31 Mar 2013
A quick break from vacation to get my picks in before the season starts in a few hours. As always, follow these at your own risk.
4- Red Sox
To me Tampa is a great team people seem to forget about. Their pitching is great and I think Myers will provided them with the big stick they need when they call him up at the end of April. I love Toronto’s offseason, but not enough to put them on top. I get the bandwagon that thinks the Yankees finish in last, but I don’t see it. Sure they are old and injured, but they can pitch and that should keep them out of the basement. Plus, lets not forget how truly bad Boston was last year, why should we expect them to climb over New York? I say the Yankees finish third with 85 wins and miss the playoffs. The surprise is probably the Baltimore pick, but I think their luck in one-run games runs out and they certainly won’t surprise anyone this year.
3- Kansas City
Detroit is the class of this division.
I think the Angels run away with it, but Oakland and Texas are the wild cards. That is in part do to how epically bad Houston will be. I would guess 110 losses for them.
Hard to see anyone catching the Nats this year, but Atlanta will give them a run.
3- St. Louis
Now that Houston is gone, this might be the most competitive division in baseball. I think the Reds hold off a surprising Pirates club.
5- San Diego
The Dodgers may be the fashionable pick, but I will take the winners of two of the last three titles.
Texas over Oakland in the wild card
Detroit over Tampa
Angles over Texas
Angels over Detroit
Atlanta over LA in the wild card
Nats over Atlanta
Cincinnati over San Fran
Nats over Cincinnati
Nats over Angels- at least something works in D.C.
Finally a toast to the two greatest words in the English language- PLAY BALL. I can’t wait to hear them tomorrow afternoon.