Saturday, March 21, 2009

2009 MLB Preview Pt. 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE

EAST
 
1. Philadelphia Phillies

1. Jimmy Rollins SS
2. Shane Victorino CF 
3. Chase Utley 2B      
4. Ryan Howard 1B
5. Jayson Werth RF
6. Raul Ibanez LF
7. Pedro Feliz 3B
8. Carlos Ruiz 

1. Cole Hamels     
2. Brett Myers
3. Jamie Moyer
4. Joe Blanton
5. Chan Ho Park

1. Ryan Madson
2. Scott Eyre
C. Brad Lidge

Key Player: Joe Blanton
BBB Off-season Ranking: 7th of 16 in the NL
Analysis: I try not to be boring with my picks but this time I just had to go with the defending World Champs. I think the Phillies have a chance to be the MLB's New York Giants this year. That is to say, they are the defending World Champs but probably weren't the best team in the sport (I think Boston and Tampa were better last year) but they will be one of the best legitimate teams in baseball this year. For all we've heard about the AL East this year, I think the NL East could be just be good. The difference for the Phils that puts them at the cream of the crop is their bullpen. Yes, a bullpen is going to decide who the best team in the NL East is...don't tell me you're surprised. I also love that rotation. Cole Hamels might win the Cy Young this year and everyone else slides in nicely behind him. I would like the line-up a lot better if there was a power-hitting righty in there but I think it can score enough runs for a Division crown.

2. Atlanta Braves

1. Kelly Johnson 2B
2. Yunel Escobar SS
3. Brian McCann C
4. Chipper Jones 3B
5. Garet Anderson LF
6. Jeff Franceour RF
7. Casey Kotchman 1B
8. Jordan Schafer CF

1.Derek Lowe
2.Javier Vazquez
3. Jair Jurrjens
4. Kenshin Kawakami
5. Tom Glavine

1. Manny Acosta
2. Buddy Carlyle
C. Mike Gonzalez

Key Player: Jeff Franceour
BBB Off-season Rank: 14th of 16 in the NL
Analysis:I've yelled at the Braves quite a bit for over-spending this off-season. But the fact of the matter remains that their pitching is a lot better than it was last season. I like Derek Lowe as a legitimate Ace, Jair Jurrjens is an absolute monster, Tom Glavine and Javier Vazquez both project well for their respective spots in the rotation. Kawakami worries me though. Call me crazy but I think I like the line-up better without Mark Teixeira. It may be weird that their 1B bats near the end of the line-up but I don't think that makes it any less effective. Kelly Johnson and Yunel Escobar at the top of the order is just awesome...especially when Brian McCann and Chipper Jones have proven time and time again that they can drive them in. 



3. New York Mets

1. Jose Reyes SS
2. Luis Castillo 2B
3. Carlos Beltran CF
4. David Wright 3B
5. Carlos Delgado 1B
6. Ryan Church RF
7. Daniel Murhpy LF
8. Brian Schneider C

1. Johan Santana
2. John Maine
3. Oliver Perez
4. Mike Pelfry
5. Freddy Garcia

1. J.J Putz
2. Pedro Feliciano
C. Francisco Rodriguez

Key Player: Francisco Rodriguez
BBB Off-season Ranking: 1st of 16 in the NL
Analysis: I am sorry, New York. I really don't enjoy predicting another season of pain for you but I think it is going to happen. The bullpen just isn't better and you all know it's the truth. Francisco Rodriguez and JJ Putz are the real deal...but two pitchers a bullpen does not make. I think the rotation is a little thin after Johan Santana. I just think that John Maine, Oliver Perez and Mike Pelfry are all #4 pitchers and not #2, #3 and #4. The Mets do have a high-powered offense, however, including one of baseball's best players in David Wright. It is tempting to choose the Mets to finish high in the division but I just don't think things will go the Mets way this year. They are really relying on their line-up this year and if someone underperforms or gets hurt they are screwed.


