*Sigh* My two favorite teams--the Rangers and White Sox--both close the season with a choke and a thud.
Well, there it is. 162 games per team, 2,430 games overall.
I didn't do too bad (but it wasn't great either).
Two division winners: Yankees and Tigers.
Three Wild Card winners: Rangers, Cardinals and Braves
Biggest surprises: A's and Nationals
Biggest Disapointment: Phillies, although they did come back in the last half and finished at .500.
Needing the most work between now and Spring: Red Sox. Not that they don't have good players, but something is definately wrong in Boston.
The most interesting possibilities for 2013? Astros. Going from the National League Central to the American League West. Let's put it this way, they can't get any worse. (Please do something - my Aunt Shirley is desperate for a winner!)
How the conversation went regarding the Reds:
And now the Yankees are out - being swept by the Tigers. :(
What will happen next year? There are a lot of questions, but few answers as of yet.
There is already talk about A-Rod, Granderson and Swisher being traded.
But which team(s) will want to spend that much money?
Can they convince Ichiro to play one more year in the Bronx?
He batted .322 for the Yankees, but is now a free agent.
Will Jeter be able to come back from a broken ankle?
He had his best season since 2009, but what will he be able to do on a repaired ankle?
Will Pettite decide to quit for good -
or come back for one more try?
Can we stop Girardi from making all of those calls to the bullpen!
How many times did he swap pitchers - only for them to give up runs.
Who needs soap operas
when you have the Yankees!! :D
Jim, you must be careful. You're going to ruin a perfectly good post-season by continuing to talk about the Yankees. Let them rest in peace until after the World Series.
That was a brutal, brutal series for the Cardinals. They went the way of the Reds. Such a disappointment. But I think they'll still have a good team in years to come. Although their pitching is really aging.
In the World Series, I'll pick the Tigers to swat the Giants, but I don't have nearly as much interest in following the big show since my teams are now out.