And so it begins. The 2015 Major League Baseball season beings tonight in Chicago in a torn up ballpark that used to be and may someday again be Wrigley Field. ESPN will cover the game. Check that...it is ESPN2. MLB doesn't even rate the prime network. This is the first Game Picks post of the year.
What are Game Picks? Every day, I will give a preview of each game and predict which team will win. This is not a betting feature and not meant to help you with your wagers, if that is your thing. There are a lot more scientific tools to use than this! I do this for fun and has run for several years now. I haven't missed a day for over three years.
So here we go.
The Cardinals over the Cubs: The Cardinals are the perennial NL Central champs and until they are dethroned, have to be considered the favorites again. The pitching match-up is an interesting one. Adam Wainwright is pitching under a cloud of concern after the way he broke down at the end of the season. Jon Lester is starting fresh with the Cubs after signing on to be their ace in years ahead. I'm expecting the game to go against type and become an offensive battle with the Cards out-slugging the Cubs.