Posted on: August 27, 2009 6:07 pm
Edited on: August 27, 2009 7:15 pm
This is for the off season challenge. Post what players on your team are free agents and if you will be offering them a contract, say what it is, and say who you are dropping.
Freddy Garcia 4.5 Million One Year Giants
Jason Grilli Released
More Will Come up as you post them, also if there are still remaining teams, please post their free agents.
Re Signing offers:
Bengie Molina 11 million one year, Giants
Juan Uribe 3 million one year, Giants
Akinori Iwamura Accept Option Rays
Troy Percival 1YR 3M Rays
Jim Thome 2YR 12M White Sox
Octavio Dotel 1YR 5M White Sox
Mark Kotsay 1YR 1M White Sox
Ramon Castro 1YR 1M White Sox
Omar Vizquel 1 year 1 million Rangers
Hank Blalock 1 year 3 million Rangers
Posted on: August 14, 2009 10:27 am
Edited on: August 18, 2009 9:58 am
Alright, we are both buyers, Marlins only a few games back right now, Dodgers best record in AL.
Five Man Rotation:
Marlins Get:Bronson Arroyo
1. SS Rafeal Furcal
2. 2B Orlando Hudson
3. 3B Casey Blake
4. LF Manny Ramirez
5. 1B James Loney
6. CF Carlos Quentin
7. RF Andre Ethier
8. C Russell Martin
Juan Pierre OF
Xavier Paul CF
Mark Loretta 2B
Juan Castro SS
1. Chad Billingsley
2. Clayton Kershaw
3. Randy Wolf
4. Hiroki Kuroda
5. Jeff Weaver
White Sox Get:
Posted on: July 27, 2009 9:25 pm
Edited on: July 28, 2009 7:48 pm
Second in this series.
Physical Breakdown: As a thirdbasemen for the Yankees, he has strength*, stands tall at six feet and three inches, weighing in at a lean 220. Wears number 13.
The Attractive: Alex Rodriguez has power, and lots of it, he has a great shot at being the home run king at the end of his career, and has already won many batting crowns. As a power hitter, he often hits for average as well! He has a career average of .304, and not only does he hit, he runs, he is a former 40-40 player, so whats not to like about this guy?
The Ugly: A-Rod was busted for steroids, and that hurts everyone's reputation. He has bounced back though, and is still a key player! Albeit, he has more flaws, he has never been great in the field, and gets too many errors, he could be a much better playre if it weren't for his fielding, with too many errors
Grade: I give him a B+, he is a very good player, a possible A, but due to the steroids I give him a B+, overall though he is an A!
You forgot to put something in the ugly. He only has 1 RBI in the last 5 years in the postseason, which came on a meaningless homerun against Rafael Perez with the Yanks down 5-0 in the 6th in Game 4 during an elimination game. This guy, when it comes to October, tightens up. I give him an A-, because I need to see it in October. Btw, when is the Yankee debate going to be posted. -- arth
Posted on: July 21, 2009 12:26 pm
Edited on: August 2, 2009 8:26 pm
Right now there are a few teams who don't really have a great record, but are only a few games out of first place.
Astros: Few times this year have the Astros been more than five games above .500, but as the division is weak, they still have a shot. Miguel Tajada, who I almost forgot about, has been hitting .350, this veteran is carrying his whole team of veterans! Do the Astros have what it takes to take over the division?
The whole AL Central! The Tigers have an average record and lead the division by a game, how someone with a .533 win percentage leads a division is beyond me, but they may still make the post season. The White Sox are now heating up, a game back of the Tigers, and with no shot at the wild card, between the Red Sox and Yankees, the White Sox NEED to win this division....
Who would have thought these records will be playing in October?
Posted on: July 17, 2009 7:43 pm
Contained here is a list of the top performers of each AL position, other than the DH, they may be included in their natural fielding position. In order, top three.
1. Justin Morneau, focusing on his batting, he's batting above .310, and has 21 home runs. And is third in RBI's, no slouch in the field, Monreau was robbed by the fans, not starting in the Mid Summer Classic.
1.Jason Bay, an All Star Game starter, he has a great average, great fielding, and is amongst lead leaders in both home runs and RBI's!
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Posted on: July 9, 2009 8:25 pm
Once again I'm tired of Yankee haters saying "Oh... A twelve year old could hit one out to right field fence!!!" Well here is why the Yankees stadium is no easier to play in then the rest.
The Yankees have the most powerful lineup in the league, we all knew that coming into the new season, with the landing of Mark Teixeira, and all the lineups they face are powerful. They play in the AL East, the most powerful division in the MLB, without a doubt, so that means not only do you have the most powerful hitters in there day in and day out, but unless you have Cy Young himself, he'll give up runs! That would happen at any stadium! Not to mention the measurments aren't that short either!
Also, as for the Yankees rotation, its actually very good. The guys they've got get the job done, but Joe Girardi knows they don't give up extra basehits, they give up home runs. Another reason why you don't initiate the start to a good quarrell.
Lastly, if anyone can hit it out of Yankee Stadium, why aren't opponents going in there and dominating? After all the Yankees have the second best record in the AL!
Posted on: July 5, 2009 11:29 am
As I have been breaking down the race for the AL pennant I will continue to do so.
The Yankees who were just four games back from Boston have hit a spark, winning nine of their last ten, the pitching has been terrific, the bull pen a bit above average. Milestones have been achieved already, Mariano Rivera himself got his 500th career save, and his first career RBI. And as we get closer and closer to the All Star Break, the Yankees are only one game back of the Red Sox, not to mention they have the second best record in the American League!
The White Sox, hitting, fielding, and pitching, all of these have been amazing recently, with the White Sox, its always a nine inning game! Winning seven consecutive, the White Sox are only two and a half games back from the Tigers, and with a stretch of games against divisional opponents, the White Sox could take over the AL Central by the All Star break!
Posted on: July 2, 2009 11:35 am
NOTE: I just washed my eyes out so all of this is real.