Sunday, September 09, 2012
Two-Headed Creature Double Feature
Boo to Charlie Manuel for continuing to play Michael Martinez. That sack of suck is at 3rd base yet again in Game 1 (hopefully Pete Orr or Ty Wiggy gets Game 2). Part of the reason is Keven Frandsen has a stress fracture in his fibula and Polly is on the DL, but the other part of the reason is because Uncle Cholly is dumb.
Thanks to Raul Valdes for a nice season on a minor league deal. The journey man left-hander's year is now over, as he needs surgery on his knee. Hopefully Amaro retains his services for next season as Triple-A insurance. Valdes 2012- 27 G, 31 IP, 35 K, 2.90 ERA, 0.74 WHIP.
Root for the Reading Phillies to come back from their 1-2 deficit against the Trenton Thunder in the first round of the Double-A playoffs. Of course, the sooner they're eliminated, the sooner Darin Ruf can presumably join the Phils.
Think about sending Juan Pierre to the Orioles. Why? They just lost their leadoff hitter, Nick Markakis, for 6 weeks, and Pierre has already has passed through waivers. Give Pierre a few weeks in a playoff hunt and maybe the O's send us something of use in return.