Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thirsty Thursday: Little Dust on the Bottle

Yuengling- Jamie Moyer:
America's oldest brewery, MLB's oldest pitcher...natural fit. Yuengling hails from Pottsville, PA and Moyer grew up in Sellersville, PA. Yuengling is referred to by some as "Nectar of the Gods" and "Vitamin Y", as Jamie is lovingly called "Grand Pappy Moyer" or "Dude Old Enough to be my Dad". Yuengling can taste good some days if it's hot outside and it's served in an ice-cold bottle, but other times its flavor leaves much to be desired. Moyer pitches well some days when his old muscles are greased up with BenGay, but other outings his era eclipses his age...soon to be 45. Jamie is back again next season at $5.5 million, this is due to an escalating clause in his contract for innings pitched. I won't say that's a bargain, but it's not a ripoff either. He has won 19 games for the Phils in 41 starts, and last season he compiled an era of 5.01, which isn't very good, but not as bad as Gavin Eaton at least. My guess is 2008 will be Grand Pappy's curtain call after 21 seasons and 230 wins in the majors. Hopefully the Phils can send him out a champion and toast him with a bottle of Yuengling.

Celebratory Thirsty Thursday today, as both GM's are now proud dads.

~Carson

17 comments:

furiousBall said...

way to procreate boys

goDuke said...

Congrats to the other GM! Boy or Girl? Remember... if its a boy, start tying down the right arm now to force him to be a lefty... that way he can pitch for the Phightin's one day... (thats what I'm doing to my youngest... 6 months old and he throws a mean hook already)

GM-Carson said...

GoDuke- afraid Corey's baby is going to have to go for Ball Girl if she is to be a part of the Phils. Of course I don't want to sell her short, maybe she'll grow up with tremendous business savvy and buy the Phils and lead them to many decades of championships.

Jacobin said...

Speaking of procreation, I was born on this day many years ago. Exciting birthday plans for this year... working all day and then getting tires put on my car afterwards to finish off the annual inspection. Woo!

I wanted a Phillies World Series for my birthday this year, but didn't get it. Maybe Patty G could go out and get Johan Santana or something like that to make up for it.

GM-Carson said...

Happy B-day Jacobin, but ease down on that Johan Santana wish...you're starting to sound like SirAlden.

GM-Carson said...

Yoel Hernandez has been outrighted and elected for free agency...no more Yo-Yoel any more I suppose.

GM-Carson said...

For those of you thinking Tadahito Iguchi may return and play 3rd for the Phils next season- give up on that hope. He has expressed an interest in finding a starting 2nd base job instead of a change of position. I really like Iguchi, as we'd have never made the playoffs without him because Abe Nunez would have been the starter at 2nd during Utley's injury and Dobbs/Helms would have botched tons of plays at 3rd in the meantime.

Matt said...

So then where is the Phils 3rd base solution going to come from? Tad could stay, because, as they say, money talks. Plus he may not find the J-O-B.

There's a handful of free agents out there at the position, though.

I think they will keep Moyer. He's got steady six inning production. The city loves him. He's great. Not much more needs to be said.

GM-Carson said...

I welcome Moyer back next season because he is an "innings eater", is very wise in the art of pitching and probably does more coaching than Dubee, plus he's an easy guy to root for.

I'd like Mike Lowell for 2 years at 3rd base with an option for a 3rd year. If not Lowell, possibly trying to get someone that can play defensive adequately and handle the stick like Hank Blalock or even Mike Lamb. Lamb isn't a sexy name, but he'd be better than Dobbs and Helms at 3rd. I strongly doubt the Rockies shop Garrett Atkins now that they've made the playoffs and into the World Series.

SirAlden said...

Babies are contagious.

Competition runs high, one for me, one for you... two for you... three for me...!

SirAlden said...

Happy Birthday Jacobin!

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SirAlden said...

Moyer is great as the 4th starter not the 2nd. Give him some more rest next year with Myer and "Mr. X" in the rotation, and everything will be okie dokie with Jamie.

SirAlden said...

PHILADELPHIA -- Chuck LaMar, who most notably served as Tampa Bay Devil Rays general manager, has joined the Phillies' as a director of professional scouting.

LaMar also spent five years with the Braves as director of scouting and player development and assistant general manager for player personnel...

GOOD MOVE. Might over come ruben.

The Phillies always loved Rocco Baldelli from RI, they tried to trade Myers for him 2 years ago.

GM-Carson said...

Not to dis LaMar, but the D-Rays are like a cheaper losing version of the Phils...great offensive talents with next to no pitching.

SirAlden said...

Evedrybody seems to hate LaMar, I wonder what part of the success in Atlanta he was a part of.

To say that he failed with the lowest payroll in Baseball, and even worse owners than the Phillies, and by far the best division in Baseball Yankees, Red Sox, BlueJays, and Orioles is short sighted and myopic.

Who in the world could have over come no payroll against those teams? It took the Red Sox 86 years and Curt Schilling's bloody sock.

This said all the good stuff he developed seemed to be Hitters, no pitchers except stealing Kazamir from the Mutts.

It is funny to see the know it alls trash someone they do not even know.

I am really pulling for Mike Arbuckle to pull ahead in the race with Amaro for GM. Maybe LaMar would then slide into Arbuckle's slot.

Do you think that LaMar might favor LaForrest as Le Catcher?

GM-Carson said...

I don't hate LaMar, I just feel it's nothing to really get excited about eithe way.