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Antonio Bastardo is unhittable

Sep 2, 2011, 12:16 PM EST

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Antonio Bastardo is 6-0 with a 1.38 ERA and 65/19 K/BB ratio in 52 innings, but in case that doesn’t effectively convey his dominance for the Phillies this season Todd Zolecki of MLB.com has an eye-opening stat on the 25-year-old southpaw:

His .112 opponents’ batting average? It currently is the lowest in baseball history for any pitcher with 50 or more innings in a season. Eric Gagne held opponents to a .133 average in 2003, which is the second-best in baseball history.

That’s the year Gagne saved 55 games with a 1.20 ERA for the Dodgers and won the Cy Young award while finishing sixth in the MVP voting.

Bastardo won’t be winning any hardware, but his emergence alongside Ryan Madson is a huge factor in Philadelphia’s championship chances and has allowed the Phillies to rely less and less on former closer Brad Lidge.

Bastardo has been impossible to hit versus lefties (.127) and righties (.103), at home (.105) and on the road (.117), in the first half (.103) and the second half (.127), and with the bases empty (.119) or with runners in scoring position (.094). His opponents’ batting averages by month? .118, .188, .152, .121. And so far in September opponents are 0-for-4.

  1. delawarephilliesfan - Sep 2, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Wait, wait, wait…..the Phillies have a 25 year old lefty with numbers like that? Are you trying to make Craig Calcaterra look bad?

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/08/31/the-future-is-murky-at-best-for-the-philadelphia-phillies/

    • The Dangerous Mabry - Sep 2, 2011 at 12:23 PM

      It’s true. You really can build a franchise around a single relief pitcher.

    • dondada10 - Sep 2, 2011 at 12:24 PM

      Calcaterra didn’t write that article. He simply passed it along.

      • delawarephilliesfan - Sep 2, 2011 at 12:42 PM

        Oh please….he was “simply” passing it along? Even Craig would disagree with that one!

      • Alex K - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:02 PM

        You sure about that? Oh, I forgot, everyone is out to get the Phillies. Sorry for the confusion.

  2. Jonny 5 - Sep 2, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Schwiiing!!!!

    • kcq101 - Sep 2, 2011 at 3:22 PM

      ….and a miss!!! Struck him out!

      • Jonny 5 - Sep 2, 2011 at 4:07 PM

        Win!

      • macjacmccoy - Sep 2, 2011 at 9:17 PM

        that made me happy and sad at the same time. I still want a minature HK statue.

  3. natstowngreg - Sep 2, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Well, there was that Ian Desmond homer, which led to the Jonny Gomes walk-off hit batter.

    And yes, this is a Phillies fan-baiting comment. Why should Craig have all the fun?

    • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 2, 2011 at 12:35 PM

      Not really a good job of baiting. You are simply recounting a factual event. There is no disputing that it happened. Even the most deluded fan cannot deny that it took place. In order to bait, you would have to make some comment that has a basis in fact but can be interpreted the exact other way. In other words, with shades of gray. There is no gray area relating to the Ian Desmond HR. Unfortunately it happened.

      • paulsdamnblog - Sep 2, 2011 at 12:51 PM

        Agreed, this is a week attempt at best. natstowngreg you should do some extra baiting on the side, to get in practice, once you’ve mastered your baiting then try again.

    • delawarephilliesfan - Sep 2, 2011 at 12:44 PM

      I forgot all about that game….I wonder why I forgot all about it…..

    • natstowngreg - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:16 PM

      I will consider your comments in the spirit of constructive criticism. The reality is, I have no ambitions to become a master baiter. Just the occasional baiting of Phillies fans, and Craig (as a Braves fan).

      • paulsdamnblog - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:28 PM

        Well said and much respect to you then. And may you always enjoy your recreational baiting then.

    • heyblueyoustink - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:41 PM

      Wow, a Nats fan! Someone call Ripley’s, stat! ;-)

      • natstowngreg - Sep 2, 2011 at 3:31 PM

        Yes, there are Washington Nationals fans. No truth to the rumor that Nats fans can only be found hanging out with Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Tooth Fairy, and little green folks from outer space.

