Saturday, August 25, 2012

Phillies AVG & OPS Leader: J-Roll?

You know your season is in the shitter when the leader for your team has a measly .241 batting average and .699 OPS.  The Phillies have been so injury-riddled that Jimmy Rollins is the only current player on the 40-man roster with enough plate appearances to qualify (Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino were traded away).  Carlos Ruiz would be killing it with a .335 AVG/.959 OPS, but alas the DL Monster gobbled him up too.

Even the lowly Astros (worst record in baseball) have Jose Altuve leading their squad (.302/.773).  The offensive starved A's have Coco Crisp batting .251 and Josh Reddick with a .797 OPS.  Hell, the Padres and Mariners, they of spacious home parks, have better leaders.  Basically, the Phils have the worst AVG/OPS team leader stats in all of MLB.  Sad.

Other Stuff:
*KK has strung together 3 very well pitched starts in a row (3 W, 21.2 IP, 16 K, 0.83 ERA, and a 0.69 WHIP).  I'm not sure how he does it, but he does have value.

*Roy Halladay has 195 career wins.  Counting today, he'll make 7-8 more starts this season.  It would be awesome to see him notch #200 before April of 2013.

*The Phillies are in 3rd place in the NL East.  Doesn't count for crap, but it makes some fans feel better.  They're 10.5 out of the Wild Card.  I think there's a better chance to Hitler being reincarnated and elected President of the United States before the Phils make the playoffs this season, but hey, that's just me

7 comments:

Andrew said...

The Dodgers are about to get super scary...

Ben said...

The Dodgers just shot themselves in the foot. They took on three rapidly aging stars owed over $200 million which will cripple their ability to spend elsewhere. Not to mention the poor clubhouse presence, and they already have Hanley. They sunk their rising ship, and Boston got an undeserved mulligan. Two franchises that make the Phillies look like an intelligently run organization.

Andrew said...

Beckett maybe, but Gonzalez is only 30. I'd take him anyday. Add him to Kemp, Ethier, Victorino, Hanley and you've got yourself a fantasy team, essentially.

Aaron said...

The Doyers won't even make the playoffs and they just crippled themselves for several years financially. Well done Magic.

GM-Carson said...

That Dodgers trade is retarded. Carl Crawford just had Tommy John surgery. Beckett is one of the most overrated pitchers of the past decade. Gonzalez, but not worth that contract. They're being stupid with their money.

Beer-a-Thon said...

196 for Doc. 7 under .500. Does it get any better than this?

Beer-a-Thon said...

I'll play Devil's Advocate- I wish Mayberry would stop hitting. He might make Amaro think he's actually part of the solution in 2013.