Tuesday, I convened a Baseball Nation Round Table, with Jeff Sullivan and Grant "McCovey" Brisbee joining me. Here's what happened next ...
me: American League, 2012. Thoughts? Kidding! No, but seriously. Please give me your three best American League teams, with some short reasonings.
Jeff: I've stared at the AL West the most by far so I'm already biased in favor of the Rangers and Angels. For a third, I'll volunteer the Tigers, to be different, and to give them some representation. Realistically it'll probably be the Yankees, though. Even if Pineda isn't right, they'll figure something out if they have to.
McCovey: /signs Jason Schmidt
//puts up 4-WAR season
Jeff: Who wants to spend ten minutes thinking about Aaron Small?
me: Yeah, I was going to say ... Last year, Phil Hughes wasn't right and A.J. Burnett was just plain wrong and yet somehow the Yankees still won more games than anybody else.
1 RHP Jake Arrieta
2 LHP Wei-Yin Chen
3 RHP Jason Hammel
4 LHP Brian Matusz
5 RHP Tommy Hunter