Thursday, April 2, 2009

2009 MLB Predictions

Its time to embarass ourselves once again. Its always fun to go back and look at your predictions and wonder, what the hell was I thinking? So, never afraid to look like the fool, here are my 2009 MLB predictions.

AL Central
1. Red Sox
2. Rays 5 GB *
3. Yankees 7
4. Orioles 26
5. Blue Jays 28

AL Central
1. White Sox
2. Tigers 3
3. Twins 4
4. Indians 7
5. Royals 11

AL West
1. Athletics
2. Angels 2
3. Mariners 14
4. Rangers 16
NL East
1. Phillies
2. Mets 6
3. Marlins 10
4. Braves 10
5. Nationals 24

NL Central
1. Cubs
2. Cardinals 8
3. Reds 10
4. Brewers 13
5. Astros 19
6. Pirates 21

NL West
1. Dodgers
2. Giants 2 *
3. D-Backs 4
4. Rockies 16
5. Padres 25
*Wild Card Team

Boston Red Sox defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series.

AL MVP - Miguel Cabrera (Tigers)
AL Cy Young - Jon Lester (Red Sox)
NL MVP - Manny Ramirez (Dodgers)
NL Cy Young - Tim Lincecum (Giants)

I think the Reds will be better and will compete through mid August but then fade. I think our season depends on what the guy up top can do for us, Wily Taveras. Some of these other divisions are wide open. You could have picked any one of those 5 teams in the AL Central to win the division. There are 4 contenders in the NL East and who knows who will be left out between the Yankees, Rays, and Red Sox. Tough call. Obviously my surprise picks are the A's and Giants making the playoffs.




2 comments:

Adam said...

Those are some bold predicitions. Here is how I see it shaking out.

AL East-
1. Yankees
2. Red Sox*
3. Rays
4. Blue Jays
5. Orioles

AL Central-
1. White Sox
2. Twins
3. Tigers
4. Indians
5. Royals

AL West
1. Angels
2. Athletics
3. Mariners
4. Rangers

NL Central-
1. Cubs
2. Reds
3. Cardinals
4. Brewers
5. Astros
6. Pirates

NL East-
1. Mets
2. Phillies*
3. Marlins
4. Braves
5. Nationals

NL West-
1. Dodgers
2. Diamondbacks
3. Giants
4. Rockies
5. Padres

Cubs vs. Yankees in the World Series unfortunately the losers for NY take the title.

AL MVP- Mark Teixiera NYY
AL CY YOUNG- Roy Halladay

NL MVP- Ryan Howard PHI
NL CY YOUNG- Johan Santana NYM

SHU said...

I'll take a stab at it:

AL East-
1. Yankees
2. Rays*
3. Red Sox
4. Blue Jays
5. Orioles

AL Central-
1. White Sox
2. Tigers
4. Indians
4. Twins
5. Royals

AL West
1. Angels
2. Athletics
3. Rangers
4. Mariners

NL Central-
1. Cubs
2. Cardinals
3. Reds
4. Brewers
5. Astros
6. Pirates

NL East-
1. Phillies
2. Mets*
3. Braves
4. Marlins
5. Nationals

NL West-
1. Dodgers
2. Giants
3. Rockies
4. Diamondbacks
5. Padres

Mets vs. Yankees in the World Series, and the Yanks win it all, it's amazing what over $250 million can get you nowadays....

AL MVP- Carl Crawford (surprise pick)
AL CY YOUNG- C.C. Sabathia

NL MVP- Hanley Ramirez
NL CY YOUNG- Tim Lincecum