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Los Latinos Mejores Pagados en el 2010 en las Grandes Ligas


 
La acción beisbolera está en todo su apogeo y  muchos fanaticos ya quieren saber la escala salarial de esta temporada 2010 de las Grandes Ligas.

Según un reporte publicado por el diario USA TODAY diez de los mejores 25 jugadores mejores pagos esta campaña son de sangre latina.

Para todos aquellos curiosos aquí les ofrecemos la lista de los mejores diez latinoamericanos mejor pagos en las mayores y por franquicia y ellos son:

LOS MEJORES 10:
Alex Rodriguez, $ 33,000,000,Yankees de Nueva York
Johan Santana, $ 20,144,707, Mets de Nueva York
Miguel Cabrera, $ 20,000,000, Tigres de Detroit
Carlos Beltran, $ 19,401,569, Mets de Nueva York
Carlos Lee, $ 19,000,000, Astros de Houston
Alfonso Soriano, $ 19,000,000, Cachorros de Chicago
Carlos Zambrano, $ 18,875,000, Cachorros de Chicago
Manny Ramirez, $ 18,695,006,  Dodgers de Los Angeles
Magglio Ordonez, $ 17,825,976, Tigres de Detroit
Aramis Ramirez, $ 16,750,000, Cachorros de Chicago

POR FRANQUICIA:
LIGA AMERICANA

Julio Lugo, $9,250,000,  Orioles de Baltimore
David Ortiz, $13,000,000 , Medias Rojas de Boston
Alexis Rios, $10,200,000, Medias Blancas de Chicago
Fausto Carmona, $5,087,500, Indios de Cleveland
Miguel Cabrera, $ 20,000,000, Tigres de Detroit
Jose Guillen, $12,000,000, Reales de Kansas City
Bobby Abreu, $9,000,000,  Angelinos de Los Angeles
Francisco Liriano, $1,600,000,  Gemelos de Minnesota
Alex Rodriguez, $ 33,000,000,  Yankees de Nueva York
Edwar Ramirez, $427,000 ,  A’s de Oakland
Felix Hernandez, $7,200,000, Marineros de Seattle|
Carlos Peña, $10,125,000,  Rays de Tampa Bay
Vladimir Guerrero, $5,500,000,   Rangers de Texas
Edwin Encarnacion, $5,175,000 ,  Azulejos de Toronto

LIGA NACIONAL
Miguel Montero, $2,000,000, Cascabeles de Arizona
Melky Cabrera, $3,100,000,  Bravos de Atlanta
Alfonso Soriano, $ 19,000,000,  Cachorros de Chicago
Francisco Cordero, $12,125,000,  Rojos de Cincinnati
Jorge de la Rosa, $5,600,000,  Rockies de Colorado
Hanley Ramirez, $7,000,000,  Marlins de Florida
Carlos Lee, $ 19,000,000,  Astros de Houston
Manny Ramirez, $ 18,695,006,  Dodgers de Los Angeles
Carlos Gomez, $1,100,000 ,  Cerveceros de Milwaukee
Johan Santana, $ 20,144,707, Mets de Nueva York
Placido Polanco, $5,166,666,  Phillies de Philadelphia
Octavio  Dotel, $3,250,000,  Piratas de Pittsburgh
Albert Pujols, $14,595,953 , Cardenales de San Luis
Adrian Gonzalez, $4,875,000,  Padres de San Diego
Edgar Renteria, $10,000,000 , Gigantes de San Francisco
Cristian Guzman, $8,000,000 ,  Nacionales de Washington

Las Caras Latinas del 2010 en las Grandes Ligas


Playball!

Una temporada más en una nueva década y 29 conjuntos con las ansias de destronar a los Yankees de Nueva York que andarán buscando su titulo 28 en su historia.

La campaña es larga pero ahora la mirilla está en el arranque en el mes de abril y todos los seguidores beisboleros de América Latina están pendientes a los suyos.

