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KCJ58
03-01-2010, 05:55 PM
GO DODGERS!

Brodeur
03-01-2010, 05:56 PM
KIKO CALERO HAS NOT SIGNED GOD DAMMIT. I want this thread closed.

ccB
03-01-2010, 05:58 PM
And year two of the Wieters/Matusz era begins...

Brodeur
03-01-2010, 06:00 PM
And year two of the Wieters/Matusz era begins...

By that you mean the 15 consecutive World Series victories until Matt Wieters decides to take mercy on the rest of the league by retiring.

T-RICH49
03-01-2010, 06:01 PM
I wish we'd have drafted Wieters.Can you imagine a Greinke/Weiters battery?

Tampa 2 4 life
03-01-2010, 06:02 PM
KIKO CALERO HAS NOT SIGNED GOD DAMMIT. I want this thread closed.

Cosigned. Kiko Calero needs a home.

tjsunstein
03-01-2010, 06:09 PM
Do the Phillies have the NL locked up? Who poses the biggest threat?

I think the Cardinals pose the biggest threat. Followed by the Dodgers and Mets. Phillies have to be favorites, however.

Brodeur
03-01-2010, 06:13 PM
Cosigned. Kiko Calero needs a home.

It baffles me that Brandon Lyon gets $5 million a year when Kiko is barely getting major league offers.

Do the Phillies have the NL locked up? Who poses the biggest threat?

I think the Cardinals pose the biggest threat. Followed by the Dodgers and Mets. Phillies have to be favorites, however.

The Pirates when 37 year old Jose Tabata breaks out in a big way.

YotoJets007
03-01-2010, 06:33 PM
so far I know... Mets will be on TV tomorrow and Yankees will be on this Wednesday... MLB network.

Hines
03-01-2010, 06:54 PM
It baffles me that Brandon Lyon gets $5 million a year when Kiko is barely getting major league offers.



The Pirates when 37 year old Jose Tabata breaks out in a big way.

Hahaha :(

Don't say that!

Scotty D
03-01-2010, 06:58 PM
Excited to see how Austin Jackson and Scott Sizemore perform this year. Little worried about our offense.

djp
03-01-2010, 07:18 PM
Target Field .. yay

http://homepage.mac.com/toadhall/.Pictures/KDOB/Pictures/Target%20Field-Scoreboard%201-Small.jpg

Jughead10
03-01-2010, 07:21 PM
http://rlv.zcache.com/the_quest_for_28_button-p145088484698058688tmn2_210.jpg

Brodeur
03-01-2010, 07:29 PM
http://rlv.zcache.com/the_quest_for_28_button-p145088484698058688tmn2_210.jpg

Another year of feeling the need to hate you but unable to is upon us.

tjsunstein
03-01-2010, 07:36 PM
Anyone have any extensive predictions? I'll come up with mine in a couple weeks when the season is closer.

ViperVisor
03-01-2010, 07:37 PM
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8744/capt16b931388acc4918867.jpg

Jughead10
03-01-2010, 07:40 PM
Anyone have any extensive predictions? I'll come up with mine in a couple weeks when the season is closer.

No but I'll definitely take under 70.5 on Blue Jay wins. With the Red Sox and Yankee lines at 94.5 and the Rays at 89.5, if those teams all approach those totals it basically impossible for the Blue Jays to win that amount unless the Orioles put up a 50 win season.

Brent
03-01-2010, 07:41 PM
Yet another year of Timmy Lincecum. I luz him.

oh and **** the Dodgers.

djp
03-01-2010, 07:45 PM
No but I'll definitely take under 70.5 on Blue Jay wins. With the Red Sox and Yankee lines at 94.5 and the Rays at 89.5, if those teams all approach those totals it basically impossible for the Blue Jays to win that amount unless the Orioles put up a 50 win season.

Which is a shame because the Blue Jays aren't that bad. I could see them finishing 3rd if some of the young players develop quickly aka Travis Snider.

fenikz
03-01-2010, 07:52 PM
NL
West: Rockies
Central: Cardinals
East: Phillies
Wildcard: Diamondbacks

AL
West: Angels
Central: Twins
East: Yankees
Wildcard: Red Sox

NL MVP: Albert Pujols
AL MVP: Joe Mauer

NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay
AL Cy Young: Zack Grienke

NL ROY: Stephen Strasburg
AL ROY: Desmond Jennings

Brodeur
03-01-2010, 07:53 PM
Which is a shame because the Blue Jays aren't that bad. I could see them finishing 3rd if some of the young players develop quickly aka Travis Snider.

No chance they finish above the Rays, and the Orioles are going to get a lot better as well because of MATT WIETERS.

Tampa 2 4 life
03-01-2010, 07:56 PM
No chance they finish above the Rays, and the Orioles are going to get a lot better as well because of MATT WIETERS.

I believe you mean

"No chance they finish above the red sox".

Hines
03-01-2010, 08:03 PM
NL East:

1) Philly
2) Atlanta
3) Florida
4) New York
5) Washington

NL Central:

1) St Louis
2) Chicago
3) Cincinati
4) Pittsburgh
5) Milwaukee
6) Houston

NL West:

1) Dodgers
2) Colorado
3) Arizona
4) San Fran
5) San Diego

Wild Card: Chicago


AL East:

1) Yankees
2) Boston
3) Tampa Bay
4) Baltimore
5) Toronto

AL Central:

1) Minnesota
2) Chicago White Sox
3) Detroit
4) Cleveland
5) Kansas City

AL West:

1) Seattle
2) Angels
3) Rangers
4) A's

Wild Card: Boston

My sleeper for the AL is Chicago. My sleeper for the NL is Arizona.


NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay
AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez

NL MVP: Albert Pujols
AL MVP: Joe Mauer

AL ROY: Austin Jackson
NL ROY: Jason Heyward

Scotty D
03-01-2010, 08:04 PM
Any Twins, Chi Sox, Indian, Royal fans... I offer a one month sig bet that the Tigers will finish in front of your team!

Wally03
03-01-2010, 08:15 PM
NL
West: Dodgers
Central: Cardinals
East: Phillies
Wildcard: Giants

AL
West: Rangers
Central: Twins
East: Yankees
Wildcard: Red Sox

NL MVP: Albert Pujols
AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez

NL Cy Young: Tim Lincecum
AL Cy Young: Zack Greinke

NL ROY: Jason Heyward
AL ROY: Neftali Feliz

Wally03
03-01-2010, 08:18 PM
NL East:

1) Philly
2) Florida
3) New York
4) Washington

NL Central:

1) St Louis
2) Chicago
3) Cincinati
4) Pittsburgh
5) Milwaukee
6) Houston

NL West:

1) Dodgers
2) Colorado
3) Arizona
4) San Fran
5) San Diego

Wild Card: Chicago


AL East:

1) Yankees
2) Boston
3) Tampa Bay
4) Baltimore
5) Toronto

AL Central:

1) Minnesota
2) Chicago White Sox
3) Detroit
4) Cleveland
5) Kansas City

AL West:

1) Seattle
2) Angels
3) Rangers
4) A's

Wild Card: Boston

My sleeper for the AL is Chicago. My sleeper for the NL is Arizona.


NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay
AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez

NL MVP: Albert Pujols
AL MVP: Joe Maur

AL ROY: Austin Jackson
NL ROY: Jason Heyward

Simple oversight I'm sure, but you left out Atlanta in the NL East.

Hines
03-01-2010, 08:18 PM
Simple oversight I'm sure, but you left out Atlanta in the NL East.

Yeah I left out a lot of teams. My fault.

Brodeur
03-01-2010, 08:27 PM
AL MVP: Joe Maur


I bet this Joe Maur guy isn't nearly as good as Joe Mauer. Is he a reliever?

Hines
03-01-2010, 08:29 PM
I bet this Joe Maur guy isn't nearly as good as Joe Mauer. Is he a reliever?

I guess that's what I get for not proof reading and typing too fast.

