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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Phillies - DFAed Adams

Philadelphia Phillies - Designated P Terry Adams for assignment.

Adams can’t say that the Phils didn’t give him a fair chance this season - they kept trotting him out there endlessly, only to watch him get shellacked in practically every appearance.  While you wouldn’t think that there would be a downside to dumping the guy with the 12.83 ERA, the Phils are never really excited about their yearly Telemaco purchase and Ed Wade’s strainin’ to acquire some middle relievers.  Ryan Howard for Esteban Yan?  Placido Polanco for Buddy Carlyle?  Ed Wade’s open for business, baby!

Dan Szymborski Posted: May 25, 2005 at 06:39 PM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. 1k5v3L Posted: May 25, 2005 at 06:46 PM (#1360871)
Ed Wade’s open for business, baby!

Joe Jr. hates competition. Joe Jr. is getting angry.
   2. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 25, 2005 at 07:36 PM (#1360990)
After a 4 runs in 2+ innings from the bullpen last night, turning a 7 inning 0R 2H outing from Myers into a loss, I've very nervous about the tradeable assets (Polanco, Howard) disappearing for some just-ready to fall off the cliff Reliever.
   3. Walt Davis Posted: May 25, 2005 at 07:58 PM (#1361034)
Better move quick before Graves' 10 days have passed.

I for one love the annual Amaury Telemaco sighting. For a couple weeks back there in the Cub days, I thought he was gonna be a good pitcher.

Sure, laugh now, but I used to think that about Jamie Moyer when he was posting crappy numbers for the Cubs and 12 years later he was a really good pitcher. Trust me, in 5 years, Telemaco's gonna start pitching 220 IP a year with a 120 ERA+.

And don't make me bring up Larry Gura.
   4. Hendry's Wad of Cash (UCCF) Posted: May 25, 2005 at 08:18 PM (#1361087)
Another arm to tempt the Cubs.

We're going to end up with one of these castoffs, I can just feel it. Ugh.
   5. Starlin of the Slipstream (TRHN) Posted: May 25, 2005 at 08:38 PM (#1361140)
I still remember Amaury pouting when he lost a no-hitter in the middle innings of his 1st major league start. Well, I remmeber the pouting; I may be confused about the specifics.

I thought Telemaco was gonna be great.
   6. PhillyBooster Posted: May 25, 2005 at 08:46 PM (#1361163)
Why no love for Telemaco? Since he came back from a lost 2002, he has been above average at all levels, and was clearly one of the 12 best pitchers coming out of spring training.

A free agent, he couldn't latch on anywhere else in the majors, and had to resort to yet another minor league contract. Why? How can any team claim they are short on bullpen arms when they could have had Telemaco for the minimum after spring training, but let him go.

So, everyone else underrates him too. Good for the Phils. I just don't understand why a guy who is clearly well above replacement can't land a steady major league job.
   7. The Answer to the TWolves (GMoney) Posted: May 25, 2005 at 08:46 PM (#1361164)
It would be great if Terry Ryan would call up Philly. Give em Rincon and Rivas for Polanco and minor leaguer or 2 with Philly picking up the money. Crain steps into the setup role, Travis Bowyer or Scott Baker take over Crain's current role.
   8. Dan Szymborski Posted: May 25, 2005 at 08:56 PM (#1361197)
Hey, I like Telemaco! All I said was that the Phils are never excited about using Telemaco.
   9. Spiritualized Posted: May 25, 2005 at 09:16 PM (#1361236)
I'm no Ed Wade or Charlie Manuel fan, but at least they got rid of Offerman and Adams in relatively quick fashion, suggesting they are beginning to understand the concept of sunk cost.

It doesn't matter who the Phillies use to replace Offerman and Adams in their respective roles. Not having Offerman automatically make an out while pinch-hitting and not having Adams automatically allow runs while relieving are two positive steps. Baby steps, maybe, but steps nonetheless.
   10. phatj Posted: May 26, 2005 at 03:21 AM (#1362367)
I'm no Ed Wade or Charlie Manuel fan, but at least they got rid of Offerman and Adams in relatively quick fashion, suggesting they are beginning to understand the concept of sunk cost.

Relatively quick? It was obvious at least a month ago that both were toast.
   11. IronChef Chris Wok Posted: May 26, 2005 at 04:31 AM (#1362506)
It's... May 26th.

Damn that about 2 months longer than I thought.
   12. WillYoung Posted: May 26, 2005 at 04:36 AM (#1362514)
So, years from now, are we all going to look back and wonder how the Twins coaxed a decent season out of Jose Awfulman in 2004?
   13. My guest will be Jermaine Allensworth Posted: May 26, 2005 at 05:15 AM (#1362583)
So, years from now, are we all going to look back and wonder how the Twins coaxed a decent season out of Jose Awfulman in 2004?

Augie Ojeda fascinates me more. His OPS+ for his first four years with the Cubs, and then with the Twins last year:

77, 43, 31, -17, 130
   14. My guest will be Jermaine Allensworth Posted: May 26, 2005 at 05:16 AM (#1362587)
Speaking of Augie, get a load of his BBRef sponsor.
   15. AJMcCringleberry Posted: May 26, 2005 at 05:46 AM (#1362613)
Ryan Howard for Mike DeJean! You can have Manny Aybar too!
   16. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 26, 2005 at 06:12 PM (#1363405)
Screw that, AJM. We're holding out for Todd Wellemeyer AND Joe Borowski.
   17. Cris E Posted: May 26, 2005 at 06:50 PM (#1363508)
I'd rather the Twins sent JC Romero with Rivas for Polanco.
   18. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 26, 2005 at 07:03 PM (#1363545)
Rivas? The Phils already have the sucky Tomas Perez. Even Ed Wade knows you only "need" 1 sucky MI backup.

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