Posted on: February 13, 2009 4:16 am

My projected Angels lineup for 09

  1. 3B: Chone Figgins
  2. 2B: Howie Kendrick
  3. LF: Bobby Abreu
  4. RF: Vladimir Guerrero
  5. CF: Torii Hunter
  6. DH: Juan Rivera
  7. 1B: Kendry Morales
  8. C: Mike Napoli
  9. SS: Erick Aybar


Abreu's bat makes a significant difference in the lineup. Abreu and Vlad back to back is a dangerous combination for the opposing pitcher to deal with and you also have Torii Hunter who can whack a ball into the outfield (or into the stands) when he's hot. I really hope that Figgins can have a good year as leadoff man. He can change the dynamics of a game when he gets on base. If Howie Kendrick can have another awesome year then he will be great in the 2 hole.

Category: MLB
Posted on: February 10, 2009 6:23 am

Steroids are taking over baseball...

After the report that one of the biggest names in baseball today, Alex Rodriguez, took perfomance enhancing drugs back when he was with the Texas Rangers in the between 2001-03, a lot of baseball fans have been shakeing their heads. Me one of them. It really does put a black eye on the game but what some people need to realise is that he is not the only one and that possibly some of your favourite recent ball players could be in the same boat as Mr. Rodriguez and have taken an illegal substance in the past.

To start off, I think it really is unfair that only A-Rod's name has been released. How about the other 103 guys? Why do they get a pass? Is it because they're not big name guys and the media won't feed off this if the names are released? Or is Bud Selig he scared that MLB's credibillity will go down if this steroids thing heats up and some popular guys get named..?

Personally, I think MLB should release the other names of those who have used PED's so they get outsed just like A-Rod and we can get past this whole steroids thing (at least for a while). All the guys that want to say sorry can say sorry and the guys that are guilty of it and are totally ashamed to the point that they wish not to comment can just say.."No comment" or something along those lines. Another reason why MLB should release the names is that the guys who haven't used roids in their careers can clear their names from the steroid discussion and move on to playing good steroid free ball, the way the game is supposed to be played..

Also what about this. I'm not going to say this is what Bud Selig should do but this would be an option. Bud Selig could hold a press conference and say "Enough's Enough". "We're going back to Hank Aaron as the home run king". "We're going to honour all those guys that were clean and had fantastic careers like Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and of course Hank Aaron". That what he could say.

Another option could be to leave Bonds, McGuire, Sosa alone and let them have their records but if your going to remember them have a little asterik next to their name saying "We beleive this guy at some point of his career, took steroids. It sounds corny but it would work and I think it's pretty fair for both sides.

In conclusion, If I'm Bud Selig and I want to act on this thing, I'm naming those 103 guys and letting the fans of MLB know who took PED's and who didn't so there's not this guessing game constantly going round in regards to who took roids and who didn't. Once the players have reacted and the media has analysed it all maybe, just maybe baseball might return to normal for just a short peroid of time and we can get back to the game.

Category: MLB
Posted on: February 7, 2009 8:18 am

The Dismantling of the Phoenix Suns.

What on earth is Steve Kerr doing? That's the question I'm asking myself right now as a basketball fan. He's made some questionable decisions over his years with the Suns and the guy likes to live "dangerously" so here's a short overview on what decisions have been made and where they are now. I'll highlight the moves that I think were questionable.

-So firstly they draft Amare Stoudemire in the 2002..he becomes the guy that the Suns would build around.

-Newly appointed coach Mike D'Antoni trades Penny Hardaway and Stephon Marbury to New York to free up cap space.

-Joe Johnson traded to Atlanta for Boris Diaw and a 2 1st round picks.

-Suns sign free agent Raja Bell

-Suns trade Quentin Richardson to New York for Kurt Thomas

-Suns draft Rudy Fernandez in the 2007 Draft only to later trade him to Portland for Alondo Tucker and cash

-Suns new GM Steve Kerr signs veteran Grant Hill from the Orlando Magic.

Suns trade Kurt Thomas to Seattle along with 2 1st rounders for a 2nd round draft choice and an $8 million trade exception.

-Suns trade Shawn Marion,Marcus Banks for Heat center Shaquille O'Neal.

Mike D'Antoni leaves Phoenix to coach with the Knicks.

-Suns draft Robin Lopez and Gordan Grigec(?) in the 2008 NBA Draft.

-Suns sign Matt Barnes.

-Suns trade Boris Diaw, Sean Singletary, Raja Bell for Jason Richardson, a 2010 2nd round pick and Jared Dudley.

And now we come to the Amar'e Stoudemire trade rumours. It's only a matter of time until he's gone so what will the Suns be left with...?

 Shaq has said that he will retire in 2010,

 Grant Hill will be 37 this year so he will probably retire either this year or the next,

Steve Nash is 35...I would expect him to be traded, there's not really any point in keeping him.

So that's really the whole team gone...It's clear that the Phoenix Suns will be heading in a drastically different direction maybe sooner then they anticipated due to moves by GM Steve Kerr that didn't really pay off...

If I was the GM of the Suns...I'd be drafting very carefully because they're gonna need some new talent on this basketball team.


Category: NBA
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