Thursday, March 23, 2017

SEASON 32 PREDICTIONS

ROBERT E. McCABE MAGAZINE SEASON 32 PREVIEW ISSUE
AND POSTSEASON AWARDS

Cincinnati, Ohio (MCM) – Welcome to season 32 and welcome to all the new owners, ojinga * Oakland Athletics, sbank65 * Philadelphia Phillies, and franknterry Atlanta Braves to the best and most exciting  league  on the web. Before we get started with the McCabe Magazine season preview I would like to apologize for the late publication of our preview issue. As some of you know I was just released from the Hamilton County Justice Center here in Cincinnati for violating a restraining order issued against me by Bill Edward’s inventor of the Squatty Potty. My attorney has advised me not discuss the case in public however I think it’s important that you guys know the details and the circumstances involving my arrest. I was the original Squatty Potty field tester and was involved with the design of the first prototype. Bill Edwards promised me $275 for testing the prototype plus expenses. My expenses included $21.50 for toilet paper, $7.95 for toilet wipes, $11.75 transportation costs, and $14.25 for dry cleaning cost for soil clothing. Without my testing of the original squatty potty the product would not have made it to market as a result I’m now asking for 10% of the gross sales. So again, I apologize for the late publication and for those of you who have renewed your subscription to McCabe Magazine I would like to say thank you, and for those of you who are thinking about renewing I hope this explanation explains any irregularities or concerns you may have had.

The Playoff Picture

In the American League the Washington Nationals will beat the Houston Astros for the American League pennant, and in the National League the Seattle Mariners will win their second consecutive National League pennant by beating the Cincinnati Reds. The division winners in the American League will be the Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals, the Astro’s, and the San Francisco Giants. In the National League the titleholders will be the Reds, the New York Mets, Richmond Virginians, and the Mariners. The wildcard winners will be the New York Yankees, St Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, and the San Diego Padres. 


We look forward to another exciting season, enjoy, and good luck to all.


ML AL North  ML NL North  
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 88 74 Cincinnati Reds cpintens 100 62
Milwaukee Brewers brentcnb  84 78 Cleveland Indians bbwinksdaddy 97 65
Chicago White Sox kgrffth 70 92 Detroit Tigers patrickkm 69 93
Minnesota Twins optistrat 65 97 Chicago Cubs mikemiele 64 98
ML AL East   ML NL East  
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
Washington Nationals Saffron 92 70 New York Mets basebalguru 95 67
New York Yankees tomcecil  87 75 Pittsburgh Pirates sportbanker 89 73
Baltimore Orioles GuerillaZen1  76 86 Rochester Broncos ajaxx88  81 81
Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss  70 92 Philadelphia Phillies sbank65  79 83
ML AL South ML NL South 
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
Houston Astros bballer2117  105 57 Richmond Virginians spintens 96 66
St. Louis Cardinals slurie2001 98 64 Florida Marlins lido9613 83 79
Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 80 82 Atlanta Braves franknterry 71 91
Texas Rangers goldenbaer88 75 87 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs23 62 100
ML AL West  ML NL West  
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
San Francisco Giants wylie715 84 78 Seattle Mariners mark3313  102 60
Los Angeles Dodgers Arte 80 82 San Diego Padres jgarron 95 67
Anaheim Angels captain10a 71 91 Arizona Diamondbacks yoker70  90 72
Oakland Athletics ojinga  68 94 Colorado Rockies axtell 78 84


McCabe Magazine Season 32 Most Valuable 

Bartolo Hernandez
Bartolo Hernandez
Washington D.C.
Nationals
Age: 27B/T: L/R
Born: Bani, DO
Position(s): SS/IF/OF/DH
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McCabe Magazine Season 32 Cy Young 

Albert Kirby
Albert Kirby
Cincinnati
Reds
Age: 27B/T: R/R
Born: Holland Patent, NY
Position(s): P (SP2)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile


McCabe Magazine Season 32 Rookie of the Year


Shawon Mathews
Shawon Mathews
Philadelphia
Phillies
Age: 24B/T: R/R
Born: Lodi, WI
Position(s): 1B
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McCabe Magazine Season 32 Fireman of the Year 


Yorrick Calhoun
Yorrick Calhoun
St. Louis
Cardinals
Age: 23B/T: L/L
Born: Darien, CT
Position(s): P (ClA)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile



