Sunday, February 20, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Seattle with 54 wins - 6 all stars
Cleveland with 49 wins and 2 all-stars
Pittsburg 49 wins and 0 all-stars
New Britain - 48 wins - 5 all stars
Mexico City - 48 wins - 2 all stars
Chicago - 48 wins - 4 all stars
Austin - 46 wins - 3 all stars
St Louis - 46 wins - 5 all stars
So out of 30 all star slots 27 are from teams in the top 8 and 2 of the other 3 come from the NL east 2nd place grasshoppers (behind the River Rats who have no allstars?). Now I'm more confused than before.
In the AL the teams are more diverse with only 6 teams with winning records
Colorodo with 58 - 6 all stars
San Jaun with 54 - 7 all stars
Baltimore with 54 - 5 all stars
Los Vegas with 53 - 4 all stars
Nashville with 49 - 1 all star
Omaha with 45 - 1 all star
So in the AL these 6 teams have 24 of the 30 allstars - So it seems that if you want to win games you need to have all-stars - home grown or purchased - OR you need to have a team in Pittsburg
Monday, January 31, 2011
Charlotte obtained 3B Benavente who was the 31st overall pick in season 11. Tony had spent the last 3 seasons with the Woods big league club but started this season in AAA as Saffron decided to go with Gary Mabry this season. In his 246 games in the majors Tony hit .269 with 30 homers.
Cleveland picked up 21 year old starting pitcher Todd who was the 38th overall pick last season. Zachrey has a horrible rookie season going 2 and 12 with a 7.56 era. Todd was assigned to the Woods Low A ballclub.
Both clubs are very happy with the initial results of the trade as both players have picked up their game with the change of scenery. Benavente is hitting .348 after 72 games and Todd is 6 and 2 with a 2.59 era. Sometimes everybody wins. This may be a case in point.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
The Grasshoppers picked up 2 seasoned vets that were former 1st round draft picks back in season 7. Maduro a carear .298 hitter in 8 big league seasons is off to a good 1st half in season 18 hitting .304 with 11 dingers and 52 rbi's. Thurman a carear .280 hitter over parts of 11 big league seasons has never lived up to his potential. The former University of Richmond star was the 6th overall pick of the season 7 draft and decided to forego his senior year. Everyone expected him to be a 30 HR 30 SB guy. yojames is hoping the change of scenery in Syracuse will help ignite his carear. Since the trade Carl is hitting .257 with 8 longballs and 34 rbi's.
The Maize and Blue definately got younger. Hukata 23, from Japan, signed as an international free agent in season 13 receiving an 8 million dollar signing bonus. Milwaukee currently has Paul at AAA and the results have been promising. 10 saves, 2.50 era and 0.81 whip. Simmons 22, was the 12th pick overall in the season 16 draft after his sophmore year at Mid-state Technical College. Ken finished season 17 at AA with Syracuse but Milwaukee placed him with their High A ball club. Not happy with the demotion Ken got off to a slow start but things have gotten better and he currently has 12 saves, 3.76 era and 1.01 whip. He also has 43 k's in 40 innings.
Time will only tell who wins this deal but it seems both GM's got what they wanted.