Looking back at preseason picks…

Just a very brief post highlighting how I will finish last in my own baseball pick ’em contest this year!  I had big dreams of a post-season without New York or Boston.

AL East: Tampa Bay Rays
They are in third, way behind the Yankees and Red Sox.  Virtually no chance of winning the East.

AL Central: Cleveland Indians
They are in fourth, six games back of the Twins.  Still just 11 back of Detroit, though.

AL West: Oakland Athletics
Last place for the A’s out west.  12 games under .500, they were deadline sellers.

AL Wild Card: Minnesota Twins
Ha.  Ha ha.  The Twins’ chances of winning their division are far greater than leapfrogging Boston, Texas, and Tampa Bay for the Wild Card.

NL East: Philadelphia Phillies
Hey, I got one!  But the Braves and Marlins are close behind.

NL Central: Chicago Cubs
Not the strong season we expected, but they are within striking distance of the Cards.

NL West: Arizona Diamondbacks
A lost season for Arizona, they are fourth behind the Dodgers, Rockies, and Giants.

NL Wild Card: Los Angeles Dodgers
They’re leading their division, so it would actually take a collapse for them to fall back to Wild Card.

Now here’s where the real fun starts…

World Series: Indians defeat Cubs
It sounded conceivable in April…

MVP: Grady Sizemore and Lance Berkman
Sizemore is hitting .241, Berkman .276 on teams that are in fourth place.  Not happening.

Cy Youngs: Gavin Floyd and Edinson Volquez
Floyd is a so-so 9-7 for the White Sox, Volquez went 4-2 before being shut down with an injury.

The Leader?
I didn’t dig too deep into this, but my brother Alex Glanzer has the league’s top teams, the Yankees and Dodgers, in the World Series.

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3 comments

  1. The Indians in the World Series? What were you smoking? Starting rotation is garbage year after year. Not even a lock in the shitty central. Common, are we even talking baseball? The INDIANS???

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