Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Baseball Season 2012

Spring training has finally rolled around!

The Traditional questions: Which players will successfully recover from their injuries? Will a new team come up on the top radar? How will Hot Stove trades turn out?

Some specific questions I have:
How will the remodeled Miami Marlins do in their new stadium?
Will the Angels thrive with Albert Pujols?
How will the recently announced playoff changes alter August baseball?
And of course, who will come out on top in the AL East?

In case you haven't heard, the new playoff structure includes one more Wild Card in each league. The two Wild Card teams will meet in a one game playoff, giving an extra bit of rest to the Division Champs and adding a little more excitement to the wild card race.

Personally, I have always championed MLB playoffs for having series to decide each bracket, a more realistic assessment of the best team when spread out over multiple games. We'll see how it spans out and the impact on the playoff race.