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Ike Davis Watch – 4/27/10

April 27, 2010

Ike Davis Watch:
Weekend Stats:
1 for 7, 2 Runs, 1 RBI, 1 HR, 2 Walks

2010 Stats
AB-22
R -5
HR -1
RBI -2
BB -3
KO -7
SB -0
BA- 0.3182

The rookie continues to impress. He hasn’t come in and become a HR machine for the Mets but he has consistently gotten on base either via a walk, a hit or any other method. He is killing lefties right now as he is batting .667 against them. That’s something the Mets definitely needed! Defensively, he’s played in 59 innings so far…and no errors! I bet you I just jinxed him..lol
Play Ball America,
Cesar
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OFFICIAL IKE DAVIS WATCH!

April 20, 2010

So aside from being an avid card collector, many of you might know that I am alos a die hard Mets fan. Of course, as optimistic as I might want to be, the truth is there probably won’t be much to cheer about this year in Citi Field. But I hope to be surprised and be wrong!
In the meantime, I will enjoy the fact that the Mets finally produced another farm product not named Wright or Reyes! From time to time I will be updating Ike Davis’ call up in 2010. Last night of course was his first game and he was rewarded with some pie in his face! Keep the hits and the pie coming fellas!

Ike Davis Watch:
Last Night:
2 for 4, 1 RBI

2010 Stats
AB R HR RBI BB KO SB BA
4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.5000

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The Manufactured Logo – 2010 Topps Style

February 3, 2010

When the 2009 Topps Unique product was released there was a frenzy over MLB logo man cards. Of course these were also autographed by the players and they were 1/1s. However now in 2010 Topps we are finding logo man cards pop up again. Topps today revealed that the 2010 logo man cards are part of a 100 card set that will be spread out over 17 products this year. Series 1 contained the first 10 subjects and there are only 50 of each card printed. The complete checklist, announcement from Topps and some samples of the cards are below. I also included a link of a Pujols card that was sold already for what I believe a very high price since the cards are manufactured and not authentic logos!! Ouch!!

Play Ball America!
Cesar

PUJOLS CARD “MANUFACTURED LOGO” SOLD ON EBAY!!
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    TOPPS PRESS RELEASE

TOPPS CELEBRATES EXCLUSIVITY WITH TWO SPECIAL MLB LOGO MAN PROGRAMS

Topps, the exclusive producer of Major League Baseball Trading cards, celebrates 2010 with two special MLB logo man programs. The program highlights the best of players of yesterday, today and tomorrow!

IN PRODUCT

In 2010 Topps Series 1, collectors have been discovering special manufactured MLB logo man patch cards sequentially numbered to 50 (image attached). These are the first cards of a unique 100-card set that can be collected throughout the year. The first 10 cards can be found in Series 1 and the remaining 90 will be seeded in Topps’ other 17 baseball products. Next up will be Topps Heritage, featuring cards 11-15.

IN STORE

Starting on Opening Day of the Major League Baseball season, collectors can walk into participating Topps Home Team Advantage hobby shops and pick up one of 50 different logo man cards (without patch) just by purchasing pack(s) of 2010 Topps Baseball.

The checklists for both programs are as follows:

