Friday, December 28, 2007
Do not worry. I will definitely be carrying in a FIRE MILLEN sign. There is no way I'd go to a Lions game with out one at this point. Can't wait for Millen to draft about the 5th best QB in the 2nd round again this year and passing on the guy everyone knew he should take, only to see the guy make over 100 tackles in his rookie year. Yeah...I hate Stanton for more reasons than one. HE went to MSU for one, and that is enough. Harris went to Michigan and he was actually a need position. SCREW YOU MILLEN!
Monday, December 24, 2007
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Friday, December 14, 2007
The "Big" name in it, Roger Clemens has been suspected many times in the past so this isn't even a surprise. I can't even imagine the way this report is presented is legal. The MLB Player's Association is going to have a field day with it.
The biggest thing I saw yesterday, and I don't see reported anywhere was the Fox News snafu. They started releasing names that they claimed were in the report before it was released. Problem was this list of names was a sham. We message board trolls were just throwing it out there to see if someone was dumb enough to pick it up. Fox News was. They named Albert Pujols on air as being in the report. Basically fingering him as a steroid user with out any proof other than a shoddy internet report made up to get traffic. Let me save you he trouble. He wasn't in the report, nor were any of the other big time names they put up on their "Breaking News" screen. Great work Fox News!
Saturday, December 08, 2007
I just get so excited thinking about the team for next season. Dave Dombrowski is like a hero in Detroit with what he has done with this franchise. Turned our farm system around, and then turned our farm system into a major player in the big leagues in just under 5 years. Hard to imagine the quick change that came once he took over for the hated Randy Smith. Our best player before DD got here was basically Bobby Higginson, and he couldn't even hold a job for a season after the Tigers dumped him.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Miguel FREAKIN' Cabrera is a Tiger!
I think I was up all night and I didn't even need a Jura capresso because I was so jacked up about the Tigers getting one of the top 5 hitters in the game. On top of that we get Dontrelle Willis as our NUMBER FOUR starter in our rotation. Just an amazing off season for Dombrowski, the Tigers, and their fans.
The Line Up (At least how I see it):
1. CF-Curtis Granderson
2. 2B-Placido Polanco
3. DH-Gary Sheffield (I know many think Cabrera No-brainer here, but I contend Leyland will keep Sheff here since he is an amzing walks guy. Ther eis a reason MAggs upped his RBIs so much last year. Sheff was that reason.)
4. RF-Magglio Ordonez
5. 3B-Miguel Cabrera
6. 1B-Carlos Guillen (HE plays 1st now moving from SS.)
7. SS-Edgar Renteria (Traded for earlier this off season-another great trade)
8. C-Pudge Rodriguez (Ever thought you would seePudge down here?)
9 LF-Jaques Jones/Marcus Thames (These guys will platoon for righty/lefty matchups)
Brandon Inge may get traded, or end up being a super-sub again. So we may lose a little in defense at 3rd, but Renteria has more range than Guillen did anyways so let's close that gap a bit more. No matter what this is the best line up in the league.
1. Justin Verlander
2. Kenny Rogers
3. Jeremy Bonderman
4. Dontrelle Willis (Can you imagine this?)
5. Nate Robertson
Pretty impressive starting 5 as well. The bully still needs help, but rumors are Inge is shopped around and may pull some help. No Zoom this year because he's an idiot. Heard a little about Inge getting dealt with Durbin for Valverde who closed in the NL last year and is a solid addition.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Of course he will end up in either New York, Boston, or LA most likely. The guy is going to make about $134415443 per year when he gets re-signed since guys like Barry Zito who suck actually get close to $20 Mil a year already along with a healthcare cart to ride around in.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
At least we decided on what we were going to do about the closer situation and can focus our time on getting another starter. Haven't heard much about Kenny Rogers other than that Boras said he wants him to look around for a deal. He will also likely only sign a one year deal when he does, but this shows that his deal may be much more expensive. I really wouldn't mind having Kenny back for another year, and it isn't my money so I'd expect him to pull at least $12 Mil for another year.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Ironically the Tigers picked up an ex-Twin this week as well in Jaque Jones who is a lefty scrub and OFer that we will probably use for about a month in left field to fill in on Thames days off, or outright cut him in spring training.
