Sunday, July 28, 2013
What do you want me to write? A post about how fiscally savvy Amaro is by investing nearly $10M a year for 6 years on an unproven Cuban that hasn't pitched much over the last two seasons. Maybe this dude will rock the baseball world and become a stabilizing figure in the Phillies rotation. Or maybe he will stink and be nothing more than an overpaid long reliever that can barely get AAA batters out. Perhaps I should twirl an inspiring tale about a team down on its luck, decimated by injuries, and filled with highly compensated but under performing veterans that rises from the ashes like the Phoenix and wins it all during one last hurrah. Nope. Eff that noise. Sometimes I truly hate being so negative and so right at the same time. I wish I lived in a fantasy land of marshmallow clouds, jelly bean rain drops, and dogs pooping Snickers bars, but I don't. Reality is that our beloved Phillies are a team of diminishing "goods" that will continue a downward spiral unless some wholesale changes are made, and those changes might not be possible due to the prohibitive contracts our genius GM is doling out. But by all means continue cheering for this team, just be expect to be let down, for longer rather than shorter.