Another big market team getting sloppy with their money: the Angels have signed Mondesi for 1.75 million dollars to
fill-in briefly while a couple of their sluggers recover from injuries. No doubt you can`t count on Salmon, Erstad, and Anderson,
who have all started rehab, as well as Guillen and Guerrero to be all healthy. However, they do have Jerry DaVanon, who is
better than Mondesi in my estimation. They will, also, have another super-sub Chone Figgins available when Troy Glaus comes
back. I even like Rob Quinlan as much as Raul Mondesi, and he`s a heck of a lot cheaper. In fact, for the week or two that
they really could use Mondesi, I would rather save my nearly two million and call up Derrick Gibson whether or not he has
any options left.
Wow, it`s amazing the Angels have hit so well with all those injuries. That shows what having Vladimir
Chone Figgins could be a hobbit.
Guess which shortstop leads the American League in O+S (on June 2).
One of the four superstars? No. Mike Young, perhaps? Uh, uh. How about that former Giants star Rich Aurilia? Nope.
It is the guy he replaced - a Detroit Tiger: Ozzie Guillen (.938). OK, which secondbaseman has the highest O+S in the A.L.?
Soriano? Sorry. It is another Tiger: Omar Infante (.888)!
Better now, than never. For those of you who find my semi-monthly updates
not nearly adequate to quench your thirst for all things relative to Scoresheet Baseball, there is a Yahoo Group dedicated
to it. It is called Scoresheet-Talk. I just joined it recently. There have been some interesting debates. One member used
the group to start a new league with special rules involving a hold on all players from each manager`s favorite team. It filled
up in a few days. Best of all the guys in California who designed the whole game and run the entire U.S. operation (brothers
Dave & Jeff Barton) often pipe in with clarifications and news. Try: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/scoresheet-talk/.