Monday, July 07, 2014

Series Preview- The Phillies Will Lose

It doesn't matter if the Phillies were playing the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Bad News Bears, my former high school's junior varsity softball team, or my sons' t-ball team, they'll lose every damn time.  Dark times are upon us.  Dark times.  Haven't seen a team this shitty since the 90's, but that was with a minuscule/cheapskate payroll.  The current cast of Philadelphia Phillies are well paid, under performing has-beens and never-will-bes.  I don't dislike the players.  I root for them every game.  I dislike hate the management of this team, aka Ruin Tomorrow Jr.  WSBGMs has been saying for years that his stupid trades, contract signings, mishandling of the draft, and international signings would be the death of this franchise.  Guess what?  It was.  I fairly certain that the Phils won't have a winning season again until we're into the 2020's.  Pathetic. Sad. Infuriating.


By the way, they do open a series in Milwaukee tonight against the NL's best team, the Brewers.

10 comments:

Beer-a-Thon said...

Cole Hamels and Chase Utley aren't has-beens. But they sure are paid well.

Morak99 said...

2018. That will be the earliest possible contending season for the Phillies, if management gets their head out of their rear end. I don't see anyone except Asche and/or Hamels on the current team playing a big role on that team (Giles maybe?) Maybe Diekman will stick around as a fungible reviler, Utley might still be there using peglegs as a reserve, but pretty much yeah. This is twiglight zone awkward transition Phillies, like the late 80's squads.

Bob D said...

August could be a different team:
Asche, Franco, Howard, Ruf splitting time at 3B/1B - or maybe even Howard traded??? Not likely but could happen - Dodgers did that once. OF with Brown, Sizemore, Ruf, Althere, Sudsdorf - as the rest are traded away. Galvis at SS, and I would think Ruiz and Utley remain.

I do think big changes will happen and it will be like a firesale. Any starter could be had for a price while only Bastardo and Papelbon as relievers.

GM-Carson said...

I am ready for them to blow this team p. Just as long as they get something of value in return.

Morak99 said...

I see a perfect match one way of Howard to Yankees, if the two teams split his remaining salary. Not sure what they'd offer back though, so I still doubt it.

Byrd, Mayberry,and Bastardo are good as gone under any circumstances by the end of the month. Pap is gone if the Phils are willing to eat salary. Kendrick has "August waiver trade to the team that didn't get a pitcher at the deadline" written all over him. Burnett is another possible mover, but less likley- that hernia makes him a big risk as a rental. Lee will stay for now due to his injury, if he comes back and has a healthy couple months, he'll go this winter.

Rollins, Utley, Chooch, Brown, Revere, Asche, Hamels, and the middle releif corps will still be with the Phillies come opening day 2015.

Beer-a-Thon said...

I want Utley and Rollins to remain with the Phillies. They are still better than most at their position. Howard on the other hand...well, his OPS is about to dip south of .700

GM-Carson said...

Jason Marquis with another solid outing for Iron Pigs. Time to give him a callup. Heck, if he pitches well enough, some team might want him in late August and he could get the Phils something for the future.

GM-Carson said...

Seriously, a sweep of the Brewers? Inconsistent shits.

Morak99 said...

Milwaukee is a weird team. They are playing way above their talent level on paper pre-season, but all the periphery things back them up- guys seem to be playing at their ceilings and staying healthy. I get '93 Phils vibes from them. They could well win the pennant.

Bob D said...

I'm still waiting for them to lose. When was that going to happen?

I know its the WSBGMs hexing them into winning by saying they will lose.