Wednesday, March 31, 2010

MLB Preview: Is there anybody that will actually read this?

With college basketball FINALLY nearing it's end, we can focus on the one sport we all love with equal enthusiasm and passion: Major League Baseball. I can't wait to watch a bunch of overpaid, 'roided up baseball players slug their way through 7 months of games. That's right people, 7 months of games. JOY!

I have taken in upon myself to rank how each team will finish the season in each division. I am by no means a baseball expert and I think it will be interesting to see how accurate (or not inaccurate) I actually am at the end of the season.

The American League:

1. Boston
2. New York
3.Tampa Bay
4. Toronto
5. Baltimore

Breakdown: This is almost an exact replica of last years list. It's almost always going to be New York or Boston at the top. The one year exception was when Tampa took the division in 2008. Boston added John Lackey and Adrian Beltre to the team, two guys that should be able to make a good team better. Let's hope Ortiz is off his post-steroids slump. New York Sucks.

1. Detroit
2. Minnesota
3. Chicago
4. Kansas City
5. Cleveland

Breakdown: Detroit added Johnny Damon to the lineup. A veteran winner that has won championships in New York and in Boston. The Tigers already have a decent batting lineup and a good pitching roster with Bonderman, Verlander and Zumaya. Chicago is in turmoil as Ozzie Guillen is holding on by a thread to his job and their roster is old. The loss of Joe Nathan for the Twins is devastating. Cleveland Sucks.

1. Seattle
2. Los Angeles
3. Texas
4. Oakland

Breakdown: Seattle added some major pitching firepower by signing former Cy Young winner Cliff Lee. Felix Hernandez is a great pitcher already and Erik Bedard is pretty decent. The X factor will be Milton Bradley. Can he keep his head together and produce like he did in Texas or will he implode and be a liability like he did for the Cubs? Mr. Bradley, I am a HUGE fan of your Monopoly board game.

The National League (AKA The Minor League):

1. Philadelphia
2.New York
3. Atlanta
4. Florida
5. Washington

Breakdown:Roy Halladay joins the Phighting Phils in place of Cliff Lee and this in an upgrade. The Phillies were in their second World Series in a row and lost to New York. The addition of Halladay is huge. Their batting is still solid with Howard, Rollins and Mac's manlove interest Utley. Look for the Mets to suck it up again this year.

1. St. Louis
3. Cincinnati
4. Houston
5. Pittsburgh

Breakdown:The Cards have Pujols and as long as they have him they will be in contention. They still have Carpenter and Wainwright, which is a helluva two headed monster on the mound. The rest of the Central is rather pedestrian. The Cubbies could make a run for it but I think they lack the pitching depth to do so. Cincy always starts off hot and then totally blows it. Look for more of the same.

1. Los Angeles
2. San Francisco
3. Colorado
4. Arizona
5. San Diego

Breakdown:The is my least favorite division in baseball. I hate all of the teams. I pick LA to win because they have great bats and Joe Torre as the manager. The Giants will give them some heat behind Tim Lincecum. The rest of the division is awful.

World Series:
Los Angeles vs. Boston

Winner: Boston

I hope you enjoyed that. Again, I know very little about baseball. I follow it and can talk semi-intelligently about it. That's about how I qualify for doing this. If you disagree or want to do your own rankings, feel free to do so.


  1. Can you please learn how to SPACE YOUR ARTICLES CORRECTLY!!!!!

  2. Corrected - NEXT TIME - Boogie can do his own crap...


    And no, I didn't read it....I just saw where you ranked my beloved Reds...and you probably were a little too high on them, haha...

  4. I space correctly as I am typing and then when it is posted it comes out crazy looking. Shut up.