Jughead10
03-01-2010, 09:16 PM
A-Rod looks a whole lot less bulky. I wonder if it effects his power.

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/01Tu9xI2r2eVC/x610.jpg

Giantsfan1080
03-01-2010, 09:37 PM
Boo I wanted to start this. I thought we had an agreement on Calero signing.

Giantsfan1080
03-01-2010, 09:38 PM
No more HGH for A-Rod?

princefielder28
03-01-2010, 09:42 PM
http://www.rightfieldbleachers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/fielder053107.jpg

The power of a vegetarian diet!

HChu
03-01-2010, 09:49 PM
http://nbcsportsmedia3.msnbc.com/j/ap/nationals%20spring%20baseball-1161939639.hmedium.jpg

Hooray for another 162 games of mediocrity to below-mediocrity!

At least I have him to look forward to in June as well as this future stud:

http://nationalsreview.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/si-cover-harper.jpg

Brodeur
03-01-2010, 09:54 PM
Boo I wanted to start this. I thought we had an agreement on Calero signing.

People don't listen to us GF.

Giantsfan1080
03-01-2010, 09:57 PM
People don't listen to us GF.

It's a shame. We are some of the godfathers of this thread. Anyway how do you think the White Sox are going to do this year? I'm in love with Beckham.

Brodeur
03-01-2010, 10:01 PM
It's a shame. We are some of the godfathers of this thread. Anyway how do you think the White Sox are going to do this year? I'm in love with Beckham.

2nd or 3rd probably. They have a good rotation but their lineup is a pretty ugly mess. Just looking at that outfield mess has me happy.

They could prove me wrong if they have Tyler Flowers take over for mega douche though.

Giantsfan1080
03-01-2010, 10:03 PM
2nd or 3rd probably. They have a good rotation but their lineup is a pretty ugly mess. Just looking at that outfield mess has me happy.

They could prove me wrong if they have Tyler Flowers take over for mega douche though.

Agree on everything there. I don't know how their IF or OF sets up though.

YotoJets007
03-01-2010, 10:05 PM
AL Champ: Yankees.
NL Champ: Brewers.
MLB Champ: Yankees the 28.

AL Cy Young: Zack Greinke, Royals.
NL Cy Young: Matt Cain, Giants. Yup! suck it up, Timmy.

AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez, Yankees. As long as Kate stays with him.
NL MVP: Albert Pujols, Cardinals.

AL ROTY: Tenner Schpepper, Texas. I'm sick of Latino crap, already.
NL ROTY: Jason Heyward, Braves.

dabears10
03-01-2010, 10:06 PM
AL Champ: Yankees.
NL Champ: Brewers.
MLB Champ: Yankees the 28.

AL Cy Young: Zack Greinke, Royals.
NL Cy Young: Matt Cain, Giants. Yup! suck it up, Timmy.

AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez, Yankees. As long as Kate stays with him.
NL MVP: Albert Pujols, Cardinals.

AL ROTY: Tenner Schpepper, Texas. I'm sick of Latino crap, already.
NL ROTY: Jason Heyward, Braves.

This made me Lulz.

Brodeur
03-01-2010, 10:08 PM
AL Champ: Yankees.
NL Champ: Brewers.
MLB Champ: Yankees the 28.

AL Cy Young: Zack Greinke, Royals.
NL Cy Young: Matt Cain, Giants. Yup! suck it up, Timmy.

AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez, Yankees. As long as Kate stays with him.
NL MVP: Albert Pujols, Cardinals.

AL ROTY: Tenner Schpepper, Texas. I'm sick of Latino crap, already.
NL ROTY: Jason Heyward, Braves.

There are so many things wrong with this. So many.

Giantsfan1080
03-01-2010, 10:08 PM
AL Champ: Yankees.
NL Champ: Brewers.
MLB Champ: Yankees the 28.

AL Cy Young: Zack Greinke, Royals.
NL Cy Young: Matt Cain, Giants. Yup! suck it up, Timmy.

AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez, Yankees. As long as Kate stays with him.
NL MVP: Albert Pujols, Cardinals.

AL ROTY: Tenner Schpepper, Texas. I'm sick of Latino crap, already.
NL ROTY: Jason Heyward, Braves.


So if Montero wins? Also, Brewers don't have the pitching.

Jughead10
03-01-2010, 10:22 PM
It's a shame. We are some of the godfathers of this thread. Anyway how do you think the White Sox are going to do this year? I'm in love with Beckham.

Is Beckham going to really play 2B this year?

Giantsfan1080
03-01-2010, 10:24 PM
Is Beckham going to really play 2B this year?

I have no idea, which is why I asked Brodeur. They have Teahen, Beckham, and Ramirez to play 3 positions. I don't think Guillen even knows how it's going to shake out right now.

Jughead10
03-01-2010, 10:29 PM
I have no idea, which is why I asked Brodeur. They have Teahen, Beckham, and Ramirez to play 3 positions. I don't think Guillen even knows how it's going to shake out right now.

I think Teahen at 3B, Ramirez at SS, and Beckham at 2B. I read that somewhere I think. I could be wrong.

Brodeur
03-01-2010, 10:31 PM
I have no idea, which is why I asked Brodeur. They have Teahen, Beckham, and Ramirez to play 3 positions. I don't think Guillen even knows how it's going to shake out right now.

I would go with Ramirez in center, Teahen at 3rd, Nix at 2nd, and Beckham at short but that's just me.

gpngc
03-01-2010, 10:32 PM
Who is Tanner Schepper and does he really have a chance to make an impact this season?

Giantsfan1080
03-01-2010, 10:33 PM
I would go with Ramirez in center, Teahen at 3rd, Nix at 2nd, and Beckham at short but that's just me.

That's the smart thing to do but they have Pierre, Jones, and Rios to play at Cf and RF. I'm still shocked Kenny Williams won a WS.

Brodeur
03-01-2010, 10:36 PM
Who is Tanner Schepper and does he really have a chance to make an impact this season?

Future arm injury of the Rangers that has a tiny chance of pitching in the majors this year and will absolutely not win Rookie of the year. I would bet GF's life on it and I like that guy.

Giantsfan1080
03-01-2010, 10:36 PM
I was being sarcastic by the way.

Giantsfan1080
03-01-2010, 10:38 PM
Bet my life on it? ****!!! I just told Jughead I could see Montero winning ROY somehow. If not I think it will be Feliz.

KCJ58
03-01-2010, 10:40 PM
NL MVP: Matt Kemp & Andre Ethier (tie)
NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw
NL CBPOY: Russell Martin
NL WEST Champs: Dodgers
2010 World Series Champs: Los Angeles Dodgers

Think Blue GO Dodgers

princefielder28
03-01-2010, 10:40 PM
Predictions

AL East
1. Boston
2. New York
3. Tampa Bay
4. Baltimore
5. Toronto

AL Central
1. Minnesota
2. Chicago
3. Detroit
4. Kansas City
5. Cleveland

AL West
1. Seattle
2. Texas
3. Los Angeles of Anaheim
4. Oakland

Wildcard :: New York Yankees

NL East
1. Philadelphia
2. New York
3. Florida
4. Atlanta
5. Washington

NL Central
1. St. Louis
2. Milwaukee
3. Chicago
4. Houston
5. Cincinnati
6. Pittsburgh

NL West
1. Los Angeles
2. San Francisco
3. Arizona
4. Colorado
5. San Diego

Wildcard :: Milwaukee Brewers

AL Champions :: New York Yankees
NL Champions :: St. Louis Cardinals
World Series Champions :: New York Yankees

AL MVP :: Joe Mauer
AL Cy Young :: Felix Hernandez

NL MVP :: Albert Pujols
NL Cy Young :: Roy Halladay

Brodeur
03-01-2010, 10:41 PM
Rookie of the year could always go to Justin Smoak in the AL. It should be Posey in the NL but Bochy/Sabean are extremely stupid so that's not happening.

