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Some Phillies Links For You, November 7, 2011: Liar Liar, Michael Cuddyer, Gratitude, Favoritism, Thome Time

They're interested in me! They really are! (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
They're interested in me! They really are! (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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Rosenthal: Signing Michael Cuddyer won't help Philadelphia Phillies get any younger - MLB News | FOX Sports on MSN

Nothing against Cuddyer, who likely would be even more of an offensive force in hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park than he was at pitcher-friendly Target Field. But check out the Phillies’ declining run totals over the past three seasons: 820, 772, 713. Might it be time to try something different?

Nothing bothers me more than people mentioning declining run totals without discussing the change in offensive output league-wide. Bad form, Ken.

Jim Thome’s contract carries $250K in performance bonuses | HardballTalk
Get it, Jim!

Some pros don't know how good they have it

Rollins might sign somewhere else for security in 2015 and 2016. What about winning in 2012, 2013 and 2014 with the club that originally signed him?

Oh boy...

Boras: Ryan Madson already receiving "a lot of interest" | HardballTalk
In other news, I have "a lot of interest" in eating food today.

Amaro’s Latest Obsession: Michael Cuddyer | Phillies Nation
Good read.

Dr. Conlin's Rx for the Phillies
We tell our columnists to write articles like this, but we won't let bloggers write "f***" on their sites, because it is obscene!

Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin makes case to become Cubs' next manager
I see this photo and all I can think is that by golly, that man's got a big head.

Ex-Phillies pitcher J.C. Romero's insurance company suing St. Petersburg car dealership over stolen Porsche
Insert "small passenger compartment, arms in the air" joke here.

Phillies are the early World Series favorite

Crashburn Alley - A Closer Look at Michael Cuddyer
This guy ought to get the Proust Questionnaire.