Esta temporada calculamos llegará el número de latinos a un 24 por ciento en los rosters finales y estos son los que proyectamos serán las caras regulares, lanzadores en sus rotaciones abridoras y cerradores en esta venidera campaña 2010.

LIGA AMERICANA

Orioles de Baltimore: Miguel Tejada, 3B; Cesar Izturis,SS

Medias Rojas de Boston: Victor Martinez, C; David Ortiz, DH; Adrian Beltre, 3B; Marco Scutaro, SS

Medias Blancas de Chicago: Alexis Rios, CF; Alexei Ramirez,SS;  Freddy Garcia (Abridor)

Indios de Cleveland: Asdrubal Cabrera, SS; Jhonny Peralta, 3B; Luis Valbuena, 2B; Fausto Carmona (Abridor)

Tigres de Detroit: Magglio Ordoñez, RF; Miguel Cabrera, 1B; Carlos Guillen, DH; Jose Valverde (Cerrador)

Reales de Kansas City: Alberto Callaspo, 2B; Yuniesky Betancourt, SS; David de Jesus,RF;  Jose Guillen, DH; Joakim Soria (Cerrador)

Angelinos de Los Angeles: Erick Aybar, SS; Bobby Abreu,RF;  Kendry Morales, 1B; Juan Rivera, LF; Ervin Santana (Abridor); Joel Piñeiro (Abridor)

Gemelos de Minnesota: Francisco Liriano (Abridor)

Yankees de Nueva York: Robinson Cano, 2B; Alex Rodriguez, 3B; Jorge Posada, C; Javier Vazquez (Abridor); Mariano Rivera (Cerrador)

Marineros de Seattle: Jose Lopez, 3B; Franklin Gutierrez, CF; Felix Hernandez (Abridor); Ian Snell (Abridor)

Rays de Tampa Bay: Carlos Peña, 1B; Dioner Navarro, C: Rafael Soriano (Cerrador)

Rangers de  Texas: Julio Borbon, CF; Vladimir Guerrero, DH; Nelson Cruz, RF; Elvis Andrus,SS; Frank Francisco (Cerrador)

Azulejos de Toronto: Jose Bautista, RF; Edwin Encarnacion, 3B; Alex Gonzalez, SS

LIGA NACIONAL

Cascabeles de Arizona: Miguel Montero, C

Bravos de Atlanta: Yunel Escobar, SS; Martin Prado, 2B

Cachorros de Chicago: Aramis Ramirez,3B; Alfonso Soriano, LF, Geovany Soto, C; Carlos Zambrano (Abridor); Carlos Silva (Abridor); Carlos Marmol (Cerrador)

Rojos de Cincinnati: Orlando Cabrera, SS; Ramón Hernandez, C; Johnny Cueto (Abridor); Aroldis Chapman (Abridor); Francisco Cordero (Cerrador)

Rockies de Colorado: Carlos Gonzalez, LF; Jorge de la Rosa (Abridor); Ubaldo Jimenez (Abridor)

Marlins de Florida: Jorge Cantu, 3B; Hanley Ramirez, SS; Anibal Sanchez (Abridor); Leo Nuñez (Cerrador)

Astros de Houston: Pedro Feliz, 3B; Carlos Lee, LF; Wandy Rodriguez (Abridor)

Dodgers de Los Angeles: Rafael Furcal, SS; Manny Ramirez, LF; Ronnie Belliard, 2B; Vicente Padilla (Abridor)

Cerveceros de Milwaukee: Alcides Escobar, SS; Carlos Gomez, CF; Yovani Gallardo (Abridor)

Mets de Nueva York: Luis Castillo, 2B; Alex Cora, SS; Angel Pagan, CF; Johan Santana (Abridor);  Oliver Perez (Abridor); Francisco Rodriguez (Cerrador)

Phillies de Philadelphia: Placido Polanco, 3B; Carlos Ruiz, C

Piratas de Pittsburgh: Ronny Cedeño, SS

Cardenales de San Luis: Yadier Molina, C; Albert Pujols, 1B

Padres de San Diego: Everth Cabrera, SS; Adrian Gonzalez, 1B

Gigantes de San Francisco: Bengie Molina, C; Edgar Renteria, SS; Pablo Sandoval, 3B; Juan Uribe, 2B; Jonathan Sanchez (Abridor)

