Originally written on In The Neutral Zone  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Rants: Ryan Dempster- his hit on ARod woke up a sleeping Giant in the Yankees and fuled their recent run of wins. Even his own teammate David Ortiz said that hitting ARod with that pitch wasn’t the right thing to do. Ouch! Rants:Philadelphia Phillies for firing Charlie Manuel- he is the winningest manager in recent memory and this was only his first real bad season in 9 years with this team. Most of this season players were either hurt or have underachieved. To make it worse the team is heavy loaded with big contracts to all it’s stars and already gave Chase Utley a new extension going forward. SO how is this team’s failures this season the manager’s fault? Rants:Von Miller for getting suspended 6 games for PED use, and then say he didn’t do it. Huh? Then why agree to the suspension? Football players don’t catch the same grief about their PED use like the Baseball players do. But those 6 games are costly for the Denver Broncos who believe they are Super Bowl contenders. It will put even more pressure on Peyton Manning and the offense to really carry the team. Raves:Chip Kelly for naming Michael Vick his starter. There wasn’t much doubt that Vick would start, if it were not going to happen they would have sent Vick packing a long time ago. But by naming Vick his starter he is giving Vick a fresh start. Raves:Chris Davis Last season Davis hit 33 home runs this season he has 46 and counting proving that last year was no fluke or one shot season. He is a legit MVP canidate and legit homerun threat. Davis has 46 HRS which leads the American League by six, 116 RBI seven behind Miguel Cabrera while batting 306. Wonder if the Texas Rangers wish they had not traded Davis back in 2011. Raves: Buck Showalter Orioles Manager:Since arriving in Baltimore in 2010 all Buck as done is win, and restored pride back in the Orioles and took the focus off the craziness of Peter Angelos (Baltimore Owner) and put for the focus back where it belongs on winning.
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