Mets Slow Start, Brunson’s Dominance, and MLB Award Predictions

HOLBROOK, NY- Greetings and Happy Easter to you gentiles.  Here are today’s topics: Mets Slow Start, Brunson’s Dominance, and MLB Award Predictions.

Mets 

It’s been a bad start to the season for the New York Metropolitans. They’re 0-2, and the rotation woes that many of us worried would be the downfall of this team has reared its head early with lackluster performances from Jose Quintana and Luis Severino. Their longtime rival, Rhys Hoskins, has wreaked havoc in the opening series. Watching Hoskins destroy the Mets as he did for many years with the Phillies has been beyond irritating. It appears the Mets missed their opportunity to retaliate when Yohan Ramirez threw one behind Hoskins and was subsequently ejected. Despite the putrid first two games, it’s far too early to draw any real conclusions on this team. However as it stands this team’s rotation is flat out not good enough to compete in the NL. The Mets will turn to Tylor Megill to try to avoid being swept by the Brewers this afternoon.

Knicks

Jalen Brunson continues to play at an MVP level, dropping a career high 61 in San Antonio Friday Night. The Knicks currently sit as the number four seed in the east and are still not fully healthy. I’m not entirely sure what the starting five Thibs will roll out with everyone healthy, however I’d love to see Brunson, Hart, Anunoby, Randle and Robinson with Divencenzo, Hartenstein and McBride moving to the bench. I didn’t even mention Bogdanovic, Achiuwa or Shake Milton. This team, if fully healthy, has incredible depth and is one of the most dangerous teams in the NBA. I can’t wait to watch this team come playoff time.

Jacob Sternberg

MLB award predictions.

I’ve already written my MLB season preview so let’s dive into some award winners.

NL MVP:

Ronald Acuna Jr. I’m certainly not going out on a limb picking the reigning MVP, however the Braves in my opinion are far and away the best team in baseball and Acuna has ascended to perhaps the best player in baseball. I think Acuna flirts with the first 50-50 of all time and wins his second consecutive MVP.

NL Cy Young:

Freddy Peralta. Mets fans had a front row seat watching Peralta dominate them on Opening day. I think Peralta finally stays healthy and puts together a monster year. Whether he stays a Brewer all year remains to be seen.

AL MVP:

Julio Rodriguez. If you read my season preview, you’d know I expect big things from the Seattle Mariners this year. Rodriguez is a five tool stud that has no weakness in his game. I think Rodriguez goes 40-40 and leads Seattle to a deep playoff run.

AL Cy Young: Tarik Skubal. Skubal may be baseball’s best kept secret. Pitching in Detroit, Skubal has flown mostly under the radar for a few years now. However true diehards know how dominant the southpaw from Detroit is. Skubal fired six scoreless innings on Opening Day and I expect him to have a huge year and claim the AL Cy Young for a Tigers team that could surprise some people.

That all for me, please share you thoughts below and come back for a MTM MVP candidate, Junoir Blaber, the Sports Rain Man.

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Along with twin brother, Jackson, Jacob follows dad Big Al Sternberg (aka Fake Sandy Alderson) as a MTM pundit. A Journalism major at Stony Brook University, he likes walks on the beach, movies with subtitles and a doing play-by-play for Pickle Ball games. Like Jackson, he prefers Speedos when wake-boarding.