|1||Burlington||51-27||2||Marty Allen with 7 hits over his last 10 games but 5 HR's. Wow!|
|2||Salem||51-28||1||Bert McKnight (12-0, 2.69, 1.29) is having a career year.|
|3||Cincinnati||50-28||3||Buzz Person (17-18 in save ops) is turning out the lights at the end of the night|
|4||Jackson||51-27||8||Will Javier Lopez get called up from AAA down the stretch to support the offense?|
|5||Helena||49-29||5||Todd Flores = Joey Votto? Could be|
|6||Arizona||49-29||3||Veteran team prefers to play on the road (23-19@ home vs. 26-10 on the road)|
|7||Madison||52-27||7||SP Jesus James (2-0) is enjoying his second tour of duty in Madison|
|8||Syracuse||43-36||12||11 game winning streak cures all ills|
|9||New Britain||48-31||9||Will Miguel Blanco (13-1) get to 25 wins this season?|
|10||Salt Lake City||47-31||10||Would love to see this team pick up a hitter for the playoffs|
|11||Fargo||40-39||13||Sounds like they are trying to sell but they always make a run in the 2nd half|
|12||Austin||46-33||6||Facing a tough Jackson team but Jung Kim (5-2) likes to make the playoffs|
|13||Scottsdale||41-37||16||Look to be one SP away|
|14||Louisville||41-37||14||Ollie Greenwood has been Mr. Everything for L'ville|
|15||Chicago Black Sox||38-41||21||14-4 over their last 18 games so you better watch out|
|16||Charlotte||38-40||11||Multiple personalities on this team can't decide if they want to win or not|
|17||Washington DC||38-41||15||Struggling with defense up the middle (12 negative plays @ SS/CF)|
|18||Pittsburgh||37-41||19||21 yr old rookie Vic Pineda looks to fill the hole Carlos Gomez left when he got injured|
|19||Milwaukee||33-45||17||Has some interesting pieces if they start to sell|
|20||Chicago Bleacher Bums||36-43||20||Odalis Suarez (19 saves) seems to have found a home|
|21||Minnesota||39-39||25||Team wants to win but still no pitching to be seen|
|22||Colorado Springs||38-41||18||Fighting to get to the .500 mark for the first time since S14|
|23||Cheyenne||34-45||22||David Terry (464 career HR) is still plugging away (13 homers)|
|24||Jacksonville||33-46||23||Coco West (13/34 in last 10 games) is hot and available|
|25||Santa Fe||30-48||24||Still looking to make moves to win the division|
|26||Trenton||33-46||27||SP Napoleon Wall could be useful to a contender|
|27||Boston||31-47||26||SP Adrian Lloyd (3.40, 1.28) looks to be making "the leap"|
|28||San Francisco||29-50||28||Won't be seeing a 20th consecutive playoff appearance out of this squad|
|29||San Juan||26-52||31||Juan Parra (24/46 last 10 games) is smoking hot and would look real good as DH for a contender in the AL|
|30||Little Rock||25-54||29||AAA IF Glenallen Sorrento will be raking in the bigs soon|
|31||Tampa Bay||30-48||30||Visiting teams enjoy Ybor City almost as much as they like playing Tampa|
|32||Charleston||29-50||32||10-8 over their last 18 but still bad|
Friday, July 26, 2013
Burlington settles back into the top spot while Syracuse and the Chicago Black Sox make strong moves.....
Thursday, July 25, 2013
The SAN FRANCISCO KICKAPOOS traded Alfredo Herrera , Miguel Piedra and 700,000 to the SANTA FE BLUES for Max Pichardo
Santa Fe spent a Butload of money on free agent pitchers and ...well...It hasn't panned out (5.68 ERA). So they traded for some bullpen pitchers hoping this will get them on the right track. San Francisco picked up a bullpen prospect for the trouble.
