Sunday, June 10, 2007


Coming off of a sweep of the Mets, the Phils had a chance to make some hay against a bottom-feeder. But then they remind all of us why we shouldn't get our hopes up, losing 2 of three to the International League champion KC Royals. 17 freakin' runs. If KC can put up that many, what are the ChiSox and Tigers going to put on the board in the next week?

Not many things to talk about in yesterday's game. It was nice to see Jimmy Rollins try to steal third with two on and two outs in the first with Burrell at bat. What the hell was he thinking? There were two outs, getting to third at that point is relatively useless. Was he trying to get in "extra special scoring position?" (Although, that does sound like a decent place to be...) And what exactly is Geoff Geary doing in a game down 6 runs in the 8th inning? He's arguably been their most consistent reliever this year, and now he's in mop-up duty? Condrey, Hernandez and Rosario are all sitting in the pen and Geary has to clean up at the end of a blowout? Why not run Mesa back out there. I say pitch him in every meaningless inning until his arm falls off, that is the only way they will get value from that signing. The stupidity doesn't stop...



Poet's Corner:
1 run, 2 run, 3 run, 4,
Unfortunately they scored more.
5 run, 6 run, 7 run, 8,
This pitching staff, I do hate.
9 run, 10 run, 11 run, 12,
Into the garbage we further delve.
13 run, 14 run, 15 run, 16,
Did I just say sixteen?
Oh, the scoring was yet to be done,
The KC Royals scored 17 f'n runs!
All off of the Phillies on Sunday,
For this is a comedy of errors they play.



SirAlden said...

Signing Jose Mesa is the stupidest thing I have ever seen. Dallas still has pull with the gang of seven. This ownership group, who have inherited their wealth do not deserve to own anything.

I believe Dallas Green having the backing of the owners to hire an idiot like Mesa who is pushing 50 years old, shows me that Gillick decided not to fight the gang of seven, and is not in full control.

das411 said...

There's a certain #34 missing from this photo...otherwise everything else is pretty much spot-on.

So who else is going to see THE RETURN OF JI

JIM THOME!!!!!! tonight?

GM-Carson said...

No-Hit Nunez is back like he's never been before, he's reaching all time lows. June 3-26 for a .115 average and .322 OPS. Dating back to late May, Nuni is only 3 for his last 35. Matt Morris (a pitcher!) had 3 hits in one game against us. Where's all the Bag-of-Crap-Nuni supporters now? Does he still deserve to play every day?

BENTZ said...

Wow, the NL is bad. This might be the Phillies saving grace. The AL embarrassed the NL over the weekend - only Cincinnati, Washington, Houston and Colorado won their series...which also happens to be four of the worst teams in the NL. The Phillies joined the Mets, Marlins, Padres, D'backs, Giants, etc. in getting their asses kicked by the teams from the stronger league. At least they didn't lose any ground to anyone of note. That's the only positive I can think of.

GM-Carson said...

There is no excuse for losing that series to the Royals. The players and coaching staff should be ashamed. What the hell is wrong with this team?

Feel free to answer that question, but it would probably taking volumes of books to do it justice.

goDuke said...

Whats not wrong with this team? They brought back Jose Mesa. Joe Table. They bring back a guy whose name in English is Joe Table. I swear if they bring back David Bell thats it. 31 years of being a Phillies fan and I'm done.

GM-Carson said...

Why do we even bother?

goDuke said...

I don't know. They make me sick. Gillick you're an a-hole.

McD said...

I did love The Manager of the Year's comments on yesterday's debacle:

"They beat us, they totally beat us. You act like we're supposed to win every game. It isn't going to happen if you measure out our club. If you think we're going to win every game, thats not going to happen. There are going to be days when we get hammered."

He then followed with this nugget on whether or not the inconsistent play of the Phillies baffles him:

"It doesn't baffle me, I sat there and watched the game. It didn't baffle me at all. I see a team with 17 runs and 14 hits. I expect to play better, yeah. But what the hell?"

Great words from a Great leader in our time of darkness.

When will the insanity end? Why do we care about this team?

GM-Carson said...

Charlie Manuel has been saved from the lions too many times. It's past the point whether it's his fault or not (it partially is), he simply needs to be fired. I don't think anyone would agrue that he actually helps the club, and many believe he hurts the team, so get rid of his dumb ass!

GM-Carson said...

From FoxSports- If J.D. Durbin or one of his peers doesn't work out, it probably means the Phillies will have to make a trade, one that possibly includes centerfielder Aaron Rowand, their most valuable trade piece and, on paper, their most replaceable. It would be a cutting coincidence if Garcia's injury leads to Rowand's departure from Philadelphia, a town that loves him and one that he loves. Rowand was one of the biggest endorsers of the Garcia acquisition; they were teammate with the White Sox.

*My take- I hope Durbin or another in-house option works out, because if we're going to try and contend this season we need Fence-Face Rowand.

The Phillies expect nothing promising from Freddy Garcia's exam with Dr. Michael Ciccotti today, which means they need a long-term solution in their starting rotation. Garcia left Friday's game against the Royals after giving up six runs in 1 2/3 innings with a shoulder strain that has troubled him all season. He landed on the 15-day disabled list, where the club expects him to stay for much, if not all, of the rest of the season.

