With much anticipation over the upcoming 2011 baseball season; it is with great honor that I present to you, my 2011 Philadelphia Phillies season predictions.
Lee: 2008 Cy Young winner. I believe his biological parent’s are Jesus and Nolan Ryan. He is so fluid. So graceful. His form is nearly flawless. Chin to the plate consistently. He can make a grown man cry, and a grown woman need to change her panties. He makes me say, “Werth who?” Lee has played the roll of the pitcher who got away, involved in a love affair with a legion of phaithful phans. Lee is a strike thrower. When the ball comes to the plate, he is always to the corners and down. That is skill.
Oswalt: Roy O. has voiced his consideration of retirement at the end of the 2011 season. He has finished in the top five Cy Young noms, five times in his career. Well seasoned on the mound.
is confident, accurate and ready to prove his worth. He is also a new fan favorite after his outfield performance last season in Roy !! Philadelphia
Hamels: My pick for 2011 NL Cy Young. Hamels has gone from a little monster in a children’s fairytale to a mystical four-pitch beast. He shows up to spring training and throws his first session in mid season form! Cole is also only 27yrs old. He will continue to feed off of his mentors….and remember, his best days are yet to come.
Blanton: Ah. Joe. Yeah, he has a WS Ring. Yeah, he must feel like Jesus’ less successful brother. He does have talent. Joe can go deep. He was very inconsistent last year, and an early season injury delayed his development. I feel he will benefit greatly from the four horseman leading Charlie’s Disciples. It will only make him stronger.
2011 is the year we rebuild the previously named “Bridge To Lidge.” Mad Dog is a fantastic set-up, and promises no temper tantrums this year. Lidge came to spring training 100% healthy for the first time since 2008. He has since experienced some soreness in his bicep and shoulder. If he can remain healthy, this will be a near perfect season for Brad. He has his confidence back, which is the hardest to regain after an injury. The middle relievers are all average….which is all that we need when you have the starting rotation we have!
Offense: Really needs to step it up this season. Everyone has a slump somewhere in their offensive stats. Let’s just hope the Phillies had synchronized slumps. JRoll is the key. When he brings the swag, everyone follows. Let’s get those bats swinging….good pitching does not score you runs!