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March 31, 2006

2006 MLB Predictions: Let your voice be heard.

posted by YukonGold to navel gazing at 09:07 AM - 27 comments

AL East champ: AL Central champ: AL West champ: AL Wildcard: AL Cy Young: AL Manager: AL MVP: NL East champ: NL Central champ: NL West champ: NL Wildcard: NL Cy Young: NL Manager: NL MVP: NL Champion: AL Champion: World Series Champ: BONUS - Where will Roger Clemens end up? (Retired, Yankees, Red Sox, Astros, Rangers, None) :

posted by YukonGold at 09:08 AM on March 31

My only prediction: The Twins will stink, but Ron Gardenhire will continue to be bizarrely cool.

posted by cobra! at 09:15 AM on March 31

I'm debating if I should go the homer route and throw the brewers in as the NL wild card.

posted by tron7 at 10:02 AM on March 31

NL Rookie of the Year: Prince Fielder. How's that tron?

posted by NoMich at 12:56 PM on March 31

Same problem here tron - Will the Jays actually unseat one of the Yankees/Red Sox or other Wild card threats out west and central (Indians/A's/Angels)? My heart says yes, but my brain says maybe.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:24 PM on March 31

My heart says yes, but my brain says maybe. Go with your colon. I think it's the best option when looking at the last decade of major professional Toronto sports.

posted by mkn at 02:27 PM on March 31

Here it goes... NL East: Atlanta Braves NL Central: St. Louis Cardinals NL West: San Francisco Giants NL Wildcard: Milwaukee Brewers NL Cy Young: Ben Sheets NL Manager: Ned Yost NL MVP: Albert Pujols AL East: Boston Red Sox AL Central: Chicago White Sox AL West: Oakland A's AL Wildcard: Toronto Blue Jays AL Cy Young: Dan Haren AL Manager: Terry Francona AL MVP: Paul Konerko NL Champion: Milwaukee Brewers AL Champion: Oakland A's World Series: Milwaukee Brewers BONUS - Roger Clemens will... retire. He's out of gas.

posted by rocketman at 02:45 PM on March 31

When's the deadline for picks?

posted by owlhouse at 03:04 PM on March 31

How much money to the winner? What's the scoring system? So many questions!

posted by qbert72 at 03:10 PM on March 31

My heart says yes, but my brain says maybe. Well my heart's only saying maybe but at least it's a maybe!

posted by tron7 at 03:17 PM on March 31

AL East champ: Yankees AL Central champ: Indians AL West champ: A's AL Wildcard: White Sox AL Cy Young: Johan Santana AL Manager: Eric Wedge AL MVP: A-Rod NL East champ: Mets NL Central champ: Cardinals NL West champ: Dodgers NL Wildcard: Phillies NL Cy Young: Brett Myers NL Manager: Willie Randolph NL MVP: Wright NL Champion: Mets AL Champion: Indians World Series Champ: Indians BONUS - Where will Roger Clemens end up?: Hell

posted by cl at 04:37 PM on March 31

AL East champ:Yankees AL Central champ:Indians AL West champ:Athletics AL Wildcard:Red Sox AL Cy Young:C.C. Sabathia AL Manager:Whoever is in charge of the Indians AL MVP:Alex Rodriguez NL East champ:Braves NL Central champ:Cardinals NL West champ:Dodgers NL Wildcard:Cubs NL Cy Young:Carlos Zambrano NL Manager:Bobby Cox NL MVP:Albert Pujols NL Champion:Braves AL Champion:Red Sox World Series Champ:Braves BONUS - Where will Roger Clemens end up?:Rangers I think that this could be even better if we come up with a scoring system. Obviously it won't come into play until October but it would still be fun.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:25 PM on March 31

AL East champ:Yankees AL Central champ:White Sox AL West champ:Angels AL Wildcard:Red Sox AL Cy Young:Roy Halladay AL Manager:Joe Maddon AL MVP:Vlad Guerrero NL East champ:Mets NL Central champ:Astros NL West champ:Dodgers NL Wildcard:Braves NL Cy Young:Pedro Martinez NL Manager:Willie Randolph NL MVP:Barry Bonds NL Champion:Mets AL Champion:Angels World Series Champ:Angels BONUS - Where will Roger Clemens end up?: the DL

posted by BullpenPro at 06:09 PM on March 31

I think that this could be even better if we come up with a scoring system. Obviously it won't come into play until October but it would still be fun. Well, someone could set up a confidence pool, except with a twist. For the AL, pick 7 teams and rank them +7 to +1, and the remaining 7 teams you rank -1 to -7. For the NL, pick 8 teams and rank them +8 to +1, and the remaining 8 teams you rank -1 to -8. Just like regular confidence pools, you get points for every win, depending on how many you assign each team. So if I ranked Toronto a +2, then every win for them would be worth 2 points for me. If I ranked KC -7, then every win for them would be -7 points for me. Obviously you want to rank the teams with the most wins at +7 and the losingest teams at -7. Why this method? It means you have to be good at picking the big winners AND the big losers. As well, it keeps the scores a little closer.

posted by grum@work at 10:25 PM on March 31

Holy Spreadsheet Nightmare Batman........ Brilliant grum Brilliant......

