Friday, June 03, 2011

The Phillies are Stupid

Today Shane Victorino was activated from the DL. Commence celebration in the streets of Philly and the beaches of Hawaii. Who did he replace? Michael Martinez John Mayberry. What the f...

Mayberry isn't the second coming of Lenny Harris, so I'm not crying out to the heavens at his demotion back to the minors. No, I'm pissed off at the Phillies for refusing to face the fact that Michael Martinez has and forever will suck. I'm not even going to present statistical evidence for my rant, because it's already be hashed all over the Internet with numbers by others. Nope, I'm coming gangsta, straight at your grill son!

Michael Martinez is Tiny Tim small. Unless your name is David Eckstein, you're not surviving at the MLB level being that petite. Danny Devito is like, "Dude, you're short!".

Martinez plays all over the diamond, but can't hit. If you can't hit, you don't play...or at least you shouldn't play. Still, Manuel chooses is forced to use him at the plate when a base knock or even a walk would make a difference, but with him at bat an out is essentially all but guaranteed. I've crucified better men is seasons past for doing more- Danny Sandoval, Juan Castro, Eric Bruntlett. Martinez will feel my wrath.

The Phillies can't just assign him to the minors, he'd have to pass through waivers first and also be offered back to the Nationals before entering the Phils minor league system. Yeah, so? Even the Pirates wouldn't want him and they picked up Brandon Wood off waivers for crying out loud. The Nationals might take him back, but that wouldn't necessarily be such a bad thing. The Phillies have people in the minors that are utility infielders with MLB experience (Josh Barfield, Pete Orr, Delwyn Young) that likely (99% likely) wouldn't suck as much as Martinez.


The Phillies are being stupid. I understand selecting Martinez in the Rule 5 draft and giving him a look-see during spring training. I even understand keeping him to start the season because of Utley's injury and seeing if he'd produce. Thing is, he's never produced in the minors, he's 28 years old, and he's not going to improve. He should not be on the Phillies 25-man roster. He shouldn't even be on their Lakewood 25-man roster. Ruben Amaro needs to rid the Phillies of Michael Martinez ASAP. This is beyond explainable, this is stupid.

*Pittsburgh website This Is Getting Old asked me 5 questions about the Phillies and Pirates.

The following is my official new closing to every post until the day the Phillies rid themselves of Michael Martinez. Hopefully I won't have to post this the entire season...

Screw Michael Martinez!

12 comments:

Rising Sun said...

100% agree. Not only that, he's not really all that great at any of these positions.

Jack said...

not only that...but why are we carrying 12(!) pitchers???!!!

Jack said...

and why is Ross Gload still not on the DL--hc clearly has NO power

GM-Carson said...

When you're dealing with shitty bench players you go with the least stinky of the bunch. Thing is, Martinez stinks the most. Heaping pile of shit!

ripjgarcia said...

Perhaps we should start a petition and march it to their offices

Bob D said...

Now who's Howards back up at 1B with Mayberry gone? Oh yeah Gload is - oh wait he can't play the field.

ripjgarcia said...

Someone in this dugout certainly smokes crack. Since when is Vic a 5?

GM-Carson said...

How is this the best team in baseball? This offense is complete shit. They've scored 3 or less runs in 30 games already this season, not counting tonight.

Aaron said...

Our real lineup is really tearing it up!
Score some damn runs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ACSmitty79 said...

if the Pirates played nobody but the Phillies all year they'd be in the playoffs every year.

There's no excuse for this sh*t.

GM-Carson said...

Baez Sucks.

Phillies offense sucks.

They can't hit. It's reality, not just coincidence.

Aaron said...

if they don't score here I'm converting to a Mets fan.