Friday, November 09, 2007
After getting Renteria we have upgraded our hitting at 1st base and haven't really taken a whole lot from the hitting that was there when Guillen moved over to first. Imagine replacing Brandon Inge at 3rd with this guy? This would be one incredible line up and this kid is young. 24 years old to be exact. This guy is going to cost someone big time to get him as he is just eligible for arbitration in a couple years.
I could see this happening, but not sure if we will get involved with it or not. I have thought we were int he market for Dontrelle Willis for quite a while. Maybe both?
Well...it's nice to dream I guess.
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It can be very difficult to live with someone that has Alzheimer's, or even see someone you love deal with the disease. It can also be very frustrating for those that care for them because they are in essence talking to a person that forgets many of the things they have asked you previously, or at later stages even forget who you are entirely. I see this all the time when I talk to a good friend's mother, or my grandmother. They both have the disease in some form and you get used to answering those same questions over and over. It takes some time to learn how to adjust to it. It can be very frustrating to some and it is always good if they can get some time away. That is where a lot of the extra care comes in. Not only to give caregivers some time to themselves, but to help slow the disease down and make it less burdensome. Let's the patients stay at home longer, and get much better care.
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Thursday, November 08, 2007
in which the erratic Kyle Farnsworth — who could draw interest from the Baltimore Orioles and the Detroit Tigers — is the lone veteran under contract. article It's about half way down.
Yeah..doesn't sound all that big a deal and typical New York BS...so i don't see anything coming from it.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
This game has all the feel of a major upset and the season turning from talk of the Pats going undefeated to Indy being the team to do it after this week. Hard to say. The Pats are a machine and are mocking the league by running up scores. Ticked off about accusations of cheating. Wanting payback from the knock off in the AFC Championship game from last year. Losing the last 3 to the Super Bowl Champion Colts.
Are you ready for some real football? This is THE game.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
THE KID IS 3 YEARS AWAY!
Get it through your heads. This trade is AWESOME. Renteria was the BEST thing we could have gotten in the off season not named Alex Rodriguez. We have prospects still. We didn't destroy our farm system again. We got a proven player for 2 guys half of you probably never even heard of until today.
When was Gorkys going to play? He's behind Granderson, Maggs, and Maybin. 3 guys that are either really the next Willie Mays, or practically MVP candidates.
This trade is phenomenal.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Anyways, Bell has been disappointing this year and the re-emergence of KJ after returning from injury makes it very clear to any fan that KJ is the man for the job. KJ has played much better when on the field and has always been a great team leader since he was drafted by the Lions in the first round, the same year we got Roy Williams.
Look for them to float his name around, but Tampa has to be looking at him. The Lions could use a major defensive backfield upgrade, or some sort of line backer help. They could use OL help too if you want to get technical...lol
Yes...you cornbread Lions fans should still know that they are living a lie. This team is going nowhere and unless they get some serious help. Tatum could get them an impact player I would think, but what do I know?
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Sunday, October 14, 2007
I need to chill on the sports for a day anyways with how many are going on right now. The Pistons will be starting soon and the long baseball season has me in burnout mode I guess. Feels a bit liberating to hang out with a guy that know less about sports than I do about feminine hygiene products.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
The Rockies have won about 212398947 games in a row. Matt Holliday is becoming a household name. Waht else could you ask for? Looks like they tore Webb up a little bit tonight too as it is 5-1 in the 7th already.
