As a Yankee fan I'm pissed. As someone who hates everything to do with Philly I'm pissed. What a horrible night. Heyman said official decision may come early tomorrow...also he may be leaving $50-70M on the table...MLBPA can't be happy with that.
It sucks to miss out on a player you figure to have right from the start of the offseason, but hey, at least hes not in your division or even the same league. As a Mets fan, its going to really suck having to compete with the Phils' rotation for years to come. However, if there is a silver lining, its that investing huge money into aging, 30+ year old players doesn't always work out too well for the future. I hope they are a mess in a few years from now.
Complete list of Phillies who will be under age 30 in 2011: Cole Hamels, Domonic Brown. #mysteryteam
If the Phils sign Lee for what he'll likely cost they'll have $75+ mil committed in 2013 to four players, the youngest of whom will be 33.
That's pretty pathetic, but hey, they are doing their best to capitalize on winning championships while they have their window of opportunity.
Suddenly the 2nd wild card idea looks a lot more appealing to me too.
Btw, speaking of Heyman, he has to be the biggest tool out there. I love how debunked the Phils from being a mystery team earlier today or yesterday. He sure nailed that one; good stuff Jon.
Edited by nmigliore, 13 December 2010 - 10:43 PM.