Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Charlie Wants, Charlie Gets?

Manuel wants Amaro to make some moves before the trade deadline and he's requesting a bat and an arm. More specifically a right-handed bat and a relief pitcher. From the mouth of Fuqua- "I'm talking about a good one. If we can find a good bat and we don't get a good reliever, well, then we'll take the good bat. I want somebody good. If we're going to get somebody, I want somebody good. I want somebody that's going to help us. I don't want to get what we've already got. I always think big. There's some guys out there. They're going to be hard to get. We'll see. Ruben and our front office, they do a pretty good job with that." Sitting near the brink of the luxury tax this will be a difficult task, but whatever, make it have Rube. Carlos Beltran and Mike Adams would look nice in red pinstripes.


About Last Night:
Last night sucked on many levels. Roy Halladay proved to be human, breaking down in the 5th inning due to heat exhaustion. Stupid sun. Stupid humidity.

The offense looked flat...again. Chase Utley and Ryan Howard are a combined 2-30 since the All-Star break. Now that's the type of production you expect from the 3 and 4 spots in your lineup right?

Injury Updates:
*Shane Victorino will be activated from the DL today and Pete Orr is the roster casualty.

*Placido Polanco's back isn't getting better and has requested a cortisone shot to help with the healing process. Yeah, more Michael Martinez. Yuck.

*Brad Lidge continues his rehab assignment and continues to make everybody nervous about his return to the Phillies and blowing games.

*Are Roy Oswalt and Joe Blanton still alive?

50 comments:

Bob D said...

A good right handed bat could happen at the end of August as a waiver wire deal (aka Sweeney like). Basically a rental player for a month + playoffs at little cost. Mayberry has become the right handed bat off the bench, however Francisco has gone MIA after a good April.

The bullpen arm could come soon especially with a pen that has Carpenter, Herndon, Baez, and Perez in it. Lidge should be back soon - but don't count on much from him and Contreras may not even be back. So only Kendrick will be back in pen after Oswalt or Blanton come back if ever. In house options are DeFrautus or Schwimmer from AAA.

GM-Carson said...

Schwimer has been amazing at Lehigh Valley this season.

The bullpen is thin, and it rears its ugly head every time a starter gets bumped early.

They need more of an impact bat than a Sweeney-like acquisition. Beltran, Willingham, Pence, or even go for Aramis Ramirez to play 3rd.

Preserve Jon said...

Thome anyone?

ripjgarcia said...

LOL Thome. He's played 4 games in the field from 2006 on. Plus I'd rather a righthanded bat.

Bob D said...

Manuel makes it sound like he wants an All-Star, now wouldn't that be something?

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SirAlden said...

Schwim is an extreme righty out man at the moment, but better than Baez and Carpenter.

Beltran, Pence, A.Ramirez - Ludwick, Willingham

GM-Carson has it right.

Bell or Adams - Bell is more likely because SD loses him this off-season
and Adams is under control. Adams was a walking about to be injured arm fall off guy - even last year - but seems to be A OK this year.

SirAlden said...

Check out these numbers in the month of July:

Antonio Bastardo, 6 ap, 1.42 ERA
Ryan Madson: 2 ap, 5.40 ERA
Drew Carpenter: 3 ap, 6.23 ERA
David Herndon: 3 ap, 6.23 ERA
Mike Stutes: 6 ap, 6.35 ERA
Juan Perez, 4 ap, 6.75 ERA
Danys Baez, 3 ap, 13.50 ERA

GM-Carson said...

Phils bullpen has turned to shit.

ripjgarcia said...

I think Madson will settle back in and probably should be stuck right back into the closer's role. He is a mental midget so messing with his mind is probably not best. Put him back where he was dominating. Bastardo will be fine wherever. Kudos to that kid all around.

ripjgarcia said...

Nunez?

Talking Nunez?

Interesting

ACSmitty79 said...

I hear it's unlikely we see blanton again this year.

Aaron said...

Ok.....the all-star break and hot weather is not an excuse for all of our all star pitchers to suck.!

LETS F'ING GO......THESE ARE THE CUBS!!!!!

SirAlden said...

Michael saves a run! With his backhanded stab at 3rd base in the bottom of the first inning.

