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Phillies Nation TV: Stanton rumors, fan poll and evaulating predictions

This week Phillies Nation TV is coming to you from Growlers Bar at 8th and Fitzwater in South Philly. Pat and Corey start out by giving their thoughts on the rumors that the Phillies have tried to acquire Giancarlo Stanton at least 10 times. Is he a right fit in Philadelphia?

The guys also revisit their off-season plans for the 2013 Phillies. See who picked a better team. Plus, we delve deeper into the fan poll conducted last week to see what you think the 2014 club will look like.

Ryann is along with fan questions and in the By the Numbers segment, Corey breaks down which of Roy Halladay’s pitches are simply not working.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Bart Shart

    September 19, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Enjoyable segment. Nice work. Moreover, the Phils will never get Giancarlo Stanton. His price is way too high.

  2. Buffalo Bill

    September 19, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    It puts the lotion in the basket or it gets the hose again.

  3. wbramh

    September 21, 2013 at 2:54 am

    I suspect Darin Ruf will play at least 81 games at first next season and I’m not convinced Howard is going to play the other 81. First he has to make it through Spring training without experiencing a major or nagging injury.
    I also suspect Maikel Franco is the real deal and it would be a mistake to include him in any potential (albeit long-shot) trade for Stanton or some other bona fide RF. The problem is figuring out where Maikel can play. In a perfect world he would be catching. Not much speed or range but a quick first reaction and great arm. But catchers are more often born, not made. If Franco’s invited to Spring training and tears it up that means he’s playing 3rd or 1st. If he’s back at 3rd, Asche is either put in left or (IMO) becomes trade bait – not Franco. Since decent and available 3rd basemen are not a common commodity, perhaps Asche bundled with Revere (who left with good numbers before being hurt) and Biddle’s unknown potential would be enough to land Stanton. That’s three potential starters for the Marlins. For the Phils, an outfield of Brown, Hernandez and Stanton would be a measurable upgrade, offensively and defensively – and you’d still be able to sub Ruf to left or Hernandez to the infield when needed.

  4. wbramh

    September 21, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Garza will cost way too much money in return for his talents. Burnett obviously still has some mileage left at age 106 but he’s basically told the Pirates and the rest of MLB that he wants to be pitch, live and be buried in Pittsburgh. Santana would be my first pick. Cheaper (but I think he would cost a pick, not sure), a decent ground ball pitcher (always nice in a small park) and seemingly a pretty steady if not spectacular performer. A solid #4 and certain (as certain as certain can be in baseball) upgrade over over KK.
    If Santana is out of the picture I would definitely make a play for Lincecum. He may never be an ace again but I think his potential to stick in a 4-man rotation is still pretty high. Obviously it comes down to $$ v. risk – but don’t they all these days. As Pat and Corey said, two seasons later, who would have thought Ryan Madson’s last outing would have been for the Phils?

  5. Ken Bland

    September 21, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Hark! Another Lincecum as a Phillie sighting! And I thought the Rambler and Edsel were dead.

    I would get a charge and a half out of hearing ONE person who mentions Lincecum as a possible Phil expressing a view on what kind of time and money they would put on the table as an offer. Keep it simple. Forget lux tax considerations, just what kind of terms and cash would perk his interest and get him to check the YP for hair stylists on South Street.

  6. Chip Kelly

    September 26, 2013 at 1:58 am

    I like our pieces. I’d give up the farm for Stanton. Biddle, Morgan, 3 lower level pitchers, Asche, Ruf, Quinn, Galvis, Joseph, Hernandez, Greene, and Tocci and anything else. That’s a potentially an entire starting team with a rotation! Make it happen Ruben.

    Revere
    Utley
    Brown
    Stanton
    Howard
    Franco
    Rollins (soon to be JP Crawford)
    McCann

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