2014 MLB Predictions

I’m back once again for my 2014 MLB predictions. Last year I was correct on 8/30 of the standings and had the win/loss record correct on 3/30 considering Texas played a wild card game. Here are my predictions for the 2014 season. As always, feel free to comments your thoughts or suggestions on the standings.

AL East

NL East

Team

Wins

Losses

Team

Wins

Losses

 Boston

90

72

Washington

92

70

Tampa Bay

84

78

Atlanta

86

76

New York Y.

81

81

Miami

77

85

Toronto

79

83

Philadelphia

77

85

Baltimore

75

87

New York M.

71

91

AL Central

NL Central

Team

Wins

Losses

Team

Wins

Losses

Detroit

94

68

Pittsburgh

89

73

Kansas City

87

75

St. Louis

84

78

Cleveland

85

77

Cincinnati

82

80

Chicago W.

78

84

Milwaukee

77

85

Minnesota

71

91

Chicago C.

72

90

AL West

NL West

Team

Wins

Losses

Team

Wins

Losses

Texas

85

77

Los Angeles D.

95

67

Oakland

83

79

San Francisco

87

75

Los Angeles A.

82

81

Colorado

83

79

Seattle

76

86

Arizona

80

82

Houston

73

89

San Diego

75

87

 

 

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MLB Free Agents 2013

With the end of the 2012 season comes the start off signing, trades and waiver claims. Here are reports made by me, on all 30 teams based on free agents and players. All stats and records are as of November 30 2012. Enjoy

