I don’t know what is more sad: watching the football team in this city disintegrate before our very eyes, or the baseball team trying to.
Apples and oranges, I know, but there are some similarities. One team has a decision maker whose personnel decisions have all gone wrong for seemingly the past three seasons. The other has a decision maker they just removed for that same reason. Both have players that they should move on from (JP, VV) that they just can’t seem to cut the cord.
Ok, maybe that’s where the similarities end, but still, it’s a dark time in that part of the sports hemisphere. Luckily, the Phillies can buy back some good will by spending money smartly and earnestly. The Eagles.....are stuck.
On to the links.
- Seems that the team’s search for what they want in a president of baseball operations and/or general manager is coming into view and I gotta say: I ain’t mad at the choices.
- Which job would you rather have: the Mets or the Phillies? Is there anything about the Phillies’ open position that you think puts them above the Mets? That’s what Corey Seidman wonders.
- Juan Samuel. Remember him? He’s wondering why teams don’t ($).
- Caleb Cotham was introduced on Friday and I gotta say: I’m already a big fan. He gives off some Kapler vibes with his quotes, but still, count me in on someone on the cutting edge of pitching data and design.
- The team did add some names to the 40-man roster late Friday.
- The Red Sox coaching staff is finished. Hope they are up to date on the latest sign stealing technology.
- If Amed Rosario is on the 2021 version of the Mets, he’s going to be moving around the diamond.
- Other Mets news: Mike Chernoff ain’t headed there after all.
- This was an interesting exercise at Fangraphs: Eric Longenhagen went through each team and tried to guess who ends up nontendered and who stays. For the Phillies, he mentions how Vince Velasquez is in the “tough call” part.
- Marcell Ozuna is switching agencies.