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Saturday, November 20, 2004
this is what i reed. i reed rotoworld cause it gives me information. i don't know where else to get information. if anyone has any ideas, post a comment. also, if anyone has a blog, post a comment or send a letter. i wanna see it.

so every day or two i reed rotoworld and shout about how stupid they are. i thought i'd share it with you.

Jake Peavy - S - Padres

Jake Peavy tossed six scoreless innings today as the MLB All-Stars beat the Japanese All-Stars 5-0 to take the eight-game series 5-3.
Vernon Wells went 3-for-4 with a homer to finish the series with a .407 average. David Ortiz also homered. Nov. 14 - 4:21 am et

jake peavy is good. so is vernon wells. so is david ortiz.

Francisco Rosario - S - Blue Jays

Francisco Rosario, Manny Delcarmen and Mike Johnston combined on a rare Arizona Fall League shutout yesterday.
Rosario worked four innings and lowered his ERA to 5.84. He's struck out 28 in 24 2/3 IP, but he's given up 25 hits and walked 14. He's still working to regain his command after undergoing Tommy John surgery and missing 2003. Nov. 13 - 5:37 pm et

the arizona fall league is a very small sample size. rosario is 24 and in aa. so that's not good. but yeah he had that arm injury. what did he do before that? he had some good ratios: 78/14 k/bb in 66.7 innings in the sally league, 65/25 in the florida state league. so that's not terrible but that was at the age of 22 which is still not young. take an aspirin and call me when he does something.

delcarmen is 22. he struck out 76 and walked 20 in 73 innings in the florida state league. also nothing special.

johnston is a lefty. he's 25. he threw 15 innings in aaa this year. he's nobody.

Mark Woodyard - S - Tigers

Mark Woodyard pitched two hitless innings of relief to earn the win for Grand Canyon of the AFL yesterday.
Woodyard had a 3.52 ERA in nine starts and 34 relief appearances for Double-A Erie last season. Interestingly, he has 16 Ks in 14 1/3 IP in the AFL after fanning just 55 batters in 102 1/3 IP in the minors. The Tigers see him as someone who could turn into a useful reliever. Nov. 13 - 5:32 pm et

woodyard turns 26 in december. he sucks.


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Jorge Cantu - 2B - Devil Rays

Jorge Cantu homered and singled yesterday for Culiacan of the Mexican Pacific League.
Cantu is hitting .364/.424/.701 and has driven in 22 runs in 19 games for the Tomato Growers. Nov. 13 - 5:25 pm et

cantu is gonna make it. he's young, and he hits for average and power. if he ever learns to take a pitch, he'll be a superstar.

Matt Childers - R - Brewers

Minor league free agent Matt Childers worked five shutout innings for Hermosillo of the Mexican Pacific League.
Childers, who had a 4.87 ERA while splitting time between the rotation and the pen for Triple-A Indianapolis last season, has yet to allow a run in 8 1/3 innings in Mexico. Nov. 13 - 5:23 pm et

why do the tell us about these terrible people? can they not tell these guys are terrible?

Fernando Nieve - S - Astros

Fernando Nieve tossed five scoreless innings yesterday in his first start for Oriente of the Venezuelan Winter League.
Nieve boosted his stock last year with a very impressive showing in his native Venezuela. The 22-year-old is arguably Houston's top pitching prospect. Nov. 13 - 5:04 pm et

if he's their top pitching prospect, houston's in trouble. nieve is 22. his strikeout numbers are not good. he may have some ability limiting home runs. he's thrown too many innings.

Seung Song - S - Blue Jays

Blue Jays claimed RHP Seung Song off waivers from the Expos.
Not a great start for Expos GM Jim Bowden. Most organizations could have gotten away with giving up on Song, whose velocity is down from the days in which he was viewed as a top prospect. The Expos aren't most organizations, though. Top to bottom, they have as little talent as any team in the game. Unless Bowden has some very pleasant surprises in store, he's not going to come up with better uses for the final spots on his 40-man roster. Song will probably open next season with Triple-A Syracuse. He's still a potential fourth or fifth starter. Nov. 13 - 4:59 pm et

if rotoworld says he's a potential fourth or fifth starter, i'm guessing he sucks. let's see. yep.

Steve Finley - OF - Dodgers

The Dodgers have made an offer to keep free agent Steve Finley.
The Angels, Phillies, Rangers, Giants, Padres, Diamondbacks, Orioles and Mariners have each demonstrated some level of interest in Finley, who now apparently is willing to consider American League and East Coast teams. "The team that shows a commitment to winning is the team that will land Steve Finley," said agent Tommy Tanzer. Finley isn't likely to sign before the Dec. 7 arbitration deadline. Nov. 13 - 2:19 pm et
Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Dustin Hermanson - R - Giants

The Indians would prefer Armando Benitez, but they're also considering Dustin Hermanson as a possible closer.
"I've talked to [Indians GM Mark Shapiro] several times, and the interest is significant," said Casey Close, Hermanson's agent. "I think he has tremendous upside as a closer." Benitez wants a three- or a four-year deal worth at least $5 million per season. Hermanson would require a much smaller commitment. Nov. 13 - 2:12 pm et
Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer

