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Big Predictions

April 6, 2012

I don’t have time to write a full blog right now. Baseball is on and I have a podcast to do. Check it out by the way! Here are my predictions for the final standings and awards, completely devoid of analysis:

NL West:

1. Arizona Diamondbacks

2. San Francisco Giants

3. Los Angeles Dodgers

4. Colorado Rockies

5. San Diego Padres

NL Central:

1. Cincinnati Reds

2. St. Louis Cardinals*

3. Milwaukee Brewers 

4. Pittsburgh Pirates

5. Chicago Cubs

6. Houston Astros

NL East:

1. Washington Nationals

2. Philadelphia Phillies*

3. Miami Marlins

4. Atlanta Braves

5. New York Mets

AL West:

1. Los Angeles Angels

2. Texas Rangers*

3. Seattle Mariners

4. Oakland A’s

AL Central:

1. Detroit Tigers

2. Kansas City Royals

3. Cleveland Indians

4. Minnesota Twins

5. Chicago White Sox

AL East:

1. New York Yankees

2. Boston Red Sox*

3. Tampa Bay Rays

4. Toronto Blue Jays

5. Baltimore Orioles

NL MVP:

Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers

AL MVP:

Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

NL Cy Young:

Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

AL Cy Young:

C.C. Sabathia

NL Rookie of the Year:

Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

AL Rookie of the Year:

Jesus Montero, Seattle Mariners

Feel free to tear me apart! Goodnight!

Episode 4 is in the Books!

March 27, 2012

Whoaaaaa…accidental pun! Score! Episode four of Three Up, Three Down is our best yet, if I do say so myself. We’ve got the typical divisional news, a little over/under action and we discuss our three “up” teams and three “down” teams. All in all, it was a fantastic show. Please check it out on iTunes, and don’t forget to like the Facebook page. Also, you can follow us on Twitter @3u3d for regular updates on the podcast.

Now, I’m working on a piece for the 3u3d blog right after this. It’s going to detail my picks for all the major awards. And you lucky readers get a sneak preview here:

NL MVP:

Matt Kemp -Come on, was it really going to be anyone else? He’s driving hard for the unprecedented 50/50 season. And if being snubbed in 2011 doesn’t light a fire under his ass, I don’t know what will.

NL Cy Young:

Clayton Kershaw – I know you WANT to call bias, but you can’t. He’s the reigning Cy winner and has all the makings of a repeat run. Give me 23 wins and 220 K’s this year, Clayton!

NL Rookie of the Year:

Bryce Harper- I hate to do that. The sexy pick. Ew. Especially a little douchebag who roots for the Lakers, Yankees, Duke and the Cowboys? Well, I can’t deny the kid’s talent.

AL MVP:

Miguel Cabrera – You know what they always say! Getting hit in the face by a baseball builds character! Right? Either way, Miggy is going 40/120 and leading the Tigers to the ALCS this year.

AL Cy Young:

C.C. Sabathia – The Yankees got better, and Sabathia was already a freak. He’s going 22 wins this year and will edge out last year’s winner, Justin Verlander for the award in 2012.

AL Rookie of the Year:

Jesus Montero – A fair trade for the Mariners, finally getting a promising young bat. I don’t think it will be a monstrous year by any means, but Montero will rake like no Mariner has raked in years.

There you have it. Head over to the Three Up, Three Down blog to get a more in-depth analysis of all my picks, as well as my final predicted standings! Give the podcast a listen and feel free to send in all your comments, criticisms and questions.


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