Whats your Prediction for the Season?

 

 

clubber%20lang.jpgPrediction? Yes, Prediction…PAIN

That was Clubber Lang’s response in Rocky 3 in regards to his upcoming bout with Rocky Balboa. Rocky defeated Clubber in a rematch knocking him out after being knocked out in the first match.

As I watched Braves-Mets on ESPN this afternoon it was refreshing to hear the voices of Joe Morgan and Jon Miller resonate through my television. They were talking about the competiveness of the NL East and I agree with them. It will be the most competitive division in baseball.

It will be a tight race between the Braves, Mets and Phillies.

70sPhilliesLogo.jpgAs much as I want to pick the Braves I do think the Phillies will win the East. This is practically the same National League Champion team with the addition of a better third baseman (Placido Polanco) and the League’s best pitcher (Roy Halladay)

The NL Central will be a tough one to pick. Obviously the Pirates are

card fans.jpg lightyears from making this division their own. In fact I’m not quite
sure if I will be alive when it does happen. (I take that back, it will happen sometime this decade). But the Cardinals are the class of the six-team federation. Every team has improved but Matt Holliday and Colby Rasmus will accompany Albert the Great with great seasons.

dodgers.jpgHow the West was won. This season will tell the tale of the Dodgers. This team underachieved last year dipping out of the Playoffs early. If the starting lineup stays healthy and Manny Ramirez has his head on staright in his self-proclaimed last year in LA this team will win the World Series.

The Wild Card of the National League will either come from the East
braves logo.jpg or Central. Probably the Central because it will be competitive in spurts throughout the year. I give the nod to the Braves. Tommy Hanson will break out and be the real deal.

The American League will be strong as well.

boston.jpgThe East if forever changing with the most powerful players landing on teams on the coast. The Yanks and Red Sox will still keep the monopoly on the Division, but the Orioles will make some noise that has not been heard in quite some time. The Red Sox will win the East thanks to their revamped pitching efforts. They degressed offensively but still remain strong.

The AL Central has always been my favorite division in baseball and not just because I dislike the Indians so much. It is always a battle and the Tigers/Twins have always been the two American League teams I follow the most. That being said the Twins will take the Central. Target Field will be rocking just as loud as the Metrodome. Even without Joe Nathan, John Rauch will take over nicely.

 

target-field.jpgAfter years of domination by the Angels in the West, a new champion will emerge. The
marinerslogo.jpgSeattle Mariners. With a total overhaul with Chone Figgins and Milton Bradley in the field and Cliff Lee to pair with Felix Hernandez.

The American League Wild Card- New York Yankees. No way they do not miss the playoffs after winning the World Series. 

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5 Comments

Sith in the World Series? No! No! NO!!!!
That would be terrible and unthinkable. They’ve done pretty much nothing, and I’d pick the Rockies to win this division…actually, it’s up for grabs. But that’s another story.
Ya really think Jon Rauch can close again? True, he didn’t have much to work with in terms of save oppurtunities with the Nats…interesting idea!!

Interesting predictions and if I were brave enough to make my own they’d probably look very similar….Well, except I’d put the Yankees on top in the AL East, but you knew that. :)

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

NL East: Phil’s
NL Central: Cards
NL West: DODGERS
NL WC: Rockies
AL East: Red Sox
AL Central: Twins
AL West: Mariners
AL WC: Yanks

Also, your Hillcats wont beat the Salem Sox this year!!!!

I think the Red Sox miss the cut this year all together as the Rays pass them for the WC. I also think the Marlins will be competitive too in the NL East… otherwise, we’re on the same page. (Hope your Buccos get it together soon, man. I really do.)
–Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

i don’t make predictions I usually go with the flow and see how things turn out. Baseball is a crazy game :D

Siigh I’m looking forward to the competition in the West but I am also starting to feel like our reign is over but the Angels can surprise even their greatest fans so who knows? Seattle is very strong and so is Texas. Looks like the Angels will have to fight for first.. which is something I welcome with open arms. No room for complacency anymore (not like we didn’t work hard before but let’s face it there wasn’t a down-to-the-wire sort of mood in a long time). I respect every team in the division enough to look forward to the competition :)

http://mimi.mlblogs.com

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