Season Preview: National League West
With Opening Day just about two weeks away and 25-man rosters starting to take shape, it seems as good a time as any to start to preview the upcoming season. For a change of pace, I’m going to run with a bit of a different format this year and view things one division at a time.
We’ll cover each division in no particular order. Let’s start with the NL West.
Top 5 Moves Since Last Season:
2. Los Angeles signs center fielder Matt Kemp to an 8 year, $160 Million contract extension.
Cy Young – Clayton Kershaw (Honorable mention: Ian Kennedy)
MVP – Justin Upton (Honorable mention: Troy Tulowitski)
- San Francisco
- Los Angeles
- San Diego
All Division Team:
Finally, let’s close things out with my pre-2012 All Division Team*. Eligible candidates consist of each team’s projected starter heading into Opening Day. We’ll revisit these lists again once the season concludes.
* Honorable mentions in parentheses.
1B: Yonder Alonso (Paul Goldschmidt)
RF: Justin Upton (Michael Cuddyer)
CF: Matt Kemp (Cameron Maybin)