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162 MLB predictions

Posted on: March 23, 2008 8:46 pm
Edited on: April 13, 2008 10:59 pm
 
 

162 predictions for the MLB season, some will be bold some will be obvious

  1. The NL wins the All Star game 
  2. Prince Fielder wins the Home Run Derby 
  3. Yankees tickets will sell for absurd amounts of money online
  4. Joe Torre wins NL manager of the year 
  5. Joe Girardi wins AL manager of the year 
  6. Yadier Molina and Kenji Johnjima win the Gold Gloves at C 
  7. Derrek Lee and Kevin Youkilis win it at 1st 
  8. Mark Ellis and Orlando Husdon win it at 2nd 
  9. Ryan Zimmerman and Mike Lowell win it at 3rd 
  10. Tulo and Orlando Cabrera win it at short 
  11.  In the NL Andruw Jones, Felix Pie, and Shane Victorino win it in the outfield...
  12. and in the AL Ichiro, Torii Hunter, and Grady Sizemore win it. 
  13. Greg Maddux and Jake Westbrook win it for Pitchers 
  14. Brandon Webb wins the NL Cy Young 
  15. C.C. Sabathia wins the AL Cy Young 
  16. Carlos Gomez wins AL ROY 
  17.  Scott Kazmir will be the 3rd best pitcher on the Rays
  18. AL comeback player of the year Travis Hafner 
  19. Nl comeback player of the year Andruw Jones 
  20.  Ichiro leads the league in hits (232)...
  21.  ...and BA (.345)
  22.  Dusty Baker doesn't give the young Reds enough playing time...
  23.  ...other than Johnny Cueto and Edinson Volsquez, who each pitch 20 more innings than they should...
  24. The Giants will try and trade off their aging position players...
  25. ...but no one will want Durham, Roberts, Visquel or Aurilla
  26. Viagra uses Giants players in their new ad campaign
  27.  Dan Haren will be a disapointment for the Diamondbacks
  28.  But Brandon Webb will continue to pitch amazing
  29.  And Randy Johnson won't have more than 15 starts
  30.  The Rockies won't make it back to the World Series...
  31.  ...they won't even make the playoffs
  32.  Chase Headley will not only be the starting Lf in San Diego for most of the season...
  33.  ....he'll also win the NL ROY
  34. Mark Prior doesn't pitch the whole season... 
  35.  ...but his ERA will still be low cause he plays in Petco
  36.  Carlos Zambrano will keep his cool for most of the season, and will be a better pitcher for it,...
  37. ...although he will serve a 9-game suspension for shoving the end of a broken bat into J.J. Hardy's pants 
  38.  Alfonso Soriano will end up in the leadoff spot
  39. Rickie Weeks will challenge levels of mediocrity by a 2b that have rarely been seen... 
  40. ...but Ned Yost will leave him in the lineup because his backup is Craig Counsell
  41. Ben Sheets will get hurt (hey I said some of them will be obvious)
  42. Jason Kendall will allow more runners to steal than he has RBIs 
  43. Ian Snell will be top 3 in the league in quality starts... 
  44. ...but still not record more than 12 wins.
  45. Jason Bay's BA rises 40 points off of last year...  
  46. ...and he hits 12 more HRs, but still strikes out 145 times 
  47. Miguel Tejada doesn't get deported
  48. Carlos Lee hits 115 RBIs 
  49. Roy Oswalt wins a little less than a 3rd of his teams total victories 
  50. Adam Wainwright dazzels... 
  51. ...but the rest of the rotation proves why its the worst in the central, yes even worse than the Astros.
  52. Pujols gets shut down a little after the ASB 
  53. Cesar Izturis sucks so bad... 
  54.  ...that LaRussa bats him 9th because the pitcher is actually better than him
  55. David Wright wins NL MVP...
  56. ...65% because he deserved it...35% because he plays in NY and for the best team in the NL
  57. Pedro makes 18 starts on the year.
  58.  Manny Ramirez puts up similar numbers to last year's 
  59.  Manny Delcarmon is the most reliable option...
  60.  ...out of the best bullpen in baseball
  61. Arod wins another MVP... 
  62. ...but that's still not good enough for many Yanks fans 
  63. Yankees trade for Joe Blanton... 
  64.  ...in a package that includes Ian Kennedy and a boatload of cash that rivals the GNP of Sierra Leone in the month of July
  65.  Joba Chamberlian spends the year in the pen... 
  66.  ...and a few horrible outings inflate his ERA to 4.11
  67. Matt Stairs doesn't bat a single game in the leadoff spot... 
  68. Alex Rios once again puts up the best numbers in the Toronto outfield 
  69. Jeremy Accardo gets more saves on the year than BJ Ryan 
  70. The Orioles trade Brian Roberts at the deadline... 
