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Report: Phillies to sign reliever Mike Adams

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09:25 AM ET 12.15 | According to a report from KRISTV in Corpus Christi, Texas, the Phillies have agreed to a three-year, $18 million contract with reliever Mike Adams. The report cites a family source. Adams was born in Corpus Christi and attended nearby Texas A&M Kingsville. Adams would bolster a young Phillies bullpen that struggled for the better part of last season, providing it with a legitimate and experienced set-up man for closer Jonathan Papelbon. Over eight seasons, Adams owns a 2.28 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP. The 34-year-old went 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA last season with the Texas Rangers.

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December 15, 2012  09:45 AM ET

Damn.. who aren't the Rangers losing??

December 15, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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Damn.. who aren't the Rangers losing??

It's odd to see a team that has been as successful over the past few seasons as the Rangers see so many defections. They've lost out on all of the big name free agents as well. Not sure what to make of it.

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December 15, 2012  11:43 AM ET

I am sure it is all good for Phillies fans, but I think they would want to hear about the signing of a run producer with home run power instead.

December 15, 2012  01:06 PM ET
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What to make of it? Think about who they lost, and why.Hamilton? They didn't want to go to five years. Other than Arte Moreno, no one else did either.Napoli? Part-time catcher who's numbers came back to earth last year.Dempster? He sucked with Texas.Adams? He had arm trouble.Young? Old. Dealt to Philly.Greinke? The Dodgers overpaid.They haven't made any moves other than adding Soria, which is probably a smart play.They still have money, they still have lots of talent, they still have trade chips such as Olt, Andrus, Moreland and others.Big, splashy moves don't win championships. Look at Miami and the Angels last year. I think the Rangers will be fine.

good recap

December 15, 2012  01:54 PM ET
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What to make of it? Think about who they lost, and why.Hamilton? They didn't want to go to five years. Other than Arte Moreno, no one else did either.Napoli? Part-time catcher who's numbers came back to earth last year.Dempster? He sucked with Texas.Adams? He had arm trouble.Young? Old. Dealt to Philly.Greinke? The Dodgers overpaid.They haven't made any moves other than adding Soria, which is probably a smart play.They still have money, they still have lots of talent, they still have trade chips such as Olt, Andrus, Moreland and others.Big, splashy moves don't win championships. Look at Miami and the Angels last year. I think the Rangers will be fine.

That does sum it up. The LA madness has less to do with winning on the field and more to do with winning in the press as the flashier and sexier team to follow.

December 15, 2012  02:29 PM ET
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What to make of it? Think about who they lost, and why.Hamilton? They didn't want to go to five years. Other than Arte Moreno, no one else did either.Napoli? Part-time catcher who's numbers came back to earth last year.Dempster? He sucked with Texas.Adams? He had arm trouble.Young? Old. Dealt to Philly.Greinke? The Dodgers overpaid.They haven't made any moves other than adding Soria, which is probably a smart play.They still have money, they still have lots of talent, they still have trade chips such as Olt, Andrus, Moreland and others.Big, splashy moves don't win championships. Look at Miami and the Angels last year. I think the Rangers will be fine.

I disagree. They have been one step away from winning the World Series. They lost their most dangerous and popular player in Hamilton, a respected veteran clubhouse leader and go-anywhere player in Young and versatile C/1B option in Napoli. Between the three, that was about 260 RBI that just left the building. They certainly have done anything to improve their team and ready them to make the next step up.

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December 15, 2012  03:35 PM ET
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There's a reason why they've had a good run the last three year.

Hamilton was certainly very important in that run.

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December 16, 2012  11:05 AM ET
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Big, splashy moves don't win championships. Look at Miami and the Angels last year.

Boston 2011

 
December 18, 2012  07:40 AM ET

Hamilton will miss 50 games next year for the Angels, Young will hit .225 and Napoli will be a part time player.....The Rangers got younger.

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