February 13, 2010

Pre-Season Annuals - Predictions

I've seen three of the pre-season annuals on the newsstand and jotted down the predictions for the 2010 season:

Athlon
Yankees
Red Sox (wc)
Rays
Orioles
Blue Jays

AL Central & West: Twins, Angels
NL: Phillies, Cardinals, Dodgers, Rockies (wc)
ALCS: Yankees over Red Sox
NLCS: Phillies over Cardinals
WS: Phillies over Yankees
AL MVP Top 5:
Slappy, Mauer, Longoria, Yook, Morales
AL CY Top 5:
Sabathia, Hernandez, Verlander, Rivera, Peavy
Lindy's
Red Sox
Yankees (wc)
Rays
Orioles
Blue Jays

AL Central & West: Twins, Angels
NL: Phillies, Cardinals, Rockies, Dodgers (wc)
AL Pennant: Red Sox
NL Pennant: Phillies
AL MVP: Teixeira
AL CY: Hernandez
The Sporting News
Yankees
Red Sox (wc)
Rays
Orioles
Blue Jays

AL Central & West: Twins, Angels
NL: Phillies, Cardinals, Rockies, Cubs (wc)
WS: Yankees over Phillies
MVPs: Mauer / Pujols
CYs: Hernandez / Lincecum

14 comments:

Mochaman said...

AL East
Yankees
Red Sox (WC)
Rays
Orioles
Blue Jays

AL Central: Twins
AL West: Rangers
NL East: Phillies
NL Central: Cardinals
NL West: Giants
NL Wild Card: Dodgers

AL Pennant: Yankees (still on see to believe mode with '10 Sox)

NL Pennant: Cardinals (just because I don't see Philly doing it three years in a row)

WS Yankees (hurts) over Cardinals

AL MVP: M. Teixeira
NL MVP: A. Pujols

AL Cy: F. Hernandez
NL Cy: C. Carpenter

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blogtard said...

Clearly, none of these so-called "baseball experts" rememebered that Hinske now plays for the Orioles. As such, the O's win the Wild Card and go to the World Series.

Sorry, Skankees, looks like you're on the outside lookin' in again.

blogtard said...

Scratch that. O's win the East, Sox in the Wild Card.

I haven't had my coffee yet this morning...

andy said...

I would prefer to see the Red Sox just score runs and not have those colossal dry periods that make them look like a national league team.

Mochaman said...

Actually was considering the Orioles over the Rays this year. Just don't think they're gonna have enough pitching this year. Next year may be another issue.

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Patrick said...

Sporting news' prediction would be really interesting if it was from last year. Looks really dumb right now.

Philip said...

So Lincecum is coming to the AL? For whom?

redsock said...

So Lincecum is coming to the AL? For whom?

Fixed (wiseass).

Maybe we can deal Bowden for him.

redsock said...

Mochaman: Would you mind not including links at the end of your comments? It's too close to using comments to advertise your own blog for my comfort. People can click on your name to see your link. Thanks.

Lord Lynch said...

Not hopeful this year, but then again, I had us for 87 wins last season so I'm not setting up the Optimism Club just yet! However, I do worry about our barren spells with the bat, and losing one of our better hitters without a similar sort of replacement is concerning. That said, the Yankees appear to have regressed a little too - surely Pettitte can't be that reliable third starter again?

I do know that I get to see the Red Sox in person for the first time this season. June 6.....

Jere said...

"Clearly, none of these so-called "baseball experts" rememebered that Hinske now plays for the Orioles."

Hinske's on the Braves. So Red Sox over Braves in the WS.

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9casey said...

Lord Lynch said...
Not hopeful this year,



Wow, really . I believe we have our best rotaion 1-5 in quite some time. We have the best defense we have had in many years. What scares you no Bay? I am really stating to like the team we have on paper right now, alot....

SoSock said...

I agree Casey, except on offense. I know that in theory we should not need as much run production with the improvements in pitching and defense, but I just can't escape the sense that we're going to wish we had one more decent bat.
But, me being me, I'm going with a breakout year for Dice, a Cy Young year for Lester, and a team full of gold gloves to go with that 1st WS ring of the new decade. Hope springs eternal!
Shit, I forgot about Hinske though. Maybe he'll strain a groin