2017 NL Awards

MVP: Kyle Schwarber. One of few players to ever be compared to Babe Ruth. He is now fully healthy and is batting atop the lineup. He only needs to stay healthy. Rookie of the Year: Hunter Renfroe. PCL MVP in 2016. Only player to every hit a home run atop the Metal Supply Co. building at Petco Park. He is sure to be the leader of the Padres lineup. Comeback player of year: Either Kyle Schwarber, Adam Wainwright or Joe Panik, depending on who qualifies. Manager of the Year: Terry Collins. Most are counting the Mets out when it comes Continue reading 2017 NL Awards

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2017 AL Awards

MVP: Francisco Lindor. Having Brantley and Encarnacion in the lineup gives Lindor more protection. He was the clear leader of that lineup last year with Brantley gone the entirety of 2016. His glove is the best in the world, and he had no fear of the intensity of the playoffs. Should just get better and better. Cy Young: Masahiro Tanaka. Despite awful first start, his numbers have gotten better and better each year. He is a high risk, high reward pitcher with many medical experts stating that he could blow out his arm at any time due to past injuries. Continue reading 2017 AL Awards

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National League 2017 Regular Season

West Dodgers – 93-69: They stole the Giants’ set-up man in Sergio Romo, re-signed Jansen and Turner and Hill, and traded for Forsythe. Once Urias is brought up from extended Spring Training, he could bring LA to the next level. Ryu and McCarthy are now healthy as well. Rockies – 86-76: Hiring Bud Black was probably the best move in Rockies history. They are deep everywhere. The Rotation is set and deliciously young. The X-factor is off course Greg Holland and the bullpen leading up to him. Even with Ian Desmond out for a while, there is plenty of offense Continue reading National League 2017 Regular Season

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American League 2017 Regular Season

West 1. Astros – 89-73: After a disappointing season from the bullpen, and an injury riddled season from the starting rotation, all there is is up. Brian McCann should help improve the pitching staff’s performance. 2. M’s – 88-74: With 223 homers in 2016 and a low team batting average of .259, the addition of Jean Segura atop the lineup should help produce more runs. James Paxton and Gallardo are the X-factors here. However, the performance of the slim bullpen is also an X-factor. 3. Rangers – 82-80: Another offseason with no significant changes in the pitching staff. The bullpen Continue reading American League 2017 Regular Season

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