Archive for May, 2010
Posted by KDog13 on May 31, 2010
Posted by KDog13 on May 30, 2010
After Kendry Morales hit a walk off grand slam, he broke his leg jumping onto the plate awkwardly. Reports came in saying he could miss the whole year. Who will replace him? Catcher Mike Napoli replaced him in Sunday’s game but hasn’t played at first base since his minor league days.
Lance Berkman (Houston Astros) Jermaine Dye (Free Agent) Mike Lowell (Boston Red Sox) Carlos Delgado (Free Agent) Russell Branyan (Cleveland Indians) Ryan Garko (Free Agent)
Another Possibility could be a reunion with Darin Erstad playing first base
Gary Sheffield (Free Agent) Paul Lo duca (Free Agent) Elijah Dukes (Free Agent) <<<Would be a great bat but I’m not sure he could play first.
Angels need to find someone soon because Morales was one of there best bats in the lineup. Hard to replace but there are a few free agents who could be serviceable.
Posted in Baseball | Tagged: Baseball, Carlos Delgado, Darin Erstad, Elijah dukes, Gary Sheffield, Kendry Morales, Lance Berkman, Los Angeles Angels. Jermain Dye, Mike Lowell, Mike Napoli, MLB, Paul lo Duca, Russell Branyan, Ryan Garko | Leave a Comment »
Posted by KDog13 on May 30, 2010
Rashad Evans beat Rampage Jackson by unamious decision in a rather technical fight. All the talk between these fighters you expected a knockout or a slugfest. Instead there were a couple of good shots, takedowns, and lots of grappling on the cage. The fight was hyped and anticipated to be one of the biggest grudge matches.
It opened up strong when Rashad landed a big overhand right that sent Rampage tumbling to the cage. Rashad then grappled Rampage against the cage for most of the first. Rashad also got a nice takedown in that round to. All judges score Rashad 10-9.
The second round opened and was more cage grappling and Rashad hitting rampage with small knees to the leg. Besides that it was a showcase for Rashad’s dance moves. All judges score Rashad 10-9
The 3rd round began and finally some fireworks. Rashad goes in for a takedown instead meets Rampage Jackson’s fist. Rampage throws a couple of uppercuts and Rashad goes down. Rampage gets on Rashad and starts a flurry of ground and pound punches. Rashad recovers and good thing because Herb Dean was right there to possibly stop it. Rashad is able to get himself off the ground back standing. Rampage needing the knockout and nothing to lose doesn’t attack instead Rashad takes him down and delivers some good ground and pound shots. Rampage manages to get back up but only to be taken down again and Rashad lands more ground and pound shots. Rampage gets up again but the round is over. 1 Judge scored it Rampage 10-9 and the other two judges Rashad 10-9.
Rashad Evans Wins by unanimous decision (30-27), (30-27), and (29-28). Post fight talk seemed to be more respectable then lot’s of trash talk. Rashad also says he will rematch Rampage whenever he wants. Rashad’s next fight is vs Shogun Rua for the belt now. Rampage will have to rebound vs someone now to get back. I could see Rampage versing Forrest Griffin, Lyoto Machida, or Thiago Silva.
Biggest Suprise was Jon Hathaway who is now 13-0 after beating Diego Sanchez bad. He looks like a serious contender in the Welterweight division and should get winner of Martin Kampmann v Paulo Thiago for the belt in my opinion. UFC 114 is over, next is 115 with Chuck Liddell vs Rich Franklin headlining after Tito Ortiz withdrew.
Posted in UFC/MMA | Tagged: Chuck Liddell, Diego Sanchez, Forrest Griffin, Jon Hathaway, Lyoto Machida, Martin Kampmann, MMA, Paulo thiago, Rampage Evans, Rashad Evans, Rich Franklin, Thiago Silva, Tito Ortiz, UFC, UFC 114, UFC 115 | Leave a Comment »
Posted by KDog13 on May 29, 2010
Rashad Evans v. Quinton Jackson - Light heavyweight (Winner: Rashad Evans, unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27).)
Dan Miller v. Michael Bisping – Middleweight (Winner: Michael Bisping, unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27).)
