MLB Preseason Rankings

MLB Preseason Rankings - The Sporting Edge
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BY: Todd Horwitz, Host & Senior Contributing Analyst
PUBLISHED: February 18, 2016

Xander Breaks Down the White Sox

This week on The Sporting Edge, Xander and Roz give their first impressions of the upcoming MLB season by diving into the CBS Sports preseason rankings. The top three teams were pretty predictable in the Cubs, Indians, and Red Sox. Roz believes the Cubs remain the team to beat. Xander thinks the Indians are the top team in the league with acquisition of Edwin Encarnacion as well as a healthy Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar.

Will Mike Trout be an Angel through the entirety of next year? Witz and Roz are split on the issue as Roz thinks he is on the move. Xander breaks down his second favorite team, the White Sox, and tells the listeners why they’re going to be in contention within a few years a la the Cubs.

We are only a couple weeks away from the month of March and this year’s NCAA tournament should be interesting. There’s one undefeated team left in the nation, and that’s the Gonzaga Bulldogs, who have a great chance of ending the year undefeated. Roz says stay away from the Big 12 come tournament time. 

Witz goes on a rant about the end of the Bulls vs. Celtics game last Thursday and how the refs completely botched the call against Marcus Smart. He says they should keep the whistle in their pockets and let the players decide the outcome of the game. Roz discusses All-Star weekend and the dunk contest. The standings look the same as always, and we will wake everyone up come playoff time. See you next week!

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Witz is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, where he obtained his B.A. in Economics and Business Administration. He is 22 years old and hails from Deerfield, Illinois. He was an all-conference baseball player at Deerfield High School, and was also a member of the school’s football & wrestling teams.


Roz is from Deerfield Illinois, where he attended Deerfield High School with his co-host “Witz." Roz attended the University of Dayton, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management with a minor in Business Administration.

While at the University of Dayton Rozdiversified his resume with multiple positions in the sports and entertainment industry. He has worked in the athletic department for the only private school in the city of Dayton. Off campus, Roz was a production assistant on a feature film Landline. The film was shot in the city of Chicago home of his favorite baseball team the Chicago Cubs. At present, Ethan is pursuing a career in talent management and marketing.

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