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Saturday, April 7, 2012
Minnesota Timberwolves at New Orleans Hornets
Apr 7, 20121ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Minnesota (Me)18312631106
New Orleans (CPU)26313231120
Minnesota Timberwolves
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
J.J. Barea, PG355-113-52-201130315
Martell Webster, SG315-82-50-07220212
Wesley Johnson, SF384-101-54-69410213
Kevin Love, PF4317-362-78-912202144
Nikola Pekovic, C242-50-01-2631005
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Wayne Ellington, SG251-70-41-2411033
Malcolm Lee, SG173-90-10-0241126
Brad Miller, C111-11-10-0111003
Anthony Tolliver, C111-21-20-0200013
Derrick Williams, PF101-30-00-0300002
TEAM TOTALS40/9210/3016/21462810314106
New Orleans Hornets
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Greivis Vasquez, PG242-50-10-0751034
Eric Gordon, SG338-220-59-106601125
Trevor Ariza, SF315-72-20-03210012
Jason Smith, PF173-40-02-2410018
Chris Kaman, C336-120-00-04011212
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Carl Landry, PF272-60-05-6942029
Xavier Henry, SG207-80-11-35101015
Al-Farouq Aminu, SF186-93-31-32220316
Gustavo Ayon, PF183-50-01-1511027
Marco Belinelli, SG162-51-32-2400007
Jarrett Jack, PG41-11-10-0110003
Lance Thomas, PF30-00-02-2100002
TEAM TOTALS45/847/1623/3151238314120
Dynasty: Str8Edge4Life
12:27 AM - April 7, 2012. Written by tbone118
The MLB has became frustrated with the lack of parity in the league so they ordered a draft for every player in the MLB. I have decided to take control of the Miami Marlins and try to bring them their 3rd World Series. So with all of that out of the way here are the results of the draft for the Marlins.

Starting Rotation
1. Josh Johnson
2. Ubaldo Jimenez
3. R.A. Dickey
4. Bartolo Colon
5. Wily Peralta

Bullpen
LRP Edgmer Escalonat
MRP Darren Oliver
MRP John Rauch
MRP Pedro Strop
SU Takashi Saito
SU Brian Fuentes
CP Mariano Rivera

Starting Lineup
1. CF Cameron Maybin
2. SS Derek Jeter
3. C Jesus Montero
4. LF Logan Morrison
5. 2B Rickie Weeks
6. RF Jason Heyward
7. 1B Paul Goldschmidt
8. 3B Gordon Beckham
9. Pitcher

Bench
C Pudge Romriguez
1B Jim Thome
LF Mark DeRosa
CF Willie Bloomquist
RF Kosuke Fukudome
Dynasty: tbone118
Friday, April 6, 2012
There are 3 spots that haven't been locked down. There are one in the outfield and two in the bullpen remaining. Reed Johnson will likely be sent down, keeping Brennan Boesch as Nelson Cruz's backup.

Middle and Long Relief spots are still open. Nate Robertson will probably be sent down (based on attributes), but only Joaquin Benoit, Octavio Dotel. Matt Guerrier, and Daniel Schlereth have impressed me enough to secure spots on the Opening Day roster.

In addition to Robertson, Alburquerque, Choate, Lidge, and Balester are still looking to secure spots.

Here's the new depth chart, specifically for BlueJays09+...

