posted on Apr.03, 2012
I saved the best two divisions for last! AL and NL East. But before I get to that, why are the Cardinals playing one game game in Miami on Wednesday? As in, it’s a one game series, then the teams hit the road for other series? The scheduling office confuses me.
posted on Mar.30, 2012
All right we covered the West last week, with less than a week until Opening Day (unless you’re a Mariners or A’s fan), let’s get to the Central Divisions. Next week will be the East predictions. Okay, first my general overview of these two divisions. In the AL, the Indians are a now team. I think that they have better pitching, such as Ubaldo Jimenez, than the Tigers, but the Tigers will surely make things interesting. The Royals, despite the losses of Joaquim Soria and Salvador Perez, are ready to start competing. The White Sox are rebuilding and have to deal with the Adam Dunn albatross and have a new manager, none of which are recipes for success. In the NL, the Reds are a now team. I also think Ryan Braun is going to have a down season with the steroids issue following him all season, no Prince Fielder behind him. The Brew Crew pitchers will have to adjust to a different style of team from last year. I don’t think they are ready for that. The Cardinals have a new manager and no Albert. The Pirates will hopefully continue to fight, maybe even to 82-80, and be the most exciting .500 team in baseball.
posted on Mar.23, 2012
Spring Training is long. Too Long for some of us. But it’s also the best time for gutsy, and some less gutsy, predictions for the season. So here is the first of a three part series, predictions for the divisions this coming season, starting in the west, we will hit the AL and NL West, next week is the AL and NL Central, then finally the AL and NL East just in time for opening day. And by the way, Opening day is technically five days away, March 28 in Tokyo, Felix Hernandez for the Marinersm, Brandon McCarthy for the A’s. Nothing like a 6AM first pitch. It technically is an A’s home game, since nobody goes to them in Oakland anyway. Anyway, speaking on AL West teams, let’s GET ON WITH IT!!!
posted on Mar.16, 2012
For those sports fans are not too engulfed with March Madness (which is probably very few), some news trickled out of Yankee camp today that will turn that frown upside down: Andy Pettitte signed a Minor League deal with the Yankees for this upcoming season!! Yankee Doodle Andy is back in pinstripes, coming out of retirement to pitch with the Bombers. (continue reading…)
posted on Mar.02, 2012
I figured today was a good time to write this with New York beginning their Spring Training slate today against USF in Tampa. The Yankees made deals in the off-season to bolster their starting rotation, we know that. Now they have the depth (and quality, now that AJ Burnett is gone), but who will be the top 5? We know CC Sabathia is going to be on the mound at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg when the Yanks open the season on April 6th, but who will be behind him? (continue reading…)