2009 Predictions

Jon

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Here's Mine:

AL West
California Angels

AL Central
Chicago White Sox

AL East
Boston Red Sox

Wild Card
Tampa Bay Rays

AL Champion: California Angels


NL West:
Los Angeles Dodgers

NL Central:
Chicago Cubs

NL East:
Philadelphia Phillies

Wild Card:
Colorado Rockies

NL Champion: Chicago Cubs

World Series Champion: Chicago Cubs - It's their year!
 

sbv71

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AL East - Boston Red Sox
AL West - L.A. Angels
AL Central - Chicago White Sox
Wild Card - Minnesota Twins
AL Champions - Boston Red Sox

NL East - Philadelphia Phillies
NL West - L.A. Dodgers
NL Central - Chicago Cubs
Wild Card - St. Louis Cardinals
NL Champions - L.A. Dodgers

World Series - Red Sox over Dodgers
 

AJ_II

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National League

East - Mets
Central - Cubs
West - Diamondbacks
Wild Card - Dodgers

American League

East - Yankees
Central - Indians
West - Angels
Wild Card - Red Sox


World Series - unfortunately, another Subway Series, Mets vs. Yankees...Yanks 4-2
 

AJ_II

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Give your predictions guys. The season is just a couple days away.


Here are some odds from Vegas:


Odds to win the 2009 World Series

  • New York Yankees 9/2
  • Boston Red Sox 11/2
  • Chicago Cubs 8/1
  • New York Mets 8/1
  • Los Angeles Angels 14/1
  • Philadelphia Phillies 15/1
  • Arizona Diamondbacks 16/1
  • Tampa Bay Rays 18/1
  • Atlanta Braves 20/1
  • Los Angeles Dodgers 20/1
  • Cleveland Indians 20/1
  • Minnesota Twins 24/1
  • Detroit Tigers 25/1
  • St Louis Cardinals 25/1
  • Oakland Athletics 25/1
  • San Francisco Giants 30/1
  • Chicago White Sox 40/1
  • Milwaukee Brewers 45/1
  • Florida Marlins 50/1
  • Texas Rangers 60/1
  • Cincinnati Reds 60/1
  • Toronto Blue Jays 75/1
  • Colorado Rockies 75/1
  • Kansas City Royals 75/1
  • Seattle Mariners 80/1
  • Pittsburgh Pirates 100/1
  • Houston Astros 100/1 (ouch)
  • San Diego Padres 100/1
  • Washington Nationals 125/1
  • Baltimore Orioles 150/1


2009 Regular Season Wins - Over/Under

National League

  • Arizona Diamondbacks 86½
  • Atlanta Braves 84½
  • Chicago Cubs 92½
  • Cincinnati Reds 78½
  • Colorado Rockies 77½
  • Florida Marlins 75½
  • Houston Astros 73½
  • Los Angeles Dodgers 84½
  • Milwaukee Brewers 80½
  • New York Mets 89½
  • Philadelphia Phillies 88½
  • Pittsburgh Pirates 67½
  • San Diego Padres 70½
  • San Francisco Giants 80½
  • St. Louis Cardinals 82½
  • Washington Nationals 71½

American League

  • Baltimore Orioles 71½
  • Boston Red Sox 94½
  • Chicago White Sox 78½
  • Cleveland Indians 85½
  • Detroit Tigers 81½
  • Kansas City Royals 75½
  • Los Angeles Angels 88½
  • Minnesota Twins 83½
  • New York Yankees 95½
  • Oakland Athletics 82½
  • Seattle Mariners 72½
  • Tampa Bay Rays 88½
  • Texas Rangers 74½
  • Toronto Blue Jays 79½
 

semipenguin

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[*]Kansas City Royals 75/1

[*]Houston Astros 100/1 (ouch)

The Astros are only a few years removed from a World Series Appearance...:shock:

I think they should be ahead of the Royals...:right:

AL East
Tampa Bay Rays

AL Central
Cleveland Indians

AL West
Texas Rangers

Wild Card
Boston Red Sox

AL Champions
Tampa Bay Rays

NL East
Philadelphia Phillies

NL Central
Chicago Cubs

NL West
Arizona Diamondbacks

Wild Card
Los Angeles Dodgers

NL Champions
Arizona Diamondbacks

World Series Champions
Tampa Bay Rays
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Give your predictions guys. The season is just a couple days away.