Stash
03-01-2010, 10:41 PM
Brett Anderson will rape all of you

Giantsfan1080
03-01-2010, 10:42 PM
Rookie of the year could always go to Justin Smoak in the AL. It should be Posey in the NL but Bochy/Sabean are extremely stupid so that's not happening.

If Heyward gets 350 Ab's he'll win.

Canadian_kid16
03-01-2010, 10:45 PM
I didn't think it could get uglier than last year, but this year is going to be that ugly for the Jays

I actually don't mind our pitching staff if an ace can emerge and we get some RHP's in there

aNYtitan
03-01-2010, 10:51 PM
World Series Champions=NY Yankees

Book it!

Giantsfan1080
03-01-2010, 10:54 PM
World Series Champions=NY Yankees

Book it!

You're a real longshot. :rolleyes:

ATLDirtyBirds
03-02-2010, 05:11 AM
Come on Mets. Sign Kiko. It will be something that I actually approve of.

YotoJets007
03-02-2010, 07:01 AM
There are so many things wrong with this. So many.

ROTY does not represent what kind of career you will have. Schepper is still intact for first few years as Rangers groom him carefully. Felix and Perez are long term fixation but they may or may not dominate on year one as a starter.

YotoJets007
03-02-2010, 07:13 AM
So if Montero wins? Also, Brewers don't have the pitching.


I dont think Jesus will be in the lineup this year at all. Not even for a short stint. If Yanks happen to be in a need of power RH during the season then it will be either Jorge Vasquez or David Winfree.

After adding Davis and Wolf, Brewers should have better rotation as long as they stay healthy. Galledo and Parra have to be better than last year. Bush is up and down yearly and last year was down. Why not?

YotoJets007
03-02-2010, 07:15 AM
Come on Mets. Sign Kiko. It will be something that I actually approve of.

Kiko has to accept the minor deal because no team wants him. "Come on Kiko. Sign with Mets" saying should be said.

Hines
03-02-2010, 07:25 AM
Noone wants Kiko because he's too damn injury prone and noone wants to give him the money he wants due to that. Yeah he had a good season last year, but he's been hurt. A lot.

Scotty D
03-02-2010, 07:31 AM
Rookie of the year could always go to Justin Smoak in the AL. It should be Posey in the NL but Bochy/Sabean are extremely stupid so that's not happening.

Come on Brodeur, Austin Jackson or Scott Sizemore!

tjsunstein
03-02-2010, 08:23 AM
All but one think that Mauer repeats as AL MVP. Interesting.

Jughead10
03-02-2010, 08:48 AM
I dont think Jesus will be in the lineup this year at all. Not even for a short stint. If Yanks happen to be in a need of power RH during the season then it will be either Jorge Vasquez or David Winfree.

After adding Davis and Wolf, Brewers should have better rotation as long as they stay healthy. Galledo and Parra have to be better than last year. Bush is up and down yearly and last year was down. Why not?

I depends how long the need is and how many ABs they can provide. If Nick Johnson goes down for an extended period of time, I can definitely see them calling up Montero if they can DH him nearly every day. Regardless I think Montero will be up in September.

Chucky
03-02-2010, 10:39 AM
I didn't think it could get uglier than last year, but this year is going to be that ugly for the Jays

I actually don't mind our pitching staff if an ace can emerge and we get some RHP's in there

Can you say Bryce Harper!!

(we won't actually be that bad)

Hines
03-02-2010, 10:44 AM
Can you say Bryce Harper!!

(we won't actually be that bad)

Bryce Harper is in this year's draft. I can see him going in the top 3. I don't think he lives up to all the hype, though. Washington will probably draft him.

fischbowl
03-02-2010, 11:03 AM
I'll be doing top prospect lists by team in about a week or so. Request **** here.


And Kiko is not signed yet so this thread is technically hogwash

Giantsfan1080
03-02-2010, 11:04 AM
I hope Jameson Tallion falls to us at #7.

Hines
03-02-2010, 11:05 AM
Fisch, do the Pirates!

Borat
03-02-2010, 11:10 AM
Why am I not surprised a Dodger fan jumped the gun and started this thread. Just kidding KCJ.

And I'm making Brodeur an honorary Giants fan because of his solid understanding of the Giants front office.

Hines
03-02-2010, 11:12 AM
I hope Jameson Tallion falls to us at #7.

I'd like him for the Pirates, but I can see NH moving away from the HS arm to the college arm. I doubt they'd take Harper if he were there at 2.

Scotty D
03-02-2010, 11:18 AM
I'll be doing top prospect lists by team in about a week or so. Request **** here.


And Kiko is not signed yet so this thread is technically hogwash

If you could do the Tigers that'd be sweeeeeet.

ccB
03-02-2010, 11:26 AM
I hope Washington passes on Harper and takes a cheaper player since they went out and got Strasburg last year. Then hopefully the Pirates aren't willing to give him the money he's going to be asking for, so that he's available at #3 to the O's, I'd love to have another young blue chip hitting prospect to go with Wieters, Markakis, Jones, and crew.

Hines
03-02-2010, 11:29 AM
I hope Washington passes on Harper and takes a cheaper player since they went out and got Strasburg last year. Then hopefully the Pirates aren't willing to give him the money he's going to be asking for, so that he's available at #3 to the O's, I'd love to have another young blue chip hitting prospect to go with Wieters, Markakis, Jones, and crew.

I honestly see this happening.

Giantsfan1080
03-02-2010, 11:45 AM
Why am I not surprised a Dodger fan jumped the gun and started this thread. Just kidding KCJ.

And I'm making Brodeur an honorary Giants fan because of his solid understanding of the Giants front office.

Too bad the Giants are an NL team because my love for Kung Fu knows no bounds.

MidwayMonster31
03-02-2010, 11:49 AM
I hope Washington passes on Harper and takes a cheaper player since they went out and got Strasburg last year. Then hopefully the Pirates aren't willing to give him the money he's going to be asking for, so that he's available at #3 to the O's, I'd love to have another young blue chip hitting prospect to go with Wieters, Markakis, Jones, and crew.

I honestly see this happening.Hence, how broken the system is. The draft is there, so that teams at the bottom can catch up to teams at the top by having dibs on the best young talent. But that doesn't happen in baseball all the time.

tjsunstein
03-02-2010, 12:01 PM
I want the Nationals to be relevant so I'm rooting for a Harper-Strasburg core. If they don't get Harper because of financial reasons (I don't see any other reason), I will be very dissapointed.

dabears10
03-02-2010, 12:12 PM
Too bad the Giants are an NL team because my love for Kung Fu knows no bounds.

http://www.bay-area-sports-blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/bb1.jpg

Giantsfan1080
03-02-2010, 12:18 PM
Mets baseball on TV!!! I get to see Ike Davis and Jason Heyward play.

Brodeur
03-02-2010, 12:21 PM
If you could do the Tigers that'd be sweeeeeet.

1. Casey Crosby
2. Jacob Turner
3. Alex Avila
4. Austin Jackson
5. Scott Sizemore
6. Ryan Strieby
7. Andrew Oliver
8. Robbie Weinhardt
9. Cody Satterwhite
10. Daniel Fields

There, deal with that. Is Daniel Schlereth still eligible? I forgot.

Jughead10
03-02-2010, 12:25 PM
There, deal with that. Is Daniel Schlereth still eligible? I forgot.

