Posted on: April 22, 2010 3:53 pm
 

Quite possibly the most ridiculous thing ever...

Obviously I'm talking about Zambrano.

Lou's decision to turn Carlos Zambrano left me dumbfounded, perplexed and utterly baffled. It makes no sense to take one of your better pitchers, someone who routinely throws 180-200 innings, and put him in a role where he'll throw a 3rd of that. It's obvious why he did it, and it has nothing to do with any bad preferences by Z., he's the only starter who could. But it's still an idiotic decision on multiple levels.   
There are a multitude of things the Cubs could've done instead: 
  1. Take closing away from Marmol. Yeah, he wouldn't be in favor of it. But allowing Marmol to have his previous role and come into any situation that is most pressing would be best for the team. Marmol was great at coming into pressure situations and getting it done, and I believe he still could. Plus, at least I believe, that a team's best reliever should have a role similar to Marmol's old one, and not be simply a 9th inning guy. 
  2. Andrew Cashner. This is the most risky option. Cashner is just starting to come into his own with going an extended period of innings as a starter, but he was drafted as a reliever and has the pitch set for one. And well the Cubs certainly haven't shied away from switching pitchers between starting and relieving. 
  3. Someone new from Iowa. Mitch Atkins, Blake Parker, Thomas Diamond. Could've been anyone. And it's not like they have no one to send down (Shark). The Cubs have been able to strike lightening in a bottle with guys they've brought up in recent years (09-Carlidid, 08- Shark 07- Hart)
  4. David Weathers.  Probably the best option of any free agent reliever
There's no good option. Losing Angel Guzman really screwed up the pen for this year. But moving Zambrano to the pen is only robbing Peter to pay Paul, and isn't going to make the Cubs a better team.
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Posted on: July 23, 2009 8:36 pm
Edited on: July 23, 2009 8:47 pm
 

The Emegence of a Bullpen.

It still boggles my mind how we won in April. Terrible offensive production from Soto, Lee, Bradley etc and that wasn't even our worst problem, the bullpen was. Marmol and Gregg...they sucked. Heilman wasn't bad other than one horrible outing. Hell the only guy to have an ERA under 3.9 we released. So like every team does every year, we made changes to the pen. Guzman got a bigger role, Heilman a lesser one. Neil Cotts somehow made it off the team alive, and David Patton got "injured".  Marshall got moved into the pen and guys like Hart, Stevens, Wadell, Ascanio, Samardjzia, and Fox have come and gone. And somewhere inbetween, the bullpen got good. Damn good.

In the month of July, the bullpen has accounted for only one loss: in a game where the team had absolutely no offense and the pen had gone 5 innings of 1 hit ball before they gave it up.

Kevin Gregg has lowered his ERA from 5.59 to 3.15 from May til now, and has blown as many saves as Kerry Wood did in just one series in Wrigley. And even in his last two outings, he's come in during pressure situations in the 8th and gotten the team out of them, something not done by closers not named Rivera.

Marmol's April ERA was bloated do to a meaningless outing in Arizona when he gave up 4 runs in a game that was already a blowout, but in un-Marmol fashion he blew two games in that month. He responded with an amazing May, which was followed by a bad June, and now a fantastic July. His July ERA is sub-1 and he hasn't walked multiple batters in an outing in almost a month.

Angel Guzman was pretty good in April, posting a sub-4 ERA and K/9 over 9 and he didn't blow a game. But that was his by far worst month. In May his ERA was 1.64, June it was 1.86 and now in July it's 2.45. His wHIP currently sits at 1.04 and he has blown all of one game all year.

Sean Marshall has been this year's Carlos Marmol. Coming into yesterday, he lead the league in stranding runners has a 1.42 ERA in the pen and a .159 BAA. Plus he plays left field. What else is there to say about the guy other than that I hope for success out of Kevin Hart mainly so they don't take Marshall out of the pen. 

Aaron Heilman hasn't been spectacular, and every once in a while he has a horrible outing which baloons his ERA (his ERA excluding his two worst games is 2.49), but his lessened role has done him well. He's perfectly fine as a innings eater and the 5th option in the pen.

Jeff Samardjzia is only an innings eater, it's hard to complain about anything he does. But if B.J. Ryan, Ascanio or Patten join the bullpen, he should be the one to go. But in all likelyhood it will be Jeff Stevens. For some reason I like Stevens, maybe it's just because I want him to quiet the DeRosa fanboys. He's yet to pitch in a close game, but he's also yet to surrender a hit.

