I had the opportunity to watch MLB's 30 in 30 - Yankees version, as well as Yes' Pride Power and Pinstripes. I have to say I thought both were weak productions - and I hope it is not an oman for 2011.
Yankees: Love the infield, including the catcher Martin. And I'm OK with Posada as DH. I look at where the team is weak in my opinion - the outfield, and back end rotation, and I still think back to dumb moves made by Brian Cashman. Wish the Bombers still had Ian Kennedy, Austin Jackson, and Jose Tabata. I know, I need to get over it, but, tell me the team wouldn't be looking good with those cats in the lineup instead of Brett Gardner and Granderson.
Individual Stuff: I think A-Rod might have the best year of his career, and still may come up short in the MVP voting to . . . wait for it . . .wait for it . . Derek Jeter.
The key in my opinion that will dictate whether the Yanks have a good season or a championship season is how some of the veteren invites contribute when called upon: Eric Chavez, Mark Prior and Kevin Millwood. (I don't expect anything from Colon)
Question: What will we see of Brackman or or Manny Banuelos?
Prediction: I will always pick the Yankees to win it. Period end of story. They win #28.
Other MLB non-Yankee:
Who could surprise in the AL: Baltimore Orioles
Who could surprise in the NL: The Washington Nationals (forget Wang and the injured Strasburg - Zimmerman is the man)
Who will disappoint: Phillies
Who won't repeat in their division: Cincinatti
Triple Crown: yes, will happen, Albert Pujols.
Hard to believe we are on the eve of baseball, and its 25 degrees outside.