Posted at 9:39 AM on March 24, 2006
by Ben Tesch
The stat geek at Replacement Level Yankees crunched the projection numbers on a bunch of simulators, and guess who comes out on top in the AL Central? The Twinkies. They are projected to get about 87 wins and take the division, with Chicago and Cleveland in close vicinity. Detroit isn't that far away either. The Twins have about a 48% chance of making the playoffs by the numbers.
But then again, I think he speaks for alot of people who he says "Minnesota seems kind of high to me. I'd put them behind Cleveland and the White Sox." I'm pretty sure why someone came up with this phrase: "that's why they play the game."
Posted at 11:30 AM on March 24, 2006
by Ben Tesch
The Cleveland Indians have sent top prospect Andy Marte down to AAA, as they now intend to start the season with "seasoned" veteran Aaron Boone at third.
Yes, this is the same Andy Marte who they got when they gave up Coco Crisp to the Red Sox, and who was hitting .359 this spring, including 6 doubles and 9 RBI.
This is also the same 30-something Aaron Boone with the two knee surgeries, can't hit lefty pitching, and whose first two months with Cleveland last year were "the lowest points of my career."
Why do I get the feeling Aaron has incriminating photos of someone in the front office?