lol at “yeah, but he (Giles) took a bunch of steroids” in a calm, earnest voice.
Foul on trading Prado for Uggla, but it’s close. We really, REALLY need power. But thank goodness it didn’t come down to that.
Foul on locking up Uggla at that super high price. Fair on 12 X 5. Barely. His 36-year-old season would scare me. Without his power, he’d be yuckville.
Fair on grabbing Uggla even if just for a year. Infante was the same one year.
And if we lose him, we’re back to squares: needing a LF, with a year less of Lowe’s and Chipper’s contracts. A no-brainer move.
Great show! DANNNNNNN UGGGGLLLLAAAAAAA!!!!!
Foul on “Fuggla” though. When he boots it, it should be “Dan Struggla”
Ryan Howard 43
Chase Utley 26
Dom Brown 26
Total from starting 8: 163
Now, James is usually optimistic, and I’ll believe McLouth is worth 15 homers when pigs fly, but he’s also optimistic on Howard, who I believe will hit around 35 as his epic power takes its first we-pay-him-WHAT slide.
In any case, if Atlanta closes the gap to 17 homers less than Philly (from the starters), considering the ballparks, I think we’ll be neck and neck with the boys from PA.
Listening to the show, writing this comment, while cooking traditional Creme Brulee French Toast for the Rev’s fam cause that’s how I roll. First of all, thanks for the HP World commercial. I was wondering about it and appreciated the details so i guess this is the opposite of hate mail.
Prado = heart and soul of our team this year AND last year. Even without Dunn I would give up baseball forever had they traded Meadow.
Steve, how sad the next time ABT gets together for a game I won’t get to cheer, “OH Infante!” You’ll miss that…I know you will.
I’m wondering how much we owe Charlie Manuel for this deal. How much better does Omar’s resume look being an all star?
Would Glaus (as in Gloss…as in high shine) be better off the bench? If his legs aren’t tired could he be our home run hitting pinch hitter?
I hope you don’t have too many listeners who don’t read the board cause Hammy’s desire to spank Steve could be disturbing to some.
Great show! Spring Training seems like a looooooooong time.:(
Curt, I agree about Brown’s numbers, but I’m not putting much stock in his ugly beginning as I am his AAA track record. Same with Freeman, and it looks like Bill James agrees.
I’ve heard it said that the way to utilize Bill James’ numbers is not to compare them to actual outcomes, but to other Bill James numbers for other teams, etc. Don’t know how much truth is in that, but that’s why I put them next to Phillies’ predictions rather than just tossing them out there.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I hope it’s a great day with family and friends.
I saw HP7 today. It was tremendously good. A very good translation from the book of the desperation and epic life and death tone. I’m already sick about having to wait until next summer for part 2. Has anyone else seen it yet?