Indians-Rockies in the World Series. Indians in 5.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
How about Roger Clemens faking another injury in the playoffs? Gotta love that guy and how he gets paid. Two years in a row he took himself out of a playoff game because of an "injury". Hang it up old man.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Then there is Milton Bradley. HE got ejected from a game after he was prodded a bit by an umpire. Yes, an umpire is supposedly being said to have heckled the guy and he went off. Tried to get to the umpire and beat him down, but his manager was able to restrain him. The oddest part was that Bradley injured his knee during the skirmish and is now out for the season. A huge blow for the team and their playoff aspirations. This guy needs some sort of colon cleanse or something.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
How about Miami flat fee mls homes? Well they are great, and make the Lions look like scrubs.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Unfortunately not many of my teams have guys in these games. I wasn't able to get Brees in any draft, and Manning goes way too high to make picking him reasonable considering that you have to get RBs before you go out and get a QB. Any time I've ever drafted Payton where he is ranked my team has sucked because I end up with my 2nd RB being a guy that is something like Denver's back up. I have Addai on a team though so at least I have soemone to cheer for. I have an outstanding trade to pick up Wayne, or Harrison in another league, but that won't go through before this week. Still something to pay attention to I guess. Should be a high flying game though.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
Screw the Indians! Then the Tigers are starting this joker Virgil Vasquez who has given up 3 HRs already through 4 innings and is down 4-2. Tigers need some Flamingo Las Vegas magic and a win. It looks like they may have to go after the Wild Card this year again. Seattle and the Stankees already lost today so the Tigers could pick up some ground there if they can pull this one out.
Man this season went from being record pace to going down the tubes...:(
Sunday, August 26, 2007
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2 points for every Two-Point Conversion Passing ALL
6 points for every Passing TD ALL
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2 points for every Two-Point Conversion Rushing ALL
6 points for every Rushing TD ALL
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1 point for every 10 Receiving Yards ALL
2 points for every Two-Point Conversion Receiving ALL
6 points for every Receiving TD ALL
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1 point for every Solo Tackle ALL
4 points for every Interception ALL
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M. Hasselbeck QB SEA TB 8 9 7 306.2 19.14 [Drop]
S. Alexander RB SEA TB 8 24 7 259.8 16.24 [Drop]
W. Parker RB PIT @CLE 6 38 13 231.6 14.48 [Drop]
F. Gore RB SF ARI 6 15 3 278.4 17.4 [Drop]
C. Johnson WR CIN BAL 5 30 1 245.7 15.36 [Drop]
C. Chambers WR MIA @WAS 9 69 19 183.6 11.48 [Drop]
V. Jackson WR SD CHI 7 106 28 141.9 8.87 [Drop]
A. Gates TE SD CHI 7 52 1 207.5 12.97 [Drop]
J. Scobee K JAC TEN 4 160 13 122 7.62 [Drop]
J. Miller DB NYJ NE 10 - - [Drop]
K. Bulluck LB TEN @JAC 4 80 1 169.5 10.59 [Drop]
R. Lewis LB BAL @CIN 8 92 3 150 9.38 [Drop]
L. Tatupu LB SEA TB 8 131 14 132 8.25 [Drop]
G. Hayes LB ARI @SF 8 191 30 113 7.06 [Drop]
Player Rank Fantasy Points * Last Availability
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B. Favre QB GB PHI 7 18 13 267.1 16.69 [Drop]
C. Brown RB TEN @JAC 4 120 36 136.5 8.53 [Drop]
L. Washington RB NYJ NE 10 292 43 90.1 5.63 [Drop]
R. Droughns RB NYG @DAL 9 433 54 67 4.19 [Drop]
N. Davenport RB PIT @CLE 6 436 55 66.9 4.18 [Drop]
K. Walter WR HOU KC 10 310 58 87.6 5.47 [Drop]
D. Jarrett WR CAR @STL 7 345 62 80.6 5.04 [Drop]
C. Woodson DB GB PHI 7 329 47 84.5 5.28 [Drop]
Friday, August 24, 2007
This defense is pathetic, to be generous. They won't stop my grandma from running wild in the secondary. Will they score some points? Yeah...sure. They still aren't going to win. They are the Lions. Come on. Kitna blew about 8 games last year in the 4th quarter. HE was so bad in fact, that I thought he was actually betting on these games. I wouldn't doubt it.
