Monday, July 2, 2012

NL NORTH - Season #22 Preview

Cleveland Rockers

Cleveland is looking for a bigger taste of the playoffs this season after getting knocked out in the first round last season.  We went out and spent a bunch of money on a couple of bullpen arms (Graeme Wilkerson & Pepe Flores) and the starting rotation is all back with an extra year of experience under their belts.  We return all of our position players as well with the exception of our former 1B, Rico Pizzaro. He will be replaced internally by season 20 ROY Ty Scanlan. Cleveland is in position to be competitive now and for the foreseeable future.

Montreal Bloody Sox

With new ownership taking over in the off season the bloody sox traded away some of their heavier contracts with aging players opening to door for a solid triple a squad to battle for the positions. This season we are looking to take the division go deep into the playoffs and to rebuild the double a and lower division with multiple high draft picks.

Toronto Express

The Toronto Express will be getting alot younger this year, already with 7 Rule 5 picks on the roster. Also brought in veterans Pablo Sanchez, Paul Tanaka, and John Gao. It will be interesting to see all these guys along with a few more at AAA develop into major league players. 

Trenton Waves