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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.35
NL West:
1. San Francisco
2. San Diego
3. Arizona
4. Los Angeles
5. Colorado

NL Central:
1. Cubs
2. Houston
3. St. Louis
4. Pittsburgh
5. Milwaukee
6. Cincinatti

NL East:
1. Florida
2. Philly (WC)
3. Montreal
4. Atlanta
5. Mets

Florida stays in there and they fight the Phillies all the way. Houston doesn't shine as bright as everyone thinks because Pettit and Clemons are past it and the rest of them are too old. The Cubs make the Series out of the NL (and hell freezes over while a blue moon shines)

AL West:
1. Oakland
2. Seattle
3. Anaheim
4. Texas

AL East:
1. Yankees
2. Boston(WC)
3. Tampa Bay
4. Toronto
5. Baltimore

AL Central:
1. Kansas City
2. Minnesota
3. White Sox
4 Detroit
5. Cleveland


You know, I really don't care about the AL. I hate the DH and all it stands for. I hope the Sox come out of it, but I predict the Yanquis

Cubs over Yanquis in 6

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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.33
    Originally posted by Grimis
    both DuBose and Bedard are two very good young lefties you've never heard of. With three lefties, we're in good shape.


I BEG YOUR PARDON - I have, in fact, heard of them. I can read! Nah. Nah. And yeah, I hope you're right. I think Ainsworth having a "stellar" year is a bit much to ask. I'll dig on an ERA only a little over 4 and some decent strikeout numbers. I dunno about being in good shape via having three lefties. The Cubs and Astros don't have any freakin' lefties and I'd trade rotations with either of them. Good pitchers are good pitchers.

But now this begs the question of whom the last decent left-handed starter Baltimore developed was. I figure one of the three has to pan out, so that would be the first since, good god, Mike Flanagan?

My confidence in the system is shaken, which it should be. Bring back Davey Johnson you fools.



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The Astros did bring in that Andy Pettitte guy. Other than that, they've got four righties.





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I realize it's only spring traiing, but Pettite has been throwing beach balls all spring and has been complaining of a dead arm.

Doesn't mean that he can't throw the switch come opening day, but usually with a pitcher both of the above are red flags.



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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.65
    Originally posted by drjayphd
    AL Central:
    1. Kansas City
    2. Minnesota
    3. White Sox
    4. (a bucket of warm spit)
    5. Detroit
    6. Cleveland.








If the bucket of warm spit can pick up a quality lefty out of the bullpen, they could fight the White Sox for 3rd in the division. If Manuel was still with the White Sox, I would have favored the warm bucket of spit, but Guillen might be able to hold them off.



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.33
    Originally posted by Whitebacon
    The Astros did bring in that Andy Pettitte guy. Other than that, they've got four righties.


Oops. Yes. Hey. I'm an idiot.



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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
    Originally posted by ScottieKStones
    But now this begs the question of whom the last decent left-handed starter Baltimore developed was. I figure one of the three has to pan out, so that would be the first since, good god, Mike Flanagan?

I just parused the indispensibleBaseball Reference from all of the left-handed staring pitchers the Orioles have developed(i.e. through their system, not David Wells, etc) since the Orioles traded Mike Flanagan to the Blue Jays in 1987. And they are(with career records):

1987
Eric Bell(15-18, 5.18)
Jeff Ballard(41-53, 4.71. Did go 18-8 in 1989 though)

1988
Gordon Dillard(0-0, 6.43, 7 IP)

1989-1990
none

1991
Arthur Rhodes(69-51, 4.33; yes, he was a starter, and a bad one at that)

1992
none

1993
John O'Donoghue(0-1, 4.58 ERA. 1 career start)

1994
none

1995
Rick Krivda(11-16, 5.54 ERA. Was supposed to be the great left-handed starter post Flanagan)

1996-1999
none

1999
Matt Riley(1-0, 4.71 ERA. Pitched in Majors last year for first time since '99. Was going to be Jesus here until he blew out his arm. Is # 4 guy this year).

2000
John Parrish(3-7, 5.38 ERA. Struck out the side in the first inning against the Yankees in his first start, pitching against Clemens. I was there. Now a middle reliever.)

2001-2003
none

2003
Eric DuBose(3-6, 3.73 ERA. Technically, we didn't develop him. He was drafted by Oakland and bounced around before landing here)

And now we have Riley, Bedard, and DuBose in the rotation.


This should not discount some of the other "star" lefties who have started for the Orioles since '87:

David Wells
Fernando Valenzuela
Jamie Moyer
Craig Lefferts
Chuck McElroy
Omar Daal
Kent Mercker
Doug Johns




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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.33
    Originally posted by Grimis
    Jeff Ballard(41-53, 4.71. Did go 18-8 in 1989 though)


And that was so retarded when you look at his numbers that year. His ERA and WHIP were 3.43/1.38, but he gave up 240 hits in 215 innings, and struck out an entire 62 batters over those 215 innings. And after that he never even approached decent again. That guy was WEIRD.

All's I could remember was Ballard, Rhodes and the recent guys, though Rick Krivda rings a terrible bell. You're forgetting Jimmy F'n Key in there too.



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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
American League
East:
1.Boston
2.NY
3.Blue Jays
4.Tampa Bay
5.Baltimore
Central:
1. Kansas City
2. White Sox
3. Minnesota
4. Cleveland
5. Detroit
West:
1. Anaheim
2. Oakland (WC)
3. Seattle
4. Texas

National League
East
1. Philadelphia
2. Atlanta
3. Florida
4. Montreal
5. New York
CENTRAL:
1. Houston
2. Chicago (WC)
3. St. Louis
4. Cincinnati
5. Pittsburgh
6. Milwaukee
WEST:
1. Arizona
2. San Diego
3. Los Angeles
4. San Francisco
5. Colorado


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