They will win 6 games. They are well on their way to the mediocrity of the Barry years. Not good enough to win anything, but just good enough where they get a bunch of mid-round picks and players that will never make an impact. Like ti matters. Throw 50 players in a hat and let Millen pick one. Probably about as good as he can do. How does he still have a job? Haha...there is no good answer to that question.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Everyone sitting at their office desks and going over who they will be have said from day 1 that both Adrian Peterson, and Lynch would be the 2 biggest rookies. Peterson you can probably say by the end of the year is the lock of the 2. Lynch was getting the starting job right away so many thought he would have a bigger impact this season. At this point I think Lynch may be #3.
Brandon Jackson i would take #2 if I was there in a keeper league draft. I just think the guy has shown he has the ability to put up some numbers thus far. He runs north and south. One cut and through the hole. HE even can pound it in inside the 5 for that TD so you aren't going to see him losing TDs to a power runner off the bench. HE also looks like he can actually block a little on the pass offense so he has even more going for him. The guy is going to be a horse.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Get your theater seating because we are ready for a ride.
Over the course of last season I made some pretty good moves. I traded away Fragile Fred and Droughns to get myself Willie Parker and a decent #2 WR. I was pretty much done for the year so I wanted to make sure that I upgraded my RB situation for this year. Jones-Drew got picked up off the free agent market after 1 good game and I decided he was worth Deion Branch after 1 good game. Some said I was crazy (haha). We all know how that turned out. So at this point I am sitting with Alexander, Parker, Jones-Drew, Burress, and Stallworth who I got in the draft.
So...another manager is a big fan of Willie Parker and decides he must have him. I get an offer of Frank Gore, and Chad Johnson for Willie and Stalworth. I take it obviously. Now I have Alexander, Gore, Jones-Drew, Burress, and CJ for my 5 keepers. Not bad, and much better than where I started. In fact I was able to win the #1 overall pick with these guys since we play for that pick instead of just giving it to the worst team to prevent bagging.
Now we get to this year and those 5 were pretty much my keepers. First day trading opens I am asked to move from #1 overall (Adrian Peterson pretty much) to #6 in the first by trading away Jones-Drew for Willie Parker. So I got him back. Now I have 3 of the top 6 ranked RBs for fantasy football and Chad Johnson. Burress I didn't want to keep so I decided I'd go with Hasselback considering there is nothing in the QB pool left and I don't want to go into the draft trying to get a guy like Eli.
Now I traded up to #4 in the draft because there are a few keepers that actually got dropped into the pool. With the 3 RB starters in our league the top 3 picks will be PEterson, Lynch, and the new hot commodity Brandon Jackson. Being at 6 I would be missing out on 2 sure things going into this draft. Boldin, and Gates. The guy at 4 needs youth, but the guy at 5 has a very solid set of keepers so I wanted to ensure myself of having 6 keeper-type players like he would and to have my choice of the 2.
So it looks like I'll have Alexander, Parker, Gore, Chad Johnson, Hasselback, and Boldin (My first choice), or Gates at the very least after the first round of drafting. I like my chances ;).
Sunday, August 12, 2007
So I go to all the Stub Hubs, and Ebays of the world and there they all are. Every damn one of those tickets are being sold at 3rd party distributors. When i mean every one, I mean damn near every seat in those sections. Sold out? Not quite. Bought by a group and scalped? Yes. Of course they aren't being sold at face value, which is the LEGAL way to go about this. Oh no. The prices are TRIPLE, and even QUADRUPLE face value. Let me say this again. These are REGULAR SEASON, THURSDAY AFTERNOON TICKETS. These games don't sell out. Why the hell am I getting jacked for 3-4 times the price of these tickets then? It's bullshit. You can't buy a ticket for face value outside the stadium because it is illegal, but these guys can buy them in bulk and sell them at 3-4 times face online? Something isn't right here.
