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September Call Ups:
Domonic Brown is coming back. Along with him will be catcher Erik Kratz, outfielder Brandon Moss, and relievers Justin De Fratus and Joe Savery. Moss should have been recalled instead of the Phils trading for John Bowker, who is proving to be worthless. Moss has power and is left-handed. Savery had a renaissance season in the bullpen, and could develop into a 2nd lefty in relief for next season, as well as a pinch hitting option. Kratz may become Chooch's backup next year, with Schneider gone after contract expires. De Fratus could join youngsters Herndon, Stutes, Bastardo, and Schwimer in next year's bullpen.
To make room on the 40 man roster, Juan Perez, Mike Zagurski, and Drew Naylor were designated for assignment. No big loss.
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs manager, Ryne Sandberg, will also be in the Phils dugout for the remainder of the season. Gotta think he's the heir apparent to Manuel.
Corey, being the smart ass that he is, predicted only 7 runs for the Phils in this 4 game series. He was joking...sorta. They haven't scored more than 3 runs in a game since last Friday, and only 17 total in that span (8 games). Take a look at these ugly September batting averages: Victorino- .169, Utley- .167, Martinez- .132, Rollins- .150, Orr- .217, Scheinder- .214. Shane and Chase are the main culprits, deadening any threat from the top of the lineup, but because of Rollins injury and no off days, the bench guys have gotten lots of at bats, and they're struggling.
I think it's time the GMs drop some knowledge on a fat beat. Weez got soul son! What ya think?