Here's a stat for you, the AL East has sent a team to the World Series in nine out of the past 12 seasons, pretty ridiculous! It's no surprise that the Yanks are the obvious favorite.
With all of their A-listers back along with the additions of Curtis Granderson and Nick Johnson, the defending champs will once again be the team to beat.
The Red Sox have finished in second place 10 out of the last 12 seasons, but are hoping to change that in '10. With newcomers like Adrian Beltre added to their core group of All-Stars, they're looking for their third title in 7 years.
The Phillies might be the best team in the NL, if not all of baseball, and are the clear front runner.
The fact that they added an all-world pitcher in Roy Halladay to a World Series squad will make it tough for them not to grab their fourth straight divisional crown. The Marlins always seem to have a good core of young players and with guys like Dan Uggla and Hanley Ramirez, this year is no different so expect them to contend.
The Braves have the clear cut Rookie of the Year in Jason Heyward, but we'll see if this mix of young talent and their usual veterans...
This division sent both the Rockies and Dodgers to the post season last year and could exceed expectations once again in 2010.
The Dodgers will likely contend for first place, but really need their young guns in Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier to step up and lead the way.
Same goes for the Rockies...anchored by Troy Tulowitzki and veteran Todd Helton, expect Colorado to make a run for the division crown once again. The Giants came up a bit short last season, but with aces in Matt Cain...
190w ago - SCEA PR Manager Eric Levine has shared the third installment today of MLB 10 The Show PS3 predictions, this time covering NL Central.
To quote: Here are our MLB 10 The Show predictions for the National League Central. This division has some good teams and some questions marks which will make for an interesting year in 2010.
The Cardinals have the best player in baseball, probably one of the best ever, in Albert Pujols, and with Matt Holliday protecting him in the lineup and Chris Carpenter on the mound, it's tough not to slot them in as the favorite for first place, and a contender to win it all in October.
190w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has announced news of a new way to watch Major League Baseball on PS3, namely the MLB TV application which goes live today on PSN!
To quote: I'm excited to show everyone the new MLB.TV application for the PS3 that will be available from PlayStation Network, in both U.S. and Canada, later today.
This app allows MLB.TV subscribers to watch every regular season game live in HD (local blackout restrictions do apply), with tons of new interactive features designed exclusively for PSN.
Some of the unique interactive features that we show in the demo include:
• MLB Scoreboard - See a schedule of today's games (and set options to control whether or not you see the scores)
• Home and Away Feeds - Choose to watch either the home or away broadcast feed
• HD quality video and DVR functionality - watch a live game in HD (with Live Game DVR functionality that lets you pause and rewind live games of fast-forward back to live game action)
• Season Archive - Want to re-live a great moment? Go back and watch games you've missed from earlier in the season.
• Scrollable Linescore - Go directly to any half-inning to watch only...