Friday, May 18, 2007

Phillies Phlashback Phridays: Bobby Munoz

Bobby "Big Boy" Munoz stood 6 foot 7 inches tall and weighed in at 252 pounds. He came to Philly via the Yankees in a trade that netted the Phils esteemed utility man Kevin Jordan and prospect flop Ryan Karp for our old friend Terry Mulholland. He pitched for the Phillies from 1994-1997, his best year being '94 where he went 7-5 with a 2.67 ERA in 21 games and 14 starts while pitching 104 and 2/3 innings. Munoz was a helluva hitter too, batting .206 with a homerun and 6 RBI in '94. Each season thereafter, he continued to worsen until the Phils granted him free agency after the '97 season. During his career he made appearances for the Yanks, Phils, O's, and Expos, compiling an 11-22 record accompanied with a 5.17 ERA and 1.59 WHIP. Is it me, or does Bobby look like Charles Fuqua Manuel's retarded offspring?


Game Thoughts:
*Pat's bat has come back to life. Now we need to jump start J-Roll's so the offense can get rolling.

*Wes Helms is a disappointment, taking an 0-4 collar yesterday with 3 k's. He has played shoddy defense at 3rd, shown no power, and has caused to me to rather see Abe Nunez's name penciled into the lineup instead of his...that's the ultimate in pathetic.

*Freddy Garcia may have only given up 2 runs yesterday in 5 and 2/3 inngs, but he was supposed to be a workhorse for this staff. So why is he tiring in the 5th inning?

*Taking 3 out of 4 from the Brewers, who entered the series as the best team in the NL, is a success. Now we move on to stupid Inter-League play against Toronto, and on that note- Screw Joe Carter!



GM-Carson said...

Garcia's response to getting pulled yesterday- "Really badly," Garcia said, when asked if he wanted to face Graffanino. "I didn't really give anything to hit to [Gross] to face the right-handed hitter. It got to the point where that's my game and I wanted to pitch it. I wanted to get out of the inning.

"Let me pitch. That's all I need to do. Let me pitch. When I get in trouble, let me do my thing and try to get out of the inning."

"I'm really frustrated because I can't pass six innings," he said. "I'm a guy who throws a lot of innings. It's made me mad. Everybody else in the rotation is pitching good and throwing innings. I always want to go out there and perform, no matter what, throw six, seven, eight innings most of the time. I'm working really hard to get [further]."

"I've been around for a long time, and I know when guys get in trouble, [they can get out of it], I can get out of trouble too," said Garcia. "That's why I win a lot of games most of the time. It's about confidence. If they don't have confidence about me ... I was feeling fine and he took me out."

*Memo to Freddy- shut up and perform!

BenJah said...

munoz is too dark to be cholly's...

....freddy: you'll get the innings if you fukn play better. duh!

michael said...

you load the bases and then walk in a run and you expect to be left in? when your costing the team games consistently why should you be left in. he complains about not getting to pick 7 or 8 innings every outing but he's not helping his case by sucking each time. its safe to say freddy garcia won't be in phils uniform next year.

GM-Carson said...

I still think Freddy can be a positive on this team, but right now he's being a selfish bitch.

I wonder who Gillick is rooting for in this series? You know he still loves the Jays.

Bob D said...

Wasn't Helms getting all the love when he had a big game a few days ago?

Good to see Burrell shutting up some critics lately. said...

Just wondering, why wasn't [the on fire] Greg Dobbs (a lefty) playing first yesterday vs. Ben Sheets (a righty)? Does Cholly just like to keep people off-balance?

That craaaazy Cholly, you never know what he'll do next!

GM-Carson said...

Manuel is a R-Tard, proven time and time again. We can't truly calculate the amount of game his dumbass has cost the Phils over 2+ seasons, but it's evident that he does a poor job.

GM-Carson said...

