6 thoughts on “MLB 2023

  1. AL East
    Blue Jays
    Yankees
    Rays
    Orioles
    Red Sox

    AL Central
    Guardians
    Twins
    White Sox
    Tigers
    Royals

    AL West
    Angels
    Mariners
    Astros
    Athletics
    Rangers

    AL wildcards: Yankees, Mariners, Rays

    NL East
    Braves
    Phillies
    Mets
    Marlins
    Nationals

    NL Central
    Brewers
    Cardinals
    Reds
    Pirates
    Cubs

    NL West
    Padres
    Dodgers
    Giants
    Diamondbacks
    Rockies

    NL wildcards: Phillies, Mets, Dodgers

    World Series: Braves over Blue Jays

    AL MVP: Shohei Ohtani, Angels
    NL MVP: Matt Olson, Braves

    AL Cy Young: Alek Manoah, Blue Jays
    NL Cy Young: Max Fried, Braves

    AL rookie of the year: Anthony Volpe, Yankees
    NL rookie of the year: Corbin Carroll, Diamondbacks

    I’ll justify some of my picks later today or tomorrow. Had to get them posted before the day’s games.

  2. What below the Braves again? At least we above the Mets. Haha

    I love the Angels pick at one, but Astros third? That was a great team the Phillies lost to last year.

  3. I’ve been watching Mariner highlights now that Kolten Wong is on the team. The highlights have been difficult to watch. The M’s pitching has been awful. Wong’s defense hasn’t looked all that great either. On the bright side, their hitting has been solid.

    1. They’re a good team and it’s early in the season. I’m predicting a let-down season for the Astros, which is why I have the Ms finishing second in the West. It’s a bit of a reach, I admit, but this team was surprisingly good last year and they have the most exciting second-year position player in the majors.

      If Wong’s defense is no good, it’s a huge problem for sure. Hopefully (for the Ms and their fans) this is just early-season rust.

    2. I don’t know if I’d go so far as saying Wong is “no good,” but he’s not make making any great plays–and he missed on two plays that could have won the game. (They may not have been errors, but had he made one of them, they would have won.)

      Put that aside though–they’re pitching needs get a lot better; maybe their bullpen especially.

  4. I don’t watch a lot of other MLB teams, but the M’s seem to have a really good starting rotation–Luis Castillo, Bryce Miller, George Kirby, and Logan Gilbert.

    Wong’s still struggling though. Sad to see.

    By the way, this is the first time I got to watch Aaron Judge. He crushed several homers–talk about getting all of the ball. Somehow his swing looks more powerful than most other batters. How big is that dude? He looks huge.

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