Mets Need Outfield Help

11 02 2009

Outfielder Adam Dunn

Outfielder Adam Dunn

As baseball’s spring training nears most teams are set and ready to enter the season with the roster they already have. However, the New York Mets need to add an outfield bat to their lineup.

The three best choices out there right now are OF Manny Ramirez, OF Adam Dunn, and OF Bobby Abreu. Each one of these players brings huge upside to a team, Ramirez adding the most value to any team, but also commanding the most money, which the Mets don’t seem to want to spend on him. $25 million a year is a little pricey.

With that said, the Mets could get great value from both Dunn and Abreu. Abreu hits for a better average, but Dunn has a more powerful bat.

The Mets need to add someone to protect 3B David Wright in their lineup. Their outfield isn’t awful, though, with CF Carlos Beltran being the centerpiece and OF Ryan Church playing a solid right field when healthy. But on the left side they are weak with an at best bench player in OF Fernando Tatis, and young player Daniel Murphy.

They improved greatly on their pitching, but are lacking that one last spark plug to really get the Mets over the hump.

Manny Ramirez offers the best value but if Dunn or Abreu is willing to sign a one or two year deal they are both huge possibilities for the Mets to sign, and as spring training nears their value continues to drop. Look out for the Mets to add Depth at the outfielding spot.

Outfielder Manny Ramirez

By: Daniel Murray





Is A-Rod now A-Roid

9 02 2009
According to SI.com on Saturday morning they released a story stating that Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, tested positive for steroids in an anonymous 2003 test where 104 players tested positive. The basis of this test was to show that less then 5% of MLB players took steroids in an attempt to prevent steroid testing.

A-Rod came out today and admitted he took steroids for three years from 2001-2003.

A-Rod career is on a path that is set to break Barry Bonds’ home run record, along with many other offensive records, but all this is now tainted. The Yankees were banking on the fact that he was clean, because it is a huge draw for fans and television. 

It does surprise me that he came clean, but it was the right thing for him to do. He can now begin to move on from this, and the MLB needs to do the same. They should take this incident in stride and make a statement that they are now fully ready to move on. It will be interesting to see what happens to A-Rod in the upcoming months. 

 

Alex Rodriguez alongside Andy Pettitte. Both admitted steroids users.

Alex Rodriguez #13 alongside pitcher Andy Pettitte. Both admitted steroids users.

Pictures from Newsday.com

By: Daniel Murray





UFC 94

31 01 2009

Not sure what the letters MMA stand for? Don’t know who GSP is?

After UFC 94 tonight, it should all become clear.

In a match up of two of the best mixed martial artists on the planet, UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St. Pierre battles UFC lighweight champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn in a bout that should finally get the UFC over the hump and truly into the mainstream.





Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Can Fly

30 01 2009

This athleticism is why Santonio Holmes is not getting open on Sunday

Source: Newsday/AP

By: Carl Carrie