Posts Tagged ‘This Year in Baseball

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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05
Apr
09

This Year in Baseball – NL East

Last year’s World Series champions reside in this tight division, along with the fabulous choke artists formerly known as the Mets, and two highly competitive teams in the Braves and Marlins, all of whom could contend in another division. Alas, only one team can emerge on top. After the jump, let’s separate the chaff from the stalk and see what happens.

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05
Apr
09

This Year in Baseball – AL West

Despite being only a 4-team division, the AL West hasn’t been particularly competitive for several years; last year the Rangers finished in second in the division but a robust 21 games out of first. This year, the balance of power swings back to Oakland as the other teams in the division are just not up to snuff. Join us after the jump as our eyes look to the west, and dream.

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04
Apr
09

This Year in Baseball – NL Central

The Chicago Cubs are the clear favorites in the division, everyone else is vying for second; or more accurately, third and fourth place. The other 5 teams are middling and unlikely to be involved in any way whatsoever with the post-season unless they go to the games as fans. After the jump hop on board as we go in-depth into the mediocrity that is the NL Central.

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03
Apr
09

This Year in Baseball – AL Central

Decided last year by a one-game playoff, the AL Central featured 4 probable contenders last season, that is until the Tigers and Indians proved not up to the task. This season, the competition within the division should be pretty fierce; the White Sox, Tigers, Indians and Twins could all be contenders and the Royals are a hot pick to shock the world. Any team in this division could finish first, or just as easily last. After the jump join us as we venture into the wild wild world of the AL Central, the most maddening division to figure in baseball. And tomorrow, we go into the NL Central, NL East and AL West, stay tuned!

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03
Apr
09

This Year in Baseball – NL WEST

From the best division in baseball to what might be the worst, we now head over to the National League West. The problem with the NL West is that really ANY –besides the Padres– team could take this division, and the whole field is wide open. Join us after the jump as we take a trip out West.

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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




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