Saturday, March 28, 2009

Paulino Out, Taschner In

Ronny Paulino already gone? Everyone's favorite 33 year old rookie, Chris Coste, has secured the backup catching gig, which left Ron-Paul without a job. Just like Kris Benson the season before him, Paulino will never officially be considered a Phucco, as he only saw MLB time with the Buccos, but never the Phils. But where did he go? To the San Francisco Giants for all of 3 nanoseconds, then to the Florida Marlins. The Phils got a trash reliever in Jack Taschner, and he'll surely be surrendering crucial runs by mid-April, and I'll be calling for his head...or at least his pitching arm.

Taschner has pitched for the San Francisco Treats for the past 4 seasons, posting a career line of: 8-4 record, 178 gm, 140 ip, 73 bb, 123 k, 5.01 era, 1.57 whip. Unlike Rolaids, that does not spell "relief". He's a lefty, but lefties kill him: .288 average, .758 OPS. For all the good Amaro has done, this is definitely not part of it. Bad trade.
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~Carson

13 comments:

Kevin McGuire said...

Happy Birthday WSBGMs!

GM-Carson said...

Thanks Kevin, it's been fun over the years.

furiousBall said...

happy birthday guys, you must be proud

LONG DRIVE: A PHILLIES BLOG said...

Happy Birthday to one of, if not the best, blogs around. Carson you HAVE to go look at my post today and the Trashner pic I made. It will make WSBGM's proud. Also feel free to use it when calling for his head, I have the same feelings you do about this trade.

Andrew said...

happy birthday!

I see Taschner as being a non-entity. Kind of like Seanez was last year. If we had kept Paulino, he would have been the same non-entity in the lineup (ie. Sal Fasano without the Fu Manchu)

so, bad trade? or just swapping nothing for nothing?

GM-Carson said...

Taschner will make Seanez look like Mo Rivera.

Long Drive- I linked you on More Hardball.

LONG DRIVE: A PHILLIES BLOG said...

Yea I saw it after I came here. Thanks Carson.

GM-Carson said...

Kendrick got rocked the other day in a minor league game, and Happ got smacked around today in a minor league game, giving up 5 over 5.

Watched the beginning of today's game it still amuses me Grand Pappy Moyer is able to strike people out. He gave up 7 runs to he Pirates though.

Howard hit a 700+ foot homerun. Ok, maybe not that far, but it was llllllooooooonnnnnnnngggggggg gone!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday!!

The Giants already flipped Paulino.

Sully said...

THREE MORE YEARS!
THREE MORE YEARS!

How do you spell retard? said...

Happy Birthday! I would have gotten you something, but as it is your 3rd birthday, consider me the deadbeat father who pawned your bike and then passed out in the den with a cool Colt 45.

GM-Carson said...

Retard- so you're the reason I never learned how to ride a bike. Bastard!

Warren said...

happy birthday guys, you must be proud