Nacionales de Washington: Cristian Guzman, SS; Ivan Rodriguez, C

Torii Hunter Merece Una Leccion Latina

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Los pasados días Torii Hunter probablemente no ha disfrutado como el esperaba los entrenamientos primaverales. Como muchos peloteros el jardinero central de los Angelinos de Los Angeles esperaba tener una primavera tranquila sin buscar problema ni controversia. No ha sido así.

Hunter se le complicó su situación fuera del terreno al tener que pasar varios días explicando que no tuvo la intención de despreciar a los jugadores latinoamericanos en las Grandes Ligas cuando recientemente se refirió a ellos como “impostores” al abordar el tema sobre la merma de peloteros de raza negra o como se dice en los Estados Unidos afro-americanos en las Mayores.

Hunter hizo sus comentarios hace dos semanas atrás durante una mesa redonda del diario USA TODAY sobre el béisbol publicados en la edición del pasado 10 de marzo.

En su propio blog de internet en la pagina official de Las Mayores admitió que se expresó mal pero a su vez dejo saber que no daría ninguna disculpa sobre sus palabras.

En el articulo publicado entre comentarios, ademas de “impostores”, dijo que los jugadores latinoamericanos podían ser contratados por una mera bolsa de papas fritas.

En honor a la verdad, Hunter ademas de que debe aprender a medir sus palabras y pedirle perdón a los latinoamericanos debería estar más pendiente a los sucesos económicos en el béisbol.

Por mero hecho de dar un buen ejemplo tan reciente como este pasado invierno los Rojos de Cincinnati contrataron al lanzador zurdo Aroldis Chapman por seis años y 30.25 millones de dólares. Un serpentinero que en esta primavera esta tirando su primera pelota a nivel de liga mayor.

Hunter también deberia saber que sus propios compañeros de equipo entre otros Bobby Abreu, Kendry Morales, Erick Aybar y Juan Rivera ninguno le es pagado en papas fritas.

Siempre lo he escrito que los latinos nos debemos respetar en los Estados Unidos de América y es hora que Hunter ofrezca su disculpa formal.

Tanto Hunter como muchos ignorantes que todavía los hay en los USA para una próxima vez deben saber que a ningún latino se le debe llamar “impostor” por frustración o otra razón.

También deberían saber que cuando arranque la temporada en el mes de Abril muy probablemente sobre un 24 por ciento serán latinos en los rosters y muchos ganan muy buena plata.

Por aquello de repasar números al final de la temporada 2009, siete de los mejores 10 pagos en las Grandes Ligas fueron Latinos y ellos son:
Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees: $33,000,000
Manny Ramirez, Los Angeles Dodgers: $23,854,494
Carlos Beltran: New York Mets: $19,243,682
Carlos Lee, Houston Astros: $19,000,000
Magglio Ordoñez, Detroit Tigers: $18,971,576
Johan Santana, New York Mets: $18,876,139
Carlos Zambrano, Chicago Cubs: $18,750,000
Alfonso Soriano, Chicago Cubs: $17,000,000
Aramis Ramirez, Chicago Cubs: $16,650,000
Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees: $15,000,000

Y si desea saber un poco más de historia, 10 de los 25 jugadores que en sus carreras han ganado sobre $100 millones  en las Grandes Ligas son latinos. Ellos son:

Alex Rodriguez: $231,416,252
Manny Ramírez: $186,112,763
Pedro Martínez: $147,259,585
Carlos Delgado: $146,299,000
Sammy Sosa (retirado): $124,068,000
Iván Rodríguez: $116,573,932
Mariano Rivera: $114,530,125
Vladimir Guerrero: $112,430,000
Magglio Ordoñez: $105,644,770
Bernie Williams (retirado): $103,100,001

Torii Hunter que bien piense sus palabras una próxima vez.

