Found June 29, 2012 on We Should Be GM's:
Phillies (36-42) at Florida Marlins (35-40)Pitching Matchups:Friday - 7:10 - Cliff Lee v. Josh JohnsonSaturday - 4:10 - Cole Hamels v. Mark BuehrleSunday - 1:10 - Oh no, it's Joe - Ricky NolascoWhat Happened To...Hanley Ramirez? In his first five years in the majors, Ramirez hit .313 with a .906 OPS. In his last 170 games, he's hitting only .250 with a .778 OPS. What happened to Hanley?Did They Overpay?The Marlins gave Jose Reyes $106 million over the next six seasons. Reyes is hittting .269 with a .727 OPS. And I'm not surprised. Last year Reyes posted an OPS 100 points higher than his career average.  Reyes is a good player, but why would anybody except a player entering his thirties to change his career trends? And Reyes' career has been filled with injuries, inconsistencies, occasional great seasons, declining speed and pompous showboating. Just like the Jayson Werth deal, this was a bad contract the day it was signed.What I'm Listening To:Everclear - Invisib...
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