- The Twins are about to sign Josh Willingham, who is above age 30 but still in his prime and we should expect one around 30 homer season from him as a twin. He will also get some RBI and help the Twins get a few wins. he’s an average fit and his defense is average too, which isn;t bad because the Twins line-up looks a whole lot nicer with him.. He’s the expect five hitter for them and will constantly show off his pop. It’s a solid signing but the best will defiantly come this year but probably with a decent follow-up signing. He should do well in a lot of key factors such as clutch, within the division and hitting a Target Field well. This deal is undetermined in amount of years yet, but would be perfect and 4 is okay.
- The Diamondbacks signed Takashi Saito, and even though he’s older I still see him begin what he was for the Brewers, a great setup man a nd reliever with a low ERA. He can do all this through 2013. It’s a one year deal and a great fit. Awesome and very smart move by the D’Backs, I expect the Diamondbacks bullpen to improve a ton and great stats and success from Saito, even though his ERa could rise a little in Arizona, not above 2.55. adding Saito and Breslow to Putz will make for an easy 7-8-9
- Phillies- The best, no question
- Red Sox- Really Good, easily better than the Yankees
- Braves- I can’t find many negatives
- Yankees- Starters and Injuries a concern but a good team
- Brewers- Hottest in baseball and Weeks isn’t even back yet
- Rangers- Ready for another deep postseason run
- Diamondbacks- Look better than the Giants but not very established yet
- Giants- Lincecum has been a n ace as has Cain and Vogelsong and Sanchez have been a great supporting cast. No offense though
- Tigers- If the starters can come around they are a pretty deep team
- Rays- The wrong division, one of the most talented teams in the MLB, bright future
- Cardinals- Berkman, Holliday and Pujols won’t make it easy on Brewers but Garcia struggles are big trouble
- Indians- Ubaldo will help but just aren’t THAT good
- Angels- Wells is killing them but Santana is hot and Trumbo is a very talented player
- White Sox- If Dunn comes around, watch out, Humber being out hurts though
- Blue Jays- Above average but this isn’t their year to shine
- Pirates- A .500 team, finally. If Alvarez comes around and they stay healthy could be much, much more
- Reds- Could climb up the list and come back very strong
- Rockies- Another team that had just one bad year and Tulo could light up September
- Marlins- Should being doing a lot better but dumb moves like demoting Morrison hurt
- Mets- Not a bad team but not a contender, yet
- Nationals- Could be next year’s surprise team with Strasburg back, both Zimmerman(n)s and a good year from Werth, don’t forget Harper, at the end of the year, either
- Twins- Need to come out the gate better but Nishioka is a bust and an easy out, the double play combo needs work
- Athletics- They look very good and I can’t see them not improving a lot next season
- Padres- Have some young and promising players but still a few years away
- Dodgers- Kemp is an MVP candidate and Ethier should come back strong starting this year
- Mariners- The starters look good and Wells and Carp look like future players but after that it’s hazy
- Orioles- Not a really good team and still years away from contending
- Cubs- With Hendry gone it could get better from here
- Royals- Their outfielders all look good and prospects are bright a better record is ahead
- Astros- Not much other than Altuve
- Red Sox
- Blue Jays
- White Sox
- Red Sox
- Blue Jays
- White Sox
INDAINS(11-4): FAKE- They are taking a step forward but every team goes through big win streaks and this is their’s for the year. After this streak is over there should be a lot of loses for the Indians and this streak will only give them a few more wins than most expected. They have a decent future but they need their pitching to develop some more and other than Chris Perez it won’t there this year. Their offense should win them some games though and I believe Choo and Asdrubal Cabrera will have their best season yet and Sozemore could come back strong with Santana but it just won’t all come together and at best they are a 70 win ball club.
