MLB 2023 March 30, 2023March 30, 2023 “The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three-run homers.” Earl Weaver
6 thoughts on “MLB 2023”
AL wildcards: Yankees, Mariners, Rays
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.