Tuesday, July 24, 2012

NL North Preview

The Buffalo Wings finished last season in the cellar of the NL North. The last time the Wings finished last in the division they went on to win 6 straight division titles! They weren't overly busy in spring training adding P's Andres Cabrera and Michael Jackson. They will be helping a very good pitching staff that includes SP's Jamie MartinJimmie Bocachica, and ace of the staff Sean Waters. They are led offensively by 3B Carlos Arias,  1B Gerardo Espinoza, and CF Felipe Soriano.

Predicition: 1st 92-70

The Detroit Grass Lakes finished last season as the division winners and will look to repeat as the champs this season. They made no major additions through FA or trades, but Detroit has a very good team already. This is a very young roster that will compete for many seasons with Detroit. 1B Cliff Brooks, DH/C Vernon Wise, and SS Antonio Ni lead the charge offensively while ace of the staff Tomas DeLeon is backed by a bevy of excellent pitchers in the bullpen including Corky Paige and Josias Navarro.

Prediction: 1st 93-69

The Burlington Coat Factories have been hovering around last place for quite awhile, but they are starting to show signs of contending for the division title after last season. They still have a little ways to go though I think, but they do have some very good players in CF Doyle Scott, 1B Pep Withers,  2B Juan Berroa,  and SP's Steve Hoffman and Chico Olivares.

Prediction: 4th 77-85

The Cleveland Penguins have been a very good, solid team the past couple seasons. They will be looking to try and get on top of the division this season taking that next step. With no major additions they will rely primarily on players returning from last season. 1B Brian Bruce, SS Brian Dresden and C John Keats lead the offense with SPs Clay ColesLeon Gold, and Fausto Velazquez lead a solid pitching staff.

Prediction: 3rd 86-76

Top Pitcher will be Sean Waters.
Top Hitter will be Cliff Brooks.

No comments:

Post a Comment