So that's what we've produced, a bullpen that is arguably the best part of the team right now.
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Posted on: July 8, 2009 10:51 pm
 

State of the Cubs: Almost to the Break

First I'd like to apologize for this being the first one of these this year...I've been busier this year (and lazier). First some thoughts:

Alfonso Soriano batting 6th: I'm not a fan. The biggest problem with the Cubs this year has been hitting with RISP. Well Soriano, who is STRUGGLING and is typically better with the bases clear, batting 6th isn't exactly gonna help that. He's something like 0-5 sofar in those situations. So what do you do with him? Well you can't bat him real low in the order, cause then he won't get pitches to hit. And you have to play him, cause if the Cubs are going to have an substantial success, they need Soriano to be a force in the lineup. So while hitting him 6th isn't gonna do us harm right now, it's not the answer.

The 5th starter: Losing Dempster makes me regret us bringing up Samardzija and Ascanio to be relievers. Hell in his 8 AAA starts Ascanio has a .8 ERA. None of the other AAA starters are real options. Hell, the best minor league options would be Coleman, Jackson or Cashner in AA, but none of those are happening. Jason Wadell is still on the DL, and Cotts just had Tommy John Surgery, so Marshall is are only lefty option out of the pen...so it likely isn't gonna be him. So we're pretty much left with Kevin Hart.

11-man pitching staff: I don't like it, especially with Hart in the rotation. We play a lot of close games, and having an extra arm seems more valuable than 3 2nd basemen and 3 1st basemen.

The Schedule: After this 4 game set with the Cards, we don't see them or the Brewers again til September 14th. Whether that's good or bad remains to be seen. But good news is...first 4 games back are against the Natinals 

Speaking of the first games back: Lilly should start (shudder* bad memories from last year) if he doesn't pitch in the ASG and then Wells get the second game. Zambrano could use the extra rest as he's been the hardest worked Cub pitcher of the year. Although Lou has done a real good job with that this year: none of the Cubs starters is in the Top 30 of Pitcher Abuse Points. If Ted does pitch in the ASG though, I guess it will be Harden pitching.

The upcoming Cardinals series:

First the Cubs need to walk Pujols every chance they can. It's plain stupid to pitch to him.

Game 1: Rich Harden vs. Brad Thompson. It would be nice if Harden could not have a repeat of the July 4th Start and instead have a repeat of his previous start against the Cards this season: where he went 6 IP 2 ER 4 H 9 K. Ankiel is the only Card to have success off of him, as he has a HR in 3 Abs. Thompson has lost his last 3 starts and hasn't had a quality start since June 13th, and he hasn't faced the Cubs this year. Lee is 3-6 with 2 HRs against him.

Game 2: Ted Lilly vs. Chris Carpenter. Easily the pitcher's duel matchup of the series...as both starters have excelled this year. Pujols is the only Red Bird to hit Lilly well (9-31 2 HR). Lee hits .325 off Carp, and Soriano .387 with a couple HRs 

Game 3: Randy Wells vs. Adam Wainwright. Adam's 3rd start against the Northsiders this year: and the Red Birds have won all 3. But his last start was against the Aramis-less Cubs, the 3rd baseman is hitting .400 off of him.

Game 4: Carlos Zambrano vs. Todd Wellemeyer. Wellemeyer is getting beat up by the Brewers tonight and lost his only start to the Cubs this year. Theriot and Soriano hit him well, but he does own Geo (1-11). Z should be good if he can stay away from Ryan Ludwick
(6-8 2 HR)
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Posted on: May 9, 2009 5:10 pm
 

Former Cubs Update.

Let's look around the league at some of the guys the Cubs have gotten rid of in the last few years.

