We’re wrapping up our look at the MLB divisions with a preview of the National League East. The Nationals won the division by 20 games last year. The Marlins finished 2nd in the division and celebrated by trading their 3 best players. The Braves and Phillies are mid rebuild. And the Mets probably should be. Let’s take a look at how the Bench thinks the NL East will pan out. Continue reading “MLB Preview 2018: NL East”
We’re moving onto the NL Central in our 2018 MLB Preview. For those of you that don’t know this site is based in St. Louis. The Cubs are the favorites. The Brewers surprised in 2017. The question becomes whether we’ll follow our heads, hearts, or will the both converge. Find out. Continue reading “MLB Preview 2018: NL Central”
The National League West sent 3 teams to the playoffs last year in the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers are stocked for another run. The Diamondbacks and Rockies aren’t getting much love, but still have a lot of talent. The Giants are partying like its 2013 after adding Andrew McCucthen and Evan Longoria. And then there’s the Padres.
Find out who are bench thinks will win one of baseball’s toughest divisions. Continue reading “MLB Preview 2018: NL West”
We’re continuing our look at the 2018 MLB divisions with the AL East. After falling 1 game shy of a World Series appearance in 2017 the Yankees added the reigning NL MVP in Giancarlo Stanton. Not to be totally outdone the division champion Boston Red Sox added J.D. Martinez. The Blue Jays added Randall Grichuk. One thing is certain, there will be a lot of dingers in the AL East this season.
Find out who The Bench thinks will win the division, MVP, and Cy Young. Continue reading “MLB Preview 2018: AL East”
With our AL West preview in the books we’re moving on to the AL Central. The division has sent a team to the World Series 4 of the last 6 years. They’ve only come away with 1 win, but twice they’ve battled it out in decisive game 7s. Which team is going to come away with the division crown in 2018? Find out. Continue reading “MLB Preview 2018: AL Central”
Spring Training is underway in the MLB. Over the weeks leading up to the season we’ll be breaking down the winners of each division leading up to our World Series preview.
We don’t have time to wait for Scott Boras’s free agents to get signed. We’re hoping they don’t all land in the AL West and throw off our projections. But who knows 🤷🏻♂️. On to the preview! Continue reading “MLB Preview 2018: AL West”
The Super Bowl is this Sunday. And with it our final picks column. But we’ve got more than just the game for you this time. We’ve got prop bets. Is JT going to come out in a hat? What color gatorade will be dumped? How many police horses will get punched? Find out that and more in the View From The Pine Super Bowl Spectacular. Continue reading “Super Bowl Spectacular”
By far the biggest move the Cardinals have made this offseason was trading for Marcell Ozuna from the Miami Marlins.
He may have been the consolation prize to Giancarlo Stanton, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t one hell of a prize. And unlike Giancarlo, Ozuna is excited to play baseball in St. Louis.
The AFC Championship is going to feature Blake Bortles vs Tom Brady with a potentially dislocated finger on his throwing had. While the NFC Championship is a battle between former quarterbacks that led the Jeff Fisher Rams.
Quarterback play is going to be on full display. Just kidding. It’s gonna be terrible. But we’re here to help you sift through all the crap and find out which teams are going to battle in the Super Bowl. And who will win it all. Continue reading “NFL Picks Championship Round + Super Bowl Preview Update”
As the playoffs progress we’ll be revising our Super Bowl picks each week. Things stayed relatively in tact this week, but with the byes out of the way we’ll see how that effects next week. Continue reading “The View From The Pine Super Bowl LII Preview: After the Wildcard Round”