Take a look around Major League Baseball and you will not find another closer as bad as Brad Lidge. Why? If they were as bad as Brad Lidge they still wouldn't be the closer. However, the Phils are saddled with a 3 year $37.5M contract so there's no way in Hell that they'll demote him. This means we'll continue to see Charlie Manuel send him to the mound in the 9th of every close game, which in turn means we'll continue to see many blown saves. This is unacceptable in my eyes, so cue Metallica...
Cole Hamels vs. CC Sabathia at 1:05 in the series deciding game. With 11 homeruns launched so far, the teams need 6 today to match the total I predicted for the 3 game set. Here's to hoping CC guides some fastballs right into some of the Phils wheelhouses.
Ken Rosenthal reports the Phillies are looking for a starting pitcher or two, with the names of Jake Peavy, Jarrod Washburn, Roy Oswalt, and Erik Bedard being floated around. I see every one of them taking 2-3 top notch prospect to land, except for Washburn. Not sure exactly where they would start, because it appears Happ might just be the Phils 3rd best starter right now behind Hamels and Myers. Doubtful they bump Blanton from the rotation. Maybe they can convince Moyer to retire. Who knows?