Monday, May 17, 2010

MLB Predictions 2010

I held off on making these predictions until I got a sense of what teams would be like and here are my predictions:

AL East
1. New York Yankees
2. Tampa Bay Rays
3. Boston Red Sox
4. Baltimore Orioles
5. Toronto Blue Jays

I think that the Yankees will slimly defeat the Rays if they stay healthy. On the bottom half of the division, I think that the Orioles will make a September run and beat Toronto. Boston is just not good enough this year and will fall in the middle of the standings.

AL Central
1. Minnesota Twins
2. Detroit Tigers
3. Chicago White Sox
4. Cleveland Indians
5. Kansas City Royals

I think that Detroit will be a top team for the wild card but not good enough to win the central. The Indians will slip back but Kansas City will finish dead last. I think Minnesota's division lead will slip as the year goes on.

AL West
1. Oakland A's
2. Texas Rangers
3. Anaheim Angels
4. Seattle Mariners

I think that the Angels are done being AL West leaders and Texas and Oakland will duke it out all of September. I think that Cliff Lee will not last in Seattle past July. This division is the worst division in the AL but Texas is a good team for years to come.

AL Wildcard
1. Tampa Bay Rays
2. Detroit Tigers
3. Anaheim Angels

NL East
1. Philadelphia Phillies
2. Florida Marlins
3. Atlanta Braves
4. New York Mets
5. Washington Nationals

I think that Florida will be a good team this year but the Phillies are the NL's team to beat. The Nats and Mets will fight for forth place and the Braves will make a good run in July but fall to .5o0.

NL Central also-known-as The NL's Worst
1. St. Louis Cardinals
2. Milwaukee Brewers
3. Cincinnati Reds
4. Houston Astros
5. Chicago Cubs
6. Pittsburgh Pirates

I think that the Cards will win the division by 7+ games, but the Reds and Brewers will fight for the second spot until the last day of the season. If Houston, hits well they could steal the fourth spot, and the Cubs need a pitcher to contend but without they are the second to last worst in the central.

NL West
1. San Francisco Giants
2. Los Angeles Dodgers
3. Colorado Rockies
4. Arizona Diamondbacks
5. San Diego Padres

I think that Lincecum and Co. will lead the Giants to their first division title since 2003. I think that the Dodgers aren't good enough and the Padres will slip to last and trade Adrian Gonzalez. The Giants will be able to go far in the playoffs due to an NL off year.

NL Wildcard
1. Milwaukee Brewers
2. Florida Marlins
2. Los Angeles Dodgers


Phillies vs Brewers

Here is a rematch of the 2008 Divisional Playoffs where the Phils won 3-1. I think that the end result will be the same as Prince Fielder faces Ryan Howard in a Big Hitters Duel.

Cardinals vs Giants

When Chris Carpenter faces Tim Lincecum in game 1 of this series, fans will get to see two of the NL's best in action. I think the Cardinals will win the series 3-2 in a pitchers series.

Twins vs Rays

I think the Twins will play hard to play the Yankees again in the playoffs, and they will succeed. The Twins will beat the Rays in 5 games as they will meet the Bombers.

Yankees vs A's

Here is another playoff rematch, this time from 2001. I think the Yankees will sweep this series because Oakland slipped into the playoffs.


Cardinals vs Phillies

Can you say rematch? The Phillies will win the series as they win in 6 as Chase Utley heats up with 2 two-home run games.


Yankees vs Twins

Yankees in 5. Yankee fans are already buying their Back-to-Back championships shirts.

World Series

Phillies 2, Yankees 4

The Phillies simply aren't the same team without Cliff Lee and will win the games when Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay pitch. But now I am going to making car arrangements to go see the 2010 championship parade.


Albert Pujols and Evan Longoria

Cy Young

Roy Halladay and Andy Pettitte

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