Happy Easter to all!
Some quick thoughts.
Today also happens to be the beginning of the 2010 MLB season and that's always a good day. ESPN is featuring the Yanks vs Red Sox tonight, (one of the best rivalries in sports) as the season opener. That means I get to listen to Miller and Morgan butcher the facts as they usually do. I thought the Yanks would have signed either Matsui or Damon, but Cashman let them both walk away. It'll be weird seeing the WS MVP in an Angels uniform, but he read the market right and jumped on a contract fast.
If the Rays get good starting pitching, the AL East will be a three way race. By the way, have you ever wondered why they changed their name from the Devil Rays? The word Devil wasn't a popular word for some in Florida.
The Phillies are my pick to go to the World Series again unless Lidge can't rebound and they don't trade for a closer in July from the NL. I'll be rooting for the crazy Dodgers to win their division and then beat the Phillies, but the Rockies are strong too and could edge out LA. The idiot pundit class seems to have forgotten that the Dodgers owned Colorado last year in head to head play. I dislike the Mets almost as much as the Red Sox, but I kind of felt sorry for them a little with all the injuries they had last year. I think the pundits are too giddy over the Braves too. How does Florida always develop such great talent?
Will the Cubs finally get back to the big dance or even make the playoffs? The Cardinals will be tough to beat in that division.
The Twins need to replace their injured closer or the White Sox will beat them out, but that team is always competitive and they do have a great offense this year and a new ball park. The Dome will be missed.
And I never underestimate the Angels. The Mariners improved their team immensely, but still are lacking in the hitting department. I'm not sure what to make of Texas. They are a good team and will be in the mix, but the heat during the summer is a killer.
Who do you root for and what do you expect? I know I missed writing about a lot of teams.