April 3, 2015

Boston Globe Writers: 2015 Predictions

The Boston Globe writers offer their thoughts on the upcoming season. Here are some of the relevant bits:
Alex Speier
AL East: Red Sox – Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
AL Wild Card: Yankees, Angels – Yankees staff surprises with health; Trout helps Halos get past.
World Series: Nationals over Mariners in 5 – Scott Boras hailed as conquering hero as client-loaded Nats triumph.

Chad Finn
AL East: Red Sox – Offense will keep scoreboard busy, but pitching reinforcements required.
AL Wild Card: Athletics, White Sox – Billy Beane's bewildering offseason moves pay off. Carlos Rodon electrifies.
World Series: Pirates over Red Sox in 6 – Pittsburgh finally avenges 1903 loss to Boston. Shall we meet again in 2127?

Nick Cafardo
AL East: Orioles – Most consistent starting rotation, great player in Manny Machado.
AL Wild Card: Angels, Tigers – The Angels still have overall talent; Tigers continue to ignore their bullpen.
World Series: Nationals over Mariners in 6 – The Nationals can't possibly lose with that pitching staff.

Peter Abraham
AL East: Orioles – Baltimore gets a big boost from Manny Machado's return.
AL Wild Card: Indians, Angels – The Sox will compete, but the loss of Christian Vazquez was a killer.
World Series: Nationals over Mariners in 6 – In a playoff series, it will be tough to beat the Washington starters.

Christopher L. Gasper
AL East: Blue Jays – The Blue Jays end the longest playoff drought in major North American pro sports.
AL Wild Card: Mariners, Tigers – Mariners' defense is almost as good as Pete Carroll's. Tigers edge Red Sox for final wild card.
World Series: Nationals over Tigers in 7 – Someone in Washington finally delivers on their promise.

Dan Shaughnessy
AL East: Orioles – Why does everyone think the Red Sox made up 25 games on these guys?
AL Wild Card: Indians, Red Sox – Tito gives his regards to Sox owners again in playoffs.
World Series: Nationals over Orioles in 7 – Beltway Series unites all houses.


allan said...

Hmmm. Some strange line breaks there that I can't seem to fix...

SJJ said...

CHB's comment reaches a new low in the recent history of examining modern prediction methods!