On the other hand the damn guy named Wang should be looking for a New York personal injury lawyer after his last start. The guys screwed me bad giving up 8 ERs in his start this week. I hate this guy so much. He strikes nobody out either, but hey...he has double digit wins.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Screwing around looking at slot cars I came a crossed the site a couple months back and decided to check it out. Our league was so impressed that we junked our thoughts of going with CBS and moved over to Flea Flicker. They have everything you pay for at Yahoo and CBS for free. Live scoring, pick trading, and keeper leagues. Yahoo doesn't even have a real keeper league format so we left there long ago. Flea flicker even keeps track of draft picks 2 year sin advance. We can trade 2008 and 2009 draft picks THIS year. We don't pay for live coring at all. They also have a Mock Draft there as well you can run as often as you want. The mock draft will take all the keepers out, and make sure the traded draft picks are in order so it is a true mock of your league. Can't speak highly enough about this place. You are screwing yourself if you don't look at it and decide to pay any of the other places.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Interestingly, Hank Aaron delivered a speech on the Jumo-tron at the game after he broke his record. Aaron has been silent through the entire process of the chase and said he would not be on hand to view the record breaking home run. The media has run with it saying that this is to show that he did not think that Bond's record was worthwhile, and was tainted. Stupid media. At the game he honored Barry and all were happy. Barry broke down during his speech as well when he thanked his father, Bobby Bonds, another all-time great, who had passed away just 2 years earlier. Standing at the side of Barry was his Godfather, the player many say is the greatest player to ever live, Willie Mays.
Friday, August 03, 2007
Posada, Jorge C NYY
Pujols, Albert 1B STL
Roberts, Brian 2B BAL
Youkilis, Kevin 3B BOS
Renteria, Edgar SS ATL
Burrell, Pat OF PHI
Matsui, Hideki OF NYY
Suzuki, Ichiro OF SEA
Dunn, Adam U CIN
Ramirez, Manny U BOS
Verlander, Justin SP DET
Webb, Brandon SP ARI
Buehrle, Mark SP CHW
Harang, Aaron SP CIN
Arroyo, Bronson SP CIN
Marmol, Carlos SP CHC
Sabathia, C.C. SP CLE
Wang, Chien-Ming SP NYY
Hoffman, Trevor RP SD
Lidge, Brad RP HOU
Neshek, Pat RP MIN
Walker, Jamie RP BAL
Theriot, Ryan 2B CHC
Thomas, Frank DH TOR
Willits, Reggie CF ANA
Blalock, Hank 3B TEX
Ray, Chris RP BAL
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Most importantly it kept Gagne out of a Yankee uniform and just makes the raod to catch the Sox all that much harder. With the line up the Yanks have you have to think that fans will be heading into drug rehabs by the end of the season due to the amount of money this team spent and still can't get the job done with possibly the best hitting line up ever assembled the last few year.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Only good rumors about there is that the Tigers could somehow end up with DaMaso Marte in a deal with Jack "Neifi Perez" Wilson. Wilson is worthless and probably more of a detriment than a help. Marte would be a great addition to a struggling BP though.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Barry Bonds is able to leap steel buildings, outrun trains (well not anymore), and fly. We should see a new HR King by the end of the weekend I'd guess, but truly by sometime next week.
Friday, July 20, 2007
The 40-year-old Tim Donaghy resigned from the NBA two weeks ago and is the man of the hour. Accused of fixing games due to gambling debts, he is thought to have been a mafia target to change game outcomes. HE also is known to have bet on games that he officiated. I doubt this guy could get a job selling vintage fabrics at this point and is pretty much a leper in the sports world.
Man the NBA just gets worse and worse every time I try to get back into it. Fans everywhere always complain about the officiating in any sport, but this time they have good reason to believe that games really are fixed. I've watched so many NBA games the last few years that I have wondered many times if some of these referees were ont he take. I guess now my suspicions are founded.
A point-shaving scandal is an enormous problem in any sport. This one, which might involve an NBA referee, has the potential to permanently scar the league.
The NBA acknowledged Friday the FBI is investigating Tim Donaghy for betting on games, including ones in which he officiated. read more...
