Monday, February 26, 2007

Farmer in the Dell

From FoxSports.com- "Manuel also has liked outfielder Karim Garcia, saying he thinks he is a better player than former outfielder David Dellucci." That's it, it's official, our manager is a complete R-Tard! Since this blog began Corey and I have been making fun of Charlie Fuqua Manuel. It's no longer funny, it's real. The man is a full-blown dumbass. In what alternate universe is Karim "Canseco's Cousin" Garcia better than David "Dude, I'm getting a" Dell-ucci? Let's see how the numbers stack up- Garcia hasn't played MLB since '04 and owns a career on base % of .279, not exactly stellar. Dellucci has a solid career .797 OPS with a monster .899 coming just last season in Philly. Homeruns- 66 Garcia, 86 Dellucci. Runs/Rbi's- 180/212 Garcia, 360/328 Dellucci. Wow, Dellucci sure does suck compared to Karim Garcia, thanks for informing me Charlie, I don't know what I would do without your infinite wisdom constantly showering down upon me. Doesn't Karim look like Jose Canseco in this baseball card?

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My Boys: Michael Jack Schmidt is the finest third baseman to ever play the game as far as I'm concerned and is my favorite Phillie of all-time. I grew up idolizing the man, but now I just wish he would shut the hell up. Schmidt has recently criticized Pat Burrell for striking out too much, as if 1,883 k's in Schmidt's 18 year career is a meager number...not quite. Schmidt was a tremendous talent back in his day, but the truth is today's sluggers strikeout more than players two decades ago. Do I wish Burrell made more contact? Yes. Do I get pissed when he watches third strikes whiz by with more regularity than a geezer gulping prune juice? Yes. However, this is a case of the pot calling the kettle black, or David Bell calling Lance Bass gay...same difference. Don't mistake my words though, I'm not trying to call Pat Burrell Mike Schmidt's equal, I just don't think it's cool for him to say that kind of stuff when he obviously didn't "choke up with 2 strikes" during his playing days.

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"What the Kruk" Moment V

~Carson

18 comments:

Skeeter said...

Did you read the prepared written statement Schmidt wrote about Burrell? It is fairly obvious he was scared Pat was going to bust his head in with a bat. Schmidt is an amazing talent but like many people in the media, needs to know when to shut the hell up.

Conlin last month: 'Burrell sucks because he isn't as good as DiMaggio.'

Schmidt this month: 'Burrell sucks because he isn't as good as Pujols'

Skeeter right now: 'Burrell is a godamn freakin pimp. Leave him alone and go get laid you whiny bitches.'


...sorry guys, just had to vent and I felt this was my best opportunity to do so.

Oh...also Manuel blows my mind.

BenJah said...

i think fuqua was referring to garcia's high school stats compared to dellucci's little league stats. you see, fuqua is actually boarderline genius: his brain moves so fast, that it appears to us as if it's moving slowly....like watching a wheel turn on the highway at 70mph, but you get that optical illusion of it moving slowly...eh? eh? oh

Corey said...

i think this is a ridiculous statement about the phillies' player evaluation. on what basis is this statement made? carson proved it is not made on career stats/performance. it can't be made on recent performance, unless they are severely overvaluing the mexican league. they haven't even played a spring game yet. so i guess old fuqua has seen enough batting practice to make this stunningly retarded statement. sure, battting practice is important (and difficult, some retards actually get hurt during it...i'm looking at you abreu...) but...we are talking about [batting] practice. not a game. not a game. not a game. practice. batting practice. idiotic. fuqua should walk around with a shirt that reads "my ramblings may not necessarily reflect the views of this organization..."

chuckm said...

There is a obvious reason why Mike Schmidt is not employed as a coach or
full-time instructor and has been very unsuccessful as a minor-league manager.

chuckm said...

I am guessing (and certainly hoping) that Manuel was saying that just to give Garcia positive motivation.

Corey said...

skeeter said - "...Manuel blows..."

yes.

das411 said...

Wow, it's going to be a very very different year around here with no Dave Bell, Gavin Floyd, or of course Abreu to rip on every day...

Corey said...

just because they are not here, does not mean they can't be ripped on. also, don't forget that nunez and manuel are still here and there always seems to be a new punching-bag each year...that said, floyd and bell will be missed dearly.

GM-Carson said...

That pussy Abreu is out 2 weeks with an oblique strain...wtf?!

Floyd isn't allowed to pitch for a couple days because the ChiSox want the media to wait and see just how bad he really sucks.

David Bell is still without a job...I'm weeping in the inside.

Schmidt doesn't mince words, he gets to his point and although I don't agree with pussy-footing around the obvious, his words are too harsh and that is why he won't ever manage at the MLB level. He thinks everyone should be a Hall-of-Famers like himself...not gonna happen!

GM-Carson said...

Great clip about Pat Burrell on YouTube- http://hugetinymistake.wordpress.com/2007/02/26/youtube-is-a-place-to-dispel-myths-about-pat-burrell/

Dispels many myths.

goDuke said...

I think that about says it all... maybe my prediction of Burrell having a huge year and winning the MVP is not so far-fetched if he can stay healthy. Damn Charlie Manuel for benching him so much last year.

GM-Carson said...

When Manuel benched Burrell he was struggling, but if Burrell had only gotten his regular playing time during the last month and a half of the season we'd be looking at better overall numbers and all the nay-sayers wouldn't have a leg to stand on...as is they only have a small stump now.

fans said...

Very effective clip on Burrell. Can you post it on your blogs too?

furiousBall said...

Christ, Schmidty...are you kidding? Comparing Michael Jack to Pat...argh! Here's the thing that I think most people forget in terms of why #20 was the greatest third baseman to ever play the game - besides being the best offensively, he was also one of the top two defensively (Brooks being #1). Michael Jack was a total player - Burrell has a good bat as a power guy, but defensively ...

I know the article is specifically talking about offense, but I can't separate the two when it comes to my favorite player of all time. Watching Schmidty barehand a bunt down the line and gun out a runner was equally as impressive as any wallclimbing outfielder or anything Ozzie Smith ever did at short....

GM-Carson said...

I agree that Schmidt and Burrell aren't comparable. Two different positions, and Schmidt was elite both defensively and offensively, Burrell is only above average offensively...defense is another matter altogether.

Los said...

Delucci was a liability in the outfield - his arm was not very accurate and kind of weak ... however, still I'd choose him over Burrell.

das411 said...

Ehhh Schmidt would be saying the same things about Scotty Ballgame if Dallas Green had not gone all PMS and bitched him out of Phila...

Does anybody know offhand what the Phils records are for most HRs by a pair and/or trio of teammates in one season? If those records were not already set last year I definitely would expect them to fall in 07!

GM-Carson said...

Das411- which trio are you referring to- Howard, Utley, and Rollins OR Howard, Utley, and Burrell? I pick the latter, as I think Burrell is going to jack 35 this year, Utley 35, but a decrease for Howard- 47. Still an awful lot of power.