MLB Free Agents

Team  Free Agents (Position) Best Fitting Free Agents Tradeable Players 
Arizona Diamondbacks     Matt Lindstrom, RP
Takashi Saito, RP
Henry Blaco, C
    Michael Bourn, OF     Willie Bloomquist, SS
Atlanta Braves     Michael Bourn, OF
Reed Johnson, OF
Lyle Overbay, 1B
Chad Durbin, RP
Jeff Baker, RF
    Josh Hamilton, OF     Dan Uggla, 2B
Jair Jurrgens, SP
Baltimore Orioles     Joe Saunders, SP
Randy Wolf, SP
Endy Chavez, OF
Nate McLouth, OF
Jim Thome, DH
    Zack Grienke, SP     Brian Matusz, SP
Brian Roberts, 2B
Mark Reynolds, 1B
Boston Red Sox     Vincente Padilla, RP
Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP
James Loney, 1B
Scott Podsednik, OF
Cody Ross, OF
    Kyle Lohse, SP     Daniel Bard, RP
Chicago Cubs Manny Corpas, RP
Joe Mather, OF
Mike Napoli, C
Zack Grienke, SP
Nick Swisher, OF
Ian Stewart, 3B
Chicago White Sox     Francisco Liriano, SP
Brett Myers, RP
A.J. Piersynski, C
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
Orlando Hudson, 2B
    Michael Bourn, OF
Zack Grienke, SP
    Alex Rios, OF
Philip Humber, SP
Cincinnati Reds     Bill Bray, RP
Miguel Cairo, 1B
Scott Rolen, 3B
Ryan Ludwick, OF
    Kevin Youkilis, 3B
Adam LaRoche, 1B
Josh Hamilton, OF
    Nick Masset, RP
Cleveland Indians     Roberto Hernandez, SP
Kevin Slowey, SP
Casey Kotchman, 1B
Travis Hafner, DH
Grady Sizemore, OF
    Jose Valverde, RP
Kyle Lohse, SP
    Jason Donald,SS
Ubaldo Jimenez, SP
Colorado Rockies     Jeff Francis, SP
Jonathan Sanchez, SP
Jason Giambi, 1B
    Mike Napoli, C
Anibal Sanchez, SP
    Ramon Hernandez, C
Michael Cuddyer, OF
Detroit Tigers     Anibal Sanchez, SP
Jose Valverde, RP
Delmon Young, DH
    Ryan Dempster, SP
Nick Swisher, OF
    Rick Porcello, SP
Ramon Santiago, 2B
Houston Astros     Chris Snyder, C     Mike Napoli, C
Michael Bourn, OF
Delmon Young, DH
    Wilton Lopez, RP
J.D. Martinez, OF
Kanasas City Royals     Joakim Soria, RP     Jose Valverde, RP
Kyle Lohse, SP
Zack Grienke, SP
    Luis Mendoza, SP
Johnny Giavotella, 2B
Jason Bourgeois, CF
Los Angeles Angels     Dan Haren, SP
Zack Grienke, SP
LaTroy Hawkins, RP
J. Isringhausen, RP
Eric Hurley, RP
    Kyle Lohse, SP     Scott Downs, RP
Hank Conger, C
Kendrys Morales, 1B
Los Angeles Dodgers     Joe Blanton, SP
Randy Choate, RP
Juan Rivera, 1B
Shane Victorino, OF
Bobby Abreu, OF
    Anibal Sanchez, SP
Mike Napoli, C
    Ted Lilly, SP
Chris Capuano, SP
Juan Uribe, 3B
Nick Punto, 3B
Miami Marlins     Carlos Zambrano, SP
Juan Oviedo, RP
Carlos Lee, 1B
Chad Gaudin, RP
Austin Kearns, LF
    Mike Napoli, C
Zack Grienke, SP
Nick Swisher, OF
    Ricky Nolasco, SP
Logan Morrison, OF
Milwaukee Brewers     Francisco Rodriguez, RP
Shaun Marcum, SP
Jose Veras, RP
Alex Gonzalez, SS
Kameron Loe, RP
    Kyle Lohse, SP
Jose Valverde, RP
    Nyjer Morgan, OF
Minnesota Twins     Carl Pavano, SP
Matt Capps, RP
    Josh Hamilton, OF
Zack Grienke, SP
Michael Bourn, OF
    Glen Perkins, RP
New York Mets     Jason Bay, OF
Scott Hairston, OF
Ronny Cedeno, SS
Jon Rauch, RP
Ramon Ramirez, RP
    Michael Bourn, OF
Delmon Young, OF
Ryan Dempster, SP
    Mike Nickeas, C
New York Yankees     Rafael Soriano, RP
Andruw Jones, OF
Nick Swisher, OF
Ichiro Suzuki, OF
Raul Ibanez, OF
    Josh Hamilton, OF
Delmon Young, OF
Mike Napoli, C
    Clay Rapada, RP
Chris Dickerson, OF
Oakland Athletics     Dallas Braden, SP
Brandon McCarthy, SP
Stephen Drew, SS
Brandon Inge, 3B
Jeremy Accardo, RP
    Kyle Lohse, SP
Delmon Young, OF
    Brandon Moss, 1B
Philadelphia Phillies     Jose Contreras, RP
Ty Wigginton, 1B
Placido Polanco, 3B
Hector Luna, 1B
Brian Schneider, C
    Adam LaRoche, 1B
Michael Bourn, OF
Zack Grienke, SP
Mike Napoli, C
    Freddy Galvis, 2B
Pittsburgh Pirates     Kevin Correira, SP
Jason Grilli, RP
Rod Barajas, C
Chad Qualls, RP
    Ryan Dempster, SP
Anibal Sanchez, Sp
    Jeff Karstens, SP
Clint Barmes, SS
San Diego Padres     Jason Marquis, SP
Tim Stauffer, SP
    Ryan Dempster, SP
Josh Hamilton, OF
    John Baker, C
Will Venable, OF
Jesus Guzman, OF
San Francisco Giants     Angel Pagan, OF
Ryan Theriot, 2B
Marco Scutaro, 2B
Freddy Sanchez, 2B
Aubrey Huff, 1B
    Adam LaRoche, 1B
Michael Bourn, OF
    Brett Pill, 1B
Javier Lopez, RP
Seattle Mariners     Miguel Olivo, C
Kevin Millwood, SP
George Sherrill, RP
    Mike Napoli, C
Anibal Sanchez, SP
    Jason Vargas, SP
Brendan Ryan, SS
Casper Wells, OF
St. Louis Cardinals     Kyle Lohse, SP
Lance Berkman, 1B
Brian Fuentes, RP
    Nick Swisher, OF     Edward Mujica, RP
Tampa Bay Rays     Kyle Farnsworth, RP
Carlos Pena, 1B
Jeff Keppinger, 3B
Luke Scott, DH
J.P. Howell, RP
    Adam LaRoche, 1B
Josh Hamilton, OF
    Alex Cobb, SP
Reid Brignac, SS
Ben Francisco, OF
Texas Rangers     Josh Hamilton, OF
Mike Napoli, C
Koji Uehara, RP
Ryan Dempster, SP
Colby Lewis, SP
    Nick Swisher, OF     Mitch Moreland, 1B
Toronto Blue Jays     Jason Frasor, RP
Brandon Lyon, RP
Kelly Johnson, 2B
    Anibal Sanchez, SP     Mark Buehrle, SP
John Buck, C
Jesse Litsch, RP
Washington Nationals     Edwin Jackson, SP
Sean Burnett, RP
Chien-Ming Wang, SP
Adam LaRoche, 1B
Mike Gonzalez, RP
    Zack Grienke, SP
Ryan Dempster, SP
    Tom Gorzelanny, RP
Jesus Flores, C
Roger Bernadina, OF

