Category:MLB
Posted on: April 20, 2012 8:32 pm
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today in baseball history

1912 – Opening day for baseball's Tiger Stadium in DetroitMichigan, and Fenway Park in BostonMassachusetts.

first televised cubbies game april 20 1946


25 years ago Brewers went 13-0 on this day to start their season!
Category: MLB
Posted on: April 4, 2012 1:25 pm
 

Let the MLB season begin, and injuries too.

here comes the mad rush of injuries to begin 2012...

who else will get hit with the bug?  peavy? youkilis? Bay, wright?
hamilton and cruz are top choices.
theyre all top choices. the answers could be Bedard and mccarthy. Both regularly make DL trips.

My choices to hit the DL preseason were carpenter, halladay, feliz hernandez and weaver, carpenter is on the DL! So i got one correct at least.

darvish,feliz and holland of the Rangers could also hit the DL this year making way for ogando or feldman.


here are the predictions:    Cy young easy choices would be verlander and kershaw
top runner ups are    fister, yes fister!   D price, Matt Moore and weaver.
dark horses are fister, yes fister! matt moore, again, shields, haren and Yu Darvish.

the nl could be Cliff Lee, halladay and even a vote or two for Vance Worley


im liking alverez and smyly as well as luebke and holland as decent surprises.  Nova could also be a 16 game winner.

Luebke and holland could reach 15 Wins. holland had 16 last year. Holland is also a candidate to make a DL stint as well. 



Bounceback Years could be Kendrys Morales. His name changed pretty much ruined him.


Fister will go 200 inn w. 170K and a 2.99 ERA which is why I have him as a Cy Young candidate. He could easily rack up 17 and maybe 19 W
Holland could go 200 inn and 170 K as well.

Darvish is the most intriguing. I think he gets over 195 inn and 175 K w. a 3.25 ERA playing for the Angels. He has an advantage over the hitters.




Moore will get over 199 Ks a rare feat for a rookie.




Aybar of the angels will get over 100 R and 60 RBI and 30 SB for 2012
Morales will get over over 100 Rbi for 2012


Gordon of the Royals will get over 100R and 90 RBI and 20 SB for 2012
Cain will get over 90 R and 25 SB and over .285 
Hosmer will get over 25 HR and 105 RBI
Butler will get over .305 AVG and 20 HR
Moose will get over .275 and 17 HR


Gordon of the LAD will get over 100R and 40 RBI and 50 SB for 2012
Kemp will get over 33 HR and 105 Rbi for LAD
Ethier will get over 27 HR and 93 RBI


Boesch will get over 24 HR and 75 Rbi for 2012.


C ross will get over 20 HR and 70 RBI



Freese will get over 27 HR and 90 RBI w. a 297 AVG
Posted on: February 15, 2012 12:50 pm
 

hanley being manny

Guillen: Hanley not '100 percent' OK with move

hanley will finish his career with just 202 hr (134 right now)

hes likely done in 5 years.

2012: 18hr
2013: 15hr
2014: 13 hr
2015: 11 hr
2016: 9 hr
2017:  2 hr


i just took my time machine into the future...
sure homers dont make the man, but his average is looking awful too.
Category: MLB
Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:08 am
 

theo epstein gone pls

we all know "epy" is done in bo sox nation. the dude signed lackey. nuff said! lackey should have been benched and or used in the pen.

first off epy doesnt even watch the west coast games finish. he sleeps too damn early. sign a gm that actually watches the west coast games finish so you can actually know that lackey (FRON ANA Angels) can actually pitch.

lackey was a POS in the works just watching him pitch as an angel. and yes even a mediocore angel fan could have told you that!

I laughed my ass off when the Red Sox signed him for 82.5 mil

Category: MLB
Posted on: April 21, 2011 9:09 pm
 

only player to throw a no hitter in each of his..

Q: who is only player to throw a no hitter in each of his first two seasons:


A: steve busby 1973, 1974 KC Royals.Sealed
Posted on: March 31, 2011 5:47 am
 

Let the MLB season begin and the injuries too.

