Everyone alright after that Eagles game? I tunes out about halfway through the second quarter. My one year old was sick and wanted to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I didn’t feel like fighting it. Oh well, let’s move on to better things, like Phillies baseball!
Here at The Good Phight:
- Justin has your wrap up about the Phillies prospects and how they fared in the Arizona Fall League. Don’t know why, or if it is even valid, but Austin Listi is beginning to grow on me.
- I wrote about whether or not pursuing Dallas Keuchel is something the team should be doing. I took an idea from one of John Stolnis’ podcasts and kind of fleshed it out a little bit.
- On Friday, John Stolnis talked about the Middleton comments and the “stupid money” that will be spent. That’s great and all, but pardon the pessimist in me - I’ll believe it when I see it.
Other Phillies news:
- Oh, Buster. Buster Olney has some ideas about how the Phillies should be spending their money. The Phillies should not pursue two generational talents! They should instead spread it around to inferior players to better their chances of their investments blowing up in their faces! ::GIGANTIC eye roll::
- MLB Trade Rumors has a poll about the Phillies signing both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.
- A trade was made over the weekend. The Astros got their Marwin Gonzalez replacement from Toronto. A lot of rumors I see on the internet seem to be connecting the Phillies and Gonzalez simply because he can play a lot of positions and Gabe Kapler likes having people who can play a lot of positions. Um, don’t we want him to do these things well? Sure he was good in 2017 (144 wRC+) but his line was also fueled by a .344 BABIP. When that number regressed, so did his other numbers. He’s just an average defender. Color me skeptical about giving him significant money.
- Kenley Jensen is set for another heart surgery. Get well soon, Kenley.
- The Red Sox are bringing the gang back together, re-signing Steve Pearce to a deal. One year at $6.25 million? I’ll allow it.
Dear Lord, someone do something. Until next time...