Saturday, July 24, 2010

Lopsided & Trade Thoughts


Today's matchup is extremely lopsided, in favor of Colorado. They send Cy Young hopeful Ubaldo Jimenez to the mound while Philly counters with Kyle Kendrick who is fresh off a minor league demotion. Jimenez leads the majors with 15 wins and has only suffered 1 loss, while KK has only 5 wins to 4 losses (although that number should be higher). Jimenez is a strikeout pitcher while KK pitches to contact. In fact, Ubaldo had more K's last year (198) than KK has in his entire career (183). Stunning enough though, Jimenez has not done well at all against the Phils in 2 career starts- 8.10 ERA, 1.90 WHIP. Don't get too excite though, KK hasn't been much better facing the Rockies in 5 starts- 5.93 ERA, 1.72 WHIP. Prediction- Phils win 5-4. What can I say, sometimes I'm an optimist.

~Carson
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Just a quick thought on trading for a pitcher…

Dan Haren >>>>>Roy Oswalt.

1) He’s younger.
2) He’s under control through 2013 (with an option for that last year) so if the Phils have to give up prospects, they are getting more in return, at least in terms of years.
3) He’s just as good, if not better. His ERA the previous three seasons is around 3.20. He’s not having great year in 2010, but if you look at his peripherals and believe those Sabermetrics guys, it’s a trend that likely won’t continue. His K/9 is still very good (9.0) but he’s…well, unlucky. His BABIP is .350 and his HR/FB is way up 14% from previous years. Basically, he’s Girl Parts from the first part of this season, and we see how his luck has turned.

So if Roy Oswalt goes elsewhere, I could care less. I want Dan Haren. And I want the Phils to swap Jayson Werth in a three-way to get him…

~Corey

10 comments:

GM-Carson said...

I prefer Haren too. Dude can hit, be our best PH.

Dr. Steve said...

Any trade we make would be for next year, so the Phillies need to analyze who is available in free agency and if it is worth trading for them now when we can just sign them then.

Without losing draft picks.

Also if Ruben trades Jason Werth for LESS than the compensation we'd get for him from losing him to free agency, I will personally punch him in the face. And you just KNOW he is.

Andrew said...

Going to the game today. Pray no one dies of heatstroke!

SirAlden said...

Optimism and a Three-Way!

Good way to start a Saturday Morning!

Aaron said...

Greg Gross or as I like to call him, Big Daddy Double G, will lead the phils to a 10 run thrashing of Ubaldo today with his hitting coach wizardry!

Aaron said...

what did I tell you baby ....Greg Gross leading us to the promised land!!!!!!!

Bloodstripes said...

A 7 run inning! Wow. Just like old times.

SirAlden said...

Way to go Aaron!

GM-Carson said...

KK wasn't too bad today either. Phils showing life. Wild Card? NL East?

Aaron said...

Just heard the phils have pulled jc ramirez from his start on Sunday and it ain't cause he,s hurt.

Something is about to go down.