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Saturday, October 9, 2010

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10/9 - Randall on Baseball - Silver Linings, Warning Track World - Season 10 draft, Shoeless Joe - All Star snubs, NCAA - Playoff Picture 157, Joey Belle - NL Hot Starts Hitters, Clarkson - New & Notes, Billy Beane -Season Batting Records 131 games, Talk with SoxYanks12 on random topics.

Monday, September 27, 2010

9/27 This week in CAPB, Shoeless Joe tomorrow.

A one hour episode for the CAPB league. Standings, Top 3 League Leaders - Players and Teams all major categories. The episode went ok but Im a little rusty on doing leagues off the cuff rather than off RSS feeds. It'll get better and more entertaining as I get used to it again.

I've decided to have a 16 listen cut-off on each league. Im going to run TWIHBD as scheduled with CAPB, Shoeless Joe, Rickey, Cobb, & Doubleday M-F. If the league does not reach the 16 podcast listens by the following week I will cut your league from this format.

I will go through every league in HBD one by one in this manner, starting alphabetically. - mostly likely with Aaron unless there is one alphabetically ahead of it until I go through every league. Make the 16 podcast listen minimum and your league is permanent in the format. If I have to do 2 hour episodes - 2 leagues a day to make room, I will. If it gets to the point where I have to squeeze in more Ill do every other week.

There is a contest in October. Please listen for details or look in the blog archives. In short you will have to listen for a secret letter a day during the 5-6pm episode. Collect the letters and unscramble them to spell a player name. Be the first to call in with the correct name and win a free season courtesy of me. The episode to call in for the prize will be first Sunday in November 5-7pm. PLENTY OF WARNING. I may give hints. Secret letters will only be said M-F. You can load up my podcasts 24/7/365. If its worth it to you then you will. If not I keep my money. No sweat.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hardball Dynasty News: Hardball Dynasty News Contest in October

Hardball Dynasty News: Hardball Dynasty News Contest in October: "Ok, Im holding a contest in October. During 20 episodes or thereabouts on M-F - I'll reveal a secret Letter. You can listen on podcast or li..."

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A little more thunder in Portland

After making many different moves this offseason and trying to get younger, Brisque made the biggest and possibly the best move ever in Portland's franchise's history.
Brisque was in a bidding war with many other teams over possibly the best International Free-Agent in Long Haul R Us, or any other world.
Brisque signed 18 year old Pedro Perez out of Matanzas, CU at 11:31 this morning. Perez plays RF and will most likely start off in Low A. Many scouts said Perez has good contact and batting eye, does not hit lefties so well and okay against righties, but his best rating is his power.
Many people have compared him to season one's International Free-Agent Alex Morales. The two both have great ratings, except that Alex is great against lefties and below average against righties. Since there are probably more righties in the world, I would have to say Perez could be much better than Morales and could possibly be the best hitter in the world in a few seasons.
Brisque signed Perez to a minor league contract with a signing bonus of $20 million.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Huntington Bullets are looking to do some Damage

After going 68-94 last season, the Huntington Bullets and jstnklly are looking to switch that record around. This team may have just bought an extra twenty wins. The Huntington Bullets have signed a total of 4 free agents this season. The Bullets spent around 36 million dollars on free agents this season! The Bullets upgraded their staff with big signing Earl Weston (730 million dollar contract) and Howard Malone. They also upgraded their hitting with gold glove 2B Otis Edmonds.
After signing a bunch of big name players, Huntington is looking to deal some future stud prospects for ML talent. When being asked in the news conference about free agents and upgrading the team, jstnklly replied, "Anyone looking to trade vets for prospects, send me an offer. The two SPs in High-A will take a lot to get, but I have many other options. Mostly looking for ML pitching." After looking into these two SPs, we discovered that the two pitchers were Albert Perez and Henry Burns. Henry Burns was last year's first overall pick. LHRUS is very surprised to see this young phenom is on the trade block. Perez was the second overall pick two years ago. Both of these guys are great pitchers.
Right now, trade talks are sturring between the Philadelphia Pirates and the Bullets. The Pirates were trying to dump some salary and also get a young player out of it to. While the Pirates were looking to do a small trade, the Bullets were looking to change their whole franchise in one click. The Bullets offered the Pirates, Perez and Burns for season elven rookie of the year Virgil Halama and pitching prospect Louie Perry. We have no idea if this trade could be done. The Portland Thunder may also give jstnklly a call later on in the week to discuss a possible trade.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Start of Season 13

