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Grandes Ligas: Mejores Latinos Por Franquicia 2009

A lo largo de esta temporada hemos escrito y comentado a granel sobre Albert Pujols.

No hay duda que el Todo-Estrella dominicano a obtenido una campaña de ensueño y una vez más no hay que poner a prueba que debe ser el hombre a ser escogido este año como Jugador Más Valioso de la Liga Nacional.

A estas fechas Pujols se encuentra entre lideres en alrededor de nueve categorias ofensivas y con buena oportunidad de obtener su primera corona de jonrones en su carrera.

Sí no fuese por la tan excelente campaña del inicialista de los Cardenales de San Luis a mi entender hubieran dado una buena carrera por ese galardón Adrian González de los Padres de San Diego, Hanley Ramírez de los Marlins de Florida y Pablo Sandoval de los Gigantes de San Francisco.

Por otro lado, en la Liga Americana sín hacer mucho ruido un candidato fuerte a su Más Valioso lo es Miguel Cabrera de los Tigres de Detroit.

El inicialista venezolano ha cargado practicamente la campaña entera con la ofensiva de un conjunto muchos criticos no los dieron para cualificar este año a las series post-temporada. Sí bien buscan las predicciones hechas atras en la primavera muchos entendian que esta temporada los Indios de Cleveland o los Medias Blancas de Chicago iban a dominar la División Central.

Al presente Cabrera esta entre lideres en cinco categorias ofensivas en el más joven de ambos circuitos.

Ademas de los antes mencionados, otros latinoamericanos se han destacado para bien esta campaña.

Vale la pena en estos momentos antes de que termine la temporada reconocer a todos los latinos que se destacaron con sus respectivas franquicias y aplaudir aquellos que hicieron bien su trabajo y ellos son:

Orioles de Baltimore: OF-Felix Pie
Medias Rojas de Boston: C-Victor Martínez; 3B-Mike Lowell
Medias Blancas de Chicago: 2B-Alexei Ramírez
Indios de Cleveland: 2B-Asdrubal Cabrera
Tigres de Detroit: 1B-Miguel Cabrera
Reales de Kansas City: 2B-Alberto Callapso
Angelinos de Los Angeles: 1B-Kendry Morales; IF-Erick Aybar; OF-Bobby Abreu;OF-Juan Rivera
Yankees de Nueva York: 2B-Robinson Cano; C-Jorge Posada; P-Mariano Rivera
Marineros de Seattle: OF-Franklin Gutierrez; P-Felix Hernández
Rays de Tampa Bay: 1B-Carlos Peña
Rangers de Texas: OF-Nelson Cruz
Azulejos de Toronto: SS-Marco Scutaro

Bravos de Atlanta: SS-Yunel Escobar; P-Javier Vázquez
Cachorros de Chicago: 3B-Aramis Ramírez
Rojos de Cincinnati: P-Francisco Cordero
Rockies de Colorado: P- Jorge de la Rosa; P-Ubaldo Jimenez
Marlins de Florida: SS-Hanley Ramírez: 3B-Jorge Cantu
Astros de Houston: OF-Carlos Lee; P-Wandy Rodríguez; SS-Miguel Tejada
Dodgers de Los Angeles; OF-Manny Ramírez
Cerveceros de Milwaukee: 2B-Felipe López; P-Yovani Gallardo
Mets de Nueva York: 2B-Luis Castillo; OF-Carlos Beltrán; OF-Angel Pagán; P-Johan Santana
Phillies de Philadelphia: 3B-Pedro Feliz
Cardenales de San Luis: 1B-Albert Pujols; C-Yadier Molina; P-Joel Piñeiro
Padres de San Diego: 1B-Adrian Gonzalez
Gigantes de San Francisco: 3B-Pablo Sandoval; C-Bengie Molina
Nacionales de Washington: SS-Cristian Guzmán

MLB’ Key Latino Players Down The Stretch

al.jpgThis is the time of the year that many players are thinking October. It is the time to step up en route to the World Series.

Every franchise in the post-season race is looking closely at their so-called “super nine”, but there is always one or two players that can make the difference.

These are the Latino players that their franchises need, and count on as key factors.

These are the Latinos that can be their key master to this year 2009 Fall Classic.