Detroit Tigers Depth Chart - 2012
  • Catcher
  • Alex Avila (vs. RHP)
  • Geovany Soto (vs. LHP)
  • First Base
  • Victor Martinez
  • Prince Fielder
  • Alex Avila
  • Geovany Soto
  • Second Base
  • David Murphy (vs. RHP)
  • Placido Polanco (vs. LHP)
  • Third Base
  • Miguel Cabrera
  • Placido Polanco
  • Shortstop
  • Jhonny Peralta
  • Placido Polanco
  • Left Field
  • Michael Morse
  • Brennan Boesch
  • David Murphy
  • Center Field
  • Austin Jackson
  • Reed Johnson
  • David Murphy
  • Right Field
  • Nelson Cruz
  • Brennan Boesch
  • Reed Johnson
  • David Murphy
  • Starting Pitcher
  • Justin Verlander
  • Doug Fister
  • Gio Gonzalez
  • Brandon Beachy
  • Jordan Zimmermann
  • Nate Robertson (LR)
  • Relief Pitcher
  • Octavio Dotel (SU)
  • Daniel Schlereth (MR)
  • Al Alburquerque (MR)
  • Matt Guerrier (MR)
  • Randy Choate (MR)
  • Brad Lidge (MR)
  • Closer
  • Jose Valverde
  • Joaquin Benoit (SU)
  • Designated Hitter
  • Prince Fielder
Dynasty: jhendricks316
03:01 PM - April 6, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
The Tigers send Max Scherzer, Andy Dirks, and 5 star potential prospect Taylor Anthony to the Nationals for Gio Gonzalez, Michael Morse, and Adam LaRoche.

Max Scherzer was extremely disappointing during Spring Training. He gave up at least 3 ER in all of his starts, usually 3-5 innings each, so he would probably give up more in the regular season.

It was clear that Andy Dirks would not make the Opening Day roster. There were simply too many talented guys ahead of him. The prospect, Taylor Anthony was the deal breaker.

Gio Gonzalez was a attractive because of his long-term deal and high skill. Michael Morse is relatively young and recently emerged on the scene as a power hitter. He may replace Delmon Young. Adam LaRoche is expected to be moved, likely as a part of another deal.

I am expecting to make more moves in the near future.

More Trading (Immediately After)

Tigers trade Delmon Young, John Mayberry, Jr., and Ryan Raburn to the Rangers for Nelson Cruz and David Murphy.

Delmon Young wasn't hitting great during Spring Training, and his defense isn't necessarily great either. Ryan Raburn was streaky as usual, and although he can play many positions, this trade brought defensive enhancements.

We are all aware of Nelson Cruz's ability, but I didn't know that David Murphy was able to play 2nd base. He will replace Ryan Raburn and also eliminate the need for Freddy Sanchez. Expect a Sanchez trade too.

Even More Trading

The Tigers trade Freddy Sanchez, Miguel Olivo, and Adam LaRoche to the Cubs for Geovany Soto, Reed Johnson, and former Tiger Nate Robertson.

Geovany Soto hits lefties well. He will replace Miguel Olivo, who didn't have a hit the entire time he was with the Tigers.
Dynasty: jhendricks316
02:46 PM - April 6, 2012. Written by Richard.Chaffin
Out of this series I picked to play the third game, putting Romero against Beckett. The Red Sox jumped out early in the third and made it 3-0 with homers by Pedroia and Crawford before Zimmerman and Lawrie homered to make it 4-3 in the fourth. Shoppach doubled to make it 5-4, then later the Sox added and rbi making it 6-4. Bautista homered making it 6-5, and thats as close as I got will Ellsbury hitting another one out to make it 9-5.

Romero: 6IP, 11H, 6ER, 5K
Beckett: 7IP, 8H, 4ER, 7K
Bautista: 2-4, 2R, 1HR, 1RBI
Ellsbury: 3-5, 1R, 3RBI

After the game the Rays accepted my trade for Pena, so he will now be batting 4th. My record in the series was 1-2, making my overall record 3-4 after two series. Orioles up next
Dynasty: Richard.Chaffin
09:56 AM - April 6, 2012. Written by BlueJays09
The Jays improve to 22-3 on the season and continue their hot bats by destroying NL clubs the Padres, Giants, Cardinals, and Phillies. The team has welcomed a power surge by Brown, Bautista and newly acquired Matt Joyce, and even saw a PERFECT GAME from Henderson Alvarez, his 1st of his young career vs. Philly.

