If Tampa Bay is baseball's equivalent to hell, then Kansas City must be purgatory. If the the Cubs are cursed, then the Royals are simply forgotten. What I'm trying to say is- K.C. sucks! Riding high after the sweep of the Mets, Freddy Garcia leaves us dry, yet again. For those of you watching the game last night in hopes that our Phils would begin another sweep in Dorothy's home are too easily fooled...these are the Phillies after all. The same Phillies that swept Atlanta then got swept by Arizona. I've come to expect this type of inconsistency and letdown, especially from the ballyhooed gem offseason acquisition of Freddy "Chief" Garcia who has been the biggest letdown thus far. After last night's sterling execution, in which he sweated more than a whore in church, Garcia's stat line now looks this- 1 freakin' win, a much-bloated like his gut ERA of 5.90, a Gavin Floyd like 1.60 WHIP, 12 homers and 74 hits surrendered in 58 IP, and a sparkling .318 average against. I and others were hoping he'd be able to straighten himself out against the Major's version of an all No-Talent Ass-Clown squad of Danny Sandoval's, but nay, Garcia made them look superior last evening. Hang your head in shame.
Gillick Saves the Day:
Thank goodness for the genius known to mere mortals as Pat Gillick. He has given the Philadelphia Phillies all the tools they need to flourish in the NL East. As mentioned previously in this entry, Chief was an offseason acquisition, and other stellar names like No-Hit Nunez, Alex Gonzalez, Ryan Franklin, Sal Fasano, Arthur Rhodes, Rod Barajas, Adamn Eaton, Wes Helms, Rick White, Adam Bernero, Jose Hernandez, Randall Simon, Julio Santana, Jayson Werth, and Francisco Rosario have been able to don a Phils uniform because of Patty G. Well, he has come to the rescue once again, this time in the form of the sinister Joe Table. Yes, the same crap-bag that blew many a saves for the Phils a few years ago, except now he's older and crappier. He's so crappy that the Tigers outright released him and paid his 2.5 million dollar contract. This speaks volumes for the state of our bullpen, in which our general manager sees Mesa and his 12.34 ERA being an upgrade. I surely hope Clay Condrey (9.00 ERA) or Rosario (4.82 ERA) are banished, but it'll probably be someone with a bit of promise like Fat-Mike Zagurski or Yo-Yoel Hernandez that get sent to the minors instead, because that's the type of half-assed organization the Phils run.
So, after hearing the news of Mesa's return and watching the Phils lose to the lowly Royals, I'm not exactly amused...more confused. Therefore, I leave you with this inspiring message...