  • Angel Pagan is currently on the DL after elbow surgery. Recently he was arrested after driving on a suspended license and had multiple warrents out on him.
  • Ronny Cedeno is batting .138 with one HR in 29 ABs for the Mariners this year. He's also been suffering from a hamstring injury.
  • Henry Blanco is batting .176 with 3 HRs in 34 ABs as the backup catcher for the Padres
  • Chad Gaudin has made 3 starts for the Padres this year. He's 0-2 with a 4.08 ERA and 10 walks in under 18 innings
  • Bob Howry is 0-2 in 13 games for the Giants. He has a 3.97 ERA and has given up 1 HR.
  • Michael Wuertz is 2-1 with a couple saves and a 1.62 ERA for the A's
  • Scott Eyre is 0-1 with a 6.35 ERA for the Phillies
  • Mark DeRosa is batting .244 with 6 HRs and 21 RBIs for the Indians. Much of that production came from Coors Field East (Yankee Stadium)
  • Kerry Wood is 1-1 with a 7.20 ERA and has converted 5 out of 6 save chances for the Indians this year.
  • Eric Patterson recently got called up by the A's. He's 1-8
  • Matt Murton recently got called up as well, by the Rockies. Hes 3-11 with a HR.
  • Casey McGahee is 3-15 without an extra base hit for the Brewers. He's been up all year.
  • Jason Marquis is 4-2 with a 3.92 ERA in 6 starts for the Rockies.
  • Sean Gallagher is 1-0 with a 5.00 ERA (currently pitching so this is changing) for the A's. He spent some time in AAA.
  • Cesar Izturis is batting .253 with a HR for the Orioles
  • Felix Pie is batting .158 with a HR in 57 ABs for the Orioles
  • Rich Hill has yet to crack the Orioles roster. He has 6 walks in 7.1 innings in AAA
  • Jason Kendall is batting .208 and slugging .244 as the catcher for the Brewers.
  • Michael Barrett was batting .167 before being placed on the DL by the Blue Jays.   
  • Donald Veal has a 4.15 ERA in 4 games for the Pirates. He's walked 9 in 4.1 IP
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Posted on: April 3, 2009 10:01 am
 

162 MLB Predictions 2009

1.  The NL wins the All-Star Game 

2.  Evan Longoria wins the Home Run Derby 

3.  There will be an instant reply scandal... 

4.  ...mainly cause ESPN will over cover it because it involves the Yankees and/or the Red Sox 

5.  Bob Melvin wins NL Manager of the Year

6.  Ron Gardinhire wins the AL honor.

7.  Yadier Molina and Joe Mauer repeat as Gold Glove winners at catcher.

8.  Kevin Youkilis and Albert Pujols win it at 1st.  

9.  Akinori Iwamura and Brandon Phillips win it at 2nd 

10.Adrian Beltre and Ryan Zimmerman win it at 3rd.  

11.Troy Tulowiski and Orlando Cabrera win it at short

12.Shane Victorino, Carlos Beltran and Michael Borne win the NL outfield Gold Gloves  

13.Torii Hunter, Ichiro and Grady Sizemore in the AL 

14.Jesse Listch and Brandon Webb for pitchers 

15.Johan Santana wins the NL Cy Young 

16....Tim Lincecum gets snubbed

17.Fransico Liriano wins it in the AL

18....Roy Halladay comes in 2nd

19.Matt Wieters wins the AL Rookie of the Year 

20.Cameron Maybin in the NL

21.Albert Pujols wins the NL MVP

22....Alfonso Soriano is runner up

23.Mark Texiera wins the AL MVP  

24....Miguel Cabrera is runner up 

25. The Ranger lead the league in runs again... 

26....but still don't realize pitching wins games  

27.David Murphy puts in a good year, hitting 20 HRs and batting .290

28.The Blue Jays fall from the top of the ERA leaderboard 

29.But the offense continues to be bottom 5 in the AL. 

30.Scott Rolan will fail to hit 15 HRs, drive in 65 runs or bat over .265 

31.CC and Wang both win 19 games.  

32.Jeter continues to be the most overrated player in the game.  

33.Unlike last year, Rivera blows more than one save this year.  

34.David Price doesn't dazzle as much as he is expected to, and ends up spending at least 2 months in the minors 

35.Carl Crawford gets his batting average back over .300, but still doesn't take more than 45 walks.

36.Carlos Pena hits 28 HRs 

37.A switch of clubs does not solve Rich Hill's control problems.  

38.Matt Wieters gets over 110 starts at catcher.

39.Orioles pitchers hit as many HRs during Interleague as Cesar Izturis does all year.  

40.Brad Penny wins 10 games.  

41.Josh Beckatt does not come close to being the ace of the Red Sox staff.  

42.David Ortiz improves his OPS 100 points off last year's mark. 