I would like to welcome giants5611, adreid, steadydoses, scrodger, and brisque! This season Oklahoma City 89ers have the first overall pick in this year's draft. They also have the number six pick because last year's number five pick Brant Shaw did not sign. In other news, Cecil Magnante will test the Free Agent market this season. Should be an interesting season. Good luck everyone!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Possible Free Agent Class of Season 13- Geronimo Rijo

3.) Geronimo Rijo
Rijo is a one time all star, but has ratings and stats of an ace. Last season Rijo went 10 and 9 with an OAV of .207 and an ERA of 2.91! His last two seasons have been great and this upcoming season could be his best. So the real question is, do you want Rijo on your team, or do you want to be facing him?

Possible Teams:
1.) Montreal Maniac- Montreal has an average staff, along with a better bullpen. If they were to get Rijo, Montreal could see their record go up by 15 wins! The good think about Montreal is that they have plenty of cap room and could sign another guy like Jay Ross or even Cecil Magnante.
2.) Open Franchise (Kansas City Last Year)- Could be a good fit here because Rijo could go for under ten million easy.
3.) Colorado Deadbeats- Could use Rijo, but might be a little gamble. If Colorado was to sign him, he might be used as a trading chip.

Best Fit- Montreal would be the best fit for Rijo. This offseason could be huge for Montreal who could acquire three pitchers.

Possible Free Agent Class of Season 13- Clarence Kolb

2.) Clarence Kolb
Possibly the best closer in Long Haul R Us, Kolb and his old owner less organization are trying to work out some sort of deal. Long Haul R Us Magazine explained that Kolb will most likely test free agency as he is expected to make close to 15 million dollars a season. As of how many years he could get is still unclear. Kolb currently has 300 saves and has a career ERA of 3.48. Kolb also could pitch close to 200 innings if used correctly due to his durability of 90 and stamina of 39. The one time Cy Young winner could be the most expensive free agent if pitching is needed that much.

Possible Teams:
1.) Open Franchise (Kansas City Last year)- This teams was 37 for 62 in save opportunities last season and currently has one solid young pitcher. This team's payroll is a little high, but if they make some room, Kolb could get a lot of innings here.
2.) Boise Barnstormers- Winner of last years Under Dog's Food Bowl, this team could use a lot of pitching, especially in the bullpen. Kolb who can pitch way over 100 innings would help this team out a lot. Only problem is, I don't know how much Kolb's presence would actually help this team.
3.) Salem Saints- This team already has a pretty decent closer, Ted Crosby. However, Crosby is a huge gamble with a control of 19. In the closer roll, you need someone you can depend on. If Salem thinks they can stick with the 27 year old, then Kolb is probably a long shot to pitch in Salem.

Best Fit- Boise could use someone like Kolb to help the reining U.D. Champs turn their organization around and Kolb is the first step. However, Kolb could go for a lot of money and I am not sure if Boise would be willing to go that high for a 33 year old.

Possible Free Agent Class of Season 13- Cecil Magnante

1.) Cecil Magnante
Three time all star and three world series rings, Cecil is one of the top SPs this off season that could go for a lot of dough. Last season, the Philadelphia Pirates tried to deal Cecil before the deadline but were unable to. The Pirates' organization did their best to keep the trade talks quiet, but word got out and Cecil became furious. When the Pirates contacted Magnante at the end of the season, he told them "I'm not signing with a team just so they can trade me for a boat load of prospects in 2 months." Cecil is a Type A free agent and is asking for a 2 year deal worth 11.6 million. Over his 12 year career, Cecil has averaged about 219 innings a season and an average record of 15 wins and 8 loses, along with a 3.73 ERA and an average of 158 strikeouts a season!

Possible Teams:
1.) Oklahoma City 89ers- One of the worst pitching teams in the league last season and with their park built for no home runs, Cecil and his high flyball tendency would be a perfect fit for the 89ers. If Cecil goes here, he could be an easy Cy Young possibility.
2.) Dover DBagers- Dover had the worst pitching possible last season and could really use an ace. Although Cecil is getting older, Dover needs a lot of pitching help.
3.) Colorado Deadbeats- No matter how good of a pitcher you are, you are always going to have a tough time playing in Colorado. Could use a little more pitching, but shouldn't go crazy.

