Wednesday, December 21, 2011

AL NORTH - Season #20 Preview

Detroit Wolverines

The Wolverines are expecting to compete for a playoff spot this season after a 2nd place finish in the division last season and some key additions.  These additions include 3B Anthony Thomas, a .295 career hitter with 9 20 Homer Seasons and 5 100 RBI Seasons. Carter Sexson was brought back to the team after being away for 2 seasons to balance out the pitching staff.

J.D. Randall and Roland Street were brought up from the minor leagues,Street could contend for Rookie of the Year. Top Prospects in the Minor’s include SP Angel Estrella and OF Charlie Little who should be in the ML’s in the next season or 2.

Philadelphia Dusters

My key acquisitions are Joe Harris and Pedro Tatis.  I hope they provide stability to my starting pitching staff and some better offense at SS without sacrificing defense.

Stephen Rivera, Charley Woodson, Ryan LaRocca, and Phillip Owens lead this team who has won the last 3 AL North division titles and unfortunately the league's highest payroll.

I expect to contend for the division title again and hope to make a further run than the ALDS round in the playoffs. Not too many prospects as most have been promoted to ML, i.e. Peter Beech, or traded for current ML players.

Boise Cartel


 Buffalo Ice Dogs