Tagged: Rafael Furcal

Dodgers, NL West

Well now it’s official that the Dodgers have Orlando Hudson. I think that’s a really good pick up for any team. It’s now starting to look more and more like the Dodgers will be the favorite to win the NL West. We all know the
jasonschmidt.jpg3Manny signing should be coming soon. Jason Schmidt is also trying to get the 5th sport in the starting rotation. When Jason was with the Giants. He was our ace and that guy would blow the ball by anyone. I think the Giants were smart to not resign him and let him go to the Dodgers. Schmidt hasn’t
pitched very Manny games for the Dodgers. He went 1-4 in 2007 and missed all of last season. I honestly believe that Jason is not going to be even close to the kind of pitcher he was before. The Dodgers are shaping themselves to a decent team. The only problem right now is their starting rotation. Which happens to be a big problem. If you’re counting on Weaver and Schmidt to try to win spots in the rotation. You know your starting rotation is going to be hurting. Plus you need Furcal and Hudson to try to stay healthy for the season. I love all this speculation. I can’t wait for the season to start. I love baseball! =)
 
~King of Cali

Holliday and Crosby are hitting with McGwire

The A’s have added some bats to their lineup. They have added Matt
MarkMcGwire.jpgHolliday
and Jason Giambi. These guys should help generate more runs for the A’s. Bobby Crosby had a down year and that’s the reason the A’s were making a push for Rafael Furcal. Maybe the non signing of Furcal can be a good thing. Holliday has been hitting with Mark McQwire. Holliday then sent a text to Crosby to see if he would be interested in hitting with them. McGwire has changed Crosby’s mechanics.
 
Thursday Holliday made his first Bay Area appearance since the A’s acquired him in November from the Rockies. Holliday said “I don’t know what he looked like before, but from the first day I saw when he hit with us to now…he’s pretty drastically different.” This is something all the A’s fans are happy to hear and now it’s wait and see till spring training starts. 
 
I know it’s a baseball blog, but I have non baseball news….
 
It’s a big weekend in the Bay Area for Warriors fans. Monte Ellis is making his comeback today after a scooter accident has had him out all season. Also Baron Davis comes back to Oakland on Sunday with the Clippers.
 
~King of Cali