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Posted on: April 29, 2009 12:34 am
Hello Everyone!
The Baseball season is in full swing,and there have been MORE surprises than a Marylin Monroe picture.
So what is everyone feeling the craziness? COMMNENTS NEEDED
Category: Fantasy Baseball

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2009 1:35 pm

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I think that everything is falling into place as it should be by May, and it is great to see the NY teams struggling. Wish I had picked Votto for my fantasy team though. Lol.
After seeing what the Rays accomplished last year with good farming and some key acquisitions every team no believes it can contend! It should be a wild ride till Fathers day! Go Phillies!

Since: Apr 29, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2009 7:39 am

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Hey Can, for the first time since 2003, the Royals won't be 10 games out by the end of April.  Now that's crazy.

Since: Aug 30, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2009 3:08 am

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It's always great when your favorite team is in first place and is tied for the best record. Certain teams are playing well. That isn't a surprise to me, they should be playing well, they are professionals. But what is surprising is some of the teams records.
Toronto Blue Jays (15-7) San Diego Padres (14-7) Seattle Mariners (13-8) St. Louis Cardinals ((14-7) Pittsburgh Pirates (11-9) and on the other side New York Yankees (10-10) New York Mets (9-11) Tampa Rays (8-13) Arizona Diamondbacks (8-12) Angels of Anaheim (8-11).
What's not surprising the log jam in the AL Central. Four teams separated by a game and half, looks like it's going to be a fun race to watch all year. The Nl Central looks to be a fun race all year. Most every one was giving the Cubs the Division. They look to have some scrares and the Central will be more competitive this year. It will be very interesting after 50 games if some of the hot start teams are still in the thick of things ;ike the Blue Jays, Padres, Cardinals, and Pirates.
As players go, what surprises me, Manny Ramirez and Hanley Ramirez have not gotten hot yet, and Cole Hamels is in the crapper so far.
A surprise player to me would be Tori Hunter, who is off to a great start, since is normally a slow starter. Lastly, what has happen to the offensive Catchers lately, most of them are batting below .250 and some of them are in the hundreds.

Have fun watching ball all year everybody. Thanks CC.

Since: Oct 25, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2009 2:43 am

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The Giants pitching has been masterful so far.  Unfortunately for Giants fans Mona Lisa has a moustache,  the hitting has been mostly absent.  The good news is that this staff will be together for at least a couple of more years, with Madison Bumgarner replacing Randy Johnson next season.  Perhaps adding another season's experience for Pablo Sandoval and Emmanuel Burriss, plus adding Buster Posey and maybe Angel Villalona in the next year and whatever the trade winds blow SF's way and the team looks more promising than it has in a few years.

The Reds are another young team that seems to be showing signs of competing for the post-season,  Joey Votto is a great young slugger,  and Johnny Cueto is been better than expected.  Incredibly, Dusty Baker seems to have gotten alot smarter somehow in the past couple of years in the eyes of alot of baseball fans.  Personally, living in Sacramento, Dusty's hometown, I'm a Baker fan, and I've always thought that the Reds had good talent that just wasn't ready yet the past couple of years.  I think he's probably a good choice right now as skipper of a young team.

There are fewer fans at the ballparks in Oakland, San Francisco and the minor league park in Sacramento.  Beer and hot dogs has gotten cheaper in SF and Oakland and Sacto as well.  So have tickets.  Still, fewer fans at all three venues thus far this season.

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