Saturday, April 28, 2007

Where Are They Now?

We are almost a month into the season, I thought it would be interesting to see where some players are who helped (or hurt) the Phillies cause the last few years.

Bobby Abreu - Abreu continues to suck at hitting homeruns. He has 1 in 21 games. Of course, looks like now he sucks at hitting (.262) and although it might be blasphemy to say, getting on base also(OBP of .363.) He has the hottest hitter in baseball (A-Rod), a former AL MVP (Giambi), a former Japanese league MVP (Matsui), and two other All-Stars (Cano and Posada) hitting behind him, and that is all he can do. If this continues, it could get ugly for Abreu. Luckily he handles fan criticism well...

Gavin Floyd - Speaking of calm under pressure...former Phillie phlunky Floyd is 1-1 with a 3.24 EAR for the Charlotte Knights, the White Sox AAA squad. He has 25 K's to 10 BB. Pretty good numbers. Luckily for Chicago, Floyd's AAA numbers usually translated well into the Majors...

Tomas Perez - Perez has landed in the Dodgers oragnization with the Las Vegas 51's and continues to do what he does: provide middle infield versatility, switch-batting (like Abe Nunez, I will not call him a switch-hitter), and the occasional pie-in-the-eye. Basically, he's worthless.

Marlon Byrd - Let's continue our trip through AAA and stop off in Oklahoma City, where Byrd roams the outfield for the Redhawks. So far this year, Byrd is hitting .344-0-6 with 3 steals. When Byrd hit .303 for the Phils in '03, after he hit .297 for the Red Barons in '02 and was Eastern League MVP in '01, I thought he was the centerfielder of the future for the Phils. Then he hit .228, got traded to the Nationals (for Endy Chavez, ugh) and is now wasting away in Oklahoma. What a disappointment.

Tim Worrell - after a temultuous (for whatever reason) half year with the Phils, Worrell took his 7.41 ERA on leave for "personal reason." Basically, he took the "Operation Shutdown" for mental midgets, now referred to as the "Greinke Holiday." Worrell is out of baseball now, but has opened the "Tim Worrell Rehabilitation Center For Overpaid Relief Pitchers Who Have Lame Excuses For High ERA's" in his hometown of Pasadena, California. Mariano Rivera checked in 2 nights ago...

Amaury Telemaco - I have no idea where Tele is. If anyone has seen Tele around, let me know.

Sal Fasano - I feel your loss, Syracuse. Ol' Sal was hitting .317 with 5 homers (all solo, by the way) before he was recently called up to replace Greg Zaun. The International League and upstate New York just lost one hell of a mustache...and to Canada, of all places. They'll understand the mullet, but the goatee may confuse them (Party in the back and the front?)
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Last Nights Game
It's 7:36, I'm typing my post now, and the game is over. Thanks Eaton, you piece of crap.

Geez, it's too bad the Phils don't have a potential front end starter, maybe hard throwing with a good curve, sitting in the bullpen pitching in the seventh inning and in 7 run ballgames, to replace the garbage-chucker Eaton...

Corey

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Former Phillie and current St. Louis Cardinal, Josh Hancock, was killed in an automobile accident early Sunday morning, he was 29 years old. He was acquired from Boston for Jeremy Giambi, and after 2 seasons in Philly, traded to the Reds for Todd Jones. He has pitched, mostly in relief, for the Red Sox, Phillies, Reds, and Cardinals over his 6 seasons (all teams that wear red). Career stats- 9 wins, 102 games, 177 2/3 IP, 110 K, 4.20 ERA, and a 1.32 WHIP. R.I.P.

~Carson

16 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Wasn't Tele on Seasame Street?

Tomas Perez sucked most of the time, but he was fun. I loved his ethusiasm for the game. That's why I think he'd make a good coach.

After the top of the 1st (3-0 Marlins) I turned to my wife and said, "well, they lost this one already". Adamn, that is no typo, is pissing me off, but then I think about who signed him...Gillick is the root of all evil!

GM-Carson said...

