Wednesday, April 22, 2009

MLB News, Notes, Stats, and Opinion

The Florida Marlins may have gotten off to a 11-1 start but they do not impress me at all. The media has given them too much credit just because they got off to a good start. They have lost their last two games and are now 11-3.

The Marlins got off to a great start mainly because they played the lowly Washington Nationals six times already. They have now come back down to earth and are in danger of getting swept by the Pirates today.

The Marlins will have a tougher schedule after today as they will play the Phillies, Mets, and Cubs next.

Matt Holliday of the A's has gotten off to a terrible start with his new team. He is batting .265 with zero homers. Did playing his home games at Coors Field play a factor in his stats the last few years in Colorado? If he continues to struggle like this, GM Billy Beane will have a hard time trading him in the summer.

The A's only have four homers this season. Their offense was supposed to be better this season but it has been terribly ineffective.

Jason Giambi is batting .229 with zero homers.

Giambi's former team, the Yankees, are also struggling. They really miss Alex Rodriguez's bat.

Cody Ransom has replaced A-Rod at third base but he is batting .159.

The Dodgers have the best lineup from top to bottom in the NL.

Giants fans were chanting for Manny yesterday but not for Manny Ramirez but for Manny Pacquiao, the boxing champion and superstar. He was there at the ballpark last night to throw out the first pitch to another Filipino, Tim Lincecum. It was Filipino Heritage Night last night in San Francisco.

Carlos Quentin of the White Sox is leading the majors in homers with seven.

The Royals might have a Cy Young candidate in Zack Greinke who is 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA.

The Mariners are in first place in the AL West but they don't have much offense. They miss the bat of Raul Ibanez who is now with the Phillies.

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