Tuesday, April 7, 2009

RICKIE WEEKS IS ALREADY BREAKING OUT!

He walked to lead off the season! He has heard your constructive criticism, Brewers fans! At this pace -- one plate appearance, one walk -- he's going to walk over 600 times this year!

It's gonna happen!

UPDATE: MIKE CAMERON HAS ALSO WALKED. HE IS NOT STRIKING OUT SO DAMN MUCH ANYMORE!

SVEUMBALL IS WORKING!!!!!

UPDATED UPDATE: IT IS HAPPENING! RICKIE IS NOW 1-FOR-1 WITH AN RBI AND THE AFOREMENTIONED WALK! He remains on pace for a 1.000 OBP with a 1.000 batting average and 162 RsBI.

This is science. You cannot dispute this.

RETRO UPDATE: Reid might not have saved it, but I did. Here are Reid's thoughts on the signing of Jeff Suppan ... before we even signed Jeff Suppan:

WHY!!!!?!?!? I know everyone is thinking that the Brewers HAVE to make a move this offseason. But I couldn't agree less. Shelling out that type of coin for a mediocre pitcher is absolutely stupid. Are we seriously considering making Jeff Suppan the highest paid player in the history of our franchise??? I mean doesn't that just sound kind of wrong? This would be a bad decision for the Brewers. You think Jenkins' contract is hurting the Brewers, what about 4 years from now when we're paying 11 million a year to a 37 year old Jeff Suppan. My friends over at baseball-reference.com have the stats to back up this rant. Suppan career 106-101 with an ERA of 4.60. For his career, his average 162 game season is 33 starts, 11 wins, 11 losses, 115 Ks, 67 walks, and an ERA around 4.60. Seriously, those are Doug Davis numbers (except fewer walks and fewer strike outs) did anyone feel like giving him 10 million+? I don't think so. Also, his most comparable pitcher at his age.... Jamie Navarro and Pedro Astacio. Yikes.

I know he had decent numbers in St. Louis, but he's not gonna have Alber Pujols, Scott Rolen, Jim Edmonds, Larry Walker, etc. putting up 6 runs a game for him anymore. In fact, I think having to face Pujols and Co. 5 times a year automatically adds .25 to an ERA. I also know he pitched well in the playoffs, but this ain't the playoffs. This is like the MLB equivalent of the Raiders signing CB Larry Brown to a huge deal just cuz he was Super Bowl MVP. They regretted that immediately. The only reason the club is even considering this is because of all the people calling the radio every day sayin "the Brewers really need to go out and spend some money on a pitcher." And those same people will be the ones calling for Doug Melvin's head when September rolls around and Suppan is 9-12 with an ERA approaching 5. Hell if we're gonna shell out ridiculous amounts of money, why not go after Barry Zito. Sure he's exorbitantly over priced too, but he's younger, more talented, more accomplished and left-handed. He'll probably own in the NL too, cuz nobody has seen that much of him.

Whatever though. I'm sure this will probably happen now that I have expressed my displeasure with it. That seems to be the trend. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe Jeff Suppan is just the piece we need to get us over the hump. That's a funny sounding sentence too. Peace out, go Brewers.

The date of this email was December 21, 2006.

37 comments:

Reid You Animal! said...

This is the year that my constant Rickie Weeks optimism finally pays off. Get ready for it bitches.

Devil's Threesome said...

no, the fifth year of his audition will go just as poorly as the previous 4.

Rubie Q said...

What he said.

Reid You Animal! said...

Why y'all gotta hate???

Rubie Q said...

It's our job. Perhaps someone needs a refresher on the Quevedo at the Buffet Charter.

Devil's Threesome said...

Travis Ishikawa? The Giants have a guy named Travis Ishikawa? Does he have a mullet? Was he an extra in Gung Ho? I'm so confused!!!

And he just tripled - fucker!!

Devil's Threesome said...

You suck Suppan - just leave already! You gave up a triple with the based jacked to some blowhard named Travis Ishigawa?

Devil's Threesome said...

Fuck it - season over.

