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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Season 30 Preview - NL West

Season 29 Standings
1. Helena 100-62
2. Honolulu 95-67
3. San Francisco 81-81
4. Los Angeles 54-108

Team Previews

Helena
Arrivals - Ralph Jennings (FA), Cody Dye (FA), Itchy Penis (Trade),
Departures - Paulie Fox (FA), Donaldo Segui (FA)
Net Effect - Neutral
Status - Competing
Prediction - Might be the last chance at a World Series before an aging pitching staff breaks down. Solid in all facets and anything less than 1st would be a disappointment.

Honolulu
Arrivals - Rube Swann (Trade), Cesar Reyes (Trade), Paulie Fox (FA), Benito Melian (FA)
Departures - Roger Karl (FA), Frank Zhang (FA), Jeff Ruebel (FA)
Net Effect - neutral
Status - competing
Prediction - Another squad getting on in years. Anything less than 2nd would be surprising and anything less than a playoff berth would be a disappointment. One bad season and this franchise could start to rebuild.

San Francisco
Arrivals - Rafael Escobar (FA), Mac Knott (FA), Pedro Maduro (FA)
Departures - Adam Tucker (Trade)
Net Effect - Positive
Status - Competing, one year away?
Prediction - One of the more active teams in Free Agency, but still in a very tough division. They have a shot at a Wild Card, but between Honolulu, Helena, and the NL North, the chance is remote.

Los Angeles
Arrivals - Bubbles Judd (FA), Albert Nelson (FA), Tyson Lollar (FA), Rabbit Floyd (Waivers)
Departures - Ralph Jennings (FA)
Net Effect - Positive
Status - Evil Empire 2.0
Prediction - Last place in a difficult division

MVP Watch - Gary Woodward (if he moves from 2B), Don ChenZachrey Betancourt
Cy Young Watch - Sammy "Gramps" Iglesias

ROY Watch - one of LA guys, if promoted

Monday, November 18, 2013

Season 30 Preview - NL South

Season 29 Standings
1. Montgomery - 83-79
2. Tampa - 79-83
3. Houston - 77-85
4. Memphis - 72-90

Team Previews

Montgomery
Arrivals - Mateo Valbuena (FA),
Departures - Geraldo Mendez (Trade), Quinton Trammell (Trade), Rube Swann (Trade), Ivy Latham (Trade)
Net Effect - Negative
Status - Re-building?
Prediction - First to worst? Probably not, but they have begun to re-build and are sure to win less games in season 30. 3rd is my guess as they continue to sell.

Santa Fe (Tampa)
Arrivals - Don Iwamura (Trade), Luis Lopez (FA), Timothy Bryant (FA)
Departures - Ray Wallace (FA), Julio Lopez (FA), Sammy Gandarilla (FA), Gustavo Melo (FA)
Net Effect - neutral, maybe slightly positive
Status - competing
Prediction - A very good team on paper, but bats is cursed by the blog and picked on by WIS so you never know. Should make the playoffs, as long as they are injury free.

Houston
Arrivals - Yorman Molina (Trade), Davy Moreno (Trade), Eugene Holmes (Trade)
Departures - none
Net Effect - positive
Status - competing
Prediction - A battle with Santa Fe for 1st, but I like their pitching staff a little more so I'll give them the edge. Plus, bats is bound to have multiple injuries.

Memphis
Arrivals - none
Departures - Rabbit Floyd (Released),
Net Effect - neutral
Status - re-building
Prediction - 4th and another season of building for the future.



MVP Watch - Midre CervantesDavy Moreno
Cy Young Watch - Willis Floyd

ROY Watch - Dwight Charlton