Sunday, May 02, 2010

Please Keep Roy On The Bench

If Roy Halladay continues on his current pace, these will be his final 2010 numbers:

42 Games
345 Innings
35-7 Record

This pace cannot continue.

I don't necessarily think Charlie should have taken Halladay out yesterday. Although if he would have been pulled after the Phils went up 8-0 after 7 I would not have had a problem with that either. He only threw 118 pitches and one or two non-strenuous innings at the end of a game aren't going to be a real issue. What I have a problem with is Charlie running him out there so frequently. Why the hell is pitching on four days rest multiple times in April? I'm going with my gut and not actual research (b/c it's Sunday morning and way to early for research) but I can't imagine he has ever continued this pace for any long stretch of time. The Phils have this guy contracted for big bucks and big years, why don't they try to not have him destroy is arm in the first half of the first year.

In Other News...
"Lee’s agent, Darek Braunecker, told ESPN.com that there have not been significant discussions with Seattle about an extension, and free agency is the likely option."

Lee a free agent? Alright, here's what the Phils should do: trade Cole Hamels and Raul Ibanez for anything they can get. Right now. Pitch Halladay on 7 days rest for the remainder of the season. Pitch Kyle Kendrick and Jamie Moyer as much as possible. Finish last, get a decent draft pick for next season (you know stocking the farm system is soooooo important), forget 2010 ever existed, then sign Cliff Lee and Jayson Werth and make a run at a WFC in 2011. I should be a GM...

12 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Polly with another 0-fer yesterday. Too bad Darth Santana has the ball tonight or Dobbs would be in line for a start at 3rd.

Bob D said...

I read the SI article on Halladay and he has a certain routine each and every day including how he preps for a start. So skipping someone to let him pitch on his normal day is probably best for him.

I think a trade of Ibanez and keep Werth next year would be great. Ibanez is good but Werth is one of the best. D.Brown is almost ready and he can take over LF with Francisco. - Yes WSBGMS!

Andrew said...

Roy will be fine. He's used to working a lot. Plus, he's not throwing much in his complete games. That being said, I wouldn't have cared if he got pulled after 7 as well. Would have been a good time to bring in Romero/Lidge to "work out kinks" before getting into a real pressure game.

Dr. Steve said...

Look, in my opinion, you don't spend so much money on Howard if you don't have someone hitting behind him. That makes your investment worthless.

I don't think they can trade Ibanez. I'd be all for it, but any trade for Ibanez would involve the Phillies taking a chunk of his salary. Which I'm fine with - but I don't know if they can do it.

Cole Hamels is tricky. He's what, 26? He has potential. He will always have potential. So despite how he's playing, you'll want a decent amount for him.

Unless we trade both Ibanez and Cole for minor leaguers, I don't know what we could get for them. And we're gonna need more pitching.

The Phillies are a nightmare right now. But I agree with the moves suggested here.

Corey said...

let me restate my trade idea - trade ibanez with hamels for nothing, the key being they have to take ibanez's contract instead of returning players. that money can be used to sign lee. bam! i'm a genius.

furiousBall said...

i don't think anyone would absorb raul's contract right now.

Preserve Jon said...

Random thought...Who replaces Moyer in the rotation next year? FA or Kendrick?

Preserve Jon said...

Rod F'n Barajas now has as many homeruns in 2010 as he did all season with the Phils in 2007.

Dick.

ripjgarcia said...

So I wonder if Johann still thinks he is the best pitcher in the NL?

ripjgarcia said...

BTW, why would any of you think Lee would want to come back to the Phillies after they snuck up on him with that trade?

Dr. Steve said...

If Lee is testing free agency, then he wants money.

And the Phillies aren't going to sign Lee to trade him. And this is a winning team that he enjoys playing for. So why wouldn't he come here?

GM-Carson said...

Loved watching that crazy inning and Johan getting blasted for 10 runs. Worst outing of his career. Sorry Johan, but you're not even top 5 in the NL (Halladay, Lincecum, Carpenter, Jimenez, Wainwright).

Now for those NL-best Cardinals.