Friday, March 28, 2008

Welcome to Terrible Twos

Happy birthday WSBGM's, March 28th 2008 marking the 2nd anniversary of our inception into the blogsphere. Last year we recapped the site's 1st year of existence, but this year we going more low-key and simply giving a shout out to the two phenomenal specimens who started this entire thing. No, not Corey and me; rather Steve Jeltz and Rick Schu, now those two are some true old school gangsters! Welcome to the terrible twos...





















There, was that low-key enough?

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Cause for Concern:
The Phillies pitching staff is in shambles. We're all crossing our legs, toes, arms, fingers, and whatever other appendages that can be crossed in hopes that Brad Lidge returns healthy sometime soon. Interim closer Tom Gordon isn't exactly instilling faith in this fan's heart with his 12.38 spring era. Here's to hoping mending starting pitcher Kris Benson is ready by May, because resident shitcicle (yes, that's a frozen turd still attached to the bunghole) Adam Eaton is doing his best impersonation of a batting practice pitcher. Seriously though, I'm worried about the state of our pitching staff. Currently there are only 10 active pitchers and 30% of them suck (Eaton, Condrey, and Gordon being the 3 out of 10). Let's not forget Chad Durbin, Kendrick, and Moyer are mediocre/questionable too. Who to blame? Pat Gillick. He's the GM, he knew this was a problem, and yet he signed Pedro Feliz and So Taguchi rather than truly addressing the pitching. Don't get me wrong, Feliz and Taguchi are welcomed additions, and should help the club, but not at the expense of pitching. Patty G could still swoop in and get lucky with some table scraps that other teams are about to push down the garbage disposal (Fultz, Seanez, etc.), but that's yet to be determined. Either way, living off of supposed trash is no way to live, unless of course you're a freakin' hobo. It's a shame that the pitching of the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies could be the death of the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies. Sorry for being a Negative Nancy today, but I'm only being honest.

~Carson

13 comments:

Kevin McGuire said...

Happy Birthday! Kudos on sticking with it for two solid years.

GM-Carson said...

I plan on plugging along for more years to come as well.

furiousBall said...

Happy Blogiversary or whatever the fuck you call it.

Jacobin said...

So, you're like 14 in Adam Eaton years? Umm... I mean dog years... wait, same thing.

GM-Carson said...

From MLBTR-
Not that it's a trade rumor, but there are whispers that Adam Eaton may have pitched his way out of the Phillies five slot. There isn't mention of a replacement, but it could be Chad Durbin.

*Both Eaton and Durbin are horrible choices for the 5th spot, you don't make the playoffs with someone like that holding down the backend of the rotation.

GM-Carson said...

A rumor that makes no sense- Ryan Freel to Philly via a trade with the Reds. Freel is good when healthy, a versatile speedster, but where would he play on our team. I thought we needed pitching?!

GM-Carson said...

Chris Snelling has been placed on waivers. Poor BloodStripes lost both Blackley and Snelling (fellow Aussies). Although, Blackley is back in the Phils minors now.

Bob D said...

Today's Phillies Pep Rally has been cancelled. Must've been due to the wonderful pitching performance turned in yesterday by Eaton/Gordon.

Maybe we will just skip the 5th spot in the rotation all season.

GM-Carson said...

Phillies transactions today-
Claimed RHP Tim Lahey off waivers from the Chicago Cubs; Outrighted RHP J.D. Durbin, INF Ray Olmedo and OF Chris Snelling to Triple-A Lehigh Valley ; Signed INF Chris Woodward to a Minor League contract.

*Woodward is a good veteran to have in Triple A for guidance and should we need a 15 day "fix". I'm glad Olmedo, Snelling, and Durbin in Triple A too. No prospects in the Lehigh Valley for the most part, but people who could surprise for a 15 day spurt when the inevitable DL stint haunts us this season. The guy claimed off waivers won't help...sorry.

GM-Carson said...

Apparently this Lahey cockrocket is a Rule 5 pick that Gillick plans on keeping...WTF? Dude hasn't really been that good in the minors, has only pitched 3 horrible innings at Triple A, and had a bad spring- what makes Gillick think he'll be good for our bullpen. He's really pissing me off. He's wasting a talented offense with shitty decisions in the pitching department.

Jacobin said...

You forgot to mention Wes Helms is on the 25-man roster, which is great if you want someone that is a miserable pinch hitter, slow runner, and lousy fielder coming off the bench.

SirAlden said...

Happy Birthday Dos Gms!

BloodStripes said...

Happy birthday lads! Terrible twos eh? We should expect plenty of tantrums this year then.

Shame about the Aussie boys. Maybe later.

I wonder what Gillick would have done if Kendrick wasn't found last year. Get well soon Benson.