Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Name That Player #1

We're breaking out a new feature today on the ol' blog called "Name That Player." Every few days, or every day or every week, basically when we feel like it, we'll run a post with a few vague items describing a Phillie or Pirate of the past or present. We'll ask that you guess that player in the comment section. The first person to guess correctly is the winner and the person who gets the most at the end of the offseason will get a prize from us. We haven't decided on a prize yet but it will be something nice, like a T-shirt from Birdland/The Fightins or Philly Phaithful or an autographed WSBGMs swimsuit calendar.

It won't be easy to guess the players. Some will be near impossible. But don't get frustrated because we'll throw some easy ones in too. So without further adiue, good luck and Name That Player!
This former Phillies was a seven time All Star. A power hitter by trade yet he couldn't get a single ball out of the park while playing for the Rockies. Considered by this blog to be the anti-Chipper Jones, this Gold Glover fathered all of his many children with the same woman.
There you go. An easy one to start...


Preserve Jon said...

None other than Dale Murphy

GM-Carson said...

Hot damn that was quick.

+1 to Preserve Jon.

Corey said...

They won't all be this easy...

GM-Carson said...

In other news, it's being reported that Rube may still trade to land Halladay this offseason, because he's in the win now mode.

Wow- Lee, Hamels, Halladay, Blanton...yikes!

Also, Mark DeRosa's name is in heavy rotation with links to the Phils.

Joseph said...

Please remove Hamels from your rotation list.

Utility Derek said...

where is ja happ in this mix??

we need lefty help!!

GM-Carson said...

If a trade for Halladay goes down, I'm assuming JA Happ is one of the pieces being shipped to Toronto.

Preserve Jon said...

Woo Hoo! This is a good idea, keep up the good work fellas.

As an aside, do you think there is any chance of shipping Blanton to Toronto in a hypothetical deal for Doc? It seems like his value is at a peak at the moment, though I believe he's only arbitration eligible for one more year. This is just a feeling that I have.

Retaining Happ would allow for another solid lefty out of the 'pen. And acquiring Halladay would push Hamels down to number three - at least for a year. Of course, Hamels could be due for a Scott Kazmir-esque change of scenery, so a trip to the Great White North may be in the cards for him afterall. Further, Blanton seems to enjoy more success in the NL than the AL. There, I just talked myself out of a hypothetical, potential, imaginary trade.

I vote yay for parting with Heavy B and nay for shipping Hollywood. Love the Hot Stove!

Dr. Steve said...

I think Halladay is an essential part of this team. The good news is he only has one year left on his contract, so they have to trade him. The bad news is, everyone wants him.

I'll rephrase. I think a new starting pitcher is essential. But, Roy Halladay is not the be all end all of starting pitching. The Phillies should look for other options to snatch while the rest of the league is looking at Halladay. Besides, he's gonna want a LOT to resign.

But, we do need a new starter. And preferably a righty. I want to keep a 3-2 right/left ratio (or a 3-2 left/right ratio.)

So! It's decided! Phillies, aquiring a new top-tier starting pitcher this offseason! On top of a new third basemen and adding a buttload to the bullpen.

And R. Garcia, go to the "No More Bruntlett" post and defend yourself.

GM-Carson said...

Only a week into the offseason and we've already got drama brewing on here. Lets give Rube a chance to get out with the old/shitty (Bruntlett) and in with the new before attacking each other.

ripjgarcia said...

I'm gonna go with Carson's suggestion and just drop it. On another note, I must have pulled a rip van winkel in 1991. I swear everytime I am to remember anything that happened in that or the next year I draw a blank.

Bob D said...

Halladay may require Happ/Drabek/and possibly a top OF prospect Taylor or Brown. That price may be a bit too steep. Happ has shown the ability to be a real good pitcher and Drabek could be a top starter n the majors. If it could be done another way then so be it.

The Phils could make a move by trading an outfielder: Werth, Ibanez, Victorino, or Francisco. All would be valuable to any team and the Phils do have depth in the OF in both majors and minors, but my guess would be that they dont make a major change till 2010.

GM-Carson said...

Sources have Phils after Chone Figgins. Imagine his high on base % and average atop the lineup with that speed batting ahead of Utley, Howard, Werth, and Ibanez. It quite possibly might be the best offense in baseball.

Lineup with Figgins:
1. Figgins
2. J-Roll/Vic
3. Utley
4. Howard
5. Werth
6. Ibanez
7. J-Roll/Vic
8. Chooch

I'm salivating.

Dr. Steve said...

The Phillies do have outfield depth, but Jayson Werth is a very important part of our team. And he's only 30. I see no reason to trade him anytime soon.

Hmm, his average last season was a paltry .268 with a whopping 156 strikeouts. He was just shy of 100 RBIs and Runs and had an impressive 36 Home Runs. So I don't know, maybe we should trade him. I know I'd trade Ibanez too.

SirAlden said...

I will have to log on more often:

I am ONE behind 'Preserve Jon'

For the autographed WSBGMs swimsuit calendar.

Figgy or Beltre are both ideal for different reasons - if they stay healthy for the entire season.

SirAlden said...

What month are you GM-Carson?

Can we have Furious Balls and
Benjah penciled in for months?

How about your little Chase?

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