  4. everybodyhitswoohoo - Sep 2, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Aaron wrote this post cause Craig probably refused to. HATER!!!!!!!!!!11!1!!1!!!!

    /s

    Nah, but really, Bastardo is awesome. I’ll put a blind eye to the near-inevitable BABIP regression that’s gonna come next year cause he’s still got damn fine stuff and will still be very good.

    The bigger question, of course, is whether or not he makes Madson expendable. They’re probably not gonna pony up $10 mil+ for Madson to close when they’re gonna be at the edge of the luxury tax and can pay Bastardo $500K or whatever it is to close instead and be almost as good.

    • aharris20 - Sep 2, 2011 at 12:56 PM

      “Nah, but really, Bastardo is awesome. I’ll put a blind eye to the near-inevitable BABIP regression that’s gonna come next year cause he’s still got damn fine stuff and will still be very good.”

      Exactly. He’s not going to sustain a .144 BABIP, but all of the ERA predictors love him. A 2.61 FIP and a 2.25 SIERA indicate he’s been brilliant this year.

    • Jonny 5 - Sep 2, 2011 at 12:57 PM

      Been thinking along the same line about Madson. But also remember Lidge comes off the books, and while paying Bastardo what he makes as a set up guy or closer, it might work to keep Madson as well. Only Amaro knows.

      • Chris Fiorentino - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:10 PM

        J5 if I had to choose between J-Roll and Madson, I’d choose J-Roll. There’s not really a lot of SS’s out there, and even though Jimmy is on the decline he’s still in the top 6 or 7 out there. I’d take both, but with Hamels coming up, I’d rather they cut bait with the Bor-ass client and bring in somebody like Heath Bell cheaper and for less years than Bor-ass is likely to look for.

      • Jonny 5 - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:17 PM

        You never know Chris. There may just be a fresh face there at SS next season.

        http://articles.philly.com/2011-08-27/sports/29935031_1_ironpigs-order-freddy-galvis-jimmy-rollins

        Only Amaro knows, and the way J-roll seems to break down lately, I wouldn’t be shocked to see someone else offer J-Roll more than the Phills are willing to pony up. All Jayson Werth style.

      • Jonny 5 - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:18 PM

        It’s Murky at best….

      • Chris Fiorentino - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:23 PM

        I heard Jayson Stark say he really can’t hit…Galvis that is. And he seems to know what he is talking about when it comes to the Phillies minor league system. I hope Galvis can play, but this team isn’t built on hope. I’d rather see them give Left Field to Mayberry and keep Rollins.

        Either way, I guess I’d be OK with this lineup next year, provided they don’t sign Pujols :D

        Shane
        Polanco
        Utley
        Howard
        Pence
        Mayberry
        Ruiz
        Galvis
        Ace

      • Jonny 5 - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:32 PM

        Well Glavis is one of the best defensive SS in the minors. And while it’s true he was never good at the plate, he’s now showing he can be, as evidenced in the article. He’s gone from a “ehhhh, he’s great at flashing leather mostly” to ” wow, he can hit and flash leather.” Maybe he’s just hot? Who knows but J-roll may want to get paid too much. He already said “no discounts”.

    • larryhockett - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:49 PM

      I doubt Madson will command $10M on the open market. My guess is the Phils re-up him for around $8M/yr for 3 or 4 years. The problem with letting Madson go is that moves Bastardo into the closer role and now you have to replace Bastardo as 8th inning guy and that’s not easy to do.

      • Chris Fiorentino - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:52 PM

        Bor-ass got more than that for Soriano to be in the setup role. I think he is going to easily get $10 million a year for 3 or 4 years for Madson…especially if he ends up closing in the World Series.

      • larryhockett - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:08 PM

        He got that from Hank Steinbrenner, no one else would have done that. I think the trend is away from huge closer contracts and even though Madson’s been good this year, I don’t think there’s consensus on him being a big-dollar closer just yet.

      • everybodyhitswoohoo - Sep 2, 2011 at 5:03 PM

        Yeah, but to be fair who knew Bastardo would be this good in that 8th inning role this year?

        They’ve got a bunch of young guys who they can at least try. Stutes and Herndon both deserve their chances and they’ve got a handful of other young guys, a la Schwimer, that they can try out. Only thing that’d really be missing is another lefty because I don’t think any of us anticipate Juan Perez ever striking out the side on 9 pitches ever again. Zagurski, maybe?

