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Mariners acquire two Minor League pitchers from Philadelphia


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Is it me, or is everyone on drugs in Philly. First they trade away Abreu, weakening their offense, and then they pick up an oldie like they're trying to make the playoffs. :cwy:

 

With the NL as pathetic as it is, the Phils have a legit shot at the Wild Card. But getting Moyer isn't really pushing for the playoffs, they just want a decent pitcher to fill out the rotation because the young guy they have up now (Mathieson) just isn't ready yet, he's going back down to the farm.

 

Abreu had to go, too much money for the half assed effort. That was a pure salary dump, he's not part of the future of this team, and he shouldn't be. Besides, the Phils have been playing great (and been a hell of a lot of fun to watch) since they unloaded Abreu and co.

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With the NL as pathetic as it is, the Phils have a legit shot at the Wild Card. But getting Moyer isn't really pushing for the playoffs, they just want a decent pitcher to fill out the rotation because the young guy they have up now (Mathieson) just isn't ready yet, he's going back down to the farm.

 

Abreu had to go, too much money for the half assed effort. That was a pure salary dump, he's not part of the future of this team, and he shouldn't be. Besides, the Phils have been playing great (and been a hell of a lot of fun to watch) since they unloaded Abreu and co.

You're not the only Philly fan who feels that way about Abreu. I'm surrounded by them up here, and they either love him or hate him. It's almost like the Yankee fans and A-Rod, except, although most of us want to string him up, we don't hate him.

 

Lydle has been a pleasant surprise, so again, thanks. :TU:

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Abreu is a damn good player, no doubt about that, but he just had to go. Too goddamn lazy for my taste. Unloading him gave the Phils a chance to play some younger guys everday, and they've worked out great.

 

Lidle always pitches well in the second half of the season - especially now that he's in a contract year. If you guys sign him, don't expect much from him in the future.

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