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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Season 26 Preview - NL North

Season 25 Standings
1. Kansas City - 112-50
2. Pittsburgh - 77-85
3. Milwaukee - 76-86
4. Cleveland - 58-104

Team Previews
Kansas City
Additions - Tomas MesaBoots MunsonJose Segui
Subtractions - Orlando PosadaAl Bianucci
Net Effect - neutral
Status - Dynasty
Prediction - A division title is all but secured and the real question is if they can win three World Series in a row.

Pittsburgh

Additions - Daniel Ray Richard (promoted), Art Stein (promoted), Felipe Lugo (promoted)
Subtractions - Alan FlairAl CostillaAndres Valentin
Net Effect - positive
Status - the future has arrived
Prediction - Three very good prospects have been promoted to give Pittsburgh one of the better teams in the NL. KC will be too tough, though, and a 2nd place finish and Wild Card berth looks to be the best case scenario.

Milwaukee

Additions - Junior MonteroJeff Woods
Subtractions - Vic BonillaFreddy ShelbyRandy ShelleyEdgar Veras,
Net Effect - negative
Status - rebuilding
Prediction - Some very good moves by mtorab has put Milwaukee on the rebuilding track. 4th place is likely.

Cleveland

Additions - Jonathan GloadLuis AzocarAlan Glanville (promoted)
Subtractions - John IrabuLorenzo Ordaz
Net Effect - positive
Status - finished with rebuilding
Prediction - 2nd or 3rrd for a much improved Cleveland squad. Depends on promotion strategy - many quality players in AAA.

Cy Young - Alexi TerreroMule Service
MVP - Midre ValentinGuy Jones
ROY Lock - Felipe Lugo


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