The JACKSONVILLE JUGGERNAUTS traded Thumper Worrell , Derrek O'Brien , Terrence Munoz and 3,000,000 to the BOSTON KNIGHTS for R.A. Bowie , Fred Bowen and Omar Perez
Boston grabbed 3 very nice pitchers for their under-performing pitching staff (5.12 ERA). Jacsonville gets S-22's number 5 pick, a young set-up guy, and an old DH. The Knights really needed the pitching and they got what they needed. I had one of the pitchers they acquired on my wish list (O'brien), but wasn't willing to give up what Boston offered. And Boston paid dearly. Jacksonville got younger and much better "if" Bowie pans out . Pitching ain't cheap!
The MADISON MUSKELLUNGES traded Hooks Giovanola , Wayne Zerbe and Willie Aquino to the WASHINGTON D C WINGDINGS for Jesus James , Hector Ruth and 4,000,000
The Muskies Lunged forward with the acquisition of a very nice pitcher and a big bat.The Wing Dings will try and fly with a old pitcher , a young lefty and seasons twentys number 22 overall pick, Hooks Giovanola. I tried to trade for Jesus James and was told Washington needed to move salary. This trade adds to Washingtons overall salary, but in fairness I never offered up any pitching for James. Madison just got better with this trade. as for the Wing Dings, Hooks will hit some homers and as long as Goldenbaer keeps him in LF. He may help the defense get out of the basement (58 errors).
The SANTA FE BLUES traded Cedrick Meyers to the FARGO PRARIE DOGS for Cliff Broxton
The Blues pick up a 1st baseman who was hitting .229 in Fargo. The Prairie Dogs get a CF'er with 5+ plays this season.The P-dogs can use some defense so Meyers will help. The Blues already have the second best offense and a below average defense, so the move was curious. Perhaps the promotion of Juan Corpas made Meyers expendable.
Well looky here.....Raul "Full Body" Castro is back on the DL. Break out the plaster Hoopcoach, he will miss 2 months with elbow tendinitis. Can I sign his Cast??
Vitas "Against the Wind" Sager is out 2 months with a torn knee ligament. It's getting Bluer and Bluer in Sante Fe.
Trent "Penny" Wise is already off the DL after a minor back strain. He could be Clowning around with another team next year. "We all Float Down Here"
Say good-bye to this young Tabaky Farmer pitcher. Oswaldo "Ay Caramba" Tabaka will have elbow surgery and miss the rest of the year and maybe more. Ay Caramba indeed!
Blake "Ref" Hughes is already back on the mound after 2 weeks on the DL with a forearm stress fracture. So far this season he's been trash .
Carlos "No" Gomez will miss the rest of the year with a hamstring tear. The Pirates will miss his bat in the line-up and Ardthomp was wailing, Noooooo!
Sometimes 11 million buys you.......7 wins. Kris "special-K's" Karros got paid in the offseaon and now will miss the rest of the year with elbow surgery.Karros is a great pitcher, and how he stayed of the DL until now, is mindboggling. Sorry for your loss TC.
Alfredo Baker will miss a few weeks with a stiff hammy. Baker has done well for the re-building Crabbers.
Russ "Busted" Orr will be out a month with a sore shoulder. He may find himself up a creek without a Orr.
Another high dollar Blue's player hits the DL. This one is not as bad as Karros. Felipe "Flippen Hosed" Jose will be out 2 weeks with a strained oblique. I wrote this when Felipe was last injured in season 19........."This guy is a very good player when healthy and until now, has been so.Tchagnon is a gambling man indeed!"........so far it's paid off for TC.
Wandy "Nothing really" Matos is a big Metallica fan. Now he will have a couple months to follow the band on their tour. Wandy will be riding the lightning with a sore rotator cuff.
Cliff "Notes" Grey will miss 3 weeks with a shoulder impingment. No need to study this Misfit injury.
1.8 million for this Wild Child!
Just a rookie innings eater.
Could have a good minor league career.
Filling the rookie club with innings eaters.
Rookie bullpen help.
Not sure he will help at all.
1.3 million for this AA/AAA pitcher. DITR Bump would be nice.