IN PRODUCT/ PATCH CARDS

LM-1
Albert Pujols

LM-2
Hanley Ramirez

LM-3
Mike Schmidt

LM-4
Nick Markakis

LM-5
CC Sabathia

LM-6
Babe Ruth

LM-7
George Sisler

LM-8
Gordon Beckham

LM-9
Adrian Gonzalez

LM-10
Ozzie Smith

LM-11
Yogi Berra

LM-12
Tris Speaker

LM-13
Ryan Braun

LM-14
Juan Marichal

LM-15
Ryan Zimmerman

LM-16
Robinson Cano

LM-17
Ichiro

LM-18
Manny Ramirez

LM-19
Troy Tulowitzki

LM-20
Tommy Hanson

LM-21
Joe Mauer

LM-22
David Ortiz

LM-23
Tim Lincecum

LM-24
Andrew McCutchen

LM-25
Miguel Cabrera

LM-26
Jackie Robinson

LM-27
Lou Gehrig

LM-28
Stan Musial

LM-29
Whitey Ford

LM-30
Ty Cobb

LM-31
Dustin Pedroia

LM-32
Evan Longoria

LM-33
Clayton Kershaw

LM-34
Johan Santana

LM-35
Mark Teixeira

LM-36
Frank Robinson

LM-37
Johnny Bench

LM-38
Ryne Sandberg

LM-39
Reggie Jackson

LM-40
Nolan Ryan

LM-41
Steve Carlton

LM-42
Johnny Podres

LM-43
Jim Palmer

LM-44
Jimmie Foxx

LM-45
Robin Yount

LM-46
Justin Upton

LM-47
Alfonso Soriano

LM-48
Grady Sizemore

LM-49
Matt Kemp

LM-50
B.J. Upton

LM-51
Pablo Sandoval

LM-52
Roy Halladay

LM-53
Joey Votto

LM-54
Chipper Jones

LM-55
Alex Rodriguez

LM-56
Andre Dawson

LM-57
Tony Gwynn

LM-58
Mickey Mantle

LM-59
Johnny Mize

LM-60
Rogers Hornsby

LM-61
Walter Johnson

LM-62
Honus Wagner

LM-63
Bob Gibson

LM-64
Warren Spahn

LM-65
Dizzy Dean

LM-66
Roy Campanella

LM-67
Cal Ripken Jr.

LM-68
Carl Yastrzemski

LM-69
Mel Ott

LM-70
Roger Maris

LM-71
Lance Berkman

LM-72
Justin Verlander

LM-73
Aaron Hill

LM-74
Josh Beckett

LM-75
Adam Wainwright

LM-76
Jon Lester

LM-77
Derrek Lee

LM-78
Chase Utley

LM-79
Zack Greinke

LM-80
Chris Carpenter

LM-81
Tom Seaver

LM-82
Cy Young

LM-83
Christy Mathewson

LM-84
Thurman Munson

LM-85
Eddie Mathews

LM-86
Al Kaline

LM-87
Willie McCovey

LM-88
Willie Stargell

LM-89
Hank Greenberg

LM-90
Ernie Banks

LM-91
Felix Hernandez

LM-92
Prince Fielder

LM-93
David Wright

LM-94
Kevin Youkilis

LM-95
Justin Morneau

LM-96
Ryan Howard

LM-97
Todd Helton

LM-98
Rick Porcello

LM-99
Nolan Reimold

LM-100
Dan Haren

HTA In-Store Program

HTA-1 of 50
Albert Pujols

HTA-2 of 50
Hanley Ramirez

HTA-3 of 50
Mike Schmidt

HTA-4 of 50
CC Sabathia

HTA-5 of 50
Babe Ruth

HTA-6 of 50
George Sisler

HTA-7 of 50
Gordon Beckham

HTA-8 of 50
Tris Speaker

HTA-9 of 50
Ryan Braun

HTA-10 of 50
Jackie Robinson

HTA-11 of 50
Stan Musial

HTA-12 of 50
Ichiro

HTA-13 of 50
Manny Ramirez

HTA-14 of 50
Ty Cobb

HTA-15 of 50
Tommy Hanson

HTA-16 of 50
Joe Mauer

HTA-17 of 50
David Ortiz

HTA-18 of 50
Tim Lincecum

HTA-19 of 50
Andrew McCutchen

HTA-20 of 50
Reggie Jackson

HTA-21 of 50
Nolan Ryan

HTA-22 of 50
Evan Longoria

HTA-23 of 50
Johan Santana

HTA-24 of 50
Mark Teixeira

HTA-25 of 50
Pablo Sandoval

HTA-26 of 50
Jimmie Foxx

HTA-27 of 50
Roy Halladay

HTA-28 of 50
Lou Gehrig

HTA-29 of 50
Alex Rodriguez

HTA-30 of 50
Thurman Munson

HTA-31 of 50
Mel Ott

HTA-32 of 50
Mickey Mantle

HTA-33 of 50
Johnny Mize

HTA-34 of 50
Rogers Hornsby

HTA-35 of 50
Chase Utley

HTA-36 of 50
Walter Johnson

HTA-37 of 50
Zack Greinke

HTA-38 of 50
Honus Wagner

HTA-39 of 50
Roy Campanella

HTA-40 of 50
Prince Fielder

HTA-41 of 50
Cal Ripken Jr.

