Since Madison did such a great Job on the AL- West I want to tackle the AL - East, I hope I'm not stepping on any toes Madison. Well here I go:
1. Boston Redsox - Pitching wins titles, and would you look at that the Sox have a crap load of it. Look at the starting rotation 1.Pedro, 2. Schilling, 3. Lowe, 4. Wakefield, 5.Kim, this will only get better if they get Washburn. Plus they have the hitting to back up the pitching. Besides the usual cast of characters look for Ortiz to keep on keeping on and make big #'s once again.
2. New York Yankess - Even though the boss spends great money he hasn't won it in awhile and this year is no different, the hitting is there and probably will always be, if sheff signs its a plus, but who knows how Giambi will be, and if Boone and Soriano don't pick it up, they might drop to 3rd.
3. Toronto Blue Jays - Delgado is the man, and expect the same from this guy, he wants to win. It does hurt to have Halladay either. Only thing that scares me is the rest of the pitching staff, and closer issue. Also expect more of the same from Wells and a breakout year from Hudson.
4. Baltimore O's - This team will only succeed if acouple of things happen thety sign two of these 4 guys: Vlad, Tejada, Lopez, Ponson. If they do I expect big things in the coming years. Starting pitching needs to get alot better, and they need a closer. Gibbons is the man and so is Matos.
5. Tampa Bay Devil Rays - Lou got them more competetive last year, and expect more of the same. Baldelli and Huff are the corner stones of this team, they shold sign them to long term deals. Tino Martinez was a nice touch for the fans, but I like the fact that they are young, go sign some pitching and see us in 7 years.
I hope all enjoyed this prediction, let me know what you think.
What I really want is for the sox to trade nomar for brown..lol But anyway I know pogo, they are all going to sign more people, but unless the yanks sign vlad and 5 pitchers for the bull pen, the order is pretty good.
yeyo44 wrote:What I really want is for the sox to trade nomar for brown..lol But anyway I know pogo, they are all going to sign more people, but unless the yanks sign vlad and 5 pitchers for the bull pen, the order is pretty good.
Yeyo44 wrote:Since Madison did such a great Job on the AL- West I want to tackle the AL - East, I hope I'm not stepping on any toes Madison.
I'm glad you enjoyed the thread on the AL-West! Nope, not stepping on any toes at all.
You made some great points, and it was written well.
As of right now, I agree with your predictions. I have Boston winning the division followed by the Yankees winning the wild card. Then Toronto/O's/and Rays.
It's still early and there are quite a few moves to be made, but right now, that seems pretty accurate.
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Transmogrifier wrote:I don't want Brown. That guy is a walking DL.
Yeah, assuming he can even walk to begin with. HA!
I like the order (as a Sox fan, obviously) In all seriousness though, the Yankees rotation doesn't seem to have what the Sox rotation seems to have. Assuming of course everyone stays healthy that is. Im not even sure what the Yankees rotation is but I know now it does not include Clemens and Pettitte, leaving them with what? Vasquez will be great, but NY fans might want to be wary of what a Montreal to NY culture shock might do. Who after that? Wells? Weaver? All I know is I would take the foursome of Pedro, Schilling, Lowe, Wakefield to pretty much any staff in the game right now, 50/50 on whether or not i would even take Oaklands over those 4. Boston over NY next year.
I'd also like to point out that if the Orioles do not sign Vlad or Tejada, I expect them to finish dead last. The D-Rays are young and exciting, ESPECIALLY at the top of that order. Baldelli and Crawford can FLY and the two of them hitting in front of Huff make him a 120RBI threat if he can keep his AVG at 300 again. If they get an arm or two they are a definite playoff threat within the next 5 years.
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You know whats funny......is that I actually see all 5 times improving themselves in this division this year; Toronto could slide depending on pitching, but still have some serious sticks.
Boston- Schilling, duh
NYY- Yet to be seen, but you know its going to happen
Tor-Well, Lilly should be better than Lidle, but who knows what happens behind Halladay. Sticks are nice
Bal- some actual DECENT young exciting players, and rumours of grabbing a few established bats. Trouble w/ the starting staff tho. Not a believe in R. Lopez.
TB- Sweet Lou has at least given me many reasons to like this team. Crawford/Baldelli/Huff are a decent start, and they're looking for more. Lots of offense in the minors, but the pitching looks crappy for a long time. Hey, they are WAY better than the tigers.
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Obviously this is the tale two divisions......the AL East Rich (bos & ny) and the AL East Dumb (Bal , although they're getting smarter) Young (TB) & somewhat Poor (Tor).
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