I was able to catch the end of the Cardinals’ game and came away with only one thought. How is Izzy any better than last year? Well I guess I can answer my own question, he didn’t blow the lead. But he still looked shaky by letting two runners on. Nice battle Bennett won. So here goes my predictions:
American League Predictions
AL East Boston Red Sox–Love the pitching
AL Central Cleveland Indians–Unsure of this pick until I heard about Kenny Rogers
AL East Oakland A’s–Pitching is deep if Harden is healthy
Wild Card Detroit Tigers–Will slip some with Rogers out until July
Division Series Boston over Detroit; Cleveland over Oakland
League Championship Series Indians over Red Sox
National League Predictions
NL East Philadelphia Phillies–Still need to upgrade bullpen
NL Central Milwaukee Brewers–End reign of St. Louis/Houston division titles
NL West L.A. Dodgers–Best pitching staff in NL. Well balanced lineup.
Wild Card St. Louis Cardinals–Will acquire another arm and bat during season.
Division Series Dodgers over Cardinals Brewers over Phillies
League Championship Series Dodgers over Brewers
World Series Dodgers over Indians
Yes I would love to be wrong and the Cardinals win it. But I don’t think in this era of parity that the Cards will repeat.
Rookie of the Year
Comeback Player of the Year
The new indepedent league team in Marion is making some news. They announced that the most famous little league pitcher of the last 20 years, Danny Almonte, will be a member of their team.