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Bay Area Power - 2010 HR's (Edited 01/28/10 04:00PM by qtowndogg)
The object of this poll is to choose the HR Leaders by position of the two Bay Area (San Fran/Oakland) MLB teams.
Scored by Scott on 10/03/10 at 05:13AM | Closed on 04/05/10 at 07:00PM
FanIQ Pts? 8 | MLB, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants | Multiple Choice Prediction Poll
Team Breakout:
Correct Answer22 Fans 
  1. Catcher leading in HR's in 2010 will be... (10 points)
Correct18%a. Kurt Suzuki (OAK)
82%b. Bengie Molina (SF)
0%c. tie
  2. First Baseman Leading in HR's in 2010 will be... (10 points)
9%a. Daric Barton (OAK)
Correct86%b. Aubrey Huff (SF)
5%c. tie
  3. Second Baseman Leading in HR's in 2010 will be... (10 points)
Correct59%a. Mark Ellis (OAK)
41%b. Freddy Sanchez (SF)
0%c. tie
  4. Shortstop Leading in HR's in 2010 will be... (10 points)
50%a. Cliff Pennington (OAK)
Correct45%b. Edgar Renteria (SF)
5%c. tie
  5. Third Baseman Leading in HR's in 2010 will be... (10 points)
Correct9%a. Kevin Kouzmanoff (OAK)
91%b. Pablo Sandoval (SF)
0%c. tie
  6. Left Fielder Leading in HR's in 2010 will be... (10 points)
Correct14%a. Rajai Davis (OAK)
86%b. Mark DeRosa (SF)
0%c. tie
  7. Center Fielder Leading in HR's in 2010 will be... (10 points)
23%a. Coco Crisp (OAK)
Correct77%b. Aaron Rowand (SF)
0%c. tie
  8. Right Fielder Leading in HR's in 2010 will be... (10 points)
Correct64%a. Ryan Sweeney (OAK)
36%b. Nate Schierholtz (SF)
0%c. tie
  Tiebreaker: How many HR's for A's DH Jack Cust?
Correct 22

  
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#1 | 1697 days ago

The Giants was Posey to play another year in the minors.

I'm just sayin' you might want to reconfigure your poll.
#2 | 1697 days ago

ML31 wrote:
The Giants was Posey to play another year in the minors.

I'm just sayin' you might want to reconfigure your poll.

Ha, sorry.  I was just going by MLB.com's current depth charts.  I plan on checking the updated rosters once spring training gets rolling.  Either way, who's slated to start at catcher?  I could probably at least change that one now.

1. Bengie Molina (SF)  2. Aubrey Huff (SF)  3. Freddy Sanchez (SF)  4. tie  5. Pablo Sandoval (SF)  6. Mark DeRosa (SF)  7. Aaron Rowand (SF)  8. Ryan Sweeney (OAK)  
#3 | 1697 days ago

qtowndogg wrote:

Ha, sorry.  I was just going by MLB.com's current depth charts.  I plan on checking the updated rosters once spring training gets rolling.  Either way, who's slated to start at catcher?  I could probably at least change that one now.

They signed Molina to a one year deal.

I think they will start with him and Posey won't come up unless there is a major injury or he is doing so well at Fresno they have no choice.
#4 | 1697 days ago

ML31 wrote:
They signed Molina to a one year deal.

I think they will start with him and Posey won't come up unless there is a major injury or he is doing so well at Fresno they have no choice.
Thanks, man. I didn't see Molina on the depth chart, and didn't think to see if he was re-signed. I was wondering where he was, because I hadn't heard of him retiring yet.
1. Bengie Molina (SF)  2. Aubrey Huff (SF)  3. Freddy Sanchez (SF)  4. tie  5. Pablo Sandoval (SF)  6. Mark DeRosa (SF)  7. Aaron Rowand (SF)  8. Ryan Sweeney (OAK)  
#5 | 1661 days ago

The starting rosters are based on MLB.com's depth charts as of 3/5/10.
1. Bengie Molina (SF)  2. Aubrey Huff (SF)  3. Freddy Sanchez (SF)  4. tie  5. Pablo Sandoval (SF)  6. Mark DeRosa (SF)  7. Aaron Rowand (SF)  8. Ryan Sweeney (OAK)  
#6 | 1659 days ago
BDV4U (+)

