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  1. talk about setting a low bar.

    Comment by big baby — July 3, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

  2. I like that Amaro finally bit the bullet and sent Taschner packing. He’s about as minor a piece as you’ll find in the pen, but he didn’t pitch well at all, and I was unpleasantly surprised that he stayed on after Romero returned. The Phillies are paying Taschner an annoyingly high salary, iirc, but the roster spot is much better served by using it on a AAA arm that doesn’t actually pour gas on the fire every time he jogs in from the pen.

    But maybe Amaro should keep pumping up Byrd, Pedro, and the rest of the unemployed pitching all-stars in the press, just to make sure that Minaya doesn’t get any bargains when he eventually signs one (or more) of them to plug holes. You know he wants to.

    Comment by bflaff — July 3, 2009 @ 11:03 pm

  3. It’s sad that GM’s are getting praised for not making clearly terrible decisions.

    Comment by Nick — July 4, 2009 @ 9:57 am

  4. I also like that Amaro doesn’t tend to drool much during interviews. He tends to speak in complete sentences, and doesn’t often fall down when walking.

    Comment by mattymatty — July 4, 2009 @ 11:37 am

  5. Well considering that upwards of 50% of all GM moves are condemned as hilariously stupid even before the ink is dry (unless of course the GM is one of the six or so that turn water into wine with every move), you have to understand the cognitive dissonance an analyst experiences when he realizes, “Hey… he might have done what I think he should have done.” Hence the damning with faint praise. It’s the product of shock and surprise.

    Comment by bflaff — July 4, 2009 @ 12:40 pm

  6. Veteran!=automatically > minor leaguer….. isn’t that why Rodrigo Lopez is starting over Carlos Carrasco?

    Comment by phil — July 4, 2009 @ 4:02 pm

  7. Eric:

    Very gracious, but be wary of taking back anything you can’t… take back.

    I remember being one of the many who mocked Dayton Moore’s first move — the Gil Meche contract. Well, after that worked out well, I decided that maybe he was a good GM after all.

    And everything else he’s touched has turned to gold.

    Wait a minute…

    Comment by devil_fingers — July 4, 2009 @ 4:07 pm

  8. To, be fair, Mike Jacobs has only been a couple of runs below replacement level so far this year.

    Comment by Nick — July 4, 2009 @ 6:35 pm

  9. service time– why start a guy’s clock who isn’t ready?

    Comment by Matt Swartz — July 4, 2009 @ 6:48 pm

  10. This is why you are optimistic about him? Especially after calling up Rodrigo Lopez instead of (insert 4 Phillies minor leaguers that deserve a shot more than Lopez here). Boooooooooooooooooooo

    Comment by Ummmm — July 4, 2009 @ 10:10 pm

  11. im not entirely sure how it would really affect his service time, but he’s 22 and has a 3.60FIP in AAA and he is better than Rodrigo Lopez. The Phillies don’t need stopgaps, they need solutions. So they should use this opportunity to see if he can be a long-term answer, especially against a team who is batting Alex Cora 2nd and Fernando Tatis 5th.

    Comment by phil — July 5, 2009 @ 1:25 pm

  12. You should become a Braves fan. The “letting go of washed up veterans in favor of far better rookies” era is here. No more retirement home rotations here!

    Comment by Frank Wren — July 6, 2009 @ 12:58 am

  13. looks like genius starting rodrigo, right?

    Comment by Jamie — July 6, 2009 @ 8:46 am

  14. The Phillies are looking at Pedro Martinez.

    Comment by Davidceisen — July 6, 2009 @ 12:55 pm

  15. There aren’t 4 who deserve a shot more than Lopez. Kendrick has been tried and was one of the worst starters in the majors last year. He needs another pitch, or something. Carpenter isn’t exactly setting the world on fire in AAA, though his stats superficially look nice. Drabek only started pitching above A ball this year. He’s not that young, but he missed a lot of time with Tommy John surgery.

    I’d like to see Carrasco get a shot but the organization really wants make sure he’s ready before they call him up.

    Comment by don — July 6, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

  16. I love Ibanez! He’s my favorite hitter.

    Comment by Nadingo — August 2, 2009 @ 11:45 am

  17. Ibanez is overrated. See many, many other posts on this very site. I’m too lazy to look them up myself LOL

    Comment by KermittheFlover — December 1, 2009 @ 9:05 pm

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