He is still eligible.

ccB
03-02-2010, 12:39 PM
My Pre-Season Orioles Top 10:

1. Brian Matusz
2. Josh Bell
3. Jake Arrieta
4. Zach Britton
5. Brandon Snyder
6. Matthew Hobgood
7. Brandon Erbe
8. Brandon Waring
9. Caleb Joseph
10. Mychal Givens

Hines
03-02-2010, 12:44 PM
My Preseason Pirates top 10:

1) Pedro Alvarez
2) Jose Tabata
3) Brad Lincoln
4) Tony Sanchez
5) Tim Alderson
6) Starling Marte
7) Zachary Von Rosenburg
8) Chase D'Arnaud
9) Rudy Owens
10) Robbie Grossman

fenikz
03-02-2010, 12:48 PM
my personal dbacks top 10

1. Jarrod Parker RHP
2. Bobby Borchering 3b
3. AJ Pollock OF
4. Ryan Wheeler 1b
5. Brandon Allen 1b
6. Mike Belfiore LHP
7. Leyson Septimo LHP
8. Marc Krauss OF
9. Chris Owings SS
10. Wade Miley LHP

Hines
03-02-2010, 12:49 PM
DBacks and Justin Upton on the verge of agreeing to a 50 million contract extention.

fenikz
03-02-2010, 12:58 PM
DBacks and Justin Upton on the verge of agreeing to a 50 million contract extention.

how many years? 5 or 6?

Hines
03-02-2010, 01:00 PM
how many years? 5 or 6?

6. Good deal.

Brodeur
03-02-2010, 01:01 PM
how many years? 5 or 6?

Six, so a bargain for the D'Backs.

Scotty D
03-02-2010, 01:13 PM
1. Casey Crosby
2. Jacob Turner
3. Alex Avila
4. Austin Jackson
5. Scott Sizemore
6. Ryan Strieby
7. Andrew Oliver
8. Robbie Weinhardt
9. Cody Satterwhite
10. Daniel Fields

There, deal with that. Is Daniel Schlereth still eligible? I forgot.

Nice list Brodeur. I really like Wilkin Ramirez but he's probably not top ten right now.

fischbowl
03-02-2010, 01:40 PM
Brodeur, Schlereth is still eligible.

Giantsfan1080
03-02-2010, 01:43 PM
Mets Top 10

1. Jenrry Mejia
2. Fernando Martinez
3. Ike Davis
4. Wilmer Flores
5. Jon Niese
6. Brad Holt
7. Reese Havens
8. Josh Thole
9. Jeurys Familia
10. Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Brodeur
03-02-2010, 01:49 PM
Brodeur, Schlereth is still eligible.

Ah whatever, he goes in at 8 and pushes Satterwhite out.

KCJ58
03-02-2010, 01:53 PM
Los Angeles Dodgers Top Ten:

1. Devaris (Dee) Gordon SS
2. Chris Withrow RHP
3. Ethan Martin RHP
4. Josh Lindblom RHP
5. Aaron Miller LHP
6. Garrett Gould RHP
7. Trayvon Robinson OF
8. Allen Webster RHP
9. Kyle Russell OF
10. Ivan DeJesus Jr. SS

Scott Elbert would be on this list but I'm not 100& sure if he's elligible

Giantsfan1080
03-02-2010, 01:55 PM
Elbert is eligible. Only 26 IP in the majors.

fenikz
03-02-2010, 04:47 PM
Justin Upton and the Diamondbacks finalized a six-year deal that will pay the outfielder just over $50MM. The extension, which the club is expected to announce tomorrow, begins with the 2010 season and runs through 2015

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/03/justin-upton-close-to-multiyear-deal.html

:D

YotoJets007
03-02-2010, 04:50 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/03/justin-upton-close-to-multiyear-deal.html

:D

wow. I think it is a little bit early to do that but whatever. This new contract means Upton is guaranteed to be with Dback for next 4 years beginning this year.

Brodeur
03-02-2010, 04:51 PM
wow. I think it is a little bit early to do that but whatever. This new contract means Upton is guaranteed to be with Dback for next 4 years beginning this year.

No it's not and it's 4 years does not equal six. Not every contract can be an absurd Evan Longoria deal.

KCJ58
03-02-2010, 04:53 PM
I wish we gave Kemp a huge contract

Giantsfan1080
03-02-2010, 05:11 PM
wow. I think it is a little bit early to do that but whatever. This new contract means Upton is guaranteed to be with Dback for next 4 years beginning this year.

It's a great deal for both sides so I'm not sure what you're thinking. Kid is going to be one of the best players over the course of the deal.

YotoJets007
03-02-2010, 05:24 PM
It's a great deal for both sides so I'm not sure what you're thinking. Kid is going to be one of the best players over the course of the deal.


My bad... I thought dback allows him to have two free agency options. This contract knocks out two free agency options coming up. My bad.

Giantsfan1080
03-02-2010, 05:31 PM
Upton could make more money after this season. It is franchise's victory.

You think he would have made $9 million in his first year or arb?

YotoJets007
03-02-2010, 05:38 PM
You think he would have made $9 million in his first year or arb?

it was edited.

yo123
03-02-2010, 09:46 PM
I'll be doing top prospect lists by team in about a week or so. Request **** here.


And Kiko is not signed yet so this thread is technically hogwash

I'd like to see your thoughts on the Twins when you get a chance.

tjsunstein
03-02-2010, 09:52 PM
I'll be doing top prospect lists by team in about a week or so. Request **** here.


The Phillies for the lols.

dabears10
03-02-2010, 09:59 PM
I'll be doing top prospect lists by team in about a week or so. Request **** here.


And Kiko is not signed yet so this thread is technically hogwash

I would like to see a list for the Cubs. However, when there is probably 1 guys who deserves to be on a top 10 list it'll be depressing.

Hines
03-02-2010, 10:01 PM
I would like to see a list for the Cubs. However, when there is probably 1 guys who deserves to be on a top 10 list it'll be depressing.

You got 1 top flight prospect and two other prospects that could make an impact.

cvv84
03-02-2010, 10:01 PM
No it's not and it's 4 years does not equal six. Not every contract can be an absurd Evan Longoria deal.

Longoria's contract isn't absurd. 6 years $17.5 million. Hell Ryan Braun signed a 8 year $45 million deal after his rookie season.


And for those looking for their teams top 10 prospects. Baseball America usually starts to update theirs around this time but here's their 2009 top 10 (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/organization-top-10-prospects/2009/) for each team if you're interested.

Brodeur
03-02-2010, 10:02 PM
I would like to see a list for the Cubs. However, when there is probably 1 guys who deserves to be on a top 10 list it'll be depressing.

Castro is a great prospect and Cashner is fairly good. If Josh Vitters walked more than once a month he could be up there.

Brodeur
03-02-2010, 10:02 PM
Longoria's contract isn't absurd. 6 years $17.5 million. Hell Ryan Braun signed a 8 year $45 million deal after his rookie season.

I meant absurd in the "this is ridiculously cheap" sense, not expensive.

cvv84
03-02-2010, 10:03 PM
I meant absurd in the "this is ridiculously cheap" sense, not expensive.

Ah gotchya.

Giantsfan1080
03-02-2010, 10:05 PM
All of the new BA Top 30's are already out.

Hines
03-02-2010, 10:05 PM
Castro is a great prospect and Cashner is fairly good. If Josh Vitters walked more than once a month he could be up there.

I like Jay Jackson as well.

tjsunstein
03-02-2010, 10:08 PM
Longoria's contract isn't absurd. 6 years $17.5 million. Hell Ryan Braun signed a 8 year $45 million deal after his rookie season.


And for those looking for their teams top 10 prospects. Baseball America usually starts to update theirs around this time but here's their 2009 top 10 (http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/organization-top-10-prospects/2009/) for each team if you're interested.

It brings back memories looking at that Top 10 list for the Phillies. It's been a long year for Phillies prospects.

djp
03-02-2010, 10:17 PM
from my phone, so ill only do my own top 5

1 Aaron Hicks
2 Wilson Ramos
3 Kyle Gibson
4 Miguel Angel Sano
5 Ben Revere

Sano is 4th bc he is so raw

VoteLynnSwan
03-02-2010, 10:48 PM
I would like to see a list for the Cubs. However, when there is probably 1 guys who deserves to be on a top 10 list it'll be depressing.

