Following on from a run through the American League awards, here’s some sure to be wrong predictions for the senior league. MVP – Justin Upton When trade rumours began circling around Upton just over a year ago, there were some  impressive packages of young talent being (theoretically) together as fans and analysis lined up to work out […]

Continuing to hand out the most prestigious awards these players will ever receive… Catcher: Yadier Molina Molina has a great advantage over many other backstops. He’s got the fear factor. He went from throwing out 42% of basestealers in 2010 to just 25% this year but I still don’t see that he has any equal […]

San Diego Padres – a left fielder To say left field was a revolving door for the Friars last season would be generous. It was more like there was no door at all, and anyone could just walk through and play. After trying all manner of flotsam there last year, including castoffs like Jose Cruz, […]

This morning, a source emailed me the following screen capture: Poor Justin Upton. Like younger siblings everywhere, you will always, apparently, be stuck in the shadow of your older brother. Even though you are a highly touted prospect on one of the youngest, most overperforming teams in the majors, and big bro BJ is centerfielder […]

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