Wednesday, June 01, 2016

At Sea Level, But Sinking

After nearly 2 months of playing winning baseball, the Phillies have fallen to 26-26 on the season (.500, aka - sea level).  They were playing above their heads and were due for a reality check. And damn, that reality is a bitch.  The Phillies are 2-9 over their last 11 games and are riding a 5 game losing streak.  Things are pretty dysmal in Philly because of the offense.  Odubel Herrera is the only everyday player performing well, everyone else has been a disappointment. Howard is a joke, Franco and Gavlis have been mediocre, Hernandez is a weak and doesn't use his speed well, the Rupp/Ruiz combo started the season on fire but have flamed out, Bourjos is as bad as everyone predicted, and Goeddel is an inconsistent rookie.  That ain't gonna score enough runs! The Phillies are averaging only 3.15 runs scored per game (164 R in 52 G). Unless you have the Nationals or Cubs pitching staff (each with sub 3.00 ERA), that's a recipe for losing.

To be honest, losing was expected this season. That's not the part that pisses me off. The part that has my goat is playing these has-beens like Howard, Ruiz, and Bourjos.  It's time to give new blood a chance. Joseph fulltime at 1st. Nick Williams in RF. Knapp or Alfaro at catcher. Emmanuel Burriss, WTF?! Callup Cam Perkins and see if he has potential to be a usefull 4th outfield/pinch hitter. Full infusion of youth. The rebuild is now, stop making the fans wait.

I know we're supposed to be patient and not rush the natural progression of the minor league prospects. This offense is worse than most imagined, certainly worse than I thought it would be. The Phillies are a sinking ship, but I'm strapped in and heading straight to the bottom with them.

15 comments:

Bob D said...

Asche's rehab stint has to be coming to an end soon and will likely replace Burriss. Bourjos should be replaced by Perkins. Not sure if the catchers are ready yet but they could be put on fast track if needed.

GM-Carson said...

Phillies pickup Jimmy Paredes. He can hit some and might play passable RF, LF, or 1st. Get him ome at bats!

Goodbye Burriss.

ripjgarcia said...

I saw Marlon Byrd got the big 162 for human growth hormone. They all say the same thing.. I didn't know. My doctor recommended it. I'd stop at Centrum and Ibuprofen and call it a day if I was making that kinda money.

ripjgarcia said...

Time for the Adam Morgan train to leave town.

ripjgarcia said...

Last comment of the night.. When you are up 7-2 in the ninth with two outs and the opposing team announces Ryan Howard. And you bring in a lefty.. Cue old school batman.

GM-Carson said...

Adam Morgan just isn't getting in done. Neither is Oberholtzer for that matter. Eflin might deserve promotion for Morgan. Morgan is still a possible fallback plan.

Bob D said...

now with 14th worst record.
Paredes for Burriss is a small step forward. Asche will likely replace Lough or Bourjos - I believe they only get 2 weeks on rehab before they get activated. Then maybe in a month or so Williams can replace the other.

GM-Carson said...

David Lough has actually been ok. Bourjos has been terrible.

GM-Carson said...

Cody Asche activated from DL and David Lough DFA'd. Lough is nothing but a depth piece, but I'd like to see him remain in the sysytem. He his .239/.655 in 30 games this year.

ripjgarcia said...

12 runs in 7 games.. sinking fast.

GM-Carson said...

Dylan Cozens in Reading - 52 G, .284/.939, 42 R, 18 DBL, 14 HR, 44 RBI, 10 SB. 22 years old. Wow!

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