Friday, May 25, 2007

An Open Letter To Rod Barajas

Rod,

As you may not know since you weren't here last year, I have to attend therapy sessions for some "issues" that I have and an "incident" I was involved in last year. My therapist really has helped me and I'm a better appendage for it. But now you have caused me great grief that I am struggling to deal with. My therapist recommended writing you this letter, so here goes.

I hate you. I've disliked teammates in the past - Dave Doster was kind of a tool, Doug Glanville thought he was smarter than everybody else just because he went to The Pen or whatever, and Paul Byrd pissed me off with his religious garbage about Jeebus and MaryJane - but I've never hated anybody. Until now. You hurt me, man. Not metaphorically, but physically. Your decision to confront that runner - with 2 outs in the 9th of a 1 run game no less - like France confronts an opposing army, is deplorable. Why didn't we just have Christy the ballgirl behind home plate? It probably wouldn't have been the first ballplayer to try to slide between her legs...she probably could have stopped this guy too. Your catching style is less Ray Fosse and more Rachel Ray. Bullfighters think you got out of the way too quick. I might find Dutch Daulton and Astral Travel back in time so I can punch you in the face before I threw myself out. But until then, go punch yourself in the nuts, you contact-avoiding loser.

Oh yeah, and Rod is a gay name. Why not just change your last name to Johnson, get into the "male adult entertainment" business and leave the back-up catching to Chris Coste.

Sincerely,
Brett Myers' Arm

27 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Brett's arm speaks the truth...amen brotha!

In all seriousness, Rod Barajas just surpassed David H-Mo Bell as my most hated Phillie of all-time. The past 2 nights' performances are deplorable, dispicable, flat-out inexcusable. You're a catcher, you tag with both hands dumbass!

GM-Carson said...

2 men that lost that game for the Phils last night- Rod Barajas on the dropped thrown at the plate and 3rd base coach Steve Smith for sending Bourn although he was out by a mile. That's a difference of 2 runs...2 runs would have equalled a win.

Oh yeah, 17 runs left on base by the Phils last night...disgusting.

bm_arm said...

I want to thank the guys at WSBGM's for giving me an outlet to express my feelings. hopefully they will let me post here in the future also.

tough time in bullpen right now, but i'm sure ryan madson will do a great job closing in my place...

regards,
The Arm

GM-Carson said...

BM_ARM- you are more and welcome to come back and post on here in the future. I like your sense of humor and brutal honesty...fits in well with Corey and I. I'm hoping you don't end up on the DL, but if you do, can we start a fire Manuel campaign in your honor?

GM-Carson said...

At the beginning of the offseason I said Gillick doesn't even have to worry about the catching situation as I believed between Carlos Ruiz and Chris Coste they would have an at least average, but most likely above average catching duo. I still believe this, however one big lazy fat-a$$-piece-of-garbage stands in the way of that (Rod Barajas). When Gillick signed him I was cursing up and down. It was a waste of money, not needed, ill-advised. Now not only isn't Rod performing well, he's actually hurting the team too. He needs to go, plain and simple. Eat the money if you have to. Coste has done nothing but hit at the MLB level and his defense is just as adequate and probably better at this time than Barajas. Why the hell are we continuing with Rod then? This is sickening.

Bob D said...

BM ARM, what are your plans? Is atrip to the DL in the cards? Do you intend to inflict some of that domestic abuse upon your battery mate? Are the words homicide and murder taboo? Will you give Carson a high five for the fire Manuel campaign?

GM-Carson said...

BM-Arm, what is your favorite hand lotion and do you believe in that anti-bacterial mumbo-jumbo?

GM-Carson said...

From FoxSports- The Phils have made contact with righthander Troy Percival's agent. They will take a look at Percival, who will throw for teams in a workout in Southern California in the coming weeks

Though Brett Myers insisted that he did not think a trip to the DL would be necessary, the Phillies set up a contingency plan. Two sources confirmed yesterday that the Phillies had notified double-A Reading lefthander Michael Zagurski that he will join the team in Atlanta if Myers cannot pitch.

das411 said...

Awesome, just awesome. Get well soon, bm-arm, you are quite possibly the most irreplaceable part of this team these days...

