Playing the Rube: A Baseball Experiment – Chapter 9: The Big Trade

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 gameĀ OOTP Baseball ’18.



Our 2009 Phillies experiment is going deep into the darkest places of the soulless Earth.

So it’s time to change it up.

First, you’ll hear a totally new format for the podcast. It’s more narrative and, hopefully, interesting!

Second, we make some major organizational changes thanks to a big trade.

But that’s not all …

No photos or summary this week; just listen!

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