The typical stereotype is that the National League is inferior to it’s younger brother when it comes to hitting the ball out of the ballpark. However, at least for this season, the sluggers in the senior circuit brought more power with their punch.
In the pre-season, I listed Ryan Braun, Albert Pujols and Ryan [...]
As much as it pains me to say it, St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter has got to be a lock to win the National League Cy Young Award this season. I have been making every excuse possible to give the award to Tim Lincecum, but now, the writing is on the wall.
So, since the All-Star Break, Albert Pujols has lost his chances of winning a triple crown. Hanley Ramirez leads the NL in batting average with a .348 clip (.332 for Albert), Mark Reynolds has tied him for the most homers in the NL with 36, and though Pujols leads the league with 100 RBIs, [...]
As The Big Lead has pointed out many times this season, the big market teams are destroying the standings right now. Of the top seven teams salary wise, only the New York Mets are not realistically in their division or wild card race. Here is how the rest of those teams stack up:
“Major League Baseball spokesman Pat Cortney confirmed this morning that Bob Watson, baseball’s chief disciplinarian, is investigating Tuesday night’s altercation in which Milwaukee Brewers slugger Prince Fielder tried to enter the Dodgers’ clubhouse. Fines and suspensions could result from the first baseman charging into a tunnel underneath the stadium after Dodgers reliever Guillermo Mota [...]
Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder was restrained by security guards and his teammates as he tried to enter into the Los Angeles Dodgers clubhouse after last night’s game between the two clubs.
Here is how the whole fiasco went down:
The trouble started when Manny Ramirez was hit by a pitch in the [...]
If you are looking for a team to make a strong push into and during the playoffs this season, it has to be the San Fransisco Giants. They have no chance of catching the Dodgers for the NL West division lead, but if they can maintain their current winning percentage, they should beat out [...]
So, Brandon Inge did end up hitting zero jacks like I predicted; however, he was not the only one that failed to put on a show. Adrian Gonzalez only powered out two homers and Albert Pujols barely made it out of the first round.
Nelson Cruz almost won it for me, but his performance [...]
Even though Albert Pujols, whom I will have piece on tomorrow, is playing host I’ll take slugging outfielder Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers. Partially a homer pick but we think he’ll pull it out in the Finals against Pujols.
A couple other predictions:
Brandon Inge doesn’t deserve to be in the event, and [...]
Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard, Prince Fielder, and Adrian Gonzalez. While all first baseman, those are the NL sluggers that will be participating in the 2009 State Farm Home Run Derby. It’s quite an impressive group, with Pujols having 32 jacks, Howard having 22, Fielder having 22 and Gonzalez having 24.
However, it’s a different [...]