Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Yankees Should Trade For “King” Felix Hernandez

Why? So he doesn’t pitch two hit, eleven strikeout, complete game shutouts to them like he did tonight! That’s two complete games in a row against the Yankees. Cliff Lee last night, and King Felix "(as the Yankee announcers call him) tonight.

Think about it. The Mariners need offense, which the Yankees have, and the Yanks need a better pitcher then Javier Vazquez, which the Mariners have.

The Yankees could give Brett Gardner, Nick Johnson, Javier Vazquez, (they have to get rid of him some how!) Chad Huffman, and possibly some cash. The Mariners in return would give King Felix, who would take place of Vazquez in the Yankee rotation.

This trade makes perfect sense to me! The Mariners are trying to get rid of Cliff Lee, so why not get rid of Hernandez instead, and make the team be able to score more runs with more offense. I should be GM for the Yankees someday. General Manager Nickie…that sounds cool!

Friday, June 25, 2010

What Year Is It In The AL?

Everything has changed completely from last year. It is all so unpredictable! Let me show you what I mean.

The AL East.

The Yankees of course are leading the way, they are 45 and 27. In the beginning of the year though, it looked like it was 2008 again when the Rays were in first place, and it still could be because the Rays are on fire in second. After the Rays are the Red Sox, Blue Jays, and Orioles who are all having different seasons than last year except for the O’s.

The AL Central.

The central is pretty much last years central, except for the fact that the White Sox have gotten reasonably better and the Indians reasonably more worse than they were last year.

The AL West.

The Rangers are surprisingly in first with an eleven game winning streak even though they are currently for sale. After them are the Angels, A’s, and Mariners who have been a complete disaster because of their lousy offense this year.

The AL Wild Card.

Tampa Bay leads that race, and I have a feeling it will take them to the play-offs at the end of the year, not the way they’d prefer to go to the postseason though.

So back to what I was saying before, I have no idea what year it will turn out to be like in the AL. Some of you are probably thinking " It’s 2010! Forget about past years! “ Well, I won’t forget about the past years! Because I have noticed that every year in baseball turns out very similar to another year by how the teams all do. You will see what I mean at the end of the year. You just watch.

Monday, June 7, 2010

I Kind of Feel Bad For Steven Strasburg…Just A Tad

The poor guy was the first round draft pick…that’s a lot of pressure. He may even know that he’s not the Nolan Ryan of the future that everyone thinks he is. Everybody is expecting great things from him. And in my opinion, the draft should not be how people rate players.

Here’s what I mean. Tim Beckham was the first round draft pick of 2008 and he’s still in the minors. Yet, there was a pretty big deal over him to. This is him.

The 2007 first round pick was David Price. He’s currently pitching for the Rays, and he’s 8-2 so far this year. Pretty successful for the Rays. Anyway, there are some big names in baseball that weren’t in the first round. Nolan Ryan was drafted by the Mets in the amateur draft of 1965 in the twelfth round by the Mets. You’d think he’d be a first round pick with his career numbers. So basically, the draft is just a lucky guess of weather the player will be good or not, and if he’s not, he is used in a trade. I do not believe the draft really makes a huge difference in teams very often. Sometimes it does, but usually not.    

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hey Mariners! You Should’ve Signed Matsui While You Could Have!

You sure did make a big mistake Mariners, because now that Ken Griffey Jr. is gone, you could really use a good DH. A lot of people were expecting you to signed him in the off season (including me) but you did not!

And although you have two great pitchers in Cliff Lee

and Felix Hernandez

Your new current DH, Mike Sweeny, is not batting nearly as well as Hideki Matsui.

Let me tell you the stats:


Mike Sweeny batting average .258

Hideki Matsui batting average .259

Mike Sweeny home runs 6

Hideki Matsui home runs 8

Mike Sweeny RBI 16

Hideki Matsui RBI 32

Mike Sweeny hits 23

Hideki Matsui hits 50

Mike Sweeny runs scored 11

Hideki Matsui runs scored 17

In Mike Sweeny’s defense, he has only played 27 games, and Hideki Matsui has played 55, so Hideki has a bit of an advantage, but you still should have signed him! I rest my case.