Here are some odds from Vegas:


Odds to win the 2009 World Series

  • New York Yankees 9/2
  • Boston Red Sox 11/2
    [*]Chicago Cubs 8/1
  • New York Mets 8/1
  • Los Angeles Angels 14/1
  • Philadelphia Phillies 15/1
  • Arizona Diamondbacks 16/1
  • Tampa Bay Rays 18/1
  • Atlanta Braves 20/1
  • Los Angeles Dodgers 20/1
  • Cleveland Indians 20/1
  • Minnesota Twins 24/1
  • Detroit Tigers 25/1
  • St Louis Cardinals 25/1
  • Oakland Athletics 25/1
  • San Francisco Giants 30/1
  • Chicago White Sox 40/1
  • Milwaukee Brewers 45/1
  • Florida Marlins 50/1
  • Texas Rangers 60/1
  • Cincinnati Reds 60/1
  • Toronto Blue Jays 75/1
  • Colorado Rockies 75/1
  • Kansas City Royals 75/1
  • Seattle Mariners 80/1
  • Pittsburgh Pirates 100/1
  • Houston Astros 100/1 (ouch)
  • San Diego Padres 100/1
  • Washington Nationals 125/1
  • Baltimore Orioles 150/1


2009 Regular Season Wins - Over/Under

National League

  • Arizona Diamondbacks 86½
  • Atlanta Braves 84½
  • Chicago Cubs 92½
  • Cincinnati Reds 78½
  • Colorado Rockies 77½
  • Florida Marlins 75½
  • Houston Astros 73½
  • Los Angeles Dodgers 84½
  • Milwaukee Brewers 80½
  • New York Mets 89½
  • Philadelphia Phillies 88½
  • Pittsburgh Pirates 67½
  • San Diego Padres 70½
  • San Francisco Giants 80½
  • St. Louis Cardinals 82½
  • Washington Nationals 71½

American League

  • Baltimore Orioles 71½
  • Boston Red Sox 94½
  • Chicago White Sox 78½
  • Cleveland Indians 85½
  • Detroit Tigers 81½
  • Kansas City Royals 75½
  • Los Angeles Angels 88½
  • Minnesota Twins 83½
  • New York Yankees 95½
  • Oakland Athletics 82½
  • Seattle Mariners 72½
  • Tampa Bay Rays 88½
  • Texas Rangers 74½
  • Toronto Blue Jays 79½


Ouch for Toronto.

Who the fuck would take a bet at only 8/1 that the Cubs will win the World Series? It ain't gonna happen (Thank God).

My predictions:

AL East Winner/Wildcard will be NYY and BOS (in some order)
AL Central: Minnesota
AL West: Angels

NL East: Philly
NL Central: Somebody other than the Cubs
NL West: Please don't make it the Dogers
NL Wildcard: Please anybody but the Cubs or Dogers or Braves

The Blue Jays will be effectivly out of it come May but will keep just close enough for us fans to start to dream. Then August they will start a run and look like they might pull it off --- then they will hit a critical series and lose 3 out of 4 and be quickly eliminated.
 
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AJ_II

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The Astros are only a few years removed from a World Series Appearance...:shock:

I think they should be ahead of the Royals...:right:

True, but 2005 seems like a loooooong time ago. They haven't made the playoffs since, and I really doubt they get back in '09. The only players left from that World Series season of 2005...Lance Berkman, Roy Oswalt, Wandy Rodriguez, and maybe Brandon Backe (might not make the team this year). That's it, and we're only talking 4 years ago. Really goes to show the kind of turnover you see on rosters nowadays in professional sports.

I'm hoping you're right about the Royals though. If Houston is worse than them (no offense to any KC fans), then it's gonna be an even longer summer than anticipated.
 
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IdRatherBeSkiing

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True, but 2005 seems like a loooooong time ago. They haven't made the playoffs since, and I really doubt they get back in '09. The only players left from that World Series season of 2005...Lance Berkman, Roy Oswalt, Wandy Rodriguez, and maybe Brandon Backe (might not make the team this year). That's it, and we're only talking 4 years ago. Really goes to show the kind of turnover you see on rosters nowadays in professional sports.

I'm hoping you're right about the Royals though. If Houston is worse than them (no offense to any KC fans), then it's gonna be an even longer summer than anticipated.

Just remember ... last year ... nobody in their right minds picked Tampa Bay to be anything more than cellar dwellers.
 

AJ_II

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Just remember ... last year ... nobody in their right minds picked Tampa Bay to be anything more than cellar dwellers.

The difference between the Rays organization going into last season and the Astros this season is YOUNG talent. Tampa Bay had so much of it last year and it all came together so they could make a run. You look at the Astro organization and their farm system is a barren wasteland. It's rated dead last among all MLB teams. And all the talent on the big league roster is either old already or aging, save Hunter Pence. Houston doesn't have an Evan Longoria or a David Price just waiting to bust out. Nope, we've got guys like Miguel Tejada, and Pudge Rodriguez, and Mike Hampton. I'm still waiting on them to sign Pedro Martinez...he'd fit right in!

An aging roster + complete crap in the minors = no playoffs for years to come
 
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Jon

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Figured you'd be a Rockies fan, seeing as how you're a Bronco fan. That, and you may be the only one anywhere picking Colorado to get to the playoffs!

The Rockies are my NL team. If they play their cards right they could surprise some people this year, The NL West is going to stink on Ice short of maybe the Dodgers. So the Rockies have a chance at the Wild Card. Or they have a chance to lose 100 games, it could go either way.