This article is part of our Collette Calls series.
Greetings from an Amtrak Viewliner Roomette as I head back to Charlotte from Tuscaloosa. I came down here so I could say I've been on the campuses of both recognized 2017 national champion college football teams as well as to see one of my best friends get married to someone he very much deserves. I decided to wrap up my vacation from work by taking the train for the trip rather than driving the eight hours each way, which ended up being a wise decision given the terrible weather in the Southeast the last few days.
It is a beautiful day as I ride home on the rails. I used the time down to get caught up on my real job riding coach, but decided to upgrade my ride home for a great price for a private room that also includes two meals in the dining car, free coffee and water and one alcoholic beverage at each meal. It also gives me enough space to spread out and work on this piece, which I need because there is much pressure on me to deliver in this particular installment of this column. I hit on seven of my 10 NL West Bold Predictions last year, which was my best performance in any division last season.
Before you dive into the 10 predictions below, please read the premise of this entire annual series from the most recent installment.
Kevin Cron will be the more productive of the Cron brothers. He