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Yankees will regret letting the Rays into the playoffs

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Had they let Boston in, I can't really see any team in the AL being to match up with them. MAYBE Detroit, but their pitching isn't close to Tampa's. I don't know how many of you watched the Rays/Rangers game tonight, but Matt Moore(lol) was fuging UNREAL. 2 hitter in his 2nd career start @ Texas against a VERY good Rangers offense?

Reminds me of the 2010 Giants. Fantastic pitching, hot team that snuck into the playoffs....

I mean don't get me wrong the Yankees are probably the best team in the playoffs as it stands now, but the Rays are no joke and in the postseason, it's all about pitching. The Rays pitching >>>>>>>>>>>> Yankees pitching.

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Rays in the WS would be classic. Need to get the Phils out as well, no buying Championships.

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Rays in the WS would be classic. Need to get the Phils out as well, no buying Championships.

lol @ buying championships.

"Homegrown" Phillies:

Victorino

Howard

Utley

Hamels

Rollins

Ruiz

Stutes

Madson

etc...

Lee and Polanco were originally acquired by trading away homegrown talent and when they hit free agency, they took less money to come back to the Phillies.

Halladay put his own trade package together to come to the Phillies and Pence waved his no trade clause to come to the Phillies. Both were acquired trading homegrown talent.

Phillies payroll on free agents? Less than $43M.The other $130 has been spent on homegrown players or players acquired using homegrown talent.

They are not buying a championship but rewarding their homegrown talent and using their farm system to build a great team. .

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Pfffftttt.

Halladay 3yr/60mil, Lee 5yr/120mil, Oswalt 5yr/73mil with a 16mil option for 2012.

Bought and paid for, plain and simple.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PHI/2011.shtml

Also, Victorino was drafted by the Dodgers and played for the Padres before going to Philly, not HG. Well maybe some HGH bit that's another story.

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Wouldn't say the Philles "bought" any championships. They're definitely where they're at right now because of guys they signed in free agency/traded for(go ahead and imagine Philly without Lee/Haladay, not sure they even make the playoffs), but tons of teams trade for guys/sign big free agents and flop. Phillies are smart with their money unlike teams like the Red Sox.

Now if we want to talk about their sketchy(putting it nicely) relationship with the Astros, that's a whole different story. How they got Lidge/Oswalt/Pence for fuging PENNIES is some bullshit. Ed Wade is pretty much an employee for the Phillies.

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As a Dodger fan I don't say this lightly. I can respect how the Giants won the World Series last year.

Lincecum, Sanchez, Cain, Wilson, Posey.

That's how it's done. Anything the Yankees or Phils achieve needs a Barry Bonds asterik next to it.

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Did you see that Rookie cut down the Tigers tonight?? Yanks should be in good hands with this kid for years to come. :)

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Did you see that Rookie cut down the Tigers tonight?? Yanks should be in good hands with this kid for years to come. :)

Good for him, had a long struggle in the Minors with the Yanks and Padres since 2004.

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Pfffftttt.

Halladay 3yr/60mil, Lee 5yr/120mil, Oswalt 5yr/73mil with a 16mil option for 2012.

Bought and paid for, plain and simple.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PHI/2011.shtml

Also, Victorino was drafted by the Dodgers and played for the Padres before going to Philly, not HG. Well maybe some HGH bit that's another story.

Well Victorino was drafted by the Phillies in that Rule 5 draft thing and played 30 games or so with the Padres. Phillies developed him into what he is today. I consider that homegrown. HGH? I never heard him linked to it but I am sure you can link 80% of all MLB players (and NFL) to HGH or another PED.

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This team deserves to lose.

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