Sunday, July 08, 2007

Phillies Pitching All-Stars

If only to reminisce, here is a pictorial of some recent Phillies All-Star pitchers. What a stellar group.
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All-Stars not pictured: Curt Schilling, Tom Gordon, Billy Wagner, Randy Wolf, Vincente Padilla.

Enjoy the All-Star break.

Corey

15 comments:

Jarex said...

You gotta have Padilla - if not for him and his "sore arm," the modern day "This time it counts" crap would not be.

furiousBall said...

Where's my man John Denny?

Jacobin said...

Maybe we need another list of players the Phillies front office told us over the years were going to be All-Stars... can't miss prospects. We could subdivide that list into players that just wound up sucking and players that had their arms/shoulders/elbows destroyed by the wonderful farm system.

I'm really starting to think the less time a pitcher spends in the Phillies' farm system, the better off he will be because they haven't ruined his arm or screwed his head up too much. Look at how Kendrick and Zagurski have performed at the major league level without having much minor league experience (not superstars, but serviceable). I'd cite Hamels too, but he is freakishly good and it is probable that even the Phillies wouldn't have screwed him up (but the Cubs probably could have... see Woods/Prior).

Bob D said...

Shane Rawley was surprisingly good, They should bring him back.

Jacobin see Floyd, Gavin - yes they can mess up a "can't miss prospect"

BenJah said...

robert person was never an all-star??

SirAlden said...

We now have talent with a pulse in the rookie leagues, low A Lakewood, and high A Clearwater,
it is percolating up to AA Reading.

All because our GM refused give draft picks, or trade minor leaguers. He traded 2 for Moyer, and 2 for Garcia.

Enjoy...

http://phuturephillies.com/

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

Corey said...

robert person no, but tyler green and terry mulholland were.

Los said...

Wow, Bedrock!!!! Man, between him and Al Holland, we could probably have a good pen again, right?

Bob D said...

Yes and have Larry Anderson, Don Carman, Willie Hernandez, Kent Tekulve, and Dennis Cook round out the bullpen. Dennis Cook could also be a pinchhitter with power-maybe replace Nunez

Jacobin said...

NL loses again! But hey, the bases were loaded in the bottom of the ninth and a Phillie makes the final out. Guess we had some impact?

BenJah said...

its funny: carson goes away, and suddenly there are so few comments left on the blog....hmm

GreggyD said...

There's just nothing to talk about, especially today which is the slowest sports day of the year with none of the 4 major leagues doing anything, except NBA free agency of course which hasn't officially started yet either. The boys at SportsCenter will probably have a half hour devoted to their "Who's Now" segment.

Jacobin said...

Yeah, the "Who's Now?" thing would be better titled, "Who Cares?" ESPN was really coming into its own as a network when I was growing up and it probably had its best years (in terms of being watchable and enjoyable) right around the time I got out of high school and went to college for the first time (mid 90s). But in the ensuing years, ESPN has become bloated, ridiculous, and self-important. It's very similar to what happened to Mtv. The joke about Mtv is that I'm old enough to remember when they played music. Perhaps the joke for the next generation will be that they are old enough to remember when ESPN had sports programming.

Muller said...

Steve Bedrosian owns my soul.

Jarex said...

is it just me, or hasn't it been damn refreshing to wake up four-days in a row (soon to be five) and know that the Phillies didn't lose?