Posted on: November 13, 2009 11:35 pm
AL Rookie of the Year: Elvis Andrus, TEX
Andrus should win the AL ROY in a pretty weak group. He did the small things like stealing bases while playing solid defense every night. If not Andrus, look for Andrew Bailey from the A's to win it.
NL Rookie of the Year: Tommy Hanson, ATL
With an 11-4 record and a 2.89 ERA, Hanson should, in my opinion, easily take home the NL ROY. If not Hanson, I like J.A. Happ from the Phillies to take it.
AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez, SEA
King Felix takes this one for his impressive season, including winning 19 games for the lowly Mariners. If not him, look for Zack Greinke from the Royals to certainly take home the Cy.
NL Cy Young: Tim Lincecum, SF
Not only the best pitcher in the NL, but in the MLB, I like strikeout artist Timmy Lincecum to defend his Cy. If not, look for one of the Cardinals 1-2 to win it. And don't forget about a sleeper in Dan Haren of Arizona.
AL MVP: Joe Mauer, MIN
You have to love Mauer, my pick for the AL MVP. With a crazy batting average and career highs in home runs and runs batted in, I don't see anyone coming close to beating out Mauer.
NL MVP: Albert Pujols, STL
Like the AL MVP, I expect Pujols to easily take this one home. A home run machine, RBI machine, and in my opinion best player in the MLB, I see Pujols as the clear cut MVP in the NL.
Posted on: July 25, 2009 6:36 pm
Edited on: July 27, 2009 5:01 pm
Going out and acquiring Mark DeRosa was a very nice move to start things off for St.Louis. This is a guy who can hit for a good average (.265 on the season) and has some power in his bat (16 home runs). Then they go out and get Matt Holliday from Oakland, who, despite having a bit of a down year, brings power and strong protection for a team that desparately needs it.
Of course the Cardinals have the best player hands down in the MLB, Albert Pujols. Getting guys like Holliday and DeRosa around him will make his already amazing numbers even better. One of the most underrated players in the MLB is Ryan Ludwick. He has a lot of power and can rack up RBI.
Don't forget about some of the other guys. Skip Schumaker, Rick Ankiel, Colby Rasmus, and All Star catcher Yadier Molina are all great pieces on this Cardinals roster.
Then you get to the pitching. One of the best 1-2 punches pitching-wise is Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright. Throw in guys like Joel Pineiro, who is getting better and better, Kyle Lohse, and Todd Wellemeyer. Plus the emergence of closer Ryan Franklin has solidified the Cardinals as a very solid pitching team.
This is a team that I see as the third best in the National League, after the Phillies and Dodgers. With Albert Pujols, Matt Holliday, Chris Carpenter, and Adam Wainwright, who knows how far this Cardinals team can go?
One guy I should have mentioned but did not was Julio Lugo. Acquiring a guy like him provides more depth, as well as a guy who can maintain the top of the order.
This is definitely a team that I would not want my Phillies to face in the postseason, at all.
Posted on: May 3, 2009 12:30 pm
All for now.
Posted on: May 18, 2008 12:32 am
1. Brandon Webb (does 9-0 mean something)
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