Game 22: Blue Jays 6, Padres 0:
W: Beachy (1-1) - 3IP 3H, 0ER, 3K
L: Richard (3-2) - 4.1IP 10H, 6ER, 1K
Blue Jays:
Brown - 1/3 R
Ramirez - 2/3 R
Bautista - 1/3 HR(7), RBI, 2R, K
Howard - 1/3 RBI
Freese - 1/3 R
Lawrie - 2/2 HR(5), 4RBI, R

- The Jays continue to beast, getting a 3 inning 3 hit shutout by Beachy who gets win number 1 of the season finally. Bautista smacked a solo HR, and Lawrie's RBI single made it 2-0 Jays in the 1st. In the 3rd, Lawrie smacked a 3-Run HR to make it 5-0. The final inning would see a RBI single by Howard and that's all they would need to take it 6-0. Jon Jay was hurt in this game and sent to the 15-Day DL with a shoulder injury after making a spectacular catch in CF.

Game 23: Blue Jays 9, Giants 0:
W: Chacin (4-0) - 3IP 4H, 0ER, 1K
L: Baumgarner (1-3) - 1.2IP 5H, 5ER
Blue Jays:
Brown - 2/3 2-HR(1,2), 2RBI, 2R
Bautista - 1/3 HR(8), RBI, R
Howard - 2/3 R, 2B
Lawrie - 0/2 R, SB
Freese - 2/2 2RBI, R, 2-2B
Arencieba - 1/2 RBI, R
Barajas - 1/1 HR(1), 2RBI, R
Thames - 1/1 HR(2), RBI, R

- Wow, what an offensive output for Toronto. The team hit 5 home runs in the game including 2 from Domonic Brown who is really thriving in that lead off role. Chacin pitched 3 scoreless innings allowing 4 hits. In the 2nd, Brown would hit a solo HR, Bautista would hit a solo HR, Freese hit a 2-Run double, and Arencieba would hit a RBI single to make it 5-0 Toronto. Next inning, Barajas would smack a 2-Run HR to make it 7-0 on his first of the year getting the start against the lefty. In the 4th, Thames would hit a solo HR, and Brown would hit another HR (his 2nd of the game) to finish the onslaught of San Francisco, 9-0.

Game 24: Blue Jays 4, Cardinals 0:
W: Jimenez (6-0) - 3IP 4H, 0ER, 2K
L: Lohse (2-1) - 4IP 6H, 4ER, 2K
Blue Jays:
Brown - 1/2 HR(3), RBI, R
Bautista - 2/2 HR(9), RBI, R
Freese - 1/2 R
Joyce - 1/2 HR(1), 2RBI, R

- Toronto continued the power surge with another 3 HR, and behind Jimenez's 6th win of the season pitching 3 innings of 4 hit shutout ball. In the 2nd, Joyce would hit a 2-Run HR to make it 2-0. Next inning, Lohse would give up solo HR to Bautista and Brown (making it 3 in 3 games for Jose, and 3 in 2 games for Brown). That would be it as the Jays would take it 4-0.

Game 25: Blue Jays: 6, Phillies 0:
W: Alvarez (5-0) - 5IP, 0H, 0ER, 6K
L: Blanton (2-2) - 3IP 11H, 6ER, K
Blue Jays:
Bautista - 2/3 R
Lawrie - 1/3 R
Freese - 2/2 RBI, 2R, 2B
Joyce - 2/2 HR(2), 4RBI, 2R, 2B
Thames - 2/2 RBI

- Toronto finished off the NL squads in style with a PERFECT GAME from Henderson Alvarez who struck out 6 batters in a great performance. In the 2nd, Joyce smacked a 2-Run HR (2nd in as many games) to make it 2-0. Next inning, Freese would hit a RBI double, Joyce a 2-RBI double, and Thames a RBI single to make it 6-0 Jays to end it.

Top Performers - Games 22-25:
RF Jose Bautista (3HR, 3RBI, 5R)
CF Domonic Brown (3HR, 3RBI, 4R)
LF Matt Joyce (2HR, 6RBI, 3R)
SP Henderson Alvarez (5IP, PERFECT GAME, 6K)
2B Brett Lawrie (1HR, 4RBI, 3R, 1SB)
Dynasty: BlueJays09
12:40 AM - April 6, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
Game 8 vs. ATL

This victory was truly inexplicable. Personally, I would have written off the Pistons at halftime. The Hawks had a 13 point lead at the half, but they were truly dominating both sides of the ball. To make things even harder, the Hawks started by out-rebounding the Pistons 2:1.

