Saturday, June 12, 2010

Burrell Can Still Hit, Phillies Can't

Remember when Pat "The Bat" Burrell was released by the Tampa Bay Rays and WSBGMs begged for him to be brought back to the City of Brotherly Love, to only have Ruben Amaro come out and say the Phillies had zero interest in him? Yeah, well, since joining the San Francisco Giants Burrell has hit .333/.992, with 3 runs, 4 rbi, and 3 xbh in 7 games. Sample sample size yes, but a far cry better than anything the Phils are trotting to the batters box. Not to mention, but of course I will, he's a buttload cheaper than that dud we have manning leftfield.

*Pictured above is Burrell's homerun stroll around the bases last night.

The Phillies offense sucks. Any offense seeing regular plate appearances by Wilson "GIDP" Valdez, Juan Castro, and Greg Dobbs is a bad offense. The subtraction of Jimmy Rollins from the leadoff spot has transformed the lineup into one big pile of pooh. With Interleague Play in full effect, and the Phils drawing the unlucky matchup of the BoSox and Yanks, expect a sub .500 record right around the corner.

On a more positive note- Congrats to Moyer for having one the shittiest outings of his career last night. 1 inning, 9 earned runs, not even Adam Eaton could pull that off.

12 comments:

furiousBall said...

I hear he banged 4 Hooters waitresses last night and drank a case of Pete's Wicked Ale too. Pat rules.

David said...

The most annoying thing is that they really don't look like they care a whole lot. I see zero fire out of this team. They aren't embarassed, they aren't angry, they're ambivalent. Tells me maybe that Charlie has lost the room or that they have a few fat cats that have their money and are just going through the motions. I'd bring Brown up or do something to ignite a fire.

I've been on this point many times before, but can we finally agree that the Lee trade may be the worst single trade in baseball history? Can we also start looking hard at the job Rube (aka joke) Amaro has done in building this team and ask "WTF?!" How do you go to the world series two years running and have this bench? How do you pay Ryan Howard $6 billion when you were bidding against only yourself? How do you trade Lee for a bag of chips? How do you pay a turd like Joe Blanton $24M guaranteed? This guy sucks!

Andrew said...

Right now I actually feel bad for Halladay. Dude came to this team to play in the playoffs. Looks like his former team has just as good a chance of making it as the Phils.

Aaron said...

The Phillies suck. Their gonna suck all year. Their gonna getting swept by the Sox and the Yanks. Their gonna finish in last place behind the Nats and Marlins. Werth will leave in the offseason and the Phils will be done for another decade, slowly trading away there aging stars one by one until they officially enter rebuiling mode for 20 years or so.
2008 was great. But is was also one and done.

But on a sunny note Jamie Moyer got shelled last night.

Prediction for today's game......Sox 22 phils NIL.

Andrew said...

2nd inning. Game over. Good night Phillies. See you in 2011

GM-Carson said...

Amaro has done a terrible job. I am now ready to admit the Lee trade was retarded...my apologies Schilling. The "prospects" aren't doing shit that they go in that package.

$24M for Blanton was dumb. Howard's contract was over the top and unneeded. Moyer contract was stupid. 2 year deals to bench players (Schneider, Dobbs, and Gload) was just uncalled for. Ibanez 3 year deal...WTF?

Amaro sucks and so do the Phillies!

Corey said...

a-ah-a-ah-men.

Corey said...

usa 1-1 england

hooray for the boys in blue today. good start to the group stage. can't wait for game two on friday.

as for the phillies...fuck it.

Andrew said...

I don't think this past month is a reflection of the Lee trade, per se. But the multi-year signings of all the shitty bench players and the contract extensions for the stars, plus the signing of Baez, were all stupid stupid stupid. Lee still being on the roster may have added 2-3 more wins so far, but the offense is more to blame than the pitching this season, thus far.

Bloodstripes said...

Players meeting worked.

Aaron said...

JC ROMERO FUCKIN SUCKS. HE WAS GOOD CAUSE HE WAS ON ROIDS. NOW HE'S NOT AND HE SUCKS.

CHARLIE FUCKIN SUCKS FOR NOT GOING TO LIDGE TO START THE INNING.

FUCK THE PHILLIES AND FUCK ME FOR STILL WASTING MY TIME PAYING ANY ATTENTION TO WHAT THESE FUCKIN LOSERS ARE DOING.

Aaron said...

THE FIRST TWO PITCHES IS ALL I NEEDED TO SEE LIDGE IS GONNA BLOW THE SAVE