  5. jucam1 - Sep 2, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Im one of Bastardo’s Bastards…..

    • phukyouk - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:37 PM

      so your last name is Snow?

  6. halladaysbiceps - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Bastardo, in my estimation, is the MVP of the Phillies bullpen this year. His stuff has been outright filthy this year. So good, that we are talking about him putting up the lowest batting average EVER for a reliever with at least 50 innings. Having this guy in the bullpen has been a god send. The Phillies had shit fall on their lap, plain and simple. No one in the organization was expecting this from Bastardo.

    He will be the reason that Madson is expendable in the offseason and they take that money to sign Jimmy Rollins.

    • phukyouk - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:39 PM

      He will be the reason that Madson is expendable in the offseason and they take that money to sign Jose Reyes

      FTFY

      • Jonny 5 - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:43 PM

        That just gave me a boner. Stop it you big tease!!!

      • Alex K - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:56 PM

        Dude, J5, can we stop with the boner comments? This is the second time you’ve made me throw up in my mouth saying that.

      • cur68 - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM

        J5, you need t see someone about that. If kept up for too long it might become gangrenous and fall off.

      • Jonny 5 - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:04 PM

        Sorry Alex. I’m just a very honest person. I’ll try HARDER though…..

      • Jonny 5 - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:05 PM

        Cur, isn’t that caused by lack of blood or by a “trainwreck” mostly? Yes, you must look it up in the “urban” dictionary.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:20 PM

        Alex K.

        You stated “Dude, J5, can we stop with the boner comments? This is the second time you’ve made me throw up in my mouth saying that.”

        How abot this, Alex K. Can you stop busting the stones about commenters and what they say? Jonny 5 made a joke. It was funny. Get a life. Stop being the comment police.

      • cur68 - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:23 PM

        J5: Lack of blood. Its a condition known as priapism. You get to know it in neonates because it can be a symptom of subtle but serious neurological insult. Just as a rule of thumb (or what ever appendage strikes your phancy) restricted blood flow is never a good thing. Put some ice on it, like NOW and stop popping all that viagra before watching ball games.

      • Alex K - Sep 2, 2011 at 3:42 PM

        J5, Eeeewwwwwww.

      • Alex K - Sep 2, 2011 at 3:47 PM

        Comment police? I was making a joke, too!

      • Alex K - Sep 2, 2011 at 4:05 PM

        And if you think I “busted your stones” the other day, I wasn’t intending to. I was simply responding to a question you asked as to why other people were attacking you.

        You see, I realize we look at baseball from different angles and I’m totally okay with that. I don’t expect you to care about advanced metrics just like you shouldn’t expect me to care about RBI and pitcher wins.

      • Alex K - Sep 2, 2011 at 4:09 PM

        The only thing I ask from anyone (when having a conversation with me) is that we keep it respectful, and stay away from personal attacks.

  7. halladaysbiceps - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    I don’t know what FTFY means, but if you think the Phillies are going to sign the Mutt known as Jose Reyes, you’re living on Fantasy Island.

    • Jonny 5 - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:43 PM

      *fixed that for you.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:45 PM

        Ok. Thanks.

        In my opinion would have sufficed instead of FTFY, but, whatever.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:44 PM

      Yeah, I don’t see that happening. Biceps, where ya been?

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:52 PM

        I am tying to not to anger anyone anymore and try keep as low of a profile as possible. It seems most posters here don’t like my matter of fact attitude.

        They don’t seem to understand that in Philly the word “Moron” = I disagree with you and the word “Clown” means that you don’t understand the frame of reference that they are speaking to. I need to come up with new words that people don’t kill me over. I also have to avoid all articles on this site that deal with other bloggers. It seems to be a bad ideal to disparage them in anyway. ON this site, they will hate you for it. Lesson learned.

      • phillyphreak - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:03 PM

        1) I’m from Philly and don’t use moron and clown in that way.
        2) You could just say I disagree with you (..and here’s why)….it’s only 11 more characters to type..

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:06 PM

        Thanks for the online etiquette tutorial, phillyphreak. Without your incite, I don’t know where I’d be.

