Sunday, February 27, 2011

Brittle Utley & Baez Sucks

Brittle Utley:
Wanna make something outta nothing? I do. Chase Utley was scratched from the lineup again yesterday and is unlikely to play this afternoon either. Charlie Manuel is downplaying the injury by calling it soreness from the rigorous workouts the team did to start camp, but I think otherwise.
"He's getting there, getting better. He's fine. He's sore. He's got some soreness in his legs. He'll be ready in a couple of days."
~Charlie Manuel
Translation- Utley has a broken neck, cracked hip, and floating kneecap. He'll miss all of the 2011 season and hopefully be ready by the All-Star break in 2012.

Baez Sucks:
One dilemma WSBGMs had all last season was finding a suitable nickname for Danys Baez. Even after getting our creative juices flowing following the consumption of some beers, Corey and I were still unable to formulate a moniker. Truth is, Baez doesn't deserve the effort and from now on will be known as Baez Sucks. Why? Because Baez sucks! Last offseason he received an unwarranted 2 year $5.25M contract and awarded the Phils with a 3-4 record and a 5.48 ERA in 51 appearances. He's guaranteed $2.75M this year, but that money would be better off spent having him pitch batting practice. In a "B" game, meaning mostly minor leaguers, Baez allowed 5 runs on 5 hits and 1 walk in only 2/3 of an inning yesterday. Yep, Baez Sucks!

Phils Win:
The Phillies won their Grapefruit League opener yesterday over the Yankees by a score of 5-4. Winning pitcher was Schlitter while the loser was Wordekemper. Josh Barfield, Ross Gload, and Dane Sardinha had 2 base knocks apiece for the Phightins. Brian Bocock was 0-2. I'm hoping he goes hitless this spring and the Phils release his no-talent ass. Oh, how I love meaningless spring training stats.

More Yankees/Phillies action today, just different venues, as the Phils are on the "home" turf today. Slated to pitch are Joe Blanton, Justin DeFratus, Michael Schwimer, Ryan Madson, J.C. Romero and Brad Lidge. I'm predicting no-hitter.


furiousBall said...

I want Dennys to do well. He comes into a game, and like most Phils fans, I say to myself, "Crap, does it have to be him?"

And invariably, he does what he did yesterday. Stink.

GM-Carson said...

Patellar tendinitis- the result of a MRI on Utley's right knee yesterday. Amaro is concerned. Meaning we should all be Chicken Little's and watch out for the falling sky.

GM-Carson said...

Once Werth got back behind the cage, Rizzo said, "I hate the [expletive] Phillies." The GM then ran off a list of borderline dirty plays and purpose pitches in recent years by the Nats' nemesis. "I hate the Phillies, too," said Werth.

*Yeah, I hate you too know Werth.

Corey said...

"Nats' nemesis" - fortunately for the phillies this has never been true.

Andrew said...

I wouldn't be concerned about Utley's tendinitis. Shouldn't be so serious.

Ben said...

Fuck Werth, (never thought I'd see the day)
Fuck that fat ass Baiaz
fuck the NATs - you will forever suck, I don't care if you got Albert P. You will still be the absolute werst team ever.

GM-Carson said...

Utley is falling apart. His offense is trending down and any problem with his knee (minor or major) is bad news. He's deteriorating quickly and it's sad.

On Werth- he should just shut his f'n mouth.

ACSmitty79 said...

Um, i hate to say "i told you so" about Utley, but I told you so. I said we should have traded him this off season and got a boatload back. Now we get to hold our breath every time he plays.