Posts Tagged ‘Alex Rodriguez’

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You’re as useless as an a$$hole right here (points to elbow) ahhh..Fantasy Baseball Begins!

March 23, 2010

Go See Rocket shes got a job for ya

To say my friends are an eclectic bunch is an understatement. We’ve got black folks, brown folks (Filipinos are brown skinned dammit!), yellow folks and of course the sprinkle of white folks. Not that it matters, I think we all have a common interest in girls, piff, cars, video games, clothing and of course sports. However, that does not stop us from ribbing each other with momma jokes, ethnic jokes and your’e not working tomorrow jokes. There are simply no rules, and if someone goes over the line its usually duked out by fists or lawn care tools in Dads backyard.

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2010 Fantasy Baseball Top 50

March 11, 2010

#1-Hanley Ramirez-SS-FLA- What’s not to love about Han-Ram?  Given the shallowness at the shortstop position for the 2010 season and the monstrous numbers he put up in ’09 (.342 BA, 101 R’s, 24 HR’s, 106 RBI’s, 27 SB, .410 OBP), Hanley’s value is “through the roof”.  Oh yeah, I almost forgot, he’s only 26 and it’s very possible he hasn’t even met his potential yet. How scary is that?

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Fantasy Forecasts and Predictions for 2010

January 15, 2010

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A-Rod solidifies legacy

November 5, 2009
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Redemption

Heavy hangs the head that wears the crown.

Not for Alex Rodriguez.

No longer will the $3oo million man have to answer questions about his postseason failures. 

With the weight of the world on his shoulders, and a below .200 batting average going into the start of this year’s playoffs, A-Rod has expelled the demons. He has gotten something that  his annual paycheck can’t buy. 

A ring.

It’s been 15 ring-less years for Alex. But with the help of a steroid-use admission, a hip surgery, and the addition of Kate Hudson, A-Rod has transformed himself. No longer is he the goat of Yankee failures. He put aside the egoistic, me-first attitude that has characterized him his entire career. This time,the team came first.

A-rod has secured his legend. He batted a robust .365 (19-for-52) with six homers and a franchise-record 18 RBIs in the 2009 playoffs. Think they were meaningless RBIs? Not quite. Eight of them tied a game or gave the Yankees the lead.

He was clutch. He was Jeter-esque. He was everything Yankee fans wanted him to be when we signed him 5 years ago. I don’t know what Kevin Long said to him, but his approach at the plate, along with his demeanor, is completely different. He had a career high in walks this year. He bought into the Yankee concept of being patient, taking your walks and passing the baton.

This was the MO of the late 90s teams. Grind out at bats. Take walks. Let your teammate pick you up. And that’s exactly what A-Rod did. When Pedro pitched around him, he let Matsui pick up the slack. And oh, how he picked it up.

And when the team needed him most, he delivered. Game-tying jacks in Game 2 and 3 of the ALDS, one off Joe Nathan in the bottom of the 9th. The game tying jack off MLB save leader Brian Fuentes in Game 2 of the ALCS. He ravaged Phillies closer Brad Lidge for the go-ahead RBI double in the 9th inning of Game 4 of the World Series.

And oh yeah, A-Rod also hit the first video-reviewed HR in the WS, which also was a game-changer, cutting the Phillies lead to 3-2 in Game 3 of the WS.

A-Rod has shaken off the criticism. He has reinvented himself. As Dennis Green once said — though slightly tailored — He is who we thought he was.

It just took five years to find out.