Posted on: December 6, 2009 12:56 pm
THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!!!!!!!
Which would you rather have? Emilio Bonifacio or Chone Figgins.
Both guys are second basemen turned into third basemen, very little power, has speed but has way too many lapses trying to steal bases, and both have subpar defense which if not for their speed would be utility bench players.
A look at the stats.
Chone Figgins (158 GAMES) 4YR/$36 MILL ($9 MILL PER SEASON)
615AB 5HR 54RBI 114R 42SB 17CS .298BA
14 ERRORS. .968 FIELD %
Emilio Bonifacio (127 GAMES) $460K
OFFENSE: 461AB 1HR 27RBI 72R 21SB 9CS .252BA
17 ERRORS .938FIELD %
Me personally, I would love chone figgins OBP and SLG, but for $9 mill? Bleh you can have it. Dude gets thrown out way too much and is not much different then Emilio.
I thought the Rangers and Yankees overpaid people, but hey the Rangers gave it to A-Rod (worth it) and the Yankees won a championship. The Mariners? Another last place battle with Oakland next season.
Posted on: October 13, 2009 8:49 pm
The first round to me was not so hard to predict in my last blog . Teams like the Twins, Rockies, and Cardinals were fortunate to have unbalanced and favorable schedules, and play in weak divisions. The Red Sox have no passion, no team chemistry, and just are not that good without Manny Ramirez in that lineup.
So anyways, moving on to the next round.
Yankees vs. Angels ANGELS IN 6.
Phillies vs. Dodgers DODGERS IN 7
I would like to see the Phillies win the whole thing to represent that NL East division, but somehting tells me that backend of the bullpen is going to exproad. No not explode, EXPROAD!
And yes I'm seeing this Angels team going to the World Series like it is 2002 all over again.
My prediction is an all L.A. Series, Dodgers vs Angels.
Good Luck Fellas.
Posted on: October 4, 2009 7:16 pm
Early Season Predictions
So how about those Mets! Am I a genius for my early season predictions on the NL East or did I come upon dumb luck?
NL EAST: 5/5
NL CENTRAL: 2/6
NL WEST: 1/5
AL EAST: 0/5
AL CENTRAL: 2/5 PENDING
AL WEST: 2/4TOTAL: 12/30. 40% Correct
My picks on who should win what.
AL Cy Young
Winner : Justin Verlander
2nd place: Zack Greinke
3rd pace: Felix Hernandez
NL Cy Young
Winner : Tim Lincecum
2nd place: Adam Wainwright
3rd pace: Matt Cain
Winner : Joe Mauer
2nd place: Ian Kinsler
3rd pace: Miguel Cabrera
Winner : Ryan Howard
2nd place: Albert Pujols
Winner : Elvis Andrus
2nd place: Gordon Beckham
3rd pace: Rick Porcello
Winner : Chris Coghlan
2nd place: Tommy Hanson
Playoff Predictions. UH OHHHHHHHH1st Round
(PENDING ) Yankees vs Twins. YANKEES IN 4
Posted on: October 1, 2008 8:54 am
Red Sox in 4. While the Angels pitching was impressive this season, keep in mind, they aren't dominant. The Red Sox can still score pretty well with Bay, Drew, Ellsbury, Lowell, Varitek, Youkilis and Ortiz. The pitching rotations are nearly evenly matched with the Red Sox starters having a slight edge and the Angels bullpen holding a slight edge. Both lineups are evenly matched, but I'm going with the defending champs on this one. Beckett hasn't been very healthy lately and has struggled, he's due just in time for October.
Rays in 4. The Rays dominant rotation will be the impressive figure and keys to their success in this series and the rest of the playoffs. Their hitting can catch fire, but their guys have been beat up with injuries. The White Sox can slug the ball well and should steal a game, maybe two.
Phillies in 4. The Brewers will have to face two lefties, Moyer and Hamels in two of the first three games. C.C. Sabathia should be able to beat out Brett Myers in their matchup as long as he doesn't choke like last year. The Phillies offense is too much to handle, and the Brewers don't have a superb pitcher that can shut down a lineup loaded with some of the best hitters in the NL.
Dodgers in 5. The Dodgers come into this series with the best bullpen in baseball. Joe Torre has tons of veterans with playoff experience with the likes of Jeff Kent, Manny Ramirez, Juan Pierre, Andruw Jones, Derek Lowe, Nomar Garciaparra and Casey Blake. The possibility of the Dodgers winning this series shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. They are a severely uner-rated underdog with a lot of talent. The Cubs may have the best lineup 1-8, but Pineilla has been known to leave some guys in the pen a little too long even in the playoffs. This should be an interesting series. Dodgers haven't won a series since 1988 and the Cubs haven't won a world series in over a hundred years.
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