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Playing the Rube: A Baseball Experiment – Chapter 10: The New Pitching Core

The Phillies won a world championship in 2008.

Then Ruben Amaro Jr. was named general manager.

The Phillies didn’t win another world championship.

Tim Malcolm and Dan Walsh wonder if they can do better. So, we continue “Playing the Rube,” a weekly series with accompanying podcast in which Tim and Dan attempt to steer the Phillies to more victories, starting in 2009, through the deep simulation game OOTP Baseball ’18.

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CHAPTER 10: THE NEW PITCHING CORE

We did it. We made The Big Trade. We introduce three new members of the starting rotation, plus a little more, while saying goodbye to some beloved veterans.

Also we talk about our feelings about the trade and what’s next, then move onto other pressing matters, primarily third base and some stinky bullpen issues.

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