Thursday, April 1, 2010

2010 Predictions

Well, the 2010 Season is upon us. It's prediction time: You have come to a Twins blog, so it should be no surprise at the LARGE amount of homer-ism picks. Oh Well! If there was ever a year to go homer, this is the year.

Hopefully I am a smart Homer.

AL East:                    AL Central:               AL West:
Boston        96-66     Minnesota  94-68      Los Angeles  87-75
New York  94-68*   Chicago      85-77     Texas            85-77
Tampa Bay 86-76     Detroit        80-82     Seattle           83-79
Baltimore    76-86     Cleveland    70-92     Oakland        73-89
Toronto      69-93     Kansas City 66-96
Boston over LA Angels 3-1
i think Boston is much deeper.
Minnesota over New York Yankees 3-2
New field, better line-up, home-field due to Wild Card status.

Minnesota over Boston 4-3
Boston has the better pitching but the Twins have the better lineup.

NL East:                    NL Central:               NL West:
Philadelphia  98-64    St. Louis     91-71    Colorado        92-70
Atlanta         85-77     Chicago     84-78    San Francisco  86-76*
Florida         82-80     Milwaukee 81-81    Los Angeles    80-82
New York   77-85     Cincinnati    79-83   Arizona           79-83
Washington  66-96     Pittsburgh   76-86    San Diego       63-99
                                  Houston      68-94
* Wild Card
Philadelphia over San Fransisco 3-0
Halladay beats Lincecum, then it's over.
Colorado over St. Louis 3-2
Colorado has the deeper lineup.

Philly over Colorado 4-0
Philadelphia is the class of the NL.

World Series:
Twins over Phillies 4-3
Twins use that all-star game home field advantage.
Homer-ism reigns supreme

Twins MVP: Joe Mauer
He earns well over his salary for another year. Bank it when he gets old!

Twins Top Pitcher: Kevin Slowey
Something like 18-12 3.30 ERA

Twins Best Rookie: Anthony Slama
If given the chance, he could close the second half of the season.

Twins Most Improved Player: Delmon Young
.310/.335/.470 with 25 SB would be a nice step forward. Maybe he'll walk someday.

Three Keys to Success for the Twins:
Liriano going from terrible to good. A under 4.00 ERA Liriano would go a long way. If he becomes great again, well that's just a bonus.
Slowey a full year healthy. He needs to pitch the full season in order to be 18-12 with that 3.30 ERA.
Slama coming up to seize the closer role. The team needs a closer. I hope it's Slama or Neshek.

Rest of the League Predictions

A.L. MVP: Joe Mauer
Considerations to: Miguel Cabrera, Alex Rodriguez, Josh Beckett
N.L. MVP: Chase Utley
Considerations to: Troy Tulowitzki, Albert Pujols, Hanley Ramirez
A.L. Cy Young: Josh Beckett
Considerations to: Kevin Slowey, Zach Greinke, Felix Hernandez
N.L. Cy Young: Roy Halladay
Considerations to: Johan Santana, Tim Lincecum
A.L. Rookie of the Year: Brian Matusz
N.L. Rookie of the Year: Jason Heyward
A.L. Breakout Player of the Year: Kevin Slowey
N.L. Breakout Player of the Year: Yovani Gallardo
A.L. Comeback Player of the Year: Fausto Carmona
N.L. Comeback Player of the Year: Tim Hudson

Those are my picks. What are yours?
Check out Josh's post: He is the father of the Twins blog series Predictions:

1 comment:

  1. Love these predictions. Homer-ism rules!