From FoxSports- Craig Wilson was cut loose yesterday morning by the Atlanta Braves. Next stop: Pittsburgh? The Pirates were not among the handful of teams that contacted Steve Hilliard, Wilson's agent, in the hours after the first baseman was given his unconditional release yesterday. Such a move would be premature, anyway, with Wilson unable to make a move until he either clears waivers or is claimed. That will not be known until 1 p.m. Monday. Wilson would welcome a return to Pittsburgh. He repeated his willingness to play for the Pirates during Atlanta's visit to PNC Park last weekend, and Hilliard reiterated that. "He's always loved it there," Hilliard said.

*Craig Wilson is Corey's boy!

SirAlden said...

Not starting Dobbs when Barajas got the nod was a crime.

Here is hoping that the Troy Glaus trade is pulled off during the visit by Toronto, and that he stays healthy.

World Series here we come!

CLARE. said...

Aw, Kevin Jordan! I loved Kevin Jordan!

And speaking of Phillies alums named Kevin, whatever happened to Kevin Stocker? He was the tits.

GM-Carson said...

Wow, Clare just broke out "tits" as in reference to a guy being cool/awesome. I haven't heard that in quite some time. Is bodacious, gnarly, oaky, radical making a come back too?

I'd love to have Troy Glaus as our 3rd baseman. I just want a guy who can pick it on the field and hit some longballs at the plate. Our 3rd baseman have ZERO homeruns between them...pathetic!

Jacobin said...

Oooo... here's a fun stat! Seven members of the Mets organization, all pitchers, have been suspended for violating baseball's substance-abuse policy since the start of the 2006 season.

Not only do the Mets have the all-homo left side infield, but they also seem to have a very aggressive conditioning program for their pitchers (based off of the Soviet-era East German belief of better athletes through pharmacology).

Oh, I got two new things since yesterday afternoon. A juris doctor and a wireless mouse. The mouse is kind of strange to get used to.

GM-Carson said...

I just got back from my afternoon run, and maybe this is the lack of oxygen to my head, but this series may be showcasing Troy Glaus, our future 3rd baseman. Do I really think we'll get Glaus? No, but I can dream anyway.

Imagine this lineup:
1. Rollins
2. Rowand
3. Utley
4. Glaus
5. Howard
6. Burrell
7. Victorino
8. Ruiz

That there is the definition of right-left-right-left etc.

Looks fun doesn't it?

GM-Carson said...

Damn, now we've got 2 doctors on here. Dr. Corey (MD) and now Dr. Jacobin (law). Congrats!

Jacobin said...

Thanks! I didn't realize Corey was an MD, that's great! I know how much crap I went through for this one, and I cannot imagine all the horseshit he must have suffered through to get where he is.

Just goes to show that no matter how smart you are or how much schooling you have... you still can suffer from the insanity of hoping the Phillies will right the ship at some point and win some pennants!

But I can steer the doctoral crap back toward baseball by mentioning Tony Larussa has a law degree... Wikipedia tells me that a few other major league managers also had law degrees, namely: John Montgomery Ward (New York Giants, Brooklyn and Providence, late 1800s), Hughie Jennings (Detroit, 1907-20, New York Giants, 1924), Miller Huggins (St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees, 1913-29), Muddy Ruel (St. Louis Browns, 1947), Jack Hendricks (St. Louis Cardinals, 1918, Cincinnati, 1924-29) and Branch Rickey (St. Louis Browns, 1913-15, St. Louis Cardinals, 1919-25, later the creator of the modern farm system in baseball and still later the executive who broke the color line by signing Jackie Robinson), Jim O'Rourke and James Lyman Price.

So... anyone know if Fuqua got a certificate for completing grade school?

klkatz said...

The brewers' record was better than they actually are... they haven't played any good teams... the combined record of the teams they've played to date was much less than .500... their test will be the next few series'

GM-Carson said...

Wow, that was a scary win. Phils had one good inning due to the wildness of the pitcher and scored 5 then held on for their dear lives up through Myers shutting the door with the bases loaded in the 9th. Lieber looked good yet again. Manuel should have pinch hit for him in the bottom of the 7th, as he came out and served up a homerun then got yanked for 6-Finger-Ant. Oh well, a win is a win and now we're back to .500 (21-21).