Alright first of all let me welcome you to my new web site. I hope you enjoy it. I have linked out to some interesting web sites that I enjoy. For my first post I am not getting into as much depth. I am going to pick my division winners, dark horses, and a few other things.
Now lets get started!
AL East: Boston Red Sox
AL Central: Chicago White Sox
AL West: Texas Rangers
Wild Card: New York Yankees
Dark Horse: Oakland A’s
NL East: Philadelphia Phillies
NL Central: Cincinnati Reds
NL West: San Francisco Giants
Wild Card: Atlanta Braves
Dark Horse: Chicago Cubs (Note: My definition of a Dark Horse is someone most people are not picking. If I had to select my NL Central I would say 1) Reds 2) Cardinals 3) Brewers 4) Cubs as of today. I am just saying I believe the Cubs have a shot at coming out of nowhere and maybe making a run and/or winning a Wild Card/Division.)
AL MVP: Robinson Cano/Josh Hamilton….injury concerns about Hamilton so I am leading toward Cano.
NL MVP: Joey Votto/Albert Pujols….whichever wins the Division so I am leaning toward Votto.
AL Cy Young: Jon Lester…dominate stuff and chance for lots of Wins
NL Cy Young: Zack Greinke…Dominate stuff, fairly weak hitting division, first year in NL so many hitters haven’t seem him live.
AL Rookie of the Year: Desmond Jennings….Pretty much guaranteed At-bats with lots of speed.
NL Rookie of the Year: Aroldis Chapman…Arguably the world’s hardest thrower ever…105mph FB & 91mph Slider. It’s his to lose.
AL Manager of the Year: Joe Girardi…If he can lead the Yankees to the playoffs with a rotation of : 1) CC 2) Hughes 3) Burnett 4) Nova 5) Garcia/Prior/Joba/ Mitre/Colon/Betances/Banuelos you’ll have to give him props.
NL Manager of the Year: Mike Quade…Chicago could make a big turnaround, voters like this.