Sunday, June 25, 2006

Tip The Scales

Abraham Nunez is a very bad baseball player. As the Phillies utility infielder, his offensive stats are comparable to most starting pitchers in the National League. Earlier this year during a Phillies radio broadcast, this was the call from Larry Anderson and Scott Graham:

LA: Here comes Abraham Nunez to pop out.
SG: You mean pop out from the the dugout.
LA: No, I mean he's going to pop out.

But one average year in St. Louis, and he gets years and millions from the Phils. Despite his complete inability to hit, he still keeps his job. Why? Because they are paying him too much no play him. And I think that is bogus. Time to get rid of Awful Abe, and bring up AAA infielder Bobby Scales. Scales, seen in this picture during his college days at Michigan, is a 28 year old utility player that is hitting .349 with 5 homers for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. Last year he hit .274 with the AAA Portland Beavers of the PCL. Go here and scoll 3/4 down to see Scales' career stats.

Is Scales a great player? Will he make a huge difference in Philadelphia? Will he ever even be a starter? No, no, and no. But is he better than Awful Abe? Probably. He deserves a shot, and we as fans deserve to never have to watch Awful Abe anymore.

Corey

2 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Promote Scales now and play him. Let him pinch hit and some 3rd occasionally. Screw David "Fairy Feet" Bell!

Whelkman said...

[Nunez's] offensive stats are comparable to most starting pitchers in the National League.

Most starting pitchers would be insulted to have their offensive stats compared to Nunez's!