My MLB Award Winners

Here are my selections for the 2012 MLB awards.  HM= Honurable Mentions.

                    American League                                                    National League

                                                                   

                                  Most Valuable Player            

Winner-           Miguel Cabrera, DET.                                         Ryan Braun, MIL. 

HM-                 Josh Hamilton, TEX.                                             R.A. Dickey, NYM.

                        Edwin Encarnacion, TOR.                                   Andrew McCutchen, PIT.              

                                 Cy Young Award             

Winner-           David Price, TB.                                                            R.A. Dickey, NYM.

HM-                 Jered Weaver, LAA.                                                    Gio Gonzalez, WSH.

                        Justin Verlander, DET.                                              Matt Cain, SF.

                            Rookie of the Year

Winner-      Mike Trout, LAA.                                                            Wade Miley, ARZ.

HM-            Yoenis Cespedes, OAK.                                              Willin Rosario, COL.

                    Yu Darvish, TEX.                                                          Bryce Harper, WSH.

                                Manager of the Year

Winner-           Buck Showalter, BAL.                                      Davey Johnson, WSH.

HM-                  Bob Melvin, OAK.                                              Clint Hurdle, PIT.

                         Ron Washington, TEX.                                    Fredi Gonzalez, ATL.

                             Gold Glove Awards

C-                      A.J. Piersynski, CWS.                                          Brian McCann, ATL.

1B-                   Adrian Gonzalez, BOS.                                       Corey Hart, MIL.

2B-                  Dustin Pedroia, BOS.                                           Brandon Phillips, CIN.

SS-                  J.J. Hardy, BAL.                                                     Jimmy Rollins, PHI.

3B-                 Adrian Beltre, TEX.                                               Aramis Ramirez, MIL.

RF-                 Nick Markakis, BAL.                                            Carlos Beltran, STL.

CF-                 Curtis Granderson, NYY.                                    Andrew Mccutchen, PIT.

LF-                 Alex Gordon, KC.                                                    Alfonso Soriano, CHC.

P-                   Zack Grienke, LAA.                                                Mat Latos, CIN.

                         Silver Slugger Awards

C-                 A.J. Piersynski, CWS.                                               Buster Posey, SF.

1B-               Prince Fielder, DET.                                                  Adrian Gonzalez, LAD.

2B-              Robinson Cano, NYY.                                                Aaron Hill, ARZ.

SS-              Derek Jeter, NYY.                                                       Ian Desmond, WSH.

3B-              Miguel Cabrera, DET.                                               Chase Headley, SD.

RF-             Mark Trumbo, LAA.                                                     Giancarlo Stanton, MIA.    

  

            

                       

                                              

  

MLB Team Stars, Prospects and More

I have made some categories for each baseball team. These choices are made by me and I am open to any comments or tips on these players. Here are the categories below. The 5 Player Pictures represent 5 of the players mentioned.

(RS) Rising Star(s)- A young rookie or player who has some big league experience but also has a bright future in the MLB for lots of years to come.

(UR) Underrated- A player, that in my eyes is underrated in the eyes of other fans, commentators and people.

(L) Leader(s)- A team leader that has been around the players, works well with everyone and can pump up the team when needed.

(SP) Streaky Player(s)- A player who goes on lots of streaks whether it is a hot streak or a cold slump.

(BP) Best Player(s)- The player which in my eyes is the face of the franchise, most productive and strongest player on the roster.