Highest Paid Latinos in MLB

 


Next time Torii Hunter not only should have a better choice of words but also his facts right.

 

The Angel outfielder should know that the latest sensation to come from Latin America Cuban left-handed Aroldis Chapman was signed to a 6-year, $30 million deal by the Cincinnati Reds.

 

Hunter should no better that is not true that Major League Baseball prefers scouting and signing Latino players because they are willing to sign “for a bag of chips.”

 

Again he should ask his fellow Angels Latino teammates whom Arte Moreno is not paying them in corn or potato chips.

 

As of the end of 2009, seven of the best 10 paid players in the Majors according to a report from The Associated Press are Latinos.

 

Just for the facts, these are the best 10 Latino Players paid in Major League Baseball.

 

Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees: $33,000,000
Manny Ramirez,
Los Angeles Dodgers: $23, 854,494

Carlos Beltran: New York Mets: $19, 243,682
Carlos Lee,
Houston Astros: $19,000,000

Magglio Ordoñez, Detroit Tigers: $18,971,576

Johan Santana, New York Mets: $18,876,139
Carlos Zambrano,
Chicago Cubs: $18,750,000

Alfonso Soriano, Chicago Cubs: $17,000,000

Aramis Ramirez, Chicago Cubs: $16,650,000
Mariano
Rivera, New York Yankees: $15,000,000

 

Hunter should know some history too.

 

Among the top 25 Major League Baseball players who have earned over $100 million total salary over their career through the end of 2009, not including bonuses, 10 are Latinos. The earnings definitely are not “bag of chips”.

 

Alex Rodriguez: $231,416,252

Manny Ramírez: $186,112,763

Pedro Martínez: $147,259,585

Carlos Delgado: $146,299,000

Sammy Sosa (retired): $124,068,000

Iván Rodríguez: $116,573,932

Mariano Rivera: $114,530,125

Vladimir Guerrero: $112,430,000

Magglio Ordoñez: $105,644,770

Bernie Williams (retired): $103,100,001

Torii Hunter: Latinos Want an Apology


Before the next time Torii Hunter opens his mouth, he should think over what he wants to say or get a dictionary.

 

If Hunter gets a big booing on Opening Day in Los Angeles, he better know for the future. He deserves it.

 

Hunter referred to Latinos as “impostors” while discussing the number of present African-Americans in the Major Leagues.

 

Hunter’s original comments were made two weeks ago in one of a series of USA Today roundtables about baseball and published in Wednesday’s editions.

 

According to a story published in USA Today’s Thursday edition, he meant no harm or disrespect to Latin American players. However, he made very clear he is not apologizing even though he admits using the wrong choice of words.

 

I really would like to know if, during a similar interview, a Latino player in a similar context would have said the word “Negro” before calling such people “impostors” in the majors.

 

I bet the whole media would have exploded on it.

 

If it would have been a Dominican Republic or Venezuelan player, no matter his skin color, people would have asked immediately for his deportation. No matter if it was an All-Star like Hanley Ramirez or Miguel Cabrera.

 

If it would have been Cuban, the outcry would have made its way back to Fidel Castro. No matter if it would have been Alexei Ramirez or newcomer Aroldis Chapman.

 

Puerto Rican players cannot be deported as the island is a United States territory, but they would have felt the wrath all season long. Ask Carlos Delgado how much he was booed when he refused to stand all the 2004 season for “God Bless America.”

 

There would have been no pardon no matter what they would have said later, like they were misquoted because of their poor English.

 

Hunter should look around in his own Angels locker room and start apologizing to his teammates such as Kendry Morales, Bobby Abreu, Joel Piñeiro, Erick Aybar, Fernando Rodney, and Juan Rivera.

 

Maybe it’s understandable that Hunter has some bitterness and resentment of the present situation of the lack of African-Americans in Major League Baseball, but he has to admit and apologize he was wrong.

 

By the way, we are in the 2010s, and, for the good sake of baseball, stop the differentiation of whites, African-American, and Latinos.