Best Fit- If the 89ers were to sign Cecil who tends to let the ball fly, he would fit perfectly in the park and would dominate.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Rookie Manager of the Year

There were a few new managers this season in Long Haul R Us and I would like to give credit to jstnklly who took over the Huntington Bullets, but also took over reigny's team. Some of you may know reigny is not one of the greatest owners in HBD. But still congratulations to him for turning the team around.
The Rookie Manager of the Year is awarded to tomjames who took over Little Rock for sonneboy2000. Sonneboy2000 was always a good owner in Long Haul, but we lost contact with him and so did the rest of the HBD community around the middle of the season. So tomjames took over the team and turned it around the best he could and did a great job. Good job tomjames and Long Haul R Us would like to thank you for helping the team!


Season 12 is about to end soon, with season 13 right around the corner. If interested to join Long Haul R Us please contact raidersfan. Write up about open teams to come shortly! Will include top prospect list, along with top stars, team strengths and weakness, possible players leaving and coming to join franchise!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wichita wins the Divisional Douchebags Cup

This years Divisional Douchebags Cup is rewarded to the Wichita WINNERS for beating the Baltimore Beatdown two out of the three games. Both of these teams have continued to argue over the past few years and battled for first place in the AL East. Wichita finished the season 95-67 and Baltimore finished 85-77. The MVP of the Divisional Docuhebags Cup goes to Henry Bush, who went 8 innings and struck out 10 while giving up only two hits and no walks in game two. The Douchebag of the DD Cup is rewarded to two different players. Wichita's CF Alberto Torcato and pitcher Ramiro Aguilar. Torcato was ejected in game two after striking out looking. Aguilar was brought into the first game in the fifth inning. On his third pitch, Kiki Chavez hit a home run down the left field line. This was also Chavez first career ML home run and most likely his last. On top of that, Aguilar came out of the game with a forearm "cramp" and was unable to pitch. And Montreal will win the World Series next year. Okay! Both of these players can cry me a river. Once again, congratulations to commishcawlz and the WINNERS for winning the Divisional Douchebags Cup. Good luck next year Baltimore!

Boise Wins the Under Dog's Food Bowl

Congratulations to the Boise Barnstormers for winning this years Under Dog's Food Bowl! Boise, with the help of their solid staff, was able to sweep the Montreal Maniac in a three game series. Congratulations also for not being the worse team in the league! And sorry Montreal for probably being the worse team in the whole entire league. At least both teams will get a solid pick! The MVP of the Under Dog's Food Bowl goes to Norberto Park, who went 4 for 9 in two games and hit 3 home runs and drove in nine. The Dog of the Food Bowl goes to the Maniac's starters who pitched a total of 11.1 innings in three games and gave up a total of 16 runs! Congratulations to these two teams for getting a good draft pick next year and... that's it.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Game two of the Under Dog's Food Bowl

In game two, the Boise Barnstormers defeated the Montreal Maniac 5-2. Boise's Pedro Gomez was rewarded the win and went five innings and gave up two runs. Harry Forrest was rewarded his 18th save of the year. Norberto Park hit his 27th home run, going one for four with a walk. On the other side, Stretch Kendall earned his 11th loss of the year going five innings and giving up four runs.
Up until the the sixth inning, it looked as if Montreal would be able to squeeze in a win. However, Kendall ran out of gas and fell apart, giving up three runs. On a bright side, Montreal's bullpen looked solid going four innings and giving up only one run. Once again, Norberto Park was the player of the game.
In tonight's game, Cristobal Castro looks to take the mound against Maniac's Farmer Houston. Houston is one of the best pitchers the Maniacs have. Houston is 11-14 with an era of 4.81.
PREDICTION: Because Montreal's bullpen has been doing pretty well and the starter is better than the first two, Montreal wins.
Final Score: 2-3

