I said I would put myself out there, and here I am. My fearless 2009 MLB predictions. Just days into the season I have seen the future and I though I might just share it with the WNST blog readers.
Feel free to tell me just how outrageously stupid I am.
AL East Central West
1. Boston Minnesota Oakland
2. NY Yankees * (WC) Chicago WS LA Angels
3. Tampa Bay Cleveland Texas
4. Baltimore Kansas City Seattle
5. Toronto Detroit
NL East Central West
1. NY Mets Houston LA Dodgers
2. Philadelphia*(WC) Chicago Cubs San Francisco
3. Florida Cincinnati Arizona
4. Atlanta St. Louis Colorado
5. Washington Milwaukee San Diego
Playoffs– Minn over NYY Bos Over Oak
LAD over Philly NYM over Hou
ALCS Bos 4 games to 2 over Minn
NLCS NY Mets 4 games to 3 over LAD
I see a rematch 23 years later between the Mets and Red Sox and although I feel that Boston has the better overall roster, I see the Mets under the cool leadership of Jerry Manuel exorcising the ghosts of the past couple of Septembers and bringing home the title. Much to the chagrin of the Bombers across town.
World Series NY Mets 4 games to 2 over Boston
AL MVP- Evan Longoria, TB NL MVP- Lance Berkman, Hou
AL Cy Young- Josh Beckett, Bos NL Cy Young- Johan Santan, NYM
AL Manager- Bob Geren, Oak NL Manager- Cecil Cooper, Hou
AL ROY- Elvis Andrus, Tex NL ROY- Cameron Maybin, Fla
All right, there’s my thoughts. What’s yours?