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    Re: The Orange and Black (2009 and beyond)

    2008 San Francisco Giants
    NL West
    Code:
    Los Angeles	96-66 --
    Arizona		93-70 3.5
    Colorado	79-83 17.0
    San Francisco	70-92 26.0
    San Diego	68-94 28.0
    After 50 years in San Francisco, the most successful team in the history of organized sports(in terms of wins) has no rings. The organization with the most hall of famers in all of baseball had parted ways with its savior just 2 years earlier. The fans were dedicated and loyal, but could not take another wasted season or dumb move by management.

    Peter Magowan, the General Managing Partner who had been running the franchise since 1993 had just stepped down. With new GMP Bill Neukom coming in, there had to be change. And the 1st change would be getting rid of the man who signed Barry Zito and his 83 MPH fastball to a 7 year/$127M deal. Brian Sabean had to go.

    Brian Sabean and Peter Magowan


    Bill Neukom

    Bill Neukom doesnt wait long naming a new manager in Enos Cabell. His last position was with the Houston Astros as special assistant to GM Ed Wade.

    Enos Cabell(left)

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    Re: The Orange and Black (2009 and beyond)

    2008 League Review

    Playoffs
    ALDS: White Sox vs Yankees
    Yankees win 3-1
    MVP: Joba Chamberlain

    ALDS: Red Sox vs Angels
    Red Sox win 3-1
    MVP: Jacoby Ellsbury

    NLDS: Phillies vs Diamondbacks
    Phillies win 3-1
    MVP: Cole Hamels

    NLDS: Dodgers vs Astros
    Astros win 3-2
    MVP: Randy Wolf

    ALCS: Yankees vs Red Sox
    Red Sox win 4-0
    MVP: Jacoby Ellsbury

    NLCS: Phillies vs Astros
    Astros win 4-2
    MVP: Roy Oswalt

    World Series: Red Sox vs Astros
    Red Sox win 4-0
    MVP: Kevin Youkilis

    NL Standings and Stats

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    NL East
    Philadelphia	96-66 --
    New York	82-80 14.0
    Florida		79-83 17.0
    Atlanta		72-90 24.0
    Washington	66-96 30.0
    
    NL Central
    Houston		93-69 --
    Chicago		92-71 1.5
    St. Louis	83-79 10.0
    Milwaukee	82-80 11.0
    Cincinnati	74-88 19.0
    Pittsburg	74-88 19.0
    
    NL West
    Los Angeles	96-66 --
    Arizona		93-70 3.5
    Colorado	79-83 17.0
    San Francisco	70-92 26.0
    San Diego	68-94 28.0
    Code:
    Home Runs
    Dan Uggla	52
    Matt Holiday	40
    Pat Burrell	40
    Mike Cameron	39
    Ryan Ludwick	39
    
    RBIs
    Carlos Lee	127
    Albert Pujols	120
    Pat Burrell	113
    Garrett Atkins	111
    Dan Uggla	110
    
    Batting Avg
    Matt Holiday		.348
    Albert Pujols		.322
    Carlos Lee		.319
    Lance Berkman		.315
    Christian Guzman	.315
    
    Wins
    Jason Marquis		19
    Brandon Webb		18
    Chad Billingsley	17
    David Bush		17
    Aaron Harang		15
    NL MVP: Albert Pujols
    NL Cy Young: Brandon Webb
    NL ROY: Geovany Soto

    AL Standings and Stats

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    AL East
    Boston		95-67 --
    New York	95-67 --
    Tampa Bay	78-84 17.0
    Baltimore	67-95 28.0
    Toronto		61-101 34.0
    
    Al Central
    Chicago		100-62 --
    Detroit		93-69 7.0
    Minnesota	88-74 12.0
    Kansas City	81-81 19.0
    Cleveland 	70-92 30.0
    
    AL West
    Los Angeles	81-81 --
    Oakland		75-87 6.0
    Texas		74-88 7.0
    Seattle		74-88 7.0
    Code:
    Home Runs
    Jermaine Dye	51
    Alex Rodriguez	45
    Carlos Quentin	38
    Miguel Cabrera	37
    Marcus Thames	37
    
    RBIs
    Alex Rodriguez	139
    Magglio Ordonez	132
    Jermaine Dye	128
    Nick Markakis	126
    Miguel Cabrera	119
    
    Batting Avg
    Miguel Cabrera	.338
    Howie Kendrick	.324
    Hideki Matsui	.319
    Placido Polanco	.312
    Dustin Pedroia	.308
    
    Wins
    Justin Verlander	23
    Dice-K			16
    Josh Beckett		15
    Kenny Rodgers		15
    Mike Mussina		15
    AL MVP: Jermaine Dye
    AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander
    AL ROY: Alexei Ramirez

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    OFF-SEASON

    Team Released
    Rich Aurilia (retired)
    Omar Vizquel (retired)
    Eli Sanchez
    Vinnie Chulk
    Tyler Walker
    Jack Taschner
    Brad Hennessey (retired)
    Victor Santos
    Julio Mateo
    Kevin Correia
    Scott Munter
    Jesse Foppert (retired)
    Eliezer Alfonzo
    Ryan Rohlinger
    Dave Roberts

    Team Re-Signed
    Brian Wilson - 3 yrs/$15.0M

    League Free Agency
    CC GOES BACK HOME

    CC Sabathia signs huge contract with hometown Giants for 7 years $123M. With more than enough leftys in the rotation the Giants trade break-out pitcher Jonathan Sanchez(195.1 IP, 7-12, 3.36 ERA, 248 Ks) to the Orioles for 2B Brian Roberts(.284, 97 R, 36 SB). To fill the 1B spot they pick-up Prince Fielder for 3 years $27M who struggled last season(.228, 25 HR, 62 RBI). Also to help with the bullpen they sign Matt Guerrier(76.1, 3.89, 60 Ks) to a 3 year $18.3M contract.

