This wonderful community of Peoria is part of the west valley with many things to do in the community and outside. Peoria is surrounded by many recreational activities, theaters and shopping. If you are a space historian, the place you may want to visit is the Challenger Space Center of Arizona, just to remember and tell your kids what occurred that winter Florida day in 1986. Peoria provides plenty of live arts entertainment as well. There are two live performing arts theaters including the Arizona Broadway Theatre and Peoria Performing Arts Center. To enjoy the 70 to 80 degree days, there are plenty of recreational activities nearby as well. Lake Pleasant is nearby for you to go camping, boating, sailing, water and jet skiing, and fishing. There are plenty of golf courses in the community.
Most importantly, Peoria is the spring home on the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres. These two teams will train once again at the Peoria Sports Complex and make their run for baseball greatness in 2012. Let alone, there is plenty of real estate, if you look to own a place for spring training, or transplant to Peoria. I will take care of you.
Looking at last year’s record for the Mariners, and yes, it was pretty bad. However, they still did not lose 100 games during the 2011 campaign. Yes, not losing 100 games is something to build on when manager Eric Wedge and his staff were developing these players. They were scoping out these young players for the future, which is 2012.
The outlook for the 2012 season is going to be something exciting for Mariner fans. They are working hard to develop the talent of this team with solid prospects. For one, they just picked up from the Yankees. Jesus Montero is going to be one heck of a ball player for this team with his arm strength as a catcher. However, he may be their designated hitter for now. Plus, with Ichiroin the lineup, still will provide more solid punches at the bat.
From pitching, Seattle has their number one starter, and former Cy Young Award Winner, Felix Fernandez to throw some of his best stuff and challenge his best opponents on the bump. The rest of the starting rotation is young, and may not have dominant numbers. Carl Edwards is a very solid pitching coach and will work on those remaining four to improve their mechanics and numbers. I don’t have any doubt Brandon League with 37 saves in 2011, will have any problems closing games again this year.
Overall, I believe this team has all the potential to be good for years to come. Will the Mariners be a playoff team? If could happen. There’s plenty of competition in their American League Western division. Eric Wedge is a good manager, and with his experience while he was the manager the Cleveland Indians, I do believe can do the same of working this team to make winning strides in Seattle. If this young team develops fast, then they have a good chance to stay in playoff contention through September.
Lets face it. The National League West was extremely competitive in 2011 as the San Diego Padres had their work cut out for them and finished in the basement. Obviously, their hitting didn’t provide much of anything for the team. After the season ended, the team appeared to be in shambles as some positions in the front office were shifted. After that last pitch of 2011, the team really didn’t know the direction they were going, or did they?
The outlook for the 2012 became a different picture as new General Manager, Josh Byrnesand his staff have found ways to pick up a few solid players for the Padres. Still, they will have their work cut out to evaluate the talent of the team. I also believe it starts from the farm system. There are six players ranked in the 100 top prospects for this year. That’s a start for the future along with some veteran players they picked up.
The 2011 offense was not up to par with the lack of scoring power. This year, they’ll work on relying on outfielder, Camerin Maybin, who has good speed and the fundamentals to get runners home. I feel his last year’s performance will get better at a young age of 24. Plus, the two time all star from the American League, Carlos Quentin is a solid pick up from the White Sox. There are some bright spots in the lineup, but feel there will be some shifting throughout the year to determine what batting positions fit best.
The Padres’ pitching rotation is really not bad at all. Actually, this rotation looks good on paper. Two of their pitchers Tim Stauffer and Cory Luebke are very solid at the top part of the rotation and could be one of the leagues elite pitchers in the league. To me Padre fans, their records from last year were good and close to .500 mark from last year doesn’t mean anything. Stauffer (3.41 ERA) and Luebke (3.09 ERA) can make hitters fearful in the league. Run supports were all they needed. Adam Harang (3.64 ERA) from the Dodgers is an extremely good pick up for them. He could be second or third in the rotation. The closing position is nothing to worry about with another huge pickup in Heath Bell, with 43 saves with the Marlins in 2011.
Overall, this could be an interesting year for the Padres in the National League West. The hitting could be average to good without superstar numbers, but if the pitching holds up and Bell does his job at closer, they could be another team everyone should look out for this year.
Peoria Real Estate For Sale for Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres Fans:
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(all data current as of 2/2/2012)
$140,000 : 9207 W Topeka Drive, Peoria2 beds, 2.00 bathsHome size: 2,350 sq ftLot size: 9,415 sq ft
$209,900 : 8903 W Daley Lane, Peoria4 beds, 2.50 bathsHome size: 2,188 sq ftLot size: 16,219 sq ft
$130,000 : 8882 W Piute Avenue, Peoria2 beds, 2.00 bathsHome size: 1,448 sq ftLot size: 4,488 sq ft
$180,000 : 9247 W Black Hill Road, Peoria4 beds, 2.00 bathsHome size: 2,337 sq ftLot size: 7,195 sq ft
$199,900 : 18825 N 96th Avenue, Peoria2 beds, 2.00 bathsHome size: 1,653 sq ftLot size: 7,260 sq ft
$170,000 : 7209 W Lone Tree Trail, Peoria4 beds, 3.00 bathsHome size: 3,110 sq ftLot size: 7,200 sq ft
$125,000 : 8713 W Mcrae Way, Peoria2 beds, 1.75 bathsHome size: 1,560 sq ftLot size: 7,200 sq ft
$165,000 : 6731 W Bloomfield Road, Peoria4 beds, 3.00 bathsHome size: 2,364 sq ftLot size: 10,986 sq ft
$154,900 : 39410 N Quintero Lane, Unit 2, Peoria2 beds, 2.00 bathsHome size: 1,852 sq ftLot size: 1,825 sq ft
$199,000 : 19839 N 86th Avenue, Peoria2 beds, 2.00 bathsHome size: 1,691 sq ftLot size: 8,587 sq ft
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