2015 MLB Predictions

Here are my objective 2015 MLB predictions:

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2015 DIVISION WINNERS:

AMERICAN LEAGUE:

AL WEST:  LA Angels

AL CENTRAL:  Detroit Tigers

AL EAST:  Boston Red Sox

WILDCARDS: Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox

NATIONAL LEAGUE:

NL WEST:  Los Angeles Dodgers

NL CENTRAL: St. Louis Cardinals

NL EAST:  Washington Nationals

WILDCARDS:  Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants

WORLD SERIES:

Washington Nationals over Boston Red Sox

2015 AWARDS:

MVP AWARD: 

AL:  Mike Trout (CF) – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

NL:  Andrew McCutchen (CF) – Pittsburgh Pirates

CY YOUNG AWARD:

AL:  Chris Sale – Chicago White Sox

NL: Clayton Kershaw – LA Dodgers

ROY AWARD:

AL:  Carlos Rondon (SP) – Chicago White Sox

NL:  Kris Bryant (3B) – Chicago Cubs

Please let me know your thoughts and picks in the comments section below!

Quick Thoughts on the Sergio Romo Re-signing

Sergio-Romo-Giants-paradeThe Giants made an under-the-radar, yet important move as they re-signed RP Sergio Romo to a 2-year, $15 million deal.  The deal is good for both Romo, who will be one of the highest paid set-up men in the Majors, and the Giants, who will only have to commit 2 years to Romo in a time where relievers are regularly signing risky 3 and 4 year deals.  

Despite coming off of a season in which he posted his worst ERA (3.72) since 2009, Romo still posted the 10th best WHIP (0.94) in the NL.  Romo’s ERA ballooned in part to him losing feel of his slider for a couple months, resulting in him giving up a career-high 9 home runs.  The Giants are banking on that being a fluke and have good reason to believe that Romo’s contract will pan out to be a good one for them. Romo posted a stellar 1.80 ERA and 0.85 WHIP in the second half of 2014 (20.0 innings), and continued that success in the playoffs with a 1.29 ERA and 0.86 WHIP (7.0 innings).  Other key factors are that Romo is a fan-favorite, he has closer experience should something happen to Casilla, and is playoff tested (playoff career: 2.11 ERA and 0.84 WHIP).  

CRAZY STAT:  Romo has the best WHIP (0.92) in MLB history among relief pitchers with 400+ career appearances.  

 

Giants Hot Corner – Quiz #3 (2014 Season Edition)

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Test your Giants knowledge and take the third of a series of quizzes created by Giants Hot Corner!  You have 5 minutes to complete this 10-question quiz.  Please share with ALL Giants fans!

Click HERE to take Quiz #3

Here are the two previous quizzes:

QUIZ #2

QUIZ #1

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