43.Like last year I predict the Red Sox having the best bullpen in baseball

44.Liriano wins 18 games with a sub-3.2 ERA and 200 Ks 

45.Kevin Slowey and Scott Baker both win 15

46.Carlos Gomez raises his BA 25 points.  

47.Ozzie Guillen is suspended multiple games for a on-field and press conference tirade 

48.Bobby Jenks saves 40 games again.  

49.Carlos Quenton takes a big step back from last year's marks 

50.It's an odd number year so Kyle Farnsworth will exceed expectations. 

51.Zack Grienkie will not make me regret picking him as one of my keepers in Fantasy Baseball 

52.Soria will continue to be the most underrated closer in baseball 

53.Kerry Wood saves 35 of 38 chances, but spends one stint on the DL

54.Aaron Laffey surprised people and ends the season as the 4th starter. 

55.Matt LaPorta is up in the bigs by the end of May, and getting regular starts by the end of June. 

56.Miguel Cabrera puts up MVP numbers 

57.Magglio puts up the worst season of his career and spends significant time on the DL. 

58.Armando Galaragga wins 15 games, most on the team. 

59.Mike Napoli leads all catchers in HRs again, hitting 28.  

60.Angels don't get 89 save chances like last year, but still lead the league.

61.Angels will have baseball's best outfield 

62.Matt Holliday only hits 24 HRs and drives in 92 RBIs in Oakland.  

63.Giambi's BA hovers around .250 again 

64.Sean Gallagher leads the team in Ks and Wins. 

65.Erik Bedard makes 20 starts...  

66....making me regret having him on my fantasy squad for the 3rd straight year 

67. Ichiro gets his 2,000 hit in August

68.Griffey hits 20 HRs for his former team

69. The Nationals won't have the worst record in baseball again...

70. ...the Pirates will

71. John Lannen does put together a nice year...and is their All Star representative

72.JJ Putz pitches better than K-Rod... 

73. ...but K-Rod stays the closer all year

74. Ryan Church continues the good season he had before the concussion.

75.Brad Lidge actually blows a save this year... 

76....actually blows at least 4 of them

77. Ryan Howard leads baseball in HRs

78. Dan Uggla doesn't get to be an All Star again...

79. ...and the NL breathes a sigh of relief

80. Hanley Ramirez goes 30-30 again

81. Jorge Campillo continues to  be underappreciated

82.Chipper Jones doesn't get over 400 ABs 

83.Casey Kotchman hits for new career highs in HRs, RBIs, and Rs

84.Cubs win a playoff game 

85....actually more than one (I'll get to that later) 

86.Alfonso Soriano doesn't spend any time on the DL... 

87....and because of this hits 40 HRs.

88.Clips of Milton Bradley/Lou Pinella tirade on an umpire lead Sportscenter that night 

89.Cardinals learn Khalil Greene isn't very good... 

90....but is still a huge upgrade over Cesar Izturis 

91.Albert Pujols continues to be the best player in baseball. 

92.Chris Carpenter makes more starts than he has the last two years... 

93....but that's not saying much. He still is hurt for the majority of the year. 

94.Jason Kendall does not lead the league in Caught Stealing again (How the hell did that happen in the first place)

95....and he won't hit over .250 for the 3rd straight year 

96.Carlos Villanueva impresses...and becomes thus year's Soloman Torres. 

97.Brandon Backe actually figures it out this year. 

98.Carlos Lee continues to strike fear into Cubs pitching... 

99....and lightening continues to strike fear into Lance Berkman   

100. Dusty Baker continues his destruction of Johnny Cueto and Aaron Harang

101.  Joey Votto hits over .300 with 30 HRs and 100+ RBIs...

102.  ...but Jay Bruce continues to struggle with his average, OBP, and strikeout totals.

103. Matt Capps becomes the hottest target at the trade deadline...

104.  ...and ends up a Ray

105.  Freddy Sanchez bounces back to hit .300 again

106.  Manny makes more defensive miscues than he hits HRs...

107. ...but he still hits a lot of HRs (36)

