Detroit fans have been wondering for several seasons when the team might get back to the glory days of 90 wins and division titles. Well fans, sorry to say that this may not be the year. The good news for fans as they follow another season of the Vic and Victor Renteria show is that management does have a plan. Peter Kouzmanoff is the future ace of the staff and will likely be in the fold by next season along with a couple other great prospects. Buy your season tickets now fans, because the future is bright in Motown.
The NL East was a highly competitive, if not overly bland division last season. Rochester stood out slightly from the group and took their first division title. The team brings back much of the same roster this season. They did go out and get Felipe Tavarez to complement JT Hardtke in the bullpen. That may just be enough to eek out another title.
Like Detroit, Florida was once a powerhouse of a team that has fallen on hard times as of late. With a steady progression of wins over the past couple of seasons, however, hopes were relatively high coming into this season. That is until Alex Harris suffered a shoulder injury and demoralized both fans and management. As they said in South Park for the Mets, "Opening Day and here's the first pitch....and the season's over. Maybe next year.
Fresno has been one of the best teams in the world over the last 4 seasons, including 2 Wolrd Series championships. All of the key players remain in place and MiguelCarrara returns after a short stint in Pittsburgh to bolster the bullpen. It would be a shock if this team doesn’t win the division yet again, have 100 wins for the 5th straight season and make an appearance in at least the NLCS. For fans of dynasties in full swing, look no further than Fresno…we like to offer every team a little More Cowbell, but Fresno seems to have quite enough already.