Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bruntlett vs. No-Hit Nunez

Longtime readers of this blog know the level of hatred WSBGM's holds in regard to Abraham "No-Hit" Nunez. Nunez played multiple positions, but couldn't hit, and was let go by the organization in the 2007 offseason. No-Hit has since been replaced by another multi-faceted fielding hitless wonder in the form of the Bearded Bastard Eric Bruntlett. Which one is worse? Over 2 seasons with the Phils Nunez had a line of- .221/.310/.277 in 259 games and 574 at bats. Bruntlett is in his 2nd season with the Phils and is sporting a line of- .206/.288/.286 in 156 games and 261 at bats. This is like comparing Meister Brau to Natty Ice, both suck, but at least the beers can get you drunk the more you use them, Bruntlett and Nunez only make you lose.

Questions:
*Why exactly is Paul Bako on this team?

*What purpose does Jack Taschner serve?

*How many strikeouts will Ryan Howard end up with this season?

*Can the Phillies beat an American League team other than in the World Series?

*When will Charlie Manuel get pissed off enough after watching this team play unfocused ball to give them a proper tongue lashing?

~Carson

21 comments:

furiousBall said...

we need to go on another road trip and leave Jack Taschner at home ... and on fire

GM-Carson said...

Taschner is likely to be sent to Triple A once Lidge is activated, possibly as soon as Tuesday.

Aaron said...

Bako has what like 1 at bat.....why the F is he on the team. And don't say so Coste can pinch hit, because "NEWFLASH" Coste is not a good pinch hitter!!

Please Please Please send Tashner to the minors.

CALL UP MIKE CERVANAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE HITS 300 EVERY DAMN YEAR IN THE MINORS!!!!! CALL HIM UP!!!!!!

Corey said...

just because you can hit .300 in the minors doesn't mean you can be a serviceable pinch hitting option that is better than the trash we have now. just look at recent history. chris coste hit .300 in the minors for >10 years, and he was never able to make it. bobby scales sat in AAA for years and when the cubs finally called him they found out what we all knew, he was useless.

you are better off with a known commodity that is horrible than an unknown commodity that may be better. what happens if they call up cervanak and he hits .285 the rest of the year? everyone would look dumb, of course. and nobody wants that.

just be happy the slop we have. ruben amaro is, and if it's good enough for ruben, it's good enough for me.

GM-Carson said...

That hyperbole is drenched in so much sarcasm that I'm not even sure how to respond to it.

redpinstripesarecooler said...

Can Taschner goto Triple-A? Not sure of his option status. I'd assume so because of his service time though.

Bako is up as the back-up catcher because Coste/Ruiz is their right-handed pinch hitter.

Btw, this is Justin from Red Pinstripes are Cooler.

GM-Carson said...

Why the hell did Manuel use Bruntlett as a pinch hitter last night before using Coste then?

I read in spring training Taschner still has an option left. Not that losing him would be a big deal anyway.

redpinstripesarecooler said...

Because Bruntlett was leading off the inning and has more speed in case he does get on base. Coste is more of their power-hitting pinch-hitter off the bench. Also, you do need to get everyone at-bats at times.

I added your site btw.

Jay Ballz said...

Taschner's release is being delayed to make for more dramatic television on a later episode of THE PEN.

Aaron said...

I GUARANTEE A PHILLIES LOSS TONIGHT. GUARANTEE IT! SIX HITS AT THE MOST TONIGHT.

Aaron said...

1 hit......they have 1 god damn hit. The Phillies are a bunch of pussies. fuckin losers. suck it up and win a game..
oh boo hoo hoo.....ibanez is hurt boo hoo hoo.
Get the sand out of your vagina's and hit the ball.

GM-Carson said...

This offense is pathetic. They're getting shutdown on back-to-back nights by a horrible pitching staff.

Aaron said...

Fuck the Phillies they suck. All of em. Every damn one of them.
Happ sucked tonight too....10 hits and 4 walks....not good enough he should have given up 10 runs tonight

Aaron said...

Rollins is a worthless piece of shit. He has been for a year and a half now

Aaron said...

CHAD DURBIN IS GARGBAGE. COMPLETELY USELESS RELEASE HIM NOW!!!

GM-Carson said...

That Ryan Howard was pretty good tonight...

GM-Carson said...

Wow, Ryan Madson sucks just as much as Lidge now. This is crazy. A homerun to Greg Zaun? The dude is a 40 year old no-power back-up catcher! This is just painful.

Aaron said...

FUCK YOU MADSON YOU PIECE OF SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU LOST 3 FUCKING GAMES ON THIS HOMESTAND!!!!
MADSON'S A PUSSY!!!!!!!

GM-Carson said...

Madson looks like he's about to cry. Grow up pansy!

Aaron said...

I GUARANTEE ANOTHER LOSS TOMMOROW

MADSON LOOKED SCARED COMING OUT OF THE BULLPEN.

UTLEY ISN'T DOING SHIT
ROLLINS ISNT DOING SHIT

THE WHOLE BULLPEN IS EITHER HURT OR SUCKS

HOW MADSON CAN BE SO SOLID IN THE 8TH AND BE COMPLETELY SCARED TO PITCH IN THE 9TH IS REDICULUS.

I'VE RUN OUT OF CURSE WORDS TO DESCRIBE THIS TEAM

THE WHOLE TEAM IS PLAYING SCARED AND STUPID
MANAGER INCLUDED.

GM-Carson said...

I can't even get angry right now because I'm so flabbergasted with the ways they're finding to lose games. What the hell is going on?