HTA-42 of 50
Carl Yastrzemski

HTA-43 of 50
David Wright

HTA-44 of 50
Tom Seaver

HTA-45 of 50
Cy Young

HTA-46 of 50
Christy Mathewson

HTA-47 of 50
Justin Morneau

HTA-48 of 50
Ryan Howard

HTA-49 of 50
Rick Porcello

HTA-50 of 50
Nolan Reimold

Will The Truth Set Mcgwire Free – What Do You Think?

January 12, 2010

So by now you must have seen the mea culpa that was Mark Mcgwire’s apology on the MLB network. I not only saw the sitdown with Bob Costas, but even CNN was showing clips of the interview just moments after it went off the air. My personal opinion…Mark doesn’t get it. So what if it helped you physically, the problem is with the game so stop making it about you!

WHAT DO YOU THINK? PICK ONE OR WRITE YOUR OWN ANSWER IN!!
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Joo-noo, Jo-no, Jo-no, Jo-nooo, Jo-no, Jo-NO!

December 17, 2009

Joo-noo, Jo-no, Jo-no, Jo-nooo, Jo-no, Jo-NO!
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As if you haven’t seen enough antics from the Mets these days now comes allegations the Mets superstar Jose Reyes could possibly be linked to the same doctor that Tiger Woods was ‘allegedly’ getting performance enhancing drugs from. Reyes has been in town the last couple of days appearing on the local sports networks and yesterday lent a hand at a local coat drive. The NY Daily News caught up with him and asked him some questions regarding his visits to Dr. Tony Galea. So what’s big about this? You can read about him here. His assistant was also recently stopped at the Canadian border with needles and in posession of HGH which reportedly belonged to Dr. Galea.

Of course, now reports surface, that Mr. Reyes is visiting this doctor! According to his interview with the Daily News, Reyes visited this doctor in the hopes of having his ailing hamstring cured with his blood spinning techniques. Obviously since we didn’t see Reyes at all alst year, these techniques did not work. Which leads to the next question. If the doctor’s assistant was stopped with HGH and Jose is visiting this doc, remember spring training 2009? Mets fans might recall Jerry Manual talking about moving Reyes to the cleanup spot last spring because he wanted to see Reyes hit more home runs…yeah, ok! Why would a guy who’s got tremendous speed all of a sudden start to hit for home runs is what I said last spring? And really, why has it taken so long to cure this ailing hamstring? I don’t know about you, but something doesn’t sound right hear to me. To me this is absolutely horrible seeing as I have been a big Reyes fan since he came up. Anyone who tried to bulk up for power will naturally lose some of his speed and that was what made him Jose Reyes. Keep tinkering with your body and look what happens! And shame on the Mets and Reyes himself for allowing him to visit a doctor who isn’t liscensed in the US!! What are these guys thinking!?!? Did I also mention that I get occasional reports from my single buddies who continue to see our friend Mr. Reyes dancing it up in the nightclubs in NYC? Let me guess, dancing is supposed to cure the hamstring?

What has this done to his cards? A recent look on the ebay found that his 2001 Bowman Chrome rookie REFRACTOR recently sold for a mere $43! This is a refractor too. Mind you this card has sold for over $100 within the last year. I know, because I’ve had my eye on them. Another example, I recently pulled a 2009 Triple Threads relic auto of Reyes and all of the offers I got were under $20. WOW!!

Lets hope our friend Jose can bounce back this year and perform like the old Jose. I don’t want to hear any talk of homeruns or anything like that. Get back to basics, get on base, steal some bases and play defense. And stop visitng Dr. Galea!

