2022 MLB preview: projecting NL West standings, win totals with Albert Destrade
For our fifth installment of our 2022 MLB Preview Series, former Survivor: South Pacific contestant and baseball coach Albert Destrade (@Zero_Votes on Twitter) returns to the Jack Vita Show to preview the NL West!
The Arizona Diamondbacks were the worst team in the National League a season ago. After extending infielder Ketel Marte, what will 2022 look like for them (0:00 - 24:15)? Over the last 15 months, the Colorado Rockies have said goodbye to stars Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story. A few weeks ago, they said hello to Kris Bryant. What should fans expect from Bryant this season, and how will the Rockies perform (24:15 - 46:00)? The San Diego Padres are coming off an extremely disappointing 2021. Picked by many to win the NL West, the Padres finished 79-83, in third place of the division. What needs to happen in order for the Padres to breakthrough and get back to the postseason for the first time in a non-COVID season since 2006 (46:00 - 1:06:35)? The San Francisco Giants greatly exceeded expectations in 2021, winning 107 games, and with it, the NL West crown. After losing Kris Bryant, Kevin Gausman and Buster Posey, how much regression will be see from the Giants, or will the Giants repeat as division champs (1:06:35 - 1:19:15)? The Los Angeles Dodgers are hungry for another World Series, and added the best first baseman on the planet Freddie Freeman to an already potent lineup. How will the Dodgers look in 2022 (1:19:15 - END)? Episode complete with win total projections for each team.
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Catch the rest of our 2022 MLB Preview Series!
1) AL West Preview with Anthony Franze (March 27, 2022)
2) AL East Preview with Jonathan Jaggard (April 1, 2022)
3) NL East Preview with Mickey Morandini and Jordan Morandini (April 2, 2022)
4) NL Central Preview with Ryan Pacatte (April 3, 2022)
5) NL West Preview with Albert Destrade (April 5, 2022)
6) AL Central Preview with Jake Paliga (April 6, 2022)
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