MARLINS(8-6): REAL- They will be wild card contenders but ti will be tough and their offense might not be good enough. They need Mike Stanton to do really good though and with their young players they can stick in it. Morrison’s start is for is legit as is his power. Hanley and Johnson will be top players and the rest of the team will do very good. Javier Vazquez could be one of the best under the radar moves and their bullpen will be awesome. A lot to like and they will be consistent and win 85-90 games.
ROYALS(10-5): FAKE- There is a very tiny chance they could surprise and I like how this team is built to do okay now and ompete in a couple of seasons. The streak could last as long as month and they are better than the Indians and will have a longer streak. Their starters will bring them down because they won’t do that well after a while. They could get 75 wins at most still and could take a large step towards competing next year.
ROCKIES: REAL- They are good but the question is how good. They are good enough to win the NL West, I think. They just need to keep their pitching up and their offense needs to do great when the pitching falters and they have done that so far and there is no reason they won’t for most of the season. With Tulo playing like this they can’t have a bad game on offense and Tulo will could be the MVP and Cargo could too he just needs to start. They will have a tough road but with their second half success and this start it will be hard to fail. Just need Fowler and De La Rosa all season and they could never look back.
ANGELS: REAL- I can see them finishing second and being a few games over .500 with their team, especially will Scioscia at the helm.m Their starters could be awesome as long as Haren and Santana show up because I know Kazmir won’t at all. Their hitting will keep them there and I think they can stay. There key is that they need to play the A’s and Rangers to at least a .500 record to stay in contention, which I don’t see them doing but their record is real.
RED SOX(4-10)- FAKE- Duh, but I think it shows they don’t have enough pitching they need to be champions, Lackey could turn around or Beckett but no guarantees.
TWINS(5-10)- FAKE- They will surge back at some point, they have a great team and everything looks ok except they could have some more pitching issues and the injuries hurt which should keep them in third but they will get out of this hole and still have a winning record.
RAYS(6-9): FAKE- They should still finish in third they just need some more time to mesh together and when they do I think they will be a very tough team. Their depth and pitching is very good.
BREWERS(7-8): FAKE- Just give them time they are going to be in the playoffs or close. They are 7-4 since their bad start and their 1-6 hitters are some of the best in baseball to go with their starters and everything else.
BRAVES(7-9): FAKE- Same case as the Brewers exactly. Except they have a better shot at the playoffs, they may rebound just a tiny bit slow though.
|Braves||Nationals||5 to 1|
|White Sox||Indians||7 to 4|
|Cubs||Pirates||5 to 3|
|Blue Jays||Twins||6 to 5|
|Tigers||Yankees||9 to 3|
|Padres||Cardinals||4 to 3|
|Giants||Dodgers||5 to 2|
|Angels||Royals||6 to 3|
|Phillies||Astors||2 to 1|
|Rays||Orioles||6 to 0|
|Brewers||Reds||5 to 4|
|Rangers||Red Sox||6 to 5|
|Marlins||Mets||4 to 3|
|Athletics||Mariners||9 to 1|
|D’Backs||Rockies||5 to 3|
GIBSON: He’s going to be a great pitcher and he has a chance to become a power pitching ace. He’s going to be a big strikeout pitcher with good stuff, but not the best. He could be good with Liriano in the future but he might have some struggles in the majors at first and probably won’t have an ERA under 3.00. He will have many good games and he has a very bright future. He could be a great on the mound. He might need some time to develop in the majors. ETA: late 2011 or early 2012
TURNER: He could be better than Rick Porcello with some more seasoning. He has great stuff and looks very promising. He’s an ace in the making. He has great mechanics to and will put up some great stats in the majors. He’s tall and that will help him too, there isn’t much not to like. ETA: sometime in 2012
COMPARISON: Both could be very good and have a good chance to be good but Turner is juts better all-around he gets the edge here. Gibson will still be good just not quite as good. Turner will have better numbers and better mechanics, they are really close in stuff though. They both have legit shots to become aces and should both have good career’s but Turner’s is just going to be flat-out better.