Iggy’s Ravens Report – July 7, 2012

Iggy’s Raven’s Report – 7 July 2012

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News and Personal Thoughts:
Nothing to report.

Report on BleacherReport.com listed Cundiff and Ngata as the most overpaid Ravens (but also, the ONLY overpaid Ravens.
Pernell McPhee, Lardarius Webb, and Torrey Smith were also listed as most underpaid… Biggest off-season question that they
see is how long will Ray Rice (presently, our biggest asset) hold out. Other questions involve whether Paul Kruger continue
to improve as a pass-rusher and can Sergio Kindle finally emerge and become the player the Ravens believed they were drafting in 2010.
Overall preseason rating is that the Ravens, although
aging in some areas, are the most well rounded teams out there, which could poise them well for another run for a championship
this season… Current reports are that the Ravens are the closest ($606,858 under the limit) to the salary cap in the NFL, meaning
they have the least space available of any team presently… Suggs has reportedly ditched the protective boot, and started his
rehab process earlier than expected (advisable?)… Jaworski is on record saying that Flacco has NFL’s strongest arm…

Orioles are starting to fizzle out. June concluded with a 13-13 record, as the O’s went from 2&#189 up to 5 games down on
the streaking Yankees. O’s still sit at the 2nd Wild card sport, &#189 game behind LA for the top wildcard spot (at press time).
Despite a breakdown of the O’s pitching, Showalter has dredged the bottom of the barrel and pulled off 2 high quality starts by
Chris Tillman (8.1 IP, 0 ER, and darn near a 1 hitter) and Miguel Gonzalez (7 IP 1 ER) who were given spot starts.

Iggy’s annual All-star team (Stats through Friday, July 6, 2011):

