Pat Gillick and Dave Littlefield better have something brewing at the Winter Meetings because fans are getting restless, I've heard rumors of a Keystone riot. Sure Gillick a made a few moves (Moyer, Helms, and Eaton) but the Phils fans want more, namely bullpen help. Littlefield has done done little thus far. The only "move" he made was not retaining Jeromy Burnitz, something he had to think long and hard about because of Burnitz's cheap 6 million dollar option...he is a superstar after all! By the way I hope you enjoy the retro Buccos cap and the Hebrew Phils hat, I need me one of them.
What's brewing for the Phils at the Winter Meetings? Sit back with a nice frosty mug of Yuengling and I'll let you know what's on tap. Well, Gillick claims he is still willing to move pimp daddy Pat Burrell in the right situation. The "right situation" in my mind would be getting equal value back, and I find that difficult to do. Patty G also is searching for relief help...I'm willing to dust off my arm. David Weathers wasn't offered arbitration by the Reds, so I could see a deal for him shortly and Joe Borowski is still a possibility. Personally I'd love to see Sparky Lyle brought out of retirement to be our situational lefty and Danny Cox to be the set-up man, just because I want to hear Wheeler say "cocks". Speaking of retired ex-Phillies, Benito Santiago has reportedly juiced himself back up for another go around behind the dish and Gillick has stated he wants another catcher...I smell comeback. Other possible moves include finding a schmuck GM to take the headcase known as Gavin Floyd and possibly dealing Aaron Rowand, he of eating outfield fence fame.
Pirates fans you're going to need a Iron City brew to endure what Littlefield is prepared to do at the Winter Meetings...nothing. Littlefield has re-upped Marte to a 2 year extension, which is ok, but the offense is still lacking. He wants a powerful 1st baseman, which means his dumbass will probably sign Matt Stairs or Darrin Erstad (neither powerful) instead of going with Brad Eldred. The starting pitching is pretty well set, but rumors are the Suppan and Ohka are both being looked at by the Buccos because they want a right-handed veteran to guide the young staff of lefties. Just take Bob Walk out of the booth, I'm sure he can still chuck it up there at 75-80 mph...that's all Oliver Perez was hitting on the gun last spring. Bottom line, Littlefield doesn't have much money to spend and improvements to this club via free agency are slim. Therefore he may shock some people and deal away some of the coveted lefties from the system for some offensive pop and/or somebody who can actually take a base on balls.
This is a picture of the honorary GM Bloodstripes and his daughter. He hails from Australia and has built himself a Phillies sanctuary/shrine where he listens to the games and blogs at WSBGM's. I told him I wouldn't make fun of him too much, but seriously, doesn't he look like that no-talent ass-clown Danny Sandoval?
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