The prospect of a 2020 Major League Baseball season is bleak. COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, has halted all sport in the western world. MLB Spring Training was stopped, the NBA season has been halted, and the Premier League 2019/20 campaign might not get finished. The NHL season is in a similar situation.
For that was reflective of the man who did it; it was special.
Milwaukee was, from top to bottom, inconsistent and unbalanced. Yelich was the frontrunner to win the NL MVP award for the second straight year until his injury. Mike Moustakas had an excellent year and was selected to his third All-Star Game and Keston Hiura was one of the best rookie hitters in the NL.
That drought, the third-longest active in the MLB, didn't come to an end in 2019. The Padres made, however, a 4-win year-to-year improvement – and a push by rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and first-year starting pitcher Chris Paddock, who both impressed.
In 2017 Aaron Judge broke out in the Bronx, smashing an AL rookie record 52 homers en route to the Rookie of The Year award - with some also believing that he was deserving of the MVP award too.
How will Oakland fare in 2020?
How competitive will the Cards be in 2020?
The Astros have dominated the AL West for the past few years, but their staring depth has steadily diminished over the years to the point that the Angels and their line up of superstars will provide a legitimate threat to their crown.
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The NL West has been somewhat of a procession in recent years, with the Los Angeles Dodgers winning seven straight division titles. The chasing pack this year is led by the Arizona Diamondbacks, who are trying to return to the postseason after a two year absence.
Our Colorado Rockies preview a year ago was very positive. As the 2020 season nears, the outlook is uncertain and to be blunt, much less uplifting.
The Chicago White Sox look to be at the end of their long rebuild after an active offseason.
The Detroit Tigers lost 114 games last season, only five teams in the Modern Era have lost more games in a single campaign.