Starting to Get a Bad Feeling About MAG

Photo credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Photo credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez – who went from $48 million man to fifth starter to can’t get big leaguers out – had his first spring start pushed back after he missed camp with an illness on Monday. The new plan was to have him start tomorrow, Saturday, against the Yankees. But now, for some reason, he’ll reportedly make the short trip to Tampa but… won’t start:

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Not a huge deal since it’s, you know,¬†February, but we’ve seen literally no positive news with regard to Gonzalez since he was signed. Everyone thought the Phils were getting a third starter. Now it seems like their getting a fringe roster guy who’s first spring appearance oddly keeps getting pushed back.

Also: WHO THE HELL IS DAVID BUCHANAN?

12 Comments

  1. NOW you have a bad feeling about him? Word on the street is he threw one bullpen session and everyone basically said there’s no way he makes the roster.

    THANKS RUBE!

  2. MAG is a Ruin Tomorrow special. Listed at 27, probably closer to 30, and no idea of any major league form. What could go wrong! Also, he needs some Proactiv.

  3. Another Latin American player who got his check n has no fucks to give afterwards…Ruben is an idiot who thinks he can outsmart the world when all he does is outsmart himself.

  4. Buchanan is basically Kendrick 2.0. At least that’s what I read the other day on a story about when he got the invite to Spring Training. So just another Kendrick, Happ, Worley, and Pettibone blend who throws a ton of strikes and doesn’t walk anyone.

  5. I fuckin love that picture of MAG. Seriously it looks like he thought the camera was going to steal his soul or something.

  6. Buchannon is a AAA player who has a decent HR rate, bad K rate, and doesn’t give up a ton of hits.

  7. Yo, Kyle! Seems you’re a tad late with that bad feeling, my man. Warning bells have been going off about this dude almost from the day he was signed. From everything that’s been said and written about thy guy, little of it good, we won’t see him at the Bank until September, if at all. Another brilliant personnel move by Ruben.

  8. If Buchanan’s name was Miguel Alfredo Buchanan and was from Havana, RAJ would be giving him $12 mil and a spot in the rotation. Sight unseen.

  9. Just remember only you the fans can prevent Tom McCarthy.

  10. Coming to you live from Senior Citizens Bank Park

    February 28, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    75-87 book it!

  11. #1 Vick China Palace

    February 28, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    It can’t be stressed enough that Ruben Amaro, Jr – Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr – signed this actual player to an actual 6 year, $60 million contract, for all intents and purposes.

    The franchise was rescued at the last second from actually bearing the weight of this actual contract by the doctors who performed his routine physical.

    Which apparently to Montgomery and his shadowy backers, means it never happened and isn’t a good enough reason for Amaro’s immediate dismissal.

  12. Could David Buchanan be “The Yellow King”? Better chance than Marty Hart….lol

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