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Jason82929

Phillies speed running their off-season during the winter meetings.


jamalev

Good. Would rather get the moves over with and somewhat set the market than sit around for a couple months of rumors just to finally sign someone. I’ve done that too much the past 4 offseasons


amatom27

Middleton got one taste of winning and said fuck this, did a line of crack, and turned Dombrowski into AJ Preller


Gimmejudge

> line of crack Now that would be something


Some-Philly-Dude

Yeah it would fucking hurt and accomplish nothing... Dombrowski rich enough to afford that disco shit


BurnedOutTriton

One drugs, please.


Netwealth5

Are we sure John Middleton isn’t Steinbrenner’s real son?


SiphenPrax

Yankees fans: “So that’s George’s real son!”


foofoofighters

Prellers more known for his trades rather than free agent signings tbf


slippytoadstada

fwiw crack is smoked, not inhaled


Morbx

you’ll cowards don’t even smoke crack, obviously


queefmonchan

Now that's a memory that took a solid 30 seconds to dust off. Simpler times, those were.


Radatatin

How do you smoke and not inhale?


AndyBoVine772

Ask Bill Clinton


SagramoreOmni

Maybe you’re thinking about crystal


GFZDW

Damn, the Phillies are getting it


SiphenPrax

I absolutely hate it


MilkCarton78

Money is just, like, a concept maaaan


BurnedOutTriton

Better to spend it on something now rather than later, what with inflation and all that.


Genisys_Arc

Strahm is a solid lefty pick up even if he could be a bit inconsistent for us last year. He throws strikes though which is really nice.


Brian_Stryker

That’s all we want. Does he throw strikes? COME ON DOWN


eaglesrob84

Can he pitch in high leverage situations or he just a lefty arm from the pen when you up 4?


Genisys_Arc

Depends. He was solid enough in high leverage situations for us, but also could crumble from time to time. You guys have Alvarado too so you should be fine since you have two lefties you can use.


zachmichel

I was hoping we’d get Chafin? Do you think he can be as good?


seigs_

Music to my ears


HazikoSazujiii

What, exactly, do the Red Sox expect to have going into next season at this point?


yoitss

TIL there are no more FA left.


HazikoSazujiii

To be fair, losing your players combined with the Red Sox striking out on multiple of their top list FA would give that feeling. And I'm not being a dick. I'm legitimately questioning the front office strategy taking this many "L's".


yoitss

We signed Chris Martin, who was better than Strahm last season, to a very similar deal. We also signed Joely Rodriguez, who’s [baseball savant page](https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/savant-player/joely-rodriguez-570257?stats=statcast-r-pitching-mlb) looks really good. There are A LOT of FA left, and us missing on Heaney and Efflin isn’t the end of the world.


MegaManXanax

Do yourself a favor and ignore Joely’s Baseball savant page, he fucking sucks against righties and there are a lot of them


yoitss

I haven’t watched much of him, admittedly, but can you elaborate on that? His platoon splits last season were actually better against righties (.625 OPS) than lefties (.645 OPS). There could be something I’m missing that the numbers just don’t show.


BossOstrich

I don’t know about the splits, but Joely never looked very good despite stellar peripherals.


HazikoSazujiii

Keep that baseball savant page close with Joely. Add in that you missed on Haniger, too. And Kahnle. That is to say nothing about possibly losing X and pinching pennies with Devers. Looking to save your argument with Chris Martin and Joely is certainly a choice--there's A LOT of copium here from a comment that, while accurate, was not meant nearly as seriously as you're forcing it to be. Lots of FA left or not, my comment stands.


yoitss

> Looking to save your argument with Chris Martin and Joely is certainly a choice Your whole argument is around Heaney, Eflin, Haniger and Kahle. Those four guys combined for a total of 3.2 WAR last season, and will get paid a combined $42.5M next season. How is anything that you’re doing, different than me?


HumperMoe

The phillies are trying to make that a reality.


Bombard_02

In dombrowski we trust


SiphenPrax

He and Howie Roseman have secret GM dinners don’t they?


miden24

Damn save some for all of us


TigerBasket

Your allowed to sign relievers? Who knew


Jason82929

I thought free agency was *only* for signing relievers?


TigerBasket

You'd think that but no


sjphilsphan

You're yes


bichettes_helmet

Phillies and Rangers just out here scorching the place


Jawn0ftheDead

FAFO📈


Noy_Telinu

Phillies winning the offseason


Drake31217

GO OFF


Insectshelf3

dave is gonna fix our bullpen or die trying


Jeff_Banks_Monkey

The NL East is going to be a bloodbath