Saturday, February 14, 2009

Eaton Wants to Pitch in 09

Adam Eaton says he plans on pitching in 2009. That's all well and good, but no one wants him. The Phillies have made several attempts to trade him, looking for teams to pick up only $1 million of his remaining $8.5 million contract, but found no takers.

"Obviously, it hasn't been the best fit here," Eaton said. "I haven't had two good years. I need to establish myself again. It might not be here. It might be somewhere else. It's nobody's fault, by any means."

It won't be here. It can't be here. Please don't let it be here.

How can he say it's nobody's fault? The Phillies made an effort to make him a starting pitcher, throwing $24.5 million at him. They also have him 49 starts to prove his worth. He rewarded them with an ERA just over six, a losing record, a horrendous strikeout to walk ratio and a ton of home runs balls served up.

He was terrible during his time here, plain and simple. No one can blame him for wanting to continue his career, and milk money out of another organization that he won't produce for, but don't duck the blame. He thinks he is being noble for not blaming the Phillies, but he is really being anything but by not putting the blame entirely on himself, because it was his fault completely.

Hey Adam, I hear the Mets are accepting applications. You could always say "Hey, you guys need an Aaron Heilman replacement." Just don't change anything when pitching for them. Keep pitching as you did here, you're perfect as you are.

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