Corey kicked off the WSBGM's award ceremony with the Barbaro Award, which was jubilantly handed out to Joe Table; and yesterday Manuel was slapped with the "Best Speech of the Year Award". Mesa and Charlie aren't the only Phillies receiving a GM-y this offseason, as Rod Barajas is next in line to be adorned.
Barajas will be graciously accepting the Rectum Award...I heard he got a 25k bonus negotiated into his contract for it. The Rectum Award is given to the Phillie that "Rect-um, damn near killed um". If you can all recall the supposed "defensively gifted" Barajas' display of nonchalantness during a few plays at the plate last season that lead to some dubious outcomes (i.e. Brett Myers prolonged stay on the DL and lost games). Before Rod even put on the Phillies uniform I was labeling him one of the most hated current Phillies, because his signing meant back to th minors for fan favorite Chris Coste. Turns out I was correct in my assessment of him all along, as he never really did anything useful with the stick or behind the plate. Therefore, Barajas was the only player nominated for the Rectum Award and was unanimously voted the poop-eatin' victor.