Posted on: February 20, 2009 8:16 pm

Orioles ST Battles

I really think this Orioles team is so bad is might get about 45 wins.  Sherrill will be one of the only bright spots with a low ERA and maybe 20-25 saves.

Starters 2-5: Koji Uehara vs. Rich Hill vs. Brad Hennessey vs. Mark Hendrickson vs. Danys Baez vs. David Pauley vs. Troy Patton vs. Hayden Penn vs. Radhames Lee vs. Chris Waters vs. Chris Tillman vs. Matt Albers vs. Jake Arrieta      I really have no idea what to make of this. I guess Rich Hill and MArk Hendrickson will make it. Baez might be in the pen. Penn is the 4th guy for me. I like Albers and Liz but they might have to go to the pen. Hennessey will be the last guy edging out Uehara.

Main IF reserve: Chris Gomez vs. Ty Wigginton vs. Ryan Freel      Gomez won't make it. Wigginton will be the main IF. Freel might play some OF.

Matt Wieter's assignment: MLB starter, reserve of AAA starter.   If he does go to AAA then Chad Moeller, Guillermo Quiroz, and Robby Hammock. Moeller has a big advantage.

Main OF: Justin Christian vs. Luis Montanez    Christian has a huge speed advantage, but Montanez has a nice bat. Christian will get the job to start the year.

7th Relief Pitcher: Radhames Liz vs. Jim Hoey vs. John Parrish vs. Matt Albers vs. vs. Alberto Castillo vs. Danys Baez vs. starting pitcher scrubs      I definitely have to got with Danys Baez just over Radhames Liz. Others will get chances with injuries like every year.

Non Roster makers: Chad Moeller, Robby Hammock, Chris Gomez, Koji Uehara, David Pauley, Guillermo Quiroz, Troy Patton, Chris Waters, Chris Tillman, Matt Albers, Jake Arrieta, Luis Montanez, Chris Gomez, Jim Hoey, John Parrish, Alberto Castillo, Rob McCrory, Kam Mickolio, Wilfrido Perez, Brian Bass, Oscar Salazar, Alfredo Simon

Matt Wieters, Aubrey Huff, Brian Roberts, Cesar Izturis, Melvin Mora, Luke Scott, Felix Pie, Adam Jones, Nick Markakis      Ryan Freel, Greg Zaun, Ty Wigginton, Justin Christian

Jeremy Guthrie, Rich Hill, MArk Hendrickson, Brad Hennessey, Hayden Penn              George Sherrill, Chris Ray, Jamie Walker, Danys BAez, Dennis Sarfate, Jim Miller, Jim Johnson

Posted on: February 14, 2009 6:17 pm

White Sox ST Battles

The White Sox are going to struggle to start the year. They will have a good 2nd half, but it won't be enough.

CF: Dewayne Wise vs. Brian Anderson vs. Jerry Owens   According to the fantasy leagues Wise has the lead. This would make no sense to me. Anderson is not going to win it so I would have gone with Jerry Owens. IS there something I am missing here. JErry Owens is the one who hasn't failed yet.

4th and 5th SP: Bartolo Colon vs. Lance Broadway vs. Clayton Richard vs. Aaron Pordea vs. Jeff Marquez.  Marquez has good potential, but won't be in the MLB until August. Pordea was a first round pick ,but likely won't be heavily competing either. Lance Broadway has a high ERA, but I think he will get one spot. Richard has a high ERA as well and a bad record. The two will fight it out in the spring. Colon and Broadway get it.

7th RP: Ehren Wassermann vs. Clayton Richard vs. Kelvin Jimenez vs. John Van Benschoten vs. Franklyn German vs. Many minor league options   I would got with Richard just over Wassermann here.

Back up Catcher: Chris Stewart vs. Tyler Flowers vs. Corky Miller and his .083 AVG... I really don't know who to choose here. Chris Stewart might be the only option.

I'll assume the two losers of the CF job will both make it.

Notable players not on roster: Ben Broussard, Dayan Viciedo, Brent Lillibridge, Tler Flowers, Corky Miller, First Rounders Aaron Pordea and Gordon Beckham, Jeff Marquez, Franklyn German, John Van Benschoten, Ehren Wassermann,  Brad Salmon, Jhonny Nunez, Kelvin Jimenez, Jayson Nix

15 Day DL: Ryan Z. Braun     60 Day DL: Jose Contreras

A. J. Pierzynski, Paul Konerko, Alexei Casilla, Chris Getz, Josh Fields, Carlos Quentin, Jerry Owens, Jermaine Dye, Jim Thome    Wilson Betemit, Chris Stewart, Brian Anderson, DeWayne Wise

Mark Buehrle, Gavin Floyd, John Danks, Bartolo Colon, Lance Broadway      Bobby Jenks, Ocatavio Dotel, Scott Linebrink, Matt Thorton, D. J. Carasco, Mike M. MacDougal, Clayton Richard

This team looks really weak at 2B and CF with young players destines to struggle at SS and 3B. They don't have a reliable backup catcher. Their bench is good, but Betemit might be the best power hitter even though Wise isn't terrible. The bullpen is one of the few bright spots. I think the hole will be too deep. They will finish 3rd. They will switch spots with the Tigers at the end.

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