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Monthly Archive: November 2009

Sunday

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November 2009

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Projected Roster Information & Top 15 Prospects

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Projected 25 Man Roster STARTING LINEUP 1. Ryan Theriot – SS 2. Milton Bradley – RF 3. Derrek Lee – 1B 4. Aramis Ramirez – 3B 5. Kosuke Fukudome – CF 6. Alfonso Soriano – LF 7. Geovany Soto – C 8. Jeff Baker – 2B BENCH Sam Fuld – OF Jake Fox – IF / OF Mike Fontenot – IF Koyie Hill – C Aaron Miles – IF STARTING ROTATION 1. Carlos Zambrano 2. Ryan Dempster 3. Ted Lilly 4. Randy Wells 5. Sean Marshall BULLPEN 1. Tom Gorzelanny 2. John Grabow 3. Angel Guzman 4. Carlos Marmol 5. […]

Sunday

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November 2009

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Did Adam Jones and Torii Hunter deserve Gold Gloves?

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Last week the Gold Gloves awards came out and American League center fielders Adam Jones and Torii Hunter were both honored.  Hunter won his eighth Gold Glove and Jones won his first. However, neither did well in the Fielding Bible Awards.  Hunter finished ninth in the voting among all MLB center fielders.  The four AL center fielders that finished ahead of Hunter were 1-2-3-4 in the voting: 1-Franklin Gutierrez, 2-Carlos Gomez, 3-Curtis Granderson and 4-Rajai Davis. Jones did even worse.  Ten Fielding Bible Award panelists cast 10! 0 votes overall (10 each) for center fielders and Adam Jones received only one ninth place […]

Saturday

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November 2009

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Jerome Holtzman Baseball Reader

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The title is: “The Jerome Holtzman Baseball Reader”, a compilation of Jerome Holtzman’s “favorite offerings from five decades of chronicling our national pastime”. Before I read this book, although I had heard of Mr. Holtzman, I didn’t really know very much about him. Here’s some background: He was born in Chicago (in 1926) and grew up in an orphanage on the West Side (the Marks Nation Jewish Orphan Home). He spent two years in the marines. He wrote for Chicago newspapers for over 50 years. Jerome began covering baseball in 1957, following both the Cubs and White Sox. He created […]

Friday

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November 2009

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GirlieView (11/20/2009)

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It’s usually somewhere around Thursday when I start collecting the potential Lizzies of the week and jotting down my sparkling conversational items for my first paragraph. Yesterday morning while I waited for my bowl of Apple Jacks to inspire me, I wrote this: Does anyone know whether Aaron Heilman will be back? I fear he will but I am hoping someone knows differently? I’m not a Heilman fan and I hope we aren’t stuck with him. Not a Gregg fan either but I think it’s a safe bet he won’t be back. Then, just a few short hours later like […]

Friday

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November 2009

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State of the System: RF

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Morning Roundup Rob G over at the Cub Reporter has some good info on the prospects that the Heilman trade yielded yesterday in LHP Scott Maine and 1B Ryne White. It’s a good read and worth checking out. Ultimately, it’s good to get something for Heilman, considering that he was probably going to be non-tendered this off-season. (The Cub Reporter) The Cubs are not interested in bringing Pedro Martinez (Chicago Tribune) Jason Stark of ESPN.com says “Tampa Bay, Texas and Toronto look like the three most feasible destinations for Milton Bradley these days. But the Cubs are telling teams that […]