Major power outage in NoCal?
1. Kurt Suzuki (OAK)  2. Aubrey Huff (SF)  3. Mark Ellis (OAK)  4. Cliff Pennington (OAK)  5. Pablo Sandoval (SF)  6. Mark DeRosa (SF)  7. Aaron Rowand (SF)  8. Ryan Sweeney (OAK)  
#7 | 1640 days ago
vindog (+)

Wow, these are some really malnutritioned offenses- LOL!
1. Kurt Suzuki (OAK)  2. Daric Barton (OAK)  3. Mark Ellis (OAK)  4. Cliff Pennington (OAK)  5. Kevin Kouzmanoff (OAK)  6. Mark DeRosa (SF)  7. Aaron Rowand (SF)  8. Ryan Sweeney (OAK)  
#8 | 1640 days ago

How many teams does San Francisco have in the Big Leagues, dragon?  Last time I checked it was only one.  
#9 | 1640 days ago

Probably.  But the difference is...  They NEED to to win.

Some teams have pitching that is so good, they don't NEED to hit tons of homers to win games.
#10 | 1639 days ago
vindog (+)

(Edited by vindog)
ML31 wrote:
Probably.  But the difference is...  They NEED to to win.

Some teams have pitching that is so good, they don't NEED to hit tons of homers to win games.
You know, you keep saying that the Yankees NEED to hit a lot of Homers or score a lot of runs to win their games. Which in actuality is a FALSEHOOD!  You do know that the Yankees won 103 games last regualar season right? But did you KNOW that 25% of those games won were won when the Yankees scored 4 or less runs?  That is a FACT!  The Yankees last season won 15 games when they scored 4 or less runs, and they won 11 games when they scored 3 or less runs.  That is 26 games WON by scoring 4 or less runs!  You do the math!      In addition, 5 of the Yankees 11 postseason victories (including the World Series) were WON when the Yankees scored 4 or less runs- that is 45% of their postseason season victories were WON with PITCHING- NOT power!  AND most of those wins came against the Red Sox, Angels, Twins, and Rays- ALL of whom were ranked in the TOP 10 in MLB for scoring ( Angels #2, Red Sox #3, Twins #5, and Rays #7)
1. Kurt Suzuki (OAK)  2. Daric Barton (OAK)  3. Mark Ellis (OAK)  4. Cliff Pennington (OAK)  5. Kevin Kouzmanoff (OAK)  6. Mark DeRosa (SF)  7. Aaron Rowand (SF)  8. Ryan Sweeney (OAK)  
#11 | 1639 days ago

The Yankees spend over $200 million.  The Giants spend less than 40% of that.  They'd BETTER go to the playoffs for that price. 

Further...  What use is all that spending when they don't win the World Series?

You don't see Giants pitching as good because you have some kind of emotional bigotry against the Giants.  You HATE them so much it is impossible for you to look at them in a realistic way.
#12 | 1639 days ago
Mr_Rogers (+)

My answers are correct.
1. Bengie Molina (SF)  2. Aubrey Huff (SF)  3. Freddy Sanchez (SF)  4. Edgar Renteria (SF)  5. Pablo Sandoval (SF)  6. Mark DeRosa (SF)  7. Aaron Rowand (SF)  8. Nate Schierholtz (SF)  
#13 | 1639 days ago

vindog wrote:
You know, you keep saying that the Yankees NEED to hit a lot of Homers or score a lot of runs to win their games. Which in actuality is a FALSEHOOD!  You do know that the Yankees won 103 games last regualar season right? But did you KNOW that 25% of those games won were won when the Yankees scored 4 or less runs?  That is a FACT!  The Yankees last season won 15 games when they scored 4 or less runs, and they won 11 games when they scored 3 or less runs.  That is 26 games WON by scoring 4 or less runs!  You do the math!      In addition, 5 of the Yankees 11 postseason victories (including the World Series) were WON when the Yankees scored 4 or less runs- that is 45% of their postseason season victories were WON with PITCHING- NOT power!  AND most of those wins came against the Red Sox, Angels, Twins, and Rays- ALL of whom were ranked in the TOP 10 in MLB for scoring ( Angels #2, Red Sox #3, Twins #5, and Rays #7)
OK, Mr. nit picker.  You know as well as I do that when I said they had to hit homers I meant they had to have a lot of offense.

The Yankees AVERAGED 5.6 runs a game.  That is pretty darn high.  They gave up 4.24 runs per game.  Which is pretty darn high as well.  With that kind of differential, they will win a lot more games than they lose.  That being said, giving up more than 4 runs per game means you need to score a lot of runs.  It is pretty simple math.

