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Postby d18Mike » Tue May 10, 2005 10:18 am

This from Chicago Tribune ... and Rotoworld

The Phillies reportedly want to package Placido Polanco with first basemen Ryan Howard, and the Dodgers appear to be interested.
They are still reeling over not landing Adrian Beltre in the off season and some Dodgers have said they want Polanco because he's a positive force in the locker room, along with being a better option at third than anyone they currently have.


Now add this to the rumor that the Cubs and Phillies have been in discussions regarding Polanco and it appears he is headed out of the door sooner or later.
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Postby bselig » Tue May 10, 2005 10:36 am

Sure...Polanco will be gone, but I don't think Dodger Stadium is a good place for him. The Cubs or the Yankees could have been better fits for fantasy purposes
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Postby acsguitar » Tue May 10, 2005 11:00 am

The phillies would be stupid to get rid of Howard...Thome's years a extremely numbered
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Tue May 10, 2005 12:15 pm

I'd really be curious as to what the Dodgers have that the Phillies would want. While Polanco would fill a glaring hole, and Howard could replace Choi if Choi's current performance is a mirage, where do the Phillies benefit?

If I am correct, the Phillies are playing to win this year, not rebuilding. They need pitching help the most, and it isn't like the Dodgers have a lot to spare, especially with E. Jackson's ERA looking like a helium baloon (higher and higher with each start). They definitely have some great minor league talent, but most of it is AA (pitching-wise). Who knows - may happen, but I'm missing how the Dodgers match up with the Phillies unless the latter doesn't think they can win this year.
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Postby KolbSaves » Tue May 10, 2005 12:18 pm

Maybe Brazoban? The Phillies relief corps leave a little to be desired at the moment. Just throwing something out there, although I doubt it's likely.
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Postby wrveres » Tue May 10, 2005 12:47 pm

Dawgpound 1613 wrote:I'd really be curious as to what the Dodgers have that the Phillies would want. While Polanco would fill a glaring hole, and Howard could replace Choi if Choi's current performance is a mirage, where do the Phillies benefit?

If I am correct, the Phillies are playing to win this year, not rebuilding. They need pitching help the most, and it isn't like the Dodgers have a lot to spare, especially with E. Jackson's ERA looking like a helium baloon (higher and higher with each start). They definitely have some great minor league talent, but most of it is AA (pitching-wise). Who knows - may happen, but I'm missing how the Dodgers match up with the Phillies unless the latter doesn't think they can win this year.


I agree, I cant for the life of me figure out who LA would trade away.
Of course Philly does need a CF, maybe Milton?
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Postby JTWood » Tue May 10, 2005 6:36 pm

Trade the SoB so Utley can finally play everyday!!!
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Postby beltrans_boy » Tue May 10, 2005 6:38 pm

wrveres wrote:
Dawgpound 1613 wrote:I'd really be curious as to what the Dodgers have that the Phillies would want. While Polanco would fill a glaring hole, and Howard could replace Choi if Choi's current performance is a mirage, where do the Phillies benefit?

If I am correct, the Phillies are playing to win this year, not rebuilding. They need pitching help the most, and it isn't like the Dodgers have a lot to spare, especially with E. Jackson's ERA looking like a helium baloon (higher and higher with each start). They definitely have some great minor league talent, but most of it is AA (pitching-wise). Who knows - may happen, but I'm missing how the Dodgers match up with the Phillies unless the latter doesn't think they can win this year.


I agree, I cant for the life of me figure out who LA would trade away.
Of course Philly does need a CF, maybe Milton?


There's no way DePo trades Milton for Polanco. Or Brazoban. Who knows what he's cooking up, but I doubt he's dumb enough to trade either of those guys...
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Postby George_Foreman » Tue May 10, 2005 6:55 pm

ij ust hope polanco starts to get full playing time on some team.... the kids got skills.
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Postby Phatferd » Tue May 10, 2005 8:28 pm

Edwin Jackson or Greg Miller
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