Thursday, February 16, 2017

RANKING SEASON 32 FREE AGENT SIGNINGS


THE OFF-SEASON MOVES

FREE AGENT SIGNINGS




Cincinnati, Ohio (McCM.COM) – As a new season begins we hear at McCabe Magazine decided to take a look at the free-agent
market and signing’s of season 32. This crop of free agents have been rated by our panel of experts as an average to below average
group of free agents. This year we didn’t have the Tony Cortes (HOF) or a Vince Garcia, that superstar, that blockbuster deal that
could turn a team’s fortunes around with a bucket of cash. What we had this year was some average to very good players sign some
deals that can improve some clubs and maybe put them over the hump. We saw some good deals made and we saw some very bad
deals made. We saw some deals that should have been signed at gun point under the cover of darkness. However I won’t judge, I’ll
just sit in my office and snicker at seasons end at the winners and losers, and say “I told you so” because nobody remembers what is
written in March. Here are McCabe Magazine season 32 rankings of the top 30 free-agent signing’s.         

TOP 30 FREE AGENT SIGNINGS
Rank Franchise Player Pos Age McCabe Magazine Comments
1 Astros Magglio Palacios 1B 31 Resign by Houston smart move not to hit open market - S31 stats 32 HR 98 RBI 34 doubles with a 314 BA
2 Rays Storm Weaver RF 31 Can hit for average and power - Former ROY and 2 time all-star - career 308 BA 921 OPS
3 Broncos Fred Gonzales LF 29 Played in 162 games the last 3 seasons with HR and RBI totals of 37, 42, 32 HR and 95, 93, and 90 RBI
4 Red Sox Enerio Medrano 3B 33 Third-basemen that can play all fielding positions - not a threat at the plate
5 Astros Kid Priddy P 36 Another Houston resign moved into the closers role last season - can get righties and lefties out
6 Padres Julio Colome CF 31 Season 31 played 100 games for the Cubs and batted 267 traded to Braves played 51 games and batted 311
7 Reds Sam Sefcik LF 29 Reds resigned light hitting RF - 112 HR in 1091 games - played 63 games in RF, 29 games 3B, and 28 in LF  
8 Angels Kazuya Gong CF 33 Gong spent his first 15 years in the Padres organization and at 33 can still be an elite Centerfielder
9 Marlins Vladimir Prieto P 31 Has the stuff to be a top tier closer - never got the chance in Atlanta - Season 31 had a 1.07 Whip 2.30 ERA
10 Rockies Ronald Kipnis P 37 Rockies resigned after posting a 0.98 Whip which tied  his career best - he also posted his second best ERA 2.44
11 Tigers Archie French P 30 Ironman reliever averaging 77.5 games pitched the past 6 seasons - career 3.40 ERA
12 Royals Horacio Corpas SS 30 Played in 162 games 4 of the past 5 seasons - doesn't have glove or range to play SS anymore - still can hit 20 HR 
13 Reds Aaron Stovall CF 29 CF can play all outfield positions and anywhere on the infield except SS - 3rd team in 3 years
14 Dodgers Victor Brown LF 35 Resigned with Dodgers - season 31 played 158 games 25 HR 91 RBI 258 BA 19 SB
15 Red Sox Yorman Sanchez LF 33 Good signing average 60 HR and 223 RBIs the last 2 seasons
16 Padres Vic Tatis LF 33 S31 had his worst year ever 7 HR, 42 RBI, 213 BA in season 31 and some how got a 2-year deal worth $15.6 
17 Padres Kirk Spence P 35 Spence is a 14 year major league SP with 442 starts and won/lost record of 148-162  
18 Rangers Tomas Padilla RF 31 DL history - missed all of last season except for 5 games - history shows 4 stays in 4 years - career 291 BA
19 Yankees Ivan Latos P 34 Very durable with 228 major league games 228 starts - career 3.81 ERA 1.27 Whip
20 Reds Stuart Ruffin LF 32 Nice value at $2.8 M - hit 65 HR 236 RBI in seasons 29 and 30 with BA of 283 and 298 
21 Dodgers Morgan Pose C 31 Excellent defensive catcher .993 fielding %
22 Rangers Sammy Flores LF 31 Texas resigns Sammy Flores - season 31 stats 19 HR 76 RBI 286 BA - season 30 stats 32 HR 92 RBI 291 BA
23 Padres Felix Washburn P 35 San Diego thinks Washburn has 2  years left in the tank - with their pitching record we won't question
24 Reds Bo Gibbons DH 34 This former DH will probably be inserted at first base - hit 292 with 27 HR and 93 RBI with Milwaukee last season
25 Rays Pablo Colon SS 30 This 30 year-old played his first full season in  the majors last season 24 HR, 90 RBI, 263 BA signed for $5.4 M
26 Giants Kordell Watson P 32 Greatest agent on plant earth - 5 year $68 million average salary $13.6 career wins 88-80, 1.41 Whip 4.73 ERA
27 Rays Tom Harris P 26 Total of 73 major league games with a career 1.44 Whip 4.85 ERA and only 45 starts
28 Virginians Jake Jenkins P 31 A knuckleballer with 4 other average to below average pitches
29 Reds Kennie Foster 2B 33 Played a toatl of 165 games in 2 seasons with San Diego - starter with the Dodgers in S30 before signing with SD
30 Athletics Pokey Bonham P 33 Spent the last 9 with Boston - was used as a starter however we feel his best fix is long reliever
OTHER NOTABLE SIGNINGS
Rank Franchise Player Pos Age McCabe Magazine Comments
31 Marlins Timothy Mays P 29 Best 2 pitches sinker and slider - can't get outs - lefties will be a major problem
32 Angels Rodney Widger 2B 34 Has an excellent glove .900 fielding at second-base and played in 161 games last season 
33 Reds Lariel Cedeno P 33 Long-reliever/spot starter with very good control - nice value at $3.1 M - should eat innings 
34 Royals Nash Corey RF 34 Aging veteran cashing in $5.5 M for hitting 244 and 240 in seasons 30 and 31 - hit 85 HR in 1879 games
35 Yankees Orlando Azocar P 35 Career 4.86 ERA got a $10 M signing bonus - very good to excellent control - still can get right-handers out
36 Yankees Branch Boyle P 37 19 year veteran signed 2 year deal worth $11 M - has an excellent sinker and okay forkball - ground ball pitcher
37 Rockies Wolf Collins P 40 40 year-old Collins and 22 year veteran resigns with the Rockies for $8.2 over 2 years 





