Spring, although you wouldn’t know it living in the east coast, is here. Time for Easter Egg hunting, The Kentucky Derby, and of course America’s Past-time ..Baseball. From T-Ball to the Major Leagues the excitement of rounding the bases and competing for a title within the diamond with the arrival of spring has hit it’s fever pitch. With the MLB season set to get started on Sunday Night I wanted to give a bold prediction or two about each team heading into the 2013 campaign. Because well…bold is what I do..Also, please check out “Perusing the Perimeter” Podcast where I will discuss some of these more in depth, my guests and I will hand out awards, and crown a Pre-season World Series champion..and now I present to you my list:
Arizona Diamondbacks: Paul Goldschimdt has a 40/20 season. Man is a beast!!
San Diego Padres: Luke Gregerson leads the team in saves with 32. ( My @FSWA Team sure hopes this one is right. )
San Franciso Giants: Tim Lincecum has a Sub 3.40 ERA. And Y’all stop hating on his hair… Timmy Slim Jim is bringing sexy back in 2013.
Colorado Rockies: Tyler Colvin Hits 30 Home Runs. I love me some Tyler Colvin…Don’t nobody be talking bad about Lou Pinella’s Boy!!!
Los Angeles Dodgers: Zack Grienke wins less games and has a higher ERA than Ted Lilly. I wouldn’t touch Greinke even if he was covered in bacon.
New York Mets: Johnathan Niese finishes the year with a better ERA than Matt Harvey….And it won’t be close.
Philadelphia Phillies: Dominic Brown finally stays with the club all year clubbing 20 plus home runs.
Atlanta Braves: Justin Upton has almost an identical year as the one he experienced in 2012. I am not sold on teh change of scenery and brotherly love improving his now Sub-B.J. Upton type game.
Miami Marlins: @LoMoMarlins will be no more on Twitter, once he is traded at some point this year.
Washington Nationals: Jayson Werth makes the All-Star team having a monster first half with 15-20 Home Runs.
Chicago Cubs: Carlos Marmol has more saves than Kyuji Fujikawa in a Cubs uniform.
St. Louis Cardinals: Jamie Garcia has a 3.50 ERA or lower. (Biased because we share the same birthday.)
Cincinnati Reds: Zack Cozart hits 20 + Home Runs.
Miwaukee Brewers: Kyle Loshe will struggle to make 10 starts. Scott Boras strikes agian.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Wandy Rodriguez has 140+ Strikeouts season.
Chicago White Sox: Jeff Keppinger hits 15 Home Runs and will have more RBIs than Dayan Viciedo.
Cleveland Indians: Drew Stubbs goes 20/30 (albeit with a .240 Average)
Kansas City Royals: Mike Moustakas hits 35 Home Runs and James Shields wins 20 + games.
Detroit Tigers: Rick Porcello has a 3.50 ERA or lower. (I am a believer of his spring.)
Minnesota Twins: Trevor Plouffe will smack less than 15 Home Runs.
New York Yankees: Curtis Granderson has more Home Runs and RBIs than Robinson Cano
Boston Red Sox: David Oritz and Jacoby Ellsbury play a total of less than 10 games together.
Tampa Bay Rays: Hellickson leads the team with a Sub-3.20 ERA
Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones wins the Triple Crown
Toronto Blue Jays: Colby Ramus has a higher batting average than Melky Cabrera
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Mike Trout never goes through “regression” and has a better sophomore season from his rookie campaign.
Oakland As: Last year wasn’t all just “Moneyball” Magic. The Oakland As will make a return to the postseason…somehow …someway.
Seattle Mariners:Mike Morse goes back to the Morse that was in Seattle the first time around.
Texas Rangers:Ron Washington fired before the year is over and the team has a winning record.
Houston Astros: On the doorstep of a projected worst season ever in Major League Baseball …I’ll leave this team alone…
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