My personal top 10 is as follows in parenthesis is the player's major weakness

1. Starlin Castro SS (Power not yet developed)
2. Brett Jackson OF (Power good enough for corner OF?)
3. Josh Vitters 3B (Can't take a walk)
4. Andrew Cashner P (Walks too many)
5. Jay Jackson SP (Gives up a lot of HRs)
6. Hak Ju Lee SS (Can't find one)
7. Chris Carpenter SP (Age)
8. DJ LeMahieu IF (Enough power for corner IF/Quick enough to play SS?)
9. Tyler Colvin OF (Can't take a walk)
10. Christopher Archer SP (Walks too many)

Pretty damn good at the top, but definitely pretty average in the middle to bottom. It is however nice to see the top picks represented pretty well here, definitely shows improvement by the Cubs in the draft. Cashner would be ahead of Vitters, but I think his future is in the bullpen.

Nice to see a lot of position player talent in the system, but the Pitchers are pretty far behind. I'd expect to see Pitchers drafted high this year by the Cubs.

Hines
03-02-2010, 11:13 PM
My personal top 10 is as follows in parenthesis is the player's major weakness

1. Starlin Castro SS (Power not yet developed)
2. Brett Jackson OF (Power good enough for corner OF?)
3. Josh Vitters 3B (Can't take a walk)
4. Andrew Cashner P (Walks too many)
5. Jay Jackson SP (Gives up a lot of HRs)
6. Hak Ju Lee SS (Can't find one)
7. Chris Carpenter SP (Age)
8. DJ LeMahieu IF (Enough power for corner IF/Quick enough to play SS?)
9. Tyler Colvin OF (Can't take a walk)
10. Christopher Archer SP (Walks too many)

Pretty damn good at the top, but definitely pretty average in the middle to bottom. It is however nice to see the top picks represented pretty well here, definitely shows improvement by the Cubs in the draft. Cashner would be ahead of Vitters, but I think his future is in the bullpen.

Nice to see a lot of position player talent in the system, but the Pitchers are pretty far behind. I'd expect to see Pitchers drafted high this year by the Cubs.

How do you feel about Barney? His first name is escaping me at this moment.

yo123
03-02-2010, 11:13 PM
from my phone, so ill only do my own top 5

1 Aaron Hicks
2 Wilson Ramos
3 Kyle Gibson
4 Miguel Angel Sano
5 Ben Revere

Sano is 4th bc he is so raw


Same guys in the top 5 as me, but I would bump Ramos down to 4, pushing Gibson and Sano up to 2 and 3. Ramos just seems like he's going to be an average catcher with great defense, which is great and all but Sano and Gibson have way more upside.

One thing I think we can agree on however is our farm system is now like 1000000 times better than it was a couple years ago.

Brodeur
03-02-2010, 11:14 PM
How do you feel about Barney? His first name is escaping me at this moment.

Darwin's a solid defender but his bat is nothing special.

yo123
03-02-2010, 11:22 PM
Darwin Barney is an unbelievably awesome name.

YotoJets007
03-03-2010, 10:28 AM
No future Olympic hockey for him.:(

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20100217/SPORTS0101/100217007/Milo-is-off-Cats-roster

It is not cool.

Anyways, Yankees game will be on TV today. Pitching is familiar, unfortunately but hitting like Laird, Nunez, Winafee, Golston and few others will be off the bench.

Any special youngsters other than last year's roster for Pirates to monitor?

fischbowl
03-03-2010, 11:10 AM
My personal top 10 is as follows in parenthesis is the player's major weakness

1. Starlin Castro SS (Power not yet developed)
2. Brett Jackson OF (Power good enough for corner OF?)
3. Josh Vitters 3B (Can't take a walk)
4. Andrew Cashner P (Walks too many)
5. Jay Jackson SP (Gives up a lot of HRs)
6. Hak Ju Lee SS (Can't find one)
7. Chris Carpenter SP (Age)
8. DJ LeMahieu IF (Enough power for corner IF/Quick enough to play SS?)
9. Tyler Colvin OF (Can't take a walk)
10. Christopher Archer SP (Walks too many)

Pretty damn good at the top, but definitely pretty average in the middle to bottom. It is however nice to see the top picks represented pretty well here, definitely shows improvement by the Cubs in the draft. Cashner would be ahead of Vitters, but I think his future is in the bullpen.

Nice to see a lot of position player talent in the system, but the Pitchers are pretty far behind. I'd expect to see Pitchers drafted high this year by the Cubs.

List is lacking some serious Ryan Flaherty right now. I'd also keep an eye on Kyler Burke, who's finally hitting and probably a top 10 prospect only because of how thin the Cubs system actually is. I'd replace Colvin with Burke and put Flaherty at about 6 or so. Still love LeMahieu........

ccB
03-03-2010, 01:45 PM
Anyone interested in joining another Fantasy league? Probably NL only, same rules as BF_51's current AL only dynasty league.

Giantsfan1080
03-03-2010, 01:49 PM
Count me in.

P-L
03-03-2010, 01:50 PM
Anyone interested in joining another Fantasy league? Probably NL only, same rules as BF_51's current AL only dynasty league.
I would definitely be interested. I'm looking to join a Draft Countdown league after D-Unit's dynasty league collapsed and the rest were already filled up.

ccB
03-03-2010, 02:00 PM
Anyone interested in joining another Fantasy league? Probably NL only, same rules as BF_51's current AL only dynasty league.

for those who are interested, post here: http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2046710#post2046710


I'm setting the league up now.

VoteLynnSwan
03-03-2010, 02:52 PM
List is lacking some serious Ryan Flaherty right now. I'd also keep an eye on Kyler Burke, who's finally hitting and probably a top 10 prospect only because of how thin the Cubs system actually is. I'd replace Colvin with Burke and put Flaherty at about 6 or so. Still love LeMahieu........

I've been keeping an eye on Burke, and I would have included him, but I'm not convinced by him... He put up great numbers last year, he was actually finally able to take a walk, but he's doing it at such a low level. He certainly has all the talent required, but we'll see if he can put it together at a higher level this season. Flaherty has put up solid numbers, but he was 23 in low A, so I would expect that. I'm also not convinced he has a position right now, but he did display enough power to potentially play 1B or 3B in the future.

draftguru151
03-03-2010, 02:53 PM
Hooray I get to watch Halladay more. :)

**** Halladay is in the division. :(

T-RICH49
03-03-2010, 04:59 PM
anyone give me some info on Gaby Hernandez?Royals claimed him today

MidwayMonster31
03-03-2010, 05:46 PM
From a Red Sox scouting report
http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2010/02/a_little_more_o.html
Young guy (24), solid arm, still very raw. He looks like a good player to take a flier on, but he needs to be coached up.

aNYtitan
03-03-2010, 10:33 PM
The Yankees are back at it, another walk off homer even though it was in a meaningless game

Giantsfan1080
03-03-2010, 11:08 PM
anyone give me some info on Gaby Hernandez?Royals claimed him today

Gaby Hernandez from the Mets 3 years ago?

KCJ58
03-04-2010, 01:19 AM
I'm for sure going visit my brother the weekend of March 19-21 at Arizona State, on the 20th a Saturday at 1:05 PM AZ, going to watch the Texas Rangers play The Los Angeles Dodgers. I'm really excited!

the decider13
03-04-2010, 01:39 AM
Any top flight prospects playing for the OKC Redhawks? I'm right down the street from them and I wouldn't mind going to see some future MLBers for cheap. I wanted to go last year to see Feliz, but I just never got around to it. Will Smoak be on the 'Hawks or is there some other prospects to look out for?

YotoJets007
03-04-2010, 10:58 AM
Any top flight prospects playing for the OKC Redhawks? I'm right down the street from them and I wouldn't mind going to see some future MLBers for cheap. I wanted to go last year to see Feliz, but I just never got around to it. Will Smoak be on the 'Hawks or is there some other prospects to look out for?

you may need to find a Rangers Blog that has references for minor teams. I have Yankees to cover Scranton and Trenton. I follow them regularly.

Smoak has to be in triple A level. Feliz may be in too. Scheppers and maybe Perez.

YotoJets007
03-04-2010, 11:02 AM
The Yankees are back at it, another walk off homer even though it was in a meaningless game

It was totally a meaningful game. It was Colin Curtis. lol.

