Friday, September 30, 2005

Injury Update

I get a lot of e-mails from the Baseball Hot Sheet. I would like to put them on the blog next season, but if anyone feels its unfair for me to do so, please let me know and we can have a debate:

Injury Updates:

OF-Jeremy Reed-SEA The MRI done on Reed's left wrist on Wednesday revealed a partially torn ligament, and he will miss the rest of the 2005 season. Reed is likely to see a hand specialist to determine if he'll need surgery to repair the damage. Even if he needs surgery, he's expected to be ready for spring training.
OF-Carl Crawford-TB Crawford is struggling with a sore left wrist that could cost him the remainder of the games this season. Devil Ray sources indicate Crawford could still be used as a defensive replacement or pinch runner. Swinging a bat gives him the most pain, which is the reason why his at-bats the rest of the season will be very limited.
SS-Bobby Crosby-OAK The A's are shutting Crosby down due to a sore left ankle. It remains sore and isn't completely healed from the fracture he suffered late in August. Crosby has struggled both in the field and at the plate due to the limited mobility. He's expected to heal in plenty of time for spring training.
1B-Shea Hillenbrand-TOR Hillenbrand has a damaged ligament in a knuckle of his left hand. The Blue Jays have elected not to play him the rest of the season. He's expected to see a hand specialist, and there's a good chance he'll need surgery to repair the ligament.
RHP-Keith Foulke-BOS Two months after under going arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, Foulke is going to have a similar procedure done to his right knee. His right knee isn't as troublesome as the left was, but the Red Sox medical staff believes it's better to clear up the problem now.
1B-Justin Morneau-MIN The Twins have another MRI planned for Morneau and his ailing left elbow. He's also projected to receive a pain killing injection for the elbow. Morneau has a bone spur that will need to be surgically removed or shaven down in order to eliminate the pain and swelling he's been dealing with. If he has the surgery, he's expected to be ready for spring training.
OF-Wily Mo Pena-CIN Pena suffered a hyperextended lower back when he collided with the outfield wall on Wednesday. It's unlikely he'll return to the lineup before the end of the season, according to veteran Reds observers.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Roster Management Object Lesson

Well, here's a lesson on the benefits of properly managing your roster over the season. I looked up the "Draft Rosters Stats" option under the "Toys" area. This, as most of you know, calculates standings based strictly on the draft. Check it out (first number is hitting total, second is pitching):

Pride of the Yankees 55+67.8 = 122.8
Barbecued Iguana 66+45.6 = 111.6
John Benoit 41+68.4 = 109.4
Todd Hoare 68+39.6 = 107.6
Orphan Pandas 56.5+31.2= 87.7
Heslingas 44+41.4 = 85.4
Al Baker 26+58.8 = 84.8
Caronport Road Apples 52+26.4 = 78.4
Peter Boughan 25+46.8 = 71.8
Austin Fusilier 30+40.8 = 70.8
Triple Threat 31+36.0 = 67.0
Jon Wilton 34.5+25.2= 59.7
Champion Del Mundo 17+18.0 = 35.0

Some things are the same (no matter how you slice it, Scott's still in last) but that's no misprint at the top. So, Pandas, you may win the season but it looks like I'm gonna win the draft! BOO-YAH!!!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

September 10 Free Agent Moves

Well, I have to admit I was expecting more activity this week, but here's what I got:

Brian waives David Dellucci and Kuis Matos and signs Casey Blake for $1 and Corey Patterson for $3.

Mike waives Keith Foulke, Zack Greinke and Jose Vidro and signs Francisco Liriano for $2, Brandon McCarthy for $3 nd Mark Ellis for $1.

Heslingas fill two open bench spots by signing Emil Brown for $1 and Matt Cain for $4.

That's it. For the balance of the season, all players added to rosters, either via trade or free agency, CANNOT be protected in 2006.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

September 3 Free Agent Moves

Light FA week. Here goes:

Brian waives Doug Davis and Antonio Perez and signs Aaron Small and J.J. Hardy for $1 each.

Mike waives Frank Catalanotto and Conor Jackson and signs Jeremy Hermida for $3 and Jason Bartlett for $1.

Todd and Joel have a move pending, but they need to inform me who they are dropping. Reminder that next Saturday is the Free Agent bidding deadline. All FA bids after next Saturday CANNOT be protected in 2006.