Jump to content

MLB 2009 Predictions


alwaysr92

Recommended Posts

AL East

1. New York Yankees

2. Tampa Bay Rays

3. Boston Red Sox

4. Toronto Blue Jays

5. Baltimore Orioles

-As much as i hated to do this, i had to put the Yankees on top in this division, with the addition of Texiera, Sabathia, and Burnett (which has been somewhat overlooked a little bit) I honestly don't see any team being able to beat them in this division--I pray I'm wrong. I deliberated a bit with the Red Sox and Rays, i think this will flip-flop a lot through the season, but i had to give it to last years division champs, especially with the addition of Burrell, but the Red Sox could take the second spot just as easily as the Rays could.

AL Central

1. Cleveland Indians

2. Minnesota Twins

3. Chicago White Sox

4. Detroit Tigers

5. Kansas City Royals

-This for me is the one division that is a little questionable, the White Sox and the Twins tied for first place last year, I put Cleveland in first because they have been poised to breakthrough for years and i finally think this is the year they will do just that. The Tigers are too talented to stay at the bottom, they got off to a horrendous start last year but started playing better baseball towards the end of the year. I think the Twins are the biggest question mark in this division, they have talent, a good manager, and a deep team, so we'll see if that all equates to a successful season. I could honestly see the game differential between the first place and fourth place team be 5 games or less in this division.

AL West

1. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

2. Oakland A's

3. Texas Rangers

4. Seattle Mariners

-This was the easiest division for me to pick, i believe the Angels will run away with this division again. Even with the loss of Texiera and Rodriquez, i just dont see any teams that can keep pace with them. The A's are young and talented but still very raw, they surprised a lot of people last year with how competitive they were until they had a fire sale midseason and traded there older players for a bag of potatoes and a sheet of ShamWOWs. The Rangers and Mariners are a mess, i just dont see them being competitive for at least a few more years down the road.

NL East

1. New York Mets

2. Philadelphia Phillies

3. Atlanta Braves

4. Florida Marlins

5. Washington Nationals

-I know i'm gonna catch a lot of flak for this for putting the Mets; the proverbial choke artists, at the top, but i believe there bullpen got immensely better than last year and considering they were only 3 games out of first place, i know the bullpen blew more than 3 wins for them. The Phillies also lost Burell, dont worry, i still think the Mets will choke in the playoffs, but at least this year they'll get a chance to get there :P, I think the braves are about a year or two from being competitive again. I like the Marlins, they just arent very good and its gonna take a few years of rebuilding to get them back to competitiveness, and the Nationals...well...they're the Nationals...

NL Central

1. Chicago Cubs

2. St Louis Cardinals

3. Houston Astros

4. Milwaukee Brewers

5. Cincinnati Reds

6. Pittsburgh Pirates

-I believe the Cubs will take this division again...and do nothing with the playoff birth :P, with the Cardinals and Astros on their tail for most of the year. I was one of those people rooting for the Brewers last year, but lets be honest, the biggest reason they made the playoffs was Sabathia, and with rumblings they might even trade Fielder, i dont see them repeating the feel good story this year. The Reds and Pirates just arent very good baseball teams. Both teams have some talented players, but both teams are in shambles and are gonna need a miracle to make them relevant in there division again.

NL West

1. LA Dodgers

2. Arizona D-Backs

3. San Francisco Giants

4. Colorado Rockies

5. San Diego Padres

-This was by far the most up in the air division for me. I think if the Dodgers end up with Manny then they will win the division hands down with maybe a little competition from Arizona. The Giants are rebuilding and with one of the best up and coming pitchers in the game, i think they'll be competitive in about another year or two. The Rockies are young and have another shot of a dream season like a couple years back, but i honestly dont see it happening..but hey, its the NL West, anything is possible. The Padres dont really look like they want to be competitive this season, they were trying to get rid of Peavy; which they still might do, and they lost Hell's Bells, and they're in the middle of a sell, like i said with the Rockies, they could be a darkhorse candidate, i just dont really see it happening.

Well, those are my predictions for the divisions, the playoffs will come a lil later, feel free to comment, make your own, agree or disagree, this is just how i feel the season will play out.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 54
  • Created
  • Last Reply
NL East

1. New York Mets

2. Philadelphia Phillies

3. Atlanta Braves

4. Florida Marlins

5. Washington Nationals

-I know i'm gonna catch a lot of flak for this for putting the Mets; the proverbial choke artists, at the top, but i believe there bullpen got immensely better than last year and considering they were only 3 games out of first place, i know the bullpen blew more than 3 wins for them. The Phillies also lost Burell, dont worry, i still think the Mets will choke in the playoffs, but at least this year they'll get a chance to get there :P , I think the braves are about a year or two from being competitive again. I like the Marlins, they just arent very good and its gonna take a few years of rebuilding to get them back to competitiveness, and the Nationals...well...they're the Nationals...

