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, February 15, 2006

No Contende

A day after considering the opening for Carlos Ruiz behind the plate in the majors, Marcus Hayes reports today that, in reference to the World Baseball Classic, "Catcher Carlos Ruiz could make the Panamanian team, but he isn't expected to contend for a spot on the major league club."

Not expected to contend? Not expected to make it is one thing. Not expecting to contend sounds like being written off. Granted, taking Hayes with a grain of salt is standard practice in these parts -- in fact, whenever Hayes' name comes up, the value of a grain of salt skyrockets -- but if this is true, it's a puzzling development. Why wouldn't there be some competition at a spot which sorely needs improvement?

Hard to believe, Harry.

3 Comments:

At 1:24 PM, Anonymous J. Weitzel said...

Hayes didn't bother to find out the situation, and you can tell in the way its written. Gillick and Manuel told me themselves there was a wide open opportunity for Ruiz. Manuel went so far as to say he is definitely a major-league prospect. It's only a matter of when.

 
At 3:21 PM, Blogger gr said...

i figured. hmmmm...grain of salt, you say? sounds nice!

 
At 4:10 PM, Anonymous Tom G said...

Hayes is worthless.

 

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