 

Major League Baseball must leave alone the diversity issue and understand more than ever it is an international game and there should not be any differentiation of colors.

 

If you know the Latino Angels players mentioned above, there are some from the lightest (Piñeiro) to the darkest (Rodney) skins. Latinos are brothers no matter their color.

 

Hunter is saying he did not want to imply he was a racist. Sorry, but if he feels that way, he needs to apologize and move on.

 

Thank goodness he did not take it also with the Japanese players. New teammate Hideki Matsui would have not been very happy either.

 

Get ready, Torii, that large Mexican population in Los Angeles will be waiting for you.

Puerto Rico’s MLB Players: Where Are You?


ivanbeltran.jpgA long time ago, I remember that when I was going to write my annual column of the Boricuas in spring training, the list used to be a very long one.

 

It was not only quantity, but also quality.

 

They used to take a few pages. Most teams had at least one Puerto Rican on their 40-man roster, and most of them at the end of March were ready for the majors.

 

That was in the ’90s. Not anymore. This is 2010.

 

As spring training is just starting in Arizona and Florida, every baseball fan is abuzz over what’s to come in 2010.

 

In Dominican Republic–land of the Albert Pujols, Hanley Ramirez, and Alex Rodriguez superstars of the world–most of their baseball followers are already cheering about their 197 quisqueyanos in the not so warm climate these days in the nation.

 

In Venezuela, they are counting on most of their 137 names making it to the bigs this year.

 

Of course, such names as Miguel Cabrera, Felix Hernandez, and Magglio Ordoñez are assured of their positions. However, they are waiting for other newcomers from their backyard to make it good this year.

 

Last year, I wrote a column called “Boricuas, Where Are You?” Unfortunately, sadly, and downheartedly, the title still pertains to this 2010 season.

 

In Puerto Rico, fans rave about Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda, Roberto Alomar, and Edgar Martinez. They rant and honor their national teams from the Olympic level to the one that compete every four years in the World Baseball Classic. What is happening?

 

For the country that stopped to watch Yadier Molina start in the All-Star Game, and where most baseball fans became Yankee fans just to follow Jorge Posada in last year’s World Series, there definitely something unexplainable happening.

 

The island is more worried nowadays about whether Carlos Delgado, Felipe Lopez, Kiko Calero, and Jose Molina will find major league jobs rather than the national unemployment news–if Carlos Beltran will be back healthy and if Mike Lowell will continue be a Red Sox, Then again, where is the talent going, or if the youth is really into baseball, where are they?

 

Most names probably as a fan you will recognize, but the list is short compared to ones of two decades ago.

 

This 2010 season, this is the list of Puerto Rican players at spring training this year. The list includes 40-man roster players and non-roster invitees.

 

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Baltimore Orioles: IF Roberto Andino, OF Luis Montañez, 2B Miguel Abreu

Boston Red Sox: 3B Mike Lowell, P Fernando Cabrera, SS Angel Sanchez

Chicago White Sox: C Ramon Castro, OF Alexis Rios, P Saul Rivera

Kansas City Royals: 2B Mike Aviles, OF David DeJesus

Los Angeles Angels: P Joel Piñeiro

Minnesota Twins: C Jose Morales

New York Yankees: P Jonathan Albaladejo, P Javier Vazquez, C Jorge Posada, C Mike Rivera

Seattle Mariners: P Ian Snell

Toronto Blue Jays: DH Randy Ruiz

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Atlanta Braves: C Orlando Mercado

Chicago Cubs: C Geovany Soto

Florida Marlins: SS Osvaldo Martinez, OF Mike Stanton

Houston Astros: SS Edwin Maysonet

Los Angeles Dodgers: SS Ivan DeJesus Jr.

Milwaukee Brewers: C Martin Maldonado

New York Mets: P Pedro Feliciano, P Nelson Figueroa, C Omir Santos, IF Alex Cora, OF Carlos Beltran, OF Angel Pagan, OF Jesus Feliciano

Philadelphia Phillies: P J.C. Romero

Pittsburgh Pirates: 3B Ramon Vazquez

St. Louis Cardinals: C Yadier Molina, 3B Ruben Gotay

San Francisco Giants: C Bengie Molina

Washington Nationals: C Ivan Rodriguez, P Luis Atilano, C Wil Nieves

The Latino Decade Leaders in MLB: 2000-2009

apar.jpgThe 2010 season of Major League Baseball is to start in just a few days.