  71. ...but not to the Cubs 
  72. Nick Markakis hits .300 with 32 HRs and 110 RBIs... 
  73. ...and the entire starting infield hits only 46 HRs 
  74.  Carlos Pena hits 41 HRs
  75. Carl Crawford steals 50 bases...
  76.  ...but doesn't top 20 HRs or 80 RBIs
  77.  Chase Utley finishs 2nd in the MVP race
  78.  Ryan Howard belts 52 HRs...
  79.   ...and strikes out over 200 times
  80.  Brad Lidge blows 7 saves
  81.  Tim Hudson and John Smoltz put up a quiet 33-16 3.30 ERA between them
  82.  Will Ohman puts up a 5+ ERA
  83.  Chipper and Tex put up 65 HR 220 RBIs between them
  84.  Nick Johnson gets more starts than D. Young
  85.  Jason Berggman leads the team in wins and ERA
  86.  Hanley Ramirez hits .335 steals 50 bags and hit 30 dingers... 
  87.  ...and secretly wishes to be traded
  88.  The only good starting pitcher in Detriot will be Justin Verlander...
  89.  ...Dontrelle Willis will put up and ERA 5+
  90.  But the Tigers will put up 900+ runs...
  91.  ...but come up short of 1000
  92.  Magglio hits 50 points lower than last year
  93.  Renteria hits .320 with 85 RBIs
  94.  Fausto and CC put up the best numbers for a duo in baseball
  95.  Pronk hits 40 HRs again...
  96.  ...but his BA still stays low at about .275
  97.  The White Sox still don't realize they have no chance to win and try to make the playoffs when they are 7 games out at the deadline
  98.  Hawk Harrelson remains the most annoying announcer in baseball... 
  99.  ...Joe Morgan takes the honor for color cominatators
  100.  Speaking of Morgan, firejoemorgan.com has an unpresidented spike in hits
  101.  Trey Hillman wins the Royals at least 5 more games than last year
  102.  Zack Grienke wins at least 13 games
  103.  Justin Morneau hits 35 HRs, but hits .280
  104.  Fransico Liriano goes to the DL twice
  105.  Huston Street becomes one of the most sought after players at the deadline...
  106.  ....after converting 18 out of 19 saves in the first half of the season
  107.  Bobby Crosby improves his .226 BA from last year
  108.  Hitters still don't realize that KRod only throws basically one pitch for strikes
  109.  Brandon Wood still doesn't get significant PT
  110.  Rangers team ERA will be the worst in baseball 
  111.  Josh Hamilton approaches 30 HRs
  112.  Richie Sexson gets his Slugging Percentage back over .500
  113. Eric Bedard has a K/9 rate over 10
  114.  3 hitters hit for the cycle: 
  115. ...Adrian Gonzalez....
  116. ...Hanley Ramirez and...
  117. ...Brandon Phillips  
  118.  2 pitchers throw no hitters:
  119.  ...Adam Wainwright and...
  120.  ...Carlos Zambrano
  121.  Joe Torre leads the Dodgers to an NL West title
  122.  ...1 game back are the Padres...
  123.  ...then the Dbacks
  124.  And the Rockies...
  125.  and a ways back are the Giants
  126.  The Cubs win the NL Central
  127.  The Brewers finish second
  128.  The Reds a distant 3rd
  129.  The the surprise team of the year the Pirates in 4th...
  130.  ...followed close by the Astros...
  131.  ...and bringing up the rear are the Cardinals in last
  132.  The Mets win the NL East
  133.  The Phillies a close 2nd
  134.  The Braves come in 3rd
  135.  The Marlins battle it out for 4th with...
  136.  The Nationals, they end up in a tie for 4th
  137.  The Red Sox win the AL East with the best record in baseball  
  138.  The Yankees finish 2nd
  139.  The Rays finish 3rd
  140.  The Blue Jays finish 4th
  141.  ....and the Orioles a distant 5th...
  142. The Angels Win the Al West
  143. The Mariners finish 2nd 
  144. The A's 3rd  
  145. The Rangers 4th 
  146.  The Indians win the AL Central
  147.  The Tigers finish a close 2nd
  148.  The White Sox finish much far back in 3rd
  149.  The Royals finish a game ahead of... 
  150.  ...the last place Twins
  151. The Padres win the NL Wild Card... 
  152. Barely beating out the Phillies on the last day of the season 
  153. The Yankees somehow find a way to win the wild card and make the playoffs... 
  154. ....making Tiger fans wish they had targeted better starting pitching than Dontrelle Willis 
  155. The Mets beat the Padres in 4 
  156. The Cubs beat the Dodgers in 5 
  157. The Indians take out the Yanks in 4  
  158. The Red Sox beat the Angels in 3 
  159. The Cubs beat the Mets in 6
  160. The Red Sox beat the Indians in 7
  161. The Red Sox beat the Cubs in 6...
  162. ...which technically ends the curse
Category: MLB
Comments

