Kyle Scott is the founder and editor of CrossingBroad.com. He has written for CBS Philly and Philly Voice, and been a panelist or contributor on NBC Sports Philly, FOX 29 and SNY TV, as well as a recurring guest on 97.5 The Fanatic, 94 WIP, 106.7 The Fan and other stations. He has more than 10 years experience running digital media properties and in online advertising and marketing.
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All I kept thinking was how much everyone who is not a Phillies fan right now is just instantly going to hate us.
Rube is in charge of the new evil empire.
Anyone who would rather have Madson than Papelbon is a complete Phillies homer. Papelbon has been a proven closer for 6 years. Madson has only been a proven closer for one year (which was his contract year hint hint), and it was less than two years ago everyone was crucifying him when he landed on the DL after he broke his toe by kicking a chair following a blown save. Papelbon also has a postseason ERA of 1.00, WHIP of 0.81, and a World Series ring as a CLOSER. Plus, Papelbon is a year younger than Madson despite have 6 times as much experience closing, and he’s only costing us 1.5 mil more a year than the rumored Madson deal. Sure, Papelbon has struggled the last two years but he had a solid bounce back season last year. He just struggled towards the end of the season because Boston completely overused him. Some rest and a change of scenery along with correctly managing him should do wonders. It wasn’t long ago this guy was considered one of the top 3 closers in baseball. Also, for the people saying to bring back Madson as a set up man, why on earth would he want that? He’s been waiting to be “the man” in a bullpen his whole career. After having it for a year, why would he sign somewhere where he wouldn’t close? And even if you could get him to sign as a set up man, why would we pay a set up man 10-11 mil a year?! Especially when we still need to sign a shortstop and third baseman! With Boras as his agent, there’s no doubt he’ll get at least 10 mil a year. Not to mention, the fact that Madson didn’t become a reliable closer until his contract year speaks volumes. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he started declining once he got that big paycheck (see Werth, Jayson). Anyone who would rather have Madson than Papelbon is a complete Phillies homer who doesn’t understand Major League Baseball.
… My tweet is before the jump. I feel so honored.
@LaffyTaffyBafi (aka Tim) wears an Ill shirt
copy and paste blogger! you have talent!
I would go with “alarming”. Unless the Phillies have some significant unknown revenue source, deals like this can paint us into a corner like the Cubs and Mets.
Eric is a Met’s fan
Except im twice as big a Phillies fan as Tim so that’s pretty false
Eric rooted for the Cardinals
Tim what he said was right. Are you sure you’re not a mets fan?
YOU AREN’T THE REAL SLIM SHADY
Yeah he is and he has the Moves Like Jagr, and that wasn’t me who posted under LeSean haha
“FUCKYOU!” if you mention DKM again (that shyttey “musical group” from boston).
Further believing in the possible powers of serendipity, just thought I’d toss this out there. Looking to move to Brooklyn after 4 years in Sydney. Living with relatives in Jersey now & desperate to get out. A pauper’s budget $1200-1400 for a studio/1br. In the event that a rockin’ place comes into your knowledge in which you’re not interested yourself because the place in which you’re ensconced is already so awesome, please think of a fellow foodhead.
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