2010 Class

I stumbled upon a brand new article posted on MLB.com stating next years top prospects to be enshrined in the baseball hall of fame. My coach and good friend Bert Blyleven is in that group, and understandably so. He's 5th all time in strike outs, 287 career wins... come on, He should have been in 13 years ago when he was first put on the ballot.

We'll have to wait a bit to finally find out if he is voted in for next year. But I truly believe its about that time. Check out the article here.


The Doc effect

If you've watched any sports network (except in Europe) over the past 3 weeks you have undoubtedly heard about the trade rumors regarding Roy "Doc" Halladay, the Toronto Blue Jays ace. It's normal for a big player or two to be traded at the trade dead line every year (July 31st, 4 pm), so this is nothing new to me, but this time, since we are in the same organization, my team would be directly influenced by what happens.

See, the Blue Jays are looking to trade Doc for a bevy of prospects from some clubs. They just turned down a trade offer from the Phillies which would have seen us getting 3 prospects and a big league starter. The 3 prospects are all at a double A level, so that means if Doc is traded, we get 3 new team mates.

We have been struggling in parts of our game, so a trade bringing us a few new bats and arms couldn't hurt.

I've come to learn more and more helping me realize how influential injuries, promotions, struggling players, guys getting released, and trades affect every single level in organizations. for instance, BJ Ryan got released a couple weeks ago, so a reliever moves up from every team in the organization to fill the void.

We have about 40 games left in our 142 game schedule, I am aiming to finish as strong as I started the season. Throwing strikes from my new submarine arm angle is the key, keeping everything in the zone and getting outs are my key.

Okay, I know I've said it a bunch, but I'm going to try and put up a blog at least every 4 days or so... stay tuned!