2010 Preview: Predictions

It's hard to believe that the baseball season will be officially underway tonight! It's about time! In the meantime, here are Swing and a Long Drive's 2010 season predictions.

American League

AL East

1. Yankees: (95-67)
2. Red Sox: (93-69) *WC*
3. Rays: (83-79)
4. Orioles: (73-89)
5. Blue Jays: (69-93)

AL Central

1. Twins: (88-74)
2. White Sox: (86-76)
3. Tigers: (82-80)
4. Royals: (71-91)
5. Indians: (70-92)

AL West

1. Mariners (90-72)
2. Rangers (88-74)
3. Angels (84-78)
4. A’s: (79-83)

ALDS: Red Sox over Twins
ALDS: Yankees over Mariners
ALCS: Yankees over Red Sox

AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez, NYY
AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez, SEA
AL Rookie of the Year: Brian Matusz, BAL

AL Surprise Player: Billy Butler, KC
AL Player to Watch: Max Scherzer, DET
AL Disappointing player: Jake Peavy, CWS

AL Surprise Team: Baltimore Orioles (won't compete, but improved)
AL Disappointing Team: Los Angeles Angels

National League

NL East

1. Phillies (95-67)
2. Mets (89-73)
3. Braves (88- 74)
4. Marlins (81-81)
5. Nationals (73-89)

NL Central

1. Cardials (91-71)
2. Brewers (89-73)
3. Reds (84-78)
4. Cubs (84-78)
5. Astros (79-83)
6. Pirates (70-92)

NL West

1. Dodgers (93-69)
2. Rockies (92-68) *WC*
3. Giants (90-72)
4. Diamondbacks (77-85)
5. Padres (69-93)

NLDS: Phillies over Rockies
NLDS: Cardinals over Dodgers
NLCS: Phillies over Cardinals

NL MVP: Albert Pujols, STL
NL Cy: Roy Halladay, PHI
NL Rookie of the Year: Jason Heyward, ATL

NL Surprise Player: Hunter Pence, HOU
Player to watch: Madison Bumgarner, SF
NL Disappointing player: Jayson Werth, PHI

NL Surprise Team: Washington Nationals (won't compete, but improved)
NL Disappointing Team: Los Angeles Dodgers (but still have enough for the division)

Homerun Leaders: Ryan Howard, Alex Rodriguez
ERA Leaders: Roy Halladay, Felix Hernandez
Strikeout Leaders: Tim Lincecum, Felix Hernandez

World Series Champions: Phillies over Yankees in 6


Jay Ballz said...

Good post. I almost hope Heyward is a bit of a bust or doesn't win ROY. I've grown exhausted of him from the hype. Go, Chapman & Strasberg!

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