With the beginning of spring training, it is not only of a new year, but also a new decade.

To wrap up the debate that was, here is a list of the best Latinos of the past decade. The leaders for the years 2000-2009.

BATTING

AVG.: Albert Pujols, .334

Games: Miguel Tejada, 1,581

At-Bats: Miguel Tejada, 6.263

Plate Appearances: Bobby Abreu, 6,932

Home Runs: Alex Rodriguez, 435

RBI: Alex Rodriguez, 1,243

Runs: Alex Rodriguez, 1,190

Total Bases: Alex Rodriguez, 3,362

Extra Base Hits: Albert Pujols, 767

PITCHING

ERA: Pedro Martinez, 3.01

Winning Percentage: Pedro Martinez, .691

Lowest Batting Avg.: Pedro Martinez, .216

Saves: Mariano Rivera, 397

Games Started: Livan Hernandez, 332

Innings Pitched: Livan Hernandez, 2,201.1

The All-Time Greatest Latinos Hitters In MLB


clemente.jpgOnce “The Splendid Splinter” said, “Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of 10 and be considered a good performer.”

Ted Williams was right.

He was so right that’s why he is considered by the majority of baseball historians as the greatest hitter ever to have played in the majors.

Years ago, I had the opportunity to meet him at an activity at the Ted Williams Museum Hitter Hall of Fame, which in those days was located in Hernando (Florida)–nowadays the museum is located at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg–and I asked him about his own book Ted Williams’ Hit List .

In the book, he wrote about who in his opinion were the greatest 20 hitters of all time in Major League Baseball.

In the list, there are the names of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby, Jimmie Foxx, and Joe DiMaggio.

Also in his top-20 are Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Frank Robinson, Mickey Mantle, and Stan Musial.

In the list also appear 10 other great ballplayers but no Latinos.

Williams told me about his hitting philosophy and selection but he also told me that if he would have made a top all-time Latino hitter list at that moment only six names would appear.

On the top of his head, he said with no hesitation his No. 1 would be Roberto Clemente.

Thereafter, in no specific order, would be Rod Carew, Roberto Alomar, Alex Rodriguez, Edgar Martinez, and Manny Ramirez.

Taking also in consideration the words of the man that also once said, “If there was ever a man born to be a hitter it was me.”

Although I would have appreciated to know Williams’ opinion today, here is my all-time Latino greatest hitters list:

Roberto Clemente

Rod Carew

Roberto Alomar

Alex Rodriguez

Edgar Martinez

Manny Ramirez

Orlando Cepeda

Rafael Palmeiro

Tony Oliva

Vladimir Guerrero

Albert  Pujols

Magglio Ordoñez

Julio Franco

Moises  Alou

Minnie Miñoso

Pedro Guerrero

Bobby Abreu

Rico Carty

Ivan Rodriguez

Bernie Williams

The All-Time Greatest Latinos Sluggers In MLB

 


alex y albert.jpgOnce I read about the greatest sluggers in major league baseball history, most of them were remembered by their nicknames.

 

The greatest of them all, in my opinion, was called “The Babe.”

 

No matter what is said and written these days, in my opinion the second-best ever is well-known as “The Big Mac.”

 

In my top-10 all-time slugger list there are such names as “The Mick,” “Say Hey Kid,” “Mr. October,” “The Splendid Splinter” and “Iron Mike.”

 

Among Latinos the all-time slugger my No. 1 is well-known today as “El Hombre.”

 

Albert Pujols just turned 30 a short time ago, and as we read about him for the upcoming season, it’s simply amazing the numbers and achievements he has done in his career.

 

In each of his nine seasons, Pujols has surpassed a .300 batting average, 30 home runs and 100 RBI.

