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ChiSoxPatF
11-30-2005, 03:38 PM
I know it can get over done blasting Steve Phillips here at WSI (picking on Phillips is like fighting the crippled kid on the playground) but I thought I'd send this link for everyone: http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/insider/columns/story?columnist=phillips_steve&id=2214093

Steve Phillips is currently 1 for 50 on his projections for the Top 50 Free Agents this off-season. Which seems somewhat predictable since he if WAS right the Red Sox would have a 60 man roster and the Cubs would have had to spend an extra $100 mil (does he know the Tribune owns the Cubs?). All he got right so far is Kenji Jojihma who, if I'm not mistaken, only had one team interested in him in the first place.

How did this man ever get a GM position?

Note: It is an Insider article so not everyone may be able to access it.

gf2020
11-30-2005, 03:48 PM
This RotoAuthority entry summarizes Phillip' picks for those who don't waste money on Insider:

http://www.rotoauthority.com/espn_top_50_free_agents_2006/index.html
I myself viewed his list as flawed as soon as I learned that he had us losing Konerko and Frank and then not signing one top 50 free agent to replace them. It had no internal logic or consistency to it. Besides, Konerko to the Red Sox was never going to happen. It was clearly between us and the Angels. The pure ignorance is really maddening when you remember he's getting paid to do this and was paid to ruin the Mets as well. I wish I could make a living out of sucking like he has.

pudge
11-30-2005, 04:24 PM
Just remember, Phillips was one of the *first* to admit he was wrong on the Sox and jumped on their bandwagon before *anybody*. He stuck with them in the post-season too while nobody else would.

Banix12
11-30-2005, 04:36 PM
Projections, no matter what they are for in sports or who is doing them, are usually wrong and just stupid fodder to get controversy stirred up for no good reason.

They are also incredibly easy filler for websites, newspapers and sports radio shows.

gf2020
11-30-2005, 04:49 PM
Just remember, Phillips was one of the *first* to admit he was wrong on the Sox and jumped on their bandwagon before *anybody*. He stuck with them in the post-season too while nobody else would.
If by "stick by," you mean lose to the Angels and not even make the World Series, then you would be correct:
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs2005/news/story?id=2179945

As for reversing himself, big deal. He was so far off (i think he had us winning 70 games) that he had to correct himself faster than most of the doubters. Neyer was on the bandwagon before him and there were many more who at least paid us the courtesy and respect of not picking us to finish beneath the Detroit Tigers before the season started.

CluelessJoe1919
11-30-2005, 05:03 PM
What do you guys think of his idiotic general manager acting role on ESPN?
I thought it was about as embarrassing as anything sports related that I've seen on TV.
Does Phillips have family running ESPN or something?

FedEx227
11-30-2005, 10:27 PM
How did this man ever get a GM position?

God only knows, but you see what he did with it:
http://images.art.com/images/-/Mo-Vaughn--C10107319.jpeg

NardiWasHere
11-30-2005, 10:41 PM
I used to hate seeing Phillips on ESPN. I still think he is an idiot, but since the later parts of the season, he seems like a good guy... just very bad at GM'ing and analyzing. The fake press conferences were so stupid that I was sort of entertained by them... If you rewatch them on ESPN motion, notice how hard Schapp was trying. Very funny stuff.

In conclusion, Phillips reminds me of the stupid buddy when you have arguments about baseball with a group of friends. You know he's wrong, but don't have the heart to truly call him out on it.