Saturday, September 01, 2012

The Legend of Erik Kratz Grows

We Should Be GMs has been at the forefront of the "Erik Kratz for backup catcher" campaign for the past two season.  The first chapter of his legend was written during a brief stint with the club last September, but that served as merely a teaser.  In the offseason, Amaro insisted on re-signing the washed-up Brian Schneider, thus forcing The Kratzkin back to Triple-A. Then an injury opened up a spot for him during the summer of this season and *BOOM*...Chapter 2 currently in progress.  Over 34 games he's hit .290/.967 with 7 doubles, 8 homeruns, and 18 RBI.  He leads the Majors in AB to HR ratio (minimum 75 plate appearances). He has played tremendous defense, gunning runners out Benito Santiago-style from his knees, having thrown out 50% of base thieves.  Simply put, if he's not the backup catcher next season, I'm starting a petition to remove Amaro from GM duties and replace him with the dynamic duo of GM-Corey & GM-Carson.

*Side note- 2nd to Kratz in AB:HR is Brandon Moss, who was a Phillies farmhand last season.  Good job letting him go...dumbasses!

20 comments:

Bob D said...

I named my Fantasy Football team after him

Bob D said...

Bases loaded no outs and Jimmy Popup is hitting

SirAlden said...

A team with no outfielders and we have one of the highest winning percentages recently.

joesox said...

The real question is...
Can he play thirdbase?

GM-Carson said...

Kratz held his group with the play at the plate against Chipper. Hopefully he didn't break Chipper for the remainder of his career.

Steve Wulf said...

I watched Katz play in spring training this here. He belted a dinger so far over the tiki hut in left field...it was unbelievable. That being said, he also carries himself with confidence and seems to be mature and unshakable. I simply couldn't understand how he wasn't the backup. . Anyhow, glad he's finally getting a chance.

GM-Carson said...

Kratz could rival Howard for Phillie with longest homerun distance power.

Bob D said...

Mini Mart got on base! Oh wait it was an intentional walk

Bob D said...

Cole Hamels showed them lol

imafan said...

Did Michael Martinez really just get his second intentional walk of the year?

Aaron said...

Cholly is a Fucking idiot!!! why did he let horst face two righties in the 9th when he has like 1000 pitchers in the bullpen including papelbon?

Bob D said...

Mini Mart all the way down to 122 Ba. Yes Mini Mart walked and Hamels follows with a double

Aaron said...

Also please explain to me why Polly is not in playing 3rd in the 9th for defense?

Also great fucking pitch to Chipper Pap....nice fucking location

Chase Trillo said...

Put this in the last thread ugh...

Did I mention I cannot stand Papelbomb!

Ranted about him a little while back. Too lazy to find it. You suck Papelbomb! Can't stand your act!

And can we please really start thinking about a new manager and general manager?! Way to put in another nail into the coffin!

GM-Carson said...

Manuel is a mother fucking idiot. Papelbon is just another vastly overpaid shit. Assholes, all if 'em

Chase Trillo said...

Or should I say final nail into the coffin of this truly disappointing season...

Bob D said...

So many we can say should have won but......

Bob S said...

The only "value" to this unF'ing believable loss will be if it sticks in the owners guts so much that they bring the hammer down on Cholly after the season. Time for a bench clearing. Hello Ryne, you up to the challenge?

Ben said...

I officially no longer tolerate Papelbon. This shit is unacceptable.

Bob D said...

All of the pitchers are hitting around the Mendoza Line but much higher than the Martinez Line