It is finally here. The MLB season is just underway from finally starting. There is nothing better than the MLB season starting because that guarantees us at least some kind of sporting event to watch every single night from now until November, and I love that.
This is going to be a fantastic season with some big names in new places, new rivalries, and some young prospects that are ready to leave their mark on baseball and blaze a path for a new generation of the game. With that being said, I have some BOLD predictions for the American League that I want to get off my chest.
Los Angeles will win their division….both of them.
Yes, the Dodgers are going to win the NL West, but I think the city of Los Angeles will get to claim two division titles this season. The Angels have a ton of talent and the window for making a run with Mike Trout in his prime is only going to last a little bit longer. Houston has dominated the division for the last four years, but they’ve lost some key pieces over the offseason and LA could finally make the jump we have been waiting for. Their offense was top five in the league last season and their pitching staff is young and more developed than last season. Joe Madden has experienced success everywhere he has been.
The White Sox will fall short in the Pennant
This is a bold prediction in two ways. I am saying that the Chicago White Sox will beat out the Minnesota Twins in the AL Central but I don’t think they reach the World Series this year. I hated the hiring of Tony La Russa, it seemed so out of left field and this is a young team that would have benefited from a much younger manager and maybe one who knows what TikTok is. Regardless, the White Sox have an insane amount of talent and they are really young and balanced. I like them to go deep but I’m not sure a World Series appearance happens this year.
The Red Sox have a new star in the outfield
Red Sox fans have watched their front office trade away Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi in back-to-back offseasons and then watched as they allowed Jackie Bradley Jr. to walk in free agency. I for one think the Red Sox are going to be much better than people give them credit for and I think this roster is loaded with young and exciting talent. One of the guys I like most is Jarren Duran. The 24-year-old will be making his debut this season and has a ton of hype. He crushed the ball in the minors last year, followed that up with a performance in the Puerto Rico league where he hit .400 in 30 plate appearances. It won’t be long before Boston calls on him. He is making a fast rise from minors to MLB ready, similar to a guy named Mookie….
By: Matt Lively CruelFan.com