4. Florida Marlins

1. Cameron Maybin CF
2. John Baker C
3. Hanley Ramirez SS
4. Dan Uggla 2B
5. Jorge Cantu 1B
6. Cody Ross RF
7. Jeremy Hermida LF
8. Emilio Bonafacio 3B

1. Ricky Nolasco
2. Josh Johnson
3. Chris Volstad
4. Anibal Sanchez
5. Andrew Miller

1. Logan Kensing
2. Leo Nunez
C. Matt Lindstrom

Key Player: Andrew Miller
BBB Off-season Ranking: 5th of 16 in the NL
Analysis: I was tempted to choose the Marlins to pick second....then I realized that was insane. The Marlins have a deceptively good team on paper and I think a lot of that will translate to real-life. But they just aren't good enough to finish any higher than 4th in this brutal division. The thing is that they have such an excellent rotation. It might be the best in the East. Ricky Nolasco is absurdly good. Josh Johnson could be a #2 in this league and the Marlins are in love with Chris Volstad. If Anibal Sanchez and Andrew Miller can simply be a #4 and a #5, this rotation will be awesome. The bullpen might be the most cost effective in the Majors. The Mets much, much more for Francisco Rodriguez than the Marlins did for their whole bullpen and I really think I'd rather have the Marlins bullpen over the Mets. The only problem is that I don't see where the runs are coming from. Hanley Ramirez is probably the best young player in baseball right now and the Fish can build around him for years (the next seven, to be exact). But after him, there isn't much else. Cody Ross, Dan Uggla and Jorge Cantu are all essentially the same player. One high-strikeout/high-homerun guy is nice....three is annoying for exasperated hitting coaches. I am interested to see how Cameron Maybin and Emilio Bonafacio turn out. If they can be the #1 and the #2 to Hanley's #3, then I wouldn't count the Marlins out in 2009.  

5. Washington Nationals

1. Christian Guzman SS
2. Lastings Milledge CF
3. Adam Dunn 1B
4. Ryan Zimmerman 3B
5. Josh Willingham LF
6. Elijah Dukes RF
7. Jesus Flores C
8. Anderson Hernandez 2B

1. Scott Olsen
2. Daniel Cabrera
3. John Lannan
4. Shawn Hill
5. Colin Balester

1. Garrett Mock
2. Joe Beimel
C. Joel Hanrahan

Key Player: Lastings Milledge
BBB Off-season Ranking: 6th of 16 in the NL
Analysis: Oh Nationals, what are you doing. Actually, I think we know a little bit too much about Jim Bowden has been up to. Har-har-har, I got my Bowden joke out of the way, Nationals fans (all six of you). But seriously...this team sucks. There is some promise in the line-up. Ryan Zimmerman is a legitmimate franchise player. He may not be the most talented, but he plays hard, he's fun to watch and he probably won't break the bank to stay in D.C. After him and Adam Dunn, there isn't much to be excited about. I'll give you that the bullpen could be surprisingly good. But bullpens are naturally fickle anyway. The rotation looks pretty bad. The Daniel Cabrera signing could work. Then again, it might not. John Lannan is the de facto "ace" but when you even has to use the word "de facto", you are in trouble from the get-go. Scott Olsen seems to have his personal problems and turned in a good season last year, but how long can he maintain his cheery disposition with the line-up costing him gangs. I don't know why anybody would go out of his way to get both Lastings Milledge AND Elijah Dukes. To me, they are essentially the same player. So why not take a chance on only one of them and not waste your time with two models of the same player? And for what it's worth: I don't think either of them will pan out.

CENTRAL

1. Chicago Cubs

1. Alfonso Soriano LF
2. Mike Fontenot 2B
3. Derek Lee 1B
4. Aramis Ramirez 3B
5. Milton Bradley RF
6. Geovany Soto C
7. Ryan Theriot SS
8. Reed Johnson CF

1. Carlos Zambrano
2. Rich Harden
3. Ryan Dempster
4. Ted Lily
5. SeanMarshall

1. Jeff Samardzija
2. Kevin Gregg
C. Carlos Marmol

Key Player: Milton Bradley
  BBB Off-season Ranking: 13th of 16 in the NL  
Analysis: I would love to rank the Cubs lower this year, I really would. It is my honest belief that they are far worse this year than they were last year. They made a lot of changes to their bullpen...not one of which was necessary and not one of which made them better. The rotation is good enough to bring them the NL Central crown for the third year in a row, but again: it is slightly worse than last year. They could benefit from a full season of Rich Harden, but when has Rich Harden ever pitched a full season? And who's to say that Ryan Dempster can replicate his success from last season. Zambrano is great, Lily is okay and whoever is the 5th starter will inevitably be bad. Does that sound like a World Series rotation to you? It isn't. I don't know why I am coming down so hard on the Cubs, they are going to be fine and they are going to win the division. I just don't think they are set up right now for extended success. Alfonso Soriano is just going to get worse while he gets more expensive. Milton Bradley may never play more than 100 games in a season for the rest of his career and Derek Lee is finally on the downside. The Cubs are good but they had better hope they win it all this year because after this season....the walls finally cave in. 


