Friday, April 23, 2010

Kelvim Escobar Video

If you were wondering what Ex-Jays, Angels and Mets P Kelvim Escobar is up to.  Great Video!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kevin Millar update; if you were wondering!

According to reports, Kevin Millar will join the MLB Network as an analyst.  Millar is heard quite often on XM Radio and the "Best Damn Sports Show" and is perfect for the role of breaking down teams, stories and other baseball related topics.

Don't look now, but the Padres lead the National League West this morning!

For those who haven't looked at the stat leaders so far, here are some early leaders you would least expect after last season.

Batting Average:
Royals OF Scott Podsednik leads the AL with an .449 AVG

Blue Jays OF Vernon Wells is 5th in AL average at .339 with 14 runs scored (T-1st in AL), 12 RBI (T-5th) and 7 home runs (|T-1st).

Nationals C Ivan Rodriguez leads the NL in average (.444)

Marlins INF Jorge Cantu leads the NL in RBI (18)

Congrats to the Phillies Roy Halladay, who is now 4-0 for the first time in his career; Halladay dominated the Braves last night going the distance in a 2-0 win.  Halladay now sports a 0.82 ERA after the 4 games, and is well on his way to a Cy Young.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Jays acquire Lewis

The Giants and Jays hooked up again on another trade, as the Jays acquired OF Fred Lewis for future considerations.  Lewis hit .258 last season with the Giants with only 4 home runs.  The Jays and Giants traditionally don't make deals, but have so in the past few seasons with the likes of Shea Hillenbrand and Vinnie Chulk going from the Jays to the Giants and Jeremy Accardo, Merkin Valdez and now Fred Lewis coming to Toronto.

Lewis will be a bench player for the team and can steal and base every now and then.  A great defensive replacement, Lewis is a good fit.

In his brief career, Lewis has hit .277 with 16 home runs and 81 RBI in 326 games, all with the Giants.  He was talked about in San Fran as a 5-tool player that just needs to put it together.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Welcome back Reyes!

Mets fans, Jose Reyes is back!  In the lineup that is.  Saturday's starting lineup is out, and Jose Reyes is back in the leadoff postion for the Mets.  Talk of a change in the lineup was asked all winter long to Mets management , but when the team looked at the big picture, Reyes spot at the top of the lineup was where he belonged, and both the Mets and Reyes knew that was the best decision.  In 2009, an injured Reyes appeared in 35 games at the leadoff spot and hit .281.  He had 146 at-bats, 41 hits, 2 home runs, 15 RBI and only 11 stolen bases compared to the 2008 season when he dominated the league hitting .297.  That year in 688 at-bats, Reyes had 204 hits, 16 home runs, 68 RBI and 56 stolen bases. 

The Mets need a healthy Reyes and today is the first chance to see if that will happen.