Thursday, January 11, 2007

This-N-That

With every passing day of winter chill we draw nearer to the time of year that really matters...spring training. Before long pitchers, catchers, and some real kiss-ass players who like to make good impressions by reporting early, will start showing up in Florida for the beginning of what I hope is to be a playoff run. Patty G has upped the level of the rotation and gave us a small upgrade at 3rd, yet we're still missing some crucial arms in the bullpen. As of right now I believe this team will compete. Add a couple decent relievers to this team and we're talking challenging the Mutts for the NL East crown. I want to wave the finger signifying #1 next season, the middle digit is getting old.

Yesterday Corey did a piece on the good old days of fine looking ladies wearing hot pants around the stadium. Those days are far gone, as femi-nazis have come into power and left us chauvinist pigs (a.k.a. men) with only the hope of seeing a baseball game when we go to the park...how dare they?! Anyway, this picture shows our fuzzy green friend the Phanatic being coerced by a femi-nazi and Ronald McDonald...we always thought Ronnie floated in the same boat as David Bell, if you get my drift.

Somebody please tell your Uncle Butch, I mean Aunt Helen, to stop poking her nose in others' business.

~Carson

18 comments:

GM-Carson said...

From a poster on BeerLeaguer in response to my comment about hoping Castro is used in the Phillies bullpen next season rather than working on being a starting pitcher in Ottawa- "Carson, Fabio Castro is 21 years old, and his short stature raises even more worries about his ability to hold up to the rigors of the long major league season. He is too young to go into a full season in a major league bullpen after pitching in winter ball. If the Phillies use him in the manner suggested by many on this board, it will be evidence that they consider him disposable rather than an actual pitching prospect."

*Ah, what the hell am I missing here?

~Carson

GM-Carson said...

Ex-ass-hat-Phillie Tim Worrell retired yesterday. Remember how bad he sucked for us a few summers ago?

Relief pitcher Scott Schoeneweis, he of a career 5.01 ERA and 1.46 WHIP, just signed a 3 year 10.8 mil deal with the Mets...ridiculous!

~Carson

GM-Carson said...

St. Louis signed Ryan Franklin...there goes there shot at repeating.

~Carson

furiousBall said...

I actually like Castro - short stature though? There have been plenty of shorter pitchers that have been successful - Wagner, Maddux, etc.

I read the Schoeneweis signing and said "wow, you can't get more stupid than that."

Then right below that was the Ryan Franklin signing...never mind, St. Louis wins the stupid.

goDuke said...

Both of those signings could have been worse. It could have been the Phils signing them.

GM-Carson said...

I know I joke around, but I truly am worried about the Phils bullpen. We need at least 1 more proven commodity in the mix, probably 2.

~Carson

furiousBall said...

good point goDuke, in that light - these are excellent signings

GM-Carson said...

Hey Furiousball- did you ever "rub one out"?

furiousBall said...

yes, it will be up on youtube shortly

Bob D said...

Don't worry there is still time and roster spots open for Pat to add some players. I also expect to see a trade or 2. What I have seen this offseason is that he is not done yet. We may still see Nixon signed (Garcia is just insurance) and Lieber and possibly Rowand traded for some bullpen arms and maybe some extra parts.

Los said...

I guess we're stuck with Burrell, right? I guess he can't do much harm if he bats 7th.

GM-Carson said...

Los- this may have been the kindest words you ever spoke on behalf of Sir Patrick Burrell "I guess we're stuck with Burrell, right? I guess he can't do much harm if he bats 7th."...he appreciates the support buddy!

I know Benjah doesn't like Trot Nixon, but if we could get him and do a platoon of Nixon/Werth in RF and let Vic in CF, we could then trade Rowand for some useful bullpen help.

~Carson

furiousBall said...

If Pat can shave 20 Ks off his total from last year, he'd be a great bat in the line-up. His fielding, that's a liability, but I don't think I can name a line-up beyond some of the younger teams that don't have one or two defensive liabilities out there

goDuke said...

His fielding might be a liability, but he has a good arm and is usually good for a decent amount of outfield assists.

Bob D said...

New owner for Pirates - 'Nutting' appropriately named for that is what he will do for that sorry city (good football team).


I'll root for Burrell to have his career year this year for the Phils 295/47/145

GM-Carson said...

If Burrell goes .295 47 jacks and 145 ribbies...playoffs here we come!

skeeter said...

47 and 145!

I'd cry out with joyous tears of intense happiness. Wow...that is just insanity.

GM-Carson said...

I'd do more than cry out with insanity, I'd write a love song as an ode to Burrell's greatness.

Has Patty G signed a reliever yet?

~Carson