Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Around the Empire

Here’s what’s going on around the My Opinion on Sports Empire.

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My Opinion on Baseball has the AL East and Central previews posted. Here's a sample.

American League Central Preview
Chicago White Sox – Last Year’s Record 90-72, 3rd in Division
Weakness: Pitching, Contreras, Buehrle, Garland, Vasquez and Floyd are all probables for the starting rotation and each of them had an ERA above 4.00 last season.
Strength: Getting on base, the White Sox starting lineup has a combined .348 on base percentage.
What to look forward too: Sox, Tigers, and Twins will be in a heated race for the division crown. Three different winners in the past three years.
Red Flag: Weaker team overall could ruin division run late in the season.
Predicted Finish: 3rd 89-73

American League East Preview

Baltimore Orioles - Last year’s record 70-92, 4th in division
Strength: Batting, the O’s starting infield smacked a combined 88 homers last season led by Miguel Tejada’s 24. Tejada also posted a .330 batting average.
Weakness: Pitching, the six possible guys for the starting rotation have a combined average ERA of 4.65. That won’t be good enough to hang with the Yankees, Red Sox or even the Blue Jays.
What to watch for: A comeback season from Tejada back by a 25 home run 80 RBI campaign.
Keys to Success: Tejada having a career season and a surprise bat in the line up.
Red Flag: Not enough talent to have a winning season.
Projected Finish: 4th 71-91

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