From Phillies.com- Former Phillies reliever Rheal Cormier was designated for assignment by the Reds on Saturday, meaning the team has 10 days to dispose of his contract. The veteran, who just turned 40, appeared in six games for Cincinnati, allowing three runs in three innings. Indications are that the Phillies have little interest in bringing back Cormier, despite a perceived need for left-handed relief help. ... Aaron Rowand's 16-game hitting streak is the longest for a Phillies right-handed batter since Doug Glanville's 18-gamer in 1998. Rowand had tied Marlon Byrd (2003) for that honor before doubling to lead off Saturday's game.

*Frenchy could be frustrating at times, but he had some decent years in Philly. If he were willing to accept a minor league deal, I'd love to see Gillick pick him up and put him in Ottawa in case Thee Model Dictator falters, and since Matt Smith already has.

chuckm said...

Game report. Not much to say other than Eaton stank. He had a bit of tough luck in the first with a bloop single and a possible hosing on what may have been a DP, but in the end he stunk and the crowd was pretty out of it early. Too bad that we couldnt get a QS from Eaton as D-Train wasnt exactly mowing the Phils down. Even with Eatons ummm lackluster (okay, shitty) outing, Rosarios bed-shitting
put the game out of reach. There was a slight hope that perhaps the Fish pen could break down, but it just wasnt the Phils night. I was able to shrug this one off as I wasnt going in with high expectations ( ace vs 5th starter), but it does make todays game a "better win today" as
2 of 3 at home against the Fish is respectable and I have confidence in Old Man Moyer. As stated yesterday, if they can win today and tomorrow against the Braves (Hudson is overdue for a non-lights out start) I can live with 12-13. 2 losses and we are pretty much back where they were before they started picking it up.

michael said...

uh, have you guys seen this?????...i don't know what else to say about it..weird.

GM-Carson said...

Michael- I have seen that sexy, oops, I mean gay picture of Burrell before.

Other news- former Phillie and current Cardinal Josh Hancock was killed in a car accident today. Lot of past Phils are passing away over the past year.

Bob D said...

What about David Bell? Where is he now?
Sad about Hancock, ironic it would happen on the day of a post of where are they now.

Too bad there is no post of where is No hit Nunez now? Unfortunately the answer is in the Phillies starting lineup.

michael said...

yeah that picture of burrell looks like bad gay softcore porn. yikes!
sad to hear about hancock. i'm surprised bell's dad couldn't throw him a bone and get him on KC.

Jacobin said...

Where are they now made me think of Larry Steven Jeltz, which caused me to learn the second thing I never knew about the guy:

Jeltz holds the records for most games played, at bats, runs, hits, doubles, triples, runs batted in, walks and strikeouts among players born in France. In total, eight major league players were born in France.

Jacobin said...

Let me rephrase that quickly, it was the second thing I NEVERwanted to know about him.

BloodStripes said...

Moyer is the master. A Marlin killer. Good to see Dobbs put this one out of reach for Tom Gordon. Nice job Phillies.

Maria said...

11-13. Let's hope for a win tomorrow. And at least it's a better record already then last year.

Jacobin said...

If they lose tomorrow, they'd be 11-14... and to me that's pretty much the last two years all over again! Blah, sorry to be negative. Grandpa Moyer pitched a great game today, and it's nice to get the win. We have a good team, it would just be nice to be on the other side of .500 coming out of April for a change.

Maria said...

I agree. 11-14 isn't much better than 10-14. I just want to know what being over .500 feels like.

Skeeter said...

Can you adopt a parent? If so, I would have Moyer on top of my wishlist for fathers.

Not far behind him is Hulk Hogan, Charles Barkley and Ron Jeremy.

das411 said...

Aren't there likely thousands of kids whose father is actually Ron Jeremy? Just hang out with one of them!

And how about old man Moyer?? Just remember, we could have him holding down the end of the rotation and Victo in RF or that overpaid chump Abreu and gascans like Floyd and Madson still starting...

and RIP, Josh Hancock. Traded for Jeremy Giambi and Todd Jones, and a World Series ring on top of it...what more could anybody have asked for in life?

GM-Carson said...

Skeeter- Charles Barkley was my favorite basketball player. I still love listening to his interviews.

Grand Pappy Moyer went old and wise on those young Marlin hitters and crafted himself a beautiful outing. I've been saying it since they've acquired him...he's perfect for this staff. Moyer is one of Patty G's saving graces.