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***Official Philadelphia Philies 2016 Thread*** Is Reading better than the Cubs?.

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Francouer to KC Matt Diaz to Pitt Dom Brown sent home from winter ball because he was hitting under .100. Please don't tell me that Ben Francisco is our rightfielder next year. CLIFF LEE!!!! #### RF! 5 yr, $115m. #### THE YANKS 7 yr/$138 and TX $161!!!

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I wasn't expecting anything big to happen too soon. Being handcuffed by the payroll, particularly Ibanez' 10m anchor, there isn't going to be a big splash this week.

Franceur, Diaz, meh. Are they really that much better than our current options? Still hearing rumors about Cuddyer for some reason. Not sure why Minny would even trade him, or what we have to offer in return. But I would be onboard with that move, albeit very unlikely.

The one thing that has me confused is Reuben professing that Brown doesn't have a definite roster spot on the big club, stating if we feel he needs more at bats then he's ok with him starting in the minors. Then what the hell did you have him wasting time on our bench in September?? If that's the case then he better add someone to help out in RF.

Gotta get some serious BP help too.

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The Aaron Roward rumors are interesting

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On the cusp of signing

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DENNYS REYES

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The epitome of the journeyman, left-handed specialist.

Which is fine, as they certainly needed to fill that.

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The Aaron Roward rumors are interesting

Yea, for you maybe. ;)

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The Aaron Roward rumors are interesting

Yea, for you maybe. :thanks:
Take my wife, please

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Lee back to Phils? :confused::confused::popcorn:

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

The top bullets have the latest:

One member of the Phillies organization has said to Jack Curry of the YES Network that Lee isn't in the same class as C.C. Sabathia and Roy Halladay and would be a riskier signing (Twitter link).

A decision is unlikely tonight, but could come tomorrow, according to Heyman (on Twitter).

The Yankees are now "extremely negative" about landing Lee and they believe he is leaning toward the Phillies' offer, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post (on Twitter).

There is a belief Lee is heading to the Phillies, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network (on Twitter). Meanwhile, Jon Heyman of SI.com says the Phils "look like a very strong candidate to win Lee's services" (Twitter link).

Lee moved closer to a decision tonight, according to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick. The Phillies entered the bidding for Lee after the winter meetings and have presented the lefty with “a spirited late bid,” Crasnick writes.

The Phillies, Yankees and Rangers are finalists for Lee, who appears to be close to deciding on a team, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com (on Twitter).

The Phillies are looking to unload Joe Blanton and the $17MM that remains on his contract through 2012, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (Twitter link).

The Phillies are still bidding on Lee, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. declined to comment, but a source told Rosenthal that the team is "not out."

Lee has yet to make a decision, Yankees GM Brian Cashman told Tyler Kepner of the New York Times (on Twitter). "He'll make [a decision] someday," Cashman said.

There are still rumblings about a third team, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (on Twitter). The mystery team's offer appears to be significantly lower than the Yankees' proposal, but it's from a place Lee "loves."

Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes, "You would be surprised at how many folks [in the game] think there is a legitimate third team bidding on Lee beyond the Yankees and Rangers." Sherman speculates on who that team might be. Less than a third of you believe such a club exists.

Lee's agent Darek Braunecker has been in touch with the Yankees today, tweets ESPN's Buster Olney, and he said the process is ongoing.

The unidentified third team is only willing to go four or five years, writes George A. King III of the New York Post.

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Lee back to Phils? :confused::confused::popcorn:

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

The top bullets have the latest:

One member of the Phillies organization has said to Jack Curry of the YES Network that Lee isn't in the same class as C.C. Sabathia and Roy Halladay and would be a riskier signing (Twitter link).

A decision is unlikely tonight, but could come tomorrow, according to Heyman (on Twitter).

The Yankees are now "extremely negative" about landing Lee and they believe he is leaning toward the Phillies' offer, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post (on Twitter).

