I have not posted a blog in awhile but here goes nothing...
Now that we are only 2 weeks away from the Super Bowl, pitchers and catchers are just around the corner. I see this upcoming baseball season as an exciting one, with many big name stars changing teams and many younger players coming into their own and claiming the starting spots. There are also many questions to be answered and here are a few that come to mind:
Will the 2012 Marlins be the baseball powerhouse that some predict or will they be the new version of the Bronx Zoo?
Can the Cardinals hope to excel in the NL Central when they lost their manager, pitching coach, and the best player in the game?
Can the Brewers absorb the loss of Fielder forever and Braun for the first 50 games if he is suspended?
What will the Angels do with Mark Trumbo and Kendry Morales now that Albert is aboard?
How good can Yu Darvish be after Nolan Ryan gets his hands on him this spring?
Where will the Nationals really end up in the standings if their large crop of young players...Espinosa, Ramos, Strasburg, Zimmerman, Desmond and Morse were one year wonders...and is Jason Werth up for a rebound?
How do the Braves stack up when three fifths of their starting rotation are questionable due to injury and they can't seem to hit?
Can the Yankees go into the season with confidence when the left side of their infield is a combined 75 years old with injury history and no one to back them up?
Can Don Mattingly push the Dodgers to greater heights when two of his three blue chips...Loney, Ethier...have lost their sparkle and their rotation after Kershaw has no sparkle at all?
These questions and 100 more should make for a great season...I am sure there will be tons of surprises in the standings and I will bet you will see some big names continue to be moved as the season goes on...Hold on for the ride!!!...