Friday, April 9, 2010

Quick Predictions: MLB

I realize I forgot to put these in, so I figured I'd throw them up here quickly. Here are my predictions for this year:

AL East- Yankees, Red Sox, Rays, Orioles, Blue Jays

I can't envision this division any other way. Let's assume the Red Sox will win the Wild Card.

AL Central- Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Indians, Royals

Both the Indians and Royals should be improved, but they will still not be any good. I would have picked the Twins if Joe Nathan was healthy.

AL West- Angels, Rangers, A's, Mariners

I like the Mariners' moves in the offseason, but they are counting on Cliff Lee to get healthy soon, then they need Erik Bedard to get healthy, and then they need Chone Figgins to hit 40 home runs. Oops- no power ain't going to help ya! Should be a tight, low win total division.

NL East- Braves, Phillies, Mets, Marlins, Nationals

The Braves are badass. Correction- Jason Heyward is badass. The Phillies and Braves are going to have absolute wars on the field.

NL Central- Cardinals, Cubs, Brewers, Reds, Pirates, Astros

It hurts so bad. These are my predictions and I can't pick the Cubs to win the division. I still hope they do, but they just don't instill a sense of confidence in the fans. This whole division is improved- except the 'Stros. They are terrible.

NL West- Giants, Rockies, D'Backs, Dodgers, Padres

Don't make me look bad Gigantes. I'm going with the Giants due to their excellent pitching and the fact that Edgar Renteria's offseason training involved bathing in the Fountain of Youth. If this offense is half decent, they are going to win 90+ games. The Rockies are good, too. Dodgers? Not so much.

ALDS- Yankees over Tigers, Red Sox over Angels
ALCS- Yankees over Red Sox

NLDS- Giants over Phillies, Braves over Cardinals
NLCS- Braves over Giants

World Series- Braves over Yankees

By my calculations, that means we have a possible playoff match up this weekend here in San Francisco. Don't get too excited over any of these predictions as they will most likely be wrong. It'll probably end up being Rays vs. Pirates in the Series. Wouldn't that be interesting?

I'm playing on Saturday at the Boxing Donkey in Roseville. Stop by and have a few drinks- it should be a good time! (300 Lincoln, Roseville, CA)

2 comments:

GMoney said...

How dare Randy Wells outduel my stud, Tommy Hanson last night!

After one series, people that bought into the Braves have to be happy and people that didn't jump onto the Seattle bandwagon also have to be happy.

The Yankees 2-3-4 hitters are currently 2 for 36 and they still took 2 in Fenway. Can we just start the playoffs already?

Tony B. said...

Randy Wells pitched great last night! As long as he doesn't go all "Rich Hill" on the Cubs, he may end up being a decent pitcher.

It must be nice to cheer for a time that gets First Class tickets to the playoffs every year. The funny thing is that the Yankees have ridden home grown talent (Jeter, Posada, Rivera, Pettite) with supplemental purchases for damn near 15 years! Hopefully this new crop of Cubs kids will do that for Cubs (once they get rid of all the old guys on the team next year.)