Game one of the Under Dog's Food Bowl

In game one, the Boise Barnstormers crushed the Montreal Maniac 20-1. One of Boise's top pitchers Ruben Trevino was rewarded the win, going six innings and giving up one run. Long relief pitcher Trevor Jefferson was rewarded the save going three innings and striking out one. The player of the game was Norberto Park, who hit two home runs and drove in eight! Park also leads the team in home runs (26) and runs batted in (107).
The pitcher that was able to pitch this batting practice was scrub Benito Mercedes. Fresh from the minors, Mercedes is 1-2 with an era of 9.69. Mercedes was able to go 2.2 innings, giving up 7 runs and 2 home runs. Mercedes was rewarded the loss.
Not all looks bad for the Maniac as stud 2B Darrell Caufield looks to fight for the rights of not being the worse team in the whole world! Kurt Hawkins takes the mound this afternoon against solid pitcher Pedro Gomez. Although neither pitcher has anything special, expect a pitcher's duel due to the fact that either team can hit.
PREDICTION: Win goes to Boise late in the game due to the fact that the top of Boise's order is pretty solid and the Maniac have only good hitter.
Final Score: 4-1

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Power Rankings 6-24-10

32. Montreal Maniac – 46-80 LW: 29 – 31st Hitting/ 28th Pitching/ 32nd Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 57-105; playing a little above prediction.

31.Oklahoma City 89ers – 46-80 LW: 32 - 32nd Hitting/ 29th Pitching/ 25th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 68-94; playing a little below prediction.

30.Dover DBagers – 50-76 LW: 31 - 19th Hitting/ 32nd Pitching/ 22nd Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 59-103; playing a little above prediction.

29.Kansas City Royals – 48-78 LW:28 – 24th Hitting/ 27th Pitching/ 5th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 70-92; playing a little below prediction.

28.San Diego Missions – 47-79 LW: 26 – 30th Hitting/ 18th Pitching/ 30th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 74-88; playing well below prediction.

27.Little Rock Anti-Clintons – 48-78 LW: 30 – 25th Hitting/ 22nd Pitching/ 17th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 58-104; playing a little above prediction.

26.Salem Saints 51-75 LW: 24 – 16th Hitting/ 25th Pitching/ 23rd Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 82-80; I was way off in a bad way.

25.Toronto and the Lone Ranger – 54-72 LW: 27 – 23rd Hitting/ 24th Pitching/ 26th Fielding Pre-season prediction: 63-99; playing a little above prediction.

24.Huntington Bullets 55-71 LW: 25 – 7th Hitting/ 28th Pitching/ 1st Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 57-105; playing well above prediction.

23.Florida Manatees 58-68 LW: 19 – 14th Hitting/ 21st Pitching/ 24th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 76-86; right on.

22.Durham CroBulls 59-67 LW: 23 – 29th Hitting/ 19th Pitching/ 20th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 79-83; playing a little below prediction.

21Boise Barnstormers 57-69 LW: 21 – 26th Hitting/ 8th Pitching/ 7th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 76-86; right on.

20Colorado Deadbeats – 62-64 LW: 22 – 3rd Hitting/ 31st Pitching/ 21st Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 58-104; way off in a good way.

19.Burlington Beavers 62-64 LW: 20 – 28th Hitting/ 9th Pitching/ 15th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 86-76; playing a little below prediction.

18.Charlotte Blue Devils 60-66 LW: 16 – 20th Hitting/ 10th Pitching/ 16th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 85-77; playing a little below prediction.

17.New Orleans Knights 63-63 LW: 17 – 21st Hitting/ 15th Pitching/ 3rd Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 81-81; right on.

16.Helena Emperors 63-63 LW: 12 – 11th Hitting/ 17th Pitching/ 10th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 91-71; playing well below prediction.

15.Anaheim Los Angeles Conquistadores 67-59 – LW: 13 – 27th Hitting/ 11th Pitching/ 8th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 72-90; playing well above prediction.

14.Louisville Sluggers 67-59 LW: 18 – 13th Hitting/ 20th Pitching/ 11th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 83-79; playing a little above prediction.

13.Trenton Tea Baggers 65-61 LW: 14 – 17th Hitting/ 13th Pitching/ 2nd Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 86-76; playing a little below prediction.

12.Baltimore Beatdown 66-60 LW: 15 – 9th Hitting/ 14th Pitching/ 18th Fielding.
Pre-season prediction: 89-73; playing a little below prediction.

11.Santa Cruz Is Coming to Town 68-58 LW: 10 – 12th Hitting/ 7th Pitching/ 29th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 84-78; right on.