New York Yankees: 3B-Alex Rodriguez; P-Mariano Rivera
Boston Red Sox: 3B-Mike Lowell
Tampa Bay Rays: 1B-Carlos Peña
Detroit Tigers: IB-Miguel Cabrera; OF-Magglio Ordoñez
Minnesota Twins: SS-Orlando Cabrera
Chicago White Sox: Ozzie Guillen (Yes! The Manager)
Los Angeles Angels: OF-Vladimir Guerrero
Texas Rangers: P-Neftali Perez; C-Ivan Rodriguez

Philadelphia Phillies: 3B-Pedro Feliz; C-Carlos Ruiz
Florida Marlins: SS-Hanley Ramirez; 3B-Jorge Cantu
Atlanta Braves: SS-Yunel Escobar; P-Javier Vazquez
St.Louis Cardinals: 1B-Albert Pujols; C-Yadier Molina
Los Angeles Dodgers: OF-Manny Ramirez; SS-Rafael Furcal
Colorado Rockies : P-Ubaldo Jimenez; P-Jorge de la Rosa
San Francisco Giants: C-Bengie Molina; 3B-Pablo Sandoval

MLB’ Midseason Report: 2009 Latino Awards


The All-Star Game is almost here and the 2009 season have reached its historically midway point of its schedule, making the perfect moment for this year Midseason Awards.

Disregard the predictions written back in April. Both The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated had the Yankees, Twins, Angels and Red Sox making October . Both publications went Phillies, Cubs, Dodgers and Mets in the National League.

Honestly, not bad at all. Except in both Central Division, the Tigers and the Cardinals at the moment are changing the spring prognosis.  Also,  the Angels have to be careful with the surprising Rangers  in the American League West. Moreover,  in the National League wild-card race unless the Mets get a miracle as the famous New York expression “Forget About It!”. At the moment the Giants, Marlins and Brewers look best for the coveted prize in the old circuit.

I will not give any forecasts. After all, who said back in 2007 the Colorado Rockies would make it to the World Series. Nobody crystal ball predicted the Phillies and the Rays last season in the October Classic.

Let’s have fun. Here are my midseason award winners:
American League

Best Team: Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees (tie)
Surprise Team: Texas Rangers
Disappointing Team: Cleveland Indians
Best Latino Player: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
Best Latino Pitcher: Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners
Best Latino Rookie: Elvis Andrus, Texas Rangers
Best Boricua: Mike Lowell, Boston Red Sox
Best Latino Surprise Player: Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers
Dissapointment Latino Player: Magglio Ordoñez, Detroit Tigers
Forget About Him!: Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees

National League
Best Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Surprise Team: San Francisco Giants
Disappointing Team: Chicago Cubs
Best Latino Player: Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
Best Latino Pitcher: Yovani Gallardo, Milwaukee Brewers
Best Latino Rookie: Omir Santos, New York Mets
Best Boricua: Carlos Beltrán, New York Mets
Best Latino Surprise Player: Joel Piñeiro, St. Louis Cardinals
Dissapointment Latino Player: Alfonso Soriano, Chicago Cubs
Forget About Him!: Manny Ramirez, Los Angeles Dodgers

My Midseason Latino All-Star Team:
C Victor Martinez (Indians); 1B Albert Pujols (Cardinals); 2B Robinson Cano (Yankees); 3B Mike Lowell (Boston); SS Hanley Ramirez
(Marlins); OF Carlos Beltran (Mets); Carlos Lee (Astros); Juan Rivera (Angels); P Felix Hernandez (Mariners); PR Mariano Rivera (Yankees).

This column was also published by The Puerto Rico Daily Sun / MLB Notebook

Yadier Molina: The Lone Boricua in the Majors


This  upcoming 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Yadier Molina will be the lone boricua shining with the best of the best .

There is no doubt, the younger of the Molina brothers deserved the accolade from the fans to be the starting catcher in the National League lineup. Not because the fans wanted to award him with his first All-Star experience playing at home.  The 2009 All-Star Game will be played at Busch Stadium in his Cardinal nest in St. Louis on July 14. Neither a gift because he will be celebrating his 27th birthday the night before the big mid-summer classic game.

Yadier is validating he is the best defensive catcher in the National League. At midway point of this season he has thrown out 44 percent of would-be basestealers and picked off four baserunners as well. He’s second in the league in innings caught.  Numbers that are in pace to help him win his second career Gold Glove Award.

