April 03, 2012

MLB prediction thread!:
Everybody embarrass themselves and make some wild guesses!

posted by grum@work to fantasy at 02:58 PM - 15 comments

AL East: Toronto *
AL Central: Detroit
AL West: Los Angeles
AL Wild Card #1: Tampa Bay
AL Wild Card #2: Texas

NL East: Philadelphia
NL Central: St. Louis
NL West: Los Angeles
NL Wild Card #1: Cincinnati
NL Wild Card #2: San Francisco

AL Pennant: Toronto *
NL Pennant: Philadelphia

World Series winner: Toronto *

AL Cy Young: Rickey Romero
AL MVP: Jose Bautista
AL Rookie: Yu Darvish

NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay
NL MVP: Matt Kemp
NL Rookie: Bryce Harper

* Please note: irrational homerism may be involved in decision making process.

posted by grum@work at 03:01 PM on April 03, 2012

The St. Louis Browns will defeat the Washington Senators in 9 games to be this year's World Series champions.

posted by NoMich at 03:07 PM on April 03, 2012

I'll not try to predict order of finish in all of the divisions, nor will I predict playoff winners, but I will predict that Boston does a lot better than most seem to think, if only to cause the local pundits and talking heads much consternation. The noise level here in the so-called nation has grown to an alarming volume, and many of these "experts" sound like they'll be surprised if the Red Sox win 60 games. Here's hoping they enjoy a generous helping of Corvus Brachyrhynchos.

posted by Howard_T at 03:46 PM on April 03, 2012

I predict that Mike Illitch will deliver an ultimatum to Jim Leyland...either Brandon Inge goes, or Leyland goes. Dave Dombrowski will immediately scramble to find a replacement manager...

posted by MeatSaber at 04:39 PM on April 03, 2012

I predict the Cincinnati Reds will sign a player to the 4th richest contract in major league history, keeping the Canadian Crusher in red stockings until 2023.

Excuse me. I have to chase down all the monkeys that just flew out of my ass.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:07 PM on April 03, 2012

If Toronto were to beat Philly in the WS again, some Brotherly Lover would go out and duct tape Mitch Williams to the Walt Whitman bridge, just because.

posted by beaverboard at 05:14 PM on April 03, 2012

My predictions:

AL East -- Yankees (96 wins)
AL Central -- Tigers (91 wins)
AL West -- Halos (92 wins)
AL WC 1 -- Rangers (90 wins)
AL WC 2 -- Rays (89 wins)

NL East -- Phillies (92 wins)
NL Central -- Cardinals (91 wins)
NL West -- Giants (88 wins)
NL WC 1 -- Braves (90 wins)
NL WC 2 -- Brewers (89 wins)

AL Pennant -- Angels
NL Pennant -- Cardinals*
World Series -- Cardinals* (Pujols gets a warm welcome from some of the most polite fans in baseball, but becomes visibly shaken and unable to proceed when Stan Musial shakes his cane at Pujols during his first at bat and says "Get Off My Lawn!")

*Rampant homerism at work on the NL Central, NL Pennant and World Series picks. I actually do pick the Cards to win the NL Central, but everything else is a crap shoot.

AL MVP: Albert Pujols
AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez
AL Rookie: Matt Moore
NL MVP: Troy Tulowitski (in a photo finish over Ryan Braun's urine collector)
NL Cy Young: Tim Lincecum
NL Rookie: Yonder Alonso

posted by holden at 12:24 PM on April 04, 2012

AL East : NY
AL Central : Detroit
AL West : Texas
AL WC 1 : Anaheim
AL WC 2 : Tampa

NL East : Philly
NL Central : Cinci
NL West : Arizona
NL WC 1 : Miami
NL WC 2 : LA

posted by littleLebowski at 01:52 PM on April 04, 2012

My only prediction (hope?) is that we get to see a recreation of the Nolan Ryan/Robin Ventura uh, incident, on opening day Friday when the White Sox go to Arlington.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:52 PM on April 04, 2012

tahoemoj must be Votto's agent.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:53 PM on April 04, 2012

tahoemoj must be Votto's agent

Well, I do share an alma mater with Scott Boras. For reals.

Backs slowly out of the room

posted by tahoemoj at 05:42 PM on April 04, 2012

I think that the Cardinals will defend their World Series title*.

*: rampant homerism possible, but game 1 looked good!

posted by boredom_08 at 01:05 AM on April 06, 2012

game 1 looked good

Unless things change drastically, it looks like the Marlins will be giving lots of teams reason to like their chances.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:16 AM on April 06, 2012

A team from North America will be "World Champions".

posted by owlhouse at 10:04 PM on April 12, 2012

The Cubs will NOT win the World Series! That's about as far out on the limb as I can go baseball is a peculiar game when it comes to what's on paper and what actually happens.

posted by preacher81 at 02:42 PM on April 20, 2012

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