Post-Show Blog for 9/24/08 (All-Surprise Team)

Well, Siano hit it out of the park on this one!

We’re nearing the end of our year in review shows as the All-Surprise team was unveiled today.  So let’s compare Mike and Cory’s preseason sleeper picks with the All-Surprise list to see how the guys did.  Cory did a nice job with Greinke and Scott while striking out badly on Lugo, Gagne, McGowan (injury), and Kendrick.  As for Mike, Towles was a disaster and his choices of Weeks and Feliz have proven to be mediocre at best.  But the outfield trio of Bay, Kemp, and most notably Quentin easily makes up for all that.

2008 ALL-SURPRISE TEAM                                                                                                                                    
C    Ryan Doumit
1B  Kevin Youkilis
2B  Dustin Pedroia
SS  Cristian Guzman
3B  Jorge Cantu
OF  Josh Hamilton
OF  Ryan Ludwick
OF  Carlos Quentin
SP  Cliff Lee
RP  Joakim Soria


C    J.R. Towles
1B  James Loney
2B  Rickie Weeks
SS  Michael Young
3B  Pedro Feliz
OF  Matt Kemp
OF  Jason Bay
OF  Carlos Quentin
SP  Matt Cain
SP  Oliver Perez
RP  B.J. Ryan


C    Dioner Navarro
1B  Adam LaRoche
2B  Howie Kendrick
SS  Julio Lugo
3B  Edwin Encarnacion
OF  Franklin Gutierrez
OF  Jason Kubel
OF  Luke Scott
SP  Dustin McGowan
SP  Zack Greinke
RP  Eric Gagne   


DH – Milton Bradley

DH – Ryan Church🙂 If it wasn’t for the injury he would have been a stud. Man Crush

As long as we’re playing the “if it wasn’t for the injury” game: David Murphy.

Where is the audio podcast for this show?

While Youkilis and Cantu had great years I personally really think that Aubrey Huff should have had one of those spots.

At shortstop an argument should be made for Alexei Ramirez, better numbers than Guzman. No doubt he was valued higher than Guzman, but I bet he still was undrafted.

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