Hey, remember when the Phils traded Cliff Lee to re-stock their farm system? How'd that work out, anyway? Well, Baseball America released their Top 10 Phillies prospects earlier this week. Here it is:
1. Domonic Brown, of
2. Jonathan Singleton, 1b/of
3. Brody Colvin, rhp
4. Jarred Cosart, rhp
5. Trevor May, rhp
6. Sebastian Valle, c
7. Jiwan James, of
8. Jesse Biddle, lhp
9. Domingo Santana, of
10. Aaron Altherr, of
Nice list, I guess. I’ve seen Domonique Brown play. He seems pretty good. And I’ve looked at these guys stats, which also are pretty good. Of course, I couldn’t differentiate Jiwan James from Juwan Howard. Or Jarred Cosart from Jarred from Subway. Basically, I don’t really know much about this list except the superficial. But there is one thing that I definitely know by looking at this list: the Cliff Lee trade really sucked.
Where’s Frenchy? Where’s Deafy? [Oh yeah, he’s face first into a mirror full of coke.] Where’s…the other guy who I’ve already forgotten about?
Trading for Halladay? Awesome. Getting Oswalt? Super. Letting Werth walk? Had to be done. Signing Lee out from under the nose of the Evil Empire? Nothing short of pure genius. But that Lee trade. Oh me oh my, that one was a stinker for Rube.
Deadspin.com has a transcript from a recent Jayson Werth interview. You can read it here.
It's nothing special. Like every other word he's said since signing for the Gnats, he's trying to convince everyone that he's not there just for the money, even though everyone knows he is.
There were a few things I chuckled at, though. First he said he was looking forward to playing with "guys like Ian Desmond, Espinosa." Who? Espinosa? Is here referring to .214 hitting Danny Espinosa?
It's going to be long year for Jayson. At least he'll get to play in front of Phillies fans, who dominate that ballpark a few times a year. Or will they? "I think that is going to change quick...as soon as we fill the seats with Nats fans those people are going to go away and we are going to regain homefield advantage and I am looking forward to that day too."
Danny Espinosa a good player? Gnats fans filling the ballpark? Werth is trippin' worse than Sal Alosi. Luckily he can now afford some good psychiatric help...