2. St. Louis Cardinals

1. Skip Schumaker 2B
2. Khalil Greene SS
3. Albert Pujols 1B
4. Ryan Ludwick LF
5. Rick Ankiel CF
6. Troy Glaus 3B
7. Chris Duncan RF
8. Yadier Molina C

1. Adam Wainwright
2. Kyle Lohse
3. Todd Wellemyer 
4. Kyle McClellan 
5. Chris Carpenter

1. Ryan Franklin
2. Josh Kinney
C. Chris Perez

Key Player: Ryan Ludiwck
BBB Off-season Ranking: 12th of 16 in the NL
Analysis: The Cards are a weird team. The only legitimate star of the rotation is Adam Wainwright, yet they have an excellent starting staff every year. They have the finest offensive force in the game, to go along with an excellent outfield, yet they seem to have a problem scoring runs. The only thing that seems to be certain about them is that year after year, they find a way to win. They will find a way to win this year yet again, and they might actually do it with some good old fashioned talent this time. I like moving Skip Schumaker to second-base. The Cards' talent seems to lie exclusively in the Outfield and they need to find a way to get that talent ABs. This could be the answer. Now instead of being weak in the middle-infield, they can just start transferring their talent to where they need it. Their line-up is surprisingly solid. And having Albert Pujols is no different than having a game-changer like Kobe or LeBron in basketball. He just wills his team to win. He and Tony La Rusa have too much of a presence to let this team go wayward. If Chris Perez and his bullpen crew can do their job, the Cardinals can be a playoff contender.

3. Milwaukee Brewers

1. Rickie Weeks 2B
2. Mike Cameron CF
3. Ryan Braun LF
4. Prince Fielder 1B
5. JJ Hardy SS
6. Corey Hart RF
7.Bill Hall 3B
8. Jason Kendall C

1. Yovani Gallardo
2. Manny Parra
3. Jeff Suppan
4. Dave Bush
5. Seth McClung

1. David Riske
2. Carlos Villanueva
C. Trevor Hoffman

Key Player: Yovani Gallardo
BBB Off-season Ranking: 16th of 16 in the NL
Analysis: The Brewers are another team that I wish I could slot down further than #3 in the division(a la the Cubs). But the competition has taken a big enough of a step backwards in the NL Central that the Brewers are barely going to notice the drop in their own quality. I predict a significant decrease in the Brewers number of wins this season but don't see them falling more than one slot down in the Division than they were last year. That isn't to say that they don't have their strengths. I still like their rotation, even without Sabathia and Sheets. To me, asking Yovani Gallardo to be your Ace is no more absurd than asking Chad Billingsly, Jeremy Guthrie or Justin Duscherer to be your Ace (And I think two of those teams are going to the playoffs). And if Manny Parra performs well enough to climb up to #2 or #3 in the rotation, the Brewers might have themselves a (very) poor man's version of Sabathia/Sheets. Suppan and Bush are legitimate starters as well. The fact that the Brewers signed a man in his 40s to a $6 million deal tells you all you need to know about the bullpen. It's bad...very bad. And you already know that their defense is atrocious, but what you may not realize is that their offense is severely overrated. They are too right-handed, too batting average oriented and too slow. I think I would take Ryan Braun over any Major League outfielder not named Grady Sizemore, but every one else I could take or leave. 


4. Cincinatti Reds

1. Willy Taveras CF
2. Jay Bruce RF
3. Brandon Phillips 2B
4. Joey Votto 1B
5. Edwin Encarnacion 3B
6. Ramon Hernandez C
7. Chris Dickerson LF
8. Alex Gonzalez SS