 

All in one decade.

 

As we start a new season in a new decade, it has to be seen if he will keep his current pace that already is hall-of-fame bound.

 

As of this moment, the St. Louis Cardinal first baseman has surpassed at age 30 Latino names such as Roberto Clemente, Rod Carew and Orlando Cepeda.

 

Pujols’ numbers at 30 years old has better comparison numbers than Hank Aaron, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmy Foxx, Hank Greenberg, and Willie Mays.

 

Simply, Pujols has demonstrated he is the best slugger in the game.

 

Among all-time Latinos, the Dominican Republic native is No. 1 and he tops my All-Time Latino Greatest Sluggers.

 

Listed below are my 20 All-Time Latino Greatest Sluggers:

 

Albert Pujols

Manny Ramirez

Alex Rodriguez

Vladimir Guerrero

Juan Gonzalez

Carlos Delgado

David Ortiz

Sammy Sosa

Moises Alou

Jose Canseco

Edgar Martinez

Rafael Palmeiro

Magglio Ordoñez

Alfonso Soriano

Carlos Lee

Aramis Ramirez

Orlando Cepeda

Andres Galarraga

Carlos Beltrán

Danny Tartabull

The 2010 Preseason Latino Player Rankings and All-Star Team


Hanley ramirez.jpg“Never make predictions, especially about the future.”

 

That was one of the most famous quotes ever from Casey Stengel.

 

Nobody listens to him. Not these days. Spring training is right around the corner on the calendar, and predictions are starting to pop up all over again.

 

Baseball is back.

 

No matter if you are a casual or serious fan or into fantasy baseball, everyone is looking for every opinion of what will happen in 2010.

 

There is a long way to go, but my preseason crystal ball says it will be the world champion New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies again in the Fall Classic.

 

As far as the majors’ Latino players, watch Florida Marlin Hanley Ramirez go for his first National League MVP award. Same as Ramirez, watch out in the junior circuit for former Marlin and nowadays Detroit Tiger Miguel Cabrera to be again on the move for his first American League MVP.

 

I should not make predictions, but I have a vision Seattle Mariner Felix Hernandez will be again a strong candidate for the American League Cy Young Award and young hurler Neftali Feliz of the Texas Rangers for American League Rookie of the Year.

 

Fans all over the baseball world love rankings, and this is my preseason Latino player rankings, in which I list the best 15 offensive players and best 15 pitchers who should be of impact for the 2010 season.

 

My 2010 Preseason Latino Player Rankings Listing

PLAYERS

Hanley Ramirez, Florida

Albert Pujols, St. Louis

Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees

Adrian Gonzalez, San Diego

Miguel Cabrera, Detroit

Victor Martinez, Boston

Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco

Carlos Lee, Houston

Vladimir Guerrero, Texas

Jorge Posada, New York Yankees

Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

Manny Ramirez, Los Angeles Dodgers

Carlos Peña, Tampa Bay

Yunel Escobar, Atlanta

Alexei Ramirez, Chicago White Sox

 

PITCHERS

 

Felix Hernandez, Seattle

Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

Francisco Rodriguez, New York Mets

Johan Santana, New York Mets

Yovani Gallardo, Milwaukee

Neftali Feliz, Texas

Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati

Jose Valverde, Detroit

Jair Jurrjens, Atlanta

Javier Vazquez, New York Yankees

Vicente Padilla, Los Angeles Dodgers

Francisco Cordero, Cincinnati

Joakim Soria, Kansas City

Rafael Soriano, Tampa Bay

Joel Piñeiro, Los Angeles Angels

 

My Preseason 2010 Latino All-Star Team

C: Victor Martinez, Boston

1B: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit

2B: Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

3B: Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees

SS: Hanley Ramirez, Florida Marlins

OF: Bobby Abreu, Los Angeles Angels

OF: Carlos Lee, Houston

OF: Manny Ramirez, Los Angeles Dodgers

DH: Vladimir Guerrero, Texas

SP: Felix Hernandez, Seattle

RP: Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

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