Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Terrifying Tag Team Tuesday

In honor of the spookiest time of year (no not Grandma's bath date, Halloween idiot) I have compiled a terrifying list of tag teams that will make the bravest of men scream like Corey at a N'Sync concert. We all know the single most scary thing comes from the mouth of Charlie "sofa-king-we-tar-did" Manuel at a post-game press conference, but the list that follows runs a close 2nd to our bumbling moron of a manager, so don't be too frightened and proceed with caution.

Bell & Nunez- this is one devious duo that I want no part of. Just imagine if Gillick went and signed the "veteran winner, that does all the little things right" again to another disheartening 4 year contract and had him platoon with the hitless wonder. Bell is WSBGM's favorite targeted hiney-hopping-h-mo and Nuni is the worst excuse for a hitter (.211 avg./.577 OPS) since Jose Canseco tried to make his upteenth-million comeback...scary stuff! I'd rather have the ghost of Rick Schu manning the hot corner (wait, is he even dead?).

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Floyd & Madson- who would like this to be the backend of the rotation in 2007? Not me! In fact I never want Gavin "Headcase" Floyd to pitch in a Phillies uniform again with that pitiful "deer caught in headlights" gaze. Madson is almost just as bad with his 5.69 ERA and 1.68 WHIP...disgusting! If these two were to be relied on in any capacity in 2007, we're looking at another long season. I'd prefer the spirit of Cory Lidle in the rotation instead.

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Rhodes & Franklin- they are both free agents, but what if Gillick tossed them a line and got them on the hook for another treacherous season. Rhodes had a very haunting 5.32 ERA and 1.69 WHIP and Franklin had a knack for serving up the long ball in the most inopportune times. The day Ryan Franklin was signed Richie Ashburn rolled over in his grave, and the countless ugly displays of pitching by Rhodes made Tug McGraw want to return from the crypt and pitch in the Phils bullpen.



What potential tag team is the most terrifying?
Bell/Nunez
Floyd/Madson
Rhodes/Franklin
  
Free polls from Pollhost.com


~Carson

21 comments:

BenJah said...

that is the flat out best pumpkin carving ever! happy holloween!

Los said...

I'm thankful that you spared us a "Techno-Team-2000" picture.

GM-Carson said...

Happy Halloween homies!

dane said...

its got to be nunez/bell. happy halloween to everybody

GM-Carson said...

Any of those scenario tag teams for next season are scary! I want no part in any of them. Madson and Nunez will be back as individuals with the horrible possibility of Floyd, but Rhodes, Bell, and Franklin should be gone for good!

~Carson

BENTZ said...

Well, Aramis Ramirez opted out of his contract in Chicago as expected. He can still return, but ESPN is reporting the Phillies and Padres as his top suitors...

GM-Carson said...

I'm not exaggerating, but if the Phils were to sign Aramis Ramirez I'd spunk!

He is good. Sure there is some negatives you could dig up on him if you really try, but he's the best option available.

~Carson

BENTZ said...

The problem with the Japanese guy (and correct me if I am misinterpreting this) is teams have to "post" a bid, which basically means spend for the right to negotiate on top of the salary. So you could spend money and not even get the player. That's why only teams with deep pockets seem to be able to afford those guys.

Maria said...

I still have nightmares about Rhodes and Franklin. I want no part of that.

Aramis Ramirez<33

Maria said...

Happy Halloween all!

BenJah said...

bentz - teams will have to post for the 3rd baseman, but his post won't be nearly as high as the pitcher's. kazmatsui's post was only about 4mil, i think. also, i'm pretty sure that if you lose the posting process, you don't lose the money...you get it back.

BloodStripes said...

No more Rhodes and Franklin. No more, no more, no more. Good Black Flag song.

A-Ram it. Go get him Phils. Ditch the whale meat eater and get the A-Rammer.

das411 said...

I wonder if the total cost of posting for Iwamura and then the deal he would sign, would not end up being less overall than any deal for Aramis. I mean, it seems to just throw out some rough numbers, that it would make more sense to spend $10-12mil one time for the post fee and then sign a say $6mil x 3yr deal than to try to sign ARam for something closer to $13mil x 4-5 yrs. Sure we spend more up front, but with the holes the Philies still have *cough, bullpen, cough* would it not make more sense to stay away from the top-end free agents and fill with lesser quality but more depth?

And the scariest duo was definitely Rhodes/Franklin, at least Floyd and Mathieson have the potential, however slight, to improve...don't they..??

GM-Carson said...

Random thoughts- I'm hoping Gavin Floyd pitches well in the spring, but then the Phils trade him for a prospect or a relief pitcher. I just don't see him succeeding in Philly.

A-Ram vs. the Jap, I saw go with the proven (A-Ram), but the Jap dude will most likely be cheaper and does seem like he'll do fine over here, but that's not a definite. Either way, we're all acknowledging the need for a major upgrade at 3rd.

Bullpen- signign big money setup isn't the way to go, because they can flop in your face and give you fits from season to season much along the lines of Cormier (up then down, then up then down...unpredicatable). We need as many options as possible for the bullpen then play the hot hand. With a few guys being the standbys like Geary, Smith, and Gordon.

~Carson

Bob D said...

That pumkin was that an orange baseball from years ago they tried, or just a rally towel after an orange icepop?

I disagree about Floyd. He could become a very good bullpen arm at the least. He seems to go thru the lineup once before his meltdowns, so bullpen could be an option if he doesn't progress during the first half of next year. We have seen a number of young pitchers suceed this year in the pen after spending thier minor league days as a starter. Why not Floyd?

GM-Carson said...

Bob D- we see the value of Gavin Floyd differently and that's fine. I can't stand him...watching his demeanor on the mound makes me sick. With that said, if he can manage to harness his ability then I'm all for giving him a shot. He needs to prove he can get batters out on a consistent basis in Triple A before he gets the chance in the majors again. If Floyd can become a reliable bullpen arm, then of course I welcome him...but I just don't see this happening. I've been wrong before though (i.e. Victorino/Coste).

~Carson

BenJah said...

i'm really curious about what you think of this proposal: do you like it, 1, and do you think it could work, 2.

manny and lowell for burrell and rollins, then sign lugo for SS. it fills our holes and costs less than signing soriano or ARam. also, lowell is still pretty good (8th in mlb for doubles, 11th in OPS for mlb 3basemen)

rf victorino
ss lugo
1b howard
lf manny
2b utley
3b lowell
cf rowand
c coste/ruiz
p xx

GM-Carson said...

Benjah- that idea is very inventive and certainly would give the Phillies a new face in '07. With that said, upgrading from Burrell to Manny is awesome, and from Nuni to Lowell is decent. I hate to get rid of Rollins, but plugging in Lugo in his absense isn't that much of a down grade. So yes I would it, but no I don't think it's workable...Gillick wouldn't pull the trigger on that deal. Good thinking though my man!

~Carson

GM-Carson said...

In the poll thus far, the most terrifying tag team seems to be the combo of a Rhodes/Franklin reunion in the bullpen. I admit it's scary, but Bell returning to the Phils scares me shitless.

~Carson

Bob D said...

The only trade I see with the Red Sox would be for Schilling. And thats a long shot. Lowell at 3B is not a bad idea and Ramirez protecting Howard is good also. I'd hate to lose Rollins, he's way too valuable.

GM-Carson said...

This is purely hypothetically, but what would you rather have next season?

Lowell, Manny, and Julio Lugo

or

Rollins, Burrell, and Nunez

I like Jimmy and Pat, but I'd take option 1 with Manny.

~Carson