Archive | February, 2013

Curtis Granderson Fractures right forearm

24 Feb

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The Yankees have suffered another injury. Curtis Granderson fractured His right forearm in spring training today as he was hit on his right forearm by a pitch by JA Happ. Granderson hit 43 homeruns for the New York Yankees last season but he also set a new club record with 195 strikeouts. The Yankees off-season subtractions (Andruw Jones, Raul Ibañez, Nick Swisher) hit 100 home runs and since Granderson is out that is another 43 homers. The Yankees did get Kevin Youkillis and Travis Hafner who had a combined 31 homers last year but the Yankees will lose about 110 homers because of injuries and off-season subtractions which is very bad.

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WBC 2013

23 Feb

WBC_Roster_glboybqz_jah3llzd-1In honor of the 2013 World Baseball Classic, here are the rosters to the 2013 WBC. Judging from the lineup and pitching staff, Venezuela. Come on, a team that has both Miguel Cabrera and Felix Hernandez must be good. Plus covering the field is Salvador Perez, Gerardo Parra, Elvis Andrus and Marco Scutaro, then Asdrubal Cabrera, Miguel Cabrera, Carlos Gonzalez and Pablo Sandoval in the middle of the lineup. This team is really scary. Team USA also has a lot of great players like Gio Gonzalez, Giancarlo Stanton, Ryan Braun and R.A. Dickey.

Here is MLB Network’s Hot Stove Breaking down the team USA’s WBC roster via mlb.com:

Here is the entire rosters for every team of the WBC 2013:

Team USA
P R.A. Dickey (Toronto Blue Jays)
P Jeremy Affeldt (San Francisco Giants)
P Ryan Vogelsong (San Francisco Giants)
P Craig Kimbrel (Atlanta Braves)
P Luke Gregerson (San Diego Padres)
P Chris Perez (Cleveland Indians)
P Vinnie Pestano (Cleveland Indians)
P Tim Collins (Kansas City Royals)
P Derek Holland (Texas Rangers)
P Glen Perkins (Minnesota Twins)
UT Ben Zobrist (Tampa Bay Rays)
C JP Arencibia (Toronto Blue Jays)
C/1B Joe Mauer (Minnesota Twins)
C Jonathan Lucroy (Milwaukee Brewers)
1B Mark Teixeira (New York Yankees)
2B Brandon Phillips (Cincinnati Reds)
SS Jimmy Rollins (Philadelphia Phillies)
3B David Wright (New York Mets)
UT Willie Bloomquist (Arizona Diamondbacks)
OF Giancarlo Stanton (Miami Marlins)
OF Ryan Braun (Milwaukee Brewers)
OF Shane Victorino (Boston Red Sox)
OF Adam Jones (Baltimore Orioles)
P Heath Bell (Arizona Diamondbacks)
P Mitchell Boggs (St. Louis Cardinals)
P Steve Cishek (Miami Marlins)
P Kris Medlen (Atlanta Braves)

JAPAN
P Masahiko Morifuku
P Atsushi Nohmi
P Kenji Otonari
P Toshiya Sugiuchi
P Tetsuya Utsumi
P Tetsuya Yamaguchi
P Takuya Asao
P Takeru Imamura
P Kenta Maeda
P Kazuhisa Makita
P Hirokazu Sawamura
P Tadashi Settsu
P Masahiro Tanaka
P Hideaki Wakui
P Daisuke Yamai
C Shinnosuke Abe
C Ryoji Aikawa
IF Yuichi Honda
IF Hirokazu Ibata
IF Atsunori Inaba
IF Nobuhiro Matsuda
IF Kazuo Matsui
IF Shuichi Murata
IF Hayato Sakamoto
C Ginjiro Sumitani
IF Takashi Toritani