The 1st and 3rd Quarters were rather even. The Pistons were cold very early, specifically Andrea Bargnani. It would be a tough night if he couldn't get going, and we struggled. In the third, the Pistons decided not to take it anymore. A team effort brought the Pistons back all the way.

Late-game defense propelled the Pistons. They limited the Hawks to 23 4th Quarter points. That wiped out the early deficit, and the Pistons won by 3. Piston free throws off of intentional fouls saved the day. The Pistons were 13-14 for the game.

Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons
Nov 18, 20111ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Atlanta (5-3)31382823120
Detroit (5-3)30263037123
Atlanta Hawks
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Steve Nash347-141-42-25500117
Derrick Rose378-162-47-77300025
Tayshaun Prince3910-230-82-28122122
Brandon Bass404-80-11-11050009
Andrea Bargnani3711-212-30-07511024
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Will Bynum154-52-31-23300011
JJ Redick153-41-20-0240027
Nene122-40-00-0031014
Troy Murphy92-20-00-0420004
Mehmet Okur10-00-00-0000000
Gerald Green10-00-00-0000000
Shane Battier70-30-10-0100100
TEAM TOTALS52-1053-1013-175325385120
Detroit Pistons
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Jeff Teague409-201-12-25610221
Joe Johnson369-221-50-07401119
Marvin Williams383-131-20-0621017
Josh Smith4011-170-15-713402127
Al Horford4212-180-05-69113029
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Tracy McGrady133-80-00-0310006
Kirk Hinrich91-10-00-0110102
Ivan Johnson120-00-01-2630001
Jannero Pargo10-00-00-0000000
Erick Dampier70-10-00-0010000
Vladimir Radmanovic10-00-00-0000000
TEAM TOTALS51-1008-2613-144731445123
Dynasty: jhendricks316
Thursday, April 5, 2012
07:27 PM - April 5, 2012. Written by Richard.Chaffin
So the day that OSFM came out I had already decided what team to do my franchise for this year with and that was the Toronto Blue jays. My reason for choosing them came down to a few things:
1) They play in the hardest division in the MLB, which happens to also have my favorite team, the Boston Red Sox
2) They have either the number 1 or number 2 farm system, depending on what website you get your information from.
3) They were one of the bottom two teams in the division, which will provide a challange in continuing to build the team and breaking through in the division.

I wanted to provide myself with some kind of challenge, instead of just choosing my favorite team and being World Series ready. They have a couple good Starting pitchers, a good hitting lineup, with more prospects coming up from the minors to build around. They also have a decent stadium, even though its older compared to some of the new ones being built around the league.

Before starting this blog I did play for a couple days, finally sitting down to write this afterward. I got through all of spring training simming through most of it, hand set my 25 man roster and other roster assignments, and made a few moves to fill in some weaknesses they currently had. I will be playing one game out of every series and will write a post after each series recapping the major points and any moves that happened, and will always be taking questions about some of the things I did and tried and also comments on what you would maybe like to see or things you saw that you have an opinion on.

To end this post I will discuss the moves that I have made up to this point, and later on tonight will sit down and start building my stat and depth chart tables to give you guys a full idea of what I'm working with so far. With that on to the trades.

First off I had to address what positions were most important to me and evaluate who we had starting in those positions. I noticed that the Blue Jays had what I feel is an extra Catcher prospect, having both J.P Arencibia and Travis d'Arnaud. While I like both of these players, I felt having both was overkill. So in my first move I sent d'Arnaud to the Washington Nationals for Ryan Zimmerman, while simultaniously moving Brett Lawrie to Second Base (which actually made his ratings go up, he is now the number 3 rated player on the team I believe). This then created no spot for Kelly Johnson (who personally I dont like) so I shipped him off to the Royals for Greg Holland. This game me a solid 3B defender with great contact and moderate power, and a great player at 2B, making my whole infield alot stronger. It also set me up with a good 7-8-9 rotation in the bullpen, with Holland pitching the 7th, Cordero my 8th inning guy, and Sergio Santos left as my closer for now. Should Santos struggle closing, it also gives me two guys I can fill in and shift my bullpen around, and gives my whole late innings a huge boost.