FPMKE said...

Suppan should have his name legally changed to Suck.

Devil's Threesome said...

Nice pic from the Sox game FPMKE. How'd you score those seats? Sugarmama?

Rubie Q said...

Hey, how much did everybody miss Jeff Suppan pitching to contact for the last six months?

Have we legalized euthanasia yet? 'Cause Soup should be a test subject.

Devil's Threesome said...

3 runs in the first for Lincecum - this will not end well. Let's see if Billy can see 4 pitches this AB

Devil's Threesome said...

Just watched the Ishigawa hit - he absolutely MURDERED that ball - it went over 420 ft! Hehe, 420...

FPMKE said...

Appraiser. Their desperate for business. We tailgated, etc. I'll try to load the pic so everybody can look forward to Friday.

FPMKE said...

Fuck, they're... too many Lites.

Devil's Threesome said...

I really like the new approach of this Brewer team this year. More patient, letting the game come to them. After all, I'm more of a small ball guy myself

Reid You Animal! said...

That's one back for Soup.

Rubie Q said...

Even the pitchers are hitting. That Sveum -- he's a savant.

Devil's Threesome said...

Why the fuck would Lincecum throw a 1-2 changeup to Sup? Did Bochy spit his chaw at him during that coaching visit?

Devil's Threesome said...

Ah, the 3 pitch Corey Hart strikeout in a key spot. Picking up where he left off.

Ok, sarcasm meter off, how effing big was that to come back with 2 runs with 2 outs with the bottom of the order on Lincecum?

Rubie Q said...

Really big. But Soup will give them back post haste.

Devil's Threesome said...

The Giants' lineup is so putrid, he better not. Travis Ishigawa, wft??

Devil's Threesome said...

grr, HBP & then he gives up a single to Lincecum - we paid $11MM for this?

Rubie Q said...

Single to Lincecum. Awesome.

God, how humiliating must it be to be Jeff Suppan? How can you face your teammates in the clubhouse when you're making $12 million per to pitch like this?

Reid You Animal! said...

I wish I still had a copy of my email screed I made against the Suppan signing. Ugh.

At least Rickie spun the DP to get him out of it. Time to give Randolph some love perhaps?

Devil's Threesome said...

Rickie is fixed! No, not the huge hole in his swing, his poor defensive acumen or general blockheadedness. He's sterile.

Devil's Threesome said...

Barry Zito's rotting corpse says hello to Reid. Holy crap! What a steaming pile comment in that brilliant email.

Devil's Threesome said...

Lincecum...laboring! This is moving along at the pace of a Yankees game!

Reid You Animal! said...

Haha! Well, I was pretty close with Suppan. However nobody seems to blame Melvin for signing him, they just blame Suppan for not being a $12M pitcher. This just in: he never was, never will be.

My take on Barry Zito, however, was not so good. But really, who saw that coming?

EMoney said...

Rickie Weeks = Brewers MVP in 2009. You heard it here first.

What the hell is with the umpire putting his hand up for a stop signal before he calls every strike? Is this his Jordan sticking his tongue out of umpiring? It's really fucking annoying. Further he's giving his boy Lincecum a wide strikezone. Too bad Lincy is sooo wild today he can't even do well with the extra room. Eat shit Lincecum and cut your hair.

Rubie Q said...

Is Sportsline right? Lincecum is out already?

Rubie Q said...

Sometimes -- just sometimes -- I wish I lived in one of those South American countries where people don't bat an eye if an athlete who fucks something important up is found dead.

God, I fucking hate Jeff Suppan.

Sheets' Va Jay Jay said...

I have always and will always love Rickie Weeks.

Va Jay Jay out.

Devil's Threesome said...

you also loved Keith Ginter!

Devil's Threesome said...

4 IP, 6 ER, 6 hits - thanks for stopping by the booth Sup.

Sheets' Va Jay Jay said...

Don't forget Wes Helms. I loved him too.

Sheets' Va Jay Jay said...

Son of a bitch. At least Bush has awesome facial hair this year.

Grizzly Adams thinks he should shave.