With only 11 games remaining it is starting to look more and more like a 2-team race between the D-Rays and Kansas City. Still, is it possible the race is already over? There are legitimate concerns that the Rays, may not win another game this season. On top of that, teams in second, third and fourth place all have played wining baseball over their last ten. That is just not going to get it done when you are chasing the
pathetic struggling Rays. Last night Tampa Bay lost their ninth straight to drop their magic number to 11. The Royals kept pace by losing the opener to the Angels 5-2. After winning three straight the Cubbies got back to their losing ways and remain alive in the race. However, at 4.5 games back, time is running out on the northside of Chicago. The Brewers stayed mathematically alive for one more day, while Pittsburgh, Washington and Baltimore are on their last breath.
David Price is a front-runner to be the top pick of Major League Baseball’s 2007 amateur entry draft. Price is a 6’6″ pitcher at Vanderbilt that some scouts have called the left-handed version of Mark Prior. This past season Price went 9-5 with a 4.16 ERA and 155 strikeouts in 110 innings. For Team USA this summer, Price went 5-1 and a 0.20 ERA with 61 strikeouts and 7 walks in 44 innings. He won Baseball America’s Summer Player of the Year award for 2006. Obviously a lot can change in the next 9 months. He could suck next year…He could sign Scott Boras as his agent…his arm could fall off…he could get abducted by aliens…he could get Matt Leinart pregnant…the possibilities are endless. In the meantime, the race is on! May the worst team win.