Last year we had a nice little discussion about who would be the first person let go from camp. Let’s do that again – FYI, I discount Joe Savery as he was technically gone prior to camp opening. He might have been my guess if he was still around, and he was clearly Amaro’s pick.
You can pick guys sent back to minor league camp, or guys who you think will be DFAed/Released/whatever method you’d like to use. I personally think the first guy back to MiLB camp will be Zach Collier and the first DFA/cut will be Jeremy Horst. Collier needs the reps he’ll get in MiLB camp and he is not making the big club ahead of guys like Gwynn and Thomas. Horst is the least useful pitcher on the 40-man and easiest to see sneaking through waivers, IMO.
I am #TeamBiddle today. For those of you that are #TeamCamp, take a hike!
A Farewell To Arm – Joe Savery.
Joe: I’m not brave any more Billy. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me.
Billy: That’s ok, Joe. We want you at first base.
Joe: But I’ve only played pitc…oh wait…yeah, ok, sounds fun.
Anyone think The Phils will add another piece to their rotation in the next few days? I wonder if they’d still make a push for Ubaldo Jimenez, but I kind of doubt it.
Would you give up the 47th pick in the coming draft for the 30-32 year old seasons of Ubaldo Jimenez with an AAV of $12-13M, as Fox Sports Ohio reported last week was his likely price range? I think I would, but it wouldn’t be an easy decision. Also, whether Jimenez wants to pitch in Philly is another story altogether.
A minor league second baseman just quarterbacked his team to a Super Bowl. The Eagles should seriously consider picking up Cesar Hernandez or Andrew Pullin.
Hey, it’s Wednesday. I forgot to post this all week so far. Blame my employer for wanting me to, you know, work for the hours they pay me to work. Pfft.
Vernon Wells – A Play in One Act
Hey, I got you something.
What is it?
(Brad jumps off a bridge)
Would only be slightly better than “Delmon Young – A Play in One Act”.
For those not too overwhelmed by the Top 30 to discuss other things Phillie…
What will 2014 hold for The Phillies? We’re about to find out. *Gets in time machine. Types “2 Days Into The Future” into interface. Gets transported to a distopian future, the date: January 1, 2014. Opens door and reports*
There’s some sort of bizarre parade of folks strutting down Broad Street. I’m really not sure how else to describe it. Wait, I’m getting a closer look now – It’s the 2014 Phillies. And that’s not a strut…IT’S A LIMP!
Because they’re all pretty old and likely to be injured. Get it? And I said they were “strutting” because that’s all I remember of that one time I watched The Mummers Parade on TV when I was like eight years old. Ok, bye.
Well that bit ended abruptly. Anyway, Happy New Year to you all!