    YANKEES NEW FACES FOR NEW STADIUM

    Yankees pick-up the biggest bat on the market, Mark Teixeira(.280, 36 115) for 6 years $138M and a new staff ace Ben Sheets(218.0, 13-9, 2.92, 209 K) at $95M for 5 years.

    MANNY KEEPING IT IN SOCAL

    4 years $80M the Dodgers give Manny(.278, 38 102) what he wants.

    UGGLA HITS CAPITAL HILL HARD

    Washington Nationals break out the checkbook and get Dan Uggla(.267 52 110) for 5 years at $87M.

    DUNN DEALs IN BALTIMORE

    Orioles sign Dunn(.198 46 103) to 5 year $77.5M then trade him to Texas for Joaquin Benoit and Frank Francisco.

    K-ROD SIGNS WITH MOTOWN

    Francisco Rodriquez(44.2 3.83 34/32 Saves 60 K) signs hude deal to be closer in Detroit for the next 6 years for $101M


    League trades
    - Rangers trade Michael Young, Kazuo Fukumori, Jason Jennings and Neil Ramirez to Braves for Casey Kotchman and Chris Resop
    - Twins trade Justin Morneau to Padres for Craig Stansberry, Justin Hampton and John Hussey
    - Astros trade Ty Wigginton and Ray Sadler to White Sox for Paul Konerko, Scott Linebrink, Brandon Claussen and D.J Carrasco
    - Braves trade Kelly Johnson to Padres for Greg Maddux, Cla Meredith, Clay Hensley, Ramon Nivar and Colt Morton
    - Orioles trade Adam Dunn to Rangers for Joaquin Benoit and Frank Francisco
    - Cubs trade Rich Harden, Kevin Hart, Justin Wayne and Alessandro Maestri to Reds for Joey Votto, Corey Patterson, Alex Gonzalez and Javier Valentin

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    SPRING TRAINING

    Manager Bruce Bochy announces the opening day roster.


    Starting Line-Up
    Bat Position Name
    2008 stats: ABs/AVG/OBP HRs RBIs SBs Runs


    1) L LF Fred Lewis
    548/.254/.341 8 42 30 102


    2) S 2B Brian Roberts
    546/.284/.371 12 59 37 96


    3) R CF Aaron Rowand
    527/.311/.352 15 73 5 66


    4) L 1B Prince Fielder
    517/.228/.324 25 62 2 71


    5) R C Bengie (Big Money) Molina
    515/.305/.339 22 90 3 73


    6) S RF Randy Winn
    536/.287/.342 14 77 5 67


    7) R 3B Kevin Frandsen
    431/.262/.302 2 38 9 40


    8) S SS Emmanuel Burriss
    455/.240/.291 1 42 8 40

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    Bench


    L 1B/OF John Bowker


    L RF Nate Schierholtz


    S C/Corner IF Pablo (Lil Money) Sandoval


    R SS Brian Bocock


    R 2B/OF Eugenio Velez


    R C Steve Holm

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    Re: The Orange and Black (2009 and beyond)

    Pitching Rotation
    Throws Name
    2008 stats: IP ERA W-L Ks Saves


    Ace: L Barry Zito (Captain Quirk)
    234.1 5.07 9-18 170 0


    #2: R Tim Lincecum (Tim Wins-will-come, The Franchise, The Freak)
    33.0 3.27 3-1 46 0


    #3: L CC Sabathia
    224.2 4.25 11-9 234 0


    #4: R Matt Cain (Matt Cain is Able)
    201.1 4.74 11-16 210 0


    Spot Starter: L Noah Lowry
    179.2 4.51 11-13 126 0

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    Closer: R Brian Wilson
    57.0 2.37 2-5 54 41/43


    Set-Up: R Merkin Valdez
    84.0 3.32 5-1 72 0

    Relief


    L Alex Hinshaw
    56.0 2.89 4-3 35 1/2


    L Geno Espinelli
    21.0 2.57 1-0 19 0


    R Matt Guerrier
    76.1 3.89 8-4 60 2/7


    R Sergio Romo
    18.0 7.00 0-0 23 0

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    geez, Prince Fielder had a bad year.

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    why on earth is Zito your ace, ahead of Timmy, CC and Cain

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeraldSports View Post
    why on earth is Zito your ace, ahead of Timmy, CC and Cain
    I was wondering that myself. I guess he wants some sucker on the front line to take the brunt of the damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeraldSports View Post
    why on earth is Zito your ace, ahead of Timmy, CC and Cain
    LOL im trying to keep this kind of close to real life happenings, and for some strange reason maybe since they paid him so much the Giants will not just put Zito to the side. As horrible as he pitches they still call him the ace even after Timmy Wins-will-come had a stupendous year. I wonder the same thing. I guess its like if we pay him this much we minus well pitch him 1st. I dunno . So I thought even if they signed CC they would still put Zito number 1. Me personally Id have him in Noah Lowry role.

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    Why'd Tim Linecum only pitch 33 innings in 08?
    Lakers/Cardinals/Patriots/Penguins


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    elbow injury . i simmed thru the whole 1st season . going to get 2009 kicked off later tonight . after LSU vs Florida, RedSox vs Rays, Nuggets vs Suns, Chad Dawson vs Antonio Tarver and Samuel Peter vs Vitali Klitschko

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    Jeez, got a busy night ahead of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Ryan is No. 0. He doesn't make the list, since he's clearly on a higher plane of existence than all other quarterbacks, living or dead. He is ... teh messiah.
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