I played the first game of the season, against the Cleveland Indians ( and fared better than the Jays did today), winning 2-1. The main lines from the game were Romero: 1ER, 1K, .43 WHIP, Ubaldo Jiminez 2 ER, 8K, .38 WHIP. Low offence game, but provided that wanted challenge right off the bat. Bautista hit a HR to left, and also provided a sacrifice fly, going 1-3 with a HR and 2 RBI.

More of this to come, and leave any comments if wanted, I'd love to hear from you
Dynasty: Richard.Chaffin
Twins at White Sox |
Apr 5, 2012123456789ExtrasRHE
Minnesota (4-2 (Me))0100002044 (10)11180
Chicago (2-4 (CPU))0000001600 (10)7150
W: Alex Burnett (1-0) L: Matt Thornton (0-1)
Scoring Summary
SCORING DETAILSMINCHW
MIN2Justin Morneau Solo Home Run (4)10
MIN7Ryan Doumit RBI Triple; Justin Morneau Scores20
MIN7Chris Parmelee RBI Single; Ryan Doumit Scores30
CHW7Brent Morel RBI Single; Adam Dunn Scores31
CHW8Alex Rios RBI Double; Kosuke Fukudome Scores32
CHW8Gordon Beckham RBI Double; Alex Rios Scores33
CHW8Alejandro De Aza RBI Single; Gordon Beckham Scores34
CHW8Brent Morel 3 Run Home Run (1); Alejandro De Aza and Adam Dunn Score37
MIN9Danny Valencia RBI Double; Justin Morneau Scores47
MIN9Ryan Doumit 2 Run Home Run (2); Danny Valencia Scores67
MIN9Trevor Plouffe RBI Ground Rule Double; Alexi Casilla Scores77
MIN10Danny Valencia RBI Double; Justin Morneau Scores87
MIN10Josh Willingham 2 Run Home Run (1); Ryan Doumit Scores107
MIN10Denard Span RBI Single; Alexi Casilla Scores117
Minnesota Twins
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Ben Revere, CF4000000.167
Denard Span, PH-CF1011100.375
Jamey Carroll, SS5020000.286
Joe Mauer, 1B5000010.208
Justin Morneau, DH5451001.593
Danny Valencia, 3B5122000.500
Ryan Doumit, C5323001.263
Chris Parmelee, 1B3011000.357
Josh Willingham, PH-RF2112011.429
Alexi Casilla, 2B5230000.409
Trevor Plouffe, LF5011000.333
TEAM TOTALS45111811123.400
BATTING:
2B: J. Morneau (3), D. Valencia 2 (6), A. Casilla (1), T. Plouffe (1)
3B: J. Carroll (1), R. Doumit (2)
HR: J. Morneau (4), J. Willingham (1), R. Doumit (2)
RBI: D. Span (2), J. Morneau (6), J. Willingham 2 (3), R. Doumit 3 (7), D. Valencia 2 (3), C. Parmelee (4), T. Plouffe (2)
GIDP: T. Plouffe
BASERUNNING:
SB: A. Casilla (2)
CS: D. Span (1)
Chicago White Sox
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Alejandro De Aza, LF5121000.348
Alexei Ramirez, SS5000020.286
Paul Konerko, 1B5000000.292
Adam Dunn, DH5220010.464
Brent Morel, 3B5124011.370
A.J. Pierzynski, C5010020.222
Kosuke Fukudome, RF5140000.455
Alex Rios, CF5131010.360
Gordon Beckham, 2B4111010.167
TEAM TOTALS447157081.341
BATTING:
2B: A. Dunn 2 (6), A. Rios (1), G. Beckham (1), K. Fukudome (1)
HR: B. Morel (1)
RBI: A. De Aza (1), B. Morel 4 (5), A. Rios (4), G. Beckham (5)
GIDP: A. Ramirez, G. Beckham
Minnesota Twins
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carl Pavano7.05110408.38
Glen Perkins (BS; 1)0.044400018.00
Matt Capps1.022202110.80
Alex Burnett (W; 1-0)1.02000100.00
Brian Duensing1.02000105.40
TEAM TOTALS10.015770816.30
Chicago White Sox
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
John Danks6.17330013.77
Addison Reed0.21000000.00
Hector Santiago1.0+2220103.60
Zach Stewart0.01110019.00
Will Ohman (H; 2)0.10000105.40
Jesse Crain0.01110003.00
Matt Thornton (BS; 1 L; 0-1)1.264410118.00
TEAM TOTALS10.01811111239.90
Dynasty: Str8Edge4Life
04:32 PM - April 5, 2012. Written by EyeAmBaldman
MLB12 The Show

