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Pinstripe Alley's Pre-Season Predictions: 3460kuri

It turns out I was 2 for 20 in last year's round of predictions, so that should tell you how seriously to take mine this year.  Putting aside the bandwagon categories, like how everybody expected the Mariners to do well, I went out on a limb and predicted such gems as:

  • The Chicago Cubs winning the NL Central (actual record: 75-87)
  • Jim Riggleman winning the NL Manager of the year (I thought the Nats would be surprisingly good)
  • Javier Vazquez being the surprise Yankee in a good way
  • Brett Gardner being the surprise Yankee in a bad way

It can't get worse, right?

AL East Winner: Boston Red Sox

AL Central Winner: Minnesota Twins

AL West Winner: Oakland A's

AL Wild Card: New York Yankees

NL East Winner: Philadelphia Phillies

NL Central Winner: Milwaukee Brewers

NL West Winner: Los Angeles Dodgers

NL Wild Card: Atlanta Braves

ALCS: Yankees over Boston in 7

NLCS: Phillies over Braves in 5

World Series: Phillies over Yankees in 6 (sorry)

World Series MVP: Carlos Ruiz

AL MVP: Evan Longoria

NL MVP: Albert Pujols

AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez

NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay

AL Rookie of the Year: Jesus Montero

NL Rookie of the Year: Dominic Brown

AL Manager of the Year: Ron Gardenhire

NL Manager of the Year: Charlie Manuel

AL Breakout Player: Shin-Soo Choo

NL Breakout Player: Jay Bruce

AL Disappointment: Carl Crawford

NL Disappointment: The entire San Francisco Giants team

Yankees Surprise Player: AJ Burnett

Yankees Disappointing Player: Rafael Soriano