      • phillyphreak - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:14 PM

        For sure……

      • halladayspronatorteres - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:19 PM

        Perhaps you meant insight……

        Or you mean incite to suggest an egging on…but us being Halladay is straight forward. We don’t use subtleties. We are a robotic killing machine.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:24 PM

        halladayspronatorteres,

        Clever guy to create a login based on my handle to try to inflame. Go ahead. What’s the deal? You have my attention. Don’t just login to throw in a comment here and there. You obviously have an issue with me.

      • halladayspronatorteres - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:32 PM

        Yea. You’re a dick.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:39 PM

        halladayspronatorteres,

        Yeah, I might be a dick. But you are even a bigger dick for creating a wordpress login off my handle to try to bust my stones. Get a life.

      • halladayspronatorteres - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:46 PM

        The best part of it is that it bothers you. My life is good, but this is more fun than work today!

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:50 PM

        halladayspronatorteres,

        I glad you are happy. I really am. Last reply you are going to get from me now and in the future. Keep responding, though. You will be talking to air for now on.

        P.S. If you get your jollys out of of me commenting, you have more issues than I have, by far. And I mean that.

      • halladayspronatorteres - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:53 PM

        Ahh shucks it was good while it lasted. Classic example of the person who can dish it out but not take it. Keep mowin em down there champ…..

    • phukyouk - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:45 PM

      FTFY means fixed that for you and yea if you think for one second that the Phils would sign Rollins over Reyes can you PLEASE share your drugs with the rest of the class… i LITERALLY have a line going right now with some heavy bets on the fact the Phils will make an honest to goodness offer to Reyes and that if the Muts come back with the same exact one he will go to the Phils.
      For the record Honest to Goodness = 5-6 Yrs at 90-120 Mil

      • larryhockett - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:51 PM

        Then you, sir, will LITERALLY (sic) being losing money this winter. No way, no how does Jose Reyes join the Phillies this winter.

      • Chris Fiorentino - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:58 PM

        I don’t think the Phillies are going to sign Reyes but that’s only because he is going command Crawford-type contract and the Phillies aren’t going to do that. I think 3 years and $35 million for Rollins is more than enough to get it done and the Phillies will print it up in the basement of CBP and do it.

        But if you ask me would I rather have Reyes or Rollins, of course Reyes in a second. He may be a Mutt on the Mutts, but put him on the Phillies and he will be just fine.

        Of course…………….

        I’d rather pilfer poor David Wright from the Mutts and keep Rollins. Wright just looks like one of those cops on the bike…you know…”Awwww…why do I have to ride this bike around all day…I want to fight crime but I am on a bike wearing biker shorts…aww man…” Put him back on a good team like the Phillies and he will rejuvenate his career. Polanco is relatively cheap at 6.25 next year, so he can be the ultra-utility player that Valdez is right now.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 2, 2011 at 1:58 PM

        They don’t have the money to sign Reyes. Smoking drugs? You are the one that is tripping. This team will NOT go over the luxury tax threshold of 175 million. It is as simple as that. The coin that it will cost to sign Reyes, they won’t do it. It won’t happen. Rollins is MUCH less expensive and Reyes has been known to be a dog at times, even when he’s not hurt.

        You will lose your bet. The Phillies have 0% interest in Reyes. 0%.

      • phukyouk - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:05 PM

        The Phils got enough money coming off the Books to sign Reyes. I do not know if they WILL sign him but you can bet your 2008 WS chip that they will make every effort. Rollins is a washed up piece of garbage compared to Reyes.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:09 PM

        Rollins is a washed up piece of garbage compared to Reyes? Are you serious? He’s a better fielder still than Reyes and can still hit. What is your definition of a player that is a piece of garbage? You sound like a 20 year old punk that knows nothing about baseball with a comment like that.

      • phukyouk - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:23 PM

        WTF is baseball?

      • seanmk - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:30 PM

        if money wasn’t an issue which would you rather have have chris: rollins or reyes.

        Also to your point about being a dog biceps i guess you don’t remember all the times rollins didn’t hustle or when he called philly fans front runners in august of 2008.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:30 PM

        phukyouk = Fuck You. Be a man and just post that handle. Don’t be a pussy, like your baseball knowledge. You give Philly a bad name with your lack of baseball knowledge.

