Wednesday, June 06, 2012

These Are Sad Times

The following teams have a better record than the Phillies (and no, I'm not including the likes of the Yankees, Reds, Rangers, etc. that were expected to be good).

Baltimore Orioles 31-24
Chicago White Sox 31-24
Cleveland Indians 29-25
Washington Nationals 31-22
New York Mets 31-25
Pittsburgh Pirates 28-26

Philadelphia Phillies 28-29

These are sad times my friends.  Roy Halladay hurt.  Cliff Lee winless.  Chase Utley and Ryan Howard still with no timetable for return.  Maxed out payroll.  Depleted farm system.  Old, under-producing, overpaid lineup. Last place in the NL East.  Best pitcher set to become a free agent.  Yeah, it's like that...

(Guess I'm a fair weather fan, huh?)    

9 comments:

GM-Carson said...

From a comment I left on another site...

Mayberry has been $hit. He doesn't deserve to play. Try and trade Pierre now for anything and call up Dom Brown and let him play every day because the Phils aren't winning this season and it's time they start developing some cheap talent from within.

For that reason they need to trade Blanton and call up Cloyd. Let Diekman and Savery in the bullpen the rest of the season. Hope Stutes comes back healthy and Schwimer can find his control.

They're 28-29, but a bad team. Who knows when Utely and Howard will be back and how effective they'll even be. Doc is hurt and who knows when he'll be back and how he'll pitch upon his return. This is looking like a lost season. Gonna have to trade Vic and Hamels and restock the system. Hate to see Hamels go, but how can they afford to give him $23M+ per season with Halladay, Lee, and Howard already making that much.

Anonymous said...

trade halladay and sign hamels

then trade anybody on the current roster except hamels, lee, and chooch.

GM-Carson said...

i say trade hamels and trying re-signing him this offseason. let him know that is what's best for the team and they'll do everything they can to get him back after a few months away.

Rando said...

Time for Chuckles to say adios, too.

Ben said...

If I were Cole Hamels, and my team told me they were trading me, but wanted to sign me back in the offseason, I would tell my team to fuck off.

Anonymous said...

i would tell my team to "open up the fucking checkbook because this shit will cost you"

GM-Carson said...

Does it really matter if Hamels stays or goes? Sure, it would be nice if he'd stay, but it would tie up even more money and leave more holes. Unfortunately, and I know Sir Alden doesn't want to hear it, Howard is signed to a stupid contract and so is Papelbon. Then you have Halladay and Lee making $20M+ each too. This is not a good situation.

Ben said...

It KILLS me to say this, but I really want to see Roy Halladay in another uniform on August 1st. I belive some combination of Lee, Hamels, Worley, and our system will carry our pitching for a few years, and we urgently need some infielders.

GM-Carson said...

It kills me to say this, but Jim Thome needs to retire. My mind might be playing tricks on me, but last night's pinch hitting appearance seemed like the 8th-10th time he went down on strikes with the bat on his shoulder.