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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The one good thing about baseball season... I can write the same thing but change a few names and its a brand new post.

     I needed a few days to cry over my once strong bracket. Gotta be kidding me UNC looked out matched that whole game. Whatever I don't want to talk about college sports any more.  Instead I want to talk about baseball, can't you feel it just a few more days until it starts up again , it's a good feeling right in the belly.  But since everyone out there is trying to predict the projected line ups of each team and its fine I just want to do a few teams because lets face it I don't have all day and you don't really care.  

 Today I will do  some AL Teams and tomorrow I will do some NL teams 

Toronto Blue Jays 
1. Yule Escobar SS
2. Kelly Johnson 2b 
3. Jose Bautista RF
4. Adam Lind 1b
5. Brett Lawrie 3b
6. J.P Arencibia C
7. Colby Rasmus CF
8. Edwin Encarncion dh
9. Eric Thames LF  

1. Ricky Romero ,2.  Brandon Marrow , 3. Dustin McGowan, 4. Brett Cecil, 5. Henderson Alvarez 

* Look for guys like Escobar and Encarncion to step up big due to the tutelage of Omar Vizquel.  This could be the year the Blue Jays get back in the hunt since Rasmus can bang out Tony Larussa's daughter no strings attached. 

Kansas City Royals 
1. Lorenzo Cain CF
2. Alex Gordon LF
3. Billy Butler Dh
4. Eric Hosmer 1b
5. Mike Moustakas 3b
6. Jeff Franker RF
7. Chris  Getz 2b
8. Brayan Pena C
9. Alcides Escobar SAs

1. Luke Hochevar , 2. Jonathan Sanchez , 3. Bruce Chen, 4. Dan Duffy , 5. Felipe Paulino 

* The Royals need young guys like Hosmer and Mosutakas to live up to the hype to make anything happen until their superstar prospect catcher comes back. Also this is the year Hochevar has to step up and be an ace.  

Seattle Mariners 
1. Chone Figgins 3b
2. Dustin Ackley 2b
3. Ichro Rf
4. Mike Carp Lf
5.Justin Smoak 1b
6.Jesus Montero dh
7. Miguel Olivio C
8.Franklin Gutierrez CF
9. Brendan Ryan SS
1, Felix Hernandez , 2.Jason Vargas, 3.Hector Noesi ,  4. Kevin Millwood , 5. Blake Beavan 
* Umm I think Seattle is still trying to figure it out. They got bitch slapped on the last two big trades they did. With Cliff Lee going for peanuts and Michael Pineda deal not yet showing how big of a bust it will be. So I deem the Mariners Mets West. 

Oakland A's
1. Jemile Weeks 2b
2. CoCo Crisp CF
3. Seth Smith LF
4. Brandon Allen 1b
5. Josh Reddick RF
6. Johnny Gomez Dh
7. Cliff Pennington SS
8. Eric Sogard 3b
9. Kurt Suzuki C
1. Brandon McCarthy , 2. Dallas Braden, 3. Tom Milone , 4. Graham Godfrey , 5. Brad Peacock 

* Honestly this was hard to figure out what the hell they are going to do. They have Cespedes  who they gave bunch of money to but he is only hitting .200 right now so maybe a half a year in the minors. 

Detroit Tigers 
1. Austin Jackson CF
2. Brennan Boesch  RF
3. Prince Fielder 1b
4. Miguel Cabrera 3b
5. Delmon  Young dh  
6.Johnny Peralta SS
7. Ryan Raburn  2b
8. Andy Dirks  LF
9. Alex Avila C
1. Justin Verlander , 2. Max Scherzer, 3. Doug Fister  , 4. Rick Porcello , 5. Andrew Oliver

* Dirks and Young will split time out in left but Dirks is having the off season of his life so the Tigers will play the hot hand until they get another guy who can hit 50 home runs... Yes this sad looking Tiger is one of the original logos for the Tigers. I don't know about you but I would wear a hat with the pessimistic Tiger.   

 Now for my  Least favorite 

New York Yankees 
1.  Derek Jeter SS
2.  Curtis Granderson  CF
3. Mark Teixiera  1b
4. Alex Rodriguez 3b
5. Robinson Cano 2b
6. Nick Swisher RF
7. Raul Ibanez / Andruw  Jones Dh
8.Russell Martin C
9. Brett Gardner LF

What is should be 
1. Brett Gardner LF
2. Nick Swisher RF
3. Robinson Cano 2b
4. Alex Rodriguez 3B
5. Mark Teixaria  1B
6.  Curtis Granderson  CF
7. Russell Martin C
8. Raul Ibanez  / Andruw  Jones DH
9. Derek Jeter SS

1. C.C Sabthia  , 2. Hiroki  Kuroda  , 3. Ivan Nova,  4. Michael Pineda , 5. Phil Hughes 

* Lets not pretend that no matter who they pencil in anywhere isn't going to produce. Thats what happens when you play in a little league field with a wind tunnel. Derek Jeter should not be hitting at the top of this line up because Nick Swisher  makes a better #2 hitter and  Brett Gardner is probably the best base stealer in the AL.  Andy Pettitte  wont be up until May , just in time to send down Pineda for getting lit up by the A's. 

Boston Red Sox 
1. Jacoby  Elsbury  CF
2.Ryan Sweeney RF
3. Adrian Gonzalez 1b
4. Kevin Youkilis  3b 
5. Dustin Pedroia  2b
6. David Ortiz Dh
7. Mike Aviles  SS  
8. Jarad Saltalamacchia  C
9. Carl Crawford Lf 
1. Jon Lester , 2. Josh Beckett, 3. Clay Buchholz , 4. Dice-K , 5. Daniel Bard 

* Does anyone else think the Red Sox might lay another egg this year too? After writing this line up down I have like 30% confidence that this line up is not as good as the others.  It could be how I feel about Bobby Valentine but I have very little faith in the Red Sox. 

Los Angeles of Anaheim of Californian of the West Coast of the United States of America Angels 
1. Peter Bourjos  CF
2. Howie Kendrick 2b
3. Albert Pujols  1b
4. Kendrys  Morales Dh
5. Torii Hunter RF
6. Vernon Wells LF
7. Mark Trumbo 3b
8. Chris Innate C
9. Erick Aybar  SS
1. Jared Weaver , 2. Dan Haren  , 3. C. J. Wilson, 4. Ervin Santana 5. Does it really matter 

* The Angels have enough now to shut up those dicks from Texas who I wont list their line up . You have to figure either the Rangers or the Angels are getting the Wild Card spot and everyone else is playing for the second.   The Angels are stacked up with talent and will probably be sellers come the trade deadline because they have "Mickey Mantle V.5000" in their system. 

    That was the AL full of power and Douches (C.J. Wilson)  tomorrow I'll get into the powerless NL.  Yes the National League so much good pitching so little good hitting but don't worry once the hitters get good they'll go to the American League 

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