Tuesday, April 28, 2009

NL Playoff Predictions

Here are my NL playoff predictions:
Mets over Phillies
The Mets are too skilled. David Wright is a star hitter and fielder and their pitching and bullpen will be amazing. Sorry former champs you can't do it again.Score: NYM,6 PHI, 4

Cubs over Dodgers
Last year the Cubs were disappointed by the Dodgers. Not this year. Experience in the playoffs will collide with star hitters Alfonso Soriano, Derek Lee and Geovany Soto and it will come out with a win.CHI,5 LAD, 2

Mets over Cubs
Again the Mets are too skilled. The pitching will stop the Cubs in their tracks and the O will scare the Cubs out of town. NYM, 7 CHI, 5

The Tigers are Coming Back

The Detroit Tigers were the disappointment of the '08 season after some said they would 95 to 100 games. Well it didn't work out. But, the Tigers are improving rapidly. They were 10-8 on Sunday, April 26th and on top of the AL Central over the Kansas City Royals. Maybe it's a fluke. Or maybe the Tigers are coming back.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Are the Fish for Real?

Many people are wondering if the Florida Marlins can stay strong as they are previously 10-1. Who knows? I like the infield of Dan Uggla and Hanley Ramirez and maybe even 1B Gaby Sanchez, who will be the next A-Rod (in my mind). Their O is good to but, the Mets and Phillies will overthrow them in the NL East.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

In the NL East, the Marlins remain Undefeated

The surprise Florida Marlins beat the New York Mets to remain undefeated at 4-0 once they beat the Mets, 5-4. The Mets left 14 men on base in a tough game for the high expectation Mets team.

Driver Charged with 3 Accounts of Murder In Adenhart Death

Andrew Thomas Gallo was charged with 3 accounts of murder after drunk-driving and hitting Nick Adenhart after he also ran a red light. Gallo is 22 years old and he also hit 2 other men who were riding with Nick Adenhart. Again, Adenhart will be missed.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Dead

Los Angeles pitcher Nick Adenhart will be missed.
Adenhart's agent Scott Boras mourns the loss of his client as he wipes his tears.

Los Angeles pitcher Nick Adenhart died yesterday on April 10th, 2009. He died after a drunk driver reportedly ran a red light and hit Adenhart.
The accident happened after Adenhart pitched 6 scoreless innings with LA. His father had came to watch that game.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Playoff Picture

In baseball there is no better time then October (playoffs). Here are my playoff predictions:

Yankees over Rays
The 'Yanks are to powerful with strong hitters Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Mark Teixara. Mariona Rivera will save the day in it's most crucial spot. Score: NYY,4 Rays,2

Angels over Twins
The Angels will barely win the AL West but with experience in October they will be led by Vladimir Guerrero and Torii Hunter they will shine. Score: LAA,5 MIN,1

Angels over Yankees
Again the Angels will shine and again for the same reasons along with underrated pitching led by Joe Saunders. Score:LAA,7 NYY,5

AL Winner:Los Angeles Angels

Monday, April 6, 2009

Opening Day is Here

Today starts opening day for baseball. Last night started baseball as the Atanta Braves played the Philedelphia Phillies in NL East action last night on Sunday April 5th, 2009. The Braves won 4-1 over the former champs Phillies. Tonight the Minnesota Twins will play the Seattle Mariners in their last home opener. Francisco Liriano will pitch for the Twins as Felix Hernendez will pitch for the Mariners.

My All Star Team:AL

Matt Holliday for team USA will excell in the AL now.
Josh Hamilton will have another break trough season.

1B Justin Morneau

1B Kevin Youkilis

2B Ian Kinsler

2B Dustin Pedroia

SS Derek Jeter

SS Orlando Cabrera

3B Evan Longoria

3B Alex Rodriguez

C Joe Mauer

C Jason Varitek

DH David Ortiz

DH Hideki Matsui

OF Josh Hamilton

OF Carlos Quentin

OF Matt Holliday

OF Carl Crawford

AL East:Toronto Blue Jays

Travis Snider could be an all star someday.
5. Toronto Blue Jays

SS Marco Scutaro

PVR 253

HR 7

AVG .267

2B Aaron Hill

PVR 116

HR 2

AVG .263

RF Alex Rios

PVR 50

HR 15

AVG .291

CF Vernon Wells

PVR 98

HR 20

AVG .300

DH Adam Lind

PVR 193

HR 9

AVG .282

3B Scott Rolen

PVR 186

HR 11

AVG .262

1B Lyle Overbay

PVR 222

HR 15

AVG .270

C Rod Barajas

PVR 264

HR 11
AVG .249

LF Travis Snider

PVR 181

HR 2

AVG .301

Projected Record:70-92

PVR=Player Value Ranking

Sunday, April 5, 2009

AL East:Baltimore Orioles

4. Baltimore Orioles

2B Brian Roberts
PVR 34
HR 9
AVG .296

CF Adam Jones
PVR 129
HR 9
Matt Wieters will be a contestant for the
catcher job.

