At last, the moment you all have been waiting for: my baseball predictions! I have put serious thought into these (six minutes) and think you should definitely bet money on them (if you want your knee caps broken by a bookie)...anyways, here we go.
Every year I take the Mets to win the division, and every year they choke at the end. So, this year I will take the Phillies and hope that I am wrong...
Well, this division was easy to predict who would be in first and who would be in last. The other teams have way too many variables. Oddly enough, all of them are starting pitching...
Yes, the D-Backs have an awesome rotation, but no offense. I have to give the edge to the Dodgers. And apparently, Manny is god or something.
NL Wildcard: Mets
NLDS: Mets over Cubs, Dodgers over Phillies
NLCS: Mets over Dodgers
NL MVP: David Wright
NL Cy Young: Cole Hamels
NL Rookie of the Year: Cameron Maybin
Pirates Record: 71-91
I typed and retyped this division three different times. This could be a very close division all season. Very exciting...
Remember last year when we were all talking about how the Tigers had the greatest offense we had ever seen? How they were going to be the World Series winners and all that? That was a bad call. I believe the Royals could be a team to surprise people. No, not like the Rays did last year, but I mean surprise people by not finishing last in the division...
I hate to bet against the A's, I think the last time I did that they won the west, unfortunately I do not trust any team that relies on a pitcher who has 5 consonants in a row in his last name. I am almost tempted to believe Ryan and his Mariners love. If the rotation can stay healthy and perform anywhere close to expectations, I could see some wins coming...
AL Wildcard: Red Sox
ALDS: Angels over Indians, Yankees over Red Sox
ALCS: Angels over Yankees
World Series: Mets over Angels
AL MVP: Josh Hamilton
AL Cy Young: C.C. Sabathia
AL Rookie of the Year: Matt Wieters (if get does get called up, also because everyone else has already handed the award to David Price)
Number of Wins the Third Place Team in AL East Will Have: 94 (2 more than the Indians)
I know that many of you will not participate (those of you that have put up your picks over at the Pancake are excused), but it is fun to look back during the season and see if any of us were even remotely close.