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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Banedon » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:01 am

17 Seconds wrote:i'm rooting against the cubs getting harper just because of this dumbass


Punching yourself in the face to own the libs...er...twitter wannabe sports insiders.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:11 am

17 Seconds wrote:i'm rooting against the cubs getting harper just because of this dumbass


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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby 17 Seconds » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:12 am

Banedon wrote:
17 Seconds wrote:i'm rooting against the cubs getting harper just because of this dumbass


Punching yourself in the face to own the libs...er...twitter wannabe sports insiders.


no, i've also decided that bryce is going to settle in as a 4 win outfielder who gets hurt a lot, and we won't care about him for long
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Bull » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:20 pm

I was just reminded that Harper’s full name is Bryce Aron Max Harper. I have decided I prefer an outfield of Schwarber, Happ/Almora, Heyward.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Banedon » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:51 pm

The Bryce Harper carousel will keep spinning.

The coveted free-agent outfielder had a meeting with Phillies front office officials in his hometown of Las Vegas on Saturday, but left without signing a contract.

Harper and his representative, Scott Boras, met with Phillies owner John Middleton, general manager Matt Klentak and manager Gabe Kapler for several hours. Klentak had previously met with Boras during the winter meetings in Las Vegas last month to discuss a potential move, but Harper was not in attendance.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, which cited an unidentified source, the team remains confident they will "end the offseason with either Harper or [Manny] Machado on their roster."
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:06 pm

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The Bryce Harper carousel will keep spinning.

The coveted free-agent outfielder had a meeting with Phillies front office officials in his hometown of Las Vegas on Saturday, but left without signing a contract.

Harper and his representative, Scott Boras, met with Phillies owner John Middleton, general manager Matt Klentak and manager Gabe Kapler for several hours. Klentak had previously met with Boras during the winter meetings in Las Vegas last month to discuss a potential move, but Harper was not in attendance.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, which cited an unidentified source, the team remains confident they will "end the offseason with either Harper or [Manny] Machado on their roster."


Since the MLB so desperately wants to be the NFL now, can I assume they done goofed? Isn’t that a thing in NFL FA?
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Derwood » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:39 pm

I’m increasingly annoyed by how much ownership is now in the room when negotiating deals. I get them having final approval over larger moves, but let the GM’s do their horsefeathering job
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby jersey cubs fan » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:02 pm

Derwood wrote:I’m increasingly annoyed by how much ownership is now in the room when negotiating deals. I get them having final approval over larger moves, but let the GM’s do their horsefeathering job

Ownership should always be in the room when negotiating the biggest stars.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:51 pm

Banedon wrote:According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, which cited an unidentified source, the team remains confident they will "end the offseason with either Harper or [Manny] Machado on their roster."


At the very least, the Phillies will be finalists for both Harper and Machado, Breen adds.


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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:55 pm

Well, he’s not gonna be a Philly now.

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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Derwood » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:23 pm

5 hour meeting = clear-cut favorite?

Way to jump to conclusions, Bob
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Hunter » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:48 pm

Derwood wrote:5 hour meeting = clear-cut favorite?

Way to jump to conclusions, Bob


Considering the Phillies would prefer Machado. Nightengale is the worst.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby big ball chunky time » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:07 pm

Derwood wrote:5 hour meeting = clear-cut favorite?

Way to jump to conclusions, Bob


is that really what you took from that sentence
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Derwood » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:22 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:
Derwood wrote:5 hour meeting = clear-cut favorite?

Way to jump to conclusions, Bob


is that really what you took from that sentence


Um it's literally what the sentence says. "Phillies emerge as clear-cut favorite to land Bryce Harper after 5-hour meeting".
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby big ball chunky time » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:29 pm

Derwood wrote:
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Derwood wrote:5 hour meeting = clear-cut favorite?

Way to jump to conclusions, Bob


is that really what you took from that sentence


Um it's literally what the sentence says. "Phillies emerge as clear-cut favorite to land Bryce Harper after 5-hour meeting".


that doesn't mean the length of the meeting is what made them the favorite
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby David » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:01 pm

Derwood derwooding can even eclipse Nightingale stupidity
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Derwood » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:10 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:
Derwood wrote:
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is that really what you took from that sentence


Um it's literally what the sentence says. "Phillies emerge as clear-cut favorite to land Bryce Harper after 5-hour meeting".


that doesn't mean the length of the meeting is what made them the favorite


No, but neither does having the meeting at all. Nightengale is making assumptions about the nature of the meeting. Just because they met for a long time doesn't make them favorites. Nightengale's only basis for the article was that the Philadelphia people "felt good about the meeting". So they talked for a long time and the Phillies thought it went pretty well = Phillies are CLEAR-CUT favorites to sign him?
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:26 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:
Derwood wrote:
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:
is that really what you took from that sentence


Um it's literally what the sentence says. "Phillies emerge as clear-cut favorite to land Bryce Harper after 5-hour meeting".


that doesn't mean the length of the meeting is what made them the favorite

We should schedule a 6 hour meeting with Bryce just to be sure it’s not important and take as many variables off the table as possible.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby big ball chunky time » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:02 pm

Derwood wrote:
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:
Derwood wrote:
Um it's literally what the sentence says. "Phillies emerge as clear-cut favorite to land Bryce Harper after 5-hour meeting".


that doesn't mean the length of the meeting is what made them the favorite


No, but neither does having the meeting at all. Nightengale is making assumptions about the nature of the meeting. Just because they met for a long time doesn't make them favorites. Nightengale's only basis for the article was that the Philadelphia people "felt good about the meeting". So they talked for a long time and the Phillies thought it went pretty well = Phillies are CLEAR-CUT favorites to sign him?


did you read the article? jesus christ. i think we all agree nightengale is always wrong, but the logic they laid out is "phillies have long meeting. phillies brass feels good. nats are pulling back and no one else is being as aggressive."

edit: why am i doing this, derwood is derwooding in like 6 simultaneous threads. why do i put myself through this.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:04 am

There’s a really good Stockholm syndrome/mormon joke here that is just beyond my grasp
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Derwood » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:05 am

Then Nightengale’s headline should have been “Phillies feel confident after five-hour meeting with Harper”.

I’m quibbling with the leap to “clear-cut favorites”
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Postby big ball chunky time » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:19 am

look at me not correcting him
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Butterscup » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:50 am

i'm reading all of this from derwood and now i'm starting to think i'm actually the insane one somehow
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:20 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:
did you read the article? ....



I didn’t think anyone read Nightengale’s articles
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

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