McD said...

Just remember though, Rod has a World Series ring. That means he will provide the veteran leadership when this team makes the postseason, right?

I would also think that The Arm dislikes Charlie Manuel as well considering he used Myers in multiple non-save situations. Way to use up your precious ammo when you didn't need to! Fuqua has my vote for manager of the year!

GM-Carson said...

Remember David Bell was to be that veteran leadership that did all the little things right...yeah right.

BENTZ said...

Here's something interesting, albeit very scary to think about. Obviously none of the Phillies who have only ever been Phillies (Utley, Rollins, Howard, Burrell, Myers, Hamels, etc.) have ever been to the playoffs. But here are a list of guys who have been at least to the playoffs (* = WS Champ):

Alfonseca*, Eaton, Garcia*, Gordon, Lieber, Moyer, Barajas*, Helms, Nunez, Rowand*

That's a lot of guys to the playoffs...and with those guys in basically every case being supporting players and not the team's "stars" then you really have to wonder. It may be a little weak in spots but this proves that the talent in experience are there. It puts more emphasis on the real weaknesses being in management (on and off field).

Jacobin said...

Thank god that post was from Brett Myer's arm, rather than Pat Burrell's erm... eh... "bat."

Mike said...

Forget about Myers, if Abe Nunez misses any significant time with injury, the Phils can forget about their playoff chances.

D. Page said...

Worse offseason signing: Eaton of Barajas? You have to take money out of the equation to make it interesting, as obviously we blew way too much cash on Eaton, but who is hurting the team more?

GM-Carson said...

Sometimes-Hit Nunez is the key to the season!

Jacobin said...

Barajas is the worse signing. We didn't need the Canadian-latino version of Sal Fasano at catcher because we had serviceable catchers (Ruiz and Coste). Eaton is paid too much, but so are every other 3-5 veteran pitchers around the league. His price tag is unfortunately atypical of the type of player he is. You always can use pitching, so I cannot bitch about signing Eaton (I can bitch about his play).

But with Barajas, I can bitch about his signing and his play. Therefore, Barajas is the bigger piece of shit.

GM-Carson said...

Eaton is stealing a lot of money from us, but at least we have a 4th/5th starter for the next 3 years and pitching is hard to find. Barajas on the other hand is taking the roster spot of a more deserving player (Coste) and costs 2.5 million. That money could have been spent on Aaron Fultz and Rick White...they're a whole lot better than Yoel Hernandez and Francisco Rosario.

fans said...

Can't believe they just sent Coste to Reading!! They brought up a pitcher and sent Myers to 15 day disabled list. What a way to start the weekend!

michael said...

i think they sent coste to reading to keep him close. we may see barajas gone very soon. but barajas is seriously THE worst offseason signing by the phils.

BloodStripes said...

Rod "Barge-arse" Barajas sucks. He has cost us a game and a closer. What a bastard. Coste shits on this guy. I thought the silver lining in all this may have been that Coste would stay up and Barge-arse would be put out to pasture on the farm. Of course management wouldn't swallow that after forking out millions for his Barge-arse.

Jacobin said...

Coste got sent to my town? Maybe I'll have to get out to a game to cheer for him while he is here. This team's front office sucks. The people we picked up compared to those we let leave the team is pathetic. Not to mention they lie about anything related to injuries, so who knows how bad Myer's shoulder really is. This team has its problems, but it is hovering at .500 now... we'd be on the plus side of that number with a more competent manager (please note, I didn't even specify an actual competent manager... just one that isn't a total f^@%ing moron).

michael said...

well they can't send barajas down so they really had no choice. hopefully they'll try and deal him out of here.

das411 said...

Ok that kid lefty that pitched the 8th and then went hangin out with Pat Burrell is now officially my new phavorite Phillie (sorry Cole)...how cool is that dude??

SirAlden said...

The finest post ever.

Metaphorical Bliss.

GM-Carson said...

Zagurski might be our lefty handed answer in the 'pen...here's to hoping he is.

Coste wanted to go to Reading so he could catch regularly. It's still bullshit he was sent packing and not Barajas. Hopefully Rod is dealt next Friday (June 1).

I'll take that win...back to .500 yet again.

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