Sunday, April 5, 2009

And now for the real expert's predictions: mine

You have until 6:05pm Monday evening to post your predictions in the Comments section of this page for them to be valid. Winner at the end of the season gets a prize - a good one. How about an engraved baseball bat from Cooperstown, New York saying the following:

(Your Name) is the smartest man (or woman) alive. Astros County, 2009.

Now for my predictions, and please note the wins probably won't add up.

NL Central:
Cubs: 92-70
Reds: 87-75
Cardinals: 84-78
Astros: 81-81
Brewers: 79-83
Pirates: 60-102

NL East: Mets
NL West: Dodgers
NL Wild Card: Giants

AL East: Red Sox
AL Central: Indians
AL West: Angels
AL Wild Card: Rays

WS: Red Sox def Cubs in seven games - the best WS since 2001, and Astros County rejoices.

If the Astros are going to have major award winners, it'll be these players:
MVP: Lance Berkman
Cy Young: Roy Oswalt
Comeback Player of the Year: Mike Hampton


The Unofficial Official said...

I personally don't think the Reds can uphold a torrid pace all year. Sure, they are young and all, but they just don't have it. (not much depth on that one). The Brew Crew will be below the Stros due to the major depert of CC, Gollardo having to anchor a weak rotation and with the Card's having a gaping hole the size of my ex's, well, you know, anyhow, they won't be able to out-produce last year. I think that really leaves it up to the Stros to either fail or succeed. Of course, they won't match the Cub's, but I really FEEL 2nd place has a welcome mat for the Stros this year.

The Unofficial Official said...

departure*. I'm tired, been at work since noon today. still here....