caught looking

a blog about the philadelphia phillies. not to be confused, exactly, with "caught looking" the debut album by independent/unsigned/unheard of singer/songwriter greg roth, who is, coincidently, yours truly.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Lim-bo, Lim-bo, Lim-bo

Who would have thought, in the dead of January, that Phillies fans would be on the edge of their seats waiting to see if their fourth OF was indeed going to be swapped for a 36-year-old lefthanded reliever? Caught Looking, that's who. Everyday is Phillies day here. Stay tuned. Oh the suspense. In all seriousness, though, how is it the club can be enamored with a veteran left reliever who can't get lefthanded hitters out (Arthur Rhodes' spilts: 155 vs RH, .286 vs LH), but aren't particularly interested in a solid starter for their incomplete rotation? It seems very short-sighted. Chances are, however, the flip side is true: Boston must have very little interest in Jason Michaels.

As spring training draws nearer, expect to see a lot of stories like this one, talking about the Ryano's prospects for a season of bonafide stardom versus his vulnerability to a sophomore slump. Maddening to say the least. Thank God Jim Thome was traded weeks ago. Just throw the ball and let's hit already.

Finally, Aaron Roward is ready to be everyone's bro. The first time he hits the wall, they should ring the Liberty Bell behind Tony Luke's.

6 Comments:

At 9:43 AM, Blogger MrPhillySucks said...

I think the fans have again over valued a player on the Phillies. There was obivously little interest in Michaels at this point and after the fiasco with the Philadelphia Police, I think the Phillies just wanted/needed to move him somewhere.

 
At 11:45 AM, Blogger gr said...

judging from this trade, that's only certainly the case.

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger gr said...

'almost certainly'

 
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