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Week 5 Newsletter

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Here it is, the Week 5 Newsletter. Who was picked in waivers?  What, there was a trade, why didn’t I hear about this?

Find out in the newsletter.

Written by Dom

April 23, 2010 at 1:57 pm

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Poll: What will be higher at the end of the season?

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I’ve had the running joke with Paul this year that his team’s winning percentage is lower than Big Papi’s batting avg.  as of April 20, 2010 Paul’s winning % is .083 and Papi’s average is .146.

Tell us what you think.  Will Paul finish ahead of Papi this season?

Written by Dom

April 20, 2010 at 8:31 pm

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TRADE: Minnesota & Philadelphia

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This trade was made after week 4.

Minnesota gets Juan Pierre lf/cf 08

Philadelphia gets Aramis Ramirez 3b 07

Written by Dom

April 20, 2010 at 4:39 pm

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Trade: MINNESOTA & TB

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This trade was made after week 4.

Minnesota gets Edwin Jackson SP 08 & Johan Santana SP 07

Tampa Bay gets Minnesota 1st Round 2010 & Josh Beckett SP 09

Written by Dom

April 20, 2010 at 4:37 pm

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Oh yeah, well who have ya beat?

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  W L %     W L %     W L %
SD 8 4 0.67   NYY 8 1 0.89   MIN 9 3 0.75
NYM 6 3 0.67   BOS 7 4 0.64   SF 6 3 0.67
STL 3 6 0.33   OAK 6 5 0.55   PHI 1 11 0.08
TB 3 9 0.25   FL 2 10 0.17          
                           
vs. W L %   vs. W L %   vs. W L %
SD 18 28 0.39   NYY 10 20 0.33   MIN 18 28 0.39
NYM 10 20 0.33   BOS 26 21 0.55   SF 15 15 0.5
STL 15 15 0.5   OAK 26 21 0.55   PHI 23 13 0.64
TB 26 21 0.55   FL 26 21 0.55          
                           

 

With 18%, almost 1/5, of the season complete some teams have jumped out to hot starts.  But the question arises, who is really the best team?  Some may argue the division leaders Yankees  8-1, Minnesota  9-3, San Diego 8-4 are the best teams with Boston 7-4, Oakland 6-5,  NY Mets & San Francisco each 6-3 right behind.

Above are the standings as of the end of week 4.  Below that is each teams strength of schedule, the combined record of each opponent they have already faced.

First lets take a look at the New York Yankees.  Sherwood has been flying high with that 8-1 record.  Its all a show.  Look who he’s beat.  PHI, STL, & SF.  Their combined winning percentage is .333 (10-20).

To his credit, he has beaten up on the teams he is suppossed to.  The Mets have played the same 3 teams and is only 6-3.  So we can conclude that the Yankees are better than the Mets.  The difference? Well its San Francisco, who defeated the Mets twice last week but lost two to the Yankees in week 1.

Remember SF is the only team to defeat the Yankees in a game this year.

Minnesota leads the Triple Crown division with a 9-3 record and San Diego leads the Champions division 8-4.  Their opponents (BOS/OAK/TB/FL) combined are 18-28, a .391 winning percentage.  Boston (7-4) & Oakland (6-5) are both over .500, but Florida (2-10) & Tampa Bay (3-9) stink.

Boston currently sits at 7-4.  Boston has been the most consistent team winning 2 games each of the first three weeks.  They have split 1-1 with Oakland so far in week 3.   Boston has a winning record and  Boston has played MN/TB/SD/OAK.  Their combined record 26-21, a winning percentage of .553

Florida has played the same teams that Boston has.  Their record 2-10.  While Boston has defeated all his opponents this year, Florida has gotten swept 3 times and their only two wins are against Tampa Bay who is 3-9.

Kudos to Boston for taking care of business.

Oakland is sitting at 6-5 & can be 7-5 if he defeats Boston in that unplayed game.  Oakland has been a surprise this year.  Oakland’s opponents have been SD/MN/FL/BOS.  That’s two current divison winners and a tough Boston team.   As of now Minnesota is the only team to have defeated Oakland in a series.  Oakland’s opponents record like Boston’s is 26-21, a .553 percentage.  His only hiccup was the series vs. Minnesota where he got swept. 

Contrast that with Tampa Bay who has played the same teams Oakland has (SD/BOS/FL/MN); they are 3-9 and haven’t won a series yet this year.

San Francisco currently stands at 6-3.  They have played PHI/NYM/NYM.  Combined those three teams are 15-15.  St Louis has played these same three teams and is only 3-6.  And as we stated earlier the New York Yankees 1 loss this year was week 1 vs San Francisco.