Pat Burrell was incredibly overrated. The acquisition of Ibanez more than makes up for Burrell's departure, even if it means an overflow of left handers in the lineup. I'm not saying that the Phillies will finish first or anything like that (I don't make predictions), just that the loss of Burrell is insignificant at worst.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

AL East

1. Tampa Bay

2. New York

3. Boston

4. Toronto

5. Baltimore

AL Central

1. Cleveland

2. Minnesota

3. Chicago

4. Kansas City

5. Detroit

AL West

1. Texas

2. Los Angeles

3. Oakland

4. Seattle

ALDS

(1) Tampa Bay over (3) Texas 3-1

(2) Cleveland over (4) New York 3-1 with Carl Pavano defeating CC Sabathia in the Bronx :P

ALCS

(2) Cleveland over (1) Tampa Bay 4-2

NL East

1. Philadelphia

2. New York

3. Florida

4. Atlanta

5. Washington

NL Central

1. Chicago

2. Milwaukee

3. Houston

4. St. Louis

5. Pittsburgh

6. Cincinnati

NL West

1. Arizona

2. Los Angeles

3. Colorado

4. San Francisco

5. San Diego

NLDS

(1) Arizona over (4) Milwaukee 3-0

(3) Philadelphia over (2) Chicago 3-1

NLCS

(3) Philadelphia over (1) Arizona 4-3

World Series

(AL2) Cleveland over (NL3) Philadelphia 4-2

Didn't see that one comin' did ya :P ?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Dodgers, Cubs, Phillies win their divisions, with St. Louis somehow figuring out how to make the playoffs. In the AL, Angels, Red Sox, Twins and Rays winning the wild card. Who will win it all? Not the Cubs.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

AL East

1. Tampa Bay

2. New York

3. Boston

4. Toronto

5. Baltimore

AL Central

1. Cleveland

2. Minnesota

3. Chicago

4. Kansas City

5. Detroit

AL West

1. Texas

2. Los Angeles

3. Oakland

4. Seattle

ALDS

(1) Tampa Bay over (3) Texas 3-1

(2) Cleveland over (4) New York 3-1 with Carl Pavano defeating CC Sabathia in the Bronx :P

ALCS

(2) Cleveland over (1) Tampa Bay 4-2

NL East

1. Philadelphia

2. New York

3. Florida

4. Atlanta

5. Washington

NL Central

1. Chicago

2. Milwaukee

3. Houston

4. St. Louis

5. Pittsburgh

6. Cincinnati

NL West

1. Arizona

2. Los Angeles

3. Colorado

4. San Francisco

5. San Diego

NLDS

(1) Arizona over (4) Milwaukee 3-0

(3) Philadelphia over (2) Chicago 3-1

NLCS

(3) Philadelphia over (1) Arizona 4-3

World Series

(AL2) Cleveland over (NL3) Philadelphia 4-2

Didn't see that one comin' did ya :P ?

haha...Texas in the AL West.... i guess your entitled to your opinion...no matter how outlandish :P

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Prelim picks

AL East

1. Yankees

2. Rays

3. Red Sox

4. Blue Jays

5. Orioles

AL Central

1. Twins

2. Indians

3. White Sox

4. Tigers

5. Royals

AL Wets

1. Athletics

2. Rangers

3. Angels

4. Mariners

ALDS

Yankees over Rangers in 3, Twins over Rays in 5

ALCS

Yankees over Twins in 5

NL East

1. Mets

2. Phillies

3. Marlins

4. Nationals

5. Braves

NL Central

1. Cardinals

2. Cubs

3. Astros

4. Reds

5. Brewers

6. Pirates

NL West

1. Diamondbacks

2. Giants

3. Rockies

4. Dodgers

5. Padres

NLDS

Mets over Cubs in 4, D-Backs over Cardinals in 5

NLCS

Mets over D-Backs in 6

World Series

Mets over Yankees in 7

Link to comment
Share on other sites

AL East:

New York Yankees

Tampa Bay Rays

Boston Red Sox

Baltimore Orioles

Toronto Blue Jays

AL Central:

Chicago White Sox

Minnesota Twins

Cleveland Indians

Detroit Tigers

Kansas City Royals

AL West:

Los Angeles Angels

Texas Rangers

Seattle Mariners

Oakland Athletics

NL East:

New York Mets

Atlanta Braves

Philadelphia Phillies

Florida Marlins

Washington Nationals

NL Central:

Milwaukee Brewers

Chicago Cubs

St. Louis Cardinals

Houston Astros

Cincinnati Reds

Pittsburgh Pirates

NL West:

San Fransisco Giants

Los Angeles Dodgers

Colorado Rockies

Arizona Diamondbacks

San Diego Padres

Link to comment
Share on other sites

OK, the Mets improved their pen, but they still have no middle relief and nobody to consistently get to the 7th or 8th inning that isn't called "Johan"...and they need a bat. And yes, I still heart Adam Dunn yet nobody in all of baseball is touching him with a 40 foot pole...

