Sunday, April 5, 2009

2009 Predictions

Tough year to predict.

AL East--I look for the Rays to slip a little as everyone will be ready for them,
Red Sox should have enough pitching depth to survive division,
Yankees have a good starting staff if all is healthy, A-Rod is a question mark, Jeter may be slowing down, but don't count him out yet, Can Cano and Matsui return to form and what about Mariano Rivera,
Blue Jays tumble down

AL Central--Twins, Indians and White Sox will battle it out,
Tigers will be the worst team in baseball

AL West--Angels should win a weak division

NL East--Phillies should be able to beat out Mets, Braves and Marlins

NL Central--Cubs will win division, Reds will be this years Rays but look out for the Cards.

NL West--Dodgers should beat out the Giants and D-Backs for the division.

Now for the Picks--Sorry Yankee and Met Fans, Not what you are looking for, But I feel this is the way it is going to go.



American League

AL East


Red Sox
Yankees *
Rays
Orioles
Blue Jays

AL Central

Twins
Indians
White Sox
Royals
Tigers

AL West

Angels
A's
Rangers
Mariners

AL Playoffs

Red Sox over Twins
Yankees over Angels

ALCS

Red Sox over Yankees

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National League

NL East

Phillies
Mets
Braves
Marlins
Nationals

NL Central

Cubs
Reds *
Cardinals
Pirates
Astro's
Brewers

NL West

Dodgers
Giants
D-Backs
Rockies
Padres

NL Playoffs

Reds over Phillies
Cubs over Dodgers

NLCS

Reds over Cubs

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World Series

Reds over Red Sox

4 comments:

Lester's Legends said...

1975 all over again.

"Nutball Gazette" said...

It isn't the Big Red Machine, There really is nothing to back up my picks but it is my gut feeling.

My Preseason Picks in 2008 were.


I nailed the NL Regular season But my AL was a disaster except for the Red Sox.

AL PLAYOFFS---TIGERS OVER MARINERS
INDIANS(WC) OVER RED SOX

ALCS
INDIANS OVER TIGERS

NL PLAYOFFS---PHILLIES OVER BREWERS(WC)
CUBS OVER DODGERS

NLCS
CUBS OVER PHILLIES

WORLD SERIES

INDIANS OVER CUBS

afrankangle said...

Oh my my Larry ... did a frozen ham hit you in the head at work this weekend?

Just kidding .... so thanks for the props on my Reds. As you know, I can't see it, but I will gladly bow to you if this happens.

Potential surprises: Braves, A's, and Royals ... and I did say potential.

Good luck with your picks.

"Nutball Gazette" said...

Potential surprises:
Who knows..Who would have picked the Rays in the pre season last year