- Created: Thursday, 29 March 2012 11:19
- Written by Behe
The Boys of Summer are back. The grass needs mowing, mens softball leagues are beginning, and cookouts every weekend have commenced. It's baseball season, folks. The 2012 season has lofty expectations to live up to after last years monumental collapse by both the Braves and BoSOx in the waining weeks of the season (including 2 walk off homers on the last night of the season that determined the Wild Card). Then the Cardinals collectively ripped the heart out of all Rangers fans. (Don't worry Rangers fans this year will be the year). To the crazy off season that sent a tidal wave sized shift in power to the AL. But, good news Bucco fans: no more Pujols (48 career HR) or Prince (27 career HR) who rank No. 1 and No. 4 respectively in career HRs given up by the Buccos pitchers.
Now, though, we are in the last days of spring training, rosters are being widdled down to 25, and the Mariners and A's are playing a few irrelevant regular season games in Japan. Yes you just read that correctly fantasy baseball has started and hopefully you realized that and didn't bench Dustin Ackley or Yoenis Cespedes, cause the baseball gods know that I did. 2012 will be a season to remember, because they are all special in their own way. Milestones will be reached and players will decline or improve just as last year did and those in years past. Baseball is both predictable and unpredictable at the same time. This year will be both exciting and boring at the same time, as well.
But enough with the contradicting talk, let's move onto some actual predictions. Feel free to send me YOUR picks. If we get enough people I'm sure we can find something to give away. Here are the rules: pick the winner of each division, the wild card teams, the AL and NL MVPs, the Cy Young winners for each leage, the ROYs for each league (rookie of the year, lest anyone be confused), and then pick the playoff winners. Here are my picks:
AL East New York Yankees AL Central Detroit Tigers AL West Texas Rangers AL Wild Cards Toronto Blue Jays and LA Angels AL MVP Miguel Cabera Detroit Tigers AL Cy Young Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers AL ROY Yoenis Cespedes OF Oakland Athletics
NL East Washington Nationals NL Central Milwaukee Brewers NL West SF Giants NL Wild Cards Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds NL MVP Ryan Zimmerman Washington Nationals NL Cy Young Matt Cain SF Giants NL ROY Bryce Harper OF Washington Nationals
World Series Champions TEXAS RANGERS
There you go Texas Ranger fans! The Rangers will make it over the hump this year and finally bring home the title.
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