Posted on: August 21, 2008 7:27 pm
Steven Jackson finally ended his holdout, signing an extension for six years 44 mil. Good job Rams. The rams could surprise people.
Posted on: August 5, 2008 12:31 am
I heard Steve Phillips on Espn saying Joba was the next Roger Clemens while a red sock. He's not. Joba, as he proved in todays start, does not have the command nor the intimidation of clemens. That is too lofty of a comparison.
Posted on: August 2, 2008 2:07 am
Manny in La. A match made in heaven. This makes the Dodgers a threat in the National league and not just within the division. What a move by Ned Coletti. It's gonna be an exciting race in the nl west.
Posted on: July 21, 2008 4:49 pm
What a game for the Dodgers yesterday. A come from behind win, a tie for first, and a lot of clutch two out hitting. It's going to be an exciting race for the division.
P.S. I have a new theory on why the N.L. West leaders do not seem as strong as other division leaders. It's because their all so even so they beat up on each other.
Posted on: July 13, 2008 11:16 pm
Adavancing to second round
Utley does not have enough raw power. Neither does Sizemore. Morneau is off a little hitting home runs this year. And Longoria is a rookie.
In the Finals
Uggla's country ball style will tire him out fast. Berkman beats out Braun. He has experience. Remember his dominating performance a few years ago?
Sorry if you think i'm in love with Josh Hamilton, but he is gonna win. HIs raw power is enourmous and that's what usually counts in the Derby. Note how I said usually. In the case of Bobby Abreau and Berkman, it wasn't all about raw power. So don't be suprised if Berkman wins. But the stories of Hamilton during batting practice are incredible. Apparently 80 % of his swings are home runs in batting practice.
Posted on: July 12, 2008 11:47 pm
My 2008 midseason MLB awards
If standings did not exist in the MLB, the race would be Lance Berkman and Chipper Jones. But that's obviously not the case. Chase Utley is the leader of a first place team. He is putting up power numbers that are the best for a second baseman since Rogers Hornsby. He is playing the important defensive position of second base where there are almost no power hitters.He plays hard. He deserves it now.
Others deserving in order: Chipper Jones, Lance Berkman, Dan Uggla, Hanley Ramirez, Albert Pujols.
Sorry if you think I'm falling for the good story. But Josh Hamilton is having super human season. 95 r.b.i in the first half?!!?. There's still a game left in the first half. In my opinon, he is having the best season I can remember after Barry Bonds. He wins it over two teammates.
N.L. Cy Young
This is a two man race, no offense to Brandon Webb. But Tim Lincecum and Edinson Volquez. Lincecum wins by a little. He has a great e.r.a (2.66), he has a lot of strikeouts (126, tops in the league), he is a stopper ( 9-1 after a Giants' loss), and he wins for a terrible team who can't win without him ( 10-2 when the Giants are 26-49 when anybody else starts. That's very good.
A.L. Cy Young
This is a four man race between Roy Halladay, Justin Duchscherer, Cliff Lee, and Mariano Rivera. First out is Rivera. He is having an incredible year, but he has not been the most valuable pitcher. Lee is out next. He has a sparkling record, but his e.r.a is rising consistintly and the Indians are terrible. Now it's Halladay and Duchscherer. And my first suprise selection. It's a tie!!!!!! Duchscherer has 1.76 era. Any starter with that deserves a Cy Young. But Halladay is doing things people haven't been doing since the early 1900's. Anytime he is on the mound, he is a threat for a complete game. He now has 7. And 11 wins with a 2.71 e.r.a.
Others deserving: Cliff Lee, Mariano Rivera, Francisco Rodriguez, Joe Nathan
Posted on: July 12, 2008 11:17 pm
He is the most ridiculous athlete in sports. Personality wise, I mean. Every year, he says "Hmmm..., I'm thinking about retiring but I still want to play. I know I can play but not mentally". Why would he even consider retiring if he is still a top five qb and still really wants to play the game. So he still retires, and then wants to play, and then asks for his release. He is being unfair to Aaron Rodgers and to Packers fans. The team has been preparing for a shift ever since he "retired". The packers should keep him on the team and make him ride the bench. Who cares if he complains? Make him retire for good.
Posted on: July 8, 2008 12:30 am
Hiroki Kuroda gave up only one hit and had a perfect game through seven. The best pitched game I have ever seen in my young life. He looked better than John Lester when he pitched a no-no. He should start getting equal recognition to Dice k. The only reason he doesn't is because he is on the Dodgers and Dice K is on the Red Sox.