Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Argonauts Season Preview

Toronto remains a mixed bag of free agent pickups, unwanted players from other teams and released players. Toronto traded their two best players in Wright and Brunnette for minor league depth. Their mediocre pitching staff relies on the top pitch calling abilities of Kent Hume and Lou Hawkins behind the plate. 1B Eric Leskanic, a cousin to former ML Pitcher Curt Leskanic was resigned for his bat.2nd base will be manned by Phillip Serrano and SS by the waiver pickup Albert Restovich. 3B will be manned by Rule 5 Pick Darrell Ad****. The outfield will have Sugawara in CF, FA Peter Takahashi in left and Home Run leader Javy Almanzar in Right.

Pitching will be Woods a waiver wire transaction, former 20 game winner coming off a injury, Ramirez, and the Cairo brothers rounding out the rotation. A mixed bag of journeyman types will fill the bullpen.

It is very sad that nearly all of the top prospects were aquired in trades made by mid year replacement Axtell. Axtell was quoted as saying that this is the most misguided franchise in HBD history and I will have to start at the bottom and rebuild this team into a dynasty.

Top prospects by Rank:

1 - HiA SP - Emmanual Ferrer
2 - AA LF - Lou Holtz
3 - AA SS - Lou Holtz
4 - AA RF - Daniel Dobson
5 - AAA 2B - Alexander Henley
6 - AAA SP - Elston Curtis
7 - AAA 3B - Brooks Franco
8- AA C - Bingo McCall
9 - AA SP - Nigel Case
10 - LoA RP - Reagen Devereaux

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