Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Team Ranking Update

1) Charlotte Minute Men
2) Tampa Bay Don Caesars
3) Los Angeles Dodgers
4) Burlington Booya
5) Cincinnati Sextons
6)Tacoma Downriggers
7) Jacksonville Porters
8) Milwaukee Boomers
9) Augusta Polar Bears
10) Scranton Squirrels
11) Iowa City Rounders
12) St. Louis Red Birds
13) Trenton Thunder
14) Colorado Shock
15) New Britain River Rats
16) Wichita Rocks
17) Santa Fe Sluggers
18) Pittsburgh Steel Makers
19) Las Vegas Bishes
20) Toledo Mud Hens
21) New Orleans Pelicans
22) Jackson Colonels
23) Chicago Blagos
24) Helena Peacemakers
25) Rochester Rakers
26) Syracuse Psychos
27) Texas Wildcats
28) Scottsdale Pings
29) Washington D.C. Senators
30)Seattle Water Wolves
31) Philadelphia Colonials
32) Arizona Sun Dogs

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Best ML Prospect - Position and Pitching by Team

Arizona Sun Dogs
Carlos Mairena – 3B
Alfredo Durao – SP

Augusta Polar Bears
Melvin Kydd – C
Anthony Blackley – RP

Burlington Booya
Omar Borges –C/DH

Charlotte Minute Men
Francis Kelly – RF
Reagan Anderson – RP

Chicago Blagos
Chan Ho Martin – 3B
Max Ugueto – SP

Cincinnati Sextons
Brant Ducey – C
Tony Jorgensen – RP

Colorado Shock
Felipe Mercado – LF
Jolbert Galvez – SP

Helena Peacemakers
Gio Lee – C
Darrell Bigbie – SP

Iowa City Rounders
Ed Charleston – C
Yusmeiro Marrero – RP

Jackson Colonels
Andrew Skinner – 3B
Kirk Lee – SP

Jacksonville Porters
Craig Wilkins – LF
Scott Campbell – SP

Las Vegas Bishes
Francisco Cela – 3B
Miguel Bennett – SP

Los Angeles Dodgers
Robert Hewson – 1B
Turner Ellis – RP

Milwaukee Boomers
Bobby Guerrero – LF
Ossie Diaz – SP

New Britain river rats
Marc Peterson – 3B
Joe Little – RP

New Orleans Pelicans
Jose Zurbaran – C
Santos Dali – RP

Philadelphia Colonials
Casey Adams – CF
Dingo McDonald – SP

Pittsburgh Steel Makers
Graham Thomas – 3B
Heinie Fabregas – RP

Rochester Rakers
Skip Walton – 1B
Cliff Larkin – RP

Santa Fe Sluggers
C.J. Guerrier – CF
Tony Britton – SP

Scottsdale Pings
Carlton Hines – C/DH
Erick Durham – SP

Scranton Squirrels
Daniel Stavinoha – LF
Santo Cerda – SP

Seattle Water Wolves
Santos Mendoza – C
Edgardo Cruz – SP

St. Louis Red Birds
Josh Benson – LF
Jade Tam – SP

Syracuse Psychos
David Sisk – 2B
Barney Ryan – SP

Tacoma Downriggers
Carmen Samardzija – 3B
Donatello Lampkin- RP

Tampa Bay Don Ceasars
DJ Ross – C
Jose Santayana – RP

Texas Wildcats
Wellington Rijo – 1B
Hong-Chih Nakamura – SP

Toledo Mud Hens
Geoff Cunningham – 2B
Gary Pressley – SP

Trenton Thunder
John Suzuki – CF
Victor Diaz – SP

Washington D.C. Senators
Pokey Hernandez – SS
Wandy Morian – RP

Wichita Rocks
Robin Shipley – 2B
William Matsumoto

Thursday, March 15, 2012

S22 Pre-Season Rankings

1) Charlotte Minute Men
2) Tampa Bay Don Caesars
3) St. Louis Red Birds
4) Los Angeles Dodgers
5) Jackson Colonels
6) Burlington Booya
7) Tacoma Downriggers
8) Milwaukee Boomers
9) Augusta Polar Bears
10) Colorado Shock
11) Iowa City Rounders
12) Scranton Squirrels
13) Trenton Thunder
14) Jacksonville Porters
15) Toledo Mud Hens
16) New Britain River Rats
17) Santa Fe Sluggers
18) Cincinnati Sextons
19) Las Vegas Bishes
20) Wichita Rocks
21) New Orleans Pelicans
22) Pittsburgh Steel Makers
23) Texas Wildcats
24) Syracuse Psychos
25) Rochester Rakers
26) Helena Peacemakers
27) Seattle Water Wolves
28) Chicago Blagos
29) Washington D.C. Senators
30) Scottsdale Pings
31) Philadelphia Colonials
32) Arizona Sun Dogs

Sunday, March 11, 2012

S22 HOF - Get these 5 in!!

1) 1B Dante Ming   -  "The MVP".  9x ARod NL MVP.  Nuff said!!

2)  SP Sal MacDougal   -  MacDougal played for 17 long years.  He racked up the most wins and strikeout in the history of ARod as of today---286 wins and 3053 stikeouts.  MacDougal was S4 AL Cy Young winner; he was a 7x AL All-Star and picked up a World Series championship in S16 with long-time ARod owner dblaine and his Fargo Flockers.  MacDougal was great in the regular season as evidence by his wins, strikeouts and career WHIP of 1.33, but it was in that magical S16 run to the title that Mr. MacDougal was at his best.........5 games started, 4 wins, 2 complete games, 1 shutout, .137 oba, .201 obp, .202 ops, 0.73 WHIP and 1.46 ERA. 

