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Magglio Ordonez Finishes Last In Homerun Derby

Magglio Ordonez belted two homeruns in the homerun derby last night and that was good for a last place finish.  I guess it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise because Ordonez had the fewest homeruns on the season compared to the other players.  Vlad Guerrero won the contest despite hitting two fewer homeruns overall then Alex Rios, who was the runner up.

The All Star Game is tonight and rather then repeat myself, I’ll send you back to last year’s post heading into the game.  I’ve always loved the game and I’m sad to see what it has become, but that won’t stop me from enjoying it.

A lot of stuff about Thames these last few days. How about this, from BP:


Bottom 5 2007 AL Left Fielders, by VORP

Player, Team, EqA, VORP

Jay Gibbons, BAL, .212, -8.8
Craig Monroe, DET, .219, -8.8
Shane Costa, KCA, .111, -7.5
Adam Lind, TOR, .221, -7.5
Emil Brown, KCA, .214, -6.6

This means that Monroe is about 1 win WORSE than the theoretical best AAA option. At least win worse than Rayburn and dozens of other freely available options.

And by how many games did we lose the division title last year?

This is to say nothing of Thames, who, as I have been preaching for years now, should be starting.

Posted by Dan on July 10th, 2007 at 4:22 pm

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