So yes, as of 1/11/09, it's the Phils to win the east yet again...

And BTW, watch out for the Cincinnati Reds. If they can get an OF bat, all the better...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Cubs win World Series against Rays, 4 games to 3, on an 11th-inning bomb in game 7.

The ball exits the stadium and kills a goat in its return to Earth.

The world ends five minutes later.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'll wait until Spring Training is almost over and rosters are set before I make my predictions. I will say one thing, though: There's no way in hell the Tigers finish in 4th or 5th place this year. I expect this year's team to be motivated by last year's embarrassing failure.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'll wait until Spring Training is almost over and rosters are set before I make my predictions. I will say one thing, though: There's no way in hell the Tigers finish in 4th or 5th place this year. I expect this year's team to be motivated by last year's embarrassing failure.

Yeah, they will be scary this year, as I thought they would be much better last year. I really have no idea what is gonna happen in this division. The Twins did much better last year than I thought, is it gonna be the same this year? Do the White Sox do as well as they get older? The Indians have the talent to make a run, and the Royals are considerably better than what they have been.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'll wait until Spring Training is almost over and rosters are set before I make my predictions. I will say one thing, though: There's no way in hell the Tigers finish in 4th or 5th place this year. I expect this year's team to be motivated by last year's embarrassing failure.

Yeah, they will be scary this year, as I thought they would be much better last year. I really have no idea what is gonna happen in this division. The Twins did much better last year than I thought, is it gonna be the same this year? Do the White Sox do as well as they get older? The Indians have the talent to make a run, and the Royals are considerably better than what they have been.

I think it'll be a battle between the Tigers and Indians this year. But with the Twins and the White Sox you never know, it could be a 4 way battle for first or it could be 2 teams battling for first while the rest of the team are terrible, but I agree with Joel, the Tigers are not going to finish 4th or 5th. The team is too good not to be 4th or 5th. Plus the fact they have secured their bullpen for this year and their offensive lineup is scary at best.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

AL EAST:

Rays

Yankees

Red Sox

Blue Jays

O's

AL CENTRAL:

Twins

Indians

Tigers

White Sox

Royals

AL WEST:

A's

Angels

Rangers

Mariners

NL EAST:

Phillies

Marlins

Mets

Nationals

Braves

NL CENTRAL

Cardinals

Cubs

Brewers

Astros

Reds

Pirates

NL WEST:

D'backs

Dodgers

Rockies

Giants

Padres

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Same as I always make it. Giants vs A's in the World Series. The series goes seven games, then a HUGE earthquake hits, but fortunately it doesn't kill anyone, MLB gets worried and calls it a tie. Both teams are awarded championships ^_^

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Same as I always make it. Giants vs A's in the World Series. The series goes seven games, then a HUGE earthquake hits, but fortunately it doesn't kill anyone, MLB gets worried and calls it a tie. Both teams are awarded championships ^_^

haha, i said predictions...not impossibilities... :P

GLORY HOLE!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

AL West:

1. Angels

2. A's

3. Rangers

4. Mariners

AL Central

1. Indians

2. Twins

3. White Sox

4. Tigers

5. Royals

AL East

1. Rays

2. Yankees

3. Red Sox

4. Jays

5. Orioles

AL Wild Card: Yankees

ALDS: Angels over Rays in 4; Indians over Yankees in 5

ALCS Angels over Indians in 5

NL West

1. Diamondbacks

2. Giants

3. Dodgers

4. Rockies

5. Padres

NL Central

1. Cubs

2. Brewers

3. Cardinals

4. Astros

5. Reds

6. Pirates

NL East

1. Phillies

2. Marlins

3. Mets

4. Braves

5. Nationals

NL Wild Card: Giants

NLDS: Diamondbacks over Cubs in 3; Phillies over Giants in 4

NLCS: Diamondbacks over Phillies in 6

World Series: Angels over Diamondback in 7

Nothing like making baseball predictions. I can't wait for the season to start. Nothing like making nonsense and homer picks :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.