Tagged: Arod

My 2nd Fantasy Baseball Team

Last Friday I did my 2nd Fantasy Draft. I had the 6th pick in the draft. My #1 pick of the draft was Josh Hamilton. I have never played Fantasy Baseball before so I’m still not to sure how everything works. I know I have two guys on this team that are injured. I decided to get Alex Rodriguez since I figured he would be back in May. I also got Troy Glaus. I had no idea he was injured. I think I seen on MLB. com today that he won’t be back till June. Grrrrrrreat (not Tony The Tiger Grrrrrrreat) now I need to figure something out. lol Well here is my 2nd Fantasy team. Let me know what you think and any suggestions would be nice. =)
 
Team – King of Cali

 
C                  Brian McCann
1B                Pablo Sandoval
2B                Howie Kendrick
3B                Alex Rodriguez
SS                 Rafael Furcal
OF                Josh Hamilton
OF                Alfonso Soriano
OF                Corey Hart
Util              Andre Ethier
Util              Jim Thome
BN                Delmon Young
BN                Orlando Hudson
BN                Troy Glaus
BN                Fred Lewis
 
 
SP                 Jon Lester
SP                 Matt Cain
RP                George Sherrill
RP                Chad Qualls
P                   John Danks
P                   Ryan Dempster
P                   Jered Weaver
 
 
~ King of Cali

Who would you build around?

This is just something I have been thinking about and I’m curious as to what other bloggers think about this. If you could start your with one player. Who would be the guy you would build your team around? Would you start off with a young Ace like Tim Lincecum. Somebody that can start every five days and shut the other team down. Maybe you want a star shortstop like Derek Jeter. Someone that can hit and give you a 100% day in and day out. Maybe you want a centerfielder like Aaron Rowand that goes balls out on defense. You can even go with a monster swinger like Ryan Howard. He can spark your offense and get a ton of RBI’s. There is so many ways you can go with this. I’m just curious to see what bloggers would go with what guys to start a team and build around them. I look forward to your comments.
 
~King of Cali

Quick Thoughts on Dave Roberts and A-Rod update

Quick Thoughts on Dave Roberts and A-Rod update
 
Today the Giants made their first big roster move. The Giants have released Dave Roberts. I have mixed feelings about the move. I like Dave Roberts as a
DaveRoberts.jpgperson and how he is a good leader in the clubhouse, but he’s just been taking up a roster space. He’s always hurt and hasn’t been the player the Giants thought they had. He was released today, since it’s still early in spring training. This is so another team can still pick him up. The Giants will have to pay his $6.5 million for this season, but any team that picks him up only has to pay the league minimum, which is $400,000. I hope a team picks him up, cause I would hate to see his career end like this.
 
Update– A-Rod is not going to have surgery. He’s going to try to play this season and hope he can wait till the end of this season to have surgery.
 
~King of Cali 

Giants, Dodgers and Manny! Oh my!

I heard from A-Rods cousin that Manny will be signing with the Dodgers. Word on the street is that Manny Ramirez and the Dodgers are close to announcing they have reached an agreement. This is still at the rumor stage, because I haven’t heard any official announcement or anyone confirm it.
 
Everyone knows he will go back to the Dodgers. There is a lot of Giants fan that still have hope that Manny will sign with the Giants. I was listening to Larry Baer (Giants President) on the radio last night. He said that the Giants have still been talking to Manny’s agent Scott Boras. He said they haven’t made an offer cause Scott hasn’t asked them to. Plus they don’t want to make an offer, so he can just go right back to the Dodgers with it. Sounds like they are just going to wait around and hope Manny and the Dodgers just cut off contract talk.
 
The Giants are pretty low-key when they go after a player. Just like the Zito signing. No one knew the Giants were really in it to try to get him and then they signed him out of no where. A lot of Giants fans are hoping the same thing will happen with Manny.
 
The Dodgers have way more to lose if they don’t sign Manny. They have had Manny and know what he can do to get them in the playoffs. If they lose his bat then that means they will have lost him and pretty much they whole starting rotation. I can’t see the Dodgers at the top of the NL West without Manny. This is going to be the weakest division but can’t still go anyway. All the NL West teams have their weaknesses which means it’s still anyone’s division.
 
~King of Cali

Thoughts on A-Rod

Sorry I haven’t been able to post a blog since the middle of last week. I went
arodsteroids.jpgto Vegas so I was pretty much out of the sports loop since my last blog. I did wake up Friday morning in Vegas and put on ESPN. I was shocked to hear the new information that came out about A-Rod. Man this guy is digging himself a deeper ditch every time he talks. If I was A-Rod…. I would have just came out and said I did take steroids from this time period to this time period. I wouldn’t have gave up any other information. I would have just said it in a statement and said I’m not taking any questions. Just left it at that. The more he talks about it. The more questions he’s creating for the media. Just like he said his cousin. You knew it would come out who his cousin was. Then to say how he got the steroids. We all knew that was a lie and it would only be a matter of time till we found out he was lying again. A-Rod is very emotional and I’m sure with all this media on him all season. He’s going to hit some big slumps. He’s a great player but I don’t think he can take the pressure like Barry Bonds did. When Barry was playing. You couldn’t tell by watching him play that he had so much media pressure about steroids. Sorry for rambling. Just wanted to blog with my thoughts of A-Rod.
 
~King of Cali