How Much Longer Should We Give Park?

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Tue, May 12, 2009 10:57 AM | Comments: 67
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ChanHoJust six days ago, we were discussing whether Chan Ho Park was facing his final start as a Phillie. Now, that all seems like a distant memory.

Park will face the Dodgers tonight in the first game of a three-outing set. This team is a lot like the Mets in their offensive prowess – a team that features a few guys who can do multiple things at the plate. Park will need to mix up his pitches again, paint his corners and work diligently to keep the Dodgers at bay.

But what if he screws up again? What if Park hands in only a two- to three-inning start? Should we start the clock again?

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  • Posts: 0 Don M

    How about this stat…

    “Philadelphia is the only team in the majors not to win a game while scoring fewer than five runs.”

    is that true? It was in an SI.com article..

  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Given the team’s ERA, I would completely believe that stat.

  • Posts: 0 mikemike

    Brummett be serious no chance, why just throw out names, no one in there system will be brought into the rotation except maybe Carrasco if he shows that he can be more consistent. stutes, worley and especially Drabek no way, they would rather have park go out there ever fifth day then take Drabek and hurt his developement, If you have followed him he was hurt and only goes five innings most starts, they are trying to be carefull with him, Stutes isn’t near ready, Worley needs to see more innings in double a and then go to triple a .

  • Posts: 0 Jeff of NoVa.

    Here is the problem that many Phillie fans have

    Our Pitching Staff is very diverse…. right now that diversity is hurting us.

    Hamels- when healthy has nasty stuff.

    Myers- when his head is in the game has a nice curve with strong velocity

    Moyer- fools people for a living- he never was and never will be anymore than that, and some days he will not fool anyone, but he has fooled more than he has not.

    Blanton- is similiar to Myers with more consistency

    Park- my opinion is a bullpen guy.

    We all want that power guy that overwhelms and dominants. Well that is Hamels, Anyone that is being traded in July is not going to be that guy:(

    Remember when everyone wanted Manny last year to Philly. Or we were all excited that we got Freddy Garcia. how about Kevin Millwood. The only guy I feel the Phillies missed out on was Derek Lowe. A sinker baller in the bank is key.

    I am sure the FO is not going to trade our many valuable resources in the farm for an expriing contract of Oswalt. We do not have a #1 pick this year(Ibanez signing) and that is fine cause Ibanez was worth it, but we need to make sure we do not deplete the farm for a pitcher for 2 months. I mean we got screwed with Burrell cause if we offered him arbitration he would have taken it, instead we got nothing for him.

    As far as trade bait I think the following would be traded if the setting was right

    1. Kyle Kendrick
    2. Mike Cervanek
    3. Chris Coste
    4. Drew Carpenter
    5. Jermey Slayden
    6. JA Happ
    7. Joe Savery

    Happ and Savery would probably not traded

    I am using what I read about the minors and the thoughts the FO has about them, I follow the minors pretty extensively, and those would be the only ones that make sense unless we are getting a ready made stud with major upside

  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    I believe in trading for a guy with a year left of his deal as opposed to in his walk year…itll cost a bit more but its a better move.

    I tossed some of their better young arms out there saying they may call one of them up and jump AAA if theyre really desperate. Like I said. Carrasco doesnt look ready at all so any more than one hold opens up theyll have to make a trade unless they want to risk bringing up carrasco when hes not dealing in AAA or vance worley or stutes. I agree that drabek must be handled carefully though…same with knapp. knapp is liek 19, no need to rush him at all in any way…

  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    Roy Oswalt is signed through 2011 with a club option for 2012.

    If a stud starting pitcher is put on the trading block, it will be Peavy, who is signed through 2012 with a club option for 2013.

  • Posts: 0 Pete

    guess what? our rotation’s combined numbers are almost EXACTLY the same as Adam Eaton’s 2007 season…. check it out…..


  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Mike Cervenak is 31/32 years old….They missed out on their chance to get anything good for Chris Coste, same with Kendrick. Those three guys would just be throw ins with a B type prospect.

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    Griffin. is. back.

  • Posts: 0 Griffin

    yeah baby!

  • Posts: 0 Justin

    J. Roll batting 5th tonight according to Todd Zolecki’s blog.

  • Posts: 0 Justin

    Cervenak will be 33 in August, he’s a journeyman, who would come to the Phils asking for Cervenak in a trade? Geoff’s right if he’s in a trade that means he’s a throw in to get quantity back even though he’s been tearing up the International League, Terry Tiffee did the same last year in the PCL and he’s no where to be found on a MLB roster, heck he signed with us and has yet to play a game with Lehigh Valley, he’s been on the DL for the entire start of the season.

  • Posts: 0 mikemike

    Jeffofnova The only person you mention who has any value is Happ and its not that great. What kind of pitcher would you get for all the over thirty orgizational fillers you listed, And the last one Savery is right now a first round draft choice, who is throwing at 88 miles a hour with a straight fast ball. He is the ultimate bust. No one would give you more than another first round bust for him. Like the phillies trading Golson for Mayberry both are first round bust. can’t hit a enough to use there tools.

  • Posts: 0 Bruce

    Don M, FYI… The Phillies are now 0-10 when they score three runs or less. They’re 15-4 when they score at least four runs. The source for that info comes from Yahoo Sports website.

  • Posts: 0 Jeff of NoVa.

    Mike you have some good points,

    Basically I don’t think they are going to make a trade. Kendrick is putting up pretty good numbers and may lure a team with very little back fo the rotation pitching.

  • Posts: 0 Bruce

    Oh … are there still any doubts about Park’s capability as starter after tonight’s game? Dipsy? Ryan? Anyone? (chuckles)

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