Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The Ugly Truth (Why I'm So Negative)
Jimmy Rollins current OPS of .669 and 9 stolen bases are the lowest of his career, and he's not getting any younger.
Michael Young, who Sir Alden proclaims to be "great in the 2 hole", has hit into 17 double plays. If by making extra outs and squashing scoring opportunities is great, then, yeah sure.
Laynce Nix, who has appeared in 72 games, has a .192 average and .532 OPS. The 2 year pact that Amaro inked him to was the first guaranteed contract of his career (which began in 2003).
Rumor mill is saying the Phillies are after Justin Ruggiano of the Marlins. He's currently batting .202/.650, so I'm not sure why they are seeking his services. Probably because Amaro is an idiot.
The Phillies bullpen is so horrible in both Philly and Lehigh Valley that the "best" option to be called up when Joe Savery hit the DL was Raul Valdes. MLB bullpen ranks: 4.34 ERA (27th), WHIP 1.49 (29th), and 120 walks (6th worst, despite pitching the least amount of innings). WTF?!
Jonathan Papelbon has blown 5 out of his last 12 save opportunities.
Cole Hamels has a 4.16 ERA and 12 losses. Get your shit together Ol' Girl Parts!
The Phillies have the worst batting average and OPS (.190/.505) in baseball with the bases loaded.
Ryan Howard's contract is horrible! I know he's on the DL, so this is a bit out of place, but I felt like adding it anyway. It's my blog after all.