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2010 Predictions sure to be wrong

Well, we’re less than two weeks away from Opening Day, so it is time to make 2010 projections.  I’m going to do division winner, playoff winners, and league MVP and Cy Young award winners.  Feel free to leave your predictions in the comments section, or yell at me if you think I’m wrong.

American League:

West: Rangers.  I think they have the pitching to win, and if Hamilton stays healthy their offense will score enough runs to support said pitching.

Central: Twins.  This is the best lineup they’ve had in years, and the starting rotation is solid, if unspectacular.  Having Pavano and Slowey for an entire season won’t force Ron Gardenhire to start a string of AAAA players in important stretch run games.

East: Yankees.  If it ain’t broke…..

Wild Card: Angels.  It was a toss up for the west crown, and I think the big boys of the AL east will beat up on each other enough to let the Angels take the wild card.

MVP: Joe Mauer.  I’m tempted to pick Texiera, but I guess I’m too much of a homer.  It will be another close one, especially if A-Rod plays the full season.

Cy Young: CC Sabbathia.  I think the voters will revert to the “ooh, look at all those wins” style of voting, which will prevent Grienke from winning his second in a row.

National League

West: Rockies. If they can get their closer situation figured out, they should have no problem winning the division.  The return of Jeff Francis will more than offset the loss of Jason Marquis.

Central: Cardinals.  They have two of the best starters in the NL headlining their rotation, and the best hitter of my generation.  I can’t find a reason to pick against them.

East: Phillies. Roy Halladay might actually win 30 games in his switch to the NL.  The Marlins and Braves could challenge them for a while, but the Phillies will pull away by midseason.

Wild Card: Marlins.  Josh Johnson is a legitimate ace, and Ricky Nolasco should see his ERA take a large dip due to his good peripheral numbers.  Hanley Ramierz anchors a young, but talented offense.  Florida can win a lot of games on the strength of their starting pitching.

Cy Young: Josh Johnson. The two cards pitchers will take votes away from each other, gift wrapping the award for Johnson

MVP:  Albert Pujols. He’s a machine.

Playoffs:

LDS

Yankees over Angels

Twins over Rangers

Cards over Marlins

Phillies over Rockies

LCS

Twins over Yankees.  (I know, I know)

Phillies over Cards

World Series

I’m not going to  venture a guess.

So there you go.  What do you guys think?

7 comments

7 Comments so far

  1. thrylos98 March 24th, 2010 4:48 pm

    Sounds good to me :)

    I still think that the Angels will probably be 3rd in the AL West and that the AL West will be more competitive than the AL East and both the Yankees and Red Sox will be in the post season. Not sure that I buy on the Cardinals being there again. It will be a tight race in the NLC. I like the Marlins pick. The NLE will be a 4 team race this year and probably as tough to figure out as the NLC.

  2. FunBobby March 24th, 2010 4:52 pm

    I’m not buying seattle as a playoff team. Yet. Especially with Lee hurting.

    I like the Cards because I don’t think the Cubs have any ability to win, and the Brewers simply don’t have the pitching. So its basically the Cards by default.

  3. sirsean March 24th, 2010 4:53 pm

    I’m picking Francisco Liriano for the AL Cy Young.

    20 wins, 3.00 ERA, and a ton of strikeouts.

  4. Alan March 24th, 2010 5:02 pm

    Sirsean if were making predictions that ridiculous I’m going to predict myself to win AL MVP

  5. Ragstoriches March 25th, 2010 12:54 pm

    Yeah and I’ll say the Twins will beat the Yanks in the ALCS.

    Wait…

  6. dboys December 18th, 2011 1:00 pm

    It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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