Category «MLB»

NL Central Preview 2009

1. St Louis Cardinals – Skip Schumaker is trying to make the transition from OF to 2B this season, Schumaker who played all 3 OF positions last year is trying to replace Aaron Miles and give the Cardinals a .300 hitter in the middle infield. RF Ryan Ludwick and CF Rick Ankiel both had breakout …

NL West Preview 2009

1. Los Angeles Dodgers – Resigning Manny Ramirez was the top priority of the Dodgers this offseason and although it took 141 days, he eventually signed on March 4th. To me the biggest offseason signing is Orlando Hudson from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Hudson will bat between a healthy Rafael Furcal and Manny Ramirez priming him …

AL East Preview 2009

1. Tampa Bay Rays – The Rays made it to the World Series last year and I think anything less than that this year would be a disappointment. The Rays added slugger Pat Burrell to the lineup and have healthy players, Carl Crawford and B.J. Upton to play all season in the outfield. Playoff stud …

AL Central Preview 2009

This is probably the most competitive division in baseball. I think I can make a strong case for all 5 teams to win the division but also a strong case for all 5 teams to not win the division. I think this will be close throughout with as few as 85 wins claiming the division. …

AL West Preview 2009

1. Los Angeles Angels – New closer Brian Fuentes is not much of a downgrade from K-Rod in actuality. Fuentes converted on 88.2% of his save opportunities while Rodriguez converted on 89.9%. The addition of Bobby Abreu in LF should make up for the loss in productivity of Vlad Guerrero being a year older. The …

Fantasy Baseball 2009 Love/Hate List

Two rules to live by: Don’t reach for a catcher. In a 10 team league that means there will probably be 10-15 catchers owned, meaning there are still 15 other catchers you can draft. Don’t pay for saves – 1/3 of closers last year lost their jobs at some point last year. I wouldn’t take …

Curt Schilling Retires

“Turn out the lights the party’s over” … Those were the words written on Curt Schilling’s blog just a few moments ago. Schilling pitched for five teams in his big league career, Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox. The ace will most famously be known for his bloody sock …

A-Rod to have hip surgery, likely out 10 weeks

ESPN Deportes Enrique Rojas, is reporting Alex Rodriquez will undergo hip surgery and will likely be out 10 weeks. In an off season that has included a leaked steroid test and an admission to using performance enhancing drugs, it was thought things couldn’t get much worse for Rodriguez. This news comes two days after A-Rod …