Division WinnersALE: Red SoxALC: TigersALW: AngelsALWC: Indians
NLE: PhilliesNLC: BrewersNLW: PadresNLWC: Rockies
AL MVP: Miguel CabreraNL MVP: Chase Utley
AL CY: CC SabathiaNL CY: Cole Hamels
Homerun Leaders: Howard, A-RodERA Leaders: Hamels or Santana, HalladayStrikeout Leaders: Peavy or Santana, Halladay or Sabathia
AL Surprise Team: Tampa Bay RaysNL Surprise Team: Washington Nationals
AL Disappointing Team: New York YankeesNL Disappointing Team: Cubs
WS: I agree, Phillies over Tigers!!
You think the Red Sox will win 98 games with that rotation?
And the Yankees only 92 with basically the same rotation but a better offense?
I think they'll get much different years from Padillia and Millwood, as well as solid seasons from Kinsler and Young, and MVP consideration worthy numbers from Hamilton. They'll also get 2003-2006 Hank Blalock back. When I look at the Athletics' pitching staff, I see a pitching staff no better than Texas', and possibly the worst outfield in baseball, on both sides of the ball.
In Texas, I expect big things from catcher, second base, shortstop, third base, center field, and MAYBE first base.In Oakland, I expect big things from first base, and maybe catcher.
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Congrats on your first Cy Young award!
"That's a lot of if's though."
Indeed. But I don't think M-Young is an if at all, and I think Kinsler will keep on getting better.
"Harden (if he's healthy)"
Perhaps a bigger "if" than anything in Texas.
"That can change though if I can actually figure out who the heII their #4 and 5 pitchers are."
I think they're gonna go with Jason Jennings and Kason Gabbard.
Gabbard is actually not too bad.
His mechanics stink, though.