There is a belief Lee is heading to the Phillies, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network (on Twitter). Meanwhile, Jon Heyman of SI.com says the Phils "look like a very strong candidate to win Lee's services" (Twitter link).

Lee moved closer to a decision tonight, according to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick. The Phillies entered the bidding for Lee after the winter meetings and have presented the lefty with “a spirited late bid,” Crasnick writes.

The Phillies, Yankees and Rangers are finalists for Lee, who appears to be close to deciding on a team, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com (on Twitter).

The Phillies are looking to unload Joe Blanton and the $17MM that remains on his contract through 2012, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (Twitter link).

The Phillies are still bidding on Lee, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. declined to comment, but a source told Rosenthal that the team is "not out."

Lee has yet to make a decision, Yankees GM Brian Cashman told Tyler Kepner of the New York Times (on Twitter). "He'll make [a decision] someday," Cashman said.

There are still rumblings about a third team, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (on Twitter). The mystery team's offer appears to be significantly lower than the Yankees' proposal, but it's from a place Lee "loves."

Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes, "You would be surprised at how many folks [in the game] think there is a legitimate third team bidding on Lee beyond the Yankees and Rangers." Sherman speculates on who that team might be. Less than a third of you believe such a club exists.

Lee's agent Darek Braunecker has been in touch with the Yankees today, tweets ESPN's Buster Olney, and he said the process is ongoing.

The unidentified third team is only willing to go four or five years, writes George A. King III of the New York Post.

The prospect of this is insane.

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Lee back to Phils? :confused::confused::popcorn:

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

The top bullets have the latest:

One member of the Phillies organization has said to Jack Curry of the YES Network that Lee isn't in the same class as C.C. Sabathia and Roy Halladay and would be a riskier signing (Twitter link).

A decision is unlikely tonight, but could come tomorrow, according to Heyman (on Twitter).

The Yankees are now "extremely negative" about landing Lee and they believe he is leaning toward the Phillies' offer, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post (on Twitter).

There is a belief Lee is heading to the Phillies, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network (on Twitter). Meanwhile, Jon Heyman of SI.com says the Phils "look like a very strong candidate to win Lee's services" (Twitter link).

Lee moved closer to a decision tonight, according to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick. The Phillies entered the bidding for Lee after the winter meetings and have presented the lefty with “a spirited late bid,” Crasnick writes.

The Phillies, Yankees and Rangers are finalists for Lee, who appears to be close to deciding on a team, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com (on Twitter).

The Phillies are looking to unload Joe Blanton and the $17MM that remains on his contract through 2012, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (Twitter link).

The Phillies are still bidding on Lee, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. declined to comment, but a source told Rosenthal that the team is "not out."

Lee has yet to make a decision, Yankees GM Brian Cashman told Tyler Kepner of the New York Times (on Twitter). "He'll make [a decision] someday," Cashman said.

There are still rumblings about a third team, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (on Twitter). The mystery team's offer appears to be significantly lower than the Yankees' proposal, but it's from a place Lee "loves."

Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes, "You would be surprised at how many folks [in the game] think there is a legitimate third team bidding on Lee beyond the Yankees and Rangers." Sherman speculates on who that team might be. Less than a third of you believe such a club exists.

Lee's agent Darek Braunecker has been in touch with the Yankees today, tweets ESPN's Buster Olney, and he said the process is ongoing.

The unidentified third team is only willing to go four or five years, writes George A. King III of the New York Post.

The prospect of this is insane.

Holy.

#######.

####.

:toilet:

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Well this would certainly shock the world. This is insane.

Man Reuben has some balls, doesn't he?!? Gotta love it.

And to think this was once a francshise that didn't believe in paying for starting pitching, trotting out guys like Robert Person and Omar Daal on opening day. How the times have changed!!!!!!

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Well this would certainly shock the world. This is insane. Man Reuben has some balls, doesn't he?!? Gotta love it. And to think this was once a francshise that didn't believe in paying for starting pitching, trotting out guys like Robert Person and Omar Daal on opening day. How the times have changed!!!!!!

