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Burrell, Baldelli, Bradley… Oh My!

  

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                                              Wow. Didn’t see that coming.

That was unexpected. The Rays recently signed former Philly ouitfielder Pat-the-Bat Burrell to a 2 year $16 million contract. Pat hit 33 homers and had 86 R.B.I.’s for the Phillies in 2008 but also sported a meager .250 batting average. Pat is sure to secure the Rays D.H. role for the next two years with steady 25-30 homer range production. Pat shows that he is dedicated to this team as he agreed to donate some money from his contract to the Rays official charity.                                                                      

 Tampa Bay Rays Lineup 2009                                           Tampa Bay Rotation 2009 

                                                                                                                                                                   

                  
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  1. Akinori Iwamura (2B)                                                     1. Scott Kazmir 
  2. Carl Crawford (LF)                                                         2. James Shields 
  3. B.J. Upton (CF)                                                            3. Matt Garza                      
  4. Evan Longoria (3B)                                                       4. Andy Sonnastine
  5. Carlos Pena (1B)                                                          5. David Price
  6. Pat Burrell (DH)
  7. Dioner Navarro (C)
  8. Jason Bartlett (SS)
  9. Fernando Perez (RF)                         

                                   

                                       Chicago Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley smiles as he is introduced ... 

The man above is a wanted criminal for getting a steal on his 3 year 30 million dollar contract.

If seen, please call the Dormant Cubs or go to www. what the heck did you just do? .com 

 

That was what some Cubs fans felt after the news that Milton Bradley was going to their team for 3 years 30 million dollars. Others felt it was the best thing they could do for their team. One of my only concerns for the Cubs is that Bradley has an injury plagued history but if he doesn’t receive any injuries he is sure to be a nice addition to the Cubs lineup as their right fielder. Unlike Burrell expect 15-20 homers as he is moving from a hitter’s friendly park to a neutral park.

 

                                      Rocco Baldelli by dbadair. 

Last but not least, my man, Rocco Baldelli. He is a great man and has overcome many obstacles to get to where he is today. I am so happy that he was mis-diagnosed with the mitochondrial disease as it is a non-treatable disease. Rocco signed for a one year 500,000 dollar deal with the Red Sox but that doesn’t matter since my cousin lives up there. He will probably be a fourth outfielder but as long as he’s happy with it I’m happy with it. 

Best wishes Rocco! Rock on!

The Manoman  

                          
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Happy Holidays!

This entry is dedicated to the holidays and winter. Here are just some tidbits of holiday happiness:

 

The snow here in the North East is up to four inches and counting. Talk about a winter wonderland!                                                                                          Go to fullsize imageGo to fullsize imageGo to fullsize imageGo to fullsize image

 

The holidays are right around the corner and there’s a strong possibility of a White Christmas this year.

 

Rocco Baldelli received an early holiday present last week when he discovered that his doctors mis-diagnosed him with mitochondial disease, a non treatable disease which causes fatigue and the mitochondria cannot produce alot of energy (ATP). My cousin also has it so I know its a difficult disease to live through. Rocco discovered he really had channel-opothy, a non-progressive, highly treatable disease. This will definetly aid him with his free agency.

 

Mark Teixeira will make a decision on a team this week, according to a Major League Source, bringing a present to whichever team signs him. This will finally end all his controversy surrounding his free agency.

 

The Giambino is also likely to bring a holiday present to the Oakland A’s as he is speaking with Billy Beane on bringing him back to Oakland for 2-3 years.

 

Well, that’s all for today. Remember, I encourage you to leave comments and enjoy my blog.

 

Enjoy the last days of 08′!

 

The Manoman