Archive for the ‘National League’ category

The All-Realistic NL Team of 2008

July 15, 2008

So we decided to make the best starters, and put the best backup players behind them. So basically, the best realistic team of 2008. For the backup and utility players, they have to be actual backups or platooners, like Augie Ojeda, or Ruben Gotay for example. No video game rosters here.

My lineup will consist of:

2 Catchers
1 First Baseman
1 First Baseman/Third Baseman
1 Second Baseman
1 Second Baseman/Shortstop
1 Third Baseman
1 Shortstops
4 Outfielders
1 Utility Player
12 pitchers, 7 RP, 5 SP

Catcher: Brian McCann – Atlanta Braves

I made a mistake when I chose Russell Martin based on him dating Alyssa Milano on one of my older articles. Brian McCann is having the better season indeed.



National League Review: April

May 13, 2008

(Sorry about the long delay.. oops)

So, who has been good so far this year? We’ll see. Let us point out the MVP of the month, the Cy Young of the month, the most disappointing individual player, and the most disappointing team.

I like early 90s rap, so I will use old school rappers to demonstrate who has been awesome and who really, really sucks so far in the National League.

The Public Enemy award: MVP of April Chipper Jones

The Braves’ Chipper Jones in the month of April has been the “Public Enemy” for opposing teams so far this year. The switch-hitting old man of a third baseman still has a lot left in his tank. I will put Chipper on the top of my list, as he is batting a league-leading .417, while chewing many, many cans of Skoal and eating lots of Hooters wings. Chipper is simply. the. man. I also like Chase Utley, but Jones is the best player on an average team so far.

Honorable mentions: Chase Utley, Ryan Church, Hanley Ramirez, Edwin Encarnacion, Raffy Furcal, Derrek Lee, Lance Berkman