3) SP Johnny Vernon  -    Meet the man who teamed up with HOFer Marvin Punto as one half of the most dominant pitching combination the World of ARod has ever seen, Johnny "Mount" Vernon.   Vernon was nothing short of fantastic during the Mets magical run as he picked in the S1 NL Rookie of the Year and then followed that up with 4 straight NL Cy Young awards, not to mention the 5 All-Star nods he was awarded.  "Mount" Vernon's line in S2 just might be the best this world have ever seen:  24-2, .096 whip, 1.88 ERA, 215.2 innings pitched, 27 of 32 were Quality Starts, and teams on hit .192 off of him.  Sick.

4) 1B Alfredo Sosa   -   Alfredo "Say it Ain't" Sosa is one of the true smash brothers that have come thru this world.  Looking at his stats from S3 thru S11, it's truly shocking that Sosa only picked up 1 MVP---S5.  Despite not picking up a few more MVP's, Sosa definitely pickup up plenty of accolades along the way: S3 AL Rookie of the Year, 6-time All-Star, 2-time Home Run Derby Champ and 4 Silver Slugger awards.  Think about this; Sosa averaged 60 Hr/year during the first 10 years of his career, and ranks 3rd all-time with 718 career bombs.  That's not all he did though---see the .315 career BA.

5)  SP and Closer Albie Villano   -   Villano was an absolute stud.  3x AL Cy Young winner, 10x All-Star,  1 World Series Ring and 2x NL Fireman of the Year.   Villano spent most of his career as one of the best SP in the world, culminating with his magical S7---Record 27-2, Cy Young, WS, All-Star----Villano pitched the legendary Colorado Ballavalanche squad to a title while Roy Bell and Omar Castillo provided to sticks.  Villano picked up 232 of 264 wins as a SP and then extended his already fantastic career by becoming a lock down closer late in his career.  Villano's career WHIP of 1.20 and ERA of 3.39 are two of the best career marks in ARod history.

Friday, March 9, 2012

S22 Kicks Off!!

1) Welcome to the new owners in ARod-----here's to hoping you stick around and prove your worth to the league just as other recent additions to the league have like brutus 08, patrick40293875093, carseneau, mtg54, asexton065, jimmy302745093 and reigny (my apologies if I missed anyone).

2) ARod is bound to see some major prospect finally debut this year shortly after 20 games have been play, but of the guys promoted thus far, the blog can see big impact on the parent club by Miguel Navarre, Phil Sandberg, Al Gardner, Ivan Aquino, Chris Montague, Maverick Johnson and Les Soriano.   On second thought, I could have just said "Let take a look at the future of the Tacoma Downriggers"!!!

3) We've had some major contracts signed in pre-season free agency.  Here's a look at some of the biggest:

                     a)  Gio Hernandez by Colorado Shock - $110 million x 5 yrs.  The jury is out on whether or not this was a good move for the Shock.  Clearly some in the league feel this is too much for any one play and then again some covet this type of pitcher.  bigparb can't wait to find out if he was right and hopes the veteran presence of "The Hybrid" can help the rest of his young pitching staff hold opponents to less runs than he can score in the thin air of the Rockies!!
                     b)  Pat Combs by Trenton Thunder - $101 million x 5 yrs.  50below clearly isn't as dumb as bigparb---he as able save $9 million for his other FA moves.  Combs teams with S18 AL Cy Young winner Karl Hurst to makes one of the best 1-2 punches in all of ARod.  Jimmy 023945702934875, jeslav and legendary owner gydk can't like this one bit!!!
                    c)  Lorenzo Alomar by Santa Fe Sluggers - $57.5 million x 5 yrs.  tony23 clearly is realizing that he can't just hope to out-slug Jackson, Charlotte and Wichita.  I don't know what role he has planned for Mr. Alomar, but as a Set up A guy, the Sluggers could get close to 150 high-quality inning out of him!!  What an a great asset out of the bullpen!!
                    d)  Santos Delgado by Burlington Booya - $27 million x 5 yrs.  This is a huge contract for a #6 starter/mop up guys with sub-par ratings in control, vL and vR.  tman has proven over the years to be a shrewd evaluator of talent, but this one has the blog scratching its head.  Time will tell if this was money well spent.
                    e)  Trey Middlebrook by Santa Fe Sluggers - $27 million x 4 yrs.  tony23 again is picking up an elite role player.  Middlebrook was an All-Star for Burlington in S18 and has the ability to pick up a gold glove or two during the life of his contract.
                    f)  Enos Hoffman by Pittsburgh Steel Makers - $44 millions x 5 yrs.  Rookie owner bravesfan108 made a great move in the blogs opinion by picking up a guy who can provide defensive options along with a big bat.  He also picked up veteran arms Stu Magee & Aramis Herrera.  bravesfan108 is a noob?  Wish I was that smart in my rookie season.....some clearly think I'm still a dumb ass.
                    g) Larry Kile by Charlotte Minute Men - $28 million x 4 years.  Safetyman is throwing a decent chuck of money at an aging veteran, but this isn't no ordinary veteran, this is a 2-time AL Cy Young winner.  Then again, Kile will be 38 in the last year of his contract.  Can you say "geezer" safetyman??
                    h) Don Wallace by Los Angeles Dodgers - $29million x 4 years.  slashtc put together an interesting contract for Mr. Wallace and will be paying $11.6 in the last two years; either way though, Wallace is a great pickup.  He was a much needed piece for slashtc to add that lends stability to his rotation.
                    i)  Douglas Scott by Texas Wildcats - $10 million x 1 yr.  This is a weird signing.  Haven't seen a guy in FA demand command this kind of money for 1 year.