Thursday, August 02, 2012

Question of the Day

Here's what we [think] we know:

1) the Phillies don't think they can make the playoffs which is why they traded away Vic and Pence.
2) Vance Worley has a bone chip in his elbow that according to writer Matt Gelb will "likely require offseason surgery."

Yet, Worley is still out there pitching. So, the question of the day is, why not shut down Worley and have him get the surgery now so he's ready for next season?

Also, belated congratulations to Cliff for opening up a 2 game lead on Robert E.

16 comments:

GM-Carson said...

I too wonder this. I like the Vanimal, but if surgery is needed, then get the procedure done now and be ready for next season for sure.

Also, it would potentially open a spot for a Tyler Cloyd audition.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely agree. Vance looks like he's really struggling out there. Why aggravate the condition? Get it looked at and dealt with ASAP. We don't want this to be another Chase Utley situation...

Reverend Paul Revere said...

Because the Phillies' medical staff, or whoever makes the decisions on whether players play or get healthy, is about as awful as it gets.

They never know anything about Chase Utley's health. They allow guys to come back earlier than expected. And a guy you just paid $125 million for for no reason gets an infection that sets him back.

The Phils' medical staff sure seems like a bunch of buffoons. Maybe they aren't, but it comes across that way. This is just another point to that.

GM-Carson said...

The Phillies also always seem to lie and vastly underplay any injury. Take whatever diagnosis the Phillies give for time misses and double it at minimum.

chase trillo said...

michael effing martinez is starting tonight!! unbelievable!!

GM-Carson said...

This is why I hate him. It's not just Martinez I can't stand, but also Charlie's insistence on playing him. Idiot!!!

GM-Carson said...

Martinez makes the Phillies a worse team, and it scares me that Manuel is eager to have him because of what that might mean heading into 2013. Imagine Mini-Mart in CF (where he's starting tonight) and Galvis at 3rd (where Amaro hinted at him being a possible solution). That would be a worse lineup than the f'n Mariners.

I hate Amaro. What a whackadoodle.

Bob D said...

Phillies trying to get the top draft pick?

Ben said...

I will donate my first born child to the Phillies if they get rid of Mini-Mart.

chase trillo said...

a lineup with martinez and wigginton in it is not going to win very often. too bad that bonehead manuel can't put one and one together...

by the way, nice throw to third earlier in the game martinez... any competent cf with half an arm would have nailed the runner...

Aaron said...

I could give two shits that they lost tonight. But I am steaming at what Manual did tonight. We are supposed to be trying to find out if Schierholtz can play everyday, why the fuck is Minimart playing center field!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are supposed to be finding out about Dom Brown!!!, why the fuck is Charlie pinch hitting for him as the potential tying run in the 9th with 2 outs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And and shocker....Howard struck out.

GM-Carson said...

It has become abudantly clear to me that Charlie Manuel is not the right man of the job anymore. He can manage stars/super talents but not Joe Schmoes.

GM-Carson said...

Phillies released Brian Sanches and he signed with the Astros.

How fitting.

Ben said...

The Houston Astros don't even have the right to be called a major league baseball team anymore. They are nothing. Next year, the American League has 14 teams, the National 15. They should be relegated.

Thank god we got rid of Wade when we did. It could have been us.

GM-Carson said...

Ben- hate to break it to ya, but Ed Wade is currently employed by the Phillies. Yep.

Bob D said...

Woo. Traded Pence for a fourth Of and two minor leaguers
minimart over Fontenant ???? Hmm lets trade a player who can hit 280-300 for Mendoza Line hitting Martinez