Sunday, February 20, 2011

Revisiting WSBGMs History

Last year at this time we were awkwardly enjoying watching Charlie Manuel fondle himself over the sight of Roy Halladay tossing from the mound in a Phils jersey for the first time.

Then two years ago we were scoping some Phillies doppelgangers...

Just three short years ago we were examining the upcoming arbitration hearing for Ryan Howard; debating over $7 or $10M as the right figure for the slugger. Wish he was still only making one of those amounts. Hell, I wouldn't even mind if he made that amount combined.

Way back in 2007 we were actually advocating for Wes Helms as starting third baseman. Shows how scarred we from the David Bell era. Of course, the other option at 3rd at the time of this post was No-Hit Nunez, so you can understand our folly.


GM-Carson said...

From The Zo Zone:
Asked how the pieces will fit in right field, Manuel said, "We've got some young guys that have a chance to make an impact. ... Domonic Brown, definitely, he's kind of the first choice there, but (Ben) Francisco and (John) Mayberry, I definitely want to play them a lot and see them and see where they fit on the team."

Manuel later tried to clairfy.

"That job is up for grabs," he said.

He said he simply plans on giving Brown plenty of at-bats this spring, but clearly the Phillies need another right-handed bat in the lineup. That's why Francisco and Mayberry are in the mix.

GM-Carson said...

Andrew Carpenter cleared waivers and will be assigned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He's nothing great, but you never know when you might need a spot start.

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