Saturday, March 22, 2014

Spring Updates

The 2014 season has officially begun, over in Australia with the Dodgers and Diamondbacks.  Meanwhile, stateside the other 28 teams remain in Spring Training.  Here's a quick update on the Phillies.

Team Ranks:
AVG - .223 (30th)
OPS - .632 (30th)
R - 82 (tied 28th)
HR - 14 (26th)
SB - 9 (tied 25th)
ERA - 4.75 (20th)
WHIP - 1.42 (tied 19th)
W - 6 (tied 29th)

In the bullpen, Mario Hollands, Antonio Bastardo, Shawn Camp, and Justin DeFratus have all looked good, with ERA of 2.08 or below having tossed 5+ IP.  Jeff Manship is looking to grab a spot on the staff, either as 5th starter or longman (2.25/1.13 in 16 IP).  Rotation locks, KK and AJ, have been bad so far, each rocking ERA of 7+ and WHIP of 1.5+.  Don't forget, Cole Hamels has yet to pitch in a game.

On the offensive side of things, Tony Gwynn Jr is making a positive impression (.333/1.021) and Bobby Abreu is proving his on base ability is still there (.442 OBP).  Darin Ruf is hurt and DL bound, meaning both of them could potentially make the club.  Freddy Galvis has been hospitalized with MRSA.  Dom Brown, Utley, and J-Roll have had miserable springs (each with AVG below .200 and OPS below .555).  At least Howard seems healthy (18 K in 47 AB).

7 comments:

Richard Nebe Jr. said...

Damn! Those numbers show them doing better than I feel about them so far!!!

Bob D said...

Not ready to write off season before may 1. However the team has looked very bad this spring. Pitching at least looks decent as the team ERA is mostly due to those not making team anyway.

Morak99 said...

You know things are sad when 18K in 47 at bats is a positive thing.

Bob D said...

Frandsen sent to Minors

Beer-a-Thon said...

Morak- and such is WSBGMs forecast for the season.

Frandsen- should have never been signed to a guaranteed deal.

SirAlden said...

I propose a contest - to be run annually by WSBGM's.

A case of beer bet by each entrant - (price set by GM-Carson).

Each entrant emails to a specific email the on the day before the season starts the Win-Loss record for this year. (GM-Carson must be trustworthy and write down his entry before opening any email if he is playing)

The Entrants will be judged in this manor - EQUAL TO or LESS THAN your entry Wins. For Example - if there are only 2 entrants, and I predict the Phillies record to be 71-91, and GM-Carson is the second entrant and he predicts the record to be 81-81,
and the Phillies Final Record is 72-90, GM-Carson Wins the Case of Beer from me.

If there are 9 entrants, the Winner will receive cash for 8 cases of beer from the Losing Entrants.

Winner take all.

SirAlden said...

I have predicted the exact record correctly 2 out of the last 4 years.

Just sayin'