Saturday, March 29, 2008
Go Phillies, Oh Phillies!
The 2008 Philadelphia Phillies are going to be like Batman and Robin. We all know Batman is the Dark Knight who kicks ass with his karate, gadgets, and futuristic vehicle. Robin is the the tag-along that gets in the way and hinders Batman's pursuit of superhero greatness. Batman is awesome, Robin sucks.
The Batmen- With a nucleus of talented superstars like Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Jimmy Rollins any offense is going to be good. Mix in Shane Victorino, Pat Burrell, Geoff Jenkins, Pedro Feliz, and Chooch Ruiz and you got the best offense in the NL. There's some talent on the pitching staff too, as Brett Myers and Cole Hamels are a formidable 1-2 punch at the top of the rotation and Brad Lidge has been a great closer in the past, but other than that no real excitement in the pitching department.
The Robins- Clay Condrey, Tom Gordon, Adam Eaton, Tim Lahey, and Chad Durbin could quite honestly threaten to drop this team to .500 level. Mix in questions about Kyle Kendrick, Jamie Moyer, JC Romero, and Ryan Madson and you got yourself the classic "you're only as strong as your weakest link" scenario.