Sunday, April 5, 2009

09 MLB Predictions!

The long awaited predictions page! This was tough to do but here's but my best shot at what the 2009 baseball season has to offer for us. Enjoy. Award winners and stat leaders listed below team records as well for your enjoyment.

AL East
Boston 96-66
New York 94-68
Tampa Bay 88-76
Baltimore 75-87
Toronto 65-97

AL Central
Minnesota 87-75
Chicago 83-79
Cleveland 82-80
Kansas City 79-83
Detroit 73-89

AL West
LA Angels 89-73
Texas 87-75
Oakland 75-87
Seattle 70-92

NL East
Philadelphia 93-69
NY Mets 90-72
Florida 85-77
Atlanta 73-89
Washington 56-106

NL Central
St. Louis 90-72
Chicago 89-73
Houston 83-79
Milwaukee 82-80
Cincinnati 74-88
Pittsburgh 63-99

NL West
Colorado 88-74
Los Angeles 85-77
Arizona 81-81
San Francisco 74-88
San Diego 67-95

Playoff Predictions:
Boston over Minnesota, 3-1
NY Yankees over LA Angels, 3-1

Colorado over Philadelphia, 3-2
St. Louis over NY Mets, 3-1

League Championship Series:
Boston over NY Yankees, 4-2
St. Louis over Colorado, 4-1

World Series:
St. Louis over Boston, 4-3

For the second time in four years, the St. Louis Cardinals will be World Series Champs, defeating the team that took them down in the 2004 World Series. I also predict the NL to win the All-Star Game, giving the Cardinals the decisive Game Seven at home.

Award Winners Predictions:
AL MVP: Mark Teixiera, NY Yankees
NL MVP: Albert Pujols, St. Louis
AL Cy Young: Jon Lester, Boston
NL Cy Young: Tim Lincecum, San Francisco
AL Manager of the Year: Ron Gardenhire, Minnesota
NL Manger of the Year: Clint Hurdle, Colorado
AL Rookie of the Year: Matt Wieters, Baltimore
NL Rookie of the Year: Cameron Maybin, Florida

Stat Leaders Predictions:
AL HR's: Mark Teixiera, NY Yankees (44)
NL HR's: Prince Fielder, Milwaukee (47)
AL Batting Title: Ichiro, Seattle (.339)
NL Batting Title: Albert Pujols, St. Louis (.349)
AL RBI's: Justin Morneau, Minnesota (129)
NL RBI's: Albert Pujols, St. Louis (134)
AL SB's: Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston (61)
NL SB's: Jose Reyes, NY Mets (69)

AL Wins: Jon Lester, Boston (20)
NL Wins: Johan Santana, NY Mets (19)
AL ERA: Jon Lester, Boston (2.51)
NL ERA: Tim Lincecum, San Francisco (2.40)
AL Saves: Joe Nathan, Minnesota (48)
NL Saves: Jason Motte, St. Louis (47)
AL Strikeouts: CC Sabathia, NY Yankees (256)
NL Strikeouts: Tim Lincecum, San Francisco (286)

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