The hardest schedule by far this season belongs to Philadelphia.  We blame the 1-11 record on dice.  But is it really the dice?  His opponents this year (STL/SF/NYY/NYM) are combined 23-13.  Ten games over .500!  A winning percentage of .639.  Clearly it is the tougest schedule any team has seen in the first 4 weeks of games.  His only win was against St Louis the only team he faced with a losing record 3-6.  The others are combined 20-7!

So which teams have had the toughest schedules but still puls out winning records?

Surprise! The answer is Boston 7-4 & Oakland 6-5.   They’ve each faced 2 division leaders, 1 cellar dwellar and each other.  Barring injuries, you should expect these two teams to battle it out for the Four-Seam Division.

Watch out New York.  You’ve gotten by with the easiest schedule thus far.  Oakland & Boston are for real and they are tough to beat.  They’ve had the tough stretch of their schedules early and have come out over .500.

So as the title states, who have ya beat?

Written by Dom

April 19, 2010 at 11:53 pm

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Minnesota Twins Stats through week 4 (9-3)

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Batting BA HR RBI OBP SLG OPS   AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI W/HP K SB
Beltran 0.353 2 11 0.400 0.569 0.969   51 15 18 3 1 2 11 4 7 4
Castillo 0.395 0 5 0.439 0.421 0.860   38 6 15 1 0 0 5 3 3 2
Figgins 0.324 1 7 0.432 0.459 0.891   37 11 12 2 0 1 7 7 7 1
Franceour 0.412 1 5 0.412 0.706 1.118   17 5 7 2 0 1 5 0 1 0
Gonzalez 0.467 0 5 0.556 0.600 1.156   15 4 7 2 0 0 5 3 1 0
Hunter 0.237 2 8 0.256 0.500 0.756   38 8 9 0 2 2 8 1 8 1
Ichiro 0.302 2 9 0.348 0.442 0.790   43 9 13 0 0 2 9 3 10 0
Markakis 0.438 1 6 0.471 0.656 1.127   32 9 14 2 1 1 6 2 5 1
Martin 0.316 0 3 0.519 0.368 0.887   19 3 6 1 0 0 3 8 3 0
Morneau 0.273 1 2 0.333 0.500 0.833   22 5 6 2 0 1 2 2 3 0
Ramirez 0.500 1 4 0.529 0.750 1.279   16 3 8 1 0 1 4 1 4 0
Rollins 0.417 0 3 0.417 0.500 0.917   12 3 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 0
Sweeney, M 0.400 0 4 0.419 0.533 0.953   30 4 12 4 0 0 4 1 5 0
Teagarden 0.063 0 0 0.211 0.063 0.273   16 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 8 0
Tejada 0.360 0 12 0.360 0.440 0.800   50 6 18 4 0 0 12 0 4 1
Gomez 0.000 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lind 0.000 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Garko 0.500 0 1 0.500 0.500 1.000   4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Sweeney, R 0.000 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pitchers 0.000 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000   2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lee 0.429 1 5 0.429 0.714 1.143   14 5 6 1 0 1 5 0 0 0
Pierre 0.000 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                                   
Team Total 0.349 12 90 0.399 0.502 0.901   456 99 159 26 4 12 90 38 69 10
                                   
                                   
                                   
Pitching W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR W/HP K’S AVG      
Beckett 1 0 6.43 2 2 0 14    18    10    10    1    5    13    0.300      
Hamels 1 2 6.33 3 3 0 21 1/3 29    15    15    5    12    15    0.312      
Millwood 1 0 5.12 3 3 0 19 1/3 17    13    11    0    22    12    0.227      
Scherzer 1 0 12.96 2 2 0 8 1/3 16    12    12    2    5    10    0.390      
Tejada 0 0 3.86 2 2 0 16 1/3 10    7    7    0    13    15    0.169      
Burnett 1 0 0.00 3 0 0 2 1/3 4    0    0    0    0    2    0.364      
Guerrier 2 0 0.79 5 0 0 11 1/3 5    1    1    0    3    6    0.128      
Nunez 1 0 3.86 6 0 2 9 1/3 10    4    4    4    2    8    0.263      
Thornton 0 0 9.00 3 0 0 2    1    2    2    1    3    2    0.143      
Wuertz 1 1 7.36 4 0 1 3 2/3 4    3    3    0    4    5    0.267      
Kazmir 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0.000      
Jackson 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0.000      
Santana 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0.000      
                                   
                                   
Team Totals 9 3 5.42   12    3    108    114    67    65    13    69    88    0.260      

Written by Dom

April 19, 2010 at 6:51 pm

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Strikeout & Hit & Run

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 I got a response from Dynasty. So a new rule clarification. Strikeout on a hit and run.

Q: Is it a must steal situation if there is a hit and run play on and you get a result of strikeout on an umpire chart or bizarre play even though it doesn’t say it? Does an A/1-B ever foul off the pitch in those situations?

A:>>>… No, the must steal result is only on the player cards.

Written by Dom

April 18, 2010 at 10:15 pm

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