* – indicates new to team
+ – indicates injury
1. Atlanta Braves
Their depth will be tested this year, but they are the team to beat in the NL East.
2. New York Mets
With their new owner in place they are built to win now and for the near future as well.
3. Philadelphia Phillies
Bringing in Dave Dombrowski to run the front office means they won’t be penny pinching and want to win now.
4. Miami Marlins
In a full 162-game season it will be harder to clinch a Wild Card spot, but don’t be surprised if they do.
5. Washington Nationals
Last season was a disaster and while they should be better this year, the rest of the division got better.
Player to Watch: OF Ronald Acuna Jr. – Atlanta Braves
Best Acquisition: SS Francisco Lindor – New York Mets
New Kid on the Block: P Sixto Sanchez – Miami Marlins Continue reading
Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Houston’s lineup has gotten hot at the right time. If not for an influx of runs scored by Oakland in Game 3 it would have been a clean sweep for the Astros. Continue reading
American League Division Series
1. Tampa Bay Rays vs. 5. New York Yankees
Just as expected the Rays pitching and some timely hitting led to their sweep of Toronto in the Wild Card series. Continue reading
American League Wild Card Series
1. Tampa Bay Rays vs. 8. Toronto Blue Jays
Don’t scoff at the Rays being the best team in a 60-game season. They did accomplished this feat in ways most teams can’t. Continue reading
NL MVP – SS Javier Baez – Chicago Cubs
AL MVP – OF Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels
NL Cy Young – Mike Soroka – Atlanta Braves
AL Cy Young – Mike Clevinger – Cleveland Indians
NL Rookie of the Year – 3B Carter Kieboom – Washington Nationals
AL Rookie of the Year – OF Luis Robert – Chicago White Sox
NL Manager of the Year – Mike Shildt – St. Louis Cardinals
AL Manager of the Year – Bob Melvin – Oakland Athletics Continue reading