Monday, March 31, 2008

Baseball is Back!

Some quick predictions for the new baseball season:

Final standings:

AMERICAN LEAGUE

EAST
Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays
New York Yankees
Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles

CENTRAL
Detroit Tigers
Minnesota Twins
Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Royals

WEST
Los Angeles Angels
Seattle Mariners
Oakland A’s
Texas Rangers

ALDS: BOS over LAA
ALDS: DET over SEA
ALCS: BOS over DET

CY YOUNG: Francisco Liriano
MVP: Miguel Cabrera
ROY: Evan Longoria


NATIONAL LEAGUE

EAST
New York Mets
Atlanta Braves
Piladelphia Phillies
Washington Nationals
Florida Marlins

CENTRAL
Chicago Cubs
Milwaukee Brewers
St. Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds
Houston Astros
Pittsburgh Pirates

WEST
Arizona Diamondbacks
Los Angeles Dodgers
Colorado Rockies
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants

MVP: Johan Santana
CY YOUNG: Johan Santana
ROY: Kosuke Fukudome

NLDS: NYM over ARI
NLDS: CHC over ATL
NLCS: NYM over CHC


WORLD SERIES: NYM over BOS
WORLD SERIES MVP: Johan Santana


And some Twins predictions:

HR: Morneau 45
BA: Mauer .339
RBI: Young 121
SB: Gomez 65

Worst BA: Punto .189

Wins: Liriano 18
SO: Liriano 234
ERA: Liriano 2.39
Saves: Nathan 40

Liriano will stay healthy
Gomez will lead AL in stolen bases
Everett and Mauer will win gold gloves
Mauer, Morneau and Natha will be all-stars
Lamb will be one of the top five hitters on Twins
Gomez, Cuddyer, and Young will be 1-2-3 in outfield assists.
Kubel will finally have that breakout year and hit 20 HR
Mauer will finally develop power and hit around 20 HR
Twins will have more wins than last year

And my final prediction:
Most of the above predictions will be wrong at the end of the year.

4 comments:

Matthew Sederberg said...

Tim, nice predictions!

Two questions:

1: Tampa Bay will finish above the Yanks??

2: How would Liriano get the Cy Young if he doesn't lead his own team in ERA and wins?

Tim Sederberg said...
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Tim Sederberg said...

Matt you didn't read my last prediction did you? Ok I will go fix the Liriano thing.

Tampa Bay will be really good this year you will see. The Rays have perhaps the best young collection of talent in the majors and they finally have some pitching with Garza, Kazmir, and Shields leading the way.

Tim Sederberg said...

Also - looks like the Twins are on TV tonight! ESPN2 at 5 I think. Hunter returns to the Metrodome!