Another Case Of Deja Vu
1. San Francisco 49ers
Every team needs to be healthy for a Super Bowl run, but this team really needs to stay healthy for that to happen.
2. Seattle Seahawks
Even with a little offseason drama involving QB Russell Wilson, they seemed to have brushed that off and are going back to work like it never happened.
3. Los Angeles Rams
They went big and sent off two future 1st round picks along with QB Jared Goff to get QB Matthew Stafford from Detroit. Now the onus is on head coach Sean McVay even more to recreate what they had not too long ago for a Super Bowl run.
4. Arizona Cardinals
If Arizona has a repeat of what happened in the second half of last season, head coach Kliff Kingsbury will be looking for a new job.
NL MVP – OF Ronald Acuna Jr. – Atlanta Braves
AL MVP – OF Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels
NL Cy Young – Jacob deGrom – New York Mets
AL Cy Young – Tyler Glasnow – Tampa Bay Rays
NL Rookie of the Year – OF Dylan Carlson – St. Louis Cardinals
AL Rookie of the Year – OF Jarred Kelenic – Seattle Mariners
NL Manager of the Year – Mike Shildt – St. Louis Cardinals
AL Manager of the Year – Carlie Montoyo – Toronto Blue Jays
* – indicates new to team
+ – indicates injury
1. St. Louis Cardinals
The acquisition of Nolan Arenado was a gift that they won’t soon squander.
2. Milwaukee Brewers
Their pitching staff has a few question marks, but their lineup is stacked and will keep them in contention.
3. Chicago Cubs
The signals that ownership has sent out indicates that this will be the last season with this current group of players.
4. Cincinnati Reds
It didn’t work last year and now they’ve lost their Cy Young winner in Trevor Bauer.
5. Pittsburgh Pirates
And the title of the worst team in baseball goes to…
Player to Watch: 3B Kris Bryant – Chicago Cubs
Best Acquisition: 3B Nolan Arenado – St. Louis Cardinals
New Kid on the Block: OF Dylan Carlson – St. Louis Cardinals