Retiring former Phillie Marlon Byrd, who was batting over .400 against Cliff Lee.

Preserve Jon said...

RIght now the Phils' are playing the Cubs game and the Cubbies simply do not play a very exciting brand of baseball. This is like watching an American League game. So slow and uninspiring. No wonder there are so many empty seats at Wrigley. Win or lose, I would not buy a ticket to see this Cubs team play.

Look at the bodies on our 'pen, no wonder they're leaking oil.

GM-Carson said...

The Cubs are a very bad team and right now the Phillies are playing worse than them. WTF?!

SirAlden said...

Walk and now BASEHIT! by Michael Martinez - Rollings to 2nd base - no one out in the top of the 8th.

SirAlden said...

Utley hits a Double into the gap!

Rollins Scores.

Martinez Scores all the way from FIRST! STANDING UP with his team best Speed to TIE THE GAME!!!

GM-Carson said...

I give Martinez credit there, great base running.

Now we've got a game.

SirAlden said...

Jump off a little bridge this time GM-Carson... maybe into a deep brook.

AARON said...

RYAN HOWARD YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GM-Carson said...

Too bad Howard can't do shit. He's getting worse when he's supposed to be getting hot. Thanks for signing him to that extension again Amaro. Dumbass.

AARON said...

This team is impotent with a man on third and less than two outs

Aaron said...

Intentionally walking Pena with two outs an no one on is retarted. You do that to Pujouls. That's about it.

SirAlden said...

Michael Martinez doubles to right, B. Francisco and J. Rollins score!
M. Martinez out at third

2 Runs Score! 2 RBI's!

Phillies Lead 4-2 now in the bottom of the 9th.

GM-Carson said...

Michael Martinez- wow!

SirAlden said...

Ben Franklin Bridge.

SirAlden said...

Polly Who?

Get well Polly not your fault you have been injured for 2 months.

GM-Carson said...

2 months? More like 2 years.

SirAlden said...

M&M

2 for 4, and a Walk. .600 OBP

1 Run, 2 RBI's

Star of the Game.

SirAlden said...

Polly was Voted to the All-Star Game because he was healthy and Hitting at the beginning of the season.

Aaron said...

Got it wheels.....castro doesn't swing and miss much .....got it!!!! now shut up!!!

GM-Carson said...

From MLBTradeRumors.com:

Jason Grilli, who is pitching for Philadelphia's Triple-A team, will be in the big leagues within a few days, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The 34-year-old has received at least one Major League offer, which means the Phillies have to promote him or let him leave as a free agent. Grilli has drawn interest from Pittsburgh now that he appears to have recovered from the right knee operation that sidelined him in 2010.

GM-Carson said...

Tony Bastard is awesome!

SirAlden said...

Michael Martinez came up with another big hit on Tuesday in a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. He hit a two-out double down the right-field line in the ninth inning to score Ben Francisco and Jimmy Rollins and give the Phillies the lead. That big hit followed a nice month for Martinez, who joined the team as a Rule 5 Draft pick in December. He had a game-winning hit in a 1-0 victory over Florida on July 4, three RBIs against Florida on July 5 and four RBIs on Sunday in an 8-5 victory over the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park.

Since the 1st of July he has hit .298 (11-for-37) with one double, one triple, one home run and 11 RBIs in 10 games.

Martinez Game Winning Double!

http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?topic_id=8877956&c_id=phi

M&M Scores from 1st Standing Up on Utley's Double.

http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?topic_id=8877956&c_id=phi

First Career Stolen Base By Martinez - delayed Steal in the 6th
takes 3rd on the Error.

http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?topic_id=8877956&c_id=phi

Martinez Snags a Grounder and Throws out Marlon Byrd!

http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?topic_id=8877956&c_id=phi

SirAlden said...

"I owe it all to God, for bringing me my One, my love, my soulmate, my lifemate. Ever since he brought her to me, when I step to the plate, my body has no tension at all because of the night before. My schoooowwwjeeeee, my woooojeeee, Mila is making sure of that."

Bob D said...

Sounds like a Phillies trade maybe close with Beltran and Bell.

GM-Carson said...

Beltran and Bell are difference makers. Would love both of them.

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