A word from Ferris
Today I'm pleased to announce the launch of my new Web site, Beerleaguer.com.
The BPF is pleased to announce some rather big news.
Due to some major site reconstruction, which should be completed by Monday morning, I will be on posting hiatus for the next few days. Check back Monday for my thoughts on the Phils, their Saturday night loss, and the Marlon Byrd, Endy Chavez trade.
If former Astros General Manager Gerry Hunsicker replaces Ed Wade, he will be reunited with the player that represents perhaps his poorest move with Houston – losing Bobby Abreu to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1997 expansion draft.
Today's best stuff from elitist Phillies nerds and their computers.
Atrocious. There is no other word to describe the Phillies base running.
Playing aggressively is fine…if you can pull it off. The Phillies can’t. Being thrown out at the plate is not the end of the world…once in a while. But the Phillies are routinely being thrown out trying to stretch singles into doubles. Furthermore, with increasingly rare exception they are being thrown out stealing. Worst of all, they are being picked off at an astonishing rate. Hapless? Hardly. Wretched? Definitely. This team cannot do many things right, especially the fundamentals.
My only criteria would be that the eventual general manager would have a proven winning philosophy. It can be of the number crunching variety or the Twins-ish scouting variety or somewhere in between, but he has to come from a lineage that has a winning history.
A few pitching morsels to start your day.