Play Ball America,
Cesar
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Mets Up Offer To Bay & Meet Holliday!

December 16, 2009

The New York Mets have made another offer to free-agent outfielder Jason Bay that includes a fifth-year instead of four, Sports Illustrated reports. SI also reports Mets general manager Omar Minaya will meet with the agent of free-agent outfielder Matt Holliday (Cardinals) on Wednesday.

Landing both of these would be a start…we still need pitching!

Come on Omar…

A Dollar And A Baseball Dream!

December 15, 2009

Every now and then I like to indulge and play the lottery lilke most people. Just last night I saw that the Mega Millions was up to $118 million! Each time I allow myself to daydream about hitting it big the common daydreams flash by: pay off the mortgage, take a vacation, secure college for the kids, yada yada yada yada.
But these days my daydreams have started to take on a different appearance whenever I play the lottery. At least in my area (NYC) there doesn’t quite exist a one stop baseball “paradise” if you will. I assume probably because the Mets and Yankees have new ballparks and everyone is flocking there. Sure there is the occasional hobby store, but that’s not enough for me. I’m looking for more? If you’ve been reading this blog, then you might know that while I love cards and ripping wax in general I also have a profound love for the game of baseball itself. So in keeping with that theme, here is what my baseball paradise would look like and I really hope one of these days I can make this dream a reality someway somehow! I would need a pretty large space for this but remember if I hit the lottery, this is do-able right?? LOL

The place would have 4 sections. The first would of course be a baseball card section called the “Card Closet”. I would host case rips here and have a huge assortment of boxes and singles for sale. I would have tables set up for ripping and electronic catalogs of all our inventoried singles in case you were trying to finish a set. No more flipping through boxes, look it up on our catalog. Now here’s the part I like. I would have a “Rippers Club” where you would pay an annual membership fee payable in December or January. This fee would give you the priviledge to rip one box of every baseball product that would be released during that year. Each time a product would be released you would come to the store and your box would be waiting for you. Now if you were a high roller. I would have the same club exist but instead of boxes, it would be cases! There’s nothing better than to rip wax with people who share the same interests! Imagine that..ripping a new release of A&G with people that actually care about it? Maybe trading right there on the spot to finish a set?

The 2nd section of the store would be a big screen tv room that would show baseball games every day during the season. I think I would call it something like ‘Every Inning’ room. I would need a few screens to show multiple games but the idea would be buy your wax in the ‘card closet’ and come watch your team’s game in the ‘every inning’ room. I would call it every inning because I would keep the store open everyday until the last pitch of the day is thrown, including west coast games! Curious to see how many people would stay every night til the place closed!! LOL

The 3rd section would be a food concession stand. Simple and straight forward. Serving standard ballpark concessions with the occasional different menu selection.

The 4th and final section would be called The Arcade. It would be a mini dave and busters if you will but most of the games would be baseball themed. You would be able to accumulate points from the games for baseball themed prizes such as baseball cards of course! Kids would be able to host b-day parties here as well!

The name of the place…I have that too…I would call it “The Diamond” since of course the place has four parts to it.

I have so many other ideas for this place but I’m not going to list them all here as it would just bored every to death most likely! All in all this place would be not only for hobby enthusiasts but a family place too. I think most people would agree that of all the major sports out there, baseball is the most family friendly game out there. Imagine walking into “The Diamond” with your wife and kids one night and telling them “ok honey, I am going to go rip my box of triple threads from the rippers club, go take the kids to get a snack and play some games. Meet you in a half hour in the ‘Every Inning’ room to catch the game!”

Hey if I can’t make this a reality then maybe I’ve given someone who can do it a nice idea. If you happen to adopt this idea and carry it out, please let me know! I would love to visit!

Man….a dollar and a baseball dream!
Play Ball America!

Busy Day In Baseball!

