Tuesday, April 27, 2010

MLB.com At Bat 2010 iPhone app diary day 32 Mariano Rivera Is The Best

Posted by Drew Zeitlin.:

Hello everybody. With the first month of the season about to be put in the books, we thought it might be interesting to go back and look at some of our predictions at that start season that we made when we just knew who the base coaches and the announcers were. We have been listening to at least one game a day and usually two games a day and watching and following baseball like we use too. By no means are we back to the knowledge that we use to have of baseball, but we are lot better that we were when the season started. It is time to pick up the diary for the MLB.com At Bat 2010 iPhone app once again. Today will be day 32. Today we thought the A.L. East would be a good place to start.

Our prediction at the start of the season was the Yankees winning the division, the Rays coming in second, then the Red Sox, Orioles and then the Blue Jays. After a month of baseball we still think the Yankees will win the division but we really like the Rays team and it would not surprise us of the Rays would win the division. The difference in our opinion is the bullpen. This is the Rays weakest part of their team and the Yankees are really good in the bullpen. Of course the Yankees have Mariano Rivera as their closer and no team has a Mariano Rivera on their team. He is the best. The Rays have some very good players and as we have mentioned in a past post Carl Crawford maybe the best player in the majors. He puts pressure on the opposing team. He produces runs and he prevents runs. From some reason the Red Sox's line up just seems to be not as good as the Yankees and the Rays. They do have good players but no Crawford and no Rivera and it looks like third place for them. We are making a switch at the bottom of the division. This stems from the Orioles collapse in April. They have been very bad and have lost every which way you can loose. It will be a long season for the Birds. The Blue Jays have a good team but they are in the wrong division. Do not see how over 162 games they can compete with the Yankees and or Rays, maybe they can challenge the Red Sox for third.

The MLB.com At Bat 2010 iPhone app continues to impress us. We love listening to the games and getting a different perspective from different announcers. We also like watching the in game highlights. We do not seem to miss any of the action. It is great. As we write this blog post we are listening to the Dodgers and Mets. If you like to read all the post of this diary click here and you will be taken to our blog where you will see all the post in order. Till next time.


Cliff Aliperti said...

Watch for that Rays pen to get a tad better once J.P. Howell is healthy ... of course Soriano could go down with something at anytime.

I thought it was just the Yankee fan in me leaving me unimpressed with the Red Sox line-up, but maybe not. One thing everyone overlooked on a team built around defense was having a butcher catching.

abullrun said...

What really helps a pitching staff is good defense. The Yankees and Rays have great defenses. Not only do they make the normal plays they also take a way hits and really do prevent runs. This is a big boost for any pitcher.

If you and I were unimpressed with the Red Sox line-up, you should hear the Twins announcers. I listen to the first game at Target Field where the Twins played the Red Sox, and the Twins radio announcers kept talking about how the Twins played the Red Sox a ton in Spring Training and thought there were major holes in the line-up and was seeing the same thing early in the season. They thought the Red Sox might struggle this year.