Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Josh Hamilton is a Piece of Shit

Spike a vein Josh!

Be informed fans. Josh Hamilton is a piece of shit. The worst kind of trash. He has a gift and he does not give a shit. The bulk of Phillies fans are hypocritical assholes, just like Hamilton (see declining ticket sales). The bandwagon fans will piss and moan to get him, and when he is here, they will piss and moan that he sucks and has a bad attitude. I do not think you see or know the Josh Hamilton that I think I know; someone who consistently gives up and does not care.

People talk about his awesome numbers, and that he's a great story, but all of you, who were not Rangers fans and didn’t have to deal with his never ending excuses and off the field issues. Last off season, he told the media that he didn't owe the Rangers anything; odd, because the Rangers were the ONLY team, four seasons ago, who would consider giving a contract to him; given his past drug and alcohol use.

His monster numbers this past year are very inflated, because almost half of his home runs and RBI's came in the first month and a half of the season, while the rest were scattered in two and three game bursts between month long absences:
June                       .223 BA                 4 HR
July                        .177 BA                 4 HR
September             .259 BA                 7 HR

While on slumps, he would give excuses like he drank too much coffee and energy drinks, that he was slumping because God was mad that he dipped, he couldn't see in day games, and because his sinuses were acting up.

He gave up on the Rangers after the All-Star break, and anyone who watched a Rangers game saw him go 0-4 or 1-4 with two or three strikeouts almost nightly. The last month of the season, he removed himself from a game after 3 1/2 innings, because he made a mistake, something a player should never do, without speaking to the manager. This man is a prima donna, who plays when he wants to, and gives a 50% effort on the field.

This man is a hypocritical baseball player who talks down to people who question him, and who holds no respect for his teammates, managers, or the game of baseball.  Michael Young has stated that Hamilton played in about 30 games more than he wanted to because Young was on his back. Sign this jerk-off if you wish, but be prepared for off the field drama, excuses upon excuses, a soap box attitude, and lack luster mid and late season performances for 3-5 years.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The British are coming!

The British are coming, the British are coming! No not that Revere!  I'm talking about Ben Revere. Ruben Amaro Jr. was working hard through lunch on Thursday, as he acquired the exciting young Minnesota Twins CF Ben Revere for fan favorite Vance Worley and AA pitching prospect Trevor May. Ben Revere is a 24-year-old outfielder with track speed and a dynamite glove. He is coming off a season in which he hit a solid .294 with 40 steals in 49 attempts in 124 games. Revere is a guy that will give you similar production to that of coveted Michael Bourn, but at a fraction of the price ($492,000 in 2012 ) . I personally love this trade. The only thing that has me worried is now is the Phillies have a lot more stock in the right arm of Kyle Kendrick, and I'm not sure that's such a good thing !

-The Young Gillick

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Cold Stove

 The following post is a reader submission who goes by the name The Young Gillick. Let us know what you think about his cold stove points!

 It's been unseasonably warm the past couple days here in Philadelphia. It must be coming from the Music City where things are heating up. No, it’s not for due to an Elvis siting. It’s because of the 2012 winter meetings, a place where GM's and agents work tirelessly to fulfill their Christmas wish lists with Josh Hamilton as the ultimate prize.


In the aftermath a of putrid season in which, for the first time in 5 years, the once mighty Phillies failed to make the post season dance .The Phillies have a roster filled with aging superstars and major question marks. Ruben Amaro Jr. has been eerily quiet, as he watches the teams around him signing his players of interest.  

With sounds of Upton in the air, you have the feeling that Michael Bourn is about to reunite with his old pals. Bourn is a dynamite player with awesome speed. Possibly the best thing about him is that he could spell the end of days for Jimmy Rollins as the team’s leadoff hitter. The cons are that he's another left-handed bat that strikes out a lot (155 K’s last season). As for the outfield I think Amaro has the right idea, it looks like he's looking for a trade to upgrade. I've been hearing whispers of Granderson, but he is another lefty.

If I was able to contact Amaro, I would tell him, “Dude it's a no-brainer. Mark Reynolds is one of the best right-handed power-hitters in all of baseball. He reminds me of Pat Burrell, but a 3rd baseman with more power.  136 Bombs the last 4 seasons, none of which took place in the little league field called Citizens Bank Park”. The cons are he has a disgraceful batting average (.235 Career BA) and he strikes out more than Howard (he averages 213 K’s a season).

The Bullpen… come on man, last year how many games did the Philiies blow after the 7th inning? (Phillies blew 19 leads in 2012 after the 7th)  One of the ‘08 Phillies strengths was the bullpen. I’d target Mike Adams, who has been game over in the 8th inning, with a 2.16 ERA last 3 seasons.