CHINA
P Bruce Chen
P Tao Bu
P Kun Chen
P Shuai Li
P Wenming Li
P Xin Li
P Yu Liu
P Jiangan Lu
P Xia Luo
P Qingyuan Meng
P Song Ran
P Haifan Yang
P Yangyong Yang
P Dawei Zhu
C Wei Dong
C Weiqiang Meng
C Wei Wang
IF Xu An
IF Ray Chang
IF Fujia Chu
IF Xiaolei Du
IF Delong Jia
IF Yubing Jia
IF Lei Li
IF Shu Okamura
OF Xiao Cui
OF Jingfeng Lai
OF Zhenhong Lu

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
P Fernando Rodney
P Santiago Casilla
P Octavio Dotel
P Pedro Figueroa
P Kelvin Herrera
P Alexi Ogando
P Joel Peralta
P Wandy Rodriguez
P Esmil Rogers
P Pedro Strop
P Edinson Volquez
C Miguel Olivo
C Carlos Santana
IF Robinson Cano
IF Edwin Encarnacion
IF Miguel Tejada
IF Jose Reyes
IF Adrian Beltre
IF Erick Aybar
IF Hanley Ramirez
OF Melky Cabrera
OF Nelson Cruz
OF Carlos Gomez

AUSTRALIA
P Ryan Rowland-Smith
P Adam Bright
P Tim Kennelly
P Steven Kent
P Peter Moylan
P Chris Oxspring
P Andrew Russell
P Dushan Ruzic
P Warwick Saupold
P Ryan Searle
P Clayton Tanner
P Brad Thomas
P Matthew Williams
P Brendan Wise
C Allan de San Miguel
C Matt Kennelly
IF James Beresford
IF Josh Davies
IF Brad Harman
IF Justin Huber
IF Luke Hughes
IF Mike Walker
IF Stefan Welch
OF Corey Adamson
OF Mitch Dening
OF David Kandilas
OF Joshua Roberts
OF Chris Snelling

BRAZIL
P Andre Rienzo
P Gabriel Asakura
P Noris Chacon
P Rafael Fernandes
P Luiz Gohara
P Murilo Gouvea
P Hugo Kanabushi
P Kesley Kondo
P Rafael Moreno
P Oscar Nakaoshi
P Thyago Vieira
P Carlos Yoshimura
C Bruno Hirata
IF Felipe Burin
IF Alan Fanhoni
IF Iago Januario
IF Daniel Matsumoto
IF Pedro Okuda
IF Leonardo Reginatto
IF Lucas Rojo
IF Marcio Tanaka
OF Tiago Magalhaes
OF Mike Magario
OF JC Muniz
OF Paulo Orlando
OFJean Tome

CANADA
P Phillippe Aumont
P John Axford
P Jesse Crain
P Jim Henderson
P Shawn Hill
P Chris Leroux
P Trystan Magnuson
P Scott Mathieson
P Andrew Albers
P Jameson Taillon
P Scott Richmond
P Dustin Molleken
P Mark Hardy
C Chris Robinson
C Russell Martin
IF Jonathan Malo
IF Cale Iorg
IF Taylor Green
IF Brett Lawrie
IF Justin Morneau
IF Pete Orr
IF Jimmy Van Ostrand
OF Rene Tosoni
OF Tyson Gillies
OF Adam Loewen
OF Michael Saunders

CHINESE TAIPEI
P Hung-Chih Kuo
P Chien-Ming Wang
P Hung-Wen Chen
P Yi-Hao Lin
P Chia-Jen Lo
P Ching Lung Lo
P Wei-Lun Pan
P Jen-Ho Tseng
P Ching-Ming Wang
P I-Cheng Wang
P Yao-Lin Wang
P Yao-Hsun Yang
C Ta-Hung Cheng
C Chih-Kang Kao
C Hung-Yu Lin
IF Chiang-Ho Chen
IF Yung-Chi Chen
IF Yen-Wen Kuo
IF Chih-Shen Lin
IF Han Lin
IF Cheng-Ming Ping
OF Chien-Ming Chang
OF Szu-Chi Chou
OF Che-Hsuan Lin
OF Wu-Hsiung Pan
OF Dai-KangYang