Do not misremember either his batting. The Bayamon native is hitting for a .284 average with 5 homers and 28 RBI’s.

Of course, we can not forget that Carlos Beltran was also selected to be a starter outfielder in the National League. However,  the Manati native at present is receiving a second treatment in his ailing right knee and would be re-evaluated during the All-Star break.

At this moment,  the New York Mets have informed if doctors cleared him, he could resume baseball-related activates, like hitting and running after the All-Star Game break.  For now, he is exercising on a bike and in a pool. Beltran publicly have acknowledged he does not have a timetable how long it would take to return to the Mets.

For the rest, after 85 games, I keep asking que pasa boricua ? Besides Molina and Beltran whom this season deserve to be an All-Star. Possibly in the National League older Yadier’s brother Bengie and in the American League Mike Lowell before getting re-injured again with hip problems. That’s it !

No longer are the hey-days of full of boricuas All-Star Games. See the accompanied chart below this decade. Make your own conclusions. I know we can do better again. Hopefully soon.

Puerto Ricans in All-Star Games (2001-2009)
2001 (Seattle): Roberto Alomar, Juan González, Edgar Martínez, Jorge Posada, Iván Rodríguez, Bernie Williams
2002 (Milwaukee): José Hernández, Mike Lowell, Jorge Posada, Benito Santiago, José Vidró
2003 (Chicago): Carlos Delgado, Javier López, Mike Lowell, Edgar Martínez, Jorge Posada, Jose Vidró
2004 (Houston): Carlos Beltrán, Mike Lowell, Iván Rodríguez, Javier Vázquez
2005 (Detroit): Carlos Beltrán, Felipe López, Iván Rodríguez
2006 (Pittsburgh): Carlos Beltrán, Alexis Rios, Iván Rodríguez
2007 (San Francisco): Carlos Beltrán, Mike Lowell, Jorge Posada, Alexis Rios, Iván Rodríguez
2008 (New York): Geovany Soto
2009 (St. Louis): Yadier Molina

This column was published by The Puerto Rico Daily Sun / MLB Notebook

Yadier and Bengie Molina: The Forgotten Gold Glovers


When thinking about Puerto Rican catchers, it first comes to mind such names as future hall-of-famer Iván Rodriguez, veteran Yankee Jorge Posada and the new wave kids Geovany Soto and Omir Santos. Often forgotten and they shouldn’t be there are Bayamon’  Molina brothers. Hopefully one month from now Yadier and Bengie will receive the attention they deserve.

“We all are quiet. We come to the ballpark to do our work and with God blessing we do the best job we can,” Yadier said at Landshark Stadium in Miami.

The Molina brothers younger to older Yadier (Cardinals), José (Yankees) and Bengie (Giants) they all debuted in the same season in 2004. They are the only trio of brothers  in Major League history to win World Series ring. However, no matter what, there are often left out of the favourite boricuas fan list.

That probably could change in few weeks as both the junior and the senior can be select it to their first All-Star Game in their careers.

“Yadier is like the kid everybody loves in the neighborhood,” St.Louis’ Manager Tony LaRussa said. “He deserves it same as his brother (Bengie).”

At this moment, Yadier, 26, is the leading vote-getter among National League catchers for the upcoming All-Star Game. And he is very happy about it moreover this year Summer Classic is at his Redbird nest at Busch Stadium in St. Louis July 14.

“It means a lot to me. A lot of people doubted I could do it,” Yadier said. “I’m proud of what I have done so far. It feels very good.”

Of course, he should feel good. Defensively he is probing once more he was not just lucky last season when he won his fisrt Gold Glove. At present, Yadier leads all Major League catchers in throwing percentage (41.8) and leads the majors in pick-offs since 2005. He admitted is slumping offensively a bit but he knows he can do better as similar to last year career-best .304.

In the other side of the country, all west, Bengie, 34,  is finally getting the attention he deserves. Not only because he is only 1 of  3 active catchers —Pudge Rodriguez (13) and Brad Ausmus (3)– to have won multiple Gold Gloves (American League 2002 and 2003) or owns as a catcher a career .994 fielding percentage. As a backstopper, he is second in the majors in putouts and have logged fourth-most innings played behind the plate. Also, he can hit too. He leads his San Francisco uniform in homers and RBI since 2007 and he is the leader again in both departments in 2009 (9 HR-37 RBI).

