Previously, on Out Of The Phight: Some shenanigans ensued, but the Phillies were facing a dismal 6-14 record even with two weeks of help from the internet. The only prescription was more cowbell, but we don't have a cowbell. Fortunately we can always get more help from the internet.
So, internets, what you got for me?
Ah, a two-parter. Signing Wilson Valdez I can totally do, but I'm not sure what to do about the second... unless...
There it is! What's next?
Uh.... So between Moyer and Franco and I'm sure someone will tell me to sign Pete Rose or some nonsense, this team's going to have an average age greater than most Wii Bowling leagues. But, ok. If you think that's wise.
@Phrozen_ Hire Pete Rose as the 3rd base coach.— RememberThePhitans (@CthuL0L) April 9, 2015
What? Goddamnit RtP. Fine.
I'm not even sure how this was allowed, to be honest. Maybe the League Office thought we hired a guy whose name was actually Peter Charles Hustle Rose, who wouldn't show up on the banned list. Probably that. Yeah.
Also I had to fire Larry Bowa to make room. I hope you're happy.
Okay, this I can do. Even if this guy is a witer. Never tust witers, that's what I always say.
Well, poof. There we go. What else you got?
Well, Williams is already gone, but we can promote Nola. Young Superstar Darin Ruf is already our starting first baseman, so I'm glad to see we're on the same page!
Well, I'm sure this won't be controversial at all.
Not everyone was thrilled with this.
Well of course they were pleased. Just like General Taylor. What else we got?
While I'm sure the technology exists to launch a large Quebecois into the sun, I'm not sure that it's the best use of our resources. I appreciate the spirit, though, so I'll do what I can:
That's not the sun, of course, but it might as well be.
Okay, we can do that. Shouldn't take too much to pry away the Rockies' opening day starter.
LMAO. Thanks Colorado. They wanted him gone so desperately that they took Dan Butler for Kendrick and more than his entire salary. I actually cleared half a million in payroll on this trade.
That was it from the comments. Let's turn to Twitter...
@Phrozen_ @TheGoodPhight Hire #FHOFRI— FanSince09 (@FanSince09) April 9, 2015
But I did already. In fact, he's currently tied for the team lead in home runs.
@Phrozen_ @TheGoodPhight Scott Air— FanSince09 (@FanSince09) April 9, 2015
Well, someone's gotta manage the VSL Phillies, I guess. Might as well be Scott.
This was all of the advice available at press time. With the changes changed and the settings set, let's see what the next ten games gets us.
That's not great. It's an improvement, but there's a lot of ground to cover if we're going to catch up with the leaders.
Speaking of leaders:
As before, #FHOFRI is pacing the team in home runs, but Mike Trout has started to hit. Chase Utley is flashing the speed, and Dom Brown is providing the much-needed production. On the other side, the pitching stats haven't recovered from the shedding of the aces yet, but... Ken Giles? 23 strikeouts? In *punches abacus* lessee *kicks slide rule* it looks like *puts calculator in toaster* approximately *uninstalls MS Excel* 13 innings. Yeaowza.
Speaking of pitching, how did that Nola kid do?
So, good and bad. On the plus side, the roster now has a number of exciting, intriguing and down right bizarre names.
There's pieces to dream, or swoon, on there, for sure, but the puzzle's not done.
Do you know what we need next? Leave a suggestion in the comments below, or hit me up on twitter @Phrozen_, @TheGoodPhight and use the hashtag #OutOfThePhight!
See ya' next time!