Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Around the NL East

Washington Nationals:
All the buzz is about rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg, but the gNats fans better start paying attention to right-handed relief pitcher Tyler Clippard. He may just be their ace in the hole this season. Why? He ate a lucky hot dog and proceeded to club a hole-in-one on the golf course, his first ever.
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New York Mets:
That fat lazy dog Rod Barajas is now donning a Metropolitans uniform...puke! We here at WSBGMs hated him before he even caught an inning behind the plate for the Phillies, and hated him even more once he actually saw game action. Now we have an excuse to loathe the son of a bitch.
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Florida Marlins:
A Fish's coach, Carlos Tosca, thinks that Josh Johnson is Roy Halladay Jr- "even though their stuff is different, he reminds me in every way of Roy Halladay." Johnson, who was recently locked up long term, is dominant, but comparing him to Halladay at his stage in his career is a bit premature. Lets see him hold up over a few consecutive years without breaking down before crowning him with legendary status.
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Atlanta Braves:
Stud pitcher Jair Jurrjens had a precautionary MRI last week due to shoulder pain. It revealed no damage, but their is some inflammation. I don't wish injury upon anyone, (because that would make me a bad guy), but missing Jurrjens for any stretch of time would only be positive for the Phillies. I gotta admit, that with a healthy Jurrjens and Tim Hudson, the Braves rotation looks scary good.

8 comments:

Andrew said...

$10 says the gNats rush Strasburg to the majors during which he goes an Eatonesque 5-8 in 20 starts with a 4.80 ERA. Then he has offseason Tommy John surgery and is out for the next 2 seasons.

GM-Carson said...

That's better than Eaton. Hell, that's more Moyeresque.

I think they'll start him in the minors. I listened to an interview on XM with Nats GM Rizzo and he said he wants to do whats best for the pitcher, not please the fans with instant gratification.

furiousBall said...

the tide might just be right for a cellar finish for the Mets

Andrew said...

Mets in the cellar would be nice, but they will have to try real hard at being bad to be worse than the gNats this season. Maybe 4th though.

Bob D said...

The Mets will finish 5th behind the Fish as the Nats finish in 3rd place his year.

The Nats also have Tyler Walker too who we may all wonder why he was let go by midseason. And then Smoltz may sign with them

furiousBall said...

phils just signed Brad Wilkerson... yes, that Brad Wilkerson

Andrew said...

minor league filler.

GM-Carson said...

Brad Wilkerson, didn't he used to kill the Phils?