New Fever (10-27-2013)
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
I'm not so sure Panda coming to Cincinnati is a good thing. With the chili, the ice cream and the pizza, he might be pushing 4 bills by the end of the season. Heck, if the Reds get 10 Ks on the other team, if a ball comes his way he'll probably let it go through his legs so the Reds can get that 11th strikeout and he can get free pizza.
Can you have a fat clause in a trade? Like the Reds get a set amount of cash for every 5 pounds overweight?
Would love to have Panda if NL had the DH, pass.
I'm very curious to see if the zeal to trade BP will have cooled off after the WS news blackout ends. The lack of mention of it lately by the beat writers gives the appearance that it has. It's possible that Bryan Price recognizes Philips' value, has lobbied against it and tipped the scales the other way.
I would think if BP stays then the front office was sending a message, and it worked.
I think Walt and Price are on the same page on a lot of issues already, from the point Walt made about them having several meetings, even though he knew Price was his guy from the first one.
Price in the quotes and interviews has not mentioned Phillips name in certain as to being on the roster though either. He has mentioned Votto, Bruce, hopeful on Choo, and then young guys like Frazier, Cozart, and Mesoraco.
Rumors will be flying all over in about a week though.
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