Maybe one of the best IFA this year. He cost 25.1 million.
Thsi guy will help out the bullpen in rookie ball.
5.3 million for this future M L set-up guy.
6.8 million and a S/T invite for this excellent 3 tool player.
The Bandits are adding to the rookie pitching staff.
A S/T invite for this AA/AAA fielder.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Salem takes over the top spot from Burlington and Charlotte makes a run into the top 12 this week...
|1||Salem||43-18||2||Finally wrangle the top spot from Burlington. Joakim Quantinilla (1.135 OPS) is in full beast mode|
|2||Burlington||40-20||1||Kyle Romero (.314/.356/1.034) is having his best season|
|3||Arizona||42-19||3||RP Benji Martin (43.2 ip, 1.85 era, 1.03 whip) is having a nice bounceback season after a poor S22|
|4||Cincinnati||38-22||5||Hate to see a player of Yannick Early's talent go down for the season|
|5||Helena||37-24||6||Victor Paulino has been very good out of the pen for Helena|
|6||Austin||38-23||13||Damaso Gardal (24 HR) is on his way to another 50+ homer season|
|7||Madison||38-23||8||Esteban Guzman with a 1.136 OPS is looking real good|
|8||Jackson||36-25||4||3.50 team ERA is great but .241 team BA isn't going to get it done|
|9||New Britain||36-24||12||Congrats to Miguel Blanco for his 100th victory on the July 16th! Hasn't allowed a run in his last three starts (24 ip)|
|10||Salt Lake City||37-23||10||Quickly becoming a darkhorse NL WS contender with its pitching staff|
|11||Charlotte||33-27||20||Did rumors of the manager being fired light a fire under this group?|
|12||Syracuse||28-32||9||Andres Borbon has a 7.23 ERA since his trade to Syracuse|
|13||Fargo||32-28||11||Emmanuel Soto (.352/.397/.968) might be the best hitting 2b in the league this season|
|14||Louisville||32-29||7||Big Bob Neugebauer (9HR) is due to go on a homer streak at some point|
|15||Washington DC||30-31||17||5-55 team record at AAA is scary for a team needing some reinforcements|
|16||Scottsdale||33-27||15||Peter Okajima is looking to repeat as league MVP|
|17||Milwaukee||28-33||16||Sal Butcher is 8-9 in save opportunities|
|18||Colorado Springs||31-29||21||Josh Stuart (.340/.426/1.096) is making the future look bright in CS|
|19||Pittsburgh||30-31||14||Season just got worse for Carlos Gomez has he struggled offensively and then had a major injury|
|20||Chicago Bleacher Bums||29-32||22||Hick Boucher has 1 bb in 21 ip|
|21||Chicago Black Sox||24-36||28||Piper is piping hot again with 5 HR's and 12 RBI's in his last 10 games|
|22||Cheyenne||27-34||23||When will a contender pay up for Ricky Mann (21 HR, 71 RBI's)|
|23||Jacksonville||26-35||19||Aaron Wells (2.76 ERA, 1.15 WHIP) is keeping the ball in the park this season (4HR allowed)|
|24||Santa Fe||27-33||24||Will this team get hot or will we see a Miami Marlins-like sell off of the vets?|
|25||Minnesota||28-32||18||Speedy Pascual Perez with 17 sb's already|
|26||Boston||23-38||26||20yr old closer Alex Olivares is becoming tougher to hit with each outing|
|27||Trenton||23-38||31||RP Wily Mo Miller could be a nice trade chip|
|28||San Francisco||21-39||25||148 pitches for Tim Lincecum in his no-no? Ouch!|
|29||Little Rock||20-40||27||Mixed results (8-11) with the Alex Outman closer experiment.|
|30||Tampa Bay||20-41||32||At least the weather is bearable in Tampa?|
|31||San Juan||20-41||30||Juan Parra is starting to warm up (13/39, 2 HR, 7 RBI's) in the last ten games|
|32||Charleston||19-42||29||.238 team batting average and 5.89 team ERA make for a long season|