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Official Publication of

The Tigers

Special Edition of

From the Bullpen

Guest Editor:  Big Guy

2008 Season     

   Edition No. 9        

May 7, 2008

 

 

STATISTICS

Hot Stove League Standings thru Tuesday, May 6, 2008

 

Rank

Team

Points

Pts Change

Waiver

Moves

1.

Millard Monarchs

2547.30

19.80

1

13

2.

West Des Moines Cubs

2514.20

25.50

12

28

3.

Kansas City Blues

2380.50

85.60

13

9

4.

Redbirds

2287.90

86.70

9

18

5.

Omaha Bronx Bombers

2281.90

81.80

10

12

6.

Lincoln Tribe

2238.60

79.40

8

24

7.

Lincoln Chiefs

2233.60

40.00

11

23

8.

Hanover Wahoos

2204.70

40.40

2

18

9.

Detroit Tigers

2189.40

144.80

5

7

10.

Lincoln Bears

2133.30

58.40

3

28

11.

Omaha Highlanders

2033.40

80.40

4

26

12.

Omaha Skipjacks

2013.50

56.10

6

16

13.

Omaha Senators

1893.70

58.70

7

15

           

The season is young, but the wheat is beginning to separate from the chaff, with the early returns suggesting a three team race between Screech, Snickler and Stretch. I wouldnít count the Redbirds out yet, either, as Jim Leyland will probably figure out a way to get the real Detroit Tigers to start playing up to their salaries, which bodes well for the Redbirds with their heavy Tigers constituency. The Bombers have outstanding pitching, and there is no reason to think it wonít continue, so they should stay in the race. Even the Tribe looks to be competitive for a possible championship. Thatís four of the top six teams that are looking for their first league crown, which could really make things exciting for those teams this year.

 

On the other end of the spectrum, there could be a heated race between the Highlanders, Skipjacks and Senators to stay out of the league bowels. I donít expect the cellar to be permanently decorated with clothes pin and pipe cleaner arts and crafts.

 

As usual, the Tigers are lagging the field in transactions. In response to my last-place standing in home runs, I traded Tim Hudson to the Highlanders for Adam Dunn to try and add a little punch to the lineup. Perhaps itís a bad omen that the day after I made the trade, I was listening to the radio and the overture to Rossiniís "The Thieving Magpie" was played.

 

TOP 20 Hitters thru Tuesday, May 6, 2008

 

 Batting

Player

Owner

H/AB

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

CS

BB

IBB

HBP

A

E

Fan Pts

Utley

Bears

47/134

134

30

47

12

1

13

26

3

0

15

3

5

90

4

210.00

Berkman

Tribe

42/119

119

34

42

13

1

10

32

6

1

17

2

0

31

0

200.10

C. Jones

Cubs

49/115

115

23

49

6

0

10

29

0

0

14

3

0

57

3

185.20

Furcal

Monarchs

49/134

134

34

49

12

2

5

16

8

2

19

0

1

88

4

184.30

McLouth

Tigers

44/132

132

30

44

13

1

9

28

3

3

17

1

2

0

0

182.00

Pujols

Cubs

40/115

115

20

40

10

0

6

24

2

0

34

10

2

23

0

173.80

Burrell

Senators

36/115

115

20

36

11

0

9

30

0

0

26

2

0

1

0

167.60

D. Lee

Monarchs

44/135

135

29

44

9

1

8

24

2

1

19

1

0

29

5

166.40

H. Ramírz

Tribe

41/129

129

26

41

5

1

8

19

11

4

13

3

4

92

5

158.20

M.Ramírz

Skipjacks

42/129

129

22

42

11

1

7

24

1

0

15

2

2

2

0

154.20

Tejada

Cubs

45/131

131

25

45

10

2

5

25

2

2

7

1

1

94

2

151.90

G. Soto

Tribe

38/109

109

16

38

13

1

6

24

0

0

19

2

0

21

1

149.10

C.Jackson

Monarchs

37/112

112

27

37

5

3

5

26

2

0

11

0

4

14

1

148.40

X. Nady

Bombers

43/122

122

20

43

12

0

4

32

1

0

11

0

3

4

1

147.90

Youkilis

Wahoos

38/121

121

21

38

11

2

4

22

1

1

20

1

1

49

0

146.40

J.Hamilton

Blues

40/134

134

17

40

10

1

7

36

0

0

12

0

1

2

1

145.70

Holliday

Chiefs

39/128

128

21

39

10

1

5

19

5

1

19

1

1

0

0

140.00

A. Ramírz

Chiefs

30/108

108

24

30

9

0

6

23

0

1

21

1

5

50

4

139.50

C.Quentin

Skipjacks

28/100

100

23

28

4

1

8

24

2

2

15

0

7

2

2

137.20

A Gonzálz

Skipjacks

39/131

131

19

39

7

1

8

25

0

0

10

1

1

21

0

136.10

 

Breakdown of Top 20 players by team:

 

Monarchs 3; Cubs 3; Blues 1; Redbirds 0; Bombers 1; Tribe 3; Chiefs 2; Wahoos 1; Tigers 1; Bears 1; Highlanders 0; Skipjacks 3; Senators 1.

