Posts Tagged ‘Predictions

09
Oct
09

Warning: Only Read if You LOVE Fantasy Baseball – RECAPS!

At the beginning of the fantasy baseball season, as we do every year, the Slanch Report issued our predictions for the upcoming season. Some were prescient, most were not. While we accurately predicted the 2nd and 5th place finishers, everything else was wrong. Pronouncements about players were regularly mistaken and we proved one thing only; we’re an idiot in fantasy baseball.

At least this year. Next year it’s ON! So, if you’re at all interested in what happened in our league this year, please join us below for nearly 5000 words of fantasy baseball goodness. And please check out our predictions if only to see how laughably wrong they were.

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05
Apr
09

This Year in Baseball – Awards and Postseason Predictions

Baseball is about as individual a sport as a team game can be, and so here we’ll pick out our choices on who should be honored with their own hardware. We’ll also be making our picks on who will take home the most important title of them all; World Series Champion. Hope on board after the jump and please leave a comment letting us know everything we’re wrong about. Then, in late September, we’ll get a chance to take a look back and see just how wrong we were, because if there is anything you can count on with the baseball season, it’s that ANYTHING can happen.

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03
Apr
09

This Year in Baseball

“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” Rogers Hornsby

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With opening day tantalizingly close, we’re going to present our predictions/evaluations of each division from now until Sunday’s opening night when we’ll present our playoff and award winner predictions. Since I know the dear readers would be lost without my prognostications, I am only too happy to serve them up to you. Hopefully you will have lots of thoughts about my evaluations and I urge you to chime in with your own comments, let the great debates begin!

American League
East; Central; West

National League
East; Central; West

Individual awards and post-season

01
Oct
08

Regular Season Award Winners

Because I know no one out there is content unless they know who I think should win the various regular season awards, here are my picks.

AL MVP

Pedroia
Morneau
Sizemore
Youkilis
Quentin

NL MVP

Pujols
Howard
(Edited to add) Braun
Johan
CC
Manny

AL Cy Young

Cliff Lee
Halladay
K-Rod
Lester

NL Cy Young

Johan
Lincecum
Webb
Lidge

AL Rookie of the Year

Evan Longoria

NL Rookie of the Year

Geovany Soto

AL Manager of the Year

Joe Maddon
Terry Francona
Ron Gardenhire

NL Manager of the Year

Lou Pinella
Tony La Russa
Joe Torre

30
Sep
08

A Look Back at Pre-Season Predictions

Below is the link to my pre-season predictions on how the 2008 season would turn out. Looks like that pick of the Mariners was pretty terrible, and I totally screwed up on the AL Central but I DID pick the Rays to finish above .500 although clearly did not expect them to finish in first. C’est la vie…I also picked a Red Sox/DBacks series so, take my new predictions tomorrow with a ton of salt. I may have gotten most of my picks wrong, at least I NAILED the Nats finishing last! Let’s take a trip down to the halcyon days of late March when every team but the Pirates and Royals has a chance.

UGH! In parentheses is the actual finishing position of each team.

Al East

Red Sox (2)
Yankees (3)
Anti-Christ Rays (1)
Blue Jays (4)
Orioles (5)

AL Central

Detroit (5)
Cleveland (3)
Minnesota (1)
Chicago (1)
KC (4)

AL West

Seattle (4)
Anaheim (1)
Texas (2)
Oakland (3)

NL East
Mets (2)
Braves (4)
Phillies (1)
Marlins (3)
Nats (5)

NL Central
Chicago (1)
Cinncinati (5)

Milwaukee (2)
St louis (4)
Houston (3)
Pittsburgh (6)

NL West
Arizona (2)
LA (1)
Colorado (3)
Padres (5)
Giants (4)

WC: Cleveland (Red Sox)
WC: LA (Brewers)

Red Sox over Dbacks in 6 (TBD)

30
Sep
08

I Got PLAYOFF FEVER!

Who else is excited for the MLB playoffs! Actually, I’m not even that excited yet, I’m sure once the games start I will be, but at the moment it all feels very hum-drum. Oh well. Anyways, here are my predictions now that all of the teams and matchups are set.

ALDS

Red Sox over Angels in 5

Rays over White Sox in 4

ALCS

Red Sox over Rays in 6

NLDS

Phillies over Brewers in 4

Cubs over Dodgers in 4

NLCS

Cubs over Phillies in 5

World Series

Red Sox over Cubs in 5

World Series MVP, Jon Lester

Join us below the jump for some more thoughts.

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25
Mar
08

This Year in Baseball

One man’s humble opinion on this fine 2008 MLB season which began with a comeback win by the Red Sox literally moments ago. Get ready!

Al East

Red Sox
Yankees
Anti-Christ Rays
Blue Jays
Orioles

AL Central

Detroit
Cleveland
Minnesota
Chicago
KC

AL West

Seattle
Anaheim
Texas
Oakland

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