The opening game of the season was a brutal defeat by the Jays. Ricky Romero had problems locating his fastball, allowing 4 walks in 5 innings. Despite back-to-back homeruns by Adam Lind and Edward Encarnacion, the Jays could not provide enough support for a wild Romero.


Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Indians
Apr 5, 2012123456789RHE
Toronto (0-1)0002001003102
Cleveland (1-0)12002300x890
W: Masterson (1-0) L: Romero (0-1)
Scoring Summary
SCORING DETAILSTORCLE
Toronto Blue Jays
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Escobar, SS4010020.250
Johnson, 2B4000000.000
Bautista, RF4020020.500
Davis, PR-RF0000000.000
Lind, 1B4111011.250
Encarnacion, DH4121001.500
Lawrie, 3B4110020.250
Thames, LF4020000.500
Arencibia, C3000010.000
Rasmus, CF3011000.333
TEAM TOTALS343103082
BATTING:
2B: Escobar (1), Bautista (1), Rasmus (1)
HR: Lind (1), Encarnacion (1)
RBI: Lind (1), Encarnacion (1), Rasmus (1)
GIDP: Arencibia
BASERUNNING:
CS: Davis (1)
FIELDING:
E: Lind (1), Johnson (1)
Cleveland Indians
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Brantley, CF4110100.250
Cabrera, SS5221021.4400
Choo, RF4111010.250
Santana, C3111100.333
Hafner, DH3000120.000
Duncan, LF4012010.250
Kotchman, 1B4110010.250
Kipnis, 2B3211101.333
Hannahan, 3B3011100.333
TEAM TOTALS33897572
BATTING:
2B: Cabrera (1), Choo (1)
HR: Kipnis (1), Cabrera (1)
RBI: Kipnis (1), Cabrera (1), Santana (1), Choo (1), Duncan 2 (2), Hannahan (1)
GIDP: Brantley
Toronto Blue Jays
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Romero (L, 0-1)5.0555449.00
Perez0.23330040.50
Frasor1.1100020.00
Oliver1.0000110.00
TEAM TOTALS8.098857
Cleveland Indians
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Masterson (W, 1-0)8.09330723.38
Pestano1.01000100.00
TEAM TOTALS9.01033082
Dynasty: EyeAmBaldman
11:25 AM - April 5, 2012. Written by datszatta







Los Angeles, CA- Gustav Nyquist the 2nd yr player who finished 3rd in scoring on the team scored the overtime game winner with a wicked backhand shot that beat Quick high to his glove side.

Detroit had a 2-0 lead after the 1st period. But LA stormed back to tie the game at 2 by the end of the 2nd period. Both team traded chances in the 3rd but the goalies stood tall in net for both teams.