December 14, 2009

Here are some tidbits from Topps:
-Yankees star Don Mattingly just signed autographs for upcoming Topps Sterling release! Topps Sterling is expected to release on January 20, 2010! You can view product information here!
-Topps announced today that Ryan Braun, Justin Upton, Shane Victorino and Derek Holland fulfilled their Triple Threads redemptions. They should be shipping out shortly!
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And…there may be snow, or simply frigid temps outside, but that is definitely not keeping baseball out of the news. Here are a bunch of updates from MLB on the moves happening over the last day:
-Phillies are reportedly ready to trade Cliff Lee to the blue Jays for Roy Halladay in a multi team deal. The underlying rationale behind this move is because the Phillies feel it is easier to resign Halladay to a long term deal instead of signing Lee to a long term deal. WOW!!

-Red Sox are reported to be giving John Lackey a physical as it looks like they will give Lackey a similar deal to that of AJ Burnett. Specific details of what those terms are have not been released yet!

-Phillies and Angels are said to be the front runners right now in the Matt Holliday chase!

-Someone has to check the out if the Cardinals have a drinking problem! For the fourth time in three years a member of the team has been arrest for DWI. This time around its third basemen David Freese!

-Brewers formally announce the signing of LHP Randy Wolf and INF Craig Counsell

-Blue Jays signed outfielder Jose Bautista to a one year deal worth $2.4 million. They also agreed to terms with catcher John Buck giving him a one year deal worth $2 million.

-Medical issues seem to be holding up the Red Sox/Rangers trade that woud send Mike Lowell trade to Texas for catcher Max Ramirez.

-Mets cut their ties with Tim Redding, Jeremy Reed, Cory Sullivan and Lance Broadway.

-Scott Olsen signs a one year deal with the Washington Nationals for $1 million, the deal also include incentives that could earn him up to $4 million if he makes 33 starts!

-Braves signed Matt Diaz to a one year contract worth $2.55 million.

-The Yankees have cut ties with Chie-Ming Wang

-Nick Swisher is playing himself in an upcoming episode of How I Met Your Mother set to air in February!

-There are still about 250 available free agents available out there!

The Hot Stove – MLB’s Own Revolving Door!

December 12, 2009

It fascinates me every year throughout winter that once December hits there can be 3 other professional sports in full swing yet people start to talk about baseball again! Sure there is that lull in November, kind of like a baseball/Worlde Series hangover where the media actually leaves baseball along for a few weeks. But once those winter meetings come around, Tiger Woods can have multiple mistresses, the New Orleans Saints and Indy Colts are undefeated, there is a professional hockey team up for sale, and all anyone wants to talk about is the hot stove! Gotta love it!!

And this Hot Stove is always churning, I mean, I don’t even think some of the major websites have all of the transactions listed as they occur! I get dizzy sometimes trying to keep up. Therefore what I will try to do is keep this post updated with all of the transactions as they have occurred. Not like I said, if these transactions are always occuring, I will probably not be up to date! So if you see a transaction not listed, leave me a note in the comments section. No rumor mills please, only transactions.

68 more days til pitchers and catchers report…there could be alot more brewing on this hot stove!

MLB Winter Transactions
AL EAST
New York Yankees:
-Signed Andy Pettitte To A 1 year Contract
-Obtained Curtis Granderson From Detroit Tigers and traded away Ian Kennedy (ARI) and Phil Coke (DET)
-Trade away Brian Brunney (WAS) for a player to be named later
-Released Jose Valdez (HOU)
Boston Red Sox
-Signed Marco Scutaro to a 2 year contract
-Signed Tim Wakefield to a 2 year contract
-Obtained Boof Bonser from Twins
-Released Billy Wagner
-Released Alex Gonzlez (TOR)
-Released Jonathan Von Avery
-Released Takashi Saito (ATL)
-Exercised option on Victor Martinez, will return
Tampa Bay Rays
-Exercised option on Carl Crawford
-Obtained Jesse Chaves from Pirates via trade
-Signed Greg Zaun to a 1 year deal
-Obtained Kelly Shoppach for a player to be named later
-Traded away Akinori Iwamura (PIT)
-Released Ramon Ramirez
Toronto Blue Jays
-Signed Alex Gonzalez to a one year contract
-Signed John Mcdonald to a two year contract
-Signed Bryan Bullington to a minor league contract
-Released Marco Scutaro (BOS)
Baltimore Orioles
-Obtained Kevin Millwood via trade from Rangers
-Declined club option on Melvin Mora
-Obtained Armando Gabino off waivers
-Obtained Craig Tatum off of waivers
-Released RAdhmaes Liz (SD)
-Released Jamie Walker (free agent)
-Traded away Chris Ray (TEX)