Position American League National League
1B Mark Texeira, NYY (.999 FPCT)
Adam Dunn, CWS (66 BB)
Adrian Gonzalez (68 AST)
Todd Helton, Col (.996 FPCT)
Brandon Belt, SF (.996 FPCT)
Joey Votto, Cin (86 AST, 35 2B, 62 BB, .468 OBP, .623 SLG)
2B Dustin Pedroia, Bos (.997 FPCT)
Jason Kipnis, Cle (255 AST)
Ian Kinsler, TX (26 2B, 62 R)
Darwin Barney, CHC (.997 FPCT)
Omar Infante, MIA (248 AST)
SS Brendon Ryan, Sea (.993 FPCT)
JJ Hardy, Bal (.993 FPCT, 272 AST)
Willie Bloomquist, AZ (.981 FPCT)
Starlin Castro, CHC (249 AST)
Dee Gordon, LAD (30 SB)
3B Mike Moustakas, KC (.966 FPCT)
Brett Lawrie, Tor (188 AST)
Orlando Hudson, CWS (7 3B)
Miguel Cabrera, Det (110 H, 189 TB, .382 BARISP)
Placido, Polanco, Phi (.982 FPCT)
Chase Headley, SD (164 AST)
LF Dayan Viciedo, CWS (1.000 FPCT)
Alex Gordon, KC (6 AST)
Josh Willingham, MN (6 AST)
Josh Hamilton, TX (74 RBI, .641 SLG)
JD Martinez, Hou (1.000 FPCT)
Alfonso Soriano, CHC (1.000 FPCT)
Jason Kubel, AZ (10 AST)
Melky Cabreer, SF (118 H)
Ryan Braun, Mil (26 HR)
Carlos Gonzalez, COL (61 R)
CF Craig Gentry, TX (1.000 FPCT)
Austin Jackson, Det (1.000 FPCT)
BJ Upton, TB (7 AST)
Mike Trout, LAA (.347 AVG, 26 SB)
Shane Victorino, Phi (1.000 FPCT, 6 AST)
Andew McCutchen, pit (.360 AVG, 183 TB, .408 BARISP)
Dexter Fowler, CO (9 3B)
RF Ichiro Suzuki, Sea (1.000 FPCT)
Shin-Soo Choo, Cle (26 2B)
Jose Bautista, Tor (11 AST, 27 HR)
Andre Ethier, LAD (1.000 FPCT)
Hunter Pence, Phi (8 AST)
Carlos Beltran, StL (65 RBI)
C AJ Pierzynski, CWS (.996 FPCT)
Kurt Suzuki, Oak (.996 FPCT, 37% CS%)
JP Arencibia, Tor (40 AST)
Joe Mauer, MIN (.414 OBP)
Brian McCann, Atl (.998 FPCT)
Jesus Flores, was (.998 FPCT)
Miguel Montero, AZ (47% CS%)
AJ Ellis, LAD (57 AST)
DH None N/A
SP Justin Masterson, Cle (26 AST)
Matt Harrison, TX (11 W)
David Price, TB (11 W)
Jared Weaver, LAA (2.13 ERA, .194 OBA, .094 WHIP)
Jason Verlander, Det (132.2 IP, 128 SO, 5 CG, 14 QS)
Brandon Morrow, Tor (3 SHO)
Travis Blackley, Oak (6 PO)
Derek Lowe, Cle (19 GIDP)
Chris Sale, CWS (.167 BAARISP)
Jake Peavy, CHW (14 QS)
CJ Wilson, LAA (14 QS)
Mark Buehrle Mia (30 AST)
Jake Westbrook, StL (30 AST)
RA Dickey, NYM (12 W, 0.93 WHIP, 3 CG, 2 SHO, 14 QS)
Ryan Vogelsong, SF (2.26 ERA, 14 QS)
Matt Cain, SF (120.1 IP, 2 SHO)
Stephen Strasburg, was (128 SO)
Gio Gonzalez, was (.195 OBA)
Johan Santana, NYM (2 SHO)
Johnny Cueto, Cin (6 PO, 14 QS)
Clayton Kershaw, LAD (6 PO)
Cliff Lee, Phi (17 GIDP)
Jordan Zimmerman, was (.124 BAARISP, 14 QS)
Yovani Gallardo, MIL (15 QS)
RP Jim Johnson, Bal (26 SV)
Vinnie Pestano, Cle (21 H)
Fernando Rodney, TB (35 GF, 6.7 RWHIP)
Alfredo Aceves, Bos (35 GF)
Cody Eppley, nyy (6.3% IRS)
Scott Downs, LAA (0.31 RERA)
Robbie Ross, TX (45.1 RIP, 6 RW)
Tim Collins, KC (55 RSO)
Craig Kimbrel, Atl (23 SV, 6.7 RWHIP)
Jason Grilli, pit (20 SV)
Jonathan Papelbon, Phi (32 GF)
Jason Motte, StL (32 GF)
Eric O’Flaherty, Atl (5.9% IRS)
Ronald Belisario, LAD (0.95 RERA)
Josh Roenicke, CO (49.0 RIP)
Jose Arredondo, Cin (4 RW)
Aroldis Chapman, Cin (4 RW, 66 RSO)
Steve Cishek, Mia (4 RW)
Joel Hanrahan, pit (4 RW)
Kenley Jansen, LAD (4 RW)
Kameron Loe, MIL (4 RW)
Tony Watson, pit (4 RW)
Brad Ziegler, AZ (4 RW)
Legend:  (Names in Bold actually made the team)
  2B:       Doubles
  3B:       Triples
  AST:      Assists
  AVG:      Average
  BAARISP:  Batting Average Allowed with Runners in Scoring Position
  BARISP:   Batting Average with Runners in Scoring Position
  BB:       Base on Balls (Walks)
  CG:       Complete Games
  CS%:      Caught Stealing PCT
  ERA:      Earned Runs Average
  FPCT:     Fielding PCT
  GDP:      Ground in to Double Plays
  GF:       Games Finished
  H:        Hits (Batting)
  H:        Holds (Pitching)
  HR:       Homeruns
  IP:       Innings Pitched
  IRS:      Inherited Runners Scored
  OBA:      Opponents Average
  OBP:      On Base PCT
  PO:       Pick Offs
  QS:       Quality Starts
  R:        Runs
  RBI:      Runs Batted In
  RERA:     Relief ERA
  RIP:      Relief Innings Pitched
  RSO:      Relief Strike Outs
  RW:       Relief Wins
  RWHIP:    Relief Walks & Hits per Innings Pitched
  SV:       Saves
  SB:       Stolen Bases
  SHO:      Shut Outs
  SLG:      Slugging PCT
  SO:       Strike Outs
  TB:       Total Bases
  W:        Wins
  WHIP:     Walks & Hits per Innings Pitched
Stat Sources:
CBC Sports

Crystal Palace Baltimore F.C. (Home games at UMBC):
Team to resume play in 2012 after completing construction of a downtown soccer facility. No status update lately,
and it appears that the team may have folded.