 

TOP 20 Pitchers thru Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Pitching

Player

Owner

IP

APP

GS

W

L

SV

H

R

ER

BB

K

HLD

QS

Fan Pts

E Santana

Bombers

49.0

7

7

6

0

0

34

12

11

9

38

0

7

204.00

C Zmbrno

Bombers

55.0

8

8

5

1

0

47

11

11

14

38

0

7

197.00

B. Webb

Cubs

47.0

7

7

7

0

0

34

15

13

16

37

0

6

186.00

Cliff Lee

Blues

37.2

5

5

5

0

0

19

5

4

2

32

0

5

180.00

Peavy

Senators

48.2

7

7

4

1

0

34

12

12

16

46

0

5

177.00

Wang

Senators

45.0

7

7

6

0

0

38

15

15

13

32

0

6

166.00

Lincecum

Chiefs

42.1

7

6

4

1

0

41

11

7

17

45

0

6

159.00

J Santana

Bombers

46.1

7

7

3

2

0

35

16

15

12

47

0

5

157.00

Saunders

Monarchs

48.1

7

7

6

0

0

43

14

14

10

21

0

4

155.00

Haren

Blues

43.1

7

7

4

1

0

35

18

15

8

36

0

6

154.00

A. Cook

Redbirds

48.2

7

7

5

1

0

43

16

13

13

22

0

6

153.00

S. Olsen

Senators

48.2

7

7

4

1

0

32

13

12

19

23

0

5

152.00

Halladay

Monarchs

57.0

7

7

3

4

0

49

21

19

7

38

0

4

149.00

Harang

Tigers

55.1

8

8

1

5

0

48

21

19

13

47

0

7

149.00

Greinke

Blues

43.0

6

6

3

1

0

34

8

7

10

28

0

5

149.00

Jurrjens

Blues

44.1

7

7

4

2

0

34

14

14

14

36

0

5

148.00

Wainwright

Redbirds

45.0

6

6

3

1

0

34

14

13

10

33

0

5

148.00

Sheets

Bears

39.1

6

6

4

0

0

24

11

10

11

32

0

3

145.00

Matsuzaka

Bombers

40.2

7

7

5

0

0

22

11

11

27

33

0

3

143.00

E Vólquez

Blues

35.1

6

6

4

1

0

24

6

5

18

42

0

3

142.00

 

Breakdown of Top 20 players by team:

 

Monarchs 2; Cubs 1; Blues 5; Redbirds 2; Bombers 4; Tribe 0; Chiefs 1; Wahoos 0; Tigers 1; Bears 1; Highlanders 0; Skipjacks 0; Senators 3.

 

POSSUMíS MESSAGE BOARD POSTS

SCIENTIFICALLY RECOGNIZED AS "HUFF LAG"

 

Apparently, there is a scientific term for the effects one feels after reading a particularly long post by TB WHW on the Hot Stove League message board. Scientists maintain we have two timekeeping centers in our brains. Research shows that after reading the long message, these "time centers" no longer match up - and your body's natural (circadium) rhythms are no longer in sync. In medical circles, this is called Huff Lag. And it occurs after reading particularly cumbersome entries in which their conclusions in no way validate the time and effort it took to actually read the posts.

 

"When you arrive at the end, you are disoriented, groggy and confused," says one expert. "Huff Lag is exactly like jet lag, except you haven't gone anywhere to get it." In fact, intriguing although preliminary data suggests that reading just one long TB WHW post can create the same effect as CROSSING THREE TIME ZONES from west to east.

 

PICTURE FUN

 

Starting with BTís posting of his mug shot, there has been a recent addition of new images on some of the team pages. See if you can match each of the following pictures with a Hot Stove owner:

1.  Monarchs

2.  Cubs

3.  Blues

4.  Redbirds

5.  Bombers

6.  Tribe

7.  Chiefs

8.  Wahoos

9.  Tigers

10.  Bears

11.  Highlanders

12.  Skipjacks

13.  Senators

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is all for now.  Good luck this season.