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Most people actually care that Barry allegedly used steroids. I do not and never will. The guy still has to hit the ball and swinging a bat is more about speed than anything. Whatever you say about Bonds, this is an amazing accomplishment. Besides...it isn't like he is going to hold this record for more than 10 years anyways. A-Rod is going to hit 1000 HRs.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
So the American League wins the AS game again 5-4 to give my Tigers home field advantage in the World Series again this year. Ichiro put together a solid game with 3 hits, but his biggest hit was a first in an All-Star game. An inside the park home run that scored 2 runs. Probably one of my favorite players of all-time, Ken Griffey, Jr. was unable to make a play on the ball and the speedy Ichiro rounded all the bases and made it home. A rare feat in baseball and the hit that basically won him the MVP.
Friday, July 06, 2007
Okajima and Young were named by Major League Baseball's online voting, which officially ended at 6 p.m. EDT.
That means that JEremy Bonderman is left out. The last Tiger that probably should ahve made it. The guy didn't even have a loss this year until June, but I guess that wasn't good enough.
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Sara Orem, PhD, an adjunct faculty member at Capella University has just recently co-authored a new book titled Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change.
Rather than focusing on individuals in limited or problem-oriented ways, Appreciative Coaching guides the reader through four stages – Discovery, Dream, Design and Destiny – that inspire them to an appreciative and empowering view of themselves and their future,” Orem says. “What we have presented is really a new application of appreciative inquiry.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Thomas, is the 21st major leaguer to reach the milestone. He didn't wast any time tonight in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins in their park. He sent Carlos Silva's 1-2 pitch an estimated 396 feet into the left-field stands for a 3-run HR.
Before the at-bat, Thomas looked at the scoreboard and saw that his average with runners in scoring position was .182. Not something you will want to put on promotional pens by any means.
"I said, 'Let's just get a hit right here.' That's when home runs happen, when you're really not trying to do too much. He hung a slider over the corner and I stayed with the pitch," he said.
Frank actually got ejected in this game after striking out in th 9th. He was arguing a called strike from the dug out and got tossed.
Craig Biggio JUST got his 3,000th hit. In the bottom of the 7th with a man on 2nd, Biggio drove a single into the outfield for his third hit of the night, and his 3000th in his career. Before getting the 3000th hi, Biggio told reporters that he wanted to get a double for #3,000 because that says what he is all about. Biggio tried for the double on the hit, but was gunned down at 2nd base on the play. That would have also been his 1,000th career extra base hit.
Other milestones this year: Sammy Sosa hit his 600th HR earlier and Ken Griffey, Jr. is well on his way as well sitting at 584 career dingers. Of course, Barry Bonds is still pursuing the ultimate HR mark in Henry "The Hammer" Aaron's at 755. Bonds sits at 749 career home runs.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
I can't say I'm sad to see him go. He has always been a stand up guy here in Detroit, but market research woudl likely indicate taht the majority of fans think the guy stinks and is not the type of pitcher you want in your rotation. Good luck, Mike.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
As for McBride...McBride, 24, was a first-round pick of the Braves in 2001. He has appeared in 112 games in the majors over the last three years, all in relief. This season, McBride is 1-0 in 18 appearances covering 15 innings. He has a 3.60 ERA.
Macay McBride Profile
Ledezma has been with the Tigers since the 2003 season, when the club lost 119 games. He was 3-1 this season with a 4.79 ERA. HE has starting experience and has some decent stuff, but still isn't a very reliable pitcher. HE can serve as a long reliever, or spot start for Atlanta which is basically why they would want him. HE was always one of our decent "prospects", but he never really put it all together and it looks as if he isn't destined to ever do great things.
