Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bold Predictions: MLB 2009

AL EAST

  1. Boston Red Sox (96 wins)
  2. New York Yankees (94 wins – Wild Card*)
  3. Tampa Bay Rays (93 wins)
  4. Baltimore Orioles
  5. Toronto Blue Jays


AL CENTRAL

  1. Minnesota Twins
  2. Kansas City Royals
  3. Cleveland Indians
  4. Detroit Tigers
  5. Chicago White Sox (first in 2008, last in 2009)


AL WEST

  1. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  2. Oakland Athletics
  3. Texas Rangers
  4. Seattle Mariners


NL EAST

  1. New York Mets
  2. Florida Marlins (Wild Card*)
  3. Philadelphia Phillies
  4. Atlanta Braves
  5. Washington Nationals


NL CENTRAL

  1. Chicago Cubs
  2. Cincinnati Reds
  3. St. Louis Cardinals
  4. Milwaukee Brewers
  5. Pittsburgh Pirates
  6. Houston Astros (worst record in baseball)


NL WEST

  1. Los Angeles Dodgers
  2. San Francisco Giants
  3. Arizona Diamondbacks
  4. Colorado Rockies
  5. San Diego Padres


AL Champion: Boston Red Sox
NL Champion: Los Angeles Dodgers

World Series Winner: Los Angeles Dodgers, 4-2


AL MVP: 1B Justin Morneau, Minnesota
NL MVP: OF Manny Ramirez, Los Angeles (N)

AL Cy Young: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka, Boston
NL Cy Young: LHP Johan Santana, New York (N)

AL Rookie of the Year: C Matt Wieters, Baltimore
NL Rookie of the Year: RHP Jordan Zimmerman, Washington

Other Random Predictions:
  • The Angels will elminate the Yankees in the first round of the playoffs (again).
  • The Red Sox will have the best Team ERA in the AL.
  • Carl Pavano, now with the Cleveland Indians, will win 10 games (or one more than he did during his tenure in NY).
  • Bud Black (San Diego) will be the first manager fired.
  • The Cubs will lose in the first round of the playoffs.
  • No player will hit 50 home runs this season (but Pujols will come close).
  • In spite of all the injury talk, A.J. Burnett will make 30+ starts.
  • Jake Peavy will not be traded... but Roy Halladay will.
  • Kevin Youkilis will finally punch Joba Chamberlain.
  • Jeff will win his ultracompetitive fantasy baseball league.

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