Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Phillies and Zambrano? now I know this franchise is in trouble





Zambrano from last year with the Marlins vs the Phils




The Phillies seemed to make all of the right moves a few years ago, fast forward to now though and the deals that Ruben Amaro Jr is making don't make a whole lot of sense.

Take two moves that happened near the trade deadline last year. The Phillies traded Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence away for virtually nothing. Two players that really make an impact on a team. I know a team can't 'afford' to keep them with the contracts that these ballplayers are making now, but I question how we didn't get anyone in return from them that was worth or close to what they were worth.

The news today just got more bizarre, the Phillies inked Carlos Zambrano to a minor league deal? The guy is plain and simply a bad apple, he doesn't mix in well with others and he's all about 'me.' Not the kind of player the Phillies need at any cost. Did you see any other team that wanted to even entertain the services of Zambrano? No, and for good reason.

The moves the Phillies are making now are kind of stupid, and we deserve better.


Carlos Zambrano's numbers:

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA GS Awards
2001 20 CHC NL 1 2 .333 15.26 1
2002 21 CHC NL 4 8 .333 3.66 16
2003 22 CHC NL 13 11 .542 3.11 32
2004 23 CHC NL 16 8 .667 2.75 31 AS,CYA-5,MVP-28
2005 24 CHC NL 14 6 .700 3.26 33
2006 25 CHC NL 16 7 .696 3.41 33 AS,CYA-5,SS
2007 26 CHC NL 18 13 .581 3.95 34 CYA-5
2008 27 CHC NL 14 6 .700 3.91 30 AS,SS
2009 28 CHC NL 9 7 .563 3.77 28 SS
2010 29 CHC NL 11 6 .647 3.33 20
2011 30 CHC NL 9 7 .563 4.82 24
2012 31 MIA NL 7 10 .412 4.49 20
12 Yrs 132 91 .592 3.66 302
162 Game Avg. 14 9 .592 3.66 31
CHC (11 yrs) 125 81 .607 3.60 282
MIA (1 yr) 7 10 .412 4.49 20
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/15/2013.

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