Sunday, June 05, 2011

Those of you that...

*Those of you that love watching J-Roll getting on base at a pathetic .308 clip from the leadoff spot will be upset to know that he's listed as day-to-day with a right patella contusion (aka- bruised knee). Jimmy fouled a ball off his right knee to open last night's game and later left the contest.

*Those of you that are tired of watching Dane Sardinha once every 5 days will not like the following news- Brian Schneider suffered a setback in his rehab and basically had to start the entire process over again. More tattoos, more tattoos!

*Those of you that are not missing Brad Lidge will be happy to know that he too is experiencing problems in his rehab. Lidge has tightness in his shoulder and is unable to throw currently. Ah, shucks. This looks like a wasted $12M.

*Those of you that were pissed off about John Mayberry's demotion must be elated to know he's back after only 1 day away. He was summoned back to the Phillies because Ross Gload is on paternity leave. Gload gets 72 hours to be with his wife and new child. Mayberry's stay will be short, Gload still can't run.

*Those of you that can't get enough of watching David Herndon toss batting practice to the opposition are probably pitching tent this morning at the news of his recall and Mike Zagurski's demotion. Herndon inspires me. He's proof that you can suck at your job and still remain employed.

*Those of you that can't let go of their inner-child and still delve into comics will love the Phillies inspired Dugout Phunnies.

*Those of you that hate having Michael Martinez on this team are cheering at his latest attempt at the plate which went for naught, dropping his average to .180 and OPS to .408. Good thing we didn't expose him to waivers or offer him back to the Nationals, with numbers like that he'd surely be snatched up faster than a cupcake at an over-eater's anonymous meeting.

Screw Michael Martinez!

23 comments:

Bob D said...

Why do I read this blog before I've had my coffee?

Bob D said...

Here's a great comment that I heard that really struck me - "Giants GM Brian Sabean has often said that he wants the best 25 players active and contributing, regardless of contract."

Oh, the Astros just waived Bill Hall - Last offseason, Hall signed a one-year, $3MM deal that included a $4MM mutual option ($250K buyout) for 2012. The 31-year-old posted a .224/.272/.240 line in 158 plate appearances as Houston's second baseman this year.

He would be a great improvement over Martinez and a bat with power off the bench.

GM-Carson said...

Bob D- why do you need your morning coffee first? I usually blog while drinking my morning coffee.

SirAlden said...

Bring back Steroids.

Boy oh Boy - I have trouble even listening and paying attention to the games.

Brown looks like Fun.

but zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....

I think "Nails" could use a job.

SirAlden said...

"Giants GM Brian Sabean has often said that"

He had not done it.

SirAlden said...

Could we please have some BallGirl Posts? Details please. See if you can take them out for a Schmitter and an Interview.

Good Luck!

GM-Carson said...

This team is dreadful right now. Every season has these lulls, but I have a hard time believing things are going to change in regards to the offense. The evidence is there to support a negative trend, yet so many fans just want to ignore the stats. Foolish fandom.

Andrew said...

I never understand the "player A makes more money than player B and thus should be on the 25 man roster" mentality. Since his out-of-nowhere 5 scoreless innings, Baez has given up a run every appearance, right? Giving ANYONE from AAA a try and his same job, can't hurt!

Most people at my work make more than me yet I do more work than some. Salary does not equal productivity!

Andrew said...

And yes, I believe this is just one of those lulls but I also believe this team is done being an offensive powerhouse, as the roster currently lines up. However, these "lulls" piss me off just that much more when its vs the gNats and Pirates rather than the Braves or Red Sox. Poor timing guys....

Bob D said...

Carson, bad news gives me a headache and its harder to handle without coffee.

If the Pirates sweep, can we cover the Pirates since they will then be at 500??

GM-Carson said...

Already down 2 runs, game over. Sweep complete. Phils suck.

GM-Carson said...

The umps are out to screw the Phillies. Dom Brown hits a bullet up the middle and nobody by the center fielder was going to get to it, but it hits the umpire making Howard go back to 3rd base. It would have been a run 100% of the time, but because of some bullshit rule the bases are then loaded instead with no run scoring. Valdez ends inning on double play.

I hate everything right now.

Aaron said...

Did anyone have any doubt that Valdez would ground into a DP after the ump cost us a run with his foot?
yeah me either.

What the F is wrong with Roy.

This whole team sucks. Every season they go through a 2 month batting slump. McDonald is trash and they can't touch him.

F this team......no heart.

GM-Carson said...

Halladay had 1 bad inning. He's still awesome. Not his fault the Phils can't score enough runs, or the umps can't get out of the f'n way.

This game sucks so much. Why am I even watching the Phils anymore? Baseball is supposed to bring me joy, but it's depressing me and pissing me off instead.

Aaron said...

Pathetic.....3 walks 1 hit batter.........NO HITS!

GM-Carson said...

Phils have had the bases loaded 17 times this game and can't get a hit. Ugh.

ACSmitty79 said...

I think teams tell the phillies they'd snatch up Mike Martinez just to prevent us from improving the team. That's 1 more sucky player we have taking up an active roster spot and everyone else in the league benefits (and laughs).

GM-Carson said...

Halladay with a quality game, only allowing those 2 1st inning runs. Now time for Contreras and Madson to lock it down.

Corey said...

after the 4th inning i wrote a song parody about the phils' offensive futility. can i still post it after they've scored some runs?

GM-Carson said...

Corey- by all mean...YES!

Corey said...

okay. done.

Anonymous said...

For your consideration--is Jose Reyes the answer for our SS difficulties? is there the dinaro, let alone the balls to make a mid-season move to put Rollins in the cooler? I doubt it, but am open to hearing various rants and ravings.

GM-Carson said...

I hate and love Jose Reyes at the same time. I would love him to bat leadoff and play SS for the Phils, but that ain't happening. The Phils aren't giving up on Rollins this season, and money constrictions prohibit Amaro from making that sorta splash in the trade market.