Predictions, Part 1. From the pre-season magazines I have seen so far:
Street & Smith's
Red Sox picked for 2nd; Randy Johnson gets the Cy; Slappy is MVP; Yankees beat Atlanta in World Series.
Yanks win East; Red Sox get wild card; Johnson wins Cy; Yankees top Cubs in October.
The Sporting News
All 6 writers say Boston finishes 2nd; 4 say Sox lose ALDS to Angels; 1 says Sox beat Twins but lose ALCS to NY; 1 says Sox beat Angels but lose ALCS to NY.
World Series: 2 say Yankees over Cubs; 2 say Yankees over Cardinals; 1 says Yankees over Giants; 1 says Atlanta over Yankees.