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Posted Sunday, February 27, 2011 09:11 AM

Is Tim Hudson as good as Roy Halladay?

First off, you wont find a bigger Halladay fan than me.  The only jersey I wear during baseball season is his.  I think he's the best in the game right now.  I think a lot of people would tend to agree with me on that too.  If we were to name some more top of the line starting pitchers, we'd be talking, in no particular order, Lincecum, King Felix, Sabathia, Oswalt, Lee, Wainwright, Lester.  The usual bunch.  Not often does anyone mention Tim Hudson.

I recently got my first baseball preview book of the year and was shocked at the numbers though.

Games - Halladay 346, Hudson 345
Games Started - Hudson 344, Halladay 320
Wins - Halladay 169, Hudson 165
Losses - Halladay 86, Hudson 87
IP - Halladay 2297.1, Hudson 2288.1
ERA - Halladay 3.32, Hudson 3.42
WHIP - Halladay 1.18, Hudson 1.25
BAA - Hudson .250, Halladay .254
Hits Allowed - Hudson 2147, Halladay 2228
HR Allowed - Hudson 184, Halladay 196

If anything, there's a shit load of value available on Hudson.  Numbers that are just as good as Halladay's....but no pub for it!



Posted Monday, January 10, 2011 04:21 PM

Ravens and Packers have to go against history

No NFC 6th Seed has ever made it to the Super Bowl.  Only one has ever made it to the NFC Championship.

No AFC 5th Seed has ever won the Super Bowl.  Only one 5th Seed has made it to the Super Bowl & that was New England in the 1985-86 season.  Only four 5th seeds have even made it to the AFC Championship.

The 6th seed has been around since 1990, the 5th seed has been around since 1978.



Posted Thursday, September 09, 2010 02:49 PM

Revenge's NFL Season Predictions

AFC East
New England Patriots
Miami Dolphins
New York Jets
Buffalo Bills

The Patriots had the 5th best points against in the NFL last season.  That's because Bill Belichick is the best defensive minded head coach in the NFL.  This is also the season Patriots fans have been waiting for since Brady was injured.  A full season under his belt, time to shine.  They're also under the radar which seems to fuel the Patriots every year.  The Dolphins rebound from last year's sophomore slump.  Hell, I could see these 2 playing in Week 17 on the Sunday Nighter to determine who wins the division.  Wid Card nod to Miami.  Jets enter their sophomore season, history & statistics say they'll take a step back this year before propelling forward next season.  And the Bills....they might win two games.  Might.

AFC North
Baltimore Ravens
Pittsburgh Steelers
Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland Browns

The Ravens are the class of the NFL.  With Hiush added to the receiving core, they now have a scary passing game to go with a great rushing game & a scary defense.  Watch out.  Steelers and Bengals may both end up 8-8 as Cincy enters their sophomore season and the Steelers....I just dont like what they've lost.  And the Browns.

AFC South
Houston Texans
Indianapolis Colts
Tennessee Titans
Jacksonville Jaguars

Yes thats right I have the Texans win... [More]

Posted Monday, March 29, 2010 02:31 PM

What are your MLB playoff predictions?

We're a week away from baseball starting up, let's get a thread filled with everyone's projections for the season & see who can get the closest at season's end - who will make the playoffs?  Win eh World Series?  Try and get the Award winners right too if you'd like...don't need to give reasoning if you choose not to.

My Predictions:
AL East Champ - New York
AL Central Champ - Chicago
AL West Champ - Seattle
AL Wildcard - Tampa Bay
AL Champion - Chicago

NL East Champ - Philadelphia
NL Central Champ - St. Louis
NL West Champ - Arizona
NL Wildcard - Los Angeles
NL Champion - Philadelphia

World Series Champion - Philadelphia

AL MVP - Derek Jeter
NL MVP - Albert Pujols
AL Cy Young - Jake Peavy
NL Cy Young - Roy Halladay
AL Rookie of the Year - Brian Matusz
NL Rookie of the Year - Alcides Escobar
AL Manager of the Year - Don Wakamatsu
NL Manager of the Year - A.J. Hinch



Posted Thursday, March 11, 2010 09:19 AM

Apologies are getting tiresome

So the Browns release Derek Anderson & he lashes out by sayign that Cleveland doesnt deserve a winner & that he'll never forget being cheered when he was injured.

Then he apologizes for saying it.  Why would you apologize?  There are 32 teams in this league and he will NEVER play with cleveland again so who gives a fuck what browns fans think of him?

I'm getting tired of the daily apologies that athletes make to try and smooth over something harsh they've said.  If you ask me, I have even less respect for them when they apologize.  A few harsh words here & there makes things interesting, why does everyone need to be in love with each other?



