Monday, April 1, 2013

Cousin Jason's 2013 Predictions

With opening day here and an outstanding Sox victory in the books, here are my predictions.

American League

East
Toronto- Unlike my peers at RSM, I'll buy the hype
*Boston- Top to bottom, the Sox roster is stronger than the other AL East teams
Tampa Bay- Too many holes for the Devil Rays to cover with Price, Maddon, and Longoria
New York- The AARP Cards arrive frequently in the Bronx this year
Baltimore- Regression to the mean

Central
Detroit- Easily the best team in this division
#Cleveland- Tito and the Tribe Harlem Shake into the postseason
Kansas City- The Royals with a revamped rotation will be in the hunt until the end but come up short
Chicago- Peavy and Sale pitch the South siders out of the basement
Minnesota- Mauer and Morneau can only do so much, pitching is the achilles' heel however

West
Los Angeles- The best team in the AL rides a deadly line-up to October
Texas- The Rangers fall off the pace early but rally to finish 2nd in this weak division
Seattle- The former voice of the PawSox Aaron Goldsmith and an improved roster make strides
Oakland- Another regression to the mean
Houston- Bad baseball in Houston...but not historically bad

Playoffs
Boston over Cleveland in Wildcard Game as Dempster outpitches Daisuke
Los Angeles over Boston in 5
Detroit over Toronto in 4
Los Angeles over Detroit in 6

Cy Young Justin Verlander

National League

East
Washington- The capitol is rocking all-summer as the Nationals run away with it
*Philadelphia- Much like the Sox, the Phils rebound from their disappointing 2012
Atlanta- Justin Upton and Jason Heyward are not enough to vault the Braves into the postseason
Miami- The Marlins fallout of contention early and shop Stanton at the deadline
New York- If not the worst team in the NL, pretty damn close

Central
Cincinnati- Joey Votto and Company slug their way to the top of the Central
Pittsburgh- McCutcheon treats the NL like his own personal video game but it is not enough to get the Bucco's into October
St. Louis- The postseason is not in the cards for the team from the Gateway to the West
Chicago- Another long season for Theo's gang, but some Wrigley magic keeps them out of the cellar
Milwaukee- The Brew Crew and their fans will want to drink heavily, which boosts Miller sales

West
San Francisco- The Giants prove too much for the rest of the West
#Los Angeles- Magic in Chavez Ravine
Colorado- The Rockies make another late season run but fall short
Arizona- Diamondbacks lack the talent to keep pace
San Diego- Padres World Series drought remains celibate

Playoffs
Philadelphia over Los Angeles in Wildcard Game- Home field advantage propels the Phillies
Washington over Cincinnati in 4
Philadelphia over San Francisco in 7
Washington over Philadelphia in 6

Cy Young Matt Cain
Manager Bruce Bochy

World Series- Washington over Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Orange County of California in 6, Nationals fans storm the Mall and attempt to topple the Washington Monument

1 comment:

  1. Good thing I put my predictions out before yours because now it looks like you basically copied me. So we'll both be wrong!

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