      • cur68 - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:30 PM

        Not to get in the midst of the mud slinging gents (I’m wearing my cheap suit: can’t get mud out of it) but no way J-Roll is a “washed up piece of garbage”. He’d be a better option at short for any number of teams (Yankees for instance) than what they currently have. He might be declining, but he’s hardly washed up. If he’s lost a step or 2 then he’s still got about 4 or 5 to go before he reaches the level of mediocre.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:33 PM

        seanmk,

        You are a scumbag. Don’t reply to any of my posts anymore. I told you before that I don’t like to converse with you, yet you still are a punk as usual. Go converse with someone else. There are 30 threads here a day.

      • halladayspronatorteres - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:33 PM

        Yesterday by HalladaysBiceps:

        “…The Phillies future is bright with their great scouting/farm system and their unlimited payroll…

        Today by HalladaysBiceps

        “They don’t have the money to sign Reyes. Smoking drugs? You are the one that is tripping. This team will NOT go over the luxury tax threshold of 175 million.”

        Hide yo kids hide yo wife….

      • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:37 PM

        Yet again Cur is the voice of reason. Is that a Canadian trait?

      • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:41 PM

        The only reason I would have Reyes over Rollins is age. Other than that, they have put up remarkably similar WAR’s over the years.

      • seanmk - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:45 PM

        agree with cur he’s having a good bounce back season, and he’s been above average SS at a week position. .270/.340/.400 pretty good for SS

      • phukyouk - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:48 PM

        @ ‘cepts – this will be my last retort to you in this thread. i cannot give philly a bad name cause i do not live there nor am i a phils fan. as to anything else you said… well check your facts. ut seriously man.. you need to keep your anger in check

        as for my previous comment i did NOT say that he was a washed up piece of garbage i said that COMPARED to Reyes he was and that stands true. Reyes is younger, Faster, more of a tream player, keeps he gddamn mouth shut (Phils over Yanks in 5), and even though his has been oft injured each time he came back (fairly quick) he has been better and better. FURTHERMORE i think its safe to say that Rollins has missed as much or more time than Reyes has due to injuries and IF Reyes stays healthy his WAR will be significantly higher than Rollins.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:55 PM

        phukyouk,

        Re-read the thread. You called Rollins a piece of garbage. You say you are not a Phillies fan? Why are we even talking? And you bring up WAR. Another saber punk that I don’t want to talk to. You people are like cockroaches.

      • cur68 - Sep 2, 2011 at 2:57 PM

        Hi Doc: I’m not really that reasonable, actually. But this is just baseball, not life and death, so its real easy to reasonable. The trend around here with some people is to say shit to HB to get a rise out of the guy, knowing he’s a passionate fan and then have a good time essentially torturing him. WTF is with that? I mean, hell sure he brings a bit of trouble his way with some of the terms he uses and he never seems to cotton on to why he might want to tone it down a bit but he’s NOT going out there like some other posters and deliberately provoking people. There’s plenty of guys who post here who can’t say that.

        If any of you guys really want to rip into someone have a go at cup0pizza or sasquash20 or even dirtyharry1971. Those guys are out and out trolls. HB’s faults, though distinct and easy to point to, don’t involve starting shit out of no where with random posts. That’s far more egregious IMO.

        I know we can look at the Rany Jazayerli post and 1 or 2 others and say HB was a bit of a dick to say that stuff about those bloggers but I guaran-fekkin-T U if the articles had been written about the Yankees then certain Yankee fans would have reacted the exact same way. What happened to everyone’s perspective about that?

      • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 2, 2011 at 3:06 PM

        Hey Cur,
        Yeah, I’m with you. I’m not sure what is with the deliberate provoking. I don’t see how people get enjoyment out of that. It is banter gone too far. Perhaps it is selective memory or that I am getting old, but I don’t recall it being that way at the start of the season. It is a bad trend in my opinion. With crap like that pretty soon HBT will be like PFT and nobody wants that.

