This is the courtesy thread for comments and discussion about the Phillies and other BASEBALL topics.
Okay, so last week I started the Girardi discussion. I feel that it was pertinent at the time. I obviously don’t think that ten games into the season are too early. Hell, you all started on Kapler after his first weekend, and some wanted his head after his first game.
My contention is that Girardi has had 2 years and ten games. He is managing the same way so far this season as he did the first two years. Isn’t the definition of crazy doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results? I don’t think he’s crazy. I just think he can’t handle the job.
My biggest problem is his stance on development at the major league level. He is on record saying that development is not his responsibility. One of the many criticisms of the Phillies over the past few years is that they don’t get better when they reach the majors. If he’s not going to be involved in the development, get rid of him sooner rather than later.
Now, I don’t think the Phillies are going to fire him, so I’m not going to belabor the point. I read this week that no manager has been fired during the season since 2019. I guess he’s safe and we’ll be wringing our hands when Torreyes comes up to replace Stott. ARGG!
I spent more time on that than I had planned. I do want to say that after watching the game on ESPN last night, how is Angel Hernandez still getting assignments? He should be the poster boy for the ABS. I don’t care what the people who consider themselves purists think, whether they be fans or former players. The strike zone should not be open to interpretation. When an umpire goes unchecked, you get a clown show like last night with batters having to swing at pitches out of the zone because the nitwit behind the plate is bad at his job. I think the worst was the third strike that ended an inning called against McCutchen.
- July 15-19, 2022: All-Star Week in Los Angeles
- July 17-19, 2022: MLB Draft
- August 2, 2022: Trade Deadline (6 p.m. ET)
- October 5, 2022: Final scheduled day of the regular season
4/24/2022 – SS Ali Castillo assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
4/24/2022 – Reading placed SS Kevin Vicuna on the 7-day IL
4/23/2022 – Jersey Shore placed SS Luis Garcia on the 7-day IL retroactive to 4/20
4/23/2022 – Jersey Shore activated OF Carlos De La Cruz
4/22/2022 – Phillies activated CF Odubel Herrera
4/22/2022 – Phillies optioned CF Simon Muzziotti to Reading
4/22/2022 – Reading released C Colby Fitch
4/22/2022 – Jersey Shore transferred RHP Christian McGowan from the 7- to the 60-day IL
4/21/2022 – LHP Zach Warren assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
4/21/2022 – Reading activated RHP Noah Skirrow
4/21/2022 – Reading transferred LHP Nick Lackney to the Development List
4/21/2022 – RHP Austin Ross assigned to Reading
4/21/2022 – Jersey Shore activated RHP Cristian Hernandez
4/21/2022 – Jersey Shore placed RHP Christian McGowan on the 7-day IL
4/21/2022 – C Rickardo Perez assigned to Clearwater from DSL Red
4/20/2022 – Clearwater activated RHP Oswald Medina
4/20/2022 – Clearwater transferred RHP Micah Ottenbreit to the Development List
4/20/2022 – Clearwater activated LHP Matt Osterberg
4/20/2022 – Clearwater activated RHP Victor Lopez from the TIL
4/20/2022 – Clearwater placed LHP Rafael Marcano on the 7-day IL
4/19/2022 – Phillies optioned LF Dustin Peterson to Lehigh Valley
4/19/2022 – Milwaukee traded LF Dustin Peterson to Phillies for cash
4/19/2022 – Phillies sent CF Odubel Herrera on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
4/19/2022 – RHP Tyler Carr assigned to Reading from FCL Phillies
4/19/2022 – Reading sent 1B Aldrem Corredor on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
4/19/2022 – LHP Jared Wetherbee assigned to FCL Phillies from Clearwater
4/18/2022 – Lehigh Valley placed LHP Scott Moss on the 7-day IL
4/17/2022 – Reading placed LHP Josh Hendrickson on the 7-day IL
4/08/2022 – Reading placed 1B Aldrem Corredor on the 7-day IL
3/23/2022 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Hans Crouse on the 7-day IL