In overtime Franzen skated into the zone sent a pass to Datsyuk who one-timed a pass over to Nyquist. Nyquist got Quick to commit earlier and roofed a backhand shot to win the game.
Dynasty: datszatta









Detroit, MI- The Kings responded after their lack of offense in game 1 with 3 goals from their big guns (Richards, Gagne, Brown). Quick followed the Wings Jimmy Howard's shutout in game 1 with a shutout of his own in game 2.
Quote:
Both goalies have been outstanding so far. 2 games and a shutout each by both goalies. The defense and goalies have taken over the series so far
-Coach Babcock
The teams will now head out west for games 3 and 4 in Los Angeles

Injury Update: Jakub Kindl left the game and didnt return. The team announced he will miss the next 4 weeks with a upper body injury. Johan Franzen returned to the lineup for game 2. Teemu Pulkkinen remains with the team while Justin Abdelkader was a healthy scratch. Lineup should remain the same for game 3.[/center]
Dynasty: datszatta
09:03 AM - April 5, 2012. Written by datszatta



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Dynasty: datszatta
Seemingly overnight, the Pistons went from bottom-feeders to true contenders. After a slow start, the Pistons are now tied with the Bucks for the lead in the Central. The Bulls, early favorites before the Derrick Rose trade, have slowed down. Despite a current .500 record, they are tied with the Cavaliers and Pacers.

The Jazz and Celtics are really struggling. They are the only two teams yet to win. The Nuggets and Thunder are not living up to expectations. They each have only one win.

In addition to the Pistons, the Warriors, Timberwolves, Nets, and Hornets are true surprises in the NBA. They are all in the top 10 of Power Rankings. This should not be seen as a true barometer for success, though. The Suns were #6, but fell to #15 after a terrible loss to the Pistons.

Largely in part to the sliders that I'm using (TombaSports360; they are great!), lots of cheap extensions have been given out. Star players such as Steve Nash, Brandon Roy (FA to the Kings), Yao Ming (FA to the Wizards), Grant Hill, George Hill, Antawn Jamison, and Ray Allen have signed deals. The most expensive per year is only $5 million!

Many stars have fallen to injury as well. They include Paul Pierce, Danny Granger, Gilbert Arenas (FA to Memphis), Jeremy Lin (who ironically has a sore knee), and Andre Stoudemire. All will be out for at least one week and at most (for Paul Pierce) 4-6 weeks.
Dynasty: jhendricks316
12:19 AM - April 5, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
Game 7 vs. PHX

Just two games after the trade, Steve Nash played his first game against the Suns as a Piston. Nash was traded to the Pistons with a 1st round pick for Jameer Nelson and Jonas Jerebko.

Both teams struggled early, but the game remained close. Late in the 1st, the Pistons began putting the pieces together. Tayshaun Prince ended the 1st half with 24 points. On the other side, the Suns struggled with turnovers.

The second half was dominated by the Pistons. The Suns' inability to defend led to their demise. Also, their 3 point shooting was horrid. They only made one the entire game. The Suns really showed their need for a true inside presence. Phoenix had more points in the paint, but Detroit took advantage of their opportunities efficiently.

Phoenix Suns at Detroit Pistons
Nov 15, 20111ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Phoenix (5-4)1530282699
Detroit (4-3)37303827132
Phoenix Suns
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Jameer Nelson397-150-42-28810316
Shannon Brown377-230-43-43311117
Grant Hill3712-200-02-211520326
Markieff Morris378-131-10-06213117
Channing Frye375-90-30-06101110
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Josh Childress122-20-02-2111006
Hakim Warrick122-30-00-0100004
Michael Redd101-20-10-0000002
Jared Dudley70-20-01-2100001
Sebastian Telfair20-00-00-0000000
Ronnie Price90-20-00-0250020
Jonas Jerebko90-40-10-0300000
TEAM TOTALS44-951-1410-124225651199
Detroit Pistons
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Steve Nash306-132-40-021020014
Derrick Rose289-192-50-06312320
Tayshaun Prince3210-134-65-67000129
Brandon Bass305-100-00-08311110
Andrea Bargnani294-91-20-0520219
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Shane Battier145-83-52-32100015
Nene205-60-00-05111010
JJ Redick183-41-12-2122009
Will Bynum193-50-20-0230006
Troy Murphy153-50-00-0631106
Mehmet Okur31-40-00-0000012
Gerald Green81-30-10-0400002
TEAM TOTALS55-9913-269-114828877132
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