Arizona Diamondbacks-                           Paul Goldschmidt   Justin Upton   J.J. Putz Aaron Hill  Chris Young

RS- Wade Miley,  Paul Goldschmidt                  

UR- Gerardo Parra             

L- Justin Upton,  J.J. Putz                    

SP- Aaron Hill, Chris Young

BP- Justin Upton

 

Atlanta Braves-                                         Michael Bourn  Martin Prado  Brian McCann  Tim Hudson  Chipper Jones

RS- Andrelton Simmons, Taylor Pastornicky

UR- Michael Bourn, Martin Prado

 L-  Brian McCann, Tim Hudson, Chipper Jones

SP- Dan Uggla

BP- Chipper Jones, Brian McCann        

 

Baltimore Orioles-                                     J.J. Hardy    Nick Markakis  Mark Reynolds  Adam Jones

RS- Manny Machado, Zach Britton

UR- Pedro Strop, J.J. Hardy

L- Jim Thome, Nick Markakis

SP- Mark Reynolds

BP- Adam Jones

 

Boston Red Sox-                                          Jarrod Saltalamacchia  Mike Aviles  David Ortiz  Dustin Pedroia  Jacoby Ellsbury 

UR- Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Mike Aviles

L- David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia

SP- Jacoby Ellsbury,

BP- Jon Lester, David Ortiz

 

Chicago Cubs-                                                   Anthony Rizzo  Starlin Castro  David DeJesus  Carlos Marmol  Alfonso Soriano

UR- Carlos Marmol, David DeJesus

L- Alfonso Soriano

SP- Bryan LaHair

BP- Alfonso Soriano, Starlin Castro

 

Chicago White Sox-                                           Kevin Youkilis  Alex Rios  Paul Konerko  Jake Peavy Adam Dunn

RS- Chris Sale, Addison Reed

UR- Kevin Youkilis, Alex Rios

L- Paul Konerko

SP- Adam Dunn

BP- Paul Konerko

 

Cincinnati Reds-                                               Todd Frazier  Ryan Ludwick  Aroldis Chapman  Brandon Phillips  Jay Bruce

RS- Zack Cozart, Todd Frazier

UR- Ryan Ludwick, Aroldis Chapman

L- Joey Votto, Jay Bruce

SP- Brandon Phillips, Drew Stubbs

BP- Joey Votto

 

Cleveland Indians-                                              Jason Kipnis  Carlos Santana  Chris Perez  Asdrubal Cabrera  Shin-Soo Choo 

RS- Jason Kipnis, Carlos Santana

UR- Chris Perez, Asdrubal Cabrera

L- Travis Hafner, Casey Kotchman

SP- Ubaldo Jimenez, Shin- Soo Choo

BP- Shin-Soo Choo

 

Colorado Rockies-                                                 Wilin Rosario  DJ LeMahieu  Dexter Fowler  Jeff Francis  Carlos Gonzalez

RS- Willin Rosario, D.J. LaMahieu, Josh Rutledge

UR- Dexter Fowler

L- Todd Helton, Michael Cuddyer

SP- Jeff Francis, Todd Helton

BP- Carlos Gonzalez

 

Detroit Tigers-                                                     Austin Jackson  Prince Fielder  Miguel Cabrera  Jhonny Peralta  Justin Verlander

RS- Quintin Berry, Drew Smyly

UR- Austin Jackson, Max Scherzer

L- Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera, Jose Valverde, Justin Verlander

SP- Jhonny Peralta, Brennan Boesch

BP- Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera

 

Houston Astros-                                                  Jose Altuve  Brett Wallace  Jason Castro  Brian Bogusevic 

RS- Jose Altuve, Jordan Schafer

UR- Jed Lowrie, Jason Castro

L- Francisco Cordero, Chris Snyder

SP- Brett Wallace, Brian Bogusevic

BP- Jed Lowrie, Wilton Lopez

 

Kansas City Roylas-                                        Salvador Perez  Mike Moustakas  Alex Gordon  Billy Butler  Eric Hosmer 

RS- Salvador Perez, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain

UR- Alex Gordon, Billy Butler

L- Jeff Francoeur, Bruce Chen

SP- Eric Hosmer, Jeremy Guthrie

BP- Billy Butler, Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas

 

Los Angeles Angels-                                        Mike Trout  Torii Hunter  Albert Pujols  Mark Trumbo  Jered Weaver 

RS- Mike Trout, Peter Bourjos

UR- Dan Haren, Howie Kendrick

L- Torii Hunter, Albert Pujols, Jered Weaver

SP- Erick Aybar, C.J. Wilson

BP- Albert Pujols, Mark Trumbo, Jered Weaver

 

