Josh Hamilton was the first overall pick of the Tampa Bay Rays all those years ago. He went from phenom hitter to washed up and out of baseball player after he got messed up with drugs. His original team gave up on him and the Cincinnati Reds gave him a chance. He had the support of Reds both on and off the field. Likewise with Rangers, even when he had a few relapse the Rangers had a support system in place for Hamilton. Now, comes a bad sequence of events for Josh including a drug relapse and a failed marriage while with the Angels in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the Angels only cared about the on the field player, and in the support category for whatever reason they did not have his back. Some nasty tweets from a few bloggers and reporters were uncalled for: http://www.baseballessential.com/news/2015/04/30/baseball-players-people/
Michael Lorenzen got called up and made his pitching debut:
Lorenzen walked one and struck out five. He threw 107 pitches, 68 strikes – the most pitches he has thrown as a professional. The high pitch count was the result of getting behind to hitters.
“He really didn’t establish the off-speed stuff for strikes early in the outing,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “I think they were able to sit on fastballs when he needed a strike.”
A tough day for my team as Adam Wainwright appears to have gone down with a season ending injury.It was the same day YGB made it into first place in the overall standings. I didn’t see either of these scenarios coming at all.
Well today i made a trade
I gave up Scooter Gennett who is on the DL, and Blake Treinen for Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler and Brewers infielder Luis Jimenez.
+ Siegrist, Kevin RP | STL
– Black, Vic RP | NYM
Winning bid amount: $2
+ Herrera, Jonathan SS | CHC
– Terdoslavich, Joey OF | ATL
Winning bid amount: $2
|C – Y. Grandal||18|
|C – A. Recker||1|
|1B – M. Reynolds||2|
|3B – D Wright||29|
|OF – J. Upton||36|
|OF – A. Pollock||11|
|OF – J. Bruce||29|
|OF – E. Inciarte||10|
|OF – J. Maxwell||1|
|2B – Joe Panik||2|
|MI – S. Gennett||1|
|SS – Peralta||16|
|UT – A. Alcantara||5|
|CI – J. Lamb||10|
|R. De La Rosa||1|
10Michael Lorenzen AAA Lville
15Marco Gonzalez AAA Mmphis
10 JT Realmuto AAA
5 Matt Reynolds AAA AAA Tides
10 Ahmed Rosario hiA StLucie
10 Brandon Drury AA Mobile bay bears
5 Cody Martin MAJ
10 Victor Black DL
5 Joey Terdsoslavich DL
2 Syndergard AAA
2 Stephenson AAA
5 Johnson AAA
5 Tapia hi A Modesta Nuts
2 Renfroe AA S.A. Missions
2 Piscotty AAA
2 Taylor MAJ
I am not sure what came over me, but the chance to have Marco Gonzales on my roster appealed to me, I didn’t use logic that when Jamie Garcia went down with an injury that the #5 pitcher would not be Gonzales despite his terrific spring. I gave up Butler, a mainstay in Rockies rotation for years to come. A bad trade.
Looking over the closer grid.
I found this site.
Good daily box score data,
I made a bad trade this off season giving up Josh Bell for Aramis Ramirez. I didn’t research the trade well enough. I just remembered seeing Aramis at the All star game in 2014. I didn’t look at is second half of 2014 where his performance really fell off. Moreover, after the trade it was revealed he was going to retire after 2015. After reflection on making a bad deal, I decided moving on from Ramirez rather than taking on his bad contract of $25 in the upcoming draft.
I took a chance of waivers after the season and gave up Neil Ramirez for Homer Bailey. I drafted Bailey at $27 last year and when I decided to build for the next season, I traded him for Eddie Butler of the Rockies. At that salary, he is about $5-$10 overpriced. He has shoulder injury and will start year on DL. I cut him.
As far as Butler, he looked like the real deal after 2013. How easily we forget he will pitch in Colorado. He obviously had some form of an injury when he got the recall to majors in 2014 as he was blasted in his debut. I liked Marco Gonzales and given a chance to take on $10 salary in year 1 for Butler who was in year 2, I took the deal. My salary now was at $160
My salary was going to be at $160 coming into the draft. But, after some reflection, I thought I could get Grichuk back in the draft at less than his $10 price tag. Going into draft 12 players and $150.
Some resources links follow for draft prep:
1. Clayton Kershaw – Los Angeles Dodgers
5. Max Scherzer – Washington Nationals
9. Jon Lester – Chicago Cubs
15. Julio Teheran – Atlanta Braves
16. Zack Greinke – Los Angeles Dodgers
19. Jordan Zimmermann – Washington Nationals
James Shields – San Diego Padres
Homer Bailey – Cincinnati Reds
Wily Peralta – Milwaukee Brewers
Lance Lynn – St. Louis Cardinals
Brandon McCarthy – Los Angeles Dodgers