Yanks will be on tv tonight (Retaped against Phillies) and tomorrow afternoon against Rays. I hope to catch some glimpse of Brackman, Nova, Bleich(to compare with his college form), Garcia if good to go, Mitchell, McAllister, and umm well, everyone. lol.

Wootylicous
03-04-2010, 11:04 AM
http://www.sportssoundoff.net/zone/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Grady-Sizemore.jpg

<3

gpngc
03-04-2010, 11:16 AM
Does anyone think Liriano can actually get anywhere near back to his '06 form?

He reportedly was up to 96 on his fastball, 89 on his slider, and retooled his change-up. And he dominated the DR league this winter.

fischbowl
03-04-2010, 12:08 PM
Any top flight prospects playing for the OKC Redhawks? I'm right down the street from them and I wouldn't mind going to see some future MLBers for cheap. I wanted to go last year to see Feliz, but I just never got around to it. Will Smoak be on the 'Hawks or is there some other prospects to look out for?

Justin Smoak will most definitely be there, probably will see Kasey Kiker and Martin Perez too

ATLDirtyBirds
03-04-2010, 01:42 PM
Kikoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Caleroooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


*This is supposed to be in all caps.

Giantsfan1080
03-04-2010, 01:43 PM
KIKO!!!!!!!!!!! Omar does a good thing. Let the baseball season officially begin.

tjsunstein
03-04-2010, 01:47 PM
A minor league contract with a spring training invite? That's it?

Giantsfan1080
03-04-2010, 01:49 PM
A minor league contract with a spring training invite? That's it?

Yup, what a steal!!!

comahan
03-04-2010, 01:56 PM
Pence has 2 HR, 4 RBI today :)

yo123
03-04-2010, 02:10 PM
Does anyone think Liriano can actually get anywhere near back to his '06 form?

He reportedly was up to 96 on his fastball, 89 on his slider, and retooled his change-up. And he dominated the DR league this winter.

Holy ****, I heard he was throwing well but thats pretty much where he was at back in 2006. Where did you see that?

Brodeur
03-04-2010, 02:14 PM
How do Valverde and Lyon get big multi-million dollar deals over more than one year and all Kiko gets is a minor league deal? Sure he has an injury history but this is ridiculous.

Giantsfan1080
03-04-2010, 02:16 PM
We got out 8th inning guy in the first week of March on a minor league deal. Perfect.

Damix
03-04-2010, 02:24 PM
Over/Under 25 innings for Kiko this year.

ATLDirtyBirds
03-04-2010, 02:26 PM
Over/Under 25 innings for Kiko this year.


Those will be 25 sexy ******* innings.

Giantsfan1080
03-04-2010, 02:30 PM
Leave it to the Yankees fan to rain on the parade.

Damix
03-04-2010, 02:54 PM
Going by the Red Sox beat writer who said Kiko's medicals weren't pretty.

Giantsfan1080
03-04-2010, 03:01 PM
Everyone knows that but I'm still excited.

tjsunstein
03-04-2010, 03:56 PM
I'll go with under. But, if they happen to be over then it's definitely a steal. I don't see how every other team can lay off of a pitcher like Calero for this long if there wasn't serious concern that he's not gonna last. I mean a minor league deal and an invite to spring training is nothing and look how many teams offered that..

Forenci
03-04-2010, 09:19 PM
http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=7178349&topic_id=6479520

We Like Ike! He is too legendary for words.

djp
03-04-2010, 09:48 PM
Holy ****, I heard he was throwing well but thats pretty much where he was at back in 2006. Where did you see that?

I watched his Winter League championship series start and he wasn't throwing 96. He topped out at 94 mph that start. His slider was sitting consistently at 86-87 with one that hit 89, but he overthrew it pretty bad.

The good news is that his arm appears to be back, his mechanics are still very inconsistent, and to be honest, poor. He is going to be a streaky pitcher for the rest of his career with the way he follows through and lands so funny.

He also looked in great shape, especially in his face. I remember when he came back the first time, he looked about 240 and had a huge double chin.

yo123
03-04-2010, 10:45 PM
I watched his Winter League championship series start and he wasn't throwing 96. He topped out at 94 mph that start. His slider was sitting consistently at 86-87 with one that hit 89, but he overthrew it pretty bad.

The good news is that his arm appears to be back, his mechanics are still very inconsistent, and to be honest, poor. He is going to be a streaky pitcher for the rest of his career with the way he follows through and lands so funny.

He also looked in great shape, especially in his face. I remember when he came back the first time, he looked about 240 and had a huge double chin.


Well at the very least I hope he can beat out Duensing/Manship/whatever for that last spot and be serviceable. He was hard to watch last year, but at least he has upside, the other guys are just so meh.

ccB
03-05-2010, 09:01 AM
Looking for one more reliable guy to join my NL-Only dynasty league

http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=39081&page=2

ATLDirtyBirds
03-05-2010, 01:41 PM
Jesus, Mejia is awesome. Not long until he's my favorite player.

prock
03-05-2010, 04:48 PM
I am so excited for this year! God damnit, the Twins new stadium is gonna be sick! Another division title hopefully... Don't know if anything will get more exciting than game 163 last year!

YotoJets007
03-05-2010, 06:50 PM
Mets signing kiko means Mets suffer continuous nightmare. LOL.

Just wonder who is their alternative SS?

Giantsfan1080
03-05-2010, 09:02 PM
Mets signing kiko means Mets suffer continuous nightmare. LOL.

Just wonder who is their alternative SS?

Alex Cora and then Ruben Tejada probably.

DHVF
03-05-2010, 10:30 PM
Well apparently a reliable poster on the Twins ESPN board ran into Twins play-by-play man Dick Bremer, who showed him a press release saying the Twins have agreed to a contract with Joe Mauer for somewhere around 8 years 165 million. He also said that it would be signed on Sunday. Not sure how believable it is, but if true, I will be a very happy man.

Stash
03-05-2010, 10:55 PM
Well apparently a reliable poster on the Twins ESPN board ran into Twins play-by-play man Dick Bremer, who showed him a press release saying the Twins have agreed to a contract with Joe Mauer for somewhere around 8 years 165 million. He also said that it would be signed on Sunday. Not sure how believable it is, but if true, I will be a very happy man.
Guess there wasn't any discount.

yo123
03-05-2010, 10:59 PM
Guess there wasn't any discount.

Definitely a discount from what the Yanks or Red Sox would have given him.

ccB
03-07-2010, 11:00 AM
edit: NVMMMMM

bored of education
03-07-2010, 11:26 AM
besides the orioles fans, who else here thinks the best off season was done by the o's? I love Millwood and think he is perfect for that staff. they need that older vet presence pl us he has had some decent success against the yanks and Sox.


GO O's!

Brodeur
03-07-2010, 01:30 PM
besides the orioles fans, who else here thinks the best off season was done by the o's? I love Millwood and think he is perfect for that staff. they need that older vet presence pl us he has had some decent success against the yanks and Sox.


GO O's!

Not even close. They overpayed for Garrett Atkins when they could have gotten Russell Branyan for a hell of a lot cheaper (don't care about health concerns), and they shouldn't have given so much money to Mike Gonzalez.

Seattle had the best offseason by faaaaaaaaaar.

djp
03-07-2010, 01:32 PM
Accidentally hit unsubscribe on my phone so just resubscribing

Hines
03-07-2010, 01:46 PM
I wished Pedro Alvarez would start out with the big club.

Giantsfan1080
03-07-2010, 03:30 PM
I wished Pedro Alvarez would start out with the big club.

Why start his clock when you're not contending? Wait the 2 months and he gets some more seasoning also.

Brodeur
03-07-2010, 03:32 PM
I wished Pedro Alvarez would start out with the big club.

Might as well get Jose Tabata in the majors before he retires in 3 years at the age of 44.

djp
03-07-2010, 03:33 PM
Why start his clock when you're not contending? Wait the 2 months and he gets some more seasoning also.

