Posts for : April 2015

Taking A Look at the East: Washington Nationals

Finishing strong with the perceived divisional favorite. While I imagine their chances to fail are about as high, it’s no doubting that on paper, few teams compare with the Nationals. Washington Nationals Additions: Trea Turner (eventually), Dan Uggla, Yunel Escobar, Max Scherzer, Reed Johnson, Matt den Dekker Subtractions: Adam LaRoche, Rafael Soriano, Asdrubal Cabrera, Ross Detwiler, Steven Souza, Tyler Clippard, Jerry Blevins Rock-Solid Win Prediction: 98-64 A good deal of turnover won’t change that the…

Taking A Look at the East: Miami Marlins

(Apologies. Life’s been getting in the way a little, but here I am to continue this series to a speedy end.) Miami Marlins Additions: Aaron Crow, Dee Gordon, Dan Haren, Mat Latos, Mike Morse, David Phelps, Martin Prado, Ichiro Suzuki Subtractions: Chris Hatcher, Andrew Heaney, Nathan Eovaldi, Garrett Jones, Casey McGehee, Andrew McKirahan (!) Rock-Solid Win Prediction: 81-81 For some reason, the Marlins seem to be a pick by many to surprise in 2015, but…

3 Reasons the Braves Will Miss the 2015 Playoffs (About.com)

Over the next couple of days, I will look into my crystal ball and try to tell the future. Today’s prediction looked into three reasons why the Braves will miss the playoffs. Will Wandy Rodriguez and Eric Stults prove that someone should have promised real money to them? Will Mike Minor‘s shoulder hold up? Who’s getting the ball to Craig Kimbrel? And who is capable of posting reasonably good offensive numbers outside of Freddie Freeman?…

Taking A Look at the East: New York Mets

Yesterday, I began a short and not so sweet look at the NL East, starting with the Phillies. For fans of other teams that may be visiting the blog, I perfectly realize that I’m not an expert on your franchise. Hell, I might be very wrong about some assumptions I am making. But, my win prediction – you can take that to the bank. I wouldn’t call it rock solid unless it was after all.…