108.  Russell Martin gives up 4 times the number of steals than his own SBs

109.  Marc Reynolds and Ryan Howard have a midsummer chase...

110.  ...for the Strikeout Crown

111.  Brandon Webb wins 20 games again

112.  Jason Marquis wishes he was still a Cub...

113. ...as his ERA approaches 5 in Coors

114.  Todd Helton returns to hitting 40 doubles a year

115.  Lincecum strikes out 270 batters

116.  Randy Johnson makes 26 starts...

117.  ...and Barry Zito makes 26 more starts than Giants fans want him too

118.  Chase Headley hits 21 HRs

119.  Mark Prior doesn't pitch an inning in the majors.

120. ...and hates teammate Brian Giles because of his brother

121.  Jake Peavy does not get traded.

122. Arizona Diamondbacks win the NL-West 

123. Dodgers 2nd

124. Giants 3rd 

125. Rockies 4th 

126. Padres 5th 

127. Cubs win the Central for the 3rd year in a row.

128. Cardinals 2nd 

129. Brewers 3rd 

130. Reds 4th 

131. Astros 5th

132. ...and once again the Pirates are bringing up the rear 

133. Phillies win the East 

134. Mets come in 2nd 

135. Braves 3rd 

136. Marlins 4th 

137. Nationals last again

138. Angels win the AL West 

139. Rangers 2nd 

140. A's 3rd 

141. Mariners 4th 

142. Twins win the Central

143. Indians 2nd

144. White Sox 3rd  

145. Royals 4th 

146. Tigers 5th 

147. Red Sox win the East 

148. Yankees 2nd 

149. Rays 3rd 

150. Blue Jays a distant 4th

151. Orioles last  

152. Mets win the NL Wildcard 

153. Yankees win the AL Wildcard 

154. Cubs beat the Mets in the NLDS 

155. Diamondbacks beat the Phillies in the NLDS 

156. Red Sox beat the Angels in the ALDS

157. Twins beat the Yankees in the ALDS 

158. Cubs beat the Diamondbacks in the NLCS 

159. Twins upset the Red Sox in the ALCS 

160. The World Series goes 6 games...

161. ...with the Cubs winning it all... 

162. ...and I get called a homer at least 15 times on this thread for predicting a Cubs WS title 

 

 

 

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Posted on: February 1, 2009 1:04 am
 

Predicting the Cubs Roster

This is the roster as I see it now:

  1. Geovany Soto
  2. Paul Bako 
  3. Derrek Lee
  4. Micah Hoffpauir
  5. Mike Fontenot
  6. Aaron Miles
  7. Ryan Theriot
  8. Aramis Ramirez
  9. Alfonso Soriano
  10. Reed Johnson
  11. Kosuke Fukudome
  12. Milton Bradley
  13. Carlos Zambrano
  14. Ryan Dempster
  15. Rich Harden
  16. Ted Lilly
  17. Sean Marshall
  18. Neal Cotts
  19. Chad Gaudin
  20. Michael Wuertz
  21. Aaron Heilman
  22. Jeff Samardzija
  23. Kevin Gregg
  24. Carlos Marmol

That leaves on space left on the bench. Now with the trading of Mark DeRosa and Ronny Cedeno the Cubs have lost a lot of multi-position ability, especially on the infield. That being said I expect the Cubs to have Fontenot work at 3b, and possibly Jim Hendry will make another move for the infield considering the Cubs have 6 guys who can play in the outfield, but only 2 who can play short and 3rd. Also notibly absent is Luis Vizcanio, I don't think he makes the squad out of spring training. Other predictions: Alfonso Soriano stays in the leadoff role, Sean Marshall is the number 5 starter, Gregg and theShark split 8th inning duties with Heilmen also getting some time in the later innings. Fontenot gets the majority of the starts at 2nd, and Reed gets the majority of the starts in center.

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Posted on: January 23, 2009 12:43 am
 

Why Carlos Marmol shouldn't be closer.

According to a recent Cubs.com article, Carlos Marmol is not a lock to be the Cubs closer come opening day 2009. Now I'm definitely in the minority, but I don't want Marmol to get the job. Hell, I don't even want him as the everyday 8th inning setup man. Am I crazy? Probably. But I have a method to my madness. In '08 he was used a lot, in a variety of situations. The most valuable of which was coming into tight game situations and getting a key out, usually by strikeout (he lead the majors in K/9 for all pitchers with at least 80 IP). Only someone who followed the Cubs day in and day out last year can fully realize how important he was in that role. And obviously he can't do that if he's the closer. I feel that role is more important to winning than the closer is.