“(Pitcher) Matt McCain should be our All-Star this year. If I’m select it then it will be a great honor.” Bengie said. “Of course, that will be great to play in the same All-Star Game with my brother”.

Last Puerto-Rican duo of brothers to play in All-Star Games together were Roberto And Sandy Alomar Jr. in the 90’s.

Even though he is satisfied with the Giants—were he have been its franchise MVP the last two seasons— he stated he sometimes feels unrecognized as in his days with the Anaheim Angels. However, he said that given the right oppportunity he wants to stay in the Bay Area with San Francisco and be the starting catcher for the next two or three years.

Bengie is a free agent at the end of the season but he does not want to discuss with the Giants management a return to the team and any kind of deal anytime after the All-Star break.

On José, the other forgotten, is at the moment in the Yankees minor league complex in Tampa in a rehablitation assignment (strained left quadriceps muscle).

José, 33, went on the disabled list last May 10. No word from the Yankees management how soon he will called up.

This column was also published by The Puerto Rico Daily Sun / MLB Commentary

Who’s Next 300-Win in the Majors ?

Days ago Randy Johnson was the happiest man wondering around in the Giants clubhouse in Miami. The ‘Big Unit’ have a good reason why. A week ago he became the 24th pitcher to reach one of baseball’s most revered milestones. Join the 300-win club.

“It’s been a long road,”Johnson said. “I guess the one word that would sum it all up is that I’ve persevered”.

Johnson (5-5) became the sixth left-hander to win 300 games, and the first to do it on his first try against the Washington Nationals since Tom Seaver in 1985.

The towering 6’10” hurler now is in the history books but now the immediate question is who’s next? Whom can we forecast is able to be ready for another long road and in time be number 25.

The closest active pitchers at this moment are Phillies’ Jamie Moyer (250 wins) and Yankees’ Andy Pettite (220 wins). Both will not. Moyer is 46 year-old and Pettite have express in numerous occasions this is his last season in the Majors.

Could be a latino? It could be but remember Johnson’s words “is a long road”. And not easy. Dennis Martínez in 23 seasons won 245 games. Hall of Famer Juan Marichal in 16 seasons won 243. Luis Tiant in 19 seasons won 229. The recently retired Pedro Martínez won 214.

Bartolo Colón, 36, and Liván Hernández, 34, both at this moment with 153 career wins are down hill in their careers. Local Javier Vázquez,33, have 131 career wins but have never had a 20-win season.

Most possible. Maybe. Johan Santana and Carlos Zambrano. Both are 30 years-old and with over 100 career wins. Both are young and if healthy can go at least 10 more seasons. However, at least they have to average 18 wins a season. And after that stay healthy enough to try to complete the mission.

Does Johnson was the last of the 300-win plateau club? It’s no easy task but only time will tell.

This column was also published by The Puerto Rico Daily Sun / MLB Commentary

Albert Pujols: El Mejor en las Grandes Ligas

pujols.jpgTiempo atras leia un articulo en una edición de la publicación Baseball Digest de bastante atras en tiempo que pronosticaba que al finalizar esta primera decada del Siglo 21 el mejor pelotero en todas las Mayores lo iba ser Albert Pujols. En verdad no se equivocaron.

A este momento de un tercio de esta campaña 2009 el dominicano Pujols es uno de los hombres que más esta dejando hablar y va con buen paso una vez más para quedarse con el honor de Jugador Más Valioso de la Liga Nacional. A estas fechas el inicialista de los Cardenales de San Luis esta entre lideres en al menos ocho categorias ofensivas y el calendario no luce pasarle por encima. Cierto que todavia no ha cumplido los 30 años de edad pero para la pelota que ha jugado es considerado ya todo un veterano. Y que veteranazo.

Desde que fue escogido como Jugador Novato del Año en el 2001, Pujols no conoce una sola temporada con menos de .300 de promedio de bateo, menos de 30 vuelacercas y menos de 100 carreras impulsadas. Año tras año ha sido un Todo-Estrella y ha ganado cuanto honor, reconocimiento y premio que pueda usted imaginar o conocer. Por cierto si se lleva esta campaña el de Más Valioso de su circuito seria la tercera ocasión que bien merecido se lleva para su hogar.

