Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dontrelle Willis a Phillie

The D-Train is coming to the Reading Terminal in Philadelphia.

Dontrelle Willis has supposedly signed a 1 year $1M deal to pitch in relief for the Phillies in 2012. WHY? Willis hasn't been good since 2006. He's bounced around teams, had major control problems, and anxiety issues. You think Philly is the place to fix that? Nope. Last year he had a 5.00 ERA/1.52 WHIP in 13 starts with the Reds. That's not good. However, if the Phils do tend to use him as a LOOGY, it might just work- .200/.562 against lefties lifetime. He'll only be 30 years old too, so the transformation to lefty specialist might work. Added bonus- dude can hit (.244/.665). I'd rather him pinch hitting than John Bowker or Michael Martinez. He's also close friends with Jimmy Rollins, as they went to the same high school.

Can't wait to see his straight brimmed crooked-ass hatted head on the mound...so gangsta!


Corey said...


SirAlden said...

Excellent Move.

Serious LOGGY Trial.

Valdez offered Arb, so M&M can now hone his awesome skillset in AAA as the SS with Dom Brown in LF.

Aaron said...

Is this signing one of jimmys contract demands?

Randy said...

Piddly shit. Still no SS or LFer. Michael Morse of Wash was offered arbiteration...meaning, if he declines, is he available (?). That would be an excellent signing if that impossible. Can play LF or 1st.

GM-Carson said...

Michael Morse is still under team control, can't deny arbitration.

Bryan said...

please check out my interview with Baby Ace Jon Pettibone! http://bit.ly/u96WQh
let me know what you think.
also, the Willis signing is a little crazy, but for $1mil i think we can take the risk