Thursday, May 31, 2012

NFL Soup.com: The New England Patriot Open To Trading QB Brian Hoyer?

Here is my latest post at NFL Soup.com, looking at Thursday's speculation the New England Patriots are still open to trading backup quarterback Brian Hoyer.

Link:  http://nflsoup.com/?p=26328

1987 Minnesota Twins: The Infielders

In my continuing look at the 1987 Minnesota Twins with this year being the 25th anniversary of their World Series championship, a look at the infielders.


Note: Statistics shown are regular season statistics and are courtesy of Baseball Reference


The Starters

1B- Kent Hrbek (.285, 34 HR, 90 RBI, .389 OBP, .545 SLG)
2B- Steve Lombardozzi (.238, 8 HR, 38 RBI, 5 SB)
SS- Greg Gagne (.265, 10 HR, 40 RBI, 6 SB)
3B- Gary Gaetti (.257, 31 HR, 109 RBI, 10 SB, .303 OBP, .485 SLG)
C-  Tim Laudner (.191, 16 HR, 43 RBI)

The Bench

IF Al Newman
(.221, 0 HR, 29 RBI, 15 SB)

1B/DH Gene Larkin (.266, 4 HR, 28 RBI)
IF/DH Roy Smalley (.275, 8 HR, 34 RBI)
DH Don Baylor (.286, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 49 at-bats)
C Sal Butera (.171, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 122 at-bats)
C Tom Nieto (.200, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 105 at-bats)
C Mark Salas (.378, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 45 at-bats)
IF Chris Pittaro (.333, 1 SB, 12 at-bats)

Notes

- Laudner also played seven regular seasons games at first base, starting three times

- Newman was the primary backup at both second base and shortstop, but also saw action at third base (12 games-3 starts)

- Two of these guys, Lombardozzi and Butera, have sons that currently play in the big leagues, with Lombardozzi's son (Stephen) an infielder/outfielder for the Washington Nationals and Butera's son (Drew) a catcher for the Twins like his father was

-Baylor has gone on to become a major league manager and hitting coach, including being the first manager in Colorado Rockies history, and is currently the hitting coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Since he did not play a defensive position in 1987, I've plugged him in here.

Monday, May 21, 2012

NFL Soup.com: Fantasy Football Inside The Numbers-San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews

Here is my latest post at NFL Soup.com, looking at the 2011 season of San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews and looking ahead to his fantasy value for 2012.

Link: http://nflsoup.com/?p=26073

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bruno Boys Fantasy Football: 2012 "Rebound" Players-RB

Here is another in our series of "rebound" players for fantasy football in 2012, featured at Bruno Boys Fantasy Football, this time focusing on three running backs to watch.

Link: http://www.brunoboys.net/entry/2012-fantasy-football-comeback-players-running-backs/

Bruno Boys Fantasy Football-2012 "Rebound" Players-WR

Here is another part in our series of "rebound" players to watch for in fantasy football in 2012, featured at Bruno Boys Fantasy Football. This edition focuses on wide receivers who are in line to rebound.

Link: http://www.brunoboys.net/entry/2012-fantasy-football-comeback-players-wide-receivers/

Football Nation.com: 2012 Fantasy Football-Rookie Preview: Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu

Here is my latest post at Football Nation, looking at the fantasy potential of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu.

Link: http://www.footballnation.com/content/rookie-fantasy-football-preview-bengals-wr-mohamed-sanu/14736/

Fantasy Daddy.com: Buy And Sell-Pitchers-5/15/12

Here is this week's edition of my fantasy baseball "Buy And Sell" for pitchers, featured at Fantasy Daddy.com.

Link: http://www.fantasydaddy.com/baseball/buy-and-sell/791-fantasy-baseball-buy-and-sell-pitchers-51512.html

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Football Nation.com: San Diego Chargers 2012 Schedule Breakdown

Here is my latest post for Football Nation, analyzing the 2012 regular season schedule for the San Diego Chargers.

Link: http://www.footballnation.com/content/san-diego-chargers-2012-schedule-breakdown-playoffs-horizon/14634/

NFL Soup.com: 2012 NFL Draft Grades-Seattle Seahawks

Here is my latest post at NFL Soup, grading the 2012 NFL Draft for the Seattle Seahawks.

Link: http://nflsoup.com/?p=25403

Bruno Boys Fantasy Football: 2012-Under The Radar Rookies

Here is my latest post at Bruno Boys Fantasy Football, looking at some under the radar rookies that have a chance to make an impact in 2012.

Link: http://www.brunoboys.net/entry/2012-fantasy-football-under-the-radar-rookies/

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