File this one under: What Brad Lidge means when he talks about talent.
Earlier this week, Brad Lidge said in a MLB.com video that the Nationals were the most talented team he's ever been on. Of course, there was immediate backlash from Phillies fans: some took offense to it (check the comments here, for example), while others seemed indifferent.
In any case, ESPN's Jayson Stark caught up with Lidge to clarify what Lidge meant by "talent". And clarify, he did, along with ex-Phillies mates Chad Durbin and Jayson Werth: Talent doesn't equal winning. Until it does. Or something. *shrug* The key takeaway from the Stark piece is that Lidge doesn't believe Stephen Strasburg is better than Roy Halladay; but both Lidge and Durbin believe the radar guns were not running hot at Roger Dean Stadium the other night (via Stark):
"That's what people are struggling with right now," Lidge said. "When I talk about 'talent,' I would expect people to have enough baseball sense to know that '...