Posted Sunday, February 14, 2010 09:25 AM

Seattle Mariners to win World Series (+1600)

I'm slowly going through each team as I get ready for the Season and I love the odds on Seattle coming out of nowhere.  The pitching staff in Seattle is the best in the American League.  Let's look at last year's numbers:

1st in ERA in AL, 3.87 Lowest amount of relief appearances in the Majors, 413 1st in Intentional Walks in the Majors, 13 1st in Opposing Average in AL, .247 1st in Hits Allowed, 1359 1st in Runs Allowed, 692 1st in Earned Runs Allowed, 625

Less hits, less intentional walks, less runs - if you have a decent offense, that should me a lot of wins.  But all of these fantastic numbers should go even lower with the addition of Cliff Lee.  A nasty 1-2 punch in the rotation.  Ryan Rowland-Smith should continue impressing in the rotation.  David Aardsma seems to have found a grove in the closer role and Mark Lowe has become quite durabe as the setup man.  The addition of hard throwing Brandon League should improve the bullpen in situational relief appearances.  Ian Snell was a solid 5-2 with a 4.20 ERA after coming over from Pittsburgh.

Flipping to the offense, I love thew new look.  Chone Figgins will make a fantastic first two men in the order with the best leadoff man in baseball, Ichiro.  This team was tied with the White Sox for the lowest batting average in the American League at .258.  Keep in mind though that was also the Phillies' batting average last season.  T... [More]

Posted Tuesday, November 11, 2008 08:23 AM

OFFICIAL STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 10 - NE & NYJ switch spots

NFL Tiebreaking rules state that standings shall be deemed by winning percentage & not by record.  When teams have the same winning percentage, the following tiebreakers shall be used:   First, any teams that are tied within the same division, must be seperated by the following tiebreakers:   1) Head-to-Head 2) Best winning percentage within division 3) Best winning percentage in common games 4) Best winning percentage in conference games 5) Strength of Victory   After seperating the division teams, we break ties for conference standings....   1) Head-to-Head 2) Best winning percentage within conference 3) Best winning percentage in common games, minimum of 4 4) Strength of victory   That means that if there are 6 teams tied with the same winning percentage and there are 2 from 3 different divisions, the tie breaker for the division must be made first and the losers of the tiebreakers fall down 3 spots and are put in to a tiebreaker with other division tiebreaker losers.  So, here are the current OFFICIAL standings.....   AFC
1) 9-0 Tennessee
2) 6-3 Pittsburgh [PIT (.833) has better conference percentage than NE (.571)...PIT defeated BAL in Week 4]
3) 6-3 New England [NE defeated NYJ in Week 2]
4) 5-4 Denver
5) 6-3 Baltimore [BAL (.667) has better conference percentage than NYJ (.571)]
6) 6-3 New York J.   7) 5-4 Indianapolis [IND (.600) has better conference percentage than MIA (.571)]<... [More]

Posted Wednesday, November 05, 2008 11:13 AM

If I were General Manager of the Toronto Blue Jays

First we'd have to go over our roster, right now the team looks like this....   C - Rod Barajas 1B - Lyle Overbay 2B - Aaron Hill, Joe Inglett SS - Marco Scutaro, John McDonald 3B - Scott Rolen LF - Adam Lind CF - Vernon Wells RF - Alex Rios DH - Travis Snider   SP - Roy Halladay, Jesse Litsch, Dustin McGowan (May), Casey Janssen RP - B.J. Ryan, Scott Downs, Jeremy Accardo, Jesse Carlson, Brian Tallet, Brandon League, Jason Frasor, Shawn Camp   The backup catcher is going to come from within so we don't need to worry there.  An upgrade at first base would be a good idea so I'd make it known that I would trade Lyle Overbay and be willing to pay the majority of his salary to get rid of him.   Aaron Hill, who was brought through the system as a shortstop, would be told to prepare to move back.  That would let Joe Inglett continue to start at second base and Scott Rolen at third.  Joe McDonald would be my late inning defensive replacement & Marco Scutaro would be my fill in for players to have the day off.   The outfield looks great right now but we could use another bat.  I would look at the possibility of seeing if Adam Lind or Travis Snider could take over at first base once Lyle Overbay is shipped out of town.  That would open up an outfield or DH spot for a solid bat.   We need at least 1 Free Agent starter and could fill McGowan's spot till May from within.  But two free agent starters woul... [More]

Posted Monday, November 03, 2008 11:43 PM

OFFICIAL STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 9 - Cowgirls &amp; Bills out, Jets &amp; Bucs in

