This speech is my recital. I think it's very vital. To rock a rhyme, that's right on time. It's Tricky is the title, here we go...It's tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that's right on time, it's tricky...it's tricky, tricky, tricky, tricky.
Spring training statistics are a tricky matter, in that we wonder if they matter at all. We all know Cole Hamels possesses miraculous talent inside his left arm, but that hasn't translated into success this spring as he's currently posting a 7.00 ERA with some wildness. Our Model Dictator, Fabio Castro, has also had a rough go of things and has seen his ERA sky-rocket to an ungodly 11.05, you can't hold Cuba down with those numbers buddy. Our token lefty out of the pen Matt Smith is serving up pitches like he were a JUGS machine (16.62 ERA +3 WHIP). To be honest, all the bullpen candidates besides Joe Bisenius and Geoff Geary have been bad, and not bad meaning good but bad meaning BAD! Overall, our pitching staff has been sub par thus far, but lucky for us it's not even St. Patty's Day yet so these stats don't count.
Still we can easily be tricked into believing Jimmy Rollins has suddenly learned plate discipline (8 walks in 24 at bats), or that Shane Victorino will be the first batter since the Splendid Splinter Ted Williams to bat .400, or that Greg Dobbs will be a super utility player, or that No-Hit Nunez will actually have 8 rbi's within his first 30 at bats. But like I said before, lucky for us these stats don't mean a thing and the wins don't officially start accumulating until April 2.
*Rafael Perez, the butt-bag that surrendered a homerun to Nuni this spring, has been optioned to the Indians minor league system.
*Justin Germano, Rheal Cormier trade-piece who is out of minor league options, had been pitching well and received a vote of confidence that he was earning a spot in the Phils bullpen and then promptly gave up 3 runs in 2 innings work yesterday.
*I'm starting to think Patty G may not trade Rowand or Lieber.
*After struggling mightily early in spring, Jayson Werth is coming around.
I met this little girlie, her hair was kinda curly. Went to her house and bust her out, I had to leave real early. These girls are really sleazy, all they just say is please me. Or spend some time and rock a rhyme, I said "It's not that easy". It's tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that's right on time it's tricky!