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Friday, September 28, 2012


Gauntlett Eldemire is back!

This organization will rue the day it ditched Yari Sosa.

I once guided a CR 15 paladin through the perilous Gauntlett Eldemire.

I can't wait until Austin Brough throw a complete game shut out against the Phils when he joins the Mets.

Francisco Silva probably reminded them too much of Carlos Silva, hence his release.

JW geeking out

Post on Halladay from the last thread

So he is the scheduled starter now for tomorrow and it is his last start of the year.

Given some thought on this and my bet is this is how it plays out with Halladay this year:

1. He struggles tomorrow night vs. Fish topping out at 87-88 which prompts a ton of questions (LOVE betting against the Phils tomorrow especially with the Fish at +120)
2. This offseason he doesn't have shoulder surgery since he will be a free agent at the end of next year & tries to strengthen it through intense offense training regimen
3. 2013 is another injury-marred, mediocre campaign and he becomes a FA

I am more optimistic that Howard can bounce back somewhat next year. Simply hard to believe he is this bad offensively and defensively.

I just don't see how Halladay really bounces back though since I don't dubious on Dubee/Amaro's claims that Halladay is fine & there is nothing structurally wrong with him.

If he has surgery, that places his 2012 in doubt a bit especially the 1st half. Given he is a pending FA after next year, I can't see Halladay having surgery unless he physically really can't pitch without it.

Halladay's numbers since he has come back aren't that good:

13 GS, 79 IP (6.1 IP/GS), 6-3, 4.78 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 2.2 BB/9, 7.8 K/9, 3.5 K/BB, 1.2 HR/9, .268 BAA, 12% swing & miss, 23% LD, 0.78 GB/FB

He's turned into a more of a junk-ball pitcher who throwing a lot more offspeed stuff. Basically really has moved away from his sinker this year.

Not as easy to throw his cutter/curveball for strikes & when he misses especially wiht his curve he gets hit hard. All of the pitch f/x on his curve is bad news. Less velocity, less movement, and hitter are doing a lot more damage against it this year.

What I can't figure out with Halladay though is why he has almost completely abandoned his changeup & gone with his curveball if his shoulder is really bothering him. It is usually the other way around since the changeup places more stress on the shoulder.

Only reason I can think why he does it is because he needs a primary breaking ball pitch and has stuck with the curveball instead of his changeup since it is his better pitch.

Meant curveball places more stress on shoulder. Usually the changeup places the least amount of stress on the elbow/shoulder of any breaking pitch.

RHP Carlos "Is not the" Best

MG: care to throw out an estimate on doc's stats next year? A rough ERA WHIP K/BB guess.

Gauntlett is a bum, I thought he would absolutely destroy the SAL this year and possibly jump two whole levels in one season.

what a waste.

Yes, let's all guess at what currently injured, underperforming players will put up in numbers for next year. That way, next season, dopes can look back at these threads and throw the wild ass guesses in people's faces.

How stupid is that. MG makes the statement that Doc looks like he's injured and the team isn't acknowledging it, so it may continue into next year. That means MG should now guess at Doc's numbers for next year? How lame.

Lorecore - Like to see how he looks in spring trainin but

4.00-4.25 ERA
1.15-1.20 WHIP
4.0-4.5 K/BB

MG: Doc has a career 1.17 WHIP and a 3.9 K/BB ratio, and its good for a 3.30 ERA (134 ERA+).

So why do you think his ERA will be so poor while putting up the exact same peripherals he usually does?

From the last thread:Mentally booing NEPP for falling for USADA's witchhunt. If the only way you can get any testimony (and no evidence) on a guy is to offer a get out of jail free card to the cheaters you've actually caught and have evidence on, you don't have a case.

Posted by: jbird | Friday, September 28, 2012 at 02:59 PM

I dont want to start a huge fight on this but I really wanted to respond as a huge cycling fan. If George Hincapie said he did it, he probably did. Hincapie had zero motivation to testify against him and he was going to if it went to a hearing.

*** once guided a CR 15 paladin through the perilous Gauntlett Eldemire.

Pure gold.

Mentally booing NEPP, for being a huge cycling fan.

lore - In part because he is going to throw less fastballs/sinkers going ahead forward and give up more HRs and LD.

Those career numbers are nowhere near what he has been the last 2 years either.

Todd Zolecki ‏@ToddZolecki
Phillies acquired INF Stefan Jarrin from Dodgers to complete the Shane Victorino trade.

Piece on Utley (his thoughts, knees, 3B) that includes RAJ confirming he intends to shore up offense via OF.

NEPP: I was hoping those who follow minor leagues could enlighten us. Salisbury tweeted he played rookie ball this year. He's a 2Bman.

From the looks of it, this was his 2nd year in Rookie Ball and he wasn't really impressive on any level.

Those names look like something out of a Monty Python skit.

A 22-year old who posted a .209/.305/.363/.667 slash line in a league full of 18-year olds which he was repeating? Why even bother with the PTBNL? Ned Colletti could have bought RAJ a beer, and it would have had more value than this stiff. And it wouldn't even have to be good beer.

Tonight's Disappointment: Rollins (SS), Frandsen (3B), Utley (2B), Ruiz (C), Wigginton (1B), Ruf (LF), Mayberry (RF), Martinez (CF), Lee (P).

Good thing Charlie didn't pull this sh*t at Home. There's only so much fans can take. The irony is that this is the sort of lineup Charlie ought to have been fielding in the waning regular season days of years in which a Postseason berth had already been clinched. Oh well.

MG: "will give up more HR and LD"

Doc over last 4 years:

year || k% || xbh% || LD% || HR%
2009 || 22% || 7.3% || 20% || 2.3%
2010 || 22% || 7.0% || 20% || 2.4%
2011 || 24% || 4.4% || 18% || 1.1%
2012 || 20% || 7.6% || 19% || 2.7%

Obviously his numbers last year were just flat out dirty, but look at 09 and 10, he's putting up basically the same numbers.

1. Jimmy Rollins, SS
2. Kevin Frandsen, 3B
3. Chase Utley, 2B
4. Carlos Ruiz, C
5. Ty Wigginton, 1B
6. Darin Ruf, LF
7. John Mayberry Jr., RF
8. Michael Martinez, CF
9. Cliff Lee, P

Mini Mart crushes lefties....right? Right???

Glad MG went on record as throwing dirt on Halladay's days as even an above-average starter. Just come out and say it.

Mini Mart in center and Mayberry in right? LOLWUT

Malcolm is disappointing. Hopefully it means they like some of the SS's they drafted in 2011.

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