AL CENTRAL
Minnesota Twins
-Traded away Boof Bonser for a player to be named later
-Signed Armando Gabino off of waivers
-Obtained JJ Hardy via trade and gave up Carlos Gomez (MIL)
Detroit Tigers
-Obtained Phil Coke Via Trade
-Signed Adam Everett to a one year contract
-Signed Brad Thomas as a free agent
-Obtained Max Scherzer via trade
-Obtained Daniel Schlereth via trade
– Traded away Curtis Granderson (NYY)
– Traded away Edwin Jackson (ARIZ)
– Offered arbitration to Brandon Lyon
-Offered arbitration to Fernando Rodney
– Lost Placido Polanco (signed with PHI)
-Traded away Clay Rapada
Chicago White Sox
-Obtained Mark Teahen via trade
-Signed Omar Vizquel to a one year deal
-Signed JJ Putz to a one year deal
-Signed Andruw Jones to a one year deal
-Signed Mark Kotsay to a one year deal
-Claimed Alejandro De Aza off of waivers
-Traded away Josh Fields (KN)
-traded away Chris Gets (KC)
-Released Jimmy gobble
Cleveland Indians
-Traded Away Kelly Shoppach (TB)
-Released Luis Vizcaino
Kansas City Royals
-Signed Jason Kendal to a two year contract
-Obtained Josh fields via trade
-ObtainedChris Getz via trade
-Signed Juan Abreu
-Traded away Mark Teahen (CHW)
-Decined option on Coco Crisp
-released Sidney Ponson
-Released Mike Jacobs

AL WEST
Anaheim Angels
-Signed Bobby Abreu to a 2 year contract
-Lost Chone Figgins to the Seattle Mariners
-Released Justin Spier
Texas Rangers
-Signed Rich Harden to a one year deal
-Obtained Clay Rapada via trade
-Obtained Chris Ray via trade
-Claimed Joe Inglett Off Of waivers
-Traded away Kevin Millwood
-Released Ryan Freel
-released jason jennings
-Lost Andruw Jones to the Chicago White sox
-Lost Ivan Rodriguez to the Washington Nationals
-Lost Omar Vizquel to the Chicago White sox
Seattle Mariners
-Signed Chone Figgins to a 4 year contract
-Signed Ken Griffey to a one year contract
-Claimed Yusmeiro Petit off of waivers
-Signed Jack Wilson to a two year contract
Oakland A’s
-Signed Joey Devine to a one year contract
-Obtained Aaron Miles via trade
-Obtained Jake fox via trade
-traded away Jeff Gray (CHC)
-Lost Bobby Crosby to the Pittsburgh Pirates

NL EAST
Philadelphia Phillies
-Exercised option on Cliff Lee
-Signed Placido Polanco to a three year deal
-Signed Brian Schneider to a two year deal
-Signed Juan Castro to a one year deal
-Signed Ross Gload to a two year contract
-Lost Pedro Feliz to the Houston Astros
-released Rodrigo Lopez
NY Mets
-Signed henry Blanco to a one year contract
-Signed Alex Cora to a one year deal
-Signed Chris Coste to a one year deal
-Lost JJ Putz to the Chicago White Sox
-Lost Brian Schneider to the Philadelphia Phillies
– Released Marlon Anderson
Atlanta Braves
-Signed Tim Hudson to a three year contract
-Signed Takashi Saito to a one year deal
-Signed Billy Wagner to a one year deal
-Signed Juan Abreu to a one year contract
-Released Tom Glavine
-Trade away Rafael Soriano
Florida Marlins
-Obtained Hunter Jones Via trade
-Traded away Jeremy Hermida (BOS)
-Traded away Matt Lindstorm (HOU)
-Released David Davidson
-Lost ross Gload to the Phillies
Washington Nationals
-Signed Ivan Rodriguez to a two year deal
-Claimed Doug Slaten off of waiver
-Obtained Brian Brunney via trade
-Released Saul Rivera
-released Jorge Sosa
-Released julian Tavarez

