Saturday, July 19, 2008

Is Freddy Garcia Available?

Here is ESPN.com's injury report for the game last night against the Marlins:



It's good news that Garcia has been upgraded to "day-to-day," but what about some of the other injured Phillies pitchers? Where are the reports on Steve Ontiveros, Bobby Munoz, and Chad Ogea? The Phils need pitching depth and it would be nice if one or all of those guys could make it back.
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Series Notes
- The old guy does it again. He made Dan Uggla, Hanley Ramirez and the bunch look sick again with his slowball, slower curve and really slow changeup. Those guys are practically jumping at the ball. Do they even have a hitting coach? I don't think so, because they see Moyer enough but their approach to the plate never changes.

- Umpire Jim Joyce needs smacked. He ejected Manuel in the 5th inning after a very mild protest. To paraphrase Sarge "The Genius" Matthews, "He said something to get ejected." Yeah, no shit Sarge. But this is a big game and it should take more than a mild protest to get thrown out. The major league umpires are getting a little out of hand...

- Big start for Kendrick today, because if the Phils can beat Scott Olson, they have a good chance at a sweep with the Hamels-Johnson matchup coming on Sunday. And a sweep might be useful considering they will roll into a series with the Mets having "rehabbed" Myers and Joe Blanton starting the first two games...

Corey

15 comments:

furiousBall said...

Joyce was awful last night, beyond that call. He's so inconsistent with low strikes

GM-Carson said...

Why the hell isn't Cole Hamels starting yet? He didn't pitch in the All-Star game, he's should be starting instead of Kendrick.

Corey said...

his chiropractor said he should rest more...

Jacobin said...

My guess is setting the rotation this way will result in Hamels getting the maximum number of potential starts and probably puts him in the position of being able to either make an important start at the very end of the season... or the braintrust of Manuel and Dubee went with alphabetical order, not knowing the alphabet.

GM-Carson said...

I'm still not sure what to make of the Blanton deal. I want to like it, but I don't. I don't dislike it either though. I'm mostly indifferent to it because I doubt it has much of an impact now or in the future.

Bob D said...

I agree Carson, we may see Blanton win 50% which is better than Eaton, but with this team he may do as good as Moyer and Kendrick have been doing. They all seem to hover around an ERA of 4 which should be good enough to win half the time.

However, Outman will likely become a quality pitcher in the majors and Cardenas will likely become a quality 2nd baseman. Now they may not become all stars but both have the potential. Outman could've help out this year in the pen as the 2nd lefty.

I figure the team will pick up another OF and another RP shortly.

GM-Carson said...

Obviously, I'm back from vacation. I read all the posts Corey did (fine job) and I must say I'd like to see Jason Michaels or Jay Payton added as the last bench player (both names I've mentioned during this season).

GM-Carson said...

From MLBTR-
The Phillies were recently working on a blockbuster with Colorado that would have netted them Brian Fuentes and Matt Holliday for something like Shane Victorino, J.A. Happ, Carlos Carrasco, and Lou Marson. Those talks have stalled, and the added payroll might've been a problem for the Phillies anyway.

*Wow, imagine Matt f'n Holliday in this lineup?!??!!?!?!

SirAlden said...

Matt f'n Holliday in essence
would be the replacement for
Burrell in left next year.

SirAlden said...

The mets still have terrible
outfield issues.

Yucky line-up.

Tire Tracks Phillies. Let's go.

Tire Tracks!

GreggyD said...

Adam eaton was placed in the bullpen which is so relieving...no pun intended. Then again, myers coming back and Blanton getting his first start the Mets doesn't thrill me.

That Colorado deal sounds ok but thats giving up a lot of talent. It'll be interesting to see if the phils make another move before the deadline which is looming under 2 weeks away. They were supposed to be buyers in the market but if Blanton is their idea of being buyers they need to to back to general managing 101.

GM-Carson said...

Mets may have a yucky lineup and terrible mess in their outfield, but they're the team to beware of.

Boogerking said...

Hey GM. Aint seen you for awhile so here's my two cents on recent Phils issues. Blanton has a look of innocence that leads me to believe he wont be able to deal with playing in Philly.I predict a Tim Worrell style mental meltdown and a quick trip to the psych-ward.You can't be serious about Garcia, by the way.I give up if we bring that idiot back.We'd be in better shape negotiating the Bensons' alimony payments next year.Actually I'm a little more optimistic about the team going into next week.Which ever one of you loved RJ Swindle...hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!told you so.Anybody else hear about the fight between Rich Dubee and Owner's Manuel?Manuel says Hamels can't pitch against the Mets because he'd be 10 hours short of rest.Dubee said that was ridiculous.Manuel should get thrown out of more games and get out of the sun.It's frying his brain.

GM-Carson said...

Hey look at that, yet anothe ass pounding to a nationally televised audience...Phils suck on the big stage.

SirAlden said...

The Mets are terrible. If we cannot beat them, we do not deserve to
be in the post season.