After dropping the season opening to Calgary, 38-10, the Als (1-1) bounced back with a 41-30 home opener win against Winnipeg, placing
them in first place by &#189 game over Toronto, who plays this afternoon at 3 PM. Next week, the Als host Calgary on Thursday night.

Nothing to report.

Chesapeake Bayhawks: (Home games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium)
The Old School players slipped past the Young Guns, 18-17, to claim the all-star victory.
The Hawks (7-1) will visit the Charlotte Hounds (2-6) this afternoon to kick off the 2nd half of their season with a 1&#189 game lead over Denver.

Nothing to report.

Capitals (See website for more details):
Caps sign/re-sign a host of players. Check website for details.

Wizards (See website for more details):
Wizards to open mini training camp on Monday.

Mystics (See website for more details):
Mystics posted their 3rd win of the season last Sunday with a 90-77 win over visiting Phoenix, but are still well out of it, this early in the season.

D.C.United (See website for more details):
United (10-5-3) beat Montreal 3-0 last Saturday, keepin them in first place, now tied with KC. New York is now 1 point behind.
Next game is July 15, at Houston (5th place in Eastern Conference, 6-5-6)

What do you want to see in the Ravens report? What should be scrapped? Actually, nevermind. No one is reading this anyway
so you probably won’t know the difference. Send an email to iggy at tealdragon.net. Thanks!


2012 Preseason
Date Opponent Time Result Thursday, August 9, 2012 @Atlanta Falcons 7:30 PM Friday, August 17, 2012 Detroit Lions 8:00 PM Thursday, August 23, 2012 Jacksonville Jaguars 7:30 PM Thursday, August 30, 2012 @Saint Louis Rams 8:00 PM 2012 Regular Season Date Opponent Record Time Result Monday, September 10, 2012 Cincinnati Bengals 18-14 Overall, 11-6 Home 7:00 PM Sunday, September 16, 2012 @Philadelphia Eagles 1-1-1 Overall, 1-0-1 Away 1:00 PM Sunday, September 23, 2012 New England Patriots 1-7 Overall, 0-2 Home 8:20 PM Thursday, September 27, 2012 Cleveland Browns 19-7 Overall, 10-3 Home 8:20 PM Sunday, October 7, 2012 @Kansas City Chiefs 3-3 Overall, 2-0 Away 1:00 PM Monday, October 14, 2012 Dallas Cowboys 3-0 Overall, 2-0 Home 1:00 PM Sunday, October 21, 2012 @Houston Texans 6-0 Overall, 3-0 Away 1:00 PM Sunday, November 4, 2012 @Cleveland Browns 19-7 Overall, 9-4 Away 1:00 PM Sunday, November 11, 2012 Oakland Raiders 6-1 Overall, 4-0 Home 1:00 PM Sunday, November 18, 2012 @pittsburgh steelers 14-21 Overall, 6-12 Away 8:20 PM Sunday, November 25, 2012 @San Diego Chargers 4-4 Overall, 2-4 Away 4:05 PM Sunday, December 2, 2012 pittsburgh steelers 14-21 Overall, 8-9 Home 4:25 PM Sunday, December 9, 2012 @Washington Redskins 3-1 Overall, 2-1 Away 1:00 PM Sunday, December 16, 2012 Denver Broncos 6-3 Overall, 5-0 Home 1:00 PM Sunday, December 23, 2012 New York Giants 3-1 Overall, 1-0 Home 1:00 PM Sunday, January 30, 2012 @Cincinnati Bengals 18-14 Overall, 7-9 Away 1:00 PM

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  • None.

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