Friday, April 2, 2010

It's time for our 2010 baseball season predictions

Squawker Jon and I are members of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, and we were asked to vote on their Official BBA 2010 Predictions poll, to prognosticate what would happen this season.

The big news about these awards is that there is an award for best reliever named after Rich (Goose) Goosage. Very cool!

The BBA will release the results of this preseason poll soon, but in the  meantime, here's a look at what we predicted for the season. I did the AL predictions, Jon did the NL predictions, and we both agreed on the World Series winners' pick. Which is to say, I pointed out that I would be right, and Jon shook his head and gave a sad look, the way most Mets fans do when they think about the Yankees.

But Red Sox fans will be happy - and Yankee fans will be shocked - when they see one of my awards picks. Don't say I didn't warn you!

Anyhow, here's our ballot:

Official BBA 2010 Predictions


Regular Season

AL East Standings

New York 
Boston
Tampa Bay
Baltimore
Toronto

AL Central Standings

Detroit
Minnesota
Chicago
Kansas City
Cleveland

AL West Standings

Los Angeles of Anaheim
Seattle
Texas
Oakland

NL East Standings

Philadelphia
Atlanta
New York
Florida
Washington

NL Central Standings

St. Louis
Chicago 
Milwaukee
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Houston

NL West Standings

Colorado
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Arizona
San Diego

Postseason

AL Champ: New York Yankees

NL Champ: Colorado Rockies

WS Champ: New York Yankees

Awards (due to trademark/copyright reasons, the titles for most of these are different than the ones the BBWAA uses)

Top AL Rookie: Austin Jackson, Detroit Tigers

Top NL Rookie: Jason Heyward, Atlanta Braves

Top AL Manager: Jim Leyland, Detroit Tigers

Top NL Manager: Bobby Cox, Atlanta Braves

Top AL Starter: CC Sabathia, New York Yankees

Top NL Starter: Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies

Top AL Reliever (Goose Gossage Award - AL): Jonathan Papelbon, Boston Red Sox

Top NL Reliever: (Goose Gossage Award - AL): Jonathan Broxton, Los Angeles Dodgers

AL MVP: Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees

NL MVP: Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies

What do you think? Tell us about it!

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