Wednesday, May 14, 2008

For What It's Werth...

Jayson Werth was easily the player of the game last night, knocking in 4 of the Phillies 5 runs in the series opening victory over the Braves. However, he was nearly the goat of the game, botching a rbi double by Brian McCann in the top of the 9th, as he misread the ball that ended up gliding over his head that should have been caught for a game ending out. I shouldn't wag my finger at Werth though, after all, it was Manuel's decision to start Werth in CF and Victorino in RF. I understood playing Werth in CF while Vic was on the DL, but now that he's back the faster Victorino who has better fielding instincts needs to be roaming the big part of the ballpark. It's all good in the hood though, because the Phils won and hopefully Charlie realized his mistake and fixes it. Also, I've recently read that Manuel believes Werth is just a wee-bit shy of becoming a full-time player. Personally, I think Werth is probably one of the best 4th outfielders around baseball with his speed, pop, on-base skills, and ability to play all 3 outfield positions, but I do not think he is 145+ game a season material. When Jayson starts for prolonged periods of time his intensity level moderates and his extremely long looping swing becomes exposed. For now we should be happy with the production we're getting from him in his platoon with Geoff Jenkins in RF and occasional start for Werth in CF.

Today's game pins 300 game winner Tom Glavine against underachieving hothead Brett Myers. It's time for Myers to pitch up to his capability and become a solid 1-2 punch with Cole Hamels at the top of the rotation.

~Carson

15 comments:

GM-Carson said...

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GreggyD said...

Tom Glavine is having a pretty good year as mentioned in yesterday's post. Today's game for me is all about Myers and what he does on the mound. He really needs to step it up. He's supposed to be our number 1, but I find that I get anxious just knowing that he is pitching. He needs to right the ship very soon, and why not today? Myers should be performing at a top-notch level. We all know that Cole is the ace of our staff even if he's considered second in the rotation. Never the less, Brett needs to be pitching like a number two, not a back of the rotation man.

GM-Carson said...

Here's to hoping Tex is still out for Atlanta. Greg Norton isn't nearly as imposing.

Brett absolutely needs a strong outing today 7+ innings, 3 or less runs.

furiousBall said...

Brett needs to step up and throw a ballgame today. Howard is up into the 180s now!

Bob D said...

Howard is looking as if he is coming around. 5 hits last 4 games. He has even hit a few the other way. Welcome back Rhino!

Ok, Myers now its your turn to turn things around and become that dominate righty in the rotation.

GM-Carson said...

Myers and Howard a big reason this team isn't 4-5 games better in the win column. Luckily we're only 40 games into the season and if they "right" themselves now things will be fine.

Dan said...

I'm going to be down at the game tonight! Let's hope that ALLEGED wife-beater Brett Myers can make some good things happen against Glavine.

I'm 0/2 on the season in terms of attending wins, but hey, if we can nail one tonight, my average will be almost double Howard's BA...

GM-Carson said...

Over on BeerLeaguer there's a discussion going on about trading Brett Myers. I had this to say-
Everyone is making decent points about Myers. Fact- he sulked when put back in the rotation. Fact- he beat his wife, but charges were dropped. Fact- he seemed all too caught up the pageantry (music, goatee, fist pumps) of being a closer. Fact- he doesn't take coaching well, often not agreeing with the gameplan set before him in terms of how to face batters and how to condition. Wow, how is it that I still like this guy and root for him to succeed?

Bob D said...

Go Myers!

Keep him, since he is the 2nd best starter we have now.

GM-Carson said...

We have to keep Myers now and it's highly doubtful the Phils would trade him during the season anyway, but what if he was marketed to a team as a closer and they coughed up a young MLB ready starting pitcher. Not likely to happen, but that's what the conversation over at BL has been about.

GM-Carson said...

Brett Myers is a douchebag. I've always liked him, but I'm quickly becoming an unfan of his.

GM-Carson said...

Through 2 inning Myers has given up 3 homeruns. He came into the game giving up the most in the Majors and he's only adding to his horrible distinction. What a waste of talent.

Jacobin said...

Well, Meyers certainly sucked beyond belief again tonight. But they hung in there and fought back... really thought we had a good chance of it, but Victorino couldn't get that last hit. Even a slightly less than shitty pitching performance out of the starter tonight and this game could have been a win.

BloodStripes said...

Myers has lost his stuff.

GM-Carson said...

Myers is a piece of stinky pooh!