Tuesday, April 07, 2009

2009 Predictions - Phillies Pitchers

Cole Hamels
Carson - 20-7, 2.87 era, 1.03 whip - Cole carries his postseason dominance into 2009 where he wins the NL Cy Young and finally makes good on on his goal to win 20.
Corey - 12-6, 3.28 ERA - Early struggles lead to DL stint with a late season recovery of form.

Brett Myers
Carson - 12-14, 4.76 era, 1.39 whip - I predict an Opening Night loss for Myers (oh wait, that already happened). The Good Brett/Bad Brett act continues to piss me off all season long.
Corey - 13-10, 4.11 ERA - He'll be better than Opening Night...but not by much.

Jamie Moyer
Carson - 14-11, 4.48 era, 1.37 whip - He's dependable like a Honda Civic, until it eventually gets too old and inevitably breaks down...just not this season.
Corey - 12-12, 4.32 ERA - He'll be just average enough.

Joe Blanton
Carson - 17-9, 3.89 era, 1.23 whip - Blanton continues to make me eat my words in regards to what he was traded for.
Corey - 15-9, 4.05 ERA - Blanton continues to make me look smart for liking the trade last season.

Chan Ho Park
Carson - 8-7, 4.67 era, 1.40 whip - Out of the rotation in favor of Happ by July, but pitches a few good games early in season and well in relief later in season.
Corey - 12-8, 4.23 ERA - Holds off Happ the entire season and wins as many games as Hamels.

Brad Lidge
Carson - 46 saves, 2.39 era, 1.25 whip - Blows 2-3 saves this season ending string of perfection, but still one of the top closers in the game.
Corey - 41 saves, 2.79 ERA - For the first time as a Phillie, blown saves will outnumber large facial nevi.

Ryan Madson
Carson - 2.72 era, 1.17 whip - Finally puts together an entire season of quality relief work and becomes one of the NL's top setup men.
Corey -4-4, 3.35 ERA - He's no Mariano Rivera, and he'll work to reaffirm that through the year.

14 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Happy birthday to No-Talent Ass-Clown Danny Sandoval who turns 30 today.

Andrew said...

WE GOT A HOWARD!!!! Howie Kendrick on the Angels last night. look it up!

Waltsense.com said...

If we get 46 saves out of Lidge - i'll poop my pants. Nice article though.

http://www.waltsense.com/home/2009/4/6/jamie-moyer-ages-like-fine-wine.html

GM-Carson said...

Thanks Andrew, I forgot to look this morning.

Andrew said...

Bonifacio was very close too. And if he keeps hitting HRs, then he is sure to make errors. Apparently he's a terrible 3B

GM-Carson said...

I can see "The Howard" watch becoming a very fun thing to track.

LONG DRIVE: A PHILLIES BLOG said...

I can't wait till Howard commits the first "Howard" of the season. It is going to be a momentous occasion.

GM-Carson said...

I plan on wholeheartedly celebrating every "Howard" Howard achieves. I know it seems like a sarcastic stat, but it embodies him as a player.

Chris said...

The K and the error are made up for by a mammoth homer. Wanna throw up all over yourself? Go watch this video of Johan Santana and his 25 custom handshakes...

http://tinyurl.com/deovxn

Bob said...

http://three-wisemen.blogspot.com/?zx=87ed74c48b8b296e

Bob said...

http://three-wisemen.blogspot.com/?zx=87ed74c48b8b296e

Chris said...

We heard you the first time...

GM-Carson said...

I was expecting a 3rd post saying the same damn thing considering it's called "3 Wisemen".

Mr. A-Hole said...

Brett Myers is a fuckface. He'll be out of the rotation before My Ninja Park. Myers is what you get when Charlie Manuel breeds with a Lynyrd Skynyrd groupie.