Casey Blake - 3B - Indians

Casey Blake, along with Victor Martinez, is one of the players the Indians have approached about a multiyear deal.
The Indians want to get some of their arbitration eligible players locked up beyond 2005. Jake Westbrook is another possibility for a two- or a three-year deal. Travis Hafner would be, but the team is a little concerned about his elbow. Nov. 13 - 2:10 pm et
Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer

Richie Sexson - 1B - Diamondbacks

Diamondbacks GM Joe Garagiola Jr. extended a new proposal to free agent Richie Sexson yesterday.
The contract better include more guaranteed money if the Diamondbacks hope to sign him. All indications are that he will go unless he gets a fully guaranteed three-year deal. The Diamondbacks want to include vesting options to protect themselves against another shoulder injury. Nov. 13 - 2:05 pm et
Source: East Valley Tribune

David Dellucci - OF - Rangers

The Diamondbacks offered free agent David Dellucci a contract yesterday.
The East Valley Tribune reports that the offer is for one year in the $800,000 range with a team option for 2006. We like this better than the idea of re-signing Danny Bautista, but Dellucci isn't a very good option as a regular. The Rangers, Dodgers and Rockies also have interest in the 31-year-old. Nov. 13 - 2:03 pm et
Source: East Valley Tribune

Jay Gibbons - OF - Orioles

The Orioles plan to open negotiations with non-tender candidate Jay Gibbons next week.
Gibbons would need to accept a contract worth close to his 2004 salary of $2.6 million in order to stay with the Orioles. If he opts to go to arbitration, the team would look to replace him. Though the Orioles do think he'll rebound offensively, they might prefer a right-handed bat and a superior defender. Nov. 13 - 1:55 pm et
Source: Baltimore Sun

Jose Guillen - OF - Angels

Jose Guillen, who was suspended for the last week of the season and the playoffs, said he would like to stay with the Angels if things can be worked out.
"First we would have to sit down and clear up everything that happened leading to my suspension," he said. It's still expected that Guillen will be traded. That the Angels could improve defensively by bringing in a center fielder and shifting Garret Anderson to left only makes the decision easier. Nov. 13 - 1:48 pm et
Source: The Associated Press

Armando Benitez - R - Marlins

Armando Benitez's agent, Mike Powers, doesn't expect to hear from the Marlins again following Wednesday's conversation.
The Marlins aren't going to attempt to come up with the money to re-sign Benitez. For now, the plan is to enter 2005 with Guillermo Mota as the closer. Maybe that will change if a cheap solution falls into their laps. Nov. 13 - 1:45 pm et
Source: Palm Beach Post

Sammy Sosa - OF - Cubs

The MLBPA reportedly won't stand in the way if Sammy Sosa decides to void the clause in his contract that guarantees his 2006 salary if he's traded.
The Players' Association doesn't want its members giving up guaranteed money, but since this is money Sosa is probably never going to see, it could be flexible. Sosa is far more likely to be traded if his $18 million option for 2006 isn't an issue. He'd still be owned $25 million ($17 million base salary, $4.5 million buyout and $3.5 million in severance pay), but that's much better than $39.5 million. Nov. 13 - 1:42 pm et
Source: Newark Star-Ledger

Charles Johnson - C - Rockies

The Rockies will continue talking to the Devil Rays, Cubs, A's and Brewers about a Charles Johnson trade.
It's believed that the Rays and Cubs are on the nine-team list of teams he's willing to be traded to. Johnson, though, said he would consider teams not on the list. The Cubs aren't looking to move Michael Barrett, so they'd only want Johnson if he came cheap. He'd replace Paul Bako as the backup. Nov. 13 - 1:31 pm et
Source: Denver Post

Mike DeJean - R - Mets

Although it's expected that he'll stay with the Mets, free agent Mike DeJean would be interested in returning to Colorado as a closer.
"I would be open to being anybody’s closer," DeJean said. "Coors Field is what it is. I would have no problem pitching there." Denny Neagle has also talked about being the Rockies' replacement for Shawn Chacon in the ninth inning. It would come as a major surprise if either gets the job. Nov. 13 - 1:28 pm et
Source: Denver Post

Eric Milton - S - Phillies

The Yankees could be close to signing Eric Milton to a three-year, $18 million conract, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
The same paper yesterday reported that Milton would be getting a $21 million-$25 million offer from the team. They might still have the dollars wrong, but it is rather likely that Milton will rejoin the organization that drafted him. If they can get Milton signed early next week, the Yankees will then focus on Al Leiter, Carl Pavano and maybe Brad Radke. Nov. 13 - 1:24 pm et
Source: Newark Star-Ledger

Ron Villone - R - Mariners

The Yankees could sign both Ron Villone and Steve Kline for their bullpen.
Villone is receiving plenty of interest because he's left-handed, versatile and cheap. He hasn't posted an ERA under 4.00 since 1997, but he has been decent each of the last two years. Nov. 13 - 1:21 pm et
Source: Newark Star-Ledger

the yankees are idiots. if they want to compete, they better get some good players.
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