Tagged: Season Predictions

Not Quite Nostradamus

By Eli Rosenswaike

Blog Editor

 

Opening night is upon us. Best day of the year. And it also means that it’s time to make the obligatory season predictions. It will be fun to check back at the end of the season and see how wrong I was.

Let’s rock.

 

–American League Central:

  1. Chicago White Sox
  2. Detroit Tigers
  3. Cleveland Indians
  4. Minnesota Twins
  5. Kansas City Royals

–American League East:

  1. Boston Red Sox
  2. New York Yankees (wild-card)
  3. Toronto Blue Jays
  4. Baltimore Orioles
  5. Tampa Bay Devil Rays

–American League West:

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

–National League Central:

  1. St. Louis Cardinals
  2. Chicago Cubs
  3. Milwaukee Brewers
  4. Houston Astros
  5. Cincinnati Reds
  6. Pittsburgh Pirates

–National League East:

  1. Philadelphia Phillies
  2. New York Mets (wild-card)
  3. Atlanta Braves
  4. Florida Marlins
  5. Washington Nationals

–National League West:

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

   
–ALDS:

  • Los Angeles Angels over New York Yankees
  • Boston Red Sox over Chicago White Sox

–ALCS:

  • Los Angeles Angels over Boston Red Sox

–NLDS:

  • Los Angeles Dodgers over New York Mets
  • Philadelphia Philles over St. Louis Cardinals

–NLCS:

  • Philadelphia Phillies over Los Angeles Dodgers

–World Series:

  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim over Philadelphia Phillies

 

–American League Awards:

  • MVP: Vladimir Guerrero (LAA)
  • Cy-Young: John Lackey (LAA)
  • Rookie: Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS)
  • Manager: Mike Scioscia (LAA)

–National League Awards:

  • MVP: Carlos Beltran (NYM)
  • Cy-Young: Carlos Zambrano (CHC)
  • Rookie: Chris Young (ARZ)
  • Manager: Charlie Manuel (PHI)

–American League Leaders:

  • Batting Champ: Ichiro Suzuki (SEA)
  • Home Run Champ: Alex Rodriguez (NYY)
  • RBI Champ: Travis Hafner (CLE)
  • Stolen Base Champ: Carl Crawford (TB)
  • Wins Champ: John Lackey (LAA)
  • ERA Champ: Johan Santana (MIN)
  • Strikeout Champ: Johan Santana (MIN)
  • Saves Champ: (Francisco Rodriguez (LAA)

— National League Leaders:

  • Batting Champ: Garrett Atkins (COL)
  • Home Run Champ: Ryan Howard (PHI)
  • RBI Champ: Garrett Atkins (COL)
  • Stolen Base Champ: Juan Pierre (CHC)
  • Wins Champ: Carlos Zambrano (CHC)
  • ERA Champ: Roy Oswalt (HOU)
  • Strikeout Champ: Jake Peavy (SD)
  • Saves Champ: Billy Wagner (NYM)

    

Mike’s Predictions

–ALDS:

  • Boston Red Sox over Minnesota Twins
  • Detroit Tigers over Los Angeles Angels

–ALCS:

  • Detroit Tigers over Boston Red Sox

–NLDS:

  • Chicago Cubs over New York Mets
  • Philadelphia Philles over Los Angeles Dodgers

–NLCS:

  • Philadelphia Phillies over Chicago Cubs

–World Series:

  • Detroit Tigers over Philadelphia Phillies 

–American League Awards:

  • MVP: David Ortiz (BOS)
  • Cy-Young: Johan Santana (MIN)
  • Rookie: John Danks (CHW)
  • Manager: Ron Gardenhire (MIN)

–National League Awards:

  • MVP: Chase Utley (PHI)
  • Cy-Young: Carlos Zambrano (CHC)
  • Rookie: Troy Tulowitzki (COL)
  • Manager: Charlie Manuel (PHI)

–American League Leaders:

  • Batting Champ: Robinson Cano (NYY)
  • Home Run Champ: David Ortiz (BOS)
  • RBI Champ: Alex Rodriguez (NYY)
  • Stolen Base Champ: Carl Crawford (TB)
  • Wins Champ: Johan Santana (MIN)
  • ERA Champ: Johan Santana (MIN)
  • Strikeout Champ: Johan Santana (MIN)
  • Saves Champ: Joe Nathan (MIN)

— National League Leaders:

  • Batting Champ: Miguel Cabrera (FLA)
  • Home Run Champ: Ryan Howard (PHI)
  • RBI Champ: Albert Pujols (STL)
  • Stolen Base Champ: Jose Reyes (NYM)
  • Wins Champ: Carlos Zambrano (CHC)
  • ERA Champ: Jake Peavy (SD)
  • Strikeout Champ: Randy Johnson (ARI)
  • Saves Champ: Billy Wagner (NYM)
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