Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sheet's , Perez, and Pettitte under Mets radar ?

The Mets right now have a couple of options, they can either welcome back Oliver Perez who went 10-7 with a 4.22 ERA, Ben Sheets a fellow national league pitcher,who went 13-9 with a 3.09 ERA, or their 3rd option in a pitcher who played across the city with the Yankees, In Andy Pettitte, Pettitte who went 14-14 with a 4.54 ERA. The Mets will most likely land one of these pitchers. In my Opinion I believe the Mets will give Sheet's a chance, taking into consideration that he played in the National League his whole career, and he knows it pretty well. The Mets off season is far from being over, and one of these pitchers can help the Mets regain stature in the NL EAST.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

NFC Championship

The NFC Championship consists of the Cardinals and the Eagles.  This game will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium.  This stadium is the home stadium of the Cardinals.  In this game both teams are basically evenly matched.  When the Eagles played the Cardinals in the season they won 48-20, but we feel this game will be different.  The Cardinals have proved they are a good team and are tough to beat after beating the 12-4 Panthers and 11-5 Falcons.  We feel the Cardinals will come out on top and win this game.

JOE - Cardinals
JEFF - Cardinals

AFC Championship

The AFC Championship features the Ravens vs the Steelers at Heinz Field.  Even though the Steelers have home field advantage and are picked to win this game we feel the Ravens will pull through and win this game.

JOE - Ravens
JEFF - Ravens

Steve Spagnuolo Next Rams Head Coach

The Rams next head coach will be the Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.  According to, "the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and has confirmed the news."  Adam Schefter reports, "he'll get four years and $11.5 million."  Spagnuolo did wonders for the Giants defense and maybe now he can turn the Rams around and make them an all around better team.

Cole Hamels contract with Phillies

Phillies have agreed on a three-year, $20.5 million contract with Cole Hamels.  According to, "Hamels will receive $4.35 million in 2009, $6.65 million in 2010 and $9.5 million in 2011."

Andrew Jones Released

On January 15th it was announced that the Dodgers have released outfielder Andrew Jones.  Jones played one year with the Dodgers.  He only played a total of 75 games that year because of his injuries.  In 209 at bats he had 3 home runs, 14 runs batted in, 33 hits, 21 runs, and a batting average of .158.  Where will he go now?  The best possibility of where he is going, is back to Atlanta where he played 12 seasons.  He might not be a starter, but he will be going back.  If he goes to Atlanta he will have to fight to gain the starting center field position.  Or the Braves might feel that he should automatically be the starting outfielder.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Nady or Swisher?

Which will go Nady or Swisher? In my opinion I think that Swisher is the odd man out, taking in to consideration that Xavier Nady was one of the best Trades they have made in a while. Last year's stats really show how many teams can use Nady, he had a .305 Average 25 Long balls, and 97 RBI'S, and do you really want to get rid of him? If I’m the Yankees I keep Nady and trade Swisher for a 5th starter or some bullpen help. I believe that both players are very good and can produce run support, but they are two different players, Nady is more of a power hitter and a decent fielder, and Swisher is more of a contact hitter with gold glove caliber. In the long run one of these players is going, and I think it will be Swisher

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Mets looking to keep Perez

The New York Mets are looking to keep Oliver Perez. They have allegedly made an offer of 3 years $30 million. Perez who went 10-7 ,with a 4.22 ERA ,wants to play for the Mets said by agent Scott Boras. If this deal is accepted, the mets will have a strong rotation, and will have a better chance at playoff contention.

Braves, Lowe agree to deal

Today the Atlanta Braves added another starter to their rotation, Derek Lowe. Lowe reportedly signed a 4 year $60 million dollar contract. The 35 year old righty last season went 14 -11 with a 3.24 ERA for the Dodgers" He also increased his stock by going 6-1 with a 1.27 ERA in his final 10 starts" according to Lowe will be a great addition to this new braves team , with adding new faces in the rotation such as, Javier Vazquez, Kenshin Kawakami, and now Lowe, they should have a solid 3, and with a healthy Jair Jurrjens you have a good rotation.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Hall of Fame Voting 09 Results

PlayerTotal VotesPercentage
Rickey Henderson51194.8%
Jim Rice41276.4%
Andre Dawson36167.0%
Bert Blyleven33862.7%
Lee Smith24044.5%
Jack Morris23744.0%
Tommy John17131.7%
Tim Raines12222.6%
Mark McGwire11821.9%
Alan Trammell9417.4%
Dave Parker8115.0%
Don Mattingly6411.9%
Dale Murphy6211.5%
Harold Baines325.9%
Mark Grace224.1%
David Cone213.9%
Matt Williams71.3%
Mo Vaughn61.1%
Jay Bell20.4%
Jesse Orosco10.2%
Ron Gant00%
Dan Plesac00%
Greg Vaughn00%

Henderson earns Hall pass.

Throughout his storied career, Rickey Henderson (the man of steal) has been the best leadoff hitter in baseball history. Henderson was the all-time leader with 1,406 steals and 2,295 runs scored. Widely considered to be the greatest leadoff hitter ever, he was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first time on the ballot with 94.8 percent of the votes cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America reports. Henderson played for many teams including the Yankees, and Mets, but his best days were with the Oakland Athletics, and Yankees. In 1982 With Oakland Henderson stole 130 bases, his career high, and in 1986 with the Yankees he hit a career high 28 homeruns.

Dungy Steps down as Colts Head Coach

On Monday January 12th Tony Dungy Steps down as Colts head coach. Soon he should end up retiring.  Caldwell will become the new head coach.