Friday, December 7, 2012

Baseball Trade: Rangers' Michael Young Decent One-Year Philadelphia Phillies' Fit

Headline Topic: Phillies' Trade

Rangers' Michael Young had more hits than anyone who played for the Phillies last season. 

He's not a great third baseman and isn't a long-term solution. Cody Asche will need to meet expectations to make the Young acquisition a smart one. (Assuming Young does approve the pending trade.) 

All-in-all, I'm okay with this trade that is expected to send Josh Lindblom and another player of modest value to the Rangers. The Phils are only expected to pay about $5.5 million of Young's $16 million 2013 salary as well. 

Along with Frandsen and Galvis (if both stay), Young can be a decent one-year fix at the hot corner.

--->>>Those who aren't okay with this deal should offer some reasonably better existing alternative. Right, there aren't that many. 

Now, we move onto getting a veteran middle-inning reliever.

Recent Headline Topic: MMA Phenomena

I encourage fans of any sport to attend one of these events when you can. The excitement of the crowd and the efforts of the fighters will likely win you over to this superb athletic adventure.

Here is my most recent feature article about a live XFE Cage Wars event that I attended.
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Headline Topic: Eagles - Cowboys Game

Another defeat, to the Dallas Cowboys no less, continues this season's misery. The season can't possibly end soon enough.

A fresh start for this entire organization grows closer by the week. I don't know where many major changes will lead to, but they are coming.

Andy Reid has been a very good coach. We can not say that he's been a great coach, because he didn't get that Super Bowl win. For me that is the dividing line between good and great. Responses to the contrary only come through use of emotional logic.

Recent Headline Topic: Bernie Parent interview

Based upon strong response, I'm re-posting the links to my series about interviewing Bernie Parent. 

Here is a link to Part 1 in my series about that interview: 
Philadelphia Flyers' Bernie Parent: Meeting a Legend  

Here is a link to Part 2 in my series about that interview: 
Philadelphia Flyers' Bernie Parent: Pregame Preparations

Here is a link to Part 3 in my series about that interview:
Philadelphia Flyers' Bernie Parent: Postgame Reflections

Classic Headline: Three Flyers' Legends

Each of these Flyers' legends (Brian Propp, Dave Poulin and Tim Kerr) deserved their own feature article:

Here is a link to the story about Propp: 
Baseball cards

For those of us who are old enough to remember
When Baseball Cards were King, the spring is always a special time of year.

Bygone days spent with elementary school days and family members opening packs of Topps cardboard gold never truly fade away.
Classic Headline Topic: The Best Phillies of the Current Era

-->>Due to the volume of interest generated in this specific article, it has been re-posted. If you have read it, or choose to open this link now, I hope that you enjoy:  
The 10 Best Philadelphia Phillies of This Era

Classic Headline Topic: Pete Rose's date with history.

Pete broke Ty Cobb's hit record on 9/11/85. The man was unique in the annals of baseball history. 

For those who are interested, my recent feature comments on Rose's time with the Phillies and the complex feelings that many of us have about his gambling issues:
Phillies' great Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose, and baseball justice

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