Monday, April 09, 2012

So Far in 2012...


"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." Charles Dickens only had it half right.

10 comments:

Sam said...

Work in progress...wake me up when its may.

Corey said...

That's fine. But could somebody wake the Phillies up now?

GM-Carson said...

This offense is this bad.

I predicted 2.3 runs per game while Utley and Howard are out. I overestimated.

dawgbones said...

what offense?

SirAlden said...

yes. even if they come in last place - no whining like girl parts during their visit from their aunts.

GM-Carson said...

People, people, people. By all means, feel free to vent any and all frustrations with the Phillies here on this blog.

We love them, but right now they piss us the hell off!

Ben said...

You ever wonder if the Phillies are trying to be bad? Like, they're intentionaly screwing up so they can be underdogs? After all, the last two years have shown that it's not the best team that wins, but the one that creates drama.

Or maybe they just suck, I dunno.

GM-Carson said...

Ben- I don't think that at all.

Preserve Jon said...

At least they can't lose today.

Ba-dum-dum.

Preserve Jon said...

I will say, with seriousness, that it is time for this team to be blown up. The run is over. Chase and Howard are not likely to ever regain their 2006-2009 form. Thus, the offensive engine is stuck in vapor lock.

After this season - or perhaps in this season - it's time to jettison Polanco and start over in left field. DBrown is a viable cheap option in the OF, and its a shame he's not getting the same look as Galvis, although RAJ should have his feet held to the fire for not developing, signing or seeking-via-offseason-trade a viable Utley alternative.

This team cannot afford two minor-league experiments at the same time. Thus Brown gets sent down and Galvis gets thrown to the wolves throwing changeups and curveballs.

I like that Jimmy is locked up, but I think at this point, even with his 6 WAR, I would let Victorino walk after this year. It's time for an offensive change.

This team will compete because of its pitching, but everyone knew going into the season that the offense would stink. Even with a small sample, it's clear that this offense is bad, maybe very bad.

This team is spending $65 million on its top four starting pitchers, which is way too much.

The trade market will not be as active this summer because there is an extra wildcard and there is little-to-know market for a washed up thirdbaseman. I smell trouble.

Nonetheless, I still firmly believe that this team will make the playoffs.