Sunday, July 08, 2007

The 10 K Delay

It was fun to see the Phils as a team chip in and help the Rockies ground crew during the delay yesterday. Of course, when I think about 80 million dollars in payroll on the ground in the pouring rain yanking on tarp and throwing sand bags around, I think less of it. I liked it, but I hope it doesn't happen again.

My favorite part of the game was not the tarp incident. No, I like Jimmy Rollins wearing his pants high and showing some sock, Jamie Moyer style. They don't put that little Liberty Bell logo on there for nothing. Hopefully this is a full-time move.

Gavin Eaton improved to 8-5. Can he possibly win 16 games with an ERA of 5.69? I think the offense may just be good enough. And if they get a 5th starter that is even just a notch above JD Durbin, they can stay in the race for at least another month or two.

Pat Burrell hit his third homer in 5 games and raised his average 14 points. Now he's only 10 points below Adam Eaton...
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Ottawa Sucks
...if you are Geoff Geary, that is. Geary went from being the Gas Can (5.44 ERA in '04) to being a solid mid to late inning reliever (2.96 ERA in '06) to being sent back to AAA. He's not tearing it up for the Lynx either, giving up 3 runs in his first 5 innings of work. Still, I miss him. I hope Canada appreciates the Gas Can the way I do. To help them along, I have re-done the city flag of Ottawa to be a little more Geary-friendly.
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WSBGM's Girl of the Day
You want it, you get it. Here is some gratuitous cleavage...

Corey

21 comments:

das411 said...

Wow...what a way to start off the break. Just....wow.

(but did anybody else hear Franzke and Larry go crazy and just start laughing hilariously when that tarp flipped??)

GreggyD said...

I just went to mlb.tv and listened to the radio broadcast and Franzke and Larry were very funny to listen to, but then I went to the highlights section and watched the video which had commentary from the Rockies broadcasters on it. They were so impressed that the Phillies players were out there helping the grounds crew and honestly, I couldn't be more proud to call myself a Philadelphia fan right now. Sure, the Phillies suck and I still am pissed that they're only at 500, but I was just amazed at them so readily running out and helping. The Rockies players had already gone to the clubhouse, minus one player, and were probably back there watching the Phillies players help out on TV.

I applaud the Phillies immensely for what they did tonight and respect them so much. I'm sure they know what it's like and how hard it can sometimes be to get a tarp on a field, and it was awesome to see what went down tonight.

A win to top it all off as well!!! Postponing loss 10k for a bit longer.

Jarex said...

Maybe the grounds crew job will once and for all solidify the Phillies as the new lovable losers. Every mother in America will root for those "poor guys" -

The marketing hacks who run the show over at Broad and Patterson should jump all over this with a series of commercials with red pinstripe-wearing supermen helping old ladies with their groceries, getting cats down from trees, pulling Yankee fans out of burning houses...

GreggyD said...

Lol they can stick with their marketing campaign. That tarp pulling gave me goosebumps ::rolls eyes::

Off topic, but I was thinking just now about some possible players that we could get to fill an outfield spot if Rowand goes in the offseason. And I know we all love Bourn, but what if the Phillies went out and signed Curtis Granderson of the Tigers. He will be 29, is currently hitting .283 with an OBP of .335 and slugging of .549 (OPS = .884). Also, he would be a threat on the basepaths as well. He has only swiped 9 bags so far, but has 15 triples! Also, he is solid in the field. Check out the catch he made tonight, I'll post a link at the bottom. It was one of the best I've ever seen (great call by the broadcasters as well). Perhaps signing a guy like Granderson (who is actually only making 410k this year) would allow Bourn to have another year to grow at the major league level and he could then fill in full time for Burrell when his contract is finally up.

If we can resign Rowand that's awesome because I love his attitude towards the game and totally fits what every Philly fan wants in a player, but Granderson is young as well and would fit in with this team nicely.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jWeVtn8weUM

SirAlden said...

That is what we called a "2 Bagger" when I was your age.

Fantastic body - and you put not one but 2 bags over her head, just in case when she orgasms so hard from your great work and breaks through the first bag, there is a second bag as back-up!

SirAlden said...

Thanks for the Granderson link greggyd.

Not sure that he will be a free-agent this winter with only 2 years of MLB service.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2006/10/2008_mlb_free_a.html

BloodStripes said...

Our Phillie boys are once again the good guys. Helping the world become a better place.

SirAlden said...

Next year we have 25-30 Million available, and 15-20 million the year after.

The minor leagues finally have 12 pitchers and 8 hitters in low and high A ball, next year the talent will be strong in AA.