*My take- imagine if 1 f'n win is all we get from that piece of crap Garcia. What a rip off...way to go Gillick, you've done a tremendous job once again.

*My take- good riddance!

The White Sox have tried in vain to reacquire Aaron Rowand, although they are believed to still be talking to the Phillies, who need bullpen help. "It feels like [Rowand] is still in a White Sox uniform," Guillen said. "He's a big fan of this ballclub. He played his brains out for this ballclub, for the White Sox people, he gave me a ring."

*My take- screw Ozzie Guillen!

Phillies closer Brett Myers (strained right shoulder) said he would throw off the mound for the first time tomorrow. He still believes he can return to the field by next Monday.

*My take- please come back healthy.

Jacobin said...

The team is still saying that Myers will remain in the bullpen for the remainder of the season. I don't know what's wrong with this front office. They have a player on the roster that was projected to be the staff ace (a player that the manager will kill if he's in the bullpen) and they don't plan on using him where he should have been in the first place.

So, what was worse yesterday... final episode of the Sopranos or the Phillies' performance?

GM-Carson said...

I recently just got HBO, so I'm not an avid Sopranos fan. I did see the final episode though, and it left me scratching my head wondering what the hell just happened, much like yesterday's 17 run drubbing at the hands of the Royals.

BENTZ said... has a new player ratings thing on the front page. It kind of backs up what I said the other day breaking the team down by position with how each has done this year and how average it is as a whole compared to the rest of baseball.

C - Ruiz (18th)
1B - Howard (13th)
2B - Utley (1st)
3B - Nunez (27th), Helms (28th)
SS - Rollins (5th)
LF - Burrell (15th)
CF - Rowand (4th)
RF - Victorino (11th)
SP - Hamels (17th), Eaton (61st), Moyer (77th)
RP - No relief pitcher ranked in the Top 75 in baseball!!

In terms of the NL East, Utley is ranked 2nd, Rollins is 5th, Rowand is 9th and Hamels is 13th.

I do recommend playing around with's interesting.

McD said...

So essentially the ESPN rankings prove what we already knew. This team sucks!

GM-Carson said...

Just imagine what this team's record would be with a better 3rd baseman, 1 or 2 more half way decent starters, and a just-mediocre bullpen. We'd be right there with the top teams in the NL, instead of fighting to stay above .500...pathetic.

Bob D said...

Carson the better 3B man is on the team Dobbs last month 315BA, 5 doubles, 5hrs, 16RBI, 13runs. Burrell last month 175BA, 4doubles, 4hrs, 11 rbi, 9 runs. Bourn 257BA, 1 triple, 2rbi, 10 runs, 9SB in only 35 abs. Makes me wonder if bourn or werth should play LF and Dobbs play regularly. Why trade for a pitcher when Myers will be back soon.

Corey said...

i was mildly disappointed by the Soprano's ending, then i read this over at and i felt better about it.

"The guy at the bar is also credited as Nikki Leotardo. The same actor played him in the first part of season 6 during a brief sit down concerning the future of Vito. That wasn't that long ago. Apparently, he is the nephew of Phil. Phil's brother Nikki Senior was killed in 1976 in a car accident.

... if you pay attention to the history, you will find that all the answers lie in the characters in the restaurant. The trucker was the brother of the guy who was robbed by Christopher in Season 2. Remember the DVD players? The trucker had to identify the body. The boy scouts were in the train store and the black guys at the end were the ones who tried to kill Tony and only clipped him in the ear (was that season 2 or 3?)."

i didn't catch the character connections at first but now that i think about it, i kind of like the ending. or course, i also like david lynch movies...

Maximis said...

Nice poem. I completely retract my statement about being excited to see Jose Mesa again...what a horrendous outing.

But I figured out why the Royals are so bad...there stadium has the dumbest design ever.

Check out the post about 'The K'...again the blog is

Please lord, let us beat up on Jim Thome tonight.

GM-Carson said...

In a perfect world Aramis Ramirez would be our 3rd baseman. However, when talking about the Phils, it's always far from perfect. Since we can't get A-Ram, I say platoon Dobbs and Coste at 3rd, shipping Condrey to Ottawa, using Nunez only as a defensive replacement and using Helms as an expensive pinch-hitter. We need more production from 3rd, we've been pathetic.

Jacobin said...

Ah, the Phils have called up Garcia's replacement... Kyle Kendrick, a right-handed pitcher last seen with AA Reading, will join the big club and pitch this week. According to the Inquirer, Kendrick was 4-7 with a 3.21 ERA at Reading. In 811/3 innings, he allowed 82 hits while striking out 50 and walking 18.

How bad is AAA Ottawa that the last two pitchers they've called up both came from Reading (I know Happ is on the DL)? ...or is this team so damn cheap that they don't want to pay for airfare from Ottawa to Philadelphia?

Jacobin said...

Woo! A win over the ChiSox! This is the first game this year the Phils have won when scoring less than 3 runs (they are now 1-18 in such games). Who'd have thought Eaton would have pitched 7 shutout innings (and that the bullpen wouldn't foul it up)?

Maximis said...

Here's a fun article about how much we suck...and probably will continue to.

On that note...Enjoy!