10.Cleveland Elite Senators II 72-54 – LW: 11 – 6th Hitting/ 23rd Pitching/ 14th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 77-85; way off in a good way.

9.Texas Justice 68-58 LW: 9 – 1st Hitting/ 26th Pitching/ 31st Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 90-72; Right on.

8.Wichita WINNERS 68-58 LW: 7 – 15th Hitting/ 4th Pitching/ 19th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 118-44; way off in a bad way.

7.Chicago Fish Tacos 72-54 LW: 8 – 8th Hitting/ 16th Pitching/ 4th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 90-72; Right on.

6. St. Louis Birdos 72-54 LW: 3 – 22nd Hitting/ 1st Pitching/ 12th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 95-67; Right on.

5.Tacoma Rain 75-51 LW: 4 – 10th Hitting/ 3rd Pitching/ 27th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 112-50; way off in a bad way.

4.Cincinnati Flying Pigs 77-49 LW: 5 – 4th Hitting/ 12th Pitching/ 9th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 95-67; playing a little above prediction.

3.Ottawa Morissettes 79-47 LW: 5 – 18th Hitting/ 6th Pitching/ 13th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 109-53; playing a well below prediction.

2.San Antonio Sentinals 83-43 LW: 1 – 5th Hitting/ 2nd Pitching/ 6th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 107-55; right on.

1.2. Philadelphia Pirates 88-38 – LW: 2 – 2nd Hitting/ 5th Pitching/ 28th Fielding
Pre-season prediction: 97-65; way off in a good way.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


32. Oklahoma City 89ers – 39-67 LW: 30 - 32nd Hitting/ 29th Pitching/ 25th Fielding
Bright Spot: Let me think on this.

31. Dover DBagers – 41-65 LW: 32 - 20th Hitting/ 32nd Pitching/ 23rd Fielding
Bright Spot: At least there no longer in the 32nd spot in the power rankings.

30. Little Rock Anti-Clintons (Americans) – 34-72 LW: 31 – 27th Hitting/ 27th Pitching/ 17th Fielding
Bright Spot: Could play for the first annual UD Bowl trophy this season. And pick a name.

29. Montreal Maniac – 42-64 LW: 29 – 31st Hitting/ 28th Pitching/ 32nd Fielding
Bright Spot: Enjoying the one week of summer in Montreal is always nice.

28. The third place team in the National League South
I know there’s another team in the National League South, I just can’t think of the name.

27. Toronto and the Lone Ranger – 44-62 LW: 26 – 23rd Hitting/ 23rd Pitching/ 24th Fielding
Bright Spot: They will always have a cool name.

26. San Diego Missions – 41-65 LW: 27 – 29th Hitting/ 16th Pitching/ 29th Fielding
Bright Spot: If they could win the close games, they would have a better record but if they could hit they would also have a better record.

25. Huntington Bullets 43-63 LW: 23 – 6th Hitting/ 30th Pitching/ 1st Fielding
Bright Spot: Scoring over 5 runs a game is always good but don’t pay attention to the pitching staff giving up almost 6 runs a game.

24. Salem Saints 44-62 LW: 25 – 13th Hitting/ 24th Pitching/ 27th Fielding
Bright Spot: A winning record against your division is always a good goal to complete but going 33-52 against everyone else isn’t a good goal to have.

23. Durham CroBulls 51-55 LW: 22 – 30th Hitting/ 19th Pitching/ 12th Fielding
I hate to say this but the 97 year old vet I talked with last week passed away. The team scoring 22 runs in 2 games was just too much for his heart to take. Good news for the old vet is that it took the team 8 more games to score 22 runs.

22. Colorado Deadbeats – 49-57 LW: 23 – 3rd Hitting/ 31st Pitching/ 15th Fielding
Bright Spot: The pitching staff showed a little improvement this week but really how much worst could the pitching staff get.

21. Boise Barnstormers 46-60 LW: 19 – 22nd Hitting/ 12th Pitching/ 8th Fielding
Bright Spot: The team has talent but they have a serious curse placed upon the team. I would be calling a priest, rabbi and the Ghostbusters to figure out something.

20. Burlington Beavers 49-57 LW: 20 – 28th Hitting/ 13th Pitching/ 14th Fielding
Bright Spot: See Above

19. Florida Manatees 53-53 LW: 18 – 12th Hitting/ 21st Pitching/ 21st Fielding
Bright Spot: Being a below average team with a winning record then a below average team with a losing record.

