April 2, 2007

BASEBALL PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS:

AL EAST: Boston Red Sox

AL CENTRAL: Cleveland Indians

AL WEST: LA Angels

WILD CARD: Detroit Tigers


NL EAST: Atlanta Braves

NL CENTRAL: Milwaukee Brewers

NL WEST: San Diego Padres

WILD CARD: New York Mets

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 2, 2007 10:24 AM
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AL EAST: New York Yankees

AL CENTRAL: Detroit Tigers

AL WEST: LA Angels

WILD CARD: Boston Red Sox


NL EAST: New York Mets

NL CENTRAL: St. Louis Cardinals

NL WEST: Arizona Diamondbacks

WILD CARD: Chicago Cubs

Posted by: Brandon at April 2, 2007 11:05 AM

I thought the Pirates were going to be the next Tigers? Did you mean the 2003 Tigers?

Posted by: pj at April 2, 2007 11:54 AM

Indians winning their division? Not while the Curse of Rocky Colavito remains in effect!

Posted by: Mike Morley at April 2, 2007 1:19 PM

The Pirates will be this year's Tigers. But the Tigers managed to be not just improved but the best team in baseball because they had added Pudge, Magglio, T. Jones, Kenny Rogers & Polanco.

The Pirates added LaRoche but no one else so they have a longer road.

The two teams may have the Rookies of the Year in '08--Cameron Maybin and Andrew McCtcheon.

Posted by: oj at April 2, 2007 3:25 PM

Yanks on pace to score almost 1500 runs and to win 162 games.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at April 2, 2007 3:31 PM

I know it's early in the season, but right now, through 4 1/2 innings in KC, signing Gil Meche looks very smart, putting Fatso Schilling in the starting rotation, not so much.

Looking forward to Schilling's blogpost tonight when he explains that he did, in fact, eat all the pies.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at April 2, 2007 4:47 PM

Yes, Meche looks great so far. It's only one game, of course, but given what other teams also paid for slightly better (but still mediocre) pitchers, I don't think it's nearly as bad of a move by Dayton Moore as some made it out to be.

Meanwhile, Alex Gordon hasn't done squat in his first several big league at-bats.

Posted by: Hunter at April 2, 2007 4:53 PM

Ha! Ha!! Gil Meche!

Posted by: Nelson Muntz at April 2, 2007 7:46 PM

The question about Meche wasn't him or the money but 5 years. No pitcher should get 5 years, nevermind one wiuth an up-and-down track record.

Posted by: oj at April 2, 2007 7:58 PM

Only a true AL fan would pick the Braves over the Mets and Phillies. Have you seen their lineup? Assuming Larry Jones stays healthy, this team still has glaring holes at first base, second base, and left field. Their rotation is riddled with question marks except for Smoltz, and he's getting really old and is looking more like a 6 inning pitcher now.

Mets win 93 games and the division, Braves come in fourth place.

Posted by: Matt Cohen at April 3, 2007 12:00 PM

Diaz/Langerhans is at least as good as the Mets' RF. Kelly Johnson is no wose than Jose Valentin and Yunel Escobar is better. Thorman/Wilson is pretty bad for a premium position.

Smoltz
James
Hudson
Davies
Hampton

is better at every spot than the Mets and the Soriano/Gonzalez set up is the best in the division by far.

Posted by: oj at April 3, 2007 12:35 PM

I'm up for risking another baseball cap if you are.

Posted by: Matt Cohen at April 4, 2007 7:48 AM

I'm up for risking another baseball cap if you are.

Posted by: Matt Cohen at April 4, 2007 7:58 AM

You're talking about KYLE Davies right? He of the 8.38 era who is currently on the Richmond Braves roster despite Hampton starting the year on the DL?

If you want to count the Mets best rotation, Glavine, Pedro, El Duque, Oliver Perez, Maine and Pelfrey holds up nicely against Atlanta's rotation, especially considering it is now featuring Mark Redman and possibly Lance Cormier.

Anyway, you'll get to see Oliver Perez vs Mark Redman in the Braves home opener Friday so we'll see where we are. Glavine v Smoltz on Saturday.

Posted by: Matt Cohen at April 4, 2007 9:42 AM

Davies, like Pelfrey, is at AAA as a fuunction of the schedule. He starts against the Mets this weekend.

A hat it is.

Posted by: oj at April 4, 2007 10:21 AM

Very good.

Posted by: Matt Cohen at April 4, 2007 12:51 PM
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