NL CENTRAL
St. Louis Cardinals
-Signed Brad Penny to a one year contract
Chicago Cubs
-Obtained Jeff Gray via trade
-Lost Rich Harden to Texas
-Traded away Aaron Heilman
-Traded away Aaron Miles
-Released BJ Ryan
-Released So Taguchi
-Traded away Jake Fox
Milwauke Brewers
-Signed Randy Wolf (pending physical)
-Obtained Carlos Gomez via trade
-Claimed George Kottaras off of waivers
-Traded away JJ Hardy
-Declined option on Braden Loopers
-Lost Jason Kendal to the Royals
-Claimed Luis Cruz off of waivers
-Lost Jason Bourgeoius to Houston
-Released Jesus Colome
Cincinatti Reds
-Signed Ramon Hernandez to a one year deal
-Signed Jose Valdez to a one year contract
-Claimed Craig Tatum off of waivers
Houston Astros
-Signed Pedro Feliz to a one year contract
-Obtained Matt Lindstrom via trade
-Claimed Jason Bourgeois off of waivers
-Lost Latroy Hawkins to the Brewers
-Lost Chris Coste to the Mets
-Released Brandon Backe
Pittsburgh Pirates
-Obtained Jesse Chavez via trade
-Obtained Akinori Iwamura via trade
-Signed Bobby Crosby to a one year contract
-Released Craig Monroe
-Lost Luis Cruz to Milwaukee

NL WEST
LA Dodgers
-Exercised option on Manny Ramirez
-Lost Juan Castro to the Phillies
-Lost Randy Wolf to Brewers
-Released Shawn Estes
Colorado Rockies
-Released Russ Ortiz
-Decline option on Yorvit Torrealba
San Franciso Giants
-Lost Brad Penny to the Cardinals
-Signed Freddy Sanchez to a two year contract
San Diego Padres
-Claimed Radhames Liz off of waivers
-Lost Henry Blanco to the Mets
-Released Cliff Floyd
-Released Shawn Hill
-Released Duaner Sanchez
Arizona D-backs
-Exercised option on Brandon Webb
-Obtained Ian Kennedy via trade
-Obtained Edwin Jackson via trade
-Obtained Aaron Heilman via trade
-Traded away Max Scherzer
-Traded away Daniel Schlereth
-Lost Yusmeiro Petit to Mariners
-Released tony Clark
-Released Tom Gordon

LET ME KNOW IF I AM MISSING ANYTHING BY LEAVING ME A COMMENT!

Change Can Be Hard But Its Always Good!

December 9, 2009

I have to apologize to my blog and any followers I might have had. I pretty much disappeared without a trace or an explanation. Three of A Kind Cards didn’t disappear, we are still in business. But there was lot going on with me personally. I was fortunate enough to move out of our cramped apartment and with my family moving, so did my business! There was alot of change and I was actually without internet for a short while. In short, it took some time to get settled in…but now I have and now I am back updating this blog!
Yes there was change and it took me a while to adapt to it. But now that I have, I know that we will be back bigger and stronger than ever. I look forward to getting back to bringing my readers as much information about the hobby as I possible can. Whether its release info, case breaks, or product reviews…whatever. If its baseball or baseball card related, I plan on bringing it to you…whether you like it or not..LOL
Apologies again for disappearing, promise it won’t happen again! Now get ready to enjoy some more babbling from me on the thing we all love…BASEBALL!
Play Ball America!
Cesar