Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pointless Spring Training Update #1

*Appears that the Phillies starting rotation is already numerically slotted into place- 1. Hamels, 2. Halladay, 3. Lee, 4. Kendrick, 5. Lannan.

*Yuniesky Betancout and Ryan Howard, each batting .500, are swinging the hot sticks early on in camp.

*Rule 5'er, Ender Inciarte, is carrying a 1.000 OBP, with 3 walks and 1 hit in 1 at bat.

*The Phillies are 0-2-1 through the first few Grapefruit League games.  Oh, no!!!

*Darin Ruf is 0-8 with 2 K.  This will not earn him a job.

*When Jonathan Papelbon isn't busy complaining about the lack of leadership in the clubhouse, he can be found serving up a shit-storm on the mound.  Through 2/3 of an inning he has a 81.00 ERA and 10.50 WHIP.  Best check yoself, before you rickety wreck yoself.

*Michael Stutes recorded 3 outs yesterday, all on deep fly balls to the warning track.  Also gave up 2 runs. 

*Delmon Young will likely begin the season on the DL, and there is where I hope he remains.

*Chase Utley has played in 2 games already.  That is 2 more than the previous 2 spring trainings combined.

12 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Nice article about Jimmy Rollins and the Hall of Fame.

Bob D said...

Brown and Frandsen doing well early on.
Best case for Phils is Brown wins a spot and the rest (Ruf, Mayberry, Nix, Inciarte) do well enough that Delmon is not needed.

Stutes is one of 7 pitchers who have a legit shot of winning the 3 open pen spots.

GM-Carson said...

Dom Brown with homerun #2.

Phils won a game.

SirAlden said...

Told you. Give the Boy a Chance.

Leave him alone in the 6 Slot.

J-Roll has a shot IF, He kicks some butt for the next two years. Go Jimmy.

SirAlden said...

This is a Team that needs us to root for them. Whatever happens I believe that this team will be great to root for.

GM-Carson said...

I am a supporter of J-Roll for HoF. He's in great shape and might be able to put in another 5 seasons as a starting SS.

Ben said...

Jimmy Rollins will be a Hall of Famer someday even he finishes his career poorly. He is so well respected around the game and a well known enough name that the Veterans Committee will take him in very quickly if he does not make it in with the BBWAA.

GM-Carson said...

Phils looking at Kip Wells for minor league depth. He's not great, but he's a better 6th/7th starter option than Aaron Cook or Rodrigo Lopez.

GM-Carson said...

Dom Brown and Ryan Howard still dropping it like it's hot, both hitting .500

Ruf finally got his first hit, but also made his 2nd error.

SirAlden said...

I was the First Here to say J-Roll could be in the Hall of Fame.

GM-Carson said...

Were u the first? May have been, but I too have been beating that drum for awhile.

SirAlden said...

Corey was very anti, as I recall with good arguments, but I feel if he can be solid for 3-4 years that if you compare J-Roll to who is in the Hall of Fame, for ShortStops - combined with no Steroids. He has a shot.