March 31, 2008

MLB Opening Day Predictions: Anyone interested? [more inside]

posted by YukonGold to navel gazing at 11:59 AM - 20 comments

Some standard predictions. Elaborate as you see fit. AL East: AL Central: AL West: AL Wild Card: NL East: NL Central: NL West: NL Wild Card: NLCS: ALCS: WS: AL MVP: NL MVP: AL CY: NL CY: AL ROY: NL ROY: First manager fired: (None is a valid entry)

posted by YukonGold at 12:02 PM on March 31

AL East: Red Sox AL Central: Indians AL West: Mariners AL Wild Card: Tigers NL East: Mets NL Central: Brewers NL West: Arizona NL Wild Card: Braves NLCS: Arizona ALCS: Red Sox WS: Red Sox AL MVP: David Ortiz NL MVP: Ryan Braun AL CY: CC Sabathia NL CY: Johan Santana AL ROY: Clay Bucholz NL ROY: Geovany Soto First manager fired: Ozzie Guillen

posted by YukonGold at 12:12 PM on March 31

AL East: New York Yankees AL Central: Cleveland Indians AL West: Seattle Mariners AL Wild Card: Boston Red Sox NL East: Philadelphia Phillies NL Central: Chicago Cubs NL West: Arizona Diamondbacks NL Wild Card: New York Mets NLCS: Mets over Phillies ALCS: Indians over Red Sox WS: Indians over Mets AL MVP: Grady Sizemore NL MVP: David Wright AL CY: C.C. Sabathia NL CY: Johan Santana AL ROY: Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox NL ROY: Justin Upton, Diamondbacks First manager fired: Bruce Bochy, Giants

posted by dyams at 12:26 PM on March 31

What's the time limit on this? Can I wait a few months?

posted by yerfatma at 12:39 PM on March 31

AL East: Red Sox AL Central: Tigers AL West: Angels AL Wild Card: Indians NL East: Mets NL Central: Brewers NL West: Diamondbacks NL Wild Card: Braves NLCS: Diamondbacks over Brewers ALCS: Tigers over Angels WS:Tigers over Diamondbacks AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera NL MVP: Ryan Braun AL CY: Josh Beckett NL CY: Brandon Webb Here's another question. Does Barry Bonds get signed, and if he does what team signs him?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:16 PM on March 31

AL East: Boston AL Central: Cleveland AL West: Seattle AL Wild Card: Detroit NL East: Atlanta NL Central: Chicago NL West: Arizona NL Wild Card: New York NLCS: Chicago ALCS: Detroit WS: Chicago AL MVP: David Ortiz NL MVP: Derek Lee AL CY: Justin Verlander NL CY: Carlos Zambrano AL ROY: Jacoby Ellsbury NL ROY: Cameron Maybin First manager fired: Ozzie Guillen

posted by trox at 02:21 PM on March 31

AL East: Red Sox AL Central: Tigers AL West: Angels AL Wild Card: Yankees NL East: Mets NL Central: Cubs NL West: Diamondbacks NL Wild Card: Braves NLCS: Cubs over Mets ALCS: Tigers over Red Sox WS: Tigers AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera NL MVP: David Wright AL CY: Justin Verlander NL CY: Johan Santana AL ROY: Evan Longoria NL ROY: Kosuke Fukodome First manager fired: John Gibbons FYI to dyams -- Upton is not eligible for ROY as he's amassed more than the minimum 130 MLB at-bats.

posted by holden at 02:24 PM on March 31

Holden, you gonna rock the DL pool again?

posted by YukonGold at 03:12 PM on March 31

Thanks for the correction. Upton came to mind because he's up with the big team now and I didn't want to put down someone who is at AAA at this point. It's borderline ridiculous how Upton is ten at-bats over the limit to be considered a rookie, while Fukudome plays nine seasons in Japan and is still viewed as a rookie.

posted by dyams at 03:49 PM on March 31

I suppose we should rock the DL pool, dontchya think? I'll post something to the LR later today. And dyams -- totally agreed on the ridiculousness of the ROY eligibility, particularly as it applies to professionals from non-US leagues.

posted by holden at 03:57 PM on March 31

AL East: Red Sox AL Central: Indians AL West: Angels AL Wild Card: Tigers NL East: Braves NL Central: Cardinals NL West: Rockies NL Wild Card: Mets ALCS: Red Sox over Tigers NLCS: Braves over Cardinals WS: Braves AL MVP: Sizemore NL MVP: Pujols AL CY: Beckett NL CY: J. Santana AL ROY: ??? NL ROY: ??? First Manager Fired: Dusty Baker

posted by BoKnows at 03:59 PM on March 31

AL East: Boston Red Sox AL Central: Detroit Tigers AL West: Seattle Mariners AL Wild Card: Cleveland Indians NL East: New York Mets NL Central: Chicago Cubs NL West: Arizona Diamondbacks NL Wild Card: Philadelphia Phillies ALCS: Tigers over Red Sox NLCS: Mets over Diamondbacks WS: Mets over Tigers AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera NL MVP: David Wright AL CY: Josh Beckett NL CY: Brandon Webb AL ROY: Adam Jones NL ROY: Kosuke Fukudome First manager fired: Ozzie Guillen (he's pretty much going to beg for it by June) Third Annual "Where Will Roger Clemens Be On July 1st": At home

posted by grum@work at 06:31 PM on March 31

Enjoy! DJ Sammy ft. Abbott and Costello - Boys of Summer (Who's On First Remix).mp3

posted by geekyguy at 10:09 AM on April 01

AL East: Red Sox AL Central: Tigers AL West: Angels AL Wild Card: Yankees NL East: Mets NL Central: Cubs NL West: Diamondbacks NL Wild Card: Braves ALCS: Red Sox over Tigers NLCS: Braves over Cubs WS: Red Sox AL MVP: Manny NL MVP: Chipper AL CY: Beckett NL CY: Peavy AL ROY: no clue NL ROY: no clue First Manager Fired: Bruce Bochy

posted by littleLebowski at 11:50 AM on April 01

AL East: Blue Jays AL Central: Indians AL West: Angels AL Wild Card: Tigers NL East: Phillies NL Central: Cubs NL West: Dodgers NL Wild Card: Rockies ALCS: Angles over Jays NLCS: Cubs over Dodgers WS:Angels Haven't a clue on the rest

posted by Monica Poland at 08:56 PM on April 01

I like the way Monica thinks. My precious Jays look pretty good this year - but my sneaking suspicion is 'not good enough'. I'm not predicting anything this year. I feel no further enticement to proving how wrong I am again this year.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:09 PM on April 02

Given their performance last night, we're in for a carbon copy of 2007: great starting pitching, solid bullpen, breakout performances from the likes of Hill and Rios, with Wells and Thomas (and now Eckstein and Stewert) stinkin' up the joint. Eighty-eight wins in oh-eight! However, a Tigers-Jays LCS would make me very happy indeed. I would look up all my childhood friends from Windsor just to taunt them.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 07:14 PM on April 02

Eckstein has always annoyed me. As someone who only casually follows the Jays, I was hoping they could keep John McDonald in the starting lineup just because he's incredible with the glove.

posted by dyams at 08:15 AM on April 03

The word is that Johnny Mac worked on his hitting in the off-season. He's not going to become the next Pujols, of course, but don't be too surprised if he pushes Eckstein by May.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:34 AM on April 03

Eckstein has always annoyed me. You and every other Yankee fan I know. All I've heard for the past two days is "Fuck you David Eckstein". And the poor little guy hasn't even gotten a hit yet. Seriously though, fuck you David Eckstein.

posted by goddam at 09:41 AM on April 03

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