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Sunday, July 23, 2006

RC Deals

Some of the RC cards that I think are deals right now are 92 Bowman Manny Ramirez #532 and 92 Bowman Carlos Delgado. Both of these cards are the players' top RC's, and can be found for under $20. Ramirez is one of the top hitters of our time. He has 461 HR's, 2024 Hits & .314 BA. I think he'll retire with 600+ HR's & 3000+ Hits. Delgado has 393 HR's so far in his career. By the time he retires, I predict that he'll have around 540 HR's.
Recap: Liriano vs Kazmir

Ok, so I was wrong about the score, but Liriano & the Twins did beat Kazmir & the D-Rays. I predicted a score of Min 4-2. Actual runs scored against each pitcher came to Min 4-1. Pretty close! Liriano is appearing to be the most dominant of the young pitchers (or any pitchers) this season. Today he fanned 10 in 5 IP! More kicking myself for not picking up ANY of his RC's before!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Young Guns Dual

It's exciting to see two great pitchers going head to head. Today we get to see Kazmir & Liriano battle it out. Both 22 y.o. lefties have been having red hot seasons. My prediction: Minnesota wins it 4-2.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Young Pitchers on the Move - Update

In my last post, I mentioned some of the young pitchers that I thought had strong potential. A few of them have really pulled away from the pack and are doing tremendously well. Jered Weaver (6-0, 1.12 ERA) & Ervin Santana (11-3, 3.88 ERA) have been bright spots for the struggling Angels. The team is only 1 game above .500, but luckily only 1.5 GB in the seemingly weak AL West. The LAA are ranked 11th (out of 14) in the AL for runs scored, so their pitchers don't get the best run support, making these pitchers' performances even more amazing.

Of course 3 other pitchers are having break out seasons: Justin Verlander (11-4, 2.83 ERA), Francisco Liriano (10-2, 2.12 ERA) & Scott Kazmir (10-6, 3.27 ERA). Boy do I wish I picked up their rare auto rc's back when they were affordable!! I'm predicting the next pitchers to break out will be Ian Snell of the Pirates (8-6, 4.85 ERA) and Ricky Nolasco of the Marlins (6-6, 5.00 ERA). Both the Pirates & Marlins have young pitching staffs that could develop into MLB leading rotations in the future, with these two pitchers at the forefront.