AVG .270

RF Nick Markakis
PVR 83
HR 20
AVG .306

1B Aubrey Huff
PVR 57
HR 32
AVG .304

3B Melvin Mora
PVR 97
HR 23
AVG .285

DH Luke Scott
PVR 166
HR 23
AVG .257

C Gregg Zaun
PVR 302
HR 6
AVG .237

LF Felix Pie
PVR 202
HR 1
AVG .241

SS Cesar Izturis
PVR 268
HR 1
AVG .263

Projected Record:74-88

PVR=Player Value Ranking

AL East:Boston Red Sox

" Big Papi" David Ortiz will need to be better this season.
3. Boston Red Sox

CF Jacoby Ellsbury
PVR 51
HR 9
AVG .280

2B Dustin Pedroia
PVR 10
HR 17
AVG .326

DH David Ortiz
PVR 29
HR 23
AVG .264

1B Kevin Youkilis
PVR 22
HR 29
AVG .312

RF J.D. Drew
PVR 102
HR 19
AVG .280

LF Jason Bay
PVR 53
HR 31
AVG .286

3B Mike Lowell
PVR 155
HR 17
AVG .274

SS Jed Lowrie
PVR 181
HR 2
AVG .258

C Jason Varitek
PVR 239
HR 13
AVG .220

Projected Record:88-74

PVR=Player Value Ranking

AL East:Tampa Bay Rays

Evan Longoria is a canidate for AL MVP
2. Tampa Bay Rays

CF B.J. Upton

PVR 64

HR 9

AVG .273

LF Carl Crawford

PVR 88

HR 8

AVG .273

3B Evan Longoria

PVR 14

HR 27

AVG .272

1B Carlos Pena

PVR 58

HR 31

AVG .247

DH Pat Burrell

PVR 108

HR 33

AVG .250

RF Gabe Gross

PVR 220

HR 13

AVG .238

C Dioner Navarro

PVR 198

HR 7

AVG .295

2B Akinori Iwamura

PVR 197

HR 6

AVG .274

SS Jason Bartlett

PVR 214

HR 1

AVG .286

Projected Record:90-72, Wild Card

PVR=Player Value Ranking

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Fantasy Picks

Here are some of my fantasy picks:


Who to draft:Johan Santana,Mets
The only reason Santana wasn't great was because of a weak bullpen. Now with J.J. Putz and Francisco Rodriguez he will get much needed help.

Who not to draft:Kelvim Escobar,Angels
Escobar may not be healthy plus he has a history of injuries.

Who to draft:Josh Hamilton, Rangers
Hamilton had a break out year last year and he'll continue that in '09. Hamilton is a steal in the later rounds.

Who not to draft:Nate McClouth, Pirates
Although McClouth had a great start to '08 he isn't a full time starter with the Pirates. Plus McClouth has no help from the weak Pirate lineup.

Who to draft:Ian Kinsler, Rangers
Kinsler can field, hit and play great ball. Again, he'll be a steal in the later rounds just like Josh Hamilton.

Who not to draft:Jason Bartlett, Rays
Bartlett is a decent hitter but this weak spot is his many errors. That many errors will effect his confidence and it will hurt his hitting.

AL East:New York Yankees

CF Brett Gardner.
1. New York Yankees

SS Derek Jeter
PVR 47
HR 11
AVG .300

LF Johnny Damon
PVR 121
HR 17
AVG .303

1B Mark Teixeira
PVR 22
HR 33
AVG .308

3B Alex Rodriguez
HR 35
AVG .302

DH Hideki Matsui
PVR 112
HR 9
AVG .294

C Jorge Posada (injured)
PVR 125
HR 3
AVG .268

2B Robinson Cano
PVR 131
HR 14
AVG .271

RF Xavier Nady
PVR 133
HR 25
AVG .305

CF Brett Gardner
PVR 199
HR 0
AVG .228

Projected Record:97-65
PVR=Player Value Ranking