As the NFL season draws to a close and national interest in the NBA continues to plummet on an annual basis, most avid sports fans will begin to direct their attention to baseball and the 2011 MLB season.
Yes! It's finally that time of year, with pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training earlier this week.
Baseball spring training means new preseason favorites and predictions for the upcoming 2011 MLB Season.
Many baseball pundits, experts and so-called experts will be publishing their predictions for the 2011 season if they haven't already.
Most of their predictions for 2011 will be the result of intense scrutiny and research into the statistics and results of the 2010 season, as well as direct interviews with professional baseball players and personnel.
It is important to note that their predictions for the 2011 MLB Season will have little to no bias.
Well, the predictions you are about to read are almost solely based on bias and little to no research. I most certainly haven't spoken to or interviewed anyone working in the MLB.
Unlike Ken Rosenthal or Tom Verducci, my Rolodex contains only the phone number for Pizza Hut and my friend Steve.
I definitely have watched my fair share of the sport over recent years and would like to think of myself as a knowledgeable fan.
Which is to say, in terms of understanding baseball, I probably rank somewhere between Peter Gammons and the guy who jumps out of his seat every time a ball is popped up into the air thinking it is a home run.
Please, don''t be that guy.
With that being said, you are probably at the edge of your seat waiting to hear my predictions for the National League in the 2011 MLB season.