Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Indiands just got themselves a deal

Travis Buck to a one-year, $625000 deal. Travis Buck could be a stud if he gets a chance. I'm talking 20/20 numbers with good defense at a corner outfield spot. He just has to get the chance and stay healthy.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Relatively Random Guesses for the Top 40 Free Agents

1. Cliff Lee - Yankees.

2. Carl Crawford - Giants.

3. Adrian Beltre - Athletics.

4. Jayson Werth - Red Sox.

5. Adam Dunn - Rays.

6. Victor Martinez - Tigers.

7. Rafael Soriano - Angels.

8. Mariano Rivera - Yankees.

9. Paul Konerko - Brewers.

10. Derek Jeter - Yankees.

11. Hiroki Kuroda - Dodgers.

12. Jorge De La Rosa - Royals.

13. Carl Pavano - Nationals.

14. Jake Westbrook - Cardinals.

15. Aubrey Huff - Giants.

16. Juan Uribe - Dodgers.

17. Carlos Pena - White Sox.

18. Jim Thome - Rays.

19. Vladimir Guerrero - Rangers.

20. Manny Ramirez - Blue Jays.

21. Magglio Ordonez - Athletics.

22. Orlando Hudson - Cardinals.

23. Derrek Lee - Orioles.

24. Lance Berkman - Athletics.

25. Andy Pettitte - Retirement.

26. Jon Garland - Diamondbacks.

27. A.J. Pierzynski - Rangers.

28. Miguel Olivo - Rockies.

29. John Buck - Marlins.

30. Javier Vazquez - Nationals.

31. Scott Downs - Red Sox.

32. J.J. Putz - Orioles.

33. Brian Fuentes - Diamondbacks.

34. Adam LaRoche - Rays.

35. Hisanori Takahashi - Padres.

36. Pat Burrell - Phillies.

37. Joaquin Benoit - Tigers.

38. Kevin Millwood - Rockies.

39. Kevin Correia - Brewers.

40. Arthur Rhodes - Reds.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Luckiest Call I've Ever Made

On 11:30 AM, September 3rd, Troy Tulowitzki had 12 home runs. In the following 14 games he went on to score 23 runs, drive in 31 and go yahtz 14 times. His average went up 9 points, OBP 5 points and of course the rise in slugging by a staggering 92 points. His slugging rose, on average, 6.57 points a game for a 14-game span. The craziest part is, it might not even be over. Baseball works in cycles. Players get hot, players get cold, he just can't keep it up for the entire season, but he doesn't need to hit 162 home runs for the Colorado Rockies to win the division.

The fact is, Troy Tulowitzki is a stud, I've been saying it for a while, I'd take Troy Tulowitzki over Hanley Ramirez if the league was redrafted. You just can't teach desire, hustle or fielding. Hanley Ramirez is an athlete playing shortstop, he's truly better suited as an outfielder, even a center fielder. Hanley's filthy, Tulo's just better overall.

If the Rockies make the playoffs, they also win the World Series. Troy Tulowitzki also wins the MVP. But if they miss the playoffs, Votto wins the MVP and the Twins win the World Series.

I'd put money on the fact that Troy Tulowitzki will eventually make the Hall of Fame.

*I'd also bet that Grant Green is the next Troy Tulowitzki, but a less athletic version playing in the Coliseum, not Coors Field.
*Nothing to do with the fact that both their names have repeating initials.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Louis Murphy Monthly

He's going to have magazines named after him. Get him while you can.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Why don't running backs use little rear view mirrors in their helmets?

Or do they?

On the Mark

Here is my proposal, as a die-hard Jets fan, and you have to hear me out.

This defense is good. It's good enough to honestly nearly win games on it's own, sure we have to deal with some refs and some Ravens sometimes, but this defense is pretty special. If Jenkins' injury is serious, it obviously goes down a notch, but the defensive backs, when corralled, are stellar. Ellis and Taylor off the rush obviously isn't the greatest ever but the guys know their way around the game. As an aside, I agreed with the Taylor signing, but it still pains me because I have always disliked the guy. He went to Akron! But he had some really nice tackles on Rice during the game tonight, literally just one-armed Ray Rice. Not easy. Anyways, here is my proposal:

Start Mark Brunell. As in, bench Mark Sanchez, and play Mark Brunell. While we're at it, start Ladainian. Greene is good in moderation, but I truly don't believe he has the RB1 talent, and this is again, coming from a Jets fan. I like him as a player, he's a bruiser, he occasionally has speed, but he's a poor man's Rashard Mendenhall. Ladainian Tomlinson was the best running back of all-time for most of a decade. I mean, he was legitimately one of the best players to ever grip a football. His natural talent is freakish. One of the best running backs ever, ever, and he never won a Super Bowl ring. Not one, blame it on whoever you want, but he never won a single ring. The Jets are primed and ready, and most importantly, hungry for a Super Bowl title. Thomas Jones broke 1,000 rushing yards five times in his first ten years in the NFL (this being his eleventh). Three of those seasons were with these New York Jets (who now have an improved O-Line as opposed to three years ago) as a 29, 30, and 31 year-old man. For the first five years of his career, all of which were sub-1000 yard seasons (but also sub-240 carry seasons), he averaged 3.84 yards per carry.

One thing I'll admit is that LT's legs aren't nearly as fresh as TJ's were, but Ladainian Tomlinson also has also averaged 4.3 yards a carry for his a career. Tomlinson's a more dynamic pass catcher than Jones was or Greene is right now. Tomlinson's 31, so he's be on the back-end of Jones' Jets career, but all I want is a Super Bowl ring this year. Did I mention Mark Brunell has already had the honor of hoisting a Lombardi trophy on Super Bowl Sunday? He's been there, as the backup for Drew Brees last year.

Ladainian Tomlinson, a relatively underrated, true legend of the game, will lead these New York football Jets to the 2010 Super Bowl. And I was at the game last night, and I'm that optimistic about my beloved Jets.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fantasy Football


Aaron Rodgers
Peyton Manning
Tom Brady
Drew Brees
Joe Flacco
Tony Romo
Eli Manning
Matt Schaub
Philip Rivers
Sam Bradford
Matt Ryan
Jay Cutler
Ben Roethlisberger
Carson Palmer
Kevin Kolb
Chad Henne
Josh Freeman
Matthew Stafford
Alex Smith