The Giants have a bad offense.  We can all agree on that.  But that bad offense still scored a little more than 4 runs per game.  And their pitching gave up a full 1/2 run LESS per game last year than the Yankees did.  That is quite a large hunk.

The Yankees went 9-9 against the Red Sox.  A good team.  They swept all 7 against the Twins.  NOT a very good team.  They went 11-7 against Tampa.  Not a good team.  And 5-5 against the Angels.  A good team.  So...  Against GOOD teams in your list...  The Yankees when 14-14.  Against the mediocre teams, they went 19-7.  Which is very good.  And to be expected.  The better teams should beat the lesser teams.  It seems they barely held their own when it came to teams nearly as good as they were.

I don't care what those teams offense was.  You don't score runs against another teams offense.  You score them against the other teams pitching!

The Giants on the other hand...  Against the 4 TOP teams in the NL...  Went 4-3 against the Phils.  7-11 against the Dodgers.  (Dodgers are WAY better than the Rays)  4-3 against the Cards.  And 10-8 against the Rox!  Not bad for a team that can't score runs.
#14 | 1639 days ago

Well what would the Giant look like if they to face the Red Sox, Angles, Twins, Rays even Baltimore,

Sure...  The runs given up would go up a bit.  This would be due to the DH factor.  Not because of any "superior" line ups.  And that figure sure as hell wouldn't reach 4!  Plus, there are just as many, if not more terrible AL teams than there are NL teams.  In spite of your ridiculous assertion that the NL is basically "quad A" baseball.

Well I'm going to say it those 4 teams are better teams then your Giants that is for sure.

No, not for sure.  Only three are better.  The Giants were better than the Rays.  But your AL bigotry will never allow you to see that.

Twin they made to playoffs every year almost something your team never does.

If the Giants played in the AL Central, they would be in the playoffs every other year.  And they CERTAINLY would have gone last year.

Fact is they have a good lineup.

It's OK....  Two great bats.  The rest is nothing to write home about.  But their pitching is not very good at all.  In fact, if you remove CC from the Yankees staff, the Twins would be just as good.

That is your goal to be 500 with good team and just blitz the bad teams.

Hmmm...  You seem to have a low goal.  My goal is to beat ALL the teams.  Good and bad.

Those teams aren't the teams that the Yankee face.

Irrelevant.  They were the top NL teams last year.   And #'s 2, 3 6 and 8 overall last year.  You used the #3, 5, 16 and 18 teams for your comparison.

Now I'm going to get the same old crap about how no NL team is as good as any AL team (save 1)...  We've all heard it before.  You need to give it a rest.  It's horses**t.  You have often been concerned about looking "stupid".  Re-evaluate your take of the NL if that is a concern of yours....
#15 | 1634 days ago

Man, every time I get on one of these polls it's the Giants vs. the Yanks..Sorry SF boys..get to the World Series and THEN you can maybe beat the Yankees or an AL Team..till then you are tilting at windmills..  A pitching staff is nice, but it's not enough..last year or this.
1. Bengie Molina (SF)  2. Daric Barton (OAK)  3. Mark Ellis (OAK)  4. Cliff Pennington (OAK)  5. Pablo Sandoval (SF)  6. Mark DeRosa (SF)  7. Aaron Rowand (SF)  8. Ryan Sweeney (OAK)  
#16 | 1631 days ago

Jack CUST?  I picked 0 since he got cut and will hit 0 for the A's!!
1. Bengie Molina (SF)  2. tie  3. Freddy Sanchez (SF)  4. Cliff Pennington (OAK)  5. Pablo Sandoval (SF)  6. Mark DeRosa (SF)  7. Aaron Rowand (SF)  8. Ryan Sweeney (OAK)  
#17 | 1630 days ago
BDV4U (+)

derms33 wrote:
Jack CUST?  I picked 0 since he got cut and will hit 0 for the A's!!
The rest of us had to balls to get onboard BEFORE the season started! LOL
1. Kurt Suzuki (OAK)  2. Aubrey Huff (SF)  3. Mark Ellis (OAK)  4. Cliff Pennington (OAK)  5. Pablo Sandoval (SF)  6. Mark DeRosa (SF)  7. Aaron Rowand (SF)  8. Ryan Sweeney (OAK)  

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