Wil Ledezma Profile
I guess this is either something they were looking to do to replace the lefty we lost in the off season, JAmie Walker, or the fact that LEdezma has no minor league options left and we can keep the young stud Andrew Miller on the roster. I suspect he will be in our bully right away and that Miller will go back down. Miller has some things to learn still and if we can dump Maroth off on someone it won't make much sense to hav ehim up here when Kenny and Nate Robertson come back off the DL. Miller will be the first one back with any other injury, but he needs to pitch his starts and not from the bully.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
I can't even work anymore I'm so jacked...lol
I suppose I can get back to work. This kind of energizes me actually as I just saw this amazing game. I was kind of listening to it on the radio while I worked, but my buddy called to see if I was watching. I left him a message earlier to see if he had checked into Tool concert tickets for the 4th of July in Milwaukee and he was calling back, but not for that which I assumed. He's from Michigan, but rarely gets to see a Tigers game living over in Wisconsin. It just so happened that he got to see this game because we were playing the Milwaukee Brewers. I guess he got damn lucky to see this one. Just an amazing game.
Monday, June 04, 2007
What really bothered me though was the way they all started to whine to the officials towards the end. This isn't anything new of course, but it still made me hate being a fan of this team. Sheed got his 6th and 7th technical fouls in the playoffs within seconds of one another because he didn't like a call. Fine. He got the 2 Techs to get ejected, but really it was his way of saying he gave up. 7 Techs int he playoffs is an automatic suspension so even if they did win he wouldn't have been able to play in game 7. I hope they all got a no exam life insurance policy before this series because these guys right now are dead to me, as well as the NBA.
Friday, June 01, 2007
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HE is looking for a new contract this off season and it is said that he will likely get close to a max deal. I guess he really wants out of the D or something with his shotty play.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
The Pistons aren't playing real well either really. They like to play down to their opponents and come out soft. Seems like they like to nap in the first half and then just take control in the 2nd. Cleveland could/should have won the first 2 games, but the Pistons' experience it going to be too much for them. I don't see this going more than 5 games. Especially with thh joke of a coach Mike Brown is for the Cavs.
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Guy was a monster in that last game. Singlehandedly kept the Pistons in it with his energy. He may have needed some student loan consolidation going into this year as a late draft pick, but he may earn himself a nice contract soon. This guy is a Ben Wallace energy guy and a monster shot blocker. Shoots FTs like Ben, but actually can shoot a little bit so he is nice to have off the bench.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Maggs is making a serious bid for MVP with the way he has started the season and is just in a zone right now. He went 4-4 today with 2 doubles, 3 runs, and 3 RBI to raise his totals to a .361 batting average, 45 RBIs, and 42 runs. He also has 12 HRs at this point in the season and is on a 7 game hitting streak. Put all your money down on MAggs to win the MVP and move into Las Vegas Luxury Condos by the end of the season. You will think you are a genius and need to be close to the action.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Favre is great and all, but the Packers seem to just be waiting for him to retire and are in perennial rebuilding mode until he does. Was hoping they would trade him to the Lions so he could set the TD and INT record in the same year. Perfect place for him to do it too. Detroit is the king of bad records. Even the Cleveland Browns and their fans that bring dog supplies to the games for their Dawg Pound think the Lions are a joke.
Then it comes to the playoffs and they get bounced in the first round. This was the first time a #1 seed has lost to a #8 seed (lowest playoff seed) in NBA history. The Golden State Warriors owned the MAvs all season long and only losrt to the MAvs once.
Even so...Dirk wins the award for his regular season and the playoffs make no difference. He held off back to back winner Steve Nash from winning his 3rd straight league MVP, and you could argue that he deserved to win it again.
If Dirk doesn't learn how to win in the playoffs he will be selling Portable Water Filters to make ends meet...lol
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Normally I would have made quite a few trades by now, but I've only made one at this point. I traded Lee, Jason Hirsch, and Andy LaRoche for Hideki Matsui, Ben Sheets, and Torres (Pirates closer). Seems to be working out OK. Sheets had a nice game today. We paid to get in the league so we win some cash and a house marker, or trophy or something if we take the league.
