Posts posted by AdropOFvenom
I think Anderson has a nice upside, but most reports suggest the Jets interest was limited at best so I take it they don't agree.
McAlister on the other hand can't stay healthy anymore.
Pass on both.
Only fitting....Griffey Jr belongs in an M's uniform.
Lets see how close I get...
1. New York Mets (94-68)
2. Philadelphia Phillies (90-72)*
3. Atlanta Braves (86-76)
4. Florida Marlins (79-83)
5. Washington Nationals (70-92)
1. Chicago Cubs (96-66)
2. St. Louis Cardinals (85-77)
3. Milwaukee Brewers (84-78)
4. Houston Astros (76-86)
5. Cincinnati Reds (68-94)
6. Pittsburgh Pirates (62-100)
1. Los Angeles Dodgers (87-75)
2. Arizona Diamondbacks (85-77)
3. San Francisco Giants (77-85)
4. Colorado Rockies (69-93)
5. San Diego Padres (67-95)
1. Tampa Bay Rays (97-65)
2. New York Yankees (96-66)*
3. Boston Red Sox (93-69)
4. Toronto Blue Jays (76-86)
5. Baltimore Orioles (68-94)
1. Cleveland Indians (91-71)
2. Minnesota Twins (87-75)
3. Chicago White Sox (82-80)
4. Detroit Tigers (78-84)
5. Kansas City Royals (70-92)
1. Los Angeles Angels (92-70)
2. Oakland Athletics (85-77)
3. Texas Rangers (76-86)
4. Seattle Mariners (64-98)
Philadelphia Phillies @ Chicaco Cubs - Philadelphia Phillies in 5 Games
Los Angeles Dodgers @ New York Mets - New York Mets in 4 Games
Cleveland Indians @ Tampa Bay Rays - Tampa Bay Rays in 4 Games
New York Yankees @ Los Angeles Angels - Los Angeles Angels in 5 Games
Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Mets - New York Mets in 6 Games
Los Angeles Angels @ Tampa Bay Rays - Tampa Bay Rays in 5 Games
Tampa Bay Rays @ New York Mets (Hey, the NL has to win the ASG eventually, right?) - New York Mets in 6 Games.
AL MVP - Mark Teixeira (NYY)
NL MVP - David Wright (NYM)
AL Cy Young - Francisco Liriano (MIN)
NL Cy Young - Johan Santana (NYM)
AL Rookie of the Year - David Price (TB)
NL Rookie of the Year - Cameron Maybin (FLA)
AL Manager of the Year - Eric Wedge (CLE)
NL Manager of the Year - Joe Torre (LAD)
Why would you be pissed? Do you know valuable a catcher who can hit like Montero can is? There are plenty of DH/1B types who have power. Behind the plate? Not so much..
Maybe, but you're assuming he's going to be able to play there at a tolerable level. From what I've read/heard, he seems decent there now, but considering he's already listed as 6'4 and 225 as a 19 year old and is likely to continue to fill out for another 2-3 years, I'd say the odds of him playing catcher in the big leagues (At least at a tolerable level) are rather slim when he'll likely be pushing 250 pounds as a 23 year old. It's funny, in that Montero is the one prospect who I think his stock might be helped if it turned out he was 2 years older then he actually is. His numbers would still be eye-popping, but you'd be more confident he won't outgrow the position.
One thing I'll point out, is just his admissions (Assuming he's being fully truthful) still diminishes what he's done the last 5 years with the Yankees. People have this "Incredible Hulk" mindset when it comes to steroids, where they inject themselves, double in size, and once they stop using they are right back where they began. But the reality is you retain a lot of strength gained from using Performance Enhancing Drugs for years after you stop using. I've seen some estimates of up to 80% of muscle mass is retained after using Primobolin.
Ahh, the infamous "Name players you really dislike" thread.
I only have 1 question
"why did this come out today ?"
did someone have a score to settle ?
was some report handed over, and this is the biggest name on it ?Rodriguez's testing information was found, however, after federal agents, armed with search warrants, seized the '03 test results from Comprehensive Drug Testing, Inc., of Long Beach, Calif., one of two labs used by MLB in connection with that year's survey testing. The seizure took place in April 2004 as part of the government's investigation into 10 major league players linked to the BALCO scandal -- though Rodriguez himself has never been connected to BALCO.
Selena Roberts indicated on MLB Network that she had 4 different sources on it, part of why she felt so comfterable taking it to print, I suppose, so it doesn't sound like someone with an ax to grind at least not to me.
The complete lack of denials probably is more striking to me, seems to me if someone accused me of testing postive for a drug (and I was innocent), that I wouldn't be directing anybody to the Union, I'd be denying it immediately to anybody that will listen. A-Rod's reaction sounds more like "WTF? That was supposed to be an confidential testing" (Certainly an understandable reaction given the circumstances) to me.
