Can I go on a little rant here about Steve Phillips of ESPN? Two months ago he rips the Angels for not having an offense good enough to win, granted at that time he looked correct, and that the Angels needed more power to compete with Boston. The Angels go out and get Teixeira, hoping to make Phillips happy I’m sure, and he still isn’t happy. While the Angels were scoring and beating the Sox, he said Boston has more ways to score and beat you.
See I thought there are two ways to win a baseball game hit or pitch, it seemed to me that the Angels did both earlier this week. Furthermore I didn’t see Boston scoring on a suicide squeeze after hitting two homeruns, all in the same inning! He is the same analyst who stated that when he was GM he always wanted to make a deal to energize his team and to show them they were in it to win. Then he flip flops like a politician, he seems to think the normally tightfisted, prospect-wise; Angels have no clue who their first basemen will be next year.
Like someone said on here, come next year first grounder to first there will be no one there to field it. At this point I want to jump through the television and scream in his face Kendry Morales, who’s on base percentage (just for the statheads) can’t be any worse than Kotch’s .320. I love Kotch but Kendry cannot be that much of a downgrade, well may be defensively.
My only solace in this is that no one should/can take this guy seriously this is the same GM who jumped on Mo Vaughn like he was being Stoneman's wingman, traded Kazmir (and wow could the Mets use him now) for Victor Zambrano, yes Victor that is a misnomer, and had sexual harassment charges made against him while in office for an admitted affair. Steve even if it’s consensual it can still be considered sexual harassment.
I’m starting to think his affair was with Theo since he seems to be in bed with the Sox. Although they may breakup after the Manny trade, I guess he will have to endorse us for AL unless somehow he will pick the Yankees, “they have more ways to give up runs.” Sorry about the rant but I had to get this out because every time I vent about this to my girlfriend she looks at me like I’m crazy, which is probably true.