1. Aaron Harang
2. Edinson Volquez
3. Johnny Cueto
4. Bronson Arroyo
5. Micah Owings

1. David Weathers
2. Bill Bray
C. Francisco Cordero

Key Player: Aaron Harang
BBB Off-season Ranking: 10th of 16 in the NL
Analysis: The Reds have youth and the Reds have a serviceable bullpen. Those are two good qualities to have, but it won't bring them a division title this year. The youth is still raw and I don't care if they have 100 Dusty Bakers as Managers, it still won't be enough to make this kids Major Leaguers over night. There seems to be a lot of upside in the rotation and the line-up and I must say: not many teams can boast this kind of balance as far as prospects are concerned. Edinson Volquez, Johnny Cueto and Micah Owings could very well take a step back this year. But I really don't think it matters much. This team seems to have the long-view in mind and those three pitchers to go along with Harang, Arroyo and Homer Bailey can form good foundation for many years out. Then in the line-up, they have guys like Votto, Phillips and Bruce. Again, all three of these guys could take a step back or two this year but I really feel like they have the talent to be middle of the order hitters. The talent is there and the talent has to learn. If Walt Jockety is patient and if the Reds hitting and pitching coaches know what they are doing, I may be able to predict the Reds to finish 2nd or 3rd in 2010. But for now, that notion seems fairly ridiculous. 

5. Houston Astros

1. Kazuo Matsui 2B
2. Hunter Pence RF
3. Lance Berkman 1B
4. Carlos Lee LF
5. Miguel Tejada SS
6. Geoff Blum 3B
7. Ivan Rodriguez C
8. Michael Bourn CF

1. Roy Oswalt
2. Wandy Rodriguez
3. Brandon Backe
4. Mike Hampton
5. Brian Moehler

1. LaTroy Hawkins
2. Chris Sampson
C. Jose Valverde

Key Player: United States Congress (Miguel Tejada)
BBB Off-season Ranking: 9th of 16 in the NL
Analysis: Truth be told, I am surprised that the Astros finished as well as they did last year. I though they had the talent to finish 4th or 5th and they finished 3rd. So instead of admitting I was wrong, I am going to selfishly predict them to finish 5th again this year, with the hope that 2008 was an aberration. I mean, seriously, any 'semblance cannot last very long in Houston. This team just isn't built on a solid foundation. And it's a real shame too because they are such legitimate offensive forces on this team. Lance Berkman has been all kinds of wonderful for the duration of his career and people are finally starting to realize it. Carlos Lee is a fairly one-dimensional player, but there is really no shame in that. I don't think there is a single Manager who would have a problem with his powerful presence in their line-up. Is he overpaid? Sure, but so is everyone else on the Astros. But after that, there is really no one to be excited about in the line-up. The Rotation is set up similarly. Roy Oswalt is one of baseball's most consistently excellent pitchers. But after him, they might as well not even show up to the ballpark. "Spahn, Sain and pray for rain" may have worked. But "Oswalt, only Oswalt and nothing but Oswalt....then pray for rain" is NEVER going to work.

6. Pittsburgh Pirates

1. Nyjer Morgan LF
2. Freddy Sanchez 2B
3. Nate McLouth CF
4. Adam LaRoche 1B
5. Ryan Doumit C
6. Andy LaRoche 3B
7. Brandon Moss RF
8. Jack Wilson SS

1. Paul Maholm
2. Ian Snell
3. Zach Duke
4. Jeff Karstens
5. Phil Dumatrait

1. Craig Hansen
2. John Grabow
C. Matt Capps

Key Player: Freddy Sanchez
BBB Off-season Ranking: 8th of 16 in the NL
Analysis: Listen, Pittsburgh, I don't enjoy watching Pittsburgh finish last year after year any more than you do. But I am sorry to say that they will, once again, finish dead last in one of baseball's worst divisions. I would like to say this, however: they are on the right track. I know that isn't fun to hear when you are watching a baseball team lose game after game, but it is the truth. This kind of ineptitude isn't solved by simply finding and signing better players. It is solved by getting the right guys at the top of the ladder. And I truly believe that the Pirates have the right organization in place now to start making the subtle changes toward becoming a competitive franchise again. Sadly, this makes the actual team's performance on the field fairly inconsequential for this year. But I will blabber on about it anyway. I look at this roster and only see one guy who is not only good right now but who is also part of the long term answer in Pittsburgh. That man would be Paul Maholm. I think calling him a legitimate "Ace" would be fairly presumptuous, but he is definitely a Major League-quality Pitcher right now and I could see him on this team years from now when the Pirates finally start to put some things together and get the right team on the field. As currently constituted the bullpen is fairly underrated and if the Pirates lose 100 games this year, it won't be because they were blowing leads in the 7th, 8th and 9th. No, I think the Pirates won't have very many leads to begin with this year. Nate McLouth is the only offensive threat they possess and I even think that he is a bit overrated. Freddy Sanchez is terrible, Adam LaRoche isn't consistent and Ryan Doumit is good but shouldn't be batting as high as he is. Still, as I've said before the Pirates should not be worrying about this year anyway. Prepare yourself to lose, and to lose a lot this year, Pittsburgh. But that doesn't have to mean that things won't look up soon.