Los Angeles Dodgers-                                        Shane Victorino  Matt Kemp  Andre Ethier  Hanley Ramirez  Clayton Kershaw 

    

UR- A.J. Ellis, Shane Victorino

L- Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Hanley Ramirez

SP- Shane Victroino, Josh Beckett, Joe Blanton

BP- Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw, Adrian Gonzalez

 

Miami Marlins-                                                       Justin Ruggiano    Josh Johnson  Jose Reyes  Giancarlo Stanton

RS- Donovan Solano, Rob Brantly

UR- Justin Ruggiano

L- Heath Bell, Mark Buehrle, Carlos Lee, Josh Johnson

SP- John Buck, Jose Reyes, Carlos Zambrano

BP- Giancarlo Stanton

 

Milwaukee Brewers-                                           Corey Hart  John Axford  Aramis Ramirez  Rickie Weeks  Ryan Braun

RS- Martin Maldonado

UR- Corey Hart, John Axford

L- Aramis Ramirez, Francisco Rodriguez

SP- Rickie Weeks, Carlos Gomez

BP- Ryan Braun

 

Minnesota Twins-                                              Ben Revere  Josh Willingham  Ryan Doumit  Justin Morneau  Denard Span

RS- Scott Diamond, Ben Revere

UR- Josh Willingham, Ryan Doumit

L- Justin Morneau, Joe Mauer

SP- Trevor Plouffe, Denard Span

BP- Justin Morneau, Josh Willingham

 

New York Mets-                                                   Ruben Tejada  R.A. Dickey  David Wright  Lucas Duda  Ike Davis

RS- Matt Harvey, Ruben Tejada

UR- R.A. Dickey

L- David Wright, Johan Santana

SP- Lucas Duda, Ike Davis

BP- R.A. Dickey, David Wright

 

New York Yankees-                                        Derek Jeter  CC Sabathia  Nick Swisher  Russell Martin  Curtis Granderson    

RS- Ivan Nova, David Phelps

UR- Eric Chavez, Jayson Nix

L- Derek Jeter, Andruw Jones, C.C. Sabathia, Nick Swisher

SP- Raul Ibanez, Russell Martin, Joba Chamberlin

BP- C.C. Sabathia, Curtis Granderson

 

Oakland Athletics-                                          Derek Norris  Josh Reddick  Coco Crisp    Yoenis Cespedes 

RS- A.J. Griffin, Derek Norris, Tommy Milone

UR- Josh Reddick, Coco Crisp

L- Grant Balfour, Brandon Inge

SP- Yoenis Cespedes, Stephen Drew

BP- Josh Reddick

 

Philadelphia Phillies-                                John Mayberry  Ryan Howard  Jimmy Rollins  Roy Halladay  Placido Polanco

RS- Domonic Brown

UR- Juan Pierre, John Mayberry

L- Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Roy Halladay

SP- Ty Wigginton, Placido Polanco

BP- Roy Halladay

 

Pittsburgh Pirates-                                     Travis Snider  Jose Tabata  A.J. Burnett  Garrett Jones  Andrew McCutchen 

RS- Travis Snider, Starling Marte, Jose Tabata

UR- A.J. Burnett, James McDonald

L- Garrett Jones, A.J. Burnett

SP- Travis Snider, Wandy Rodriguez

BP- Andrew McCutchen

 

San Diego Padres-                                        Yonder Alonso  Yasmani Grandal  Chase Headley  Carlos Quentin  Cameron Maybin      

RS- Yonder Alonso, Alexi Amarista, Yasmani Grandal

UR- Chase Headley

L- Huston Street, Carlos Quentin

SP- Cameron Maybin, Edinson Volquez

BP- Carlos Quentin, Chase Headley

 

San Francisco Giants-                                  Brandon Belt  Brandon Crawford  Madison Bumgarner  Pablo Sandoval  Buster Posey

RS- Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford

UR- Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner

L- Pablo Sandoval, Barry Zito, Brian Wilson

SP- Tim Lincecum

BP- Pablo Sandoval, Buster Posey

 

Seattle Mariners-                                            Jesus Montero  Eric Thames  Dustin Ackley  Franklin Gutierrez  Felix Hernandez 