Y así como decimos nosotros los escritores de la publicación Sports Illustrated lo reiteraron escogiendolo como el mejor pelotero actual en todo el gran circo en su última edición. Tiempo atras similar elección la dejo saber en sus paginas The Sporting News.

Solo un mes queda para escoger los abridores al partido de las estrellas que se escenificará este año el 14 de Julio precisamente en San Luis. No hay duda que tan honor de abrir en tan gran Clásico de Verano en el Busch Stadium es bien merecido por el natural de Santo Domingo.

Ademas de Pujols, a estas fechas sean electos o no al Juego de las Estrellas estos latinos merecen su voto y deben estar entre las Estrellas el proximo mes de Julio.

C Victor Martinez, Cleveland
1B Miguel Cabrera, Detroit
1B Carlos Peña, Tampa Bay
2B Robinson Cano, Yankees de Nueva York
3B Mike Lowell, Boston
SS Alberto Callapso, Kansas City
SS Marco Scutaro, Toronto
OF Nelson Cruz, Texas

C Bengie Molina, San Francisco
C Yadier Molina, San Luis
1B Adrian González, San Diego
2B Felipe López, Arizona
SS Hanley Ramírez, Florida
SS Christian Guzmán, Washington
SS Miguel Tejada, Houston
OF Carlos Beltrán, Mets de Nueva York
OF Alfonso Soriano, Cachorros de Chicago

Boricuas As Cold As Ice in the Majors

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Two months of the 2009 Major League Baseball season are in the books and the first phrase that comes to my mind is the much famous local enquiry que pasa boricua ?

Over 50 games have been played and it is very difficult to find much names of our local stars in the top of the hitting and pitching statistics charts. By now it is well known that golden years of such past as future hall of famers Roberto Alomar and Edgar Martínez and others such as Bernie Williams, Juan González, Rubén Sierra, Sandy Alomar Jr.,Javier López and many others are all gone however we ponder sometimes what’s happening with the current crop.

It is very feasible we are concern with the health of Carlos Delgado and when he will come back to play with the New York Mets or as many are following very closely Ivan Rodriguez probable last ride in the Majors with the Houston Astros.  It is very genuine they have a huge army of baseball fans watching them day to day but we much need as a pueblo a little more than nostalgia. We also want to see our ballplayers be hot.

If we were going to call this date this season Puerto Rico’s MVP in the Majors it should be Carlos Beltrán. The New York Met outfielder  is top among the best hitters in the National League and among the best in other three offensive categories. His over .340 average constant pace have kept him at the top among the first five batters in the old circuit with fellow latino Albert Pujols and Miguel Tejada in his tail.

If the Manati native continues his hitting stride there is a good chance it can be seen the first Puerto Rican to win a batting title in the Majors since 1998. That year Yankees’ Bernie Williams hit .339 to win the American League batting crown. Before him was Edgar Martinez with the Seattle Mariners who won the batting champion crowns in 1992 and 1995. The last boricua to win it in the National League was the late Roberto Clemente with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1967. His last of four batting titles.

In the National League other only fellow natives that truly are standing out at this moment of time are D’ Backs second baseman Felipe Lopez and brothers Bengie and Yadier Molina of the Giants and Cardinals respectively.

In the American League no boricua is among the top ten in any offensive category however the leader of the pack exceeding many of the expectations that were written for him this season is Mike Lowell. Many in Boston were not completely sure if he was going to be fully recover from his medical procedure from last season. Lowell missed post-season action and underwent arthroscopic surgery last October 20 to repair his right hip which was said  at the time to be a complete success.

At this moment, the Red Sox third baseman is hitting so well for average and power and playing again as a gold glover that he is a strong candidate for American League Comeback Player of the Year. Other islander that is starting to wake up offensively lately is Blue Jays’ Alexis Rios.

Among hurlers, best news so far among leaders in the National League are Javier Vazquez (Atlanta Braves), Kiko Calero (Florida Marlins) and Pedro Feliciano (New York Mets). Let’s keep a watch on Joel Piñeiro that if he continues his course could be a strong candidate for National League Comeback Player of the Year.