The history of losing draft picks see

http://www.philliesdraft.com/DraftReports/DraftReportsYearByYear.html

has now been reversed by Pat Gillick, the reason AA and AAA is bare is because of the 2001, 2003, and 2005 drafts. In 2006 and 2007, Gillick made sure we had 9 first, second, and third round draft picks. In 2003, 2004, and 2005 Wade had 4. Two years/9 picks, Three years/4 picks.

This is Gillick's legacy, and next spring if we lose Garcia, Lieber, and Rowand, we will have 6 picks in 2008.

GreggyD said...

Could you post that link again siralden, the whole thing isn't there.

I assumed Granderson would be a free agent because he signed a one year deal with the Tigers to play this season, but that of course could be to avoid arbitration which I did not think of.

GreggyD said...

Actually, just went to rotoworld and Granderson is not a free agent for some time with arbitration years coming for the next three years. That's what I get for getting excited about a young player haha.

It doesn't matter, I still wanted Rowand over him anyway, but it was a nice spur of the moment, non-researched thought.

SirAlden said...

15 First, Second, and Third Round Picks in three years during the Gillick "the genius" Era.

SirAlden said...

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2007/03/2008_mlb_free_a.html

YUM....

BenJah said...

helping the ground crew is cute....but kinda stupid too.

speaking of cute: those are some boobies!! but the chick is kinda butter-face, no?

BenJah said...

also, even without looking it up, i am positive that granderson is NOT a free agent. besides that, i would be that even if he were, he would be a lot more expensive than rowand because of age and ability.

Jarex said...

I'd like to see the Phillies decide on whether or not to resign Rowand sooner than later - that would free them up to deal either Victorino or Bourn as part of packages that would bring them some much needed top-line pitching. As much as I love the Hawaiian, and I enjoy the idea of what Bourn can become, I'd say they are our #1 and 2 major league level trading chips (young, talented and cheap). The league's best offense and worst pitching = .500 team at best.

furiousBall said...

Did you know that Antonio has four nipples?

GreggyD said...

OK Benjah, I'm glad you knew that he was "NOT" a free agent, without looking it up, sorry for jumping the gun. I don't see helping with the tarp as stupid. Yes, someone could have gotten hurt, but when is the last time you saw a team actually seem like it cared? It's nice to see some athletes aren't caught up in thinking "That isn't my job, I'm not helping."

I think you'd have to offer something really good for me to be happy about trading Bourn, let alone Victorino. I honestly can't see the organization trading either of those guys. We definitely will need some kind of help in the rotation though. It's nice to see that Scott Linebrink is a free agent, as is Joe Nathan. Both of those guys are way better than anything we have in the pen.

It'll definitely be an interesting offseason when it comes around and who knows, maybe it'll be an interesting trade deadline for once.

BENTZ said...

Comment from the scene yesterday at the other PA's team's park...

Went to the Cubs-Pirates game yesterday since I was in town for a wedding. I actually rode on the elevator with, of all people, Carlos Zambrano since I was in the same hotel as the Cubs. Actually a nice guy and completely different than on the field...smiling and greeting kids. My roommate from college was in line for coffee with Lou Pinella (Lou went with an English muffin and coffee for breakfast). Also saw Derrek Lee, Soriano and the rest in the lobby and all were very polite to the tons of people (many MANY Cubs' fans in the hotel) who were around. That combined with the Phils' tarp efforts yesterday does give you a nice sense of ball players and that most really are decent guys.

On to the game, the Pirates played a very solid game. Good defense and nice pitching from Shane Youman, who outpitched Big Z. Jason Bay had a big HR off Zambrano to give the Pirates a 3-1 lead and he broke open a 3-2 game in the bottom of the 8th with a bases-loaded double. The Cubs are similar to the Phillies but the Phils are the better team. The Cubs are very fundamentally flawed - Soriano was picked off 2nd in the first inning. An errant throw by the catcher on a steal of second with 2 outs led to the runner reaching 3rd and an RBI single by Nady tied it before Bay's HR.

Time for the all-star break...Go Phils!! (and Buccos all but 6 times this year, of course)...

Jacobin said...

It's funny you should doctor a picture of Alfonseca like that. When he was warming up in the bullpen, a friend of mine asked if Alfonseca would get maternity leave when the child comes since he looks to be about 7 months pregnant. I asked what they would name the kid, to which he said, "They'll name it after the father... Charlie."

Jacobin said...

Ryan Howard doesn't win the home run derby and Dan Patrick is leaving ESPN. Not a great day in sports.

das411 said...

Siralden, www.tinyurl.com is my friend, and hopefully will soon be yours too :)

bentz, who are the Pirates??