We're now one-fifth of the way into the 2012 MLB season. What do you think the biggest surprises are?
Obviously Albert Pujols flirting with the Mendoza line with only one home run would have to top the list. Meanwhile, his replacement on the Cardinals (Carlos Beltran) has been flirting above .300/.400 with 13 HR.
Here's my picks:
-- Baltimore leading the AL East Division. Heck, they're 3-2 vs. NYY since getting swept by them at the beginning of the season.
-- Derek Lowe's 6-1, 2.05 ERA performance through eight starts. And ATL paid CLE $10M just to get rid of him. (And yes, I think his high WHIP will catch up to him.)
-- Arizona's disappointing start.