Just got the news that Mike Matheny has already set his roster for the season. I had thought it would be adjusted on Sunday, I guess not. There are no surprises:Pitchers: Kyle Lohse Jaime Garcia Adam Wainwright Lance Lynn Jake Westbrook Jason Motte Fernando Salas Marc Rzepczynski J.C. Romero Mitchell Boggs Scott Linebrink Kyle McClellan … Continue reading 25 Man Roster Set
NL West Predictions1. Arizona Diamondbacks2. San Francisco Giants3. Los Angeles Dodgers4. Colorado Rockies5. San Diego PadresI think there will be a battle for first place between the Diamondbacks and the Giants. I am giving the Diamondbacks an edge. With hitters like Overbay, Upton, and Kubel they should edge the Giants. Kirk Gibson is the main … Continue reading NL West Predictions
NL Central1. St.Louis Cardinals2. Cincinnati Reds3. Milwaukee Brewers4.Pittsburgh Pirates5. Chicago Cubs6. Houston AstrosI believe that the Central will have a fun battle between the Cardinals, Reds and Brewers. I give the Cardinals a slight edge due to their starting pitchers and their bullpen. I know that Carpenter will be out for a couple months but … Continue reading NL Central Predictions
It has been three years of angst and frustration with the McCourts and Major League Baseball. With the bankruptcy and McCourts issues the team has finally been sold. I am glad to report that it was not sold to the St.Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke or Mark Cuban. It was.........Magic Johnson!? Yep Magic and a … Continue reading Dodgers Sold!
NL East1. Atlanta Braves2. Philadelphia Phillies3. Miami Marlins4. Washington Nationals5. New York MetsI am going out on a limb to put the Braves on top of the NL East. I am basing it on the teams strong foundation with their strong pitching which includes Tim Hudson, Tommy Hansen, Jair Jurgens and Mike Minor. The hitting … Continue reading NL East Predictions
AL West1. Texas Rangers2. California Angels3. Oakland A's4. Seattle MarinersOnce again I a picking the Rangers to finish first. With most of last years team back in action plus Yu Darvish and Joe Nathan as new acquisitions, they will have the edge. Not even Pujol's presence with the Angels won't knock out the Ranger's success … Continue reading 2012 American League Predictions
Just when I thought things where looking up for Carpenter, I just get word that he is experiencing discomfort with his arm, shoulder and neck on Monday. The weakness he feels follows the batting practice he threw on Sunday. This doesn't look good. I was hoping to see him as our Opening Day Pitcher April.4. … Continue reading Carpenter Out
Let me introduce my friend William Johnson. A Freelance writer by trade and a baseball fan for life. William has covered MLB and NBA for the Bleacher Report and put together a book called Medusa and Other Short Stories. This book includes four short stories that will scare the living daylights out of you. William … Continue reading Spring Training Report From the Cactus League
When we attend Cardinal Baseball games at Busch Stadium there are a few things that stand out in each home game. It is either a home run, a triple play, a perfect game or the antics of the Cardinals Emcee Todd Thomas. I was able to chat with Todd Thomas recently about his time with … Continue reading My Interview with Todd Thomas.
Here is what I think will be our rotation for 2012. Our starting rotation will be in this order:Chris CarpenterAdam WainwrightJaime GarciaKyle LohseJake WestbrookThis year I see Westbrook having a much better season than last year. He is much slimmer and his velocity seems to be much stronger. Looks like Chris Carpenter is back on … Continue reading Possible Rotation for 2012