We have taken it upon ourselves to identify the teams that will do better or worse in the upcoming weeks, so you can plan your bandwagon transportation accordingly.
With opening day of the 2011 MLB season less than a week away, we at All Sports Talk want to take a look at 30 reasons to be optimistic this year.
The American League East should be extremely competitive this year, with just about everyone making bold moves to upgrade – even the Baltimore Orioles.
Stay tuned for an amazing 2011 in the American League Central as the Twins, Sox and Tigers all battle for the division title.
The Texas Rangers won the AL West pretty easily last year, but don’t expect the same in 2011. Just about everyone in the American League West made some solid moves to get them into contention.
The Phillies were the toast of the National League East Division last year, and 2011 will probably bring more of the same. There was a fair amount of inter-division moves made during the offseason which should bring some added zing to quite a few NL East matchups in 2011.
The Reds were the surprise of the division last year, but it is tough to say whether they can repeat as 2011 NL Central Champs. The Cardinals are always going to contend for the title, and the Cubs should be able to bounce back from a down year to contend in 2011.
MLB Divisional Previews – 2011 NL West The west truly was wild last year as the race for the NL
Tickets to the 2011 MLB All Star Game at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ are now on sale. The baseball All-Star Game will be held on July 12, 2011 and there are still premium seats available.
Aside from the thousands of screaming fans who are trying to ruin your concentration, hitting a baseball is just about one of the toughest tasks in sports. Making contact is difficult enough, let alone putting the ball in play where it can fall safely for a single. The ball is moving, your bat is moving, and your timing must be perfect.