Friday, November 27, 2009

Around the AL after 30 games

OK, so we're a little past the 30 game mark. But anyway, here's Hugo First with his AL report.

- Does anyone want the AL East lead? Louisville is in first at 17-16; Boston and Scranton are a game back at 16-17.

- In the North, St. Louis looks like they're for real at 22-11. Milwaukee, expected in some preseason publications (which will remain nameless...) to contend, is 11-22.

- The AL South looks strong again- Monterrey is rejuvenated at 23-10. The OKC is still tough at 19-14, and Jackson is right there as well at 18-15.

- Defending AL champion Seattle looks like they're the team to beat again at 23-10. But Helena is right there with them at 22-11 so far.

- As far as MVP candidates go, Seattle's Jack Hunt and Jackson's Melvin Nakano are in a class by themselves. That's no guarantee they'll keep up the pace; that's just how it is for now.

- If the Cy Young Award were given out today, it'd be an easy choice- young gun Yogi Anderson (4-1, 0.90) would pick up the hardware.

- After two near perfect seasons, St. Louis closer Carlos Carrasco is off to a slow start- he's only blown one save, but has a 6.14 ERA. Meanwhile, Quilvio Sanchez is 15 of 16 with a 0.43 ERA.

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