Sunday, June 20, 2010
A L SOUTH PREVIEW Season-11
LAST SEASON RECORD:92-70 (1st Div) (#4 seed playoffs)
OUT: Vic CraneF/A, Max ValdesF/A, Aramis HerreraF/A, Juan CastilloReleased, Leon HeltonReleased(Trenton), Pat ParrishReleased, Enrique CorderoTraded(Toledo), Quinn HattebergTraded(Toledo), Ivan JamesTraded(New Orleans)
IN: Paul RyanF/A, Tommy PetermanPromoted, Bailey GilPromoted, Josh ParkerPromoted, Felipe NavarroR-5
SUMMARY: Finally after many years of futility the Memphis Blues won there Division. Tchagnon announced that its time for the next step, to win a World Series. So he went to work allowing A few low level players go to the free agent market. Then he released several players that just did'nt fit in with the Blues plans. TC then traded a trio of players to make room For a Trio of young players being Promoted. He also signed a free agent pitcher who can eat some innings. And finally TC picked up a R-5 Set-up guy who could be good.
PREDICTION: 90-68 1st in the division
LAST SEASON RECORD:87-75 (2nd Div) (5th seed Playoffs)
OUT: B.C. McMillanF/A(Howlers), Harry PazF/A(Pandemonium), Walt HillF/A(Crushers), Santiago RamirezF/A, Paul RyanF/A(Blues), Julio ColonTraded(Indians), Phil BarberOn The Wire
IN: Pete PotvinF/A(Aztecs), Bill McCrackenF/A(Trenton), Shep HuntPromoted, Aramis FloresTrade(HipWaders)
SUMMARY: Always the Winner of this Division . Last year was a suprise when the Justice finished second and went into the playoffs as a Wild Card. Atprasad knows he has a core of good veteran players who know how to win . So he just tweaked his lineup a tad. He let a few good free agents go and picked up 3 Comp picks. He then traded Colon to get back a R-5 player that got away. Right now he is dangling Barber on the wire for anyone who is willing to take on his salary. Atprasad then Signed a couple of stud pitchers from the Free agent pool. He promoted a setup guy that will finally get a shot .And finally brought in another Arm from a trade with New Orleans.
PREDICTION: 83-79 second in the Division
LAST SEASON RECORD:74-88
OUT: Bruce CogginF/A, Mark SmithF/A, Stubby RamirezF/A, Milt SnyderReleased
IN: Richard DuplerPromoted, Eswalin BenaventePromoted
SUMMARY: Always with one of the Highest payrolls in Wrigleyville the Posse has never played like a 100 million dollar team.. And last season the Posse was no different. They missed the playoffs and finished below .500. So With not alot of cap space. Illicit let several players go that were long in the tooth and that gave him 12 million in Cap space. After Arb signings there wasn't much money left so Illicit promoted a couple of nice youngsters and hopes that his club will bounce back after last season.
PREDICTION: 75-87 4th in the division
LAST SEASON RECORD:71-91
OUT: Ryan MillerF/A, Mark LiniakF/A(Tacoma), Turner SheridanReleased(Seattle)
IN: Fernando ParkTrade(Kickapoos), William TabakaTrade(Kickapoos), Stretch DalyTrade(Kickapoos)
SUMMARY: Another year and another sub .500 year for the Charleston squad. Its not like nwsheehy007 isn't trying to win. He has improved this squad every season but they haven't responded. This year is no different. After letting a few fringe players go, Nwsheehy pulled off a blockbuster trade with San Francisco. In comes Stretch "my johnson" Daly ,Tabaka and Fernando "walk in the " Park.
PREDICTION: 81-81 3rd in the division