      • phukyouk - Sep 2, 2011 at 3:11 PM

        hey guys… not sure if you are talking about me but i had no intention of baiting/badgering/trolling anyone. sure I did the “FTFY” thing but that was in humor. i would say 95% of the folks here would understand that. IF i did get on anyone’s bad side ( save for ‘Cepts) i do apologize as it was not intentional.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 2, 2011 at 3:16 PM

        Nobody is on my bad side except dirtyharry or cupopizza. Just trolls. Oh, I didn’t even really read the exchange…I more or less take Cur’s word on things. I don’t even know what he is talking about when he said ‘Cepts said mean things about some blogger or whatever. No problems or worries from my end. I’m all for debate and banter….sometimes things get played out a bit for my taste though.

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 2, 2011 at 3:17 PM

        cur68 and Good Doctor,

        They are mostly saber guys that attack me now. They don’t like my opinion that saber stuff is garbage and I refuse to follow it. So, they come on a Phillies post and want to trash me. They can’t have a conversation unless they are arguing constantly. They are the trolls, not me. They still think that hardballtalk.com is shysterball or whatever they called it. This is NBC sports. They are posting on a mainstream site now. They need to stop their BS of fighting with non-saber people.

      • Chris Fiorentino - Sep 2, 2011 at 3:53 PM

        Look, anybody who says that at the same money, Reyes and Rollins are equals is a lunatic. Reyes is a way better option if the money were equal. It’s not and it won’t be because Reyes is a lot younger.

        That being said, if the Phillies wanted Reyes, NinJr would get him. But it would have to be at a price that Reyes probably wouldn’t take. I think Reyes is going to get Crawford-like money, mostly because the SS market frankly sucks. Jimmy Rollins is probably the 6th or 7th best SS in baseball right now and he is not great by any means. Good…yes. Great? Nope.

        I’d rather sign Rollins at 3 years and $35 million than Reyes at 6 years and $120, which is what I think it will take to get Reyes.

  8. halladaysbiceps - Sep 2, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    By the way, 610WIP just went to 94.1 FM just a few minutes ago. They said it would be on Tuesday (after labor day), but they did it just now. They are now 94 WIP.

    • Chris Fiorentino - Sep 2, 2011 at 3:55 PM

      94…610…that station still sucks and will always suck no matter what channel they are on. I listen to the morning show only because I can’t stand mike and the meatball on the Fanatic but otherwise, I listen to 97.5. I wish the fanatic would find some local talent to put on in the morning, grab Conklin from the morning show, and beat the crap out of Angelo, but because of ESPN, they will never let that happen.

      Mikey Miss will still kill Sportsradio 94 WIP when they get The Cuz and the Idiot…er, I mean Buffalo’s own Professor MacNow

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 2, 2011 at 4:06 PM

        Gargano I have no problem with. He’s a baseball guy. As far as Macnow, I’m indifferent to him. I could care less about him.

        Rob Ellis is good, though. A lot better than anything on 97.5 has.

      • Jonny 5 - Sep 2, 2011 at 4:14 PM

        Mike Miss is a moron Chris. He was on the soap box to trade away the entire Farm for Pence. Brown, Singleton, and everyone else the Stro’s wanted.. Pence is good, but he’s not J.H.Christ in cleats. Amaro had to be laughing at the guy really. I’m just glad he isn’t the GM. Stupid glasses……

      • Alex K - Sep 2, 2011 at 4:37 PM

        I always like Mike Miss when we overlapped in NY. To be fair, he was with Steven A. Smith at the time so I guess we should take that with a grain of salt. I don’t know if anyone can sound unlikeable next to S.A.S.

      • Chris Fiorentino - Sep 2, 2011 at 5:03 PM

        J5 different strokes for different folks I guess. I like Missanelli because he doesn’t automatically believe what the coaches/GMs tell him. And he’s entertaining too. Its not like I listen to everything that anybody says, but for my money Mikey Miss is the best because he says what’s on his mind. And he doesn’t berate callers like the Wolfman who will now just berate himself. I guess someone sent his career flowers and look what happened!!

    • Jonny 5 - Sep 2, 2011 at 4:14 PM

      I’m going to miss my classic rock actually.

  9. thepriceiswrongbitch - Sep 2, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Bastardo really has some nasty stuff! I’m a life-long Braves fan and he’s the one Philly reliever I hate seeing come into a game.

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