RS- Jesus Montero, Kyle Seager, Eric Thames, Dustin Ackley

UR- Michael Saunders, Franklin Gutierrez

L- Felix Hernandez, Miguel Olivo, Kevin Millwood

SP- Dustin Ackley, Jason Vargas

BP- Felix Hernandez

 

St. Louis Cardinals-                                      David Freese  Yadier Molina  Carlos Beltran  Matt Holliday  Adam Wainwright                       

RS- Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly

UR- Jon Jay, David Freese

L- Jake Westbrook, Yadier Molina, Rafael Furcal

SP- Jaime Garcia, Allen Craig

BP- Carlos Beltran, Matt Holliday, Adam Wainwright

 

Tampa Bay Rays-                                              Desmond Jennings  Ben Zobrist  Evan Longoria  James Shields  B.J. Upton

RS- Desmond Jennings, Matt Moore

UR- Matt Joyce, Ben Zobrist 

L- Evan Longoria, James Shields, B.J. Upton

SP- Carlos Pena, Luke Scott

BP- Evan Longoria, David Price

 

Texas Rangers-                                                Joe Nathan  Michael Young  Josh Hamilton  Adrian Beltre  Geovany Soto

RS- Mike Olt, Yu Darvish

UR- Joe Nathan, Michael Young

L- Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre

SP- Geovany Soto, Ryan Dempster, Roy Oswalt

BP- Josh Hamilton

 

Toronto Blue Jays-                                       Moises Sierra  Rajai Davis  Edwin Encarnacion    Colby Rasmus 

RS- Moises Sierra, Anthony Gose, Aaron Loup, Brett Lawrie

UR- Rajai Davis, Edwin Encarnacion

L- Jose Bautista, Darren Oliver, Omar Vizquel

SP- Adam Lind, Colby Rasmus

BP- Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion

 

Washington Nationals-                                Bryce Harper  Stephen Strasburg  Michael Morse  Ryan Zimmerman  Danny Espinosa

RS- Bryce Harper, Stephen Lombardozzi, Stephen Strasburg

UR- Michael Morse, Ian Desmond, Sean Burnett

L- Ryan Zimmerman, Adam LaRoche

SP- Edwin Jackson, Danny Espinosa

BP- Stephen Strasburg, Ryan Zimmerman

Polls

         

       

 

Stadium Capacities And Facts

Nothing is better for the players than playing on home turf… or should I say grass or Astroturf. Each and every MLB team has their own stadium. 23 of the 30 stadiums have an open roof. Tropicana Field, which is Tampa Bay’s home stadium, is the only ballpark completely indoors. The other 6 have retractable roofs which allow it to open and close in a short period of time. Those six parks belong to Toronto, Arizona, Seattle, Milwaukee, Houston and Miami. Here is a list of all 30 ballparks, in order of capacity and some facts to go with them.             Note: The “Capacity” equals total capacity.

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Dodgers.     Capacity- 57 099      Opened- 1962          Cheapest Ticket- $10.00

 

Turner Field, Atlanta Braves.                         Capacity- 54 357       Opened- 1996          Cheapest Ticket- $6.00

 

Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas Rangers.  Capacity- 52 419     Opened- 1994    Cheapest Ticket- $6.00

 

Rogers Centre, Toronto Blue Jays.            Capacity- 52 383       Opened- 1989            Cheapest Ticket- $11.00

 

Yankee Stadium, New York Yankees.       Capacity- 52 325       Opened- 2009           Cheapest Ticket- $12.00

 

Coors Field, Colorado Rockies                       Capacity51 267       Opened1995           Cheapest Ticket$4.00

 

Chase Field, Arizona Diamondbacks           Capacity- 49 707      Opened- 1998           Cheapest Ticket-$8.00

 

Oakland County Coliseum, Oakland Athletics   Capacity- 48 219    Opened- 1966    Cheapest Ticket- $11.00

 

Safeco Field, Seattle Mariners                     Capacity- 48 052       Opened- 1999          Cheapest Ticket- $12.00

 

Busch Stadium, St. Louis Cardinals          Capacity- 47 399       Opened- 2006         Cheapest Ticket- $5.00

 

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore Orioles  Capacity- 46 773   Opened- 1992  Cheapest Ticket- $9.00

 

Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Phillies    Capacity- 46 575     Opened- 2004      Cheapest Ticket- $10.00

 

Miller Park, Milwaukee Brewers                   Capacity- 46 218          Opened- 2001       Cheapest Ticket- $9.00

 