CUBA
P Freddy Alvarez
P Odrisamer Despaigne
P Vladimir Garcia
P Norberto Gonzalez
P Yander Guevara
P Raciel Iglesias
P Ismel Jimenez
P Darien Nunez
P Vicyohandrys Odelin
P Wilber Perez
P Alexander Rodriguez
C Yulexis La Rosa
C Frank Morejon
C Erier Sanchez
IF Jose Abreu
IF Erisbel Arruebarruena
IF Danny Betancourt
IF Jose Fernandez
IF Yulieski Gonzalez
IF Yulieski Gourriel
IF Andy Ibanez
IF Luis Rivera
OF Alexei Bell
OF Rusney Castillo
OF Frederich Cepeda
OF Alfredo Despaigne
OF Guillermo Heredia
OF Yadiel Hernandez

ITALY
P Jason Grilli
P Chris Cooper
P Yovany D’Amico
P Tiago Da Silva
P Alex Maestri
P John Mariotti
P Luca Panerati
P Nick Pugliese
P Dan Serafini
P Brian Sweeney
P Matt Torra
C Drew Butera
C Francisco Cervelli
C Tyler LaTorre
IF Anthony Rizzo
IF Alex Liddi
IF Jeff Bianchi
IF Chris Colabello
IF Anthony Granato
IF Nick Punto
IF Alessandro Vaglio
OF Lorenzo Avagnina
OF Mario Chiarini
OF Chris Denorfia

MEXICO
P Alfredo Aceves
P Luis Ayala
P Marco Estrada
P Yovani Gallardo
P Miguel Gonzalez
P David Hernandez
P Rodrigo Lopez
P Luis Mendoza
P Oliver Perez
P Sergio Romo
P Fernando Salas
C Rod Barajas
C Ali Solis
IF Alfredo Amezaga
IF Jorge Cantu
IF Luis Cruz
IF Danny Espinosa
IF Adrian Gonzalez
IF Edgar Gonzalez
IF Ramiro Pena
OF Karim Garcia

NETHERLANDS
P David Bergman
P Robbie Cordemans
P Bayron Cornelisse
P Jonatan Isenia
P Jair Jurrjens
P Diegomar Markwell
P Shairon Martis
P Tom Stuifbergen
P JC Sulbaran
P Berry Van Driel
P Loek Van Mil
P Orlando Yntema
C Spencer Kieboom
IF Xander Bogaerts
IF Yurendell de Caster
IF Jurickson Profar
IF Jonathan Schoop
IF Andrelton Simmons
IF Curt Smith
IF Hainley Statia
IF Nick Urbanus
OF Wladimir Balentien
OF Randolph Oduber
OF Roger Bernadina
OF Andruw Jones
OF Kalian Sams

PUERTO RICO
P Giancarlo Alvarado
P Jose Berrios
P Hiram Burgos
P Fernando Cabrera
P Xavier Cedeno
P Jose De La Torre
P Nelson Figueroa
P Dicky Gonzalez
P Javier Lopez
P JC Romero
P Hector Santiago
P Giovanni Soto
P Javier Vazquez
C Yadier Molina
C Martin Maldonado
C Jose Molina
IF Mike Aviles
IF Ivan De Jesus
IF Irving Falu
IF Luis Figueroa
IF Andy Gonzalez
IF Carlos Rivera
IF Pedro Valdes
OF Jesus Feliciano
OF Carlos Beltran
OF Angel Pagan
OF Alex Rios
OF Eddie Rosario

