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Former Phils give us something to laugh about
by Scott Butler 4/29/13

Feeling down about the Phillies on a miserable Monday?  If you are a glass half-empty kind of guy, you might take pleasure in knowing that some former Phils are having really bad seasons.  Just to give you a basis for the truly alarming numbers you are about to see, keep in mind that the league average for WHIP is 1.31 and Chad Qualls had a 1.53 WHIP last season for the Phils.

Vance Worley

Worley is 0-3 with a 6.38 ERA with the Twins – in 24 innings he has given up 26 hits and 8 walks with a 1.83 WHIP

...and he was their opening day starter – Ha!

Joe Blanton

Blanton is 0-4 with a 7.09 ERA with the Angels – in 26.2 innings he has allowed 47 hits - yes 47 hits - and 9 walks for a 2.10 WHIP. Blanton allows 1.8 hits every single inning - that is truly amazing.

Brett Myers

Myers is 0-3 with an 8.01 ERA with the Indians – in 21.1 innings he has allowed 29 hits and 5 walks for a 1.59 WHIP

***Worley, Blanton, and Myers have a combined 0-10 record and 7.13 ERA.  They have given up 102 hits in 72 innings – that is almost 1.5 hits per inning and almost 13 hits per game.  They have a combined 1.72 WHIP. Aren't you glad we dumped those guys...

Ryan Madson:

Between the Reds last year and the Angels this year, Madson will make a total of $14.5 million and he has still not thrown a regular season pitch for either team.  Madson has been sidelined all season as he tries to rebound from Tommy John surgery. He is literally stealing money.

I would love to stop it right there, but I at least need to be a little fair here and look at couple who are performing a little better.

Shane Victorino

Victorino is hitting .292 with a .358 OBP, 0 HR, and 8 RBI with the Red Sox.

Hunter Pence

Pence is hitting .270 with 4 HR and 13 RBI with the Giants. I don't care how bad our outfield is - I still would have traded him in a second.

And here I thought players were supposed to be better after leaving Philly...

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