When you're a Pirates fan, you want anything to help you put up with the fact that you're following the Pirates.

BuckNaked
03-07-2010, 03:34 PM
When you're a Pirates fan, you want anything to help you put up with the fact that you're following the Pirates.

It's like being a fan of the Cleveland Indians in Major League. Except all the things that went well in the movie, actually backfire in real life.

Wootylicous
03-07-2010, 03:36 PM
You shut your dirty mouth Buck

Go tribeeeee

:(

Hines
03-07-2010, 03:38 PM
Why start his clock when you're not contending? Wait the 2 months and he gets some more seasoning also.

That'll probably happen.


Damn the Buccos brought out their bats today.

ccB
03-08-2010, 01:17 PM
Brian Matusz has 10 K's in 4 IP for a 22 k/9 rate, using only 2 of his 4 pitches. On the bad side he has let up 4 er in 4 IP, so you gotta take the good with the bad.

BigDawg819
03-08-2010, 02:05 PM
Brian Matusz has 10 K's in 4 IP for a 22 k/9 rate, using only 2 of his 4 pitches. On the bad side he has let up 4 er in 4 IP, so you gotta take the good with the bad.

Orioles on MLB Network 30 clubs in 30 days at 5pm!

djp
03-08-2010, 02:09 PM
I was really impressed with Matusz last year. I tried to catch most of his starts with Extra Innings. So rare for a guy that young to have command over 4 pitches like that. And 2 of them are straight nasty. He's going to be a star.

ccB
03-08-2010, 02:16 PM
I was really impressed with Matusz last year. I tried to catch most of his starts with Extra Innings. So rare for a guy that young to have command over 4 pitches like that. And 2 of them are straight nasty. He's going to be a star.

His poise on the hill is so impressive. Last year it was easy to forget he didn't even spend a full year in the minors, due to his confidence, it was like he never got rattled out there. Sure he doesn't throw fireballs but I'll take command over 4 pitches over a 100 mph fastball any day. I can't wait to watch him and Tillman develop this year, hopefully they can become the 1-2 punch at the top of our rotation for the foreseeable future.

Man I can't wait for baseball season!

ccB
03-08-2010, 02:17 PM
Orioles on MLB Network 30 clubs in 30 days at 5pm!

I have class at 5:45 so it looks like I'll miss it :( It's a shame because the MLB Network crew seem to give us more credit than most of the other media outlets.

Jughead10
03-08-2010, 02:21 PM
Any of you guys going to opening day against the Jays?

ccB
03-08-2010, 02:24 PM
Any of you guys going to opening day against the Jays?

I haven't gotten tickets yet but I plan on going. Come to think about it, I just got a check in the mail, I should get on ordering those tickets.

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
03-08-2010, 02:35 PM
I plan on going. Hopefully I get mine tomorrow.

ccB
03-08-2010, 02:41 PM
I plan on going. Hopefully I get mine tomorrow.

If you and TR want to go for sure lemme know because I'm gonna look at tickets tonight after my class.

BigDawg819
03-08-2010, 03:01 PM
I have class at 5:45 so it looks like I'll miss it :( It's a shame because the MLB Network crew seem to give us more credit than most of the other media outlets.

Let me check for the replays...........


Shows at 5pm, 10pm, and 1am so you have other opportunities.

Can't wait to see it and hear about all this talent and hope for 2010.

ALL HAIL ANDY MACPHAIL!

Jughead10
03-08-2010, 03:08 PM
I haven't gotten tickets yet but I plan on going. Come to think about it, I just got a check in the mail, I should get on ordering those tickets.

I was thinking about going but would rather not pay opening day prices and just watch at Pickles. Haha. Would rather just go Saturday or Sunday of that weekend.

YotoJets007
03-08-2010, 05:29 PM
Any of you follow MLB draft stuff? the word has that Bryce Harper may drop too far for MLB 2010 draft due to signability and swing flaw. If it is true then Nationals have to send scouts and batting instructors to Nevada to study or review him if they willingly pay an America to him. If they cant find a way to fix his swing then P Matt Harvey should be the one for them.

Stash
03-08-2010, 09:23 PM
If it is true then Nationals have to send scouts and batting instructors to Nevada to study or review him if they willingly pay an America to him.
Whaa?


.....

Giantsfan1080
03-08-2010, 09:34 PM
I don't think Harper falls past the Mets at #7.

fenikz
03-08-2010, 09:40 PM
dbacks have never passed on a prospect due to sign-ability, Travis Lee, Stephen Drew, Justin Upton, etc

so he wont fall past 6

Brodeur
03-08-2010, 09:43 PM
The Nats are not passing on Bryce. End of story.

Giantsfan1080
03-08-2010, 09:43 PM
dbacks have never passed on a prospect due to sign-ability, Travis Lee, Stephen Drew, Justin Upton, etc

so he wont fall past 6

This is true also. I still think he goes #1 so it doesn't really mattter.

Hines
03-08-2010, 09:44 PM
I know that the Pirates probably won't draft him. It'll upset me, but I'd understand. I like the LSU pitcher.

Giantsfan1080
03-08-2010, 09:47 PM
Renaudo? He's been hurt so I'd be scared.

Hines
03-08-2010, 09:47 PM
Renaudo? He's been hurt so I'd be scared.

Has that stopped the Pirates?

Giantsfan1080
03-08-2010, 09:48 PM
Has that stopped the Pirates?

Just saying. You're supposed to have better management.

Hines
03-08-2010, 09:49 PM
Just saying. You're supposed to have better management.

Yeah I know. But it wouldn't be surprised me if they did draft him. I do like Bryce Bentz as well, but 2 might be too high for him. Jameson Tallion would also be good, but I am not sure if the Pirates really like high school arms in the first.

ccB
03-08-2010, 09:54 PM
I couldn't imagine the Orioles passing on Bryce Harper, he's exactly the type of player this team needs.

Giantsfan1080
03-08-2010, 09:54 PM
I'm hoping Tallion somehow falls to us.

Giantsfan1080
03-08-2010, 09:55 PM
I couldn't imagine the Orioles passing on Bryce Harper, he's exactly the type of player this team needs.

I know you dont draft on position but where would he play?

M.O.T.H.
03-08-2010, 10:25 PM
J Hey is a machine, that RF job is his already. Who are we kidding?

Leyland likened him to a young Albert Pujols today...I can live with that. :)

SwagU
03-08-2010, 10:38 PM
Im happy that I drafted Heyward with the 3rd overall pick in my leagues prospect draft. At 6'5" 240 the guy is a beast. What I like most about Heyward is that he has home run power, but at the same time is a very well disciplined hitter that can hit for a high average. Going into the season he is my number 1 canidate for N.L ROY honours.

M.O.T.H.
03-08-2010, 10:46 PM
He's pretty much a shoe in for NL ROY. Much like Longoria was for the AL, as soon as he got called up. Heyward is extremely disciplined, he's got major power but, he'd rather just get on base. He's a lot like a right handed, Derek Lee, with more upside.

Brodeur
03-08-2010, 10:47 PM
I wonder if Heyward will rupture something in his leg like in my OOTP franchise and his career will end after the 2011 season.

M.O.T.H.
03-08-2010, 10:50 PM
I wonder if Heyward will rupture something in his leg like in my OOTP franchise and his career will end after the 2011 season.

If he stays healthy...ROY.

If he ruptures something...:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

And wow, that really sucks for you. hahaha

SwagU
03-08-2010, 10:52 PM
Don't jinx him, he is my fantasy teams future at OF.

Giantsfan1080
03-08-2010, 10:59 PM
Strasburg could be ROY also. He could just dominate his first 2 months and then come up.

VoteLynnSwan
03-08-2010, 11:01 PM
He's pretty much a shoe in for NL ROY. Much like Longoria was for the AL, as soon as he got called up. Heyward is extremely disciplined, he's got major power but, he'd rather just get on base. He's a lot like a right handed, Derek Lee, with more upside.

