Post 1: OK guys I'm going to give you all a report that you can get from no one else from me since I am a reporter in the Phillies locker room on home sundays. I spoke to Myers yesterday and aked him if thought a high pitch count may have his arm tired or if he thought it was bad luck against good teams. He answered by saying he was very frustrated that he's falling behind guys 1-0 2-0 and then not getting the calls from the ump. Then I asked him how he can get back to being the brett myers at the beginning of the season and he said this, "I dont think I can be exactly that guy from earlier on because I've been struggling with command, but sooner or later I'll bounce back and get some calls, and start getting that effectiveness I had earlier." Interesting stuff, now none of you guys know me but some of you know ewhat I've been doing and my prognosis is to trade him right now and get whatever big bat you can from him, because he's coming back to earth and shouldn't be a frontline starter for a good while this year. Hope this helps and if you need anything inside info on the Phillies, I'm the guy.
moochman wrote:perlick29, is there any truth to the rumor that your avatar is in fact a pic of the Phillies gm after looking up Urbina and Palanco's stats?
Was there a story on why they traded a decent infielder for a flyball throwing, erratic closer? Just didn't add up.
Haha, that's funny the first part, but as for the second part it's cool you should mention wade because I spoke to him yesterday-Monday at the Phillies Phestival for ALS. The WB17 in Philadelphia the network I intern for assigned me to talk to team members and specifically Geoff Geary because they were doing a package on how his friend had ALS and how it affected him personally.
Well anyway I spoke to Wade about a lot of things, specifically what you asked. I said things haven't gone exactly you're way after the initial trade, how confident are you that things will work out. Wade said I was confident that the trade wouldl help us this season and am just as confident now. Ugueth is a heck of a pitcher and at that time our bullpen, especially Madson and Wagner were being overworked, so a guy like Urbina could keep them all fresh for the stretch run. Then I asked him what they would need at the deadline, and his response was the lead story in last night's sprots segment. He basically told me what he said on rotoworld, which was that Padilla was garbage(he said struggling) and with Wolf out the Phils will definitely be in the market for a starter preferably a lefty.
Later my anchor, Matt Biondi who is from Seattle told me that Jamie Moyer was going to to be trade bait come July 31. It's very possible we'll see him here, it's a move that wouldn't be a shocker from Ed Wade.