Monday, April 5, 2010

Jon Heyman Thinks It's Surprising When Teams With Good Players Are Good

Here's the story. Basically Mr. Heyman lists seven teams which "could surprise this season." The top three teams to comprise this list are none other than the bottom-of-the-barrel Tampa Bay Rays, Colorado Rockies, and Minnesota Twins. Or in other words, a team that includes Evan Longoria (don't take his hat!), Carl Crawford, Carlos Pena, B.J. Upton, Ben Zobrist, Jeff Niemann, Matt Garza, and David Price... along with two teams that made the playoffs last year.

Heyman's bold, courageous, shot-in-the-dark predictions have inspired me to conduct a list of my own. Here's my "Things That Could Surprise This Season" list:

-Albert Pujols wins the MVP.
-The number one-rated prospect in all of baseball, Jason Heyward, wins the NL Rookie of the Year Award.
-A player that everyone suspected of using steroids gets suspended for using steroids.
-David Eckstein fails to make the 40/40 club.
-Joe Morgan sets the record for most questions answered via ESPNchat without ever actually answering a question.
-The Pirates finish under .500.
-Milton Bradley gets angry.
-Dusty Baker chokes on a toothpick.
-The American League wins the All Star game.
-Duke beats Butler.
-Torii Hunter wins a gold glove.
-Jon Heyman writes bad, pointless articles.

Keep an eye out for these. I have a feeling that at least one or two of them may catch the world off guard.

Opening Day!

1 comment:

Rook said...

"Of qualifying players, David Eckstein is least likely, being 1.49 decillion to-1 (1-4-9 and 31 zeroes) in favor of pulling off the feat. Just for reference for how big a number that is, if Eckstein got to play forever and not age, he's still not likely to have managed a 40/40 season by the time the universe can no longer sustain life."