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Droping the ball

Posted by lodomagic on June 14, 2006

Well, to my loyal readers I apologize for the lack of updates here at Lodo Magic, running a blog is harder then I expected, but with school out for the summer (minus a class) I should have more time to focus here.

Looking at the NL Allstar leaders, I can't help but feel a little angry. On the Rockies roster, I think we have 6 players that could be very deserving players to be named for the allstar game. I will go them and give you my thoughts on the matter.

Matt Holliday – Holliday is having a great season, putting up a line of .342/.385/.617, however he's not even in the top 15 vote getters for the NL outfield. Here is a guy who is one of the top five outfielders in the NL right now, and players such as Xavier Nady, and So Taguchi rank in front of him in votes.

Brad Hawpe – While he seems to be in a little bit of a funk as of late, Hawpe is still putting together a very good campain. He is hitting .305/.378/.545 in his seconed year as a starter. While he isn't having as good of a season as Holliday, he is still very solid, and is a much better player then Nady and Taguchi

Garrett Atkins – While I don't think he is the best third basemen in the league, one can make an argument for him going to the allstar game. Atkins runs into a problem of having a lot of very good 3b in the NL. Wright, Rolen, and Cabrera are all having better season then Atkins .329/.398/.519 line, however one can make the case to have him ahead of Jones and Ensberg, instead, not mention at all of Atkins

Jeff Francis – Pitchers are chosen by the manager, so fans really have no say in who pitches, but I hope Phil Garner takes a look at Jeff Francis, his record of 5-5 is nothing to write home about, but then again, you can't tell much about a pitcher with his W/L record anyways. Francis has put up a 3.76 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP, leaving him at 13th in WHIP leaders, while pitching at Coors (not that as much of a hitters park as in years past)

Aaron Cook – Cook is anouther pitcher who should get some consideration as well. Currently he is 5-6 with a 3.75 ERA and a 1.44 Whip, while his numbers arn't as good as Francis, he is turning into an Ace pitcher, or at the very least, a solid number 2 option

Brian Fuentes – Last years allstar is following up with anouther solid 2006 campain. With 14 saves and a 2.36 ERA, and a 1.09, Fuentes is probably one of the most underated clossers in the game. He should easly claim a spot on this years team.


2 Responses to “Droping the ball”

  1. Hercules said


    Every dog is valiant at his own door…

  2. Gartheride said


    A good anvil does not fear the hammer…

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