Look, anyone who doesn't feel this years Phillies are an unmitigated OFFENSIVE disaster is merely fooling themselves. They are and if management doesn't spend the entire off season finding out why then this entire year has been a waste of time.
Nearly EVERY team in baseball is hitting the crud out of the baseball this year, almost everyone BUT the Phillies. Heck, just yesterday, in one day alone we saw TWO guys who possibly don't have baseball cards yet hit 3 home runs in a game. We saw several teams hit 3-6 home runs in a game, we saw multiple teams score double digit runs and one team scored 23 runs!
The Phils might not score that many on this weeks road trip. I don't want to hear about injuries, suspensions, slumps or Tastycakes changing whats in their cream filling. This team has a seismic problem offensively and while I believe it is philosophical, its not important what I think but what can be done to fix it.
I admit it, I absolutely loathe Kapler and its not just his managerial style but his daily blather which seems so phony to me. Yesterday he laments the fact that the Phils need to find a way to manufacture runs....yet it is precisely HIM who has almost had an apoplectic refusal to do things that help manufacture runs.
The team never hits and runs, rarely steals bases [I would let Quinn run EVERY time he gets on], doesn't know a baseball bunt from a football punt, and is the leader of a team that strikes out and has less success getting runs in from 3rd base and less than two outs than almost any contender in baseball. And I use the word contender loosely.
And NO MORE talk about how this Kapler led group has only had such and such days under .500 since he took over. Balderdash. Since August 1 last year, over 1 year of play the team is several games under .500 and given the state of the team right now, by the time King Cole and the Cubs leave town next Thursday, I think theres a good chance they are under .500 this year.
Phillie phans should be justifiably angry. The league is hitting up a storm, most teams at least play exciting offensive ball and the Phillies? A single is seen as almost as newsworthy in Philadelphia as the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Come to think of it, the signers probably would have hit just as well, even at their age. And they certainly had a better plan of attack than Kapler's Kalamity.