The Fightin’ Phils not so Fightin’ Off Season…

Okay.
I’m sorry. I have neglected you, but don’t worry. I haven’t been seeing any other blogs, just taking care of some business. But yes, I’m sorry. I don’t even exist on Metroblogs anymore….

But…

With the Phillies in the news and some free time coming my way, I thought I’d update everyone on the shakings and bakings of the Fightin’ Phils.

Gone:
Aaron Rowand. Yes, our trusty, ball-breakin’ center fielder is now out in San Fran and my roomate, Big White, hasn’t left his room since as a result. Sure, Arow will be missed, but that’s life. Long-term security was what he was looking for and apparently, long-term security is what he got, signing a 5 year deal with the Giants. Hey, have fun out the Arow. No really. With Bonds gone and nothing else going on, it’ll be like going on a paid vacation. Sweet dude!
Tadahito Iguhchi. Hey, this dude kept the Fightin’ Phils fightin’ after The Force That is Chase went down and for that, we should thank him and always keep him in our hearts. But hey, Chase came back and Crazy Tad dodged Phils’ GM Pat Gillick’s offer to play third base for a one-year deal with the Padres, where he can play second base all day long. Can’t really blame him, but I’m going to miss seeing Crazy Tad being greeted like a samurai coming back into the dugout.
Kyle Lohse. Well, in all fairness, he’s not gone yet. But dude, Scott Boras is his agent and I haven’t even heard of talks between Lohse and the Fightin’ Phils. I’d love to see him back, but it looks like we’ve seen the last of Lohse and his straight line fu manchu in Philly.

New Arrivals:
Geoff Jenkins. I’m honestly having a hard time getting excited about this with the other outfielders that are available. But oh well, welcome to Philly Geoff. And hey, he can’t be any worse than Wes Helms can he?
So Taguchi: See above.

And yes, that’s it.
No big signings and it doesn’t look like there are any on the horizon. But hey, there weren’t any current Phils’ mentioned in the Mitchell Report, J Roooooolll won the MVP, and uh…well that’s about it.

How many days til Opening Day, baby!

1 Comment so far

  1. BGN (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 8:33 pm

    I think Brad Lidge qualifies as a pretty big arrival…



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