Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Phillies Charities 5K

Last year I ran in the freezing temperatures of the Phillies 1st Annual Charities 5K. Once again, I will be lacing up the running shoes for this event. The 2nd Annual Annual Phillies Charities 5K will take place on March 31st at Citizens Bank Park. Participants get a t-shirt, 2 tickets to the On-Deck series versus the Pirates on April 2nd or 3rd, and the chance to get themselves into shape while helping out a good cause. I finished at 26 minutes 38 seconds last year. This year, I'm shooting for under 25.

5K = 3.1 miles.

Other Stuff:
*Would you rather have Albert Pujols at 10 yr $240M, Prince Fielder at 9 yr $214M, or Ryan Howard at 5 yr $125M?

*How do you feel about the Phillies bullpen, would you welcome back Brad Lidge on small 1 year deal?


GM-Carson said...

I'd rather have Prince Fielder at 9 yr/$214M than Pujols or Howard.

I also think Lidge could do well in a setup role, so if the price is right, bring him back.

Anonymous said...

Fielder looks the best there, agree. And the phil's bullpen looks pretty good already, sans Lidge.

GM-Carson said...

Crashburn Alley has nice writeup comparing Howard and Fielder's contract.

This was from the end- "The Fielder contract not only fails to justify the Howard contract, it makes it look even more silly. The Tigers bought a Mercedes-Benz for the sticker price; the Phillies bought a used Camry for a Mercedes-Benz sticker price."

SirAlden said...

Ryan Howard at 5 yr $125M

M&M "The fastest player with the greatest range of any infielder or outfielder" May be making the team!

Valdez "Cannon Arm, no range, no speed" Traded to the Reds.

SirAlden said...

Moving close to a million may mean another trade or signing arrives soon.

GM-Carson said...

Sir Alden- Michael Martinez sucks. That's not an understatement, the man will never amount to shit. Wilson Valdez is a better player than Mini Mart.

I don't understand the Valdez trade unless a signing is about to happen. Out of the names I mentioned the other day, Wilson Betemit signed with the O's, Keppinger is about to ink with the Rays. Why trade him?

The kid they got isn't anything special. He's a lefty and may help the club sometime, but who knows.

SirAlden said...

Valdez has no range.

GM-Carson said...

Valdez is better than Martinez. There's no debate to be had.