Thursday, July 16, 2015
S32 PRESEASON PREVIEWS AL NORTH
The AL North was a runaway division as Milwaukee was the only team to finish over .500, and ran away with the division by 21 games. Milwaukee won the division for a third straight season. He eventually lost in the ALCS to Salem 4 games to 2. Kansas City placed in second winning 76 games, but placing under .500 for the fourth straight season. New York placed third in the division, winning their lowest amount of games in the last 7 seasons. And Dover finished in last place for the third straight season.
I ranked all teams in each category. The AL teams are ranked separately from the NL teams. 16 teams obviously in each league.
Owner: Tmfran(15th season)
New York Damage Controllers
Press release- If I can get to 82-80, then it was a successful season as we try to regroup.
Owner: Horvie78(7th season)
Press release- I'm expecting to win 95-100 games this season. We didn't lose any key pieces and added former Cy Young winning SP Julio Valdivia, RP Apollo Fletcher, 3B Buddy Berry, and rookie DH Vince Tollberg. The bullpen will be a major strength, but
they will be pitching everyday b/c there are no starters with high stamina. The offense should be about the same as last season. I don't expect MVP Zip Sullivan to have as good of a year as the past two, but Benito Rodriguez can't be any worse than he was last season. Our fielding is lacking good range in a few positions, but hopefully we have the glove ratings to make up for it. I am nervous about the health of this team, as we have some key contributors with health ratings in the 50-70 range.
Kansas City Yardbirds
Owner: Holleybard(6th season)
Press release- The Yardbirds will be really good....next year. We're talented and very young. I can see a 72-90 finish, with a late push to crack the 70 win mark.
I don't see a whole lot changing this season at the top. Milwaukee is clearly the best team in the division by a long ways. They should challenge for the AL pennant again this season. Kansas City and New York should race back and forth twenty or so games out again. I gave Kansas City the nudge, because I think their defense is a little bit better. Dover should finish at the bottom again as they are still in a rebuilding process.
2. Kansas City
3. New York