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Phillies “aggressively in pursuit” of Giancarlo Stanton? Um, OK.

Feb 19, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

This was a thing that was tweeted:


I cannot see any possible scenario that has the Phillies landing Stanton from the Marlins absent a direct cash payoff to Jeff Loria in an amount that exceeds the amount in treasuries of multiple oil emirates. And even then it strains credulity because Stanton isn’t 37 years old and past his prime.

Apart from (a) the Marlins not wanting any of the high price talent that Phillies might try to trade; and (b) the Phillies not having any stud prospects which would otherwise be required to land the best young slugger around,  this seems like a great plan.

But hey, I suppose weirder things have happened. Don’t know what, but I’m supposing it.

  1. unclemosesgreen - Feb 19, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    The Iron Giant would sure look good in Red Socks. Hey Scrooge McGator and the rest of you Feesh Fries – what would you say to Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley and Matt Barnes? Can we talk now?

    • Old Gator - Feb 19, 2013 at 9:13 PM

      We can talk but the Iron Giant wants to go home to California. Wherever he gets traded until he’s either ready to crush some team in arbitration or eligible for free agency will be a waystation en route home. He’s been outspoken enough about this so that all the GMs know it, too.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Feb 20, 2013 at 8:05 AM

        Everybody wants something until a bigger paycheck comes along. He’ll go to whichever team pays him the most. It’s not about the money; it’s about the MOST money.

  2. macjacmccoy - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    God your such a snob Craig. I dont see how you could find anything wrong with that tweet. The guy said the Phillies are aggressively pursuing Stanton. After he heard it being talked about on WIP. He didnt say the Phillies were on the verge of acquiring Stanton. He didnt even say they had a good chance at getting him. He actually said in tweets immediately following that one that it wasnt coming from him that he heard if from anthony gargano on wip (basically the exact same thing you do in every post) and that he didnt think their chances were good.

    But hey that’s what you do pick out 1 part of what someone says criticize it, and then feed it to your readers who will parrot your criticisms because they are to lazy to see if your even being accurate.

    The life of a blogger also known as the seated paparazzi.

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