Friday, December 07, 2007

Season's Greetings

Season's Greetings from Pat Burrell and the rest of the Philadelphia Phillies Phamily. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Festivus- let your days be filled with the holiday cheer...Merry Chrismahanukwanzakah!

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Old School Playa:
Play that funky music white boy.
Play that funky music right.
Play that funky music white boy.
Lay down the boogie and play that funky music till you die!

~Carson

17 comments:

Scotty said...

Hey Carson I know its been a while since i posted anything on here I would like to share the newest formula for evaluating talent with everyone. Sports writer Jeff Passan with Yahoo Sports came up with what is known as the Crazy Factor. The formula is DTTW+JPD/BA. Passan used his formula to evaulate the Tampa Bay Rays' Elijah Dukes and explained the formula as Death Threats Toward Wife + Joints Per Day divided by Batting Average. This gives you a players Crazy Factor. I think it could be the next great tool for evaluating prospects.

Check out the column at Yahoo Sports. Merry Christmas!!!

Bob D said...

Mateo had a high DTTW rating. And we let him go! Arhhhggg!

furiousBall said...

that picture of Schmidt is actually now found in every lesson book for teaching hair styling with the word NO! right below it

SirAlden said...

I am kinda partial to the Furious ball bald pate hairstyle myself.

But not in a Eric Bedard pop a woodie way, or a David Bell was gay way.

furiousBall said...

From this here thingy...

"The Fish are offering the Phils Scott Nestor for Wes Helms, who'd also compete at the hot corner."

GM-Carson said...

I'd don't give a shit who Scott Nestor is...I just want to get rid of Wes "The Butcher" Helms.

furiousBall said...

I concur. I'll take a bag of Scotts lawn fertilizer (with Winterguard please) for Helms.

SirAlden said...

In this fantastic article, it shows that last year Adam Eaton had good movement on his fastball, but when he dug in to put a batter away with his slider and curveball neither slid nor curved.

The actually has less vertical and horizontal movement than his fastball!

This points to either his shoulder was not up to it, or he was technically out of synch with his release point.

I remember last year when he got out to a bunch of early undeserved victories, and I thought that he would at least have been a 14 game winner, if he could finish the season with league average replacement stats.

Pitching health and execution are sadly a very inexact science. You see Freddie Garcia who is a horse kick ass in Sept 2006 and you get all excited. When he does not deliver people jump up and say, an MRI would have seen something, projected something that was not in play in Sept 2006, he must have hurt his shoulder lifting a heavy swing set and jungle gym in his backyard for his kids during the off-season or the last 3 days of Sept, and an MRI would have revealed it, AND the White Sox GM witnessed it.

Back to Eaton, looking at these charts I wonder why Dubee, did not have access to these visual stats, or could not see it with his naked eye. I wonder why Dubee could not see that Garcia was injured, and why Charlie Manuel with his big shoulders, big chest, and even bigger belly had to block Freddie Garcia's path in the corridor under the stands to confront Freddie and ask him what the hell was going on?

Why not Dubee? This is totally unscientific as all hot stove speculation is, but why last year, did so many arms go down? Was it that the Cit, caused pitchers to try to overthrow bullets as the team was trying to hang in there? Bullets pitchers don't try to throw for second division clubs, because the pitching staff was really trying to support their league leading run scored buddies?

Or was it Dubee?

And why was Leo Mazzone shown the door by the Orioles, and why was he not picked up in a Phillies Limo filled with a full bar and some Phillies Ball girls, sexrataries, and female members of the Phillies Public Relations Team who were a part of the 38! people who went all expenses paid to Nashville for the winter meetings, and taken to Pat's and Gino's, then Chicky and Pete's.

Why?

SirAlden said...

http://www.ballssticksstuff.com/2007/12/eaton-curve.html

SirAlden said...

Smoke-um if you got-um Dubee.

GM-Carson said...

If that offer the Marlins put up for Helms is true, why the hell haven't I read anything about ass-hat Patty G accepting the deal?! Don't pass this up, pull the trigger before the Fish get smart to Helms shittiness.

GM-Carson said...

Can you bleive some Dick-Licker over at BeerLeaguer actually asked me- "Who replaces Helms?" because he doesn't feel we should just give him away and is worried about 3rd base without him. I'm worried about 3rd base WITH him, get rid of Helms. I don't give a flying two fisted fuck what we get in return the man sucks defensively and that won't change, and even if he returns to his career norms offensively, he's still not all that great. Dammit that question pissed me off...Drama Queen is back and kicking!

SirAlden said...

You go Gurl!

Maryland Orioles' Fan said...

Any talk of you all taking good old Melvin Mora off or hands, or have you all found a capable 3rd baseman?

Ethan Michaels said...

http://modernrooters.blogspot.com/

If any of you have some free time, please check out this article I wrote on Jon Lester. I’m hoping for some feedback from fans who don’t like the Red Sox. Thank you to those of you who take the time to read it.

SirAlden said...

Minor League additions: The Phillies announced the signing of catcher, Orlando Guevara.

Yes! In spring training may still see Castro to Guevara!

Revolutionary!

GM-Carson said...

SirAlden- Guevara has actually been in the Phils system the past 4 seasons, but has only played in 70 games. He's worthless!