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Trade Brown for Pence?: Yes. Not because I want to see Dom Brown get traded, he still could prove to be a very good player- All-Star, perhaps. But Pence is an All-Star right now. He makes the Phillies significantly better, not only because he’s good, but also because him batting fifth A) balances out the lineup better and B) allows Shane Victorino to bat in the more natural sixth, seventh, or second (when Polly is out) spots. It has a double positive effect. Just look at this lineup: Rollins, Polanco, Utley, Howard, Pence, Ibanez, Victorino, Ruiz, Ace. Yes and please.
Gut feeling: Yes. Though there’s a part of me that thinks Rube pulls a rabbit out of his trousers (right saying?) and gets someone whose name hasn’t even been mentioned. And keeps Brown.
Offseason: Win. Both the Kolb (getting DRC and a second rounder) and the Young deals were solid. In addition, they signed Jason Babin and all of their draft picks… except the hockey player.
Crossing Broads: Lindsay has that certain 80s Texas girl look to her, while Campbell used to date Jeff Carter. Um, Slott.
Crossing Bros: Looks vs. swagger- the classic conundrum. Doesn’t every girl chose swagger? Even though Roseman pulled off a heist this week, he’s only reaching for the bar set by Amaro. Big Rube.
Overpaid: Werth. But he doesn’t win by as much as you might think. At least, with Werth, the Nationals knew what they were getting. Kolb is a complete unknown. He has very little NFL experience and they are relying solely on potential (?). That being said, Werth’s contract is still ridiculous.
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Here’s the question: Which day and hour (range, ie: 3-4PM Saturday) do the Phillies make a “big” move this weekend? Will be when official announcement comes from club.
Enter after the jump.