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Pedro Plans to pitch

April 6, 2010

Pedro Martinez has announced his intent to pitch this season. Last season the 38 year old future hall of famer made a mid season appearance with the Phillies and went 5-1 with an ERA of 3.63.He will begin a throwing regiment this week and hopes to entice a contender to take a chance on him down the stretch. He wants to pitch on the East Coast and it would not surprise me if the Phillies reacquire him. There would also be a bunch of people that would like to see him back with the Red Sox. ( The back end of their rotation is sketchy at best) It would also be interesting to see him land in the Bronx. If the injury bug should bite the Yankees would be the only way I could see it happening as the Yankees on paper anyhow have the best rotation in the American League.

Wherever he lands he will surely bring alot of media attention with him and will fill some empty seats. Im putting my money on a return to Philadelphia,


Phils’ Moyer ‘disheartened’ by move to bullpen

August 12, 2009

Phils’ Moyer ‘disheartened’ by move to bullpen

Marlins Phillies BaseballShould we all be surprised that the 22 year  veteran who has a record of 256-194 is upset about being moved to the bull pen.  We should ask  why this has happened. Oh yeah because they have signed the 37 year old Pedro Martinez whos middle name has been “disabled list sense” 2005. You know, the guy that nobody else wanted to sign because of the risk. The guy that had an ERA of 5.15 against minor league hitters during his rehab starts this year.

Jamie Moyer may not be having the season that he had last year but he does have double digit wins and should have earned a certain amount of respect over the years.

Instead of moving him to the bull pen so hastily perhaps he should have just been skipped  in the rotation in favor of Pedro to see how it goes. Then if he doest fall flat on his face make a decision. However Pedro is no sure thing by any stretch of the imagination and there is more than a good possibility he will look more like the Smoltz of 2009 than the Pedro of 1999. When this happens than they are in the unique position of having already pissed Moyer off.

Phils to start Pedro vs. Cubs, put Moyer in ‘pen

August 11, 2009

Phils to start Pedro vs. Cubs, put Moyer in ‘pen

PHILLIES_PEDRO_MARTINEZ_3a8fTomorrow night the Phillies will start Pedro Martinez against the Chicago Cubs and Move ageing Veteran Jamie Moyer (46) to the bullpen. This is a gutsy move if there ever was one. Although Moyer has not pitched as well this season as he has in the past he does have 10 wins. Pedro has not had 10 or more wins sense his first season with the mets in 2005 when he went 15-8. Pedro has had shoulder problems ever sense. I’m not convinced he is gong to be that good. He looked pretty bad in rehab starts posting an ERA of 5.11 over 3 games. My fearless prediction: 5.1 innings 5 runs on 8 hits with 4 strike outs and a no decision. If I’m right who’s gonna give me a quarter?  That’s what I thought. Or In the immortal words of my friend Mike Geovosey Hes gonna look like Ricky Vaughn before he got glasses.

It almost seems wrong to bash Buster Brown on such a holy day.

April 12, 2009

Naaaah It’s what I live for. Happy Eater everyone for those of you who are religious this is a very important day for you ,go to church , eat a big dinner with your family. For those of you aren’t religious skip to the eat a big dinner and everyone should catch a ball game. Baseball on Easter should be a tradition like football on thanksgiving,at least it is in my house.

Buster (brown) Ulney has done it again. He takes poop and writes about it for an entire column. In todays fecal masterpiece he talks about how after one start  Cole Hammels might be in for a disappointing season. WHAT???PHILS29-E Its one start mr brown. CC Sabtahia was horrible in his first outing and came back to pitch 7 innings of shut out baseball the next time on the mound.

He makes a comparison to other pitchers who had high innings the year before and came back to flop the next season namely Curt Shilling 2005 , Chis Carpender 2006, and Josh Beckett 2008. I think this is absurd. Shilling is an old man, Carpenter in 2006 was injured and Beckett even though he was only 12-10 he still led his team to the  playoffs and in my mind pitched to what he is. His 20 game season in 2007 was a  career year that he probably will never repeat. Cole Hammels has been a success for 543 innings in his short yet brilliant career but for Buster Brown to put all that in doubt after 3.2 bad innings is stupid.