Mariano Rivera wants to play for New York Yankees in this season

November 12th, 2012

It is no doubt good news for the fans of New York Yankees that Mariano Rivera of New York Yankees wants to play again in the next season for his team and this news has been disclosed by Brian Cashman, the manager of the team.

Cashman said on Friday, “Mariano Rivera wants to play for our team this season. He has informed me this. I have to talk to his agent Mr. Fernando Cuza and have to make all the agreements.”

In the last season Rivera fell down on the turf and as a result of it he got an injury in his ACL in Kanas City in MLB Baseball. As a result of this he announced that he would again play in 2013. On November, 2012, he has celebrated his 43rd birthday and he has also announced his wish to play again for his team in 2012.

There is no doubt about the fact that he was extremely disappointed to be out of the team because of the injury. Now, he feels that he has recovered from his injury and he is keen to join the team again. He looked really sad after the injury in Kanas city when he said, “You can be sure that I will come back soon. I can’t get out from the game for long time. It is impossible for me.”

Well tough time has gone with him. Even on the last week, he was not sure about playing in this season. However, he recovered quite quickly and now he is quite sure about his chances for playing in this season for his team.

As per the financial contracts are concern this season may be little down for him. He got $15 million in the previous season. However, this time as he has played only 9 games in the last season, he will not get that good deal for sure. Well, he has front officer’s immense respect with him that may work positive for him.

Rafael Soriano has played for Mariano Rivera as a replacement in last season for New York Yankees and he played quite well for the team in MLB Baseball. He has saved 42 of 46 chances. One year contract is still left for him with Yankees. However, he wants to get out of the team.

His agent Scott Boras said, “Well, he is willing to play for free agencies but he has not made any final decisions for this till now.”

Bourn and Trout has won the award of Wilson Defensive Player of the year

November 10th, 2012

Time is going quite good for Michael Bourn and Mike Trout. Though they could not get the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards which was given in the last week, they have been awarded with Wilson Defensive Player in American League this year. Trout has ranked first in this category in MLB Baseball.
This award was given on Last Sunday. Bourn also won the award by playing wonderfully in National league for his team brave who has won the Wilson defensive team this year. Actually, from each team one player has been selected as the defensive player of a year.
The voting process is quite different for this award than Gold Glove Awards. In the Glove awards the voting is done by League Managers whereas in this case the voting is done on the basis of the statistics of the players. This process is called shredder system.
Well, this process has given the players like Brandon Crawford of San Francisco or Brendan Ryan of Seattle the opportunity to be awarded because of their wonderful defense ability in the matches. Jose Molina can also be mentioned for this as he has performed really well with .223 hitters and showed wonderful defensive style.
This year players like Adam LaRoche, Robinson Cano, Josh Reddick, Yadier Molina and Adrian Beltre have got both the awards for their teams though this achievement is not done by Trout. He lost the Gold Glove Award which has been won by Baltimore’s Adam Jones who is one of the center fielders of his team.
Trout lastly won the Fielding Bible Award in 2012 and he was also recognized for his wonderful defensive performance in the last season. He took a lot of catches homer saving and showed his ability of defense in a large range.
Jason Heyward also showed his talent in this season. He also achieved a fielding percentage of .995 and he only committed two errors which is no doubt quite extra ordinary. The range which he showed was also quite brilliant.
Both Heyward and Bourn played brilliantly for Braves and it caused the wonderful performance of the team. They have reached the top UZR of 53.1. Angels also reached a good level of 44.3 UZR because of the wonderful performance of Trout.
Bourn, Trout and some other who have already received the award for being the best players of defense can also be selected for another award called Baseball Yearly Awards for greatness in MLB Baseball in 2012. This voting is done by the personnel of the front office, media and the alumni of MLB.

How will Ups and Downs in the performance of Nick Swisher effect?

November 9th, 2012

Nick Swisher took a crucial part behind the success of Yankees which they have got in this season. Swisher has played wonderfully in this season with 24 runs at home and he has also scored 77 walks and 36 doubles.
Another thing which is necessary to say about his performance is that he has delivered at the right time for his team. Six home runs of the last 12 runs he has scored at home have given his team a lead. He has played in six positions and still his batting average is on the higher side .301.
However Swisher in the MLB Baseball means something more. He creates a wonderful ambience in the ground. The emotion of the crowd and the noise for cheer are brought into clubhouse by his wonderful personality.  Swisher was always with a smiling face and he did not face any bad day in this season.
His performance for Yankees in the four seasons is quite brilliant. He has played in 150 matches in an average per year. He has scored 26 home runs. He has got OPS of .850 in these four seasons. He is now 31 but still he is continuing to play well for Yankees.
Well, there was a bad patch for him in the last season. At that time he was having an average of .167 and in the American League Championship Series he was playing very badly. Joe Girardi, the manager of Yankees did not allow him to play for Yankees in the three consecutive matches.
His average was .211 in the five matches in the year 2011, and before that his batting average was .176 in some of the matches. Well, his form in the last season had ups and downs but as a whole he played quite a crucial part for his team.
Now all these number factors create a bit of problem for the couch about taking the player in the next season. However, one thing has to be considered that Swisher has performed quite well as a whole and mainly his performance was poor in the month of October.
Jose Valverde, Angel Pagan and Edwin Jackson have also gone through a bad time in the month of October in the last season.  At the age of 33 Adam LaRoche is playing wonderfully with a score of 33 home runs. He is now one of the most respected players in MLB Baseball.
Well, still the general managers have to go through the reports and videos of the players who have played badly in the month of October last season thoroughly before choosing them for the next season.

Sports betting South Africa

September 11th, 2012

Betting on horse race and gambling have been in practice for a long time. But betting on common sports like soccer, rugby, cricket, etc started many years later only. Today sports’ betting has become very popular and accessible at anytime due to the advent of internet. People have started betting on all kinds of sports with the help of online betting sites which are quite popular in South Africa and other countries. Technology has improved so much that sports enthusiasts can bet even on live matches. The online sports betting South Africa providers update registered members with betting odds which help punters in deciding which team/player to place the wager.

Those who love watching soccer matches and know the basics of the game and want to make some money can try their luck at betting. Soccer betting is fun and at the same time complicated because you are risking your money. To start with betting you should know the different types of bets and betting systems. Browsing sports betting information on the internet could give an idea about the different types of bets, betting system, how to bet, pros and cons of the betting systems and so on.

To be successful at sports betting, you need to choose the right betting systems. Researching on about the teams playing soccer, statistics of the winning and losing matches and strength of the players is also helpful for placing wager. You should also know how to analyze the betting odds. If you are a beginner, then you need to concentrate more on the particulars to place successful bets.
Most importantly, sports bettors should understand that they cannot depend on betting for a livelihood. Chances are there for you to lose huge sum of money. Hence you need to be careful while placing bets and have a limit on the amount you are wagering.