Mike Russow v. Todd Duffee – Heavyweight (Winner: Mike Russow, KO, 2:25, round 3.)
Jason Brilz v. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira – Light heavyweight (Winner: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).)
John Hathaway v. Diego Sanchez – Welterweight (Winner: John Hathaway, unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27).)
Dong Hyun Kim v. Amir Sadollah – Welterweight (Winner: Dong Hyun Kim, unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).)
Dan Lauzon v. Efrain Escudero – Lightweight (Winner: Efrain Escudero, unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27).)
Cyril Diabate v. Luiz Cane – Light heavyweight (Winner: Cyrille Diabete, TKO, 2:13, round 1.)
Joe Brammer v. Aaron Riley – Lightweight (Winner: Aaron Riley, unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).)
Ryan Jensen v. Jesse Forbes - Middleweight (Winner: Ryan Jensen, guillotine submission, 1:06, round 1.)
Waylon Lowe v. Melvin Guillard – Lightweight (Winner: Melvin Guillard, TKO, 3:28, round 1.)
Posted by KDog13 on May 28, 2010
*Sorry For The Small Stats Will Try to Fix
Kansas City Royals – 2b/SS Mike Aviles
Not a run producing machine but Mike Aviles will bat for average. 2009 was a hyped year for Aviles after he broke out in 2008, his rookie season. He was battered by injuries all of 2009 and only played in 36 games. Now in 21 games Aviles has collected 29 hits in 85 at bats. In 2009 he collected 22 hits in 120 at bats so it seems he is back. Aviles has shown consistency with 9 of his 21 games resulting in multi-hit games. Pick him now and he will give you a good dose of singles, runs, average, and if you are in a strikeout league he barely strikeouts.
Los Angeles Angels – C Mike Napoli
The Power Stroke is coming alive for Mike Napoli as he has 4 homeruns and 8 RBI’s in his last 7 games. The last 2 seasons Napoli has looked good and potential for a breakout season. Those seasons combined he had 609 at bats, 40 homeruns, 105 RBI’s, 31 doubles, and had an average of .273. Not bad at catcher especially if you are looking for some homeruns and doubles. Most of his homeruns are solo shots or 2 run shots, which is reason for his low amount of RBI’s. Napoli right now is a top 10 option at catcher.
Toronto Blue Jays – 3b/OF José Bautista
If you don’t have him right now pick him up. Yea his average is .246 but that is far outweighed by the benefits. He is leading the MLB in homeruns with 15 and is tied for 4th in RBI’s with 39. He also has a good amount of runs tied for 6th in the MLB. He also gets you doubles with 10 this season and has 3 stolen bases which are not bad. See all the benefits far outweigh his mediocre average. A must pick up now!
New York Mets – OF Ángel Pagán
Ángel Pagán has been hot of late. Even if Carlos Beltrán comes back Pagán will most likely be in the lineup still because Francoeur continues to struggle at bat. Pagán power numbers aren’t that bad either with 3 homeruns and 20 RBI’s. What really adds to his fantasy value is his stolen bases, triples, runs, and average. Surprisingly Pagán has been quiet the base stealer and his triples make him a great fantasy option especially in leagues where that is a category. Since April 25th Pagán’s average has risen 68 points. A solid pick up right now!
San Diego Padres – SP/RP Clayton Richards
Clayton Richards has been very good in his last 3 starts. The Padres couldn’t of expected Richards to be this good for them. His last 3 starts have resulted in 3 wins each of them he went 7 innings. In 21 inning he only gave up 4 earned and none of them were homeruns. In 56 innings Richards has actually only let up 1 homerun all year which is pretty impressive. His era is good at 2.73 and has a good amount of strikeouts at 41. The only bad thing about him is his 22 walks and 1.36 whip. You would like to see less walks and a whip around 1.20. Otherwise Richards has been dominant and for the most part consistent.
New York Mets – RP Hisanori Takahaski
The Mets couldn’t ask for more from the 35 year old rookie Hisanori Takahaski. Recently he has taken the role as a starter and has done extremely well. What makes things better is he that he versed the Phillies who have been to the world series the last 2 years winning one and in his first matchup versed the defending world series champs the Yankees. He is 1-0 in his 2 starts and in 12 innings has given up no runs. He added 11 strikeouts and 1 walk in his 2 starts. Bring the whip down a bit and Takahaski could be a really good fantasy starter.
