Although I'm very excited for the upcoming Twins-Padres World Series, I can't wait until it is over. I need to start talking about trades, free agents, etc. But until then, we have....Arizona Fall League updates. Well, for those of you who didn't click over to Deadspin.com, here goes:
Former Oklahoma City University and current Phillies righthander Joe Bisenius gave up eight runs on six hits in just 1/3 of an inning for Peoria. Nice job Joe, you suck.
Phillies lefty farmhand J.A. Happ didn't pitch particularly well in his start either. Happ allowed three runs on a pair of hits and walked two over 1 1/3 innings. Not good, but not "Bisenius Numbers" either.
Some people say Arizona Fall League pitching stats are completely meaningless. I agree with them. Other people say Arizona Fall League batting stats are completely meaningless. But I say look at last year's stats. Brandon Wood, Lastings Milledge, Stephen Drew, Howie Kendrick, Corey Hart and Dan Uggla were in the top 11 in HR. Kendry Morales and Andre Ethier also had solid campaigns. Of course, Eric Duncan hit .360 with 8 HR in the fall, and he sucks big time.
Ever since Doug Glanville won the Saturday Poll for next 3B coach, I've been upset. Because I sold Dougie G. short. Why limit him to the 3B coaching box. He needs to be in the dugout. He should be the next bench coach. I'm fascinated with the "Rain Man-esque" possibilities.
Glanville: Skipper, I think it would be wise to make a double switch here.
Uncle Charlie R-tard: 97X, bam! The future of rock 'n' roll. 97X, bam! The future of rock 'n' roll. 97X, bam! The future of rock 'n' roll.
Uncle Charlie R-tard: I'm an excellent driver.
Uncle Charlie R-tard: I buy my boxer shorts a K-Mart...
Coming to an NL ballpark near you, Summer of '07...
Like I said, I can't wait for the playoffs to be over. Go Twins!
Update: Phillies have added 3 old-heads to the coaching staff in the form of Art Howe as 3rd base/infield coach, Jimy Williams as bench coach, and Davey Lopes as 1st base/outfield coach. Now Manuel can get a little help from his friends, and should rely heavily on them next season.
This also appears as a message to Uncle Cholly- "get your ass in gear next April!". Another 10-14 start might just mean our beloved Rainman gets the managerial axe and one of the new coaches takes over the reigns. However, I hope the Phils play magnificently and win with Manuel et all. Some may think that the Phils will now have "too many cooks in the kitchen", but I look at this is a positive light. The Phils now have 4 experienced coaches and combined they should be able to form a legitimate strategy based, player liked manager. That's right, Manuel can now do what he does best in being the players' buddy and encouraging them. The strategy and fundamentals now fall on the new trifecta. I think this is a really good thing. Not to mention, the addition of 3 established coaches loads our arsenal for poking fun of coaches.
*This was WSBGM's first update on a post...a Corey and Carson collaboration, much along the lines of Jay-Z and Linkin Park, P-Diddy and Notorious B.I.G., or Kayne West and that butt-dart from Maroon 5 (wait what).