Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hometown Season 29 - DCS Preview




Hometown Season 29
Division Championship Series Preview

#1 Dover vs. #5 Buffalo
Offense: Dover – first team to score over 1,000 runs since Toronto Season 23.
Pitching:  Dover – They have JJ and a stronger starting staff.
Defense: Push – No one that really stands out besides Easley at 2B.
Outlook: Dover wins in 5.

#2 Toronto vs. #6 Montreal
Offense: Toronto – MVP favorite Albert Diaz has Toronto running on all cylinders
Pitching: Toronto – Riccardi for Cy Young? Nope, a distant 2nd.
Defense: Toronto – Best +/- plays in all of Hometown
Outlook: Toronto wins in 4.

#1 Madison vs. #5 Scranton
Offense: Madison – over 100+ more runs scored than #2 Scranton.
Pitching: Push – 2nd and 3rd ERA in NL. MAD struck out more batters, SWB walked fewer
Defense: Madison – 2 GGs up the middle
Outlook: Madison wins in 5.

#2 Pawtucket vs. #6 Huntington
Offense: Push – similar numbers, similar MVP candidates
Pitching: Pawtucket – allowed more than .5 runs less than Huntington
Defense: Push – more + plays for PAW, but HUN threw out over 40% would-be base stealers
Outlook: Pawtucket wins in 4. Pitching is too good.

Monday, March 2, 2015

HT Season 29: Week 5 Power Rankings - Trade Deadline

Contender, Pretender, Re-builder, or No Clue


Rank
Team
Deadline Activity
32
Tampa Bay
Re-builder – Get something for Park…now!!!
31
San Jose
Re-builder – I think right owner in place to turn this around
30
New York
Re-builder – Top prospects getting closer to the big league
29
Philadelphia
Re-builder – Trade everyone and learn how to draft!
28
Seattle
Re-builder – Can't move pieces with MWR looming...
27
Memphis
No Clue – Still in the hunt for a playoff spot with a .400 winning %
26
Louisville
No Clue – Can he get a haul for Roth like Cincy did?
25
Hartford
Re-builder – Traded Posey, let the fire sale begin
24
Montgomery
Pretender – Might have to eat some salary to move
23
St. Louis
Re-builder – To think they once had Jimmie Johnson. Too bad.
22
Little Rock
Re-builder – There are 26 players that make more than this entire roster
21
San Juan
Pretender – Got talent, but not wins
20
Kansas City
Pretender – Looked promising in off-season, but hasn’t worked out
19
Houston
Pretender – Jekyll and Hyde (E. Ramirez and A. Engle)
18
Helena
No Clue – Trade best player, but keep the rest?
17
Anaheim
Pretender – 2 good SP, but nothing else won’t win many games
16
Tacoma
Pretender – Consistently inconsistent
15
Cheyenne
Pretender – No longer dominates AL West
14
Wichita
Pretender – Too bad they play in the AL East
13
Sacramento
Pretender – Just wait til they go on a run and make us all look silly
12
Chicago
Pretender – Lots of wasted money here
11
Monterrey
Pretender – Can the SP keep up with the offense?
10
Huntington
Pretender – See Monterrey
9
Salem
Pretender – See Monterrey and Huntington
8
Oakland
Pretender – They play as a team, but superstars are what win in this league
7
Montreal
Contender – Prieto rounds out a pretty solid SP staff
6
Scranton
Contender – Can Posey and O. Perez put them over the top?
5
Toronto
Contender – Putting it all together. Can they get the SP they want?
4
Pawtucket
Contender – Can offense keep up with SP?
3
Madison
Contender – Rather shitty year all around by Wisconsin standards
2
Dover
Contender – How could JJ lose to a team as awful as Buffalo?
1
Buffalo
Contender – Give them the crown. They beat JJ. They can't lose.



Top players on re-building teams to watch during the Waiver Period: 
James Park – RP (TB)
Hal Benjamin – RP (HEL)
Kelvin Roth – RF/DH (LOU)
Esteban Elcano – 3B (HOU)
Cookie Rodriguez – 1B (NY)