That remains the question. Will we see the Kuroda of last month or the Kuroda of last year. I would guess that Chad Billingsley is the long man today. Jim Thome goes back to Philly where he had some of his best years and would like nothing better than to stick it to them. It will be an interesting game, especially since rain has been assured by local weathermen (who lie more than GM’s).
For all the accolades heaped upon Cliff Lee, his ERA with the Phils was 3.34 this year. To put it in perspective, Wolf, Kershaw and Padilla all had lower ERA’s. Fear Nothing!
- Kim Ng is interviewing for the Padres Job, but some say Jed Hoyer is the favorite. Jeff Morrad dissed Paul DePodesta and didn’t even interview him. I have always said he’s a good Assistant GM. It would seem to me that if either Hoyer or Ng gets the position, DePodesta would likely be retained, as Ng and DePo have ties as do Hoyer and Depo (through Theo Epstien).
- Andrew Lambo is absolutely tearing up the AFL. I mean destroying it. He’s hitting over .500 an mashing the ball.
- I have refrained from speculation about what will happen with the McCourt’s divorce proceedings as it is futile to review what could happen. There are too many variable and too much money on the table to speculate. It generally is bad, but the fact that they have 4 adult children could temper the battle. Everything is on the table, from coaches status, to Colletti’s and Ng’s status to whether we sign players. It’s a mess and I frankly am weary of it.