St. John’s Gets Screwed, MLB Award Winner Predictions

Dodgers Owner and Rick Pittino Pick -n-Roll?

HOLBROOK, NY – Happy March Madness, everyone! Let’s get into some madness of our own: St. John’s Gets Screwed, MLB Award Winner Predictions

St. John’s Gets Screwed

Let’s address that elephant in the room (MTM HQ ain’t big, after all)… Just last week, I had previously said that the Johnnies would be dancing, (barring something unforeseen). Welp, something unforeseen indeed did happen. FIVE BIDS WERE STOLEN by teams who won their conference tournaments, along with some head-scratching selections by the committee: Virgina, FAU the Red Storm got snubbed.

Having said all of that, there were many positives from this season. Sweeping Villanova and getting to Friday night in the Big EastTournament for the first time in 24 years. For as long as I have been a fan of the Johnnies, this is the first time.

As they are trending upwards, and Pitino under contract for 5 more seasons, the next few years will undoubtedly be filled with expectations and anticipation –  not seen in decades. Pitino’s teams are historically much better in year 2. This is only the beginning of the resurgence of St John’s. 

MLB Season Preview & Predictions

It is great to have baseball back. (With a billionaire owner eating his boogers). I was talking all last night with fellow MTM writer, Jacob Sternberg, about this very topic. Since Jay-Stern covered team previews, today we’ll look at MLB Award Winner Predictions and player props to follow.

AL CY Young Award Winner.

It would be easy to pick someone obvious, like Kevin Gausman or Corbin Burnes, but I’m going to go with George Kirby of Angry Ward’s Mariners. Kirby has shown to have been ace-like stuff in his first two seasons in the league, and will be a pivotal part of Seattle’s success.

NL CY Young Award Winner

This one is a bit tougher. With many talented arms in the NL, it’s hard to find a Dark Horse, but I have stumbled across Zac Gallen of the Diamondbacks as a possible candidate to win the award. With key newcomers coming to the NL, Gallen has flown under the radar a bit. That’s why I think he can put together a season worthy of  a Cy Young.  

NL & AL MVP

These are perhaps the hardest of the awards to predict. Don’t worry, I have two names in mind.

 NL MVP. I have budding superstar Corbin Carroll, who, for some reason, is not being talked about among the elite in not only the national league, but all of baseball. Caroll is a legit 30/60 threat and a great glove for a good Arizona team. 

AL MVP. For someone who has had the success of Kyle Tucker, he seems to fly under the radar as one of baseball’s elites, which is why he is my pick to win the AL MVP. 

Jackson Sternberg

Player Props To Follow.

If you’re into this kind of thing, I have set some picks on the following:
Marcus Semien to lead the majors in hits at +3000 to 1 (odds)
CJ Abrams to lead the league in stolen bases at +800
-And my biggest shot in the dark, Cole Ragans to lead baseball in strikeouts at +5000. 

That’s it for me. Comment below and come back tomorrow for Aristotle “Mugsy” Sakellaridis.

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Jackson and his twin brother Jacob are son's of MTM legend, Al Sternberg. Being the youngest of the twins by 10 minutes, Jackson knows the value of time. Look for him and Jacob to collaborate and/or create separately. Family quirk: the twins don Speedos when wake-boarding on Long Island's beaches.