What’s up folks? I know it’s been a bit since the last Seeds All Day post. There is a good reason for my brief period of silence, which I’ll fill you in more on as soon as I can. The good news is that I’m back, more motivated than ever, and getting majorly excited about the 2014 season. Which means this blog should only continue to get better and better.
But enough about the two-week hiatus, Spring Training games have begun! And, as expected, Kyle Alvey and I are finding ourselves with a new and unexpected rooting interest thanks to our friendly wager from Podcast Episode 11.
In case you missed it, we are in the midst of our Spring Training Draft Showdon. Kyle and I selected five teams each in a competition where the winner is the man whose five teams win the most combined games during the course of Spring Training. We each were required to pick one team that finished first in its division, one that finished second, third, fourth and fifth.
If Kyle’s five teams win the most exhibition games this Spring, I will be forced to sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” on a future episode of the podcast…IN SPANISH!
If I win, then Kyle gives his best rendition of this beautiful diddy from 1990.
I never get tired of posting that video.
We are about a week and a half into games, so it’s a great time to check in on the early Spring Training Draft Showdown standings.
Team Alvey: 18 wins
- Toronto Blue Jays:4-5
- Seattle Mariners: 7-3
- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: 3-5
- Texas Rangers: 2-6
- Boston Red Sox: 2-5
Team George: 19 wins
- Colorado Rockies: 4-6
- Baltimore Orioles: 5-2
- New York Mets: 2-5
- Pittsburgh Pirates: 6-2
- St. Louis Cardinals: 2-4
It’s neck and neck. I lead by one measly little win with plenty of games-that-don’t-count left to be played. I was hoping to open the exhibition season with a wider margin than this. My draft philosophy was to take teams that had deep farm systems and teams for which players were locked in true competitions to try and win jobs. As we advance through the month of March, cuts will be made (which will lessen the advantage of farm system depth), and jobs will be won and announced (which could take some competitive wind out of those players’ sails).
We will continue to update you on the standings as Spring Training progresses. If I don’t take this down, I could be in serious trouble. No habla Espanol…