posted by skydivedad at 09:26 AM on April 01

That is an amazing idea grum. However, I won't be suprised if DrJohnEvans avoids this thread to avoid getting drafted into being in charge.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:47 AM on April 01

I second that nomination.

posted by 86 at 09:49 AM on April 01

I got my picks, I was hoping one of our more technically inclinde spofi members with oddles of free time on their hands would be down to do something like the Olympic hockey pool again. I'd offer my services but I'm completely useless and extremly unreliable.

posted by HATER 187 at 09:55 AM on April 01

AL East champ:Red Sox AL Central champ:Twins AL West champ:Angels AL Wildcard:White Sox AL Cy Young:Johan Santana AL Manager:Gardenhire AL MVP:Vladimir Guerrero NL East champ:Braves NL Central champ:Cardinals NL West champ:Dodgers NL Wildcard:Mets NL Cy Young:Roy Oswalt NL Manager:Willie Randolph NL MVP:Albert Pujols NL Champion:Cardinals AL Champion:Twins World Series Champ:Twins BONUS - Where will Roger Clemens end up? Astros. (how is that for some bullshit?)

posted by chris2sy at 05:47 PM on April 01

Clemens is going to re-sign with the Astros, get traded to Detroit, and the Tigers will win the World Series. Mark My Words... P.S. I'll make my actual picks after April Fools Day.

posted by wingnut4life at 07:36 PM on April 01

NL East= Mets NL Central=Cubs NL West=Padres NL Wildcard=Cardinals NL Cy Young=Carlos Zambrano NL Mnager=Dusty Baker NL MVP=Derrick Lee AL East=Yankees AL Central=White Sox AL West=A's AL Wild Card=Indians AL Cy Young=Bhuerle AL MVP=Crosby AL Manager=Guillen NL Champions=Cubs AL Champions=White Soxs World Series Champions="The Chicago Cubs" World Series MVP Derrick Lee Bonus=Clemons Retires

posted by skydivedad at 06:46 PM on April 02

AL East champ: New York AL Central champ: Chi Sox AL West champ: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SAY THAT TEN TIMES FAST... AL Wildcard: Detroit AL Cy Young: Kenny Rogers YEAH I SAID IT, WHADDAYA GONNA DO ABOUT IT? AL Manager: Jim Leyland AL MVP: A-Rod NL East champ: Hot-lanta NL Central champ: St. Louis NL West champ: L.A. Dodgers NL Wildcard: Houston NL Cy Young: Pedro "The Toe" Martinez NL Manager: Grady Little NL MVP: Pujols NL Champion: Houston AL Champion: Chi-Sox World Series Champ: Houston Astros BONUS - Where will Roger Clemens end up? Houston front office...

posted by wingnut4life at 08:25 PM on April 02

Fine, I'll post mine: AL East: New York AL Central: Cleveland AL West: Oakland AL Wildcard: Chicago AL Cy Young: Roy Halladay (although the best pitcher will be Felix Hernandez, he just won't get enough wins for the voters) AL Manager: Jim Leyland AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez NL East: Atlanta (my choice until the end of time or the year after they don't win, whichever comes first) NL Central: St. Louis NL West: Los Angeles NL Wildcard: New York NL Cy Young: Jake Peavy NL Manager: Bobby Cox NL MVP: Albert Pujols NL Champion: Oakland AL Champion: Atlanta World Series Champion: Oakland World Series MVP: Rich Harden Bonus: Roger Clemens pitches for the Astros by July 1st.

posted by grum@work at 11:45 AM on April 03

AL East champ: Boston AL Central champ: Cleveland AL West champ: Oakland AL Wildcard: Toronto AL Cy Young: Roy Halladay AL Manager: Jim Leyland AL MVP: David Ortiz NL East champ: Atlanta NL Central champ: St. Louis NL West champ: San Diego NL Wildcard: New York NL Cy Young: Jake Peavy NL Manager: Bobby Cox NL MVP: Andruw Jones NL Champion: Atlanta AL Champion: Oakland World Series Champ: Atlanta BONUS - Where will Roger Clemens end up? Retired

posted by trox at 11:52 AM on April 03

Has anybody heard from DrJohnEvans?

posted by wingnut4life at 07:35 PM on April 03

AL East champ:New York Yankees AL Central champ: :Chicago White Sox AL West champ: :Oakland Athletics AL Wildcard: :Boston Red Sox AL Cy Young: :Roy Halladay AL Manager: :Jim Leyland AL MVP: :David Ortiz NL East champ: :Atlanta Braves NL Central champ: :St. Louis Cardinals NL West champ: :LOS ANGELES DODGERS! NL Wildcard: :Houston Astros NL Cy Young: :Jake Peavy NL Manager: :Grady Little NL MVP: :Albert Pujols NL Champion: :St. Louis Cardinals AL Champion: :Oakland Athletics World Series Champ: :Oak-town! BONUS - Where will Roger Clemens end up? :Retires.

posted by ninjavshippo at 08:11 PM on April 03

I want to take this opportunity to point out that the Brewers are on pace to win 162 games this year, which would likely be enough to win the NL Central. That is all.

posted by rocketman at 09:23 AM on April 04

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