Ballpark Frank

Cubs Should Snag Unhappy Soriano

Alfonso Soriano as a Texas Ranger.I think Phil Rogers has it right in his recent column, the Chicago Cubs should try and snag unhappy Alfonso Soriano from the Washington Nationals. Though Soriano is prone to the strike out, he also has speed and power at second base and would be another great addition to the top of the Chicago Cubs’ lineup. I say go for it Jim Hendry!


Coco to the Bosox For Marte
January 27, 2006, 11:55 pm
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Coco Crisp and some crispies

The finally got there man in Covelli Loyce “Coco” Crisp today in a trade with the . Since the departure of to the this off-season the Boston Red Sox have been trying to fill the void. has some tough shoes to fill coming in to replace the fan adored centerfielder, Johnny Damon, but Coco’s career numbers against New York may be his ticket to the fans hearts. Coco has excellent number versus the Yankees.
Comparing the numbers from last year there is not much of a difference between Crisp and Damon, other than paychecks:

Crisp: .300 AVG, 16 HR, .345 OBP, 69 RBI, 86 R, 15 SB, $364K
Damon: .316 AVG, 10 HR, .366 OBP, 75 RBI, 117 R, 18 SB, $8.25M

Also check out all of Coco Crisp’s stats here. The BoSox gave up young third baseman which might come back to haunt them since he is solid young talent with a bright future.

For other perspectives on the Coco/Marte trade check out posts by Unofficial MLB’s Blog, Sportslog, Soxygirl and Sportsfrog.

Kris Benson Traded To O’s: Anna Benson Too
January 22, 2006, 2:48 pm
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Anna Benson - I don't think I would want my wife putting up pictures like this.The recent trade of starting pitcher from the to the could help both teams. The Mets are getting a potential closer and a prospect while Benson as an Oriole could help anchor a starting rotation that fell off the planet after the All-Star break and a solid start last season. Benson brings experience and presence to a rotation that that needed an ace. I was surprised to see the Mets trading away starting pitching but they needed some more relief help so grabbing and need for more right handed pitching it seems like a decent move.

Baseball aside, I am wondering what Benson’s outspoken, pin-up wife, Anna Benson, who has made an enterprise out of being sexy thinks about the move. I mean she is number 48 on the list of FHM Magazine’s 100 sexiest woman of 2005. I wonder if something said or did caused the move?

For more buzz in the blogosphere about the Benson deal check out these posts on Mostly Mets and Grabass.