It’s March 12th, 2009.
Time to make some preseason award predictions. It’s always fun to predict the award winners, then look back at the end of the season and see how close you hit on them.
Make sure you include your predictions as well!!
Let me start with my favorite player. An absolute stud.
Last night in the WBC game vs. Venezuela, you may have noticed a young star by the name of Ryan Braun (temporarily wearing #18) continue to mash. Although the United States lost the game, he went 3-4 with a double, a pair of singles and an RBI. The only time Venezuelan pitching retired him was on a 400 foot flyout to deep centerfield.
He collected 3 of USA’s 7 hits in the game.
He looks ready to start the season.
So, I will go on record March 12th saying, “Braun will win the 2009 National League MVP Award.”
Am I a homer?
Absolutely. But, I truly believe this guy will rake in 2009.
Here’s a picture of a few memorabilia items I have collected from Braun…
Game used Rookie bat used by Ryan during ’07 season.
Game used batting gloves used by Ryan during ’07 season.
Game home run hit by Ryan 5/15/08 snagged by “Happy” with game ticket.
Happy Youngster contact card to prove authenticity : )
2009 NL MVP
Here’s the rest of my 2009 award predictions.
As much as it pains me to say it…he’s good. If he can lower his ERA, the wins will be there and he will take this award.
This kid is damn good. Plus, he has the offensive power behind him to rack up 20 wins in ’09.
The centerfield job in Florida is his.
Welcome him to the show.
Still considered a rookie in ’09, that offense behind him makes this young stud the obvious favorite to bring home the hardware.
So, who do you think will bring home these awards?
I want your predictions/thoughts!!
I will post a blog at the all-star break with everyone’s predictions, an updated stats check of your picks along with links to everyone’s blog.