(Pieces of the "Pepsi Porch" sign)
(Beginning to put up the "Pepsi Porch" sign)
I will say MLB Network is doing an amazing job with the coverage. They've had both Selena Roberts and Tom Verducci on and interviewing them. I'm very impressed.
We should probably trade him. Yankee fans are absolute animals, and he's going to be booed off his home field.
No offense, but what other team can actually afford him, that would want to bring him on at his salary going forward until he's what, 42 years old?
Didn't ARod deny Canseco's claims?.....come on plenty of players have lied about this.
It was just easier to hate Bonds b4 Yankee and othe big names came out.
Lying to the media is different then lying under oath.
One makes you a scumbag, the other makes you a criminal.
Gotta say, I liked Avery when he was with the Rangers. He's a scumbag, no doubt, but he brought a lot to that team that I do think they're missing without him. If they can get him for < 2 million per, it seems like a good deal.
My problem with Sanchez has always been his lack of experience--but I was basing that on Lewin analysis. Him seeing "star potential" in Sanchez definitely gives me pause.
It's interesting to me that it almost seemed like he was backing away from his own system, probably because of players like Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco not being liked very much for one reason or another, and a "High School Quarterback" in Matt Cassel making it big.
That reminds me, could the schedule makers have picked 2 more irrelevant teams for debuting new stadiums? Yankees/Indians and Mets/Padres? WTF is that? How about a nice rivalry game to open things up right.
1) Orlando Cabrera is not really a useful hitter, his career 86 OPS+ has him as a below-average hitter. Melky Cabrera was as good of a hitter as a 21 and 22 year old as Orlando Cabrera was in his prime. With his fielding and speed on the basepaths I'll be generous and suggest Orlando's about average, but he's going to be 34 next year.
2) There's very little reason to think Jeter has the range necessary to play Centerfield, being able to track a pop-up is far different from running down a ball in the gap which requires raw speed which Jeter is clearly losing as he ages.
Jeter is at the point where he needs to be playing in one of the Corners or DH'ing in order to not be a complete liability Defensively. His strong arm probably makes him a good candidate to play Right Field, but there's the question of if he'll hit enough to justify such a position going forward. But since he's the Captain, they'll find a spot for him.
And Bronzey, all stadiums look small from Aerial shots. lol
(Notice them testing the scoreboard on the back of the CF board)
http://www.wcbs880.com/pages/3803516.php?imageGalleryXRefId=930065#imgXR - More
.Jeff Wilpon was right.
Wilpon, the Mets' chief operating officer, said Tuesday that Citigroup, the naming-rights sponsor of Citi Field, was not the only company to receive federal bailout funds while also spending money on sports stadium naming-rights deals or major stadium sponsorships.
According to Treasury Department filings on the agency's Web site, 21 U.S. companies that have received bailout money have deals to see their corporate names in lights atop stadiums and arenas around the United States and Canada.
The 21 companies - 20 banks and financial institutions and one automaker, General Motors - have received more than $188 billion in TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) money since checks started going out in October, according to Treasury Department documents reviewed by Newsday.
For More - http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/mets/ny-sptarp066025793feb06,0,1919079.story
Maybe it's just me, but I was always under the impression that Whisenhunt ran the ARI Offense, and Haley was just the figurehead. Nevermind that it's alot easier to call plays when you have Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin on your team.
Sorry Tyson, I disagree.
The impact Ray could have on this team seriously could last for years even when he's gone.
His leadership and intensity is unrivaled by anyone that I have seen in decades. The guy demands accountability from his teamates and the passion he exudes is infectious.
This team has lacked identity, emotion and intensity for...well...ever. Ray still has a couple of very good years left and everything he provides extra is worth the money.
Very well written and a great read...just respectfully disagree.
That's the main reason I would be in favor of such a move. Ray Lewis would bring leadership, intensity, passion, and most importantly, accountability, of which is the perfect match for Rex Ryan's schemes. Even if his statpage production does eventually decline, I think a year or two of Ray Lewis could really help transform this Defense into that nasty, aggressive scheme that fans want to see.
Plus, you cite Team Needs as one of your arguments against him, well, I disagree there. One of our biggest Free Agents this offseason is Eric Barton, a man who happens to play the exact same position as Ray Lewis, and we don't appear to have any qualified replacements in-house. I would say a playmaking ILB is a need for this Defense. The pass defense problems were greatly exaggerated because of our lack of a consistant pass rush. It's only a matter of time until someone breaks free when you're only rushing 3 men. Improving the Front 7 (Not just scheme-wise, but personnel-wise) has a similar effect as improving the Secondary.
Interesting Stuff on McAlister and Anderson; possible 2009 Jets?
in NY Jets Forum
Not to point out the obvious, but his cap situation isn't very good and considering he's likely to be a backup next year.....he'll probably be a Free Agent once their attempts to trade him inevitably fail.