Thursday, July 19, 2012

Papelboner or Papelbum?

Through June 20th of this season Phillies fans had nothing to gripe about in regards to Jonathan Papelbon aside from his silly contract (not his fault, I'm looking at you Amaro!). He came as advertised- one of the best closers in baseball. He had been a perfect 17-17 in save situations and was boasting a pretty 2.28 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP over 26 appearances and 25.2 innings. That's worthy of a Papelboner.

Then came his first blown save of the season on June 23rd and it has been all down hill since them. Since that fateful day, he has made 9 appearances, covering 9.1 innings with a 6.75 ERA and 1.61 WHIP. Papelbon has been unsuccessful in 3 of his last 7 save opportunities. That's what I call a Papelbum.

Just another reason it is stupid to pay top dollar for a reliever that only works 60-70 IP a year. $13M a season? GTFO!

5 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Facebook friend called him PapelBOMB.

Also fitting.

GM-Carson said...

Also from a Facebook friend-

"There is always one player per game on this team contributing for loses. Thats how is goes. Either someone steps up and wins the game, or someone lays an egg and loses. This year, we've had enough eggs to open an aviary."

Yep.

SirAlden said...

Without him we would be 10 games more under .500

He is not the problem.

SirAlden said...

Hamels 6 years 140 Million. You heard it here first.

Why would they be Anti-J-Roll I do not get it. Do you GM Carson?

Freddy cannot get on base. Maybe in 2 years but not now.

GM-Carson said...

Galvis sucked while taking illegal supplements. No way he will ever be good enough with the stick to sticks as an everyday SS.