Baltimore Orioles – RP Will Ohman
In a holds league or just a regular I recommend picking up Ohman. In 15.2 innings he has yet to let up a run. His 17 strikeouts are a plus and 7 holds are very good. Now with Alfredo Simon out who was there closer look for Ohman to share time at closer and possibly take it over. His walks have gone down in May with only 3 this month so that shouldn’t be a problem. As a fantasy option you get a lower era, some strikeouts, holds, and maybe some saves.
Pittsburgh Pirates – RP Octavio Dotel
His era must stand out as a reason to stay away but it shouldn’t. Since the start of May he had a 10.61 era and now has lowered it by 5.02. In 10 innings in May Dotel has racked up 7 saves and 15 strikeouts. In those 10 innings Dotel has only given up 1 run and 3 hits. His 6 walks in the 10 innings needs to come down but overall has had a solid May. Dotel also added a win this month if that adds value to him for you to pickup now then good.
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Posted by KDog13 on May 25, 2010
The New York area is buzzing with joy as the Super Bowl will come to them in 2014. Not your typical super bowl home because of the cold weather in February. No less though it is football and it’s played outside. Also football players are supposed to be tough so snow, hail, sleet, rain etc… shouldn’t be a problem. The new Meadowlands which is home of the Jets and Giants paved way for this. It cost 1.6 billion dollars and holds 82,000 plus. It is the second largest stadium in total seating behind the Washington Redskins FedEx Field. New York is a powerhouse market and should make lot’s and lot’s of money for the NFL come 2014. New York smiles today and hopefully the weather will be great come 2014 although I wouldn’t mind seeing some snow.
Posted by KDog13 on May 24, 2010
Roy Nelson (15-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs Junior Dos Santos (11-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) becomes a slugfest for a match. Both undefeated and both looking for the knockout. Originally it was slated that Cheick Kongo fight Roy Nelson but withdrew from UFC 116 with a back injury. The fight should be a really good fight and might be one of those underrated fights you didn’t count on being any good. Roy Nelson although rather large has feasted on his opponents in the UFC thus far. Coming as a surprise Roy swept through the TUF heavyweight fighters and went on to be the winner. Junior Dos Santos has been nothing but dominate. Destroying all of his fights in the first round with only one lasting 3 rounds. Dos Santos has beaten many UFC notables thus far beating Fabricio Werdum, Stefan Struve, Gabriel Gonzaga, Gilbert Yvel, and legend Mirko Flipovic which was the fight that went 3 rounds but ended in Mirko verbally submitting. Should be a Great Fight.
Posted by KDog13 on May 24, 2010
The Miami Dolphins finally trade Justin Smiley. After trying to get a late pick in the 2010 draft they finally found a partner. Smiley has been very good for the Dolphins but the concerns for injury outweighed keeping him. When the Dolphins added Richie Incognito and drafted John Jerry, Smiley then became out of the picture. Pending a physical Smiley will have a short move as he joins the Jacksonville Jaguars. When healthy Smiley is a solid veteran guard. After the trade the Dolphins added recently cut Cowboy Cory Proctor. Proctor will compete with 4 other guards for 2 starting guard spots.
Posted by KDog13 on May 24, 2010
May 24, 2010
Jose Lima was an energetic and just outgoing person on the field. He was nice off the field as well asking kids as he signs autographs “what time is it” and kids would say “Lima Time”. He had a decent career going 89-102 with a 5.26 era and 980 strikeouts. His best season was in 1999. He was on the Houston Astros and he posted a 21 win season. He also posted a 3.58 era and had 187 strikeouts. A very dominating year and helped the Astros win the Central Division. He also made his first and only appearance as an All-Star that year. They would then lose to the Braves in the NLDS. The Braves were arguably the team of the 1990′s though. Lima legacy as the energetic funny guy baseball player will always live on.
Posted by KDog13 on May 22, 2010
May 22, 2010