Congratulations to the 2012 World Series Champion
Boston Red Sox.
huh, what, say what? The Red Sox are not in the what? They are not in the playoffs? When and how did that happen? They are the greatest team in Baseball History!!
Oh well, Lets review what "The Expert" saw for the 2012 season.
Lets not, Oh My "The Expert" has had a very good record of predicting overall seasons in both the NFL and MLB the past several seasons, WELL not this year.
"The Expert" said 1st in the east --Red Sox (Hitting is the best in Baseball, But relying on Beckett and Lackey?)
2nd in the East Not making the Playoffs --Yankees (If AJ Burnett, Hughes and Young Nova come up big the Yankees can win it all)
well on Nova 'The Expert' was right on.
4th in the East--Rays (If the Bullpen finds itself the rays could be a playoff team)
Twins win the Central
White Sox wild Card. Tigers in 3rd
A's in the West Rangers 2nd and Angels Last.
Now the NL
Braves (New Manager, Great results, Much Better)
Phillies (Note no asterisk, That means No Playoffs)
Marlins (Will Fade in 2nd half of season
Nationals (Some Hope in Washington)
Mets (100 losses and contends with Indians, and Pirates as worst team in baseball)
Brewers (Good Pitching and good bats)
Reds* (Last year no fluke)
Cubs (Very weak bottom 4 in this division)
Cardinals (Injuries, age and stress of Albert Pujols drags team down)
Astro's (Not Much Hope)
NL West D-Backs 4th
World Series Twins over Braves (Missed it by that much)
Now for 2011 Playoffs, I have been picking with my head and not my Heart.
This year I am going with
my Heart and Gut and maybe Wishful Thinking
Rays over Rangers in 4
Yankees over Tigers in 5
Cards over Phillies in 4
Brewers over D-Backs in 4
Rays over Yankees in 7
Brewers over Cards in 6
Rays over Brewers in 7