Best pitching matchup of the day. Justin Verlander, last year's 3rd place Al Cy Young vote getter takes on reigning AL Cy Winner, and the game's most universally liked player Zack Greinke. Other excitement in Kansas City comes from the debuts of Rick Ankiel, Scott Podsednik and Jason Kendall. The Royals are bringing in more people on the downside of their career than Celebrity Apprentice.
The Tigers are your WoW pick to win the AL Central. Rob also picked Jim Leyland to die and subsequently win manager of the year. Bold. Your move, Sports Illustrated. Whatever happens today, the AL Central is going to be one close race and if the Tigers are gonna make my prediction come true, a good start will be essential. No one wants to play 163 games again. What do you think, Asshole Jim?
"I think we have a competitive club," said Leyland. "Are we going to win anything? I don't know."
Keep smilin', kid.
|Austin Jackson, CF||David DeJesus, RF|
|Johnny Damon, LF||Scotty Pods, LF|
|Magglio Ordonez, RF||Billy Butler, 1B|
|Miguel Cabrera, 1B||Rick Ankiel, CF|
|Carlos Guillen, DH||Jose Guillen, DH|
|Brandon Inge, 3B||Willie Bloomquist, 3B|
|Gerald Laird, C||Yuniesky Betancat, SS|
|Scott Sizemore, 2B||Jason Kendall, C|
|Adam Everett, SS||Chris Getz, 2B|