Friday, April 2, 2010
It's time for our 2010 baseball season predictions
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
AL East Standings
AL Central Standings
AL West Standings
Los Angeles of Anaheim
NL East Standings
NL Central Standings
NL West Standings
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!