WEST

1. Los Angeles Dodgers

1. Rafael Furcal SS
2. Matt Kemp CF
3. Andre Ethier RF
4. Manny Ramirez LF
5. James Loney 1B
6. Russell Martin C
7. Casey Blake 3B
8. Orlando Hudson 2B

1. Chad Billingsley
2. Clayton Kershaw
3. Hiroki Kuroda
4. Jason Schmidt
5. Randy Wolf

1. Guillermo Mota
2. Hong Chih-Kuo
C. Jonathan Broxton

Key Player: Clayton Kershaw
BBB Off-season Ranking: 4th of 16 in the NL
Analysis: The NL West will be undergoing a mini-renaissance and the Dodgers will be leading the pack. It is tempting to say that Manny Ramirez is the key to this team's (presumed) success but I had them at #1 even before they brought Manny back in the saddle. No team in the National League has a better core of young hitters than the Dodgers. Kemp, Ethier, Loney, Martin: they are all young, all have a season or two of experience under their belt and all complement each other in the line-up. This is the year that the Dodger's offensive potential becomes an offensive reality. If Rafael Furcal and Orlando Hudson get on base like they are capable of, then the Dodgers will score runs in bunches in 2009. And they just might need those runs with the rotation's current state. I think I trust Chad Billingsley as an Ace more than most do. And Hiroki Kuroda had a hugely underrated rookie season. But I am a little nervous about the veterans. Schmidt might be done as a quality Major League pitcher. And if that's the case, suddenly Kershaw-Wolf doesn't look so hot as a #3/#4. Still, their bullpen is competent enough and I am not willing to bet against this line-up over 162 games. 86-90 wins aren't out of the question. 

2. San Francisco Giants

1. Fred Lewis LF
2. Emmanel Burriss 2B
3. Pablo Sandoval 3B
4. Bengie Molina C
5. Travis Ishikawa 1B
6. Aaron Rowand CF
7. Randy Winn RF
8. Edgar Rentaria SS

1. Tim Lincecum
2. Matt Cain
3. Jonathan Sanchez
4. Barry Zito
5. Randy Johnson

1. Bob Howry
2. Jeremy Affeldt
C. Brian Wilson

Key Player: Pablo Sandoval
BBB Off-season Ranking: 3rd of 16 in the NL
Analysis: It is all Pablo Sandoval....ALL Pablo Sandoval. Really no one else is of consequence for the Giants' season. It isn't fair to place an entire season (and possibly the jobs of everyone in the front office) on the shoulders (albeit BROAD shoulders) of a 22-year-old playing out of position but it is a reality that the Giants must live with. The Giants starting rotation is excellent, the bullpen is much improved and the line-up is filled with competent role players. All it takes now is that X-factor, that one last little flash of lightning to reanimate this sleeping Giant. And that is where Pablo Sandoval comes in. I won't get into specific numbers, but he needs to do something befitting of the #3 spot in the order for this team to win. Although, I will say that 25+ homers wouldn't hurt.... In any case, much like the citizens of Gotham believed in Harvey Dent, I believe in Pablo Sandoval. And that confidence is reflected in my high-hopes for this team.  

3. Colorado Rockies

1. Carlos Gonzalez LF
2. Troy Tulowitzki SS
3. Todd Helton 1B
4. Garrett Atkins 3B
5. Brad Hawpe RF
6. Ryan Spilborghs CF
7. Clint Barmes 2B
8. Chris Ianetta C