NFL Tiebreaking rules state that standings shall be deemed by winning percentage & not by record.  When teams have the same winning percentage, the following tiebreakers shall be used:   First, any teams that are tied within the same division, must be seperated by the following tiebreakers:   1) Head-to-Head 2) Best winning percentage within division 3) Best winning percentage in common games 4) Best winning percentage in conference games 5) Strength of Victory   After seperating the division teams, we break ties for conference standings....   1) Head-to-Head 2) Best winning percentage within conference 3) Best winning percentage in common games, minimum of 4 4) Strength of victory   That means that if there are 6 teams tied with the same winning percentage and there are 2 from 3 different divisions, the tie breaker for the division must be made first and the losers of the tiebreakers fall down 3 spots and are put in to a tiebreaker with other division tiebreaker losers.  So, here are the current OFFICIAL standings.....   AFC
1) 8-0 Tennessee
2) 6-2 Pittsburgh
3) 5-3 New York J. [NYJ (.667) has better division percentage than NE (.500) & BUF (.000)]
4) 4-4 Denver
5) 5-3 Baltimore [BAL (.625) has better conference percentage than NE (.500)]
6) 5-3 New England [NE (.500) has better division percentage than BUF (.000)]   7) 5-3 Buffalo
8) 4-4 Indianapolis [IND (.600) has better confere... [More]

Posted Thursday, October 30, 2008 04:36 PM

Where are the major names going to sign?

For those of us that didn't have a rooting interest in the playoffs, the time we've been waiting for is finally here.  Time for players to opt out, declare free agency, be traded & change the landscape for the 2009 season.  Let's go over some of the names expected out there....   A.J. Burnett Apparently he'll decide by Monday whether to opt out or not.  I didn't think it woudl take this long - I figured he'd opt out at the first possible chance.  Not a chance he remains in Toronto but J.P. Ricciardi will probably toss 3 years & $45 million at him or 4 years & $54 million.  He'll decline both.  I see Burnett wearing pinstripes next year.  The Yankees will make yet another pin headed decision by giving him 5 years & 16+ million a season.  Then he'll injure his pinky or get a hangnail and miss 2 months.  Have fun New York.  Don't worry though, he'll have a fantastic season in his contract year.   C.C. Sabathia The Yankees' #1 target in the offseason and I'm positive he'll turn them down.  We're talking about a guy who just built a luxurious dream home in California.  Possibly in Los Angeles, but I'm not certain.  I see both LA clubs making the pursue but C.C. has made it known he'd like to swing the bat & I expect him to be wearing Dodger Blue next year.   Prince Fielder Rumor has it they'll listen to offers.  ESPN The Magazine says they could trade him for pitc... [More]

Posted Monday, October 27, 2008 11:38 PM

OFFICIAL STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 8 - JAX, TB out...BAL, DAL in

NFL Tiebreaking rules state that standings shall be deemed by winning percentage & not by record.  When teams have the same winning percentage, the following tiebreakers shall be used:   First, any teams that are tied within the same division, must be seperated by the following tiebreakers:   1) Head-to-Head 2) Best winning percentage within division 3) Best winning percentage in common games 4) Best winning percentage in conference games 5) Strength of Victory 6) Strength of Schedule   After seperating the division teams, we break ties for conference standings....   1) Head-to-Head 2) Best winning percentage within conference 3) Best winning percentage in common games, minimum of 4 4) Strength of victory 5) Strength of schedule   That means that if there are 6 teams tied with the same winning percentage and there are 2 from 3 different divisions, the tie breaker for the division must be made first and the losers of the tiebreakers fall down 3 spots and are put in to a tiebreaker with other division tiebreaker losers.  So, here are the current OFFICIAL standings.....   AFC
1) 7-0 Tennessee
2) 5-2 Pittsburgh [PIT (1.00 has better conference percentage than NE (.600)]
3) 5-2 New England [NE (.500) has better division percentage than BUF (.000)]
4) 4-3 Denver
5) 5-2 Buffalo
6) 4-3 Baltimore [BAL (.571) has better conference percentage than NYJ (.500)]   7) 4-3 New York J.
8) 3-4 Miami ... [More]

Posted Friday, October 17, 2008 05:55 PM

The Greatest Baseball Player of All-Time

It's an argument that everyone has an opinion.  From the beginning of baseball lore with Ty Cobb right up to the current day, with stars like Alex Rodriguez and Barry Bonds.  But is there any way to make an educated answer to the question, who is the greatest of all-time?   After a lot of reading online of various lists, from the sporting news to ESPN to the stat book itself, I have compiled five players who are featured at or near the top in all of these lists.  I'm going to go player by player to make a case for them, then tell you my opinion at the end.   Pete Rose Pete is the greatest pure hitter in baseball history.  A mind boggling 4,256 hits in just over 3,500 games.  Rose was selected to the all-star game seventeen times.  A three time world series champion.  He was the NL's Rookie of the Year in 1963, the NL's Most Valuable Player in 1973, and the World Series MVP in 1975.  He shares the record for the longest hitting streak in the National League, a whopping 44 games.  He hit above .300 in fifteen of his twenty four major league seasons and finished as a career .303 hitter.  He holds seventeen different baseball records.  Sure he's got that black cloud over his head because of the gambling problems that have followed him since then but when it came to playing the game, Charlie Hustle was one of the best.   Stan Musial Stan The Man was one of the original hotshots of baseball.  A ... [More]