This column was also published by The Puerto Rico Daily Sun / MLB Commentary

El Mejor Equipo Latino 2009 Con Pocos Millones en las Grandes Ligas

Es una realidad que la económia de los Estados Unidos está por el piso y el béisbol organizado no es una excepción de sus victimas.

El salario promedio de los peloteros aunque subió un modesto 4%, por otro lado 14 conjuntos bajaron sus nominas grandemente para esta comenzada temporada 2009. Los dueños de equipos vieron desde la primavera muchos de sus auspiciadores cancelar y retirarse para esta campaña por asuntos financieros. Más el bolsillo de Juan Fanatico está tan afectado que muy poco irán a los estadios este año. Muchas franquicias registraron bajas en sus asistencias para su día inaugural.

No importando como está la economia me dí a la tarea por tercer año consecutivo de ser el dueño de mi propia franquicia y como soy el jefe de mi propio equipo esta compuesto solo por jugadores latinoamericanos.

La encomienda no fue facil porque al igual que la temporada pasada tome la decisión de utilizar el promedio salarial de muchas de las actuales novelas del gran circo de unos $75 millones.

La asignación como gerente general es hacer uno competitivo y a la vez con pocos millones uno de Serie Mundial.

Los que saben dicen que la clave del triunfo en la gran carpa esta en el pitcheo y mi cuadro de iniciadores entiendo es de lo mejor.

Mis cinco iniciadores para esta campaña 2009 son Anibal Sánchez, Armando Galarraga, Edison Volquez, Johnny Cueto y Jonathan Sánchez. Todos probados y de gran calidad.

Mis relevistas derechos lo son José Arredondo, Kiko Calero y Carlos Marmol. Los zurdos en el bullpen son Pedro Feliciano, Wil Ledezma y Renyel Pinto. El cerrador de mi novena lo es Joakim Soria.

Entiendo que en este ultimo grupo hay un balance perfecto de serpentineros de ambas manos y Soria es un cerrador Todo Estrella probado en las Mayores. El costo total de los 12 magnificos utilizando la tabla salarial de esta temporada 2009 no llega a los $8 millones.

La bateria de los lanzadores, mi receptor regular lo será el Novato del Año de la Liga Nacional del 2008 Geovany Soto y de segundo receptor Carlos Ruiz. Ambos sus salarios actuales no llegan juntos a $1.1 millones.

Con el gran ahorro logrado, en mi cuadro interior reclute a dos mejores del presente en las Grandes Ligas el inicialista Albert Pujols y el campocorto Hanley Ramírez. Jugando de bateria con Ramírez seleccione como su segunda base a Felipe López. Para balancear el presupuesto el antesalista lo será Willy Aybar.

Como reserva del cuadro interior seleccione a Yunel Escobar y Emilio Bonifacio que son jugadores versatiles y pueden jugar cualquier posición.

En los bosques el cuadro regular lo es en el derecho Bobby Abreu, en el central Carlos Beltrán y en el izquierdo Alexis Rios. Los  jardineros reservas lo son Nelson Cruz y Franklyn Gutierrez.

En el cuadro interior siguiendo los salarios a devengar este año la inversión es de alrededor de $25 millones. En este grupo los de mayor salario son Pujols y Ramirez que entre ambos devengan casi $20 millones.

Por otro lado entre jardineros lo es alrededor de $32 millones. El trio regular de Abreu, Beltrán y Rios devengan ellos solamente $30 millones. Cruz y Gutierrez no llegan a los $500 mil cada uno esta temporada.

El conjunto tiene buenos guantes defensivos y el bateo tiene promedio y poder. Y un muy buen banco. Sin duda un conjunto como este estoy seguro le daria batalla a cualquiera no importa si en la Liga Americana o en el circuito nacional.

Entiendo este es el mejor equipo latinoamericano buen dinero puede comprar a competir en las Mayores.

Dicen por ahí que soñar no cuesta nada.

Por cierto, como un extra, en mis ultimas predicciones para el 2009 el galardón de Jugador Más Valioso de la Liga Nacional lo veo luchado entre Hanley Ramírez, Albert Pujols y Carlos Beltrán. En el mismo circuito, el Cy Young mi mejor candidato lo es Johan Santana y para Dirigente del Año Fredi González.

En la Liga Americana en carrera para el Más Valioso debe estar Miguel Cabrera; para el Cy Young Felix Hernández y para Dirigente del Año Ozzie Guillén.

