One of the things that is most exciting about opening day is that you always see the two teams best pitchers. C.C Sabathia will be going against Justin Verlander on opening day. Stephen Strausburg and Matt Garza will also go head to head in the opener. The Cardinals will likely pitch Adam Wainwright and the Reds Johnny Cueto or Mat Latos. It is always exciting to see how these pitchers perform. Which of these pitchers do you think will out-do the rest?
This year 23 players in the American League received votes for the M.V.P award.The winner in the end was Tigers ace Justin Verlander. Many say he did not deserve the award some think it should have been Jacoby Elsberry or Curtis Granderson or Robinson Cano. But when you look at terms of over all value to a team you have to go beyond the stats and ask what was his over all value?To me it’s a mystery that 12 time all star and future hall of famer Derek Jeter has never won the award combining great statistics with great leadership,which to me is real team value.