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?)
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...
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.