Just like anyone else, we like to be right about things, and what better way to see if we can predict the future as good as Sister Cleo than to put them in writing. We’ve decided to put up our predictions on a new tab as we make them, so it’s easy for the readers to refer back and laugh in our faces. At the end hopefully one of us can claim the coveted “I called it” moment at the end of the year. Who knows, maybe nobody will get anything right, but if that’s the case it would be one of the wackiest seasons we’ve ever seen, and unlike Cleo, we don’t have tarot card! It’s a long year, and we could look pretty ridiculous by the end, but here’s how we see the division and wild card winners, World Series, MVP’s, Cy Young’s, and top stat categories for each league playing out.
AL East Winner:
Mceezy: New York Yankees – No reason to suggest anything would change here.
Chappy: New York Yankees – No surprises here. The defending champs look as good as last year, and could be the first team to go back to back since, well, themselves.
By: Boston Red Sox – Why? Because I hate the Yankees, ’nuff said.
Dyslecix: Boston Red Sox – Meh….something about the Yankees getting it done back to back doesn’t feel right.
Cali4dre: NY Yankees. Once they move Granderson up to leadoff for good, they will be unstoppable from 1-6 and they’re 7-9 will still be better than half of MLB’s 3-5 hitters. Not to mention they’re pitching is very solid, and frankly the coach could be an orangutan and still be successful but it’s not, it’s a very serviceable Joe Girardi.
AL Central Winner
Chappy: Chicago White Sox – I just have this weird feeling that they will be good. Not that I’m overly confident in Rios and Peavy, but they are pretty solid up and down. The Tigers are talented, but don’t ever seem to put it together. I feel like the Twins will have more problems with injuries than Nathan going down for the season.
Mceezy: Detroit Tigers – I think they get big years from Cabrera and Verlander, and there’s no clear frontrunner in the Central.
By: Minnesota Twins – Why? Because Joe Mauer went to Cabo with the Playstation guy!
Dyslecix: Minnesota Twins – Not sold on the White Sox or Detroit the Twins are always there.
Cali4Dre: Detroit Tigers. The pitching staff is strong and young at the top, with Verlander and Porcello ready to carry the load. The offense is still pretty strong… love Austin Jackson as fantastic replacement for Grandy. Magglio’s bat looks to be back, Cabrera is sober, and Sizemore will be another great rookie-producer on this team. This is the year they get it together and hold off a weak Twins and White Sox combo. Continue reading