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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By oaktownmojo on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 11:11 am:

I know it is only halfway through the season but I am enjoying watching big spending teams fail while middle and small spending teams are playing great baseball.

Some examples:

Chicago White Sox $75 million - 1 st place
Washington Nationals $48 million - 1st place
San Diego Padres $63 million - 1st place
Cleveland $41 million and playing exciting baseball
Toronto $45 million and playing tough baseball
A's $55 million and playing great

On the other hand
Yankees $200 million - playing better but still in 3rd place
Giants $90 million and looking just awful. Heading toward last place
Mets - $101 million and in last place
Seattle $87 million and stuck in last place

What does everyone think?

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By bubba69 on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 12:27 pm:

Can you do this when it all over and see how they finish! Then it will be funny....Teams who spend will be dealing over the next couple of weeks to try and get better.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By drummer510 on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 02:36 pm:

I think the teams that are in first actually know how to use their money to make a well rounded team. The gap between their best player and their worst is tiny in comparison to the large payroll teams. All the first place teams have all the tools right now. Let's see if they can last.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By raiderjohn on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 03:54 pm:

It's nice to see things like that. I know a lot of my friends who double as Giants fans were excited about this coming season, boy Bonds is worth every penny as that team psychologically and physically depend on that guy for their swagger he's gone and it's all gone for them. Seattle without pitching wasn't going to do much this year. Losing Madritsch before the season made a sore spot sorer, couple that with Beltre's slow start, well you got a last place team. Beltran has been playing the shits for NY, Martinez has been lights though, what a waste. Washington is the biggest surprise to date. When you expect them to stumble to come right back. Not too surprised with the Sox, they finally have a team built to match Guillen's personality. Speed and aggressiveness.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By eyleenn on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 08:07 pm:

What happened to Madritsch?

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By raiderjohn on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 08:25 am:

Tore a ligament in his shoulder during the spring. He was a quality pitcher for them last year.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By oaktownfan on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 08:35 am:

Seattle was supposed to have this great pitching in the future, what happened to them.

Pienero/Meche are already here but they're aren't top quality although Pienero looked like a stud a few years ago. They had Soriano and didn't they have some 6'10" pitched they named little unit who was a first rounder. I think his name was Ryan Anderson, did he bust in the minors?

Guess there's a difference between those pitching prospects and the ones the A's have brought up like Harden/Blanton who have actually been living up to the hype. Hopefully Jason Windsor/Dallas Branden and the A's other pitching prospects live up to the hype.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By raiderjohn on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 09:30 am:

Meche and Piniero were never top shelf guys they have always been behind Moyer and Garcia, now that Moyer is older and Garcia is gone, they are being put in a position where they shouldn't be 1 and 2 guys. Anderson blew out his arm. Soriano is nothing more than a middle reliever possibly a closer. The guy everyone's watching now is 18 year old Felix Hernandez...or is he 19. He's at Triple A now, could that be a problem, we have Braden and Windsor in double a. Other teams hurry their prospects up. Both Braden and Windsor are in their early 20's with college experience and they are in double a.


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