Friday, December 05, 2008

Phillies Phlashback Phriday: Mike Mimbs

Next Thursday is the Rule V draft at the tail end of the GM meetings in Las Vegas, and many teams are looking to turn water into wine (or for us less sophisticated- water into Pabst Blue Ribbon). It's essentially a risk free way of gathering talent cast aside by other organizations that sometimes pans out (Johan Santana, Shane Victorino, Josh Hamilton). Of course, sometimes the player selected isn't talented at all and is either stuck on a MLB roster for a full season gathering splinters in their ass and making pinch-running appearances, or offered back to the club they were selected from. Phillies pitcher of the mid-90's, Mike Mimbs, was a Rule V steal from the Montreal Expos back in the winter of 1994. His rookie season was his finest, going 9-7 with a 4.15 era over 136.7 innings. He was a swingman on the staff making 37 starts over 3 seasons (95-97) while appearing in 73 games total, with a record of 12-19 and a career era of 5.03. Believe it or not, that was actually par for the course during those dark times in Philadelphia...remember they stunk back then!






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Crazy Scenario:
Put on your fundies and have a little fun this Friday and imagine just for a minute the following sequence of events...Phillies sign groundball inducing machine Derek Lowe, then trade Brett Myers and Jason Donald to Toronto for righthanded hitting outfielder Alex Rios, and re-sign Jamie Moyer. Rotation- Hamels, Lowe, Blanton, Moyer, Carrasco/Happ. Lineup- Rollins, Victorino, Rios, Howard, Werth, Feliz, Bruntlett (until Utley returns), Ruiz/Coste. World F**kin' Champions Part 2!!!

~Carson

19 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Phillies All-Star Dave Hollins was a Rule V draftee.

GM-Carson said...

From Jamie Moyer's agent- "I think Jamie definitely has interest in coming back to Philadelphia," Bronner said. "He also has some interest in some other places. The Phillies certainly made it easier for other clubs to want him by not offering him arbitration."

Bob D said...

I think the Phils could get Rios without giving up Donald. They need him for IF depth and he could be the contact/good average hitter this lineup needs to offset the strike outs they make.

It also sounds as if Moyer may consider going back to Seattle and his chances of returning is a little less than it was 2 weeks ago.

A rotation of Hamels, Lowe, Myers, Blanton, and Moyer with Kendrick/Happ waiting in the wings would be good. Kendrick/Happ could also be used to pry Dye or Ordonez away for the OF as they are being shopped for salary relief. Its believed that the Phils have 10-20 mil they can add in salary and Lowe and Dye/Ordonez would bring them a little over it.

GM-Carson said...

Lowe is going to cost 15-16 mil alone. If the Phils sign him, Myers is likely being traded in my opinion.

furiousBall said...

i'd prefer to hold onto brett and obtain derek. rotation looks good if that's the case

GM-Carson said...

I prefer to hold on to Brett too, but we also desperately need a decent righthanded hitting outfielder, and we're working on a budget here. Myers makes 12 mil next season...that's a lot.

Bob D said...

Yeah, I remember the 90's and players like Mimbs. That was when the Phils had a bunch of prospects who were prospects only due to the fact that the Phils called them "prospects". Not many panned out to be much of anything.

dr. steve said...

I don't see why we'd have to trade Donald. But getting rid of Myers is a great idea in my book. Right now he has HUGE trade value, so get rid of him before he beats his wife and forgets how to pitch again.

Our pitching, if our minor leaguers are true, should be solid. Carassco and Happ should be able to pitch. Moyer doesn't have to return. We'll be fine.

GM-Carson said...

Myers has 1 year left on his contract, Rios has multiple years. Myers for Rios straight up would never sail.

SirAlden said...

Ruben is getting a little *Chubby*.

Do not give into Moyer, BUTTERBALL!

Dan said...

Guys, honestly, this idea of getting Rios for Myers & Donald is just dumb. It won't happen. It would be a horrible deal for the Blue Jays.

Rios is signed to a nice below-market contract ($10 mil per year), and Myers walks after next year. Donald is good, definitely, but far from a sure thing.

I could go on and on and on as to why it won't happen...just suffice to say IT AIN'T HAPPENING.

I could definitely see any number of trades happening, and I agree that Myers is definitely not untouchable from a trade perspective. Still, this one WILL NOT FLY from the Blue Jays' perspective!

GM-Carson said...

Dan- I actually agree with you, I doubt that entire scenario will happen, hence the reason I labeled it "crazy scenario".

BloodStripes said...

Saturday night. Spliff and beer..................................aahhhhh the Minutemen.

The Roar of the Masses Could be Farts.

BloodStripes said...

I hope the Phils have the same fire in 09 as 08. World Fucken Champs!!!!

GM-Carson said...

You've got some ganja BloodStripes?

BloodStripes said...

Ya mon! Always have a little bit floating around. Keeps me level and full of the One Love.

3 Cheers I send to you Carson.

GM-Carson said...

Good for you BloodStripes, good for you. I'm sure Benjah would be proud.

BloodStripes said...

LOL, yeah Benjah love it.

Easy grow here. An ounce or few I grow can last a year. I and I treat it with respect. Like the grog its not something to abuse. Only use it for One Love when the time is right. Its not a drug. Its a plant. All natural.

BloodStripes said...

Phil me in mate. Is Phillie and Penn still celebrating. Sale of the Yeungling should be up in the last few months eh? I was away for half the world series but it was awesome watching a couple of games with some true blue Phillies phans.

As far as baseball goes it was the best vacation ever. At the end of it the rain delay allowed me to come home and watch 'em wrap it up I was able to really soak it in. What a wonderful season.