Tuesday, January 3, 2017

SEASON 31 ALL-PRO SQUAD

SEASON 31 ALL-PRO SQUAD 
and POST-SEASON AWARDS

Detroit, MICH (McC.COM) - With the season complete its time for our panel of experts to unveil the Robert E. McCabe Magazines season 31 All-Pro Team and Post-Season Awards.


McCABE MAGAZINE POST-SEASON AWARDS

McCABE MAGAZINE MVP

Bartolo Hernandez
Bartolo Hernandez
Washington D.C.
Nationals
Age: 26B/T: L/R
Born: Bani, DO
Position(s): SS/IF/OF/DH
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Player
HR RBI AVG OPS
Bartolo Hernandez (WAS) 54 166 0.323 1.064






McCABE MAGAZINE CY YOUNG

Don Seaver
Don Seaver
St. Louis
Cardinals
Age: 32B/T: L/L
Born: Lahaina, HI
Position(s): P (SP2)
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Player CG SHO W L
Don Seaver (STL) 5 3 20 4






FIREMAN of the YEAR

Victor Ayala
Victor Ayala
Cleveland
Indians
Age: 28B/T: R/R
Born: San Cristobal, DO
Position(s): P (ClA)
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Player W L SV WHIP ERA
Victor Ayala (CLE) 0 0 47 1.18 1.90







ROOKIE of the YEAR

Bobby Ray Bragg
Bobby Ray Bragg
Richmond
Virginians
Age: 25B/T: R/R
Born: Clarksdale, MS
Position(s): 3B/1B/COF/DH
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Player
HR RBI AVG OPS
Bobby Ray Bragg (RIC) 43 117 0.271 0.866


McCABE MAGAZINE ALL-PRO TEAM

CATCHER

Clay Bailey
Clay Bailey
New York
Mets
Age: 26B/T: L/R
Born: Fredericktown, MO
Position(s): C
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Player
G HR RBI AVG
Clay Bailey (NY2) 162 38 125 0.292






FIRST BASEMEN

Louie Rosa
Louie Rosa
St. Louis
Cardinals
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Ancon, PA
Position(s): 1B/DH
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Player
HR RBI AVG OPS
Louie Rosa (STL) 56 148 0.296 0.958


