Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bastardo Best Reliever in Baseball?

I've already documented that the Phillies employ the best starting pitcher in all of baseball and his name is Harry Leroy Halladay, but you can call him Doc. Philadelphia may also be able to stake claim to the best relief pitcher in all of baseball. His name- Antonio Bastardo, but you can call him Tony Bastard.

2011: 3-0, 37 G, 34 IP, 14:39 BB:K, 0.79 ERA, 0.74 WHIP, 5 SV, 7 HLD.

His ERA is the best among MLB relievers, his WHIP is 2nd, and he's perfect in save situations. He has not allowed a run since May 25th. He has not allowed a hit since June 5th. He's allowed only 1 hit over his last 16 IP. Yeah, he's okay.


Good News:
The Baltimore Orioles signed shortstop JJ Hardy to a 3 year extension worth roughly $22M. That's about $7M per season for you math whizzes. Anyway, this is good news because this makes Jimmy Rollins more affordable. Hardy is younger (28), is better offensively, and is currently having a solid year for a SS (.275/.823, 35 R, 14 DBL, 13 HR, 33 RBI, in 63 G). J-Roll is 32, remains solid on defense, but is not what he used to be offensively (.264/.714, 52 R, 15 DBL, 8 HR, 36 RBI, 19 SB, in 88 G). I suggested earlier this season the Phils offer him a 3 year $15M extension, and I'm sticking to that.

19 comments:

SirAlden said...

INCREDIBLE Stop and play by Michael Martinez in the bottom of the 7th of todays (sat) game.

Saves a RUN! Inning over. Amazing.

Aaron said...

How about now? Can we release Baez now? Has he sucked long enough or does he have to suck for the entire duration of his contract before we stop letting him pitch?

ACSmitty79 said...

i hate to lose Jimmy in the locker room, but 3 years is too much for him at this rate. I know he won't accept a 1 or 2 year deal, but better to move on too soon than too late.

ripjgarcia said...

Go back to Beerleaguer. Oh that's right. You can't. Baez is bad. Insult to injury just putting him in there.

GM-Carson said...

Cole was horrible. It happens from time to time, but damn, was he bad.

Baez Sucks should be released today. Not overreacting, being real.

Screw Michael Martinez.

Bob D said...

Baez will be gone soon enough with players coming back. Juan Perez has shown enough to stay over him.

Ok walks really hurt Hamels

Also Stutes has been a bit shaky over the last few weeks ERA keeps climbing up a bit. Usually its the walks that hurt him.

GM-Carson said...

When Stutes learns to control the ball in the zone and slightly outside the zone, he'll be really good.

Andrew said...

Worst start of the season for Cole. But I'll let it slide.

Baez = game conceded

Only smart thing ever heard on a gNats broadcast: "Nothing good ever happens after a walk" -Rob Dibble

SirAlden said...

Sunday M&M is in the Starting Line-up, batting 2nd and playing 3rd base.

Thank God he is back in the Line-up defensively at 3rd after Valez gave up what were the 2nd and 3rd UnEarned Runs and destroying the game momentum from the Phils.

"My squoooogie woooogie was great last night! I will be in the Stands in the Big Apple Rooting for my M&M" ~ tweeted tiny starlet Mila Kunis

Bob D said...

Defensive lapses yesterday cost the Phils the first 3 runs, but the walks played into it. If it was much closer then Baez would still be on bench

SirAlden said...

M&M 3 RUN SHOT - 3rd Consecutive SERIES MVP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SirAlden said...

M&M 3 RUN SHOT - 3rd Consecutive SERIES MVP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SirAlden said...

M&M 3 RUN SHOT - 3rd Consecutive SERIES MVP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GM-Carson said...

I just jumped off a bridge.

SirAlden said...

"OHHHHH squoooogie!!!!! MYYYY woooogie!!!! HR baby! Homerun! I Love you!!!~ twitter Mila Kunis

C.M.R. said...

is this the end of screw michael martinez?

C.M.R. said...

siralden needs a fanfiction.net account

SirAlden said...

Cheer up GM-Carson...Even a fully sighted squirrel with a nose for talent like you, (in 1st Place by a lightyear, in the WSBGM's Fantasy League) misses seeing a tasty acorn every once in a while.

GM-Carson said...

New post for you Sir Alden...