Here is my current squad:
Posada, Jorge C NYY
Pujols, Albert 1B STL
Roberts, Brian 2B BAL
Lugo, Julio SS BOS
Hardy, J.J. SS MIL
Holliday, Matt LF COL
Matsui, Hideki LF NYY
Suzuki, Ichiro RF SEA
Blalock, Hank 3B TEX
Hafner, Travis DH CLE
Cuddyer, Michael RF MIN
Ibanez, Raul LF SEA
Thomas, Frank DH TOR
Arroyo, Bronson SP CIN
Harang, Aaron SP CIN
Sabathia, C.C. SP CLE
Buehrle, Mark SP CHW
Lilly, Ted SP CHC
Owings, Micah SP ARI
Sheets, Ben SP MIL
Zito, Barry SP SF
Jenks, Bobby RP CHW
Okajima, Hideki RP BOS
Torres, Salomon RP PIT
Wheeler, Dan RP HOU
This guy is on the DL which is why I have that Boston relief pitcher until i find someone else.
Tracy, Chad 3B ARI
People are burning up their network cables to trade me for the guy right now, and I guess i should make the move if someone wants to give me a stud for him. This can't hold up. I may swindle someone out of a #1 pitcher with this guy somehow. I can live with out his production, but i will be very happy to stockpile pitching for the 2nd half I can trade for some stud bats.
HArdy is doing this (through 164 ABs on May 16):
53 hits, 13 HRs, 39 RBIs, 28 Runs, .371 OBP, .629 SLG, and a .333 average
Look out A-Rod. This guy is the true Fantasy MVP so far...lol
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This wasn't the first time int he series that the Spurs have gotten dirty. Bruce Bowen has been playing like he is Ron Artest by kicking Nash in the groin in front of millions. What happened to him? Nothing. The Suns, and specifically Amre have been whining about the dirty play though so I guess they get the brunt of the suspensions.
The Spurs have always been, and even more so now, are big floppers. Manu is such a punk. Worst flopper in the league. Tim Duncan looks quiet, but he is a real whiner too.
The Spurs should be ready to lose the series and spending time making use of some truck accessories with their toys now instead of leading this series. Just another reason why I am so sick of the NBA.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
So you figure it is Game 5 and they are back in Detroit they will just want to get this one over. Apparently not. They let the Bulls shoot 72% in the first half. 72%! That is unheard of. They quickly get down 20+ points and decide they will try and play for a little while, but the pesky Bulls shut that door quickly. Instead of a 4 game series they now have to go at least 6 games. The way they are playing they may be looking for a vacation package soon.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
What about Matt Millen, the Detorit Lions GM? He has won less games in his tenure than the Houston Texans. The Houston Texans are an expansion team established in 2002. Yet, the Fords (who are running everything into the ground lately) decided to give him a 5 year extension just 2 years ago. He has drafted 4 Wide Receivers in the last 5 years in the first round. A QB that like to play the piano and throw 2 yard passes on 3rd and 8. He has a record of 24-72, which is by far the worst in the league over that time.
Then people are whining about Roger Clemens raping the Yankees. Hey, at least this guy is effective and helps a team win. Pay the man. He's a Hall of Famer already and still getting fools out. Give him some Studio RTA Furniture and keep it coming. This guy has more trophies to display than Britney has pock marks.
Monday, May 14, 2007
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And what the hell is this?
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the confidential nature of the testing program.
Confidential? It's like my brother finds out a I smoked weed before and he is going to tell our mommy. Same damn thing happened at the draft with this stuff, but that wasn't even testing. These guys were supposed to have confidential conversations where they were asked if they ever used Marijuana. CONFIDENTIAL. Then an hour later some tool is off int he media tarnishing a guys' name and saying that he is a bad character guy. I am beginning to wonder if these reporters sleep in the jock strap laundry bin to get these stories, or NFL officials are drinking on the job all day with these loose lips.
I can remember when I was in high school just a dozen years ago that we had some of the better uniforms in the area. I really think we were quite a ways ahead of the times with the look and feel of our uniforms. While almost everyone we played had those ugly scratchy pants, we looked like Notre Dame in our green and gold. Our pants were comfortable and made of breathable materials. Our jerseys were top of the line for the time, but not even close to what is available at this time.
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Friday, May 11, 2007
Get ready for King James and some other guys you never heard of. They got a bye to the Conference Finals pretty much with their schedule. Surprised Jersey isn't giving them problems, but they aren't that great either.