From the Cleveland Indians almost combining to pitch a no-hit bid against the Houston Astros on April 9 to the Minnesota Twins not scoring their second run of the season until game five. And oh yeah, that guy named Alex Rodriguez is back.
But this might be the greatest time of the entire season. This is when many fans make overreactions on their favorite teams and players after just the first week of baseball.
Here are a few… Enjoy!
The Mets are the best team in New York. Ahhh a pretty fiery topic to start with, and one that many people believe at this moment. But slow your roll folks, the New York Yankees are still King. If this team stays healthy, they have a shot at the division crown or a one of the two wild cards at the very least. Not to mention, the Mets just lost their closer Jenrry Mejia to an 80-game suspension – classic. Don’t get me wrong, I like the Mets’ roster, but I just don’t believe the Yankees are ready to hand over the keys to the city just yet.
Adrian Gonzalez’s a lock for the NL MVP. It’s no question that the Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman is having a heck of a season thus far, batting .609 with five home runs, but chances are good he won’t be able to keep up this pace for much longer. It’s nice to see Gonzalez relevant again, but he’s in no way a lock for the NL MVP. You know Andrew McCutchen and Giancarlo Stanton are going to have something to say about that.
The San Francisco Giants will miss the playoffs. There’s no doubt that the rest of the NL West has caught up to the defending World Series champs, but it’s a bit early to give up on the Giants. Sure Los Angeles and the San Diego Padres have narrowed the gap in the division, but the Giants are a wild card team at the very least.
The New York Yankees will finish dead last in the AL East this season. Hah! Sure the Yankees have the most questions out of any team in the majors this season, but that’s not a bad thing. If their starting rotation can stay healthy and they can find their bats, the Yankees could be a dangerous team come September. They do have the best bullpen in the game after all.
The San Diego Padres will win the World Series. While I like all of the moves the Padres have made so far, I’m not quite convinced this team is ready for a World Series run. I do believe the Padres will make it to the NLCS, but they’ll get bounced by the Dodgers in six games. Next year is the Padres’ year.