Acquired from Rockies in ’09 for Jose Contreras, Hynick will be 26 March 7 and had a 5.79 FIP in Charlotte last season. He’s a non-roster invitee, making him just about as much a longshot as 40-man roster members Cofield and Jones.

The Indians made things interesting in the ninth, scoring twice off sale jerseys, who earned his fourth save despite allowing Sutton’s first home run that scored Luis Valbuena, who singled with two outs.

The Indians ended the year attracting 2,365,631 in 81 dates. Inside the home the Indians attendance figure was 1,391,644 for 80 dates. Cleveland had 23 dates of 20,000 additional fans, including 12 dates of atleast 25,000.

Seeing as both starters have had relative success against either club, it wouldn’t be surprising to the series decided by the bullpen- which on paper Chicago decidedly has top of the hand.

Stankevitz was quick to suggest out that Sox relievers Matt Thornton, Octavio Dotel, and Scott Linebrink have aligned to allow zero runs in the 7.1 innings pitched through the team’s first six discs.

National League Cy Young Award – Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies. Halladay’s competition may alright come through the one of his three teammates the particular Phillies starting rotation. Not too I require to defend this pick, but Halladay has received a sub-3.00 ERA since three years, while winning at least 20 games in a couple of those season’s. Other than his teammates (Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels), Giants’ Tim Lincecum become Halladay’s only other threat for the award.

The Tigers will need to neutralize Alexei Ramirez and Carlos Quentin if substantial to continue their three-game winning talent. Ramirez lit up Tiger pitching in ’08, hitting .340 in 14 games, while Quentin was every bit as effective when he hit for .333. The two combined for 23 RBIs and seven home runs.