Monday, April 6, 2009

do you smell that?

The aroma of freshly cut grass...the scent of spring flowers jumping up out of nowhere...pine tar and rosin bags...big league chew and sunflower seeds. Its baseball season. Of course, in Ohio, few of these smells start until May or June, because its 30 degrees here today...but the Tribe starts their march to the postseason today against the rangers. Here's my season predictions. Take them to the bank.

AL East: Yankees (Money can't buy you love, but and can buy you the best hitters and pitchers in baseball...finally it pays off for them.)

AL Central: Indians (By the end of the year, Choo and Francisco will be household names around the baseball world and everyone will laugh at the Yankees for getting rid of Pavano who has a crazy good season.)

AL West: Angels (They're in the Bible...and they play in a joke of a division.)

AL Wildcard: Red Sox (This will only barely happen, but they are still an upper eschalon team with one of the best rotations in baseball.)

AL Cy Young: C.C. Sabathia...It's not that he's that good...its that his team will produce 42 runs per game for him to work with.

AL MVP: Grady Sizemore...There will be a stretch this year where the team will ride Sizemore's bat/glove/hustle to the pennant.

NL East: Mets (Santana is scary good and the Phillies and Marlins will beat each other up to open the door for the Mets)

NL Central: Cubs (I just like them to get close to the Series and combust. Its one of those sick pleasures in humanity.)

NL West: Dodgers (ManRam is a lunatic...but he can hit.)

NL Wildcard: Marlins (Every few years this team makes a ridiculous run with a bunch of no namers. This is that year.)

NL Cy Young: Johan Santana

NL MVP: David Wright

World Series: Mets vs. one wins because some guy who hates sell outs will annihilate both teams making the world a better place for the rest of us.

What are your picks/disagreements with me?

1 comment:

Wood said...

I gotta believe the Yankees are not going to win the division, but they could sneak in the Wild Card. All the money is going to bite them -- again. New stadium makes the difference. Im a Indians fan first but also a Rays fan (b/c of Andy Sonnanstine, since Ive watched him since 7th grade) and believe they have filled the holes they had. I agree with the Indians in the Central, Pronk HAS to be better than last year (we owe him $49Million over the next few years, he cant go "yankee" on us two years in a row).

Cubs (would be a great story) and Mets in the NL, new stadium will give them more love than the team that $$ built in NYC.

"no one wins because some guy who hates sell outs will annihilate both teams making the world a better place for the rest of us" -- love it!