El tiempo dirá.

Latinos A Granel Temporada 2009 en las Grandes Ligas

El comienzo de la temporada 2009 esta a la vuelta en el calendario. Ahora la pasión hacia los jugadores latinoamericanos es con sus equipos a quienes visten en sus camisas en el gran circo.

Esta campaña, menos los Piratas de Pittsburgh, todos los conjuntos tienen al menos  un latinoamericano de importancia en sus rosters.

Este año proyectamos llegará el número a un 24% en los rosters finales y estos son los que entendemos serán jugadores regulares, lanzadores de cabecera en su rotaciones abridoras y de rol de cerrador esta venidera temporada 2009.

Angelinos de Los Angeles
Bobby Abreu OF
Vladimir Guerrero OF
Kendry Morales 1B
Juan Rivera OF
Erick Aybar SS

Orioles de Baltimore
Melvin Mora 3B
Cesar Izturis SS

Medias Rojas de Boston
Mike Lowell 3B
David Ortiz DH

Medias Blancas de Chicago
Alexei Ramirez SS

Indios de Cleveland
Asdrubal Cabrera 2B
Victor Martinez C
Jhonny Peralta SS

Tigres de Detroit
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Carlos Guillen OF
Magglio Ordoñez OF
Placido Polanco 2B
Armando Galarraga P (Abridor)

Reales de Kansas City
Mike Aviles SS
David de Jesus OF
Jose Guillen OF
Miguel Olivo C
Joakim Soria P (Cerrador)

Mellizos de Minnesota
Alexi Casilla 2B
Carlos Gomez OF
Francisco Liriano P (Abridor)

Yankees de Nueva York
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Mariano Rivera P (Cerrador)

Atleticos de Oakland
Orlando Cabrera SS

Marineros de Seattle
Adrian Beltre 3B
Yuniesky Betancourt SS
Franklin Gutierrez OF
Jose Lopez 2B
Felix Hernandez P (Abridor)
Carlos Silva P (Abridor)

Rays de Tampa Bay
Dioner Navarro C
Carlos Peña 1b

Rangers de Texas
Elvis Andrus SS
Nelson Cruz OF
Vicente Padilla P (Abridor)

Azulejos de Toronto
Marco Scutaro SS
Alexis Rios OF

Diamondbacks de Arizona
Felipe Lopez 2B

Bravos de Atlanta
Yunel Escobar SS
Javier Vazquez P (Abridor)

Cachorros de Chicago
Geovany Soto C
Aramis Ramirez 3B
Alfonso Soriano OF
Carlos Zambrano P (Abridor)

Rojos de Cincinnati
Edwin Encarnacion 3B
Ramon Hernandez C
Willy Taveras OF
Edinson Volquez P (Abridor)
Johnny Cueto P (Abridor)
Francisco Cordero P (Cerrador)

Rockies de Colorado
Ubaldo Jimenez P (Abridor)
Jorge de la Rosa P (Abridor)

Marlins de Florida
Jorge Cantu 3B
Hanley Ramirez SS
Anibal Sanchez P (Abridor)

Astros de Houston
Carlos Lee OF
Ivan Rodriguez C
Miguel Tejada SS
Wandy Rodriguez P (Abridor)
Jose Valverde P (Cerrador)

Dodgers de Los Angeles
Rafael Furcal SS
Manny Ramirez OF

Cerveceros de Milwaukee
Yovani Gallardo P (Abridor)

Mets de Nueva York
Carlos Beltran OF
Luis Castillo 2B
Carlos Delgado 1B
Jose Reyes SS
Johan Santana P (Abridor)
Oliver Perez P (Abridor)
Livan Hernandez P (Abridor)
Francisco Rodriguez P (Cerrador)

Phillies de Philadelphia
Pedro Feliz 3B
Carlos Ruiz C

Padres de San Diego
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Luis Rodriguez SS

Gigantes de San Francisco
Bengie Molina C
Edgar Renteria ss
Pablo Sandoval 3b

Cardenales de San Luis
Yadier Molina C
Albert Pujols 1B
Joel Piñeiro P (Abridor)

Nacionales de Washington
Jesus Flores C
Christian Guzman SS
Daniel Cabrera P (Abridor)

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