Monday, July 11, 2005Handicapping the Derby...
No...not the Kentucky Derby, the HR Derby.
First and foremost it's an absolute travesty that Albert Pujols wasn't invited to participant. He's the premier young slugger in the game.
Participants (with predicted HR totals in parentheses): Hee-Soop Choi (4), Jason Bay (6), Bobby Abreu (7), Carlos Lee (11), Andruw Jones (10), Ivan Rodriguez (2), David Ortiz (9) and Mark Teixeria (6)
Second Round: Bobby Abreu (6), Carlos Lee (8), Andrew Jones (7), David Ortiz (11).
Finals: Carlos Lee (5), David Ortiz (8).
I'm going with Big Papi.