Thursday, June 23, 2011

Confidence Meters - June 2011

*Confidence Meters do not account for last night's game.


Hallday, Hamels and Lee. Wow. When one of these guys has the ball the needle is pinned all the way to the right on the ol' Confidence Meter. However, Roy Oswalt has been, for a lack of a better interjection, "eh." You know, not that great, but not Omar Daal either. Also, the jury is still out on the 5th starter spot. Can Vance Worley continue to pitch well (for the most part) while Joe Blanton is out? How long will Joe Blanton be out? Do we have to watch Kendrick start any more games? So, there's too much uncertainty between the 5th spot and Oswalt's back to venture too far into the "Carlton" zone, but it's close.

Starter Stock - Getting close to max value.



See Carson's bullpen article just below this post. I got nothing else to add to that.

Bullpen stock - Low risk and steady (except for Baez).


While Carson's confidence is probably close to mine for the Starters and the Bullpen, I know he's not as high on the offense as me. How am I so sure of this? Because he said as much in an email yesterday. And I quote - "Abraham Nunez (bottom). A team full of Bobby Abreu talent with Abraham Nunez like production. Inexcusable."

I guess I'm just in a better mood, because I see an offense that has been sputtering all season but recently has put together a string of games scoring 4+ runs and winning. Their output in the last 11 games is 7,7,4,9,8,5,3,2,5,0 and 10 while winning nine of those games. Are things perfect? No. Is Michael Martinez still here? Yes. But I consider them at least a mediocre offense at this point.

Offense Stock - Rising. Of course, I would say "upwardly mobile," while Carson would say "nowhere to go but up." It's all about perspective, you see...

20 comments:

GM-Carson said...

I'm just upset with the offense on a whole. Now that Vic, Utley, Rollins, and Howard are hitting, you got Polly in the 5 hole stinking up the joint and Ibanez and the RF combo doing nothing. I'd like them to start playing/hitting as a cohesive unit.

On a better note- Cliff Lee was awesome last night.

GM-Carson said...

Have you heard about the Marine that wanted to bring down Roy Halladay?

Preserve Jon said...

Who are the two guys on the left side of the bullpen confidence meter?

It's killing me!

Corey said...

tim worrell and jeff brantley.

Preserve Jon said...

Tim Worrell! I kepy thinking Mark Parent for some reason and I knew that couldn't have been correct.

GM-Carson said...

Looks like Contreras is hitting the DL and lefty Juan Perez is getting the call-up.

Corey said...

Phucco!

GM-Carson said...

Good call Corey, good call. Love us a Phucco.

SirAlden said...

Loved this Post.

Chuckled out loud.

I would move both of the pitching Pointers to the middle of their sections, and move the Offense to the bottom line of the average.

Not a World Series Offense. Need an Outfielder for next year as well.
Time for a bold move - like Rolling the Dice on Beltran.

SirAlden said...

Rollins - SS
Victorino - CF
Utley - 2B
Howard - 1B
Beltran - LF
Pollanco - 2B
Ruiz - C
Brown - RF

Halladay - Lee - Hamels - Oswalt - Worley

Preserve Jon said...

Correction "Ghost of Beltran"

No thank you.

SirAlden said...

Beltran 2011

Would put him...
AB 72/258
RUNs 35 #4 on the Phillies
HRs 10 #2 on the Phillies
RBI 44 #2 on the Phillies
SB 3
BA .279 #3 on the Phillies
OPS .855 #3 on the Phillies

Of course it is a risk.
Post your idea and how they would stack on the Phillies.

GM-Carson said...

Beltran for the last 3 months of the season is better than any combination of Ibanez/Francisco/Brown.

SirAlden said...

Who is best for last three months of the Season, if Pense is not available?

Corey said...

the starters stock just fell. a lot.

GM-Carson said...

And Baez Sucks truly does suck.

Rando said...

Sadly, Roy2 is less than 'eh' and could be worse now that he's "MRI." In any event, unless he comes back and wins like 12 games thru the end of the year, he's gone in 2012. They wont pay him. And do you really want Blanton back as the #5? I konw I konw, might not have a choice with Roy2 on the DL for a stretch, but still....oh, ye Baseball Gods do have a sense of irony.

Rando said...

oh, and when do we go back to Baez Sucks?? I never changed anything to being with, just put use of B S on hold pending guidance from WSBGMs. ya knew it would never really go away.

Rando said...

Just read Oswalts comments about retirement uttered some days ago. sounds to me like his heart is not into it anymore. can we live with a Roy-Cliff-Cole-Kyle-Vance rotation for the duration? blanton instead of Kendrick? Where is Pedro these days, working out in Santo Domingo?

GM-Carson said...

Rando- please resume calling him Baez Sucks.