In this special sport thought blog, I am going to give my thoughts on the upcoming season. It will be a long one for me as a Cubs fan but I enjoy baseball and its rich history. Here are my thoughts short and to the point. It will be fun to see how this comes along through out this season.
AL East Winner
Toronto Blue Jays – It is simple. The O’s and Rays will take a few steps back. Red Soxes and Yankees are either hurt or rebuilding. I do not see O’s still going on the run like they did last year. I would not be shocked to see a few wild cards coming out of this part of the league. Blue Jays did a few trades and rebuild that pitching relation. It will be fun to watch this team raise up to where they were in my child hood.
AL Central Winner
Detroit Tigers – Why not? This is a very sexy pick and I know just everyone in Detroit and outside are picking this team. Great pitching and hitting. Their defense is still under question but it will be fun to watch this team. Indians were busy but I do not think they are good enough. Royals are supposed to be good every year and I think they will fail like they normal do. White Soxs and Twins are just bad.
AL West Winner
Texas Rangers – I still love this team even though they loss a few players to free agency. I do not trust the Angels pitching but their line up and defense is pretty sick in a good way. Oakland A’s like the O’s, they were lucky last year and I wish them the best of luck this upcoming season. I just do not see them doing what they did last season. They are a good team and Billy Bean always finds players to play over their limits. Seattle will be pretty but how much. Will it be enough to take over the two offense powers of the Rangers and Angels? This is the toughest division in the league.
Washington Nationals – I am not a dumb person. This team is stock with talent. This is their year that they will make some noise even though it came one year sooner. Their starting pitchers will pitch all year-long with no limits. Defense and offense is sexy but do not forget about Braves. Mets and Miami will be at the bottom. The Philadelphia will be good but aging team. You have ask how much do they have left in the tank. They will make some noise. I will not be shocked that two wild cards come out of this part of the league.
Cincinnati Reds – I hate to say it. I do not think they are really that good but this division just flat-out bad. Cubs and Pirates will be fighting for the last spot. Brewers and Cardinals will be fighting for second or third. This is just a painful division from top to bottom.
San Francisco Giants – I really like this team to get to the playoffs again. I know the Dodgers are good too. They are just like the Blue Jays. They made a ton of moves in the off season. This is going to be fun to watch this shape up.
Wild Card Winners AL
Wild Winners NL
Kansas City Royals
World Series Match Up
World Series Winner
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