Posted by Kieran Carobine, Sun, January 08, 2012 05:00 PM Comments: 1
With the official start of Spring Training a little more than 50 days away excitement levels are high in Philly and other baseball towns across America. Even here in Virginia Beach, we are talking baseball on a regular basis. People around here are tired of hearing me talk about the the Phillies and Doc and Cliff. They would prefer to talk about the Nationals and Prince Fielder.
The fact of the matter is the National League East is slowly becoming the powerhouse of the Major Leagues. It’s been a long drawn out debate about the toughest division in baseball. The AL East has had bragging rights with the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays trading blows all season long for the past couple of years.
The Marlins have made the biggest splash this off season acquiring Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Heath Bell and now Carlos Zambrano. With a new stadium set to open the 2012 season with a bang, Miami has opened its wallet and declared ‘we want to win.’ The Marlins also brought in Ozzie Guillen to run this new look, new name, and new uniformed team.