18. Louisville Sluggers 55-51 LW: 17 – 22nd Hitting/ 20th Pitching/ 11th Fielding
Bright Spot: Playing in a weak division is always good if you’re an average team.

17. New Orleans Knights 55-51 LW: 14 – 17th Hitting/ 18th Pitching/ 3rd Fielding
Bright Spot: Wildcard spot is within reach but Taco and Justice stand in there way.

16. Charlotte Blue Devils 52-54 LW: 12 – 21st Hitting/ 9th Pitching/ 19th Fielding
Bright Spot: In the wildcard race even as they sit 20 games out of first place.

15. Baltimore Beatdown 53-53 LW: 16 – 11th Hitting/ 14th Pitching/ 18th Fielding.
Bright Spot: They have no trouble beating down teams on the road but when you getting beat down at home, can we truly call you the Beatdowns?

14. Trenton Tea Baggers 54-52 LW: 21 – 19th Hitting/ 11th Pitching/ 2nd Fielding
You’re making it hard for me to ignore you.

13. Anaheim Los Angeles Conquistadores 56-50 – LW: 11 – 25th Hitting/ 8th Pitching/ 5th Fielding
Great efforts so for Anaheim but you’re starting to fade. To the rest of the people out there “TOLD YOU SO”.

12. Helena Emperors 54-52 LW: 9 – 10th Hitting/ 17th Pitching/ 10th Fielding
I put you in the Top Ten last week and this is how you repay me. Helena is banned from the Top Ten for the rest of the year, well unless you convince me you truly belong.

11. Cleveland Elite Senators II 59-47 – LW: 10 – 8th Hitting/ 22nd Pitching/ 22nd Fielding
I think it was Cleveland who put the losing curse on the Burlington Beavers and Boise Barnstormers. Once again I will say there is no way this team should have won this many games already.

10. Santa Cruz Is Coming to Town 59-47 LW: 15 – 15th Hitting/ 7th Pitching/ 30th Fielding
See what you can accomplish with an offense. Now let’s work on that defense of yours.

9. Texas Justice 57-49 LW: 8 – 1st Hitting/ 25th Pitching/ 31st Fielding
Bright Spot: This proves that you can win games with nothing but an offense. What happens to the Justice when the bats cool off?

8. Chicago Fish Tacos 58-48 LW: 13 – 9th Hitting/ 15th Pitching/ 4th Fielding
Bright Spot: If the season ended to day the team would be in the playoffs but the season is still happening and a lot of things can happen by the end.

7. Wichita WINNERS 60-46 LW: 6 – 18th Hitting/ 3rd Pitching/ 20th Fielding
Bright Spot: They can now take it easy the rest of the season, as the division is there’s to lose.

6. Ottawa Morissettes 66-40 LW: 7 – 16th Hitting/ 6th Pitching/ 16th Fielding
Bright Spot: It will take an act of God to stop Ottawa from winning the National League North.

5. Cincinnati Flying Pigs 67-39 LW: 5 – 4th Hitting/ 10th Pitching/ 9th Fielding
Bright Spot: The Pigs have been a Top 5 team all season but it depends on how you look at it; they haven’t moved up in the Power Rankings at all this season.

4. Tacoma Rain 66-40 LW: 3 – 7th Hitting/ 4th Pitching/ 28th Fielding
It must be nice to be on Auto Pilot and still be one of the best teams in the league.

3. St. Louis Birdos 66-40 LW: 4 – 14th Hitting/ 1st Pitching/ 13th Fielding
Bright Spot: I don’t think any team will want to face St. Louis in the playoffs, but winning it all as a Wild Card team is never easy.

2. Philadelphia Pirates 72-34 – LW: 1 – 2nd Hitting/ 5th Pitching/ 26th Fielding
It really hurts me to do this but sorry Philadelphia you are no longer the number 1 team in the league. But look at it this way, you still have the best record in the league.

1. San Antonio Sentinals 71-35 LW: 2 – 5th Hitting/ 2nd Pitching/ 6th Fielding
Ok! Ok! San Antonio I will take your seriously now. Great job into getting the number spot and hopefully you can win the World Series because I’m still picking Tacoma.