He gets the four words that are most important in baseball: Starting Pitching Wins Championships.Say what you want about the 2010 postseason, but the team with the best pitching won it all.

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Well this would certainly shock the world. This is insane. Man Reuben has some balls, doesn't he?!? Gotta love it. And to think this was once a francshise that didn't believe in paying for starting pitching, trotting out guys like Robert Person and Omar Daal on opening day. How the times have changed!!!!!!

He gets the four words that are most important in baseball: Starting Pitching Wins Championships.Say what you want about the 2010 postseason, but the team with the best pitching won it all.
True and true. That's why I love him. #### Ed Wade, Gillick came in and got things rolling and Reuben has jumped on the steamroller. He wants it bad, I admire it. :rolleyes: Someone just tweeted..."IF you are the Red Sox, aren't you calling the Phils demanding to take Blanton and Ibanez' contracts??";)

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Well this would certainly shock the world. This is insane. Man Reuben has some balls, doesn't he?!? Gotta love it. And to think this was once a francshise that didn't believe in paying for starting pitching, trotting out guys like Robert Person and Omar Daal on opening day. How the times have changed!!!!!!

He gets the four words that are most important in baseball: Starting Pitching Wins Championships.Say what you want about the 2010 postseason, but the team with the best pitching won it all.
True and true. That's why I love him. #### Ed Wade, Gillick came in and got things rolling and Reuben has jumped on the steamroller. He wants it bad, I admire it. :lmao: Someone just tweeted..."IF you are the Red Sox, aren't you calling the Phils demanding to take Blanton and Ibanez' contracts??":lmao:
Depending on your source, Philly is either the fifth or sixth largest city in the country. About time they started acting like a big-market club.

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OMG

mlbtraderumors MLB Trade Rumors

Phillies Agree To Sign Cliff Lee

Sullivan_Ranger TR Sullivan

by mlbtraderumors

http://bit.ly/icExAK Lee going to the Phillies. Rangers have been told

SI_JonHeyman Jon Heyman

yankees have been told they're out of cliff lee sweepstakes

ToddZolecki Todd Zolecki

Here you go, Phillies fans. RT @Sullivan_Ranger: http://bit.ly/icExAK Lee going to the Phillies. Rangers have been told

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Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OH, Reuben KNOWS!!!!!!!! ;):shock::shock::hot::pickle::eek::shock::hot::eek:

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Ok, not to be a wet blanket here but who's out to clear payroll?

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#### rf this ####### rules

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Ok, not to be a wet blanket here but who's out to clear payroll?

At least Blanton, maybe Ibanez too if Reuben can beg someone to take half of his contract.

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Yankees gotta be hating this right now. Missed out on Crawford and Werth because they put all of their energy in getting Lee. Now this. :goodposting:

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Four aces.

Four.

Baseball has never seen this before.

I can't sleep. This is insane.

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Four aces.Four.Baseball has never seen this before. I can't sleep. This is insane.

Right there with ya.*I* could be the #5 pitcher, make 30 starts, and this team would still win 90 games.

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Christmas doth come early this year... Championship!!!!

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Four aces.Four.Baseball has never seen this before. I can't sleep. This is insane.

I am ####### freaking out.And MLBN is supposed to have Hot Stove on right now, but they are actually doing some show aout managers,

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Who remembers the Four Aces? They're back!!

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My god I just got to work and realized it wasn't all a dream!!!! I'm still not sure I believe it until I see the press conference!!!

Unbeleevable!!!!

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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WELCOME BACK CLIFF!

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This didn't just happen...

Hell they could sign me to play RF now ......

wow.

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I was at the bar last night when this all went down. We were sitting at a table and a guy walked over from the bar and proclaimed "I have an erection right now."

I never thought I'd be happy to hear those words from another man, but as it turns out, it was pretty a damn good feeling.

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Joe Blanton to Boston?

No details what they're getting back or how much salary hey have to eat.

Boston I guess would be looking to flip a pitcher?

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