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They turned down that deal? Straight up? What do they see in Lilly? And even more to the point, what do the PHILLIES see in Lilly?

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Honestly, I wish they would move the fences about 10 feet everywhere except centerfield, but I get tired of hearing about the "joke" of a ballpark that CBP is. According to ESPN's park factors (click on my name to view them), CBP is only 10th with a park factor of 1.024 (which is a essentially a neutral ballpark) and inflates home runs by only 13% (good enough to rank it only 11th in MLB). CBP is not a fun park for a pitching staff, but it is nowhere close to the "Coors Field East" that the "experts" proport it to be.

Along with Peter Gammons, I'm on board with Coors Field East.

Jason: I think Floyd's problems extend far beyond confidence. His mechanics looked awful in most of his appearances with the Phils including the win in St. Louis. And judging from the scouting reports, the problems hardly lie with his minor league catchers either. As for the confidence issue, a disastrous recall now might conceivably consign him forever to the what-might-have-been league.

Moving the fences at CBP would be impossible. The right field fence involves too much architecture (wall, seats, signage, scoreboard) to even be considered. The left field stands might be somewhat easier to adjust, but not much. They are stuck with the bandbox. Despite the ESPN stats quoted above, there are cheap home runs and then there are the sort that Manny Ramirez hit yesterday. I'm with Gammons, too. Unfortunately, it is going to be very hard to attract free agent pitching to this park now.

Objective analysis shows that the Cit is not the hitters paradise some claim. The Phils play in a somewhat hitter friendly park. They have played most of their road games in pitcher's paradises. If you think that the hitters are only good because of the Cit, then the Phillis have two starters who should be all-stars, based on their road stats, and their road bullpen is the best in the league.

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