could very well be Phillies have the best offer out there but Boras is holding out for more. It's not like he hasn't overplayed his hand in the past.

And sure, maybe there is some collusion out there among the owners. But really, you don't need collusion to explain why a player is "only" being offered a 300 million dollar contract.

It's been awhile, but I seem to remember in econ in college learning that when you have a simultaneous monopsony and monopoly, models cannot determine a price equilibrium. Or something like that.
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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby MoBettle » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:49 pm

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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby 702 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:41 pm

Ertz:

Hey @Bharper3407... when we going to make this @Phillies thing official?? Been putting it off long enough :emoji eyes: :thinking emoji:
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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby Wolfgang622 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:43 pm

With the coming of the 2019 baseball season, many eyes in imprisoned backshegoes turned hopefully, or desperately, to the freedom of free agency. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado became the great targets. But, the Phillies could not get to Harper or Machado directly, and so a tortuous, roundabout process sprang up - a whisper to a newspaper reporter, the reporter talking to a Twitter user with the handle VickfromVegas who claimed to be friends with Harper’s uncle in high school, then by train, auto, or foot across the Northeast to dinner meetings with agents, to Clearwater in Florida. Here, the fortunate Phillies through money, or influence, or luck might obtain both Harper and Machado and scurry to the playoffs; and from the playoffs, to the World Series. But the phans wait on backshegoes... and wait... and wait... and wait.
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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby stevelxa476 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:44 pm

At this point, I'd almost sleep with Claude Raines if it meant getting one or both of them.
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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby swishnicholson » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:18 pm

Wolfgang622 wrote:With the coming of the 2019 baseball season, many eyes in imprisoned backshegoes turned hopefully, or desperately, to the freedom of free agency. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado became the great targets. But, the Phillies could not get to Harper or Machado directly, and so a tortuous, roundabout process sprang up - a whisper to a newspaper reporter, the reporter talking to a Twitter user with the handle VickfromVegas who claimed to be friends with Harper’s uncle in high school, then by train, auto, or foot across the Northeast to dinner meetings with agents, to Clearwater in Florida. Here, the fortunate Phillies through money, or influence, or luck might obtain both Harper and Machado and scurry to the playoffs; and from the playoffs, to the World Series. But the phans wait on backshegoes... and wait... and wait... and wait.


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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby Monkeyboy » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:27 pm

stevelxa476 wrote:At this point, I'd almost sleep with Claude Raines if it meant getting one or both of them.



That is oddly specific.
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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby WilliamC » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:33 pm

I will sleep with Betty White. If I can woo her into it.
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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby BigEd76 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:42 pm

Confirmed this is legit. ITS HAPPENING

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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby JFLNYC » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:45 pm

Claude Rains or Tim Raines?
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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby stevelxa476 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:49 pm

Monkeyboy wrote:
stevelxa476 wrote:At this point, I'd almost sleep with Claude Raines if it meant getting one or both of them.



That is oddly specific.


I was playing off Wolfgang's Casablanca spoof.
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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby Monkeyboy » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:13 pm

stevelxa476 wrote:
Monkeyboy wrote:
stevelxa476 wrote:At this point, I'd almost sleep with Claude Raines if it meant getting one or both of them.



That is oddly specific.


I was playing off Wolfgang's Casablanca spoof.


I have somehow never seen Casablanca. Like Claude Raines though. Good character actor.
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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby MoBettle » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:18 pm

My favorite take of the Harper stuff is all the people calling in on the radio saying "Yo we got that mormon church come on!"
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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby swishnicholson » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:51 am

Monkeyboy wrote:
stevelxa476 wrote:
Monkeyboy wrote:
stevelxa476 wrote:At this point, I'd almost sleep with Claude Raines if it meant getting one or both of them.



That is oddly specific.


I was playing off Wolfgang's Casablanca spoof.


I have somehow never seen Casablanca. Like Claude Raines though. Good character actor.


I have, but missed the reference anyway. Poetic as hell, though. Let's hope we dont receive a note that reads: Phillies, We cannot go with you or ever see you again. You must not ask why. Just believe that we love you. Go, my darling, and God bless you. Bryce & Manny.
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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby phorever » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:20 am

Wolfgang622 wrote:With the coming of the 2019 baseball season, many eyes in imprisoned backshegoes turned hopefully, or desperately, to the freedom of free agency. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado became the great targets. But, the Phillies could not get to Harper or Machado directly, and so a tortuous, roundabout process sprang up - a whisper to a newspaper reporter, the reporter talking to a Twitter user with the handle VickfromVegas who claimed to be friends with Harper’s uncle in high school, then by train, auto, or foot across the Northeast to dinner meetings with agents, to Clearwater in Florida. Here, the fortunate Phillies through money, or influence, or luck might obtain both Harper and Machado and scurry to the playoffs; and from the playoffs, to the World Series. But the phans wait on backshegoes... and wait... and wait... and wait.


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Re: END THIS STUPID THING ALREADY: Phillies Offseason

Postby Rev_Beezer » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:58 am

How did I miss that Harper is Mormon? Makes sense given where he grew up. Also, that means some congregation will get a nice lift from this contract, since LDS congregations require 10% of all members income, to the point that they also ask for tax returns for proof.
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