Now would Kevin Gregg be an elite closer? Probably not. Would he be better than Carlos Marmol? Probably not. But closers are the most overrated position in baseball and Gregg has shown he can do it. And even if we can't, we can always revert to the Billy Beane philosphy that good closers grow on trees. Depending on his development, Jeff Samardzjia could be an effective closer, but I seriously doubt if he could be an effective midinning stopper. Now would it be very unconventional to put an unedxpirenced Samardzjia in the 9th inning role, of course. But I trust him more to get 3 outs in the 9th with a lead, than to get 1 out with runners in scoring position in a close game.

Carlos Marmol is by far the best reliever on the Cubs, and one of the best in all of baseball. He shouldn't be wasted as our closer.

Category: MLB
Posted on: October 15, 2008 4:13 pm
 

Cubs/Brewers Breakdown Recap

Well I think CBS deleted the thread (knew I should've made it a blog entry too)...but I have it saved on my computer for reference.

  • C- I picked Soto, and I got it correct. I caught some flack for this choice, but Soto was the definite choice offensively, and was a very nice defensive catcher.
  • 1b- Picked Fielder and I was correct. Although Prince had an off year (or what I'd guess will be his norm year) he was still better than Lee offensively.
  • 2b- Picked DeRosa and I was correct. Caught a lot of flack for this one too. The 'Weeks had a great September' and 'every GM in baseball would rather have Weeks' people. My ass. Rickie Weeks sucks, and Mark DeRosa was awesome this year.
  • 3b- Picked Aramis and I was correct. Do I really need to explain this one?
  • SS- Picked Hardy and I was correct barely. Theriot was great at what he is, and Hardy is one of the least clutch players in the game (.221 w/ RISP). But still the defense and power gives it to Hardy, barely.
  • Lf- Picked Soriano and I was wrong. Although I blame that on Soriano getting hurt, twice.
  • Cf- Picked Cameron and I was right on a techincality. Cameron was better than Pie, although the Cfs that replaced Pie were much better than Cameron.
  • Rf- Picked Hart and was Correct. Both were All-Stars...lol...both sucked hardcore towards the end of the season. Hart sucked less.
  • 4th OF- Picked Reed and was correct. Not only was Reed awesome (.303 6 HR 50 RBIs .778 OPS), but Gywnn barely played at all.
  • PH Specialist. I picked Ward and I was correct. Well it helps that Gross ended up in Tampa, and that Ward hit this.
  • UTL Infielder. Picked Cedeno and I was correct. Got a lot of flack for this one, but come on...it's Craig Counsell.
  • Other Bench Player- Picked Dillon and I was wrong. Dillon didn't play that much and Mike Fontenot was Lil' Babe Ruth
  • Ace- Picked Carlos and I was wrong. The difference in ERA beats out the better record for Carlos, the fact that he was actually able to pitch in the postseason, and the fact that Carlos is the best hitting pitcher in baseball.
  • 2nd- Picked Lilly and I was right. Lilly was great, again, and Suppan wasn't.
  • 3rd- Picked a Wash and I was wrong. Dempster was simply amazing. Nuf said.
  • 4th- Picked Hill and I was wrong. I don't know how I could've predicted Steve Blass Disease. CV was good as a reliever, but as a starter he sucked. Yeah take that Ballinglove1.
  • 5th- Picked Parra/Gallardo and I was right. Lot closer than expected though.
  • Long Relief- Picked Lieber/Hart and I was wrong. Another one chalked up to injury.
  • Middle Relief- Picked Hart and was wrong. Damn did Hart suck, Mota was well Mota. He probably found another HGH supplier.
  • MR2- Picked Wuertz and was wrong. Wuertz lost it this year, and Torres was good until he ran out of gas.
  • Lefty specialisr- picked ADV none and was wrong. Piggy couldn't throw strikes and Eyre got traded...Brewers win by default.
  • 7th inning- Picked Marmol and was correct. Although he wasn't the 7th inning guy Marmol was still nasty. If I remember correctly, he has the lowest H/9 rate for a reliever in the history of baseball
  • 8th inning- Picked Howry and was correct. You might think to yourself, how in the world was Bob Howry a winner...well the other guy was Derrek Turnbow. Oh
  • Closer- Picked Wood and was correct. Took a lot of flack for this one too. Well who's laughing now. Sadly not me, cause Wood didn't get to pitch in October, so it's a repressed excitment.
  • Manager- Picked Lou and was right. Do I have to explain this one?

That makes me 16-10. I'll take that.

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