It is opening day march 31st 2011, and offically the start of america's pastime. The rosters of all the teams are ridden with injuries already. Teams seem to have at least 2-3 guys on the disabled list before the season has started. The injuries in the first 3 weeks of this upcoming season may or may not lead to your favorite team being in contention or out of contention for a playoff spot.

Teams that have the most worries so far have to be the Philadelphia Phillies who have 2 all stars on the DL, Chase Utley who played just 115 games of a knee injury. Before spring training started Vegas was packed with bets saying the phillies would win it all a 13/4odds front runner. Now it has regressed. The phillies were also a favorite to win more than 96 games, now they're a favorite to win less than 96 games.

The Giants have Cody Ross (NLCS MVP) and Brian Wilson to start on the DL. Barry Zito, expected to pitch this weekend just got injuried in an auto accident.

Top 5 players on the list to be concerned about

5. Cleveland CF Grady Sizemore » He has played a combined 139 games the past two seasons and underwent microfracture surgery on his knee last year.

4. Milwaukee P Zack Greinke » The Brewers' top offseason acquisition

3. Brian wilson RP Giants

2. Philadelphia closer Brad Lidge » The Phillies will need Jose Contreras for the start of the season, Lidge timetable is 3-6 weeks.

1. Philadelphia 2B Chase Utley » Depending if he plays more games than Chipper Jones could be the difference between the phillies/braves winning the division.

 

The team with the least amount of injuries are the minnesota Twins, but have two players coming back from injury, Joe Nathan and Justin Morneau. The Twins will start the season without any players on the DL.

Let the injuries begin. It seems like this will be the year of the injury. Hope for the best, prepare for the unexpected. Your fantasy team will take a major hit sooner or later.

Posted on: March 30, 2011 2:02 am
 

2011 bold predictions

Oakland As will have a guy hit 100 Rbi for the first time since 2006 (frank thomas)

David Price will win the AL Cy young, he can get out left handed hitters.

ROY: Kyle Drabek TOR, reminds me of Clay Bucholz as well as some japanese pitchers. (similar stuff to Nomo of the LAD)Cool

Posted on: March 18, 2011 2:07 am
 

carlos gonzalez full season 2.0

Lets put out the predictions for 2011. Cool

i think im going out on a limb:

some sites have him taking a few steps back and calling his 2010 a career year. cargo reportedly gained 22 pounds in the offseason. that was his checkin weight during the start of camp when they reported. Dont shy away though. It appears he is the #1 Outfielder for 2011. Matt Kemp who was ranked #2 in 2010 was a complete bust. Can cargo do it back to back you ask. I am not fully sold but i think if he stays healthy he can actually go 40/40.

when asked before the 2010 season if he would be 40/40, cargo replied "the home runs will come", he belted 34 HR in 2010. 6 shy from 40. The home runs did come, cargo was confident and not worried. That is a sign of a player who knows he will get his long balls.

heres the predictors:

bill james: 101 R 28HR 101 RBI 22SB .307

bill james has him missing a few games due to injury. common for a guy with less history. cargo missed a few games because of his uncles death and a hand injury in 2010.

other sites have him 90R 31 HR 109 RBI 24 SB .299


In the 3 hole behind fowler and Ian Stewart ( sometimes Todd Helton who might bat in the 2 hole) I think Cargo will have more than 100 RBI


my prediction is

114 R 38 HR 112RBI 33 SB .310AVG. Why .310? he batted .363 after the all star break in 2010. He could do .350-.360 after the all star break again.

will the extra pounds wear him down? I think right now  the answer is no. but possibly late sept it might show. He doesn't actually look any bigger. He looks like AROD from the left side. Will Cargo be AROD? eventually I think the comparisions kick in because Cargo will be AROD without the JUICE. Cargo will eventually get 40/40. It is a matter if he wants to be in the select group. Barry bonds once stole 12 bags in less than a month to go to join that group.

6-7 HR a month for cargo if he stays healthy. that is my prediction. 5-6 SB a month.
 
 
 
 
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