Derrek Lee is right handed as well...

M.O.T.H.
03-08-2010, 11:04 PM
Derrek Lee is right handed as well...

oops.

I meant the other way around. He's a left handed Derek Lee. lol. I'm rusty.

SwagU
03-08-2010, 11:05 PM
Lol I also got Strasburg in a draft day deal. It all works out for me :). Though I see the Nationals taking a more David Price approach with Stras by keeping him in the minors and working on his other pitches until he is 100% ready to come up to the majors and stay there.

Tampa 2 4 life
03-08-2010, 11:06 PM
Hank Blalock *************. Put us in the ALCS.

Tampa 2 4 life
03-08-2010, 11:07 PM
I wonder if Heyward will rupture something in his leg like in my OOTP franchise and his career will end after the 2011 season.

I have worse OOTP luck than you. Evan went down for a year and a half, than BJ Upton went for his career.

It was time to delete that game.

M.O.T.H.
03-08-2010, 11:08 PM
Injuries just a tad severe in that sim? geez.

Forenci
03-08-2010, 11:14 PM
J Hey is a machine, that RF job is his already. Who are we kidding?

Leyland likened him to a young Albert Pujols today...I can live with that. :)

He's no Ike Davis.

...just sayin'.

RaiderNation
03-09-2010, 12:56 AM
Did my first fantasy draft the other day.... somebody rate my team please

http://games.espn.go.com/flb/clubhouse?leagueId=83350&teamId=2&seasonId=2010

fenikz
03-09-2010, 01:44 AM
Strong starting pitching, but your offense is on the weaker side and having only one closer will hurt ya

Jughead10
03-09-2010, 08:09 AM
Hank Blalock *************. Put us in the ALCS.

Where is he going to play?

YotoJets007
03-09-2010, 08:51 AM
Renaudo? He's been hurt so I'd be scared.

I think he faked the injury so he could end up with Yankees. He is a Yank fan. lol. I really hate tall pitcher. It disturbs me watching some wonky movement during delivery. yuck!

YotoJets007
03-09-2010, 08:52 AM
Whaa?


.....

The America is better. big fat check.

YotoJets007
03-09-2010, 08:54 AM
dbacks have never passed on a prospect due to sign-ability, Travis Lee, Stephen Drew, Justin Upton, etc

so he wont fall past 6

And Harper is not going to be the only one prospect with signability.

Jughead10
03-09-2010, 09:02 AM
Nathan might be out for the year with a UCL tear.

YotoJets007
03-09-2010, 09:04 AM
Yeah I know. But it wouldn't be surprised me if they did draft him. I do like Bryce Bentz as well, but 2 might be too high for him. Jameson Tallion would also be good, but I am not sure if the Pirates really like high school arms in the first.


I think Pirates will repeat what they did last year. They go after senior player for cheap in the first round and then gather a bunch of talents with signability for next 5 or 7 rounds. I like this approach because it is a lot of cheap to go after signability prospects in the midst of the draft. Pirates can gamble top talent in the first round and gets 1st round compensation next year but it will delay their development process as they need more talents under contract in the system. Because of that, Bentz is definitely out of question. Tallion could be available after 1st round for Pirates.

YotoJets007
03-09-2010, 09:05 AM
Nathan might be out for the year with a UCL tear.

be prepared, someone will come in and say he is not worth $$$. lol.

YotoJets007
03-09-2010, 09:10 AM
Did my first fantasy draft the other day.... somebody rate my team please

http://games.espn.go.com/flb/clubhouse?leagueId=83350&teamId=2&seasonId=2010

one closer? interesting.

Good start with rosters but you need to pay attention on several players' temperature because once they are on cold they stay longer than normal.

thenewfeature06
03-09-2010, 11:02 AM
Joe Nathan has torn ligament in pitching elbow, could miss season.
via ESPN : Had a great past

thenewfeature06
03-09-2010, 11:03 AM
Had a great past year and might need tommy john..

Scotty D
03-09-2010, 11:34 AM
Strasburg is pitching against the Tigers on MLB Network at 1 EST

Brodeur
03-09-2010, 11:45 AM
Joe Nathan has torn ligament in pitching elbow, could miss season.
via ESPN : Had a great past

It's our division now.

Giantsfan1080
03-09-2010, 11:59 AM
I think the White Sox are the favorite now even though I know you're being sarcastic.

djp
03-09-2010, 12:11 PM
I'd love to watch Strasburg pitch, but Rob Dibble is announcing.

Brodeur
03-09-2010, 12:13 PM
I think the White Sox are the favorite now even though I know you're being sarcastic.

I still hate the White Sox outfield far too much for them to win, so Tigers win by default. Plus, I can't wait for GAS CAAAAAAAAN to be the closer for the Twins.

tjsunstein
03-09-2010, 12:15 PM
Who is this 'Gas Can' character?

djp
03-09-2010, 12:16 PM
I would guess it's going to be Matt Guerrier, maybe Liriano if he doesn't win a rotation spot.

djp
03-09-2010, 12:16 PM
Who is this 'Gas Can' character?

Gas Can aka Jesse Crain.

Brodeur
03-09-2010, 12:18 PM
Who is this 'Gas Can' character?

I know the Twins fans love him.

djp
03-09-2010, 12:20 PM
Losing Nathan sucks, but my last memory of him pitching was the debacle that was Game 2 of the ALDS. He's obviously great, but it's not going to drop us 10-15 wins or anything like that.

djp
03-09-2010, 12:21 PM
I HATE ROB DIBBLE SO MUCH.......

so depressing

Brodeur
03-09-2010, 12:22 PM
How's Strasburg doing since I'm stuck in my school's library?

Giantsfan1080
03-09-2010, 12:24 PM
Dibble is terrible. Strasburg K'ed Miguel Cabrera, let 2 runners on and then just threw a nasty 3-2 slider to get the K.

djp
03-09-2010, 12:25 PM
How's Strasburg doing since I'm stuck in my school's library?

All over the place with command. He's missing away constantly to righties, a sign of not following through. He went 2-0 on the first 2 hitters in the first and got 3 straight groundouts. Now in the 2nd, he struck out the first hitter with gas, got a groundout (i think) for out #2, and now has given up 2 straight singles.

He came back from 3-0 and threw a nasty breaking ball to freeze some no name from Detroit to end the inning.

All in all, his fastball command wasn't very good but it's probably just nerves. Seems like a pretty straight fastball, but when you're at 100 mph, that's expected.

Giantsfan1080
03-09-2010, 12:25 PM
I still hate the White Sox outfield far too much for them to win, so Tigers win by default. Plus, I can't wait for GAS CAAAAAAAAN to be the closer for the Twins.

The OF is terrible besides Quentin but Beckham is the **** and they have the best pitching.

Brodeur
03-09-2010, 12:32 PM
Got my MLB TV working and now I must say, PORCELLO FOR CY YOUNG WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

And get off of Beckham's nuts GF.

Hines
03-09-2010, 12:34 PM
CC got absolutely rocked that first inning. Brandon Jones!

M.O.T.H.
03-09-2010, 12:37 PM
haha niiiice. ^

I'd love if Brandon could actually make something of himself.

Giantsfan1080
03-09-2010, 12:38 PM
Got my MLB TV working and now I must say, PORCELLO FOR CY YOUNG WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

And get off of Beckham's nuts GF.

But his nuts are so nice. I really don't know how I got such a crush on him. His bat is damn nasty though.

Hines
03-09-2010, 12:39 PM
haha niiiice. ^

I'd love if Brandon could actually make something of himself.

I'd like for him to make the team, but unless something drastic happens, he'll probably get cut. The outfield is too crowded.

Jughead10
03-09-2010, 12:42 PM
CC got absolutely rocked that first inning. Brandon Jones!

You mean Garrett Jones? Is Brandon Jones even playing?

Hines
03-09-2010, 12:43 PM
You mean Garrett Jones? Is Brandon Jones even playing?

The box score says B Jones RF.