Alex Rodriguez‘s struggles continue to plague my team. Arod’s performance is my tremendous advantage that has not been fruitful just yet.
Injuries have been difficult as Mike Cameron remains on the DL, recently joined by ace pitcher Jorge DeRosa and stints by Aaron Hill and Jason Werth whom are both back healthy. Werth is back to himself completely, thank god.
Now, left with Cameron and DeRosa on my DL. DeRosa is way to good to give-up, so he will stay put but Cameron still not convinced. Cameron has kidney stones and knowing how pro athletes come back way to quickly, this injury could touch him a lot more. Continue reading ‘Fantasy Update: Battle Of The Blogs’ »
It is the 2-3-4 of the battingorder of Johnson, Tex and Arod.
I like Mark Teixeira and Arod which is why it is so frustrating to see them struggle. Johnson can go to the minors for all I care.
Here is a look at each player:
Teixeira’s early slump defence is starting to become a concern. Girardi, Cashman or any players who say that not worried are for sure lying to keep the pressure off Tex. The 2009 slumps longevity was due to Arod being on the DL, because Tex did get hot right when Arod returned, but so did the whole team.
So far, Tex has only nine RBIs, 18 strike-outs and 17 walks for a .136 AVG. YIKES!
BEST SOLUTION: Today is May 1st so let’s say in a week let’s regroup.
Nick Johnson in the two spot is about as useless as having Girardi suit up and catch again. Pettitte close. All joking aside, if Girardi is allowing for adjusting time, this does not prevail in this case. Johnson has never adjusted, but at now he is just striking out with 21, matching his 21 walks and just five RBIs in 58 at-bats.
Robinson Cano is a darn authentic baseball player, but after years the discussion of Cano’s promise to excel seems to be unfolding.
Cano is leading baseball in hitting, with .407 avg, eight home-runs, five doubles, one triple, 17 RBI‘s and .444 OBP.
To understand the importance of Cano’s impact, just compare Albert Pujols‘ stats, a .333 Avg, seven home-runs, six doubles, zero triples, 19 RBI’s but has struck out 16 times at 84 at-bats. Cano has 81 at-bats and only 10 strike-outs, so you catch my drift.
Cano’s monster has followed him to second base, as his defense has been just as remarkable. Last night bottom of the third, Cano’s play off Orioles Nolan Reimold’s hard grounder to get the out at first will be a Web-gem for the next month.
New York Yankees – fact is media loves to hate the Bombers, but they seem to forget the fact that they beat the Rays two weeks ago. Sabathia almost had a no hitter at the Trop. Fact is Yankees are the reigning champs for a reason, and let me tell you this team is not going to let this title leave very easily. The two best hitters are still cold, but when Tex and Arod get hot…full steam head.
Tampa Bay Rays – media favorite Rays are talented and young no doubt, but you need to beat the champs to be #1 on this list. The media darlings must not let all the talk go to their heads. The press is riding them like Seabiscut right now, but remember Yankee haters (ESPN) will hang on anything ahead of the Yankees. It’s just a fact. Rays look good, but don’t have the history of success to back it up this early start.
Minnesota Twins – easier division than Yanks and Rays, that Twins should be killing it according to the experts. Coming to the Bronx in May will be their chance to cement themselves. Closer Joe Nathan being out for the season hasn’t devastated Twins, thanks to set-up man Matt Guerrier. Also, looks as if SP Francisco Liriano resurrection is for real….yikes for batters. M & M boys need to both be healthy, Morneau sat out this week and has bad back. Rest him now. Continue reading ‘Part Two: American League Team Rankings’ »
With baseball season in full swing, teams are starting to define their reputations.
As the season progresses, teams will start to trip themselves up or find their footing again. Some teams will get that hail mary to get back up, and some might collapse like the Mets in 2007.
Speaking of the Mets, lets rank* the National League in part one, and the American League in part two.
San Francisco Giants -The Freak, Tim Lincecum is the best pitcher in MLB and Giants rotation is one of the top, depending if Barry Zito is really back to life. Ahead of Cards because Giants took the series, killed them with pitching.
St. Louis Cardinals – starting rotation up their with the Giants lead by Chris Carpenter; best player MLB is still Pujols with 7 home-runs, 5 doubles, 11 walks and 18 RBIs as of April 28. Pujols is insane, but the rest of the line-up better start to help him out, consistently.