SPAIN
P Ricardo Andres
P Jose Cruz
P Sammy De Los Santos
P Eric Gonzalez
P Ivan Granados
P Ricardo Hernandez
P Remigio Leaf
P Eddie Morlan
P Leslie Nacar
P Antonio Noguera
P Manuel Olivera
P Richard Salazar
P Nick Schumacher
C Leo Hernandez
C Adrian Nieto
C Blake Ochoa
IF Barbaro Canizares
IF Paco Figueroa
IF Jesus Golindano
IF Nestor Perez
IF Juan Salazar
IF Yunesky Sanchez
OF Engel Beltre
OF Daniel Figueroa
OF Yasser Gomez
OF Daniel Martinez
OF Gabe Suarez
DH Rafael Alvarez

VENEZUELA
P Henderson Alvarez
P Ronald Belisario
P Enrique Gonzalez
P Felix Hernandez
P Cesar Jimenez
P Jose Mijares
P Francisco Rodriguez
P Anibal Sanchez
P Carlos Zambrano
C Ramon Hernandez
C Miguel Montero
C Salvador Perez
IF Elvis Andrus
IF Asdrubal Cabrera
IF Miguel Cabrera
IF Pablo Sandoval
IF Marco Scutaro
OF Carlos Gonzalez
OF Gerardo Parra
OF Martin Prado

South Korea
P Woo-chan Cha
P Woo Jun Chang
P Tae-Hyon Chong
P Won-Sam Jang
P Yong-Chan Lee
P Kyung Eun Noh
P Seung Hwan Oh
P Jae Seo
P Seung-Lak Son
P Wonsang Yoo
P Hi-Sang Yoon
P Suk-Min Yoon
C Kab-Yong Jin
C Min-Ho Kang
IF Jeong Choi
IF Keun-Woo Jeong
IF Jung-Ho Kang
IF Sangsu Kim
IF Tae-Kyun Kim
IF Dae-Ho Lee
IF Seung-Yeop Lee
IF Si-Hyun Son
OF Jun-woo Jeon
OF Hyun-Soo Kim
OF Jin-Young Lee
OF Yong-Kyu Lee
OF Ahseop Son

Sunny on the other side

21 Feb

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Finally the time has come baseball fans! That’s right, spring training will start tomorrow kicking off a month of games which will be played in Arizona and Florida. If you didn’t know the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues have mixed teams from both leagues. Also, releasing March 5, is MLB 13 The Show, the hit baseball video game for the Ps3 and the Ps Vita. Opening day is to start on April 1.

Breaking: Indians sign Michael Bourn for 4 years/$48M

12 Feb

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Michael born will now be joining Nick Swisher. and Trevor Bauer in Cleveland as he has just now signed a four years $48 million contract with the Cleveland Indians. Bourn, 30 years old last year had 171 hits and 42 stolen bases. Bourn will be joining Nick Swisher in the outfield and playing center field. I expect the Indians to be very good because now they have a new manager in Terry Francona, a very good pitcher in Trevor Bauer and a good outfield which now consists of Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn.

Ryan Braun on same PED list as A-Rod, Gio Gonzalez and Nelson Cruz

6 Feb

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Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has been linked to the Miami PED clinic along with Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli and Orioles 3rd baseman Danny Valencia. Last week the story broke out that Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzales, Nelson Cruz were linked to the same list. They also released a statement saying those were not the only names, there were 1300 other names linked to the steroid clinic in Miami. What makes this very interesting is that Ryan Braun last year failed a drug test and then won his appeal which had never been done before. If Ryan Braun get suspended the Brewers and fantasy baseball owners everywhere will be in trouble. This does not mean Braun took steroids but was linked to the many names that were in Mr. Tony Bosch’s journal.

A-Rod apparently personally injected

2 Feb

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More details have emerged in the Miami steroid case. Apparently on “Outside the Lines” details came out that the owner of the anti-aging clinic, Mr.Bosch, personally injected Alex Rodriguez at his waterfront home in Miami. If this is true Rodriguez will now be even more hated than Barry Bonds who lied in front of a federal court. If this is not true, Rodriguez can sue the clinic an maybe even shut it down. No other information has come out about the other players who were involved in the case.

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