So in taking a few weeks to collect my thoughts on the happenings in MLB, I have found a few interesting nuggets I thought were worth sharing:
- The Detroit Tigers are currently sporting a bullpen of Denny Bautista, Jason Grilli, Bobby Seay, Zach Miner, and Aquilino Lopez to go along with Todd Jones as the incumbent at the back of the 'pen. Can somebody pass the baton to Dombrowski and let him know that pitching is what wins?
- Christian Guzman is hitting .322, which is exactly where he left off in 2007! Over his last 240 ABs, he has hit a combined .326 and if he has the full faith of Manny Acta, he'll end up as the biggest surprises of the season? He could be a fringe MI in an NL only league who makes a difference in the all elusive average category!
- Between Alfonso Soriano and Carl Crawford, the two late first early second round picks, or $40+ in auction leagues have combined for this line:
which makes them worth less than the aforementioned Guzman, and the late round pick-up Nate McLouth.
4. Ryan Braun and the conversion to LF seems to be going extremely well right now, as he is lighting it up at the plate to the tune of .226 average as well as OBP! Hope nobody made him your 1st round selection.
What other suprises have other people noticed around the bigs? Hmmmmmm....