Since: Apr 8, 2007
Posted on: May 1, 2008 4:44 pm
 

162 MLB predictions

Wut about this for Josh Hamiltons prediction?

 Josh Hamilton doubles anybody elses HR total on the Rangers?

 

That seems like a realistic prediction, Kinsler isnt doing wut he did last year, and i dont see anyone else hitting over 17 now that Blalock is on the DL.




Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2008 12:05 am
 

162 MLB predictions

A) He qualifies as one, 5 less ABs than the maximum

B) We've been over this

C) Well now he'll go 18 out of 18

D) Um...no




Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: March 30, 2008 11:22 pm
 

162 MLB predictions

Mets win East (somewhat easily), Phillies and Braves don't make playoffs because too many games against Mets and each other. Cubs win Central with somewhere around 85 wins. D-backs win West. Dodgers get Wild Card. Mets take out Dodgers. D-backs easily handle Cubs (worst playoff team). In a matchup of great frontline pitchers, John Maine makes the difference as Mets win in 6. They go on to beat the Yankees in 7 in a world series featuring the final games of Yankee Stadium and Shea.



Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: March 30, 2008 11:16 pm
 

162 MLB predictions

A) Carlos Gomez isn't even a rookie.

B) JUSTIN Morneau, not Jason.

C) Huston Street already blew his first save opportunity.

D) The Cubs suck.




Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: March 28, 2008 3:13 pm
 

162 MLB predictions

need to quit talkin on phone

edit

You can tell who's a cubs fan.. Cards in last?  Wont happen.  Cubs in the series?  Wont happen either. Brewers win the division.  Mets win the east.Cubs are the Wild Card.  Diamondbacks win the West...... in a landslide.  Mets win NL Championship in 7 over the Cubs.  Detroit mows down the Mets in 5 Games.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: March 28, 2008 3:11 pm
 

162 MLB predictions

You can tell who's a cubs fan.. Cards in last?  Wont happen.  Cubs in the series?  Wont happen either. Brewers win the division.  Phillies win the east. Mets are the Wild Card.  Diamondbacks win the West...... in a landslide.  Mets win NL Championship in 7 over the Cubs.  Detroit mows down the Mets in 5 Games.



Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: March 28, 2008 12:23 am
 

162 MLB predictions

spell check much?



Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: March 27, 2008 10:15 pm
 

162 MLB predictions

I didn't know Justin had a brother playing in the Bigs?!?!!!!

It's a very long post, and by the end I was so tired I barely wanted to proof read...you'll also notice Nike Markakis




Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: March 27, 2008 9:10 pm
 

162 MLB predictions

 130.  Jason Morneau hits 35 HRs, but hits .280

I didn't know Justin had a brother playing in the Bigs?!?!!!!




Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: March 27, 2008 7:38 pm
 

162 MLB predictions

You are featured in Scott Miller's most recent article.  Go check it out - you're famous!

Yeah that's pretty cool....Scott thanks for the blurb, but I did notice that you added a b before my screenname...no biggie just thought I'd point it out.



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