PETCO Park, San Diego Padres                   Capacity- 45 496         Opened- 2004       Cheapest Ticket- $10.00

 

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Los Angeles Angels  Capacity- 45 408  Opened- 1966  Cheapest Ticket $12.00

 

Progressive Field, Cleveland Indians       Capacity- 45 274        Opened- 1994       Cheapest Ticket- $9.00

 

Comerica Park, Detroit Tigers                     Capacity- 45 027        Opened- 2000      Cheapest Ticket- $5.00

 

Citi Field, New York Mets                               Capacity- 45 000       Opened- 2009      Cheapest Ticket- $9.00

 

Nationals Park, Washington Nationals     Capacity- 44 685        Opened- 2008      Cheapest Ticket- $5.00

 

Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Reds   Capacity- 44 599   Opened- 2003   Cheapest Ticket- $5.00

 

AT&T Park, San Francisco Giants               Capacity- 44 046          Opened- 2000      Cheapest Ticket- $13.00

 

Minute Maid Park, Houston Astros         Capacity- 43 836          Opened- 2000      Cheapest Ticket- $5.00

 

Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay Rays            Capacity- 42 735          Opened- 1990        Cheapest Ticket- $9.00

 

Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs                        Capacity- 42 374           Opened- 1914          Cheapest Ticket- $8.00

 

Target Field, Minnesota Twins                  Capacity- 42 035           Opened- 2010         Cheapest Ticket- $11.00

 

U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago White Sox   Capacity- 41 432            Opened- 1991         Cheapest Ticket- $7.00

 

Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Royals   Capacity- 40 230    Opened- 1973       Cheapest Ticket- $10.00

 

PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pirates                   Capacity- 39 585           Opened- 2001        Cheapest Ticket- $6.00

 

Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox               Capacity- 37 493           Opened- 1912          Cheapest Ticket- $12.00

 

Marlins Park, Miami Marlins                 Capacity- 38 000         Opened- 2012        Cheapest Ticket- $10.00

 

      

      Dodger Stadium                            Turner Field                           Rangers Ball Park                   Rogers Centre

 

     

    Yankee Stadium                      Coors Field                                Chase Field                           Oakland Coliseum

 

     

       Safeco Field                             Busch Stadium                          Oriole Park                            Citizens Bank Park

 

     

      Miller Park                               PETCO Park                                  Angel Stadium                   Progressive Field

 

     

   Comerica Park                                    Citi Field                             Nationals Park                Great American Park

 

     

          AT&T Park                              Minute Maid Park                  Tropicana Field                             Wrigley Field

 

     

         Target Field                           U.S. Cellular Field                     Kauffman Stadium                  PNC Park

 

 

         Fenway Park                                Marlins Park

 

30 Teams In Baseball (Boston Red Sox)

The Bo Sox had one of the most memorable collapses in MLB history. The Red Sox were over 5 games ahead of  Tampa only to blow their lead in one of the most exciting baseball games ever. The Sox were created in 1901 but back then they were called the Boston Americans, and then changed their name to the Red Sox in 1908. The owners of the Sox are John Henry, Tom Werner and Larry Lucchino. The Red Sox have been playing at Fenway Park for what  seems like ages; actually it has only been 99 years. The team’s main colours are red, navy and white. Boston has won 7 World Series with the last being in 2007 and 12 AL Pennants with the most recent also in 07. With the Sox recently firing long term manager Terry Francona the current manager as of Oct. 1 is Theo Epstein. Carl Yastrzemski and Ted Williams lead most of the batting categories; Williams with 521 home runs, Yastrzemski with 1844 RBI, Williams with a .344 batting average and Yastrzemski with 190 intentional walks. But other leaders include Harry Hooper with 130 triples and Kevin Youkilis with 80 hit by pitches. The pitching stats are led by Roger Clemens with 2590 strikeouts, Tim Wakefield with 3095 innings pitched and Smoky Joe Wood with a miniscule 1.99 ERA. The Red Sox will always be a dominant team and there will always be the arguments over who is the better team –  the Yankees or the Red Sox. In my opinion I like the Red Sox better than the Yankees but I think the Yanks are a better team. Just think, the Yankees wouldn’t blow a huge lead this close to the playoffs. They also have better veterans and rookies. Although they are both very good teams I give the upperhand to New York.

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        Carl Yastrzemski                                                                                 Tim Wakefield