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A Look at the Upcoming 2008 MLB Season

Jan 24, 2008
The 2008 major league baseball season is quickly coming up. Which teams really have a shot at making it? Which teams are the ones to watch for? Where there be any repeats? That is exactly what we are about to find out.

We are going to discuss several different teams and what their chances are for reaching this years World Series. Will the Cubs make it? Will we see the Red Sox vying for their third Championship? Will we see an appearance by the Mets, Rockies, or Yankees? Let's have a look.

Boston Red Sox

Still on a high from last years World Series win, can they do it again? It depends on who you ask. Of course, Red Sox fans are biased; they will always choose their favorite team to win. However, what you really need to look at are the facts. Yes, this is the Red Sox's first Series win in eighty plus years, but can they do it again? It really depends on the Roster. Several of the Sox's major players were beginning to have difficulties towards the end of the season.

If you look at age, when compared to other teams in the major leagues, many would say that the Sox have no chance in seeing the World Series this year, unless they make some definite roster changes. Some older players like Wakefield and Schilling are getting slack because of their age. The best the Sox can hope for this coming season is some roster changes and some new blood to take their playing level higher. Of course Mike Lowell is getting on in years, he was red-hot right through the World Series. And they have some new blood to work with in Elsbury and Pedroia.

Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have been borderline many times, always within reach but never getting there. Not in the last nearly one hundred years. Their die hard fans are always hopeful, they are the brunt of jokes, but if the Cubs keep playing like they have been in the last few seasons, we may see their unlucky streak broken yet.

Do not get me wrong, I am not now, nor have I ever been a Chicago Cubs fan. However, it is not as if they have had a terrible team. In most all occasions, when matching the St. Louis Cardinals the Cubs have won. The team is solid and plays well together, but for one reason or another tend to choke when their moment of glory arises.

If they could keep it together, the Chicago Cubs are definite contenders for the 2008 World Series.

New York Yankees

Fresh off their loss of Manager and four time World Series champion Joe Torre, the New York Yankees have some bouncing back to do. A few roster changes and the organization might see better results. Of course, it is going to be difficult to replace a winning manager. However, it is true that there has not been a series championship in the last seven years.

What I tend to see with the New York Yankees is that, yes, they are bringing in young talent, but doing so at a big price. These talents they hire for millions still make their millions regardless of whether or not they bring their A game to the field. The Yankees have a lot of high paid players, but these high paid players are not providing results. If the Yankees want to see another world series win, they are going to have to step up their game, their roster, and get a manager with the right attitude to replace Joe Torre.

The Colorado Rockies

The Rockies were on top of their game last season, giving the Red Sox a real run for their money in the World Series. Could they do it again with a winning appearance this time? Well, to be perfectly honest, this was their first World Series appearance and it was on pure luck in the eyes of many people. Even the players, when asked, could not explain how they did it. This tells us that there needs to be some real stepping up in the game before they can see a World Series win.
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