SECOND BASEMEN

Trey Browne
Trey Browne
New York
Mets
Age: 25B/T: R/R
Born: Oktaha, OK
Position(s): 2B
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Player
HR RBI AVG OPS
Trey Browne (NY2) 41 102 0.258 0.837


THIRD BASEMEN 


Bobby Ray Bragg
Bobby Ray Bragg
Richmond
Virginians
Age: 25B/T: R/R
Born: Clarksdale, MS
Position(s): 3B/1B/COF/DH
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SHORT STOP 


Bartolo Hernandez
Bartolo Hernandez
Washington D.C.
Nationals
Age: 25B/T: L/R
Born: Bani, DO
Position(s): SS/IF/OF/DH
View Hardball Dynasty Profile










OUTFIELD

Ignacio Valentin
Ignacio Valentin
Colorado
Rockies
Age: 23B/T: S/R
Born: Jarabacoa, DO
Position(s): LF/1B/DH
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Player
HR RBI AVG OPS
Ignacio Valentin (COL) 53 136 0.333 1.084


Wilkin Lopez
Wilkin Lopez
Boston
Red Sox
Age: 27B/T: R/R
Born: River Fall, WI
Position(s): CF/CIF/2B/OF/DH
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Player
HR RBI AVG OPS
Wilkin Lopez (BOS) 38 120 0.338 1.051

Caleb Dunn
Caleb Dunn
Oakland
Athletics
Age: 29B/T: R/R
Born: Stanley, WI
Position(s): LF/1B/DH
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Player
HR RBI AVG OPS
Caleb Dunn (OAK) 45 114 0.281 0.914










DESIGNATED HITTER 

Desi Cruz
Desi Cruz
Toronto
Blue Jays
Age: 32B/T: S/R
Born: Nagua, DO
Position(s): DH/1B/COF
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Player
HR RBI AVG OPS
Desi Cruz (TOR) 31 104 0.326 0.950





STARTING PITCHER


Don Seaver
Don Seaver
St. Louis
Cardinals
Age: 32B/T: L/L
Born: Lahaina, HI
Position(s): P (SP2)
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MIDDLE-RELIEF PITCHER


Jose Gabriel
Jose Gabriel
Seattle
Mariners
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Boca De Soco, DO
Position(s): P (SuB)
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Player G OAV WHIP ERA
Jose Gabriel (SEA) 88 0.191 1.02 2.11


CLOSER

Victor Ayala
Victor Ayala
Cleveland
Indians
Age: 28B/T: R/R
Born: San Cristobal, DO
Position(s): P (ClA)
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MAJOR LEAGUE POWER RANKINGS 

CINCINNATI, OH (McC.COM) - Listed below are the first Power Rankings of season 31. The rankings are a statistical combination of the following team stats; Wins, Runs scored, OPS, WHIP, ERA, and Fielding Percentage.

TOP 10
Rank Last Week Franchise Owner W L
1 1 St. Louis Cardinals slurie2001 109 53
2 3 Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 99 63
3 14 Seattle Mariners mark3313 94 68
4 5 Houston Astros bballer2117 103 59
5 13 Oakland Athletics troutis 88 74
6 2 Cincinnati Reds cpintens 91 71
7 4 Atlanta Braves merott 100 62
8 16 New York Mets basebalguru 89 73
9 10 Baltimore Orioles GuerillaZen1 89 73
10 17 Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 85 77
THE NEXT 5
Rank Last Week Franchise Owner W L
11 9 Minnesota Twins optistrat 87 75
12 6 Milwaukee Brewers brentcnb 86 76
13 7 San Diego Padres jgarron 84 78
14 12 Cleveland Indians bbwinksdaddy 91 71
15 8 Arizona Diamondbacks yoker70 83 79
THE BEST of the REST
Rank Last Week Franchise Owner W L
16 11 New York Yankees tomcecil 87 75
17 18 Detroit Tigers patrickkm 81 81
18 25 Colorado Rockies axtell 83 79
19 21 Pittsburgh Pirates sportbanker 76 86
20 NR Rochester Broncos ajaxx88 75 87
21 NR Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss 78 84
22 20 Florida Marlins lido9613 77 85
23 19 Richmond Virginians spintens 82 80
24 15 Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 75 87
25 23 Anaheim Angels captain10a 66 96