1. Aaron Cook
2. Greg Smith
3. Ubaldo Jiminez
4. Jason Marquis
5. Franklin Morales

1. Manny Corpas
2. Alan Embree
C. Huston Street

Key Player: Manny Corpas
BBB Off-season Ranking: 2nd of 16 in the NL
Analysis: To be perfectly honest with you, I have soured on the Rockies quite a bit since I originally made this pick. But it is too hard to copy and paste in Bogger so, sorry Arizona, Colorado remains #3 in the West. Let's flash back a month or two to the reveal that Jeff Francis is going to miss significant time in '09. Rockies fan panic...and so do I because it means that my Preview may be thrown completely into flux. And it a way it did. The Rockies have been ranked anywhere from 2nd to 4th in my mind since last season ended.  But Francis' injury opened my eyes to a surprising aspect about the Rockies' organization. They have the most pitching depth in the division! This about it, if you had no idea that Jeff Francis existing and had no idea that this team was missing their former Ace, you would just look at this rotation and simply think "that's not a bad rotation; two vets with three young guys wedged in-between." And then after that there is still: Jorge De La Rosa and Jason Hirsh. Niiiiiice. And the bullpen isn't too shabby either. If Manny Corpas and Huston Street can get each other's competitive juices going, the bullpen could really work. That just leaves the line-up....which I have true reservations about. Todd Helton may finally be done. Who is playing Left-field? I like Carlos Gonzalez...I think they prefer Seth Smith. Garrett Atkins is not a clean-up hitter. And there might not be a clean-up hitter in this line-up. I like the Rockies a lot better than I did last year (called it!) but they won't be able to climb higher than #3.


4. Arizona Diamondbacks

1. Felipe Lopez 2B
2. Chris Young CF
3. Stephen Drew SS
4. Conor Jackson LF
5. Mark Reynolds 3B
6. Chad Tracy 1B
7. Justin Upton RF
8. Chris Snyder C

1. Brandon Webb
2. Dan Haren
3. Doug Davis
4. Jon Garland
5 Max Scherzer

1. Jon Rauch
2. Tony Pena
C. Chad Qualls

Key Player: Justin Upton
BBB Off-season Ranking: 11th of 16 in the NL
Analysis: The talent is there, it really is. This is an above-average team in a below-average division. So why can't they finish higher than third or fourth? It's simple, really: the front office doesn't want to win so the players won't either. I truly believe that baseball teams adopt the effort and identity of their decision-makers. And the Diamondbacks decision-makers have decided to lose this year. It isn't fair to say that they have decided, however, as the economy has forced their hand. I don't think that the Owners adequately anticipated the down-turn. Because if they did, they would have tried to sign Adam Dunn for only $20 million and would have tried to sign Orlando Hudson for only $3.4 million. I am not implying that teams NEED to have good off-seasons to compete, I am just saying that in the Diamondbacks case, specifically, they needed to send the message that they wanted to compete in 2009. The message that they sent to their team was that they couldn't afford to compete in 2009. So why would the players try? Especially when you consider that their best player comes from the same bloodline as J.D Drew. Talent-wise, they have enough youngsters to compete in 2010 and beyond. And if they can hang on to both Brandon Webb and Dan Haren, they will be in good shape. But 2009 won't be their year.

5. San Diego Padres

1. David Eckstein 2B
2. Brian Giles RF
3. Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B
4. Adrian Gonzalez 1B
5. Chase Headley LF
6. Scott Hairston CF
7. Nick Hundley C
8. Luis Rodriguez SS

1. Jake Peavy
2. Chris Young
3. Cha Seung Baek
4. Josh Geer
5. Wade LaBlanc

1. Cla Meredith
2. Mike Adams
C. Heath Bell

Key Player: Kevin Kouzmanoff
BBB Off-season Ranking: 15th of 16 in the NL
Analysis: Let's be honest: this season doesn't matter. The Padres are in such poor economic shape that the best they can hope to do this year is keep things respectable, cut payroll and pray that Adrian Gonzalez stays happy enough that he'll stick around for years to come. In their line-up, I count 1 player I would absolutely want on my team (Gonzalez), 2 I might want (Kevin Kouzmanoff and Chase Headley) and the rest I would just leave. Then when it comes to the rotation: there is 1 player I would love to have (Jake Peavy), 1 I might like to have (Chris Young) and the rest I would leave yet again. And don't even get me started on the bullpen.... The only people who are going to be doing actual work this year are the Padres fans praying for John Moores to sell the team. And that's never a good sign. 


1 comment:

Katie said...

Peanut you know I cant pretend like I read all of this but at least WE ARE GOING TO SO MANY INDIANS GAMES THIS SUMMMMMMERRRR!