The Mets, Twins, Dodgers & Cardinals are reportedly
still in the mix to trade for Ted Lilly.
Here’s a peek how Lilly would look in each roation.
–Ted Lilly (3-8) – 3.69 ERA
New York Mets
Mike Pelfrey (10-5) – 4.00 ERA
Johan Santana (8-5) – 3.11 ERA
Jonathan Niese (7-4) – 3.43 ERA
H. Takahasshi (7-5) – 4.47 ERA
R.A. Dickey (6-4) – 2.55 ERA
Carl Pavano (13-6) – 3.21 ERA
Fran. Liriano (9-7) – 3.35 ERA
Kevin Slowey (9-5) – 4.76 ERA
Scott Baker (8-9) – 5.00 ERA
Nick Blackburn (7-7) – 6.66 ERA
Jonathan Papelbon lives on the edge and the Angels finally made him pay for it.
Additionally, this win in particular could power the Angles to a world championship.
Rallying from a four run deficit was impressive, namely scoring three runs against Papelbon, but not nearly as important as the mental hurdle Anaheim jumped in sweeping the Red Sox.
Having been eliminated by Boston in three of the past five postseasons, it was more a question of mental toughness for the Halos than talent.
New York is no joke, of course, but the Angels piece of mind is enough to give the Yanks a runs for their money in the ALCS.
Speaking of which, A-Rod seems to have found his own piece of mind in the postseason going 5-for-11 with two home runs and six RBI against the Twins.
Talk about epic.
You’ve got players on both sides saying this was the greatest game they’ve ever played in, and I wouldn’t questions those feelings one bit.
Rallies, comebacks, home runs, guys getting thrown out at the plate…all ingredients to classic postseason baseball games, even if this one technically counts towards the regular season.
Take the ‘07 Mets off the hook…Detroit now holds the most recent colossal collapse in baseball, blowing a three game lead with four to play, a first in Major League history mind you.
Maybe Miguel Cabrera can drink to that?
I said it several times last week.
Lose the weekend series against the Twins and Monday would be a reevaluation period for the Cubs.
Turns out Jim Hendry pulled the plug on Gerald Perry a day earlier.
Of course it’s not fair to blame Perry for the Cubs’ collective brain cramp at the dish, but it’s a smart move.
The hitters on this club need a wakeup call.