And yet the AL East is 36-42 against the AL West.
I'm going to list (MY) A-Team, B-Team and C-Team. It's just amazing how talented the AL East is and I'm not sure any divison can match this talent.
Players who just missed the cut:
Rios, Hill, Damon, Gardner, Navarro, Burrell and Matsui
All in all...I'm not sure everyone will agree on the pitching rotations, lineups and everything like that, but I'm 100% sure that no baseball fan around here can come up with 3 rotations along with 3 lineups that can compete with these 3 lineups...I could amost make a bet on it. Thats only because the AL East is stacked with nothing but talent, potential along with all star types of players.
Middle relief-J.P Howell
Last edited by DefenseWinsChampionships2; 07-03-2009 at 01:24 PM.
And yet the AL East is 36-42 against the AL West.
Is it fair that Lester made both the B & C team? Also, Adam Jones may be better then Upton.
Last edited by LockeJET; 07-03-2009 at 01:19 PM.
What is Romero doing on the first team?
Great arm and all...but what?
Lester and Burnett should replace Garza and Romero.
Adam Jones >> injured BJ Upton
Hill should be on the B Team.
Ellsbury should beat out Drew on the B team...
Plus, the pitching on all the B-C teams are weaker than SUPER TALENTED, especially C.
Garza is 6-5, 104 innings pitched, 81 hits allowed, 42 walks/88 K's, .214 batting average against with a 3.45 era after 16 starts (Average of 6.5 innings per start) Has allowed 14 HR's.
Lester is 7-6, 99.1 innings pitched, 100 hits allowed, 30 walks/104 K's, .261 batting average against with a 4.35 era after 16 starts (Average of 6.1 innings per start) Has allowed 13 HR's.
Burnett is 6-4, 96 innings pitched, 83 hits allowed, 48 walks/95 K's, .236 batting average against with a 3.84 era after 16 starts (Average of 6 innings per start) Has allowed 13 HR's.
As of right now, none of those pitchers can bump Garza from the starting rotation (In my eyes).
As far as overall talent and POTENTIAL goes, I'm going...
(All 25 years of age or younger)
BJ Upton isn't injured anymore...Just look @ what he did during the month of June.
upton isn't even batting 250.. but hes better than jones because of his 2007 numbers
- Jones is better then Upton, sorry.
- Posada is better then Varitek, and I'd take Wieters upside over any of them if I was building a team.
- Romero is not a Top 5 starter in the AL East. I'd take pretty much the entire B team rotation over him except maybe Guthrie. I'd probably take Shields over Garza as well.
- Aaron Hill is probably the best 2B in the AL East right now, that he's left off entirely is insane.
This thread was just something to have fun with...I really don't care for arguing on "who's better" as far as Upton/Jones go because in my eyes, they are both special talents and Upton started off slow and thats the reason for his average a little under .250 but all you gotta do is look @ what Upton did in June and he simply dominated like Jones has yet to do here in 2009 as a rookie. Look @ what he did against the Red Sox during the ALCS...He dominated like no other. By the time the season is over, I could make an Avatar Bet/Sig Bet that Upton will have the better batting average when it's all said and done...I would have you all rocking TB avatars for 2 months.
If you all can come up with 3 better rotations, lineups...Go ahead, I have yet to see someone come up with 3 lineups but just remember one thing, any baseball fan can argue these rotations or lineups like no tomorrow.
I'm just amazed at the overall talent of the AL East and compared to other divisons...It's not even close.
Only because Upton's not the better player right now..I really don't care for arguing on "who's better" as far as Upton/Jones
Well, since everyone called me out on taking Upton on the A-Team over Jones, guess what? Upton just earned the honors for AL Player of the month!
B.J. Upton just hit for .324, 34 hits, 10 doubles, 5 HR's, 22 RBI's, .395 on base % with a slugging % of .562 to along with 14 stolen bases during the month of June.
Adam Jones only hit for .229, 22 hits, 4 doubles, 1 HR, 8 RBI's, .286 on bae % with a slugging % of .323 to go along with 1 stolen base during the month of June.
Upton's numbers has been going up each and every month of the year, Adam Jones? His numbers have been going down.
It's not how you start, it's how you finish...Just remember that.
Adam Jones? He's a rookie who got off to a red hot start during April but guess what? His numbers have been dropping during the months of May and June.
So yeah, as of right now...Upton is the much better ball player.
Vartiek over Posada made me laugh.
I'm confident in Uptons ability to out perform Jones...Will you put your money where your mouth is?
If I win the bet...I'll have you rocking a BJ Upton Avatar along with a Tampa Bay Rays sig...If you win, I'll rock whatever you come up with.
Something tells me that you and all your baseball Knowledge wants nothing to do with this bet.
The sig/avatar Bet would last for 2 whole months, the loser gotta sport the Avatar/Sig for 2 full months