The 2009 predictions

And without further adieu…

Sports Illustrated Bill James formula
AL East
1. N.Y. Yankees (97-65) 1. Boston Red Sox (95-67)
2. Boston Red Sox (96-66) 2. N.Y. Yankees (91-71)
3. Tampa Bay Rays (90-72) 3. Tampa Bay Rays (87-69)
4. Baltimore Orioles (80-82) 4. Toronto Blue Jays (85-77)
5. Toronto Blue Jays (79-83) 5. Baltimore Orioles (68-93)
AL Central
1. Minnesota Twins (85-77) 1. Cleveland Indians (86-76)
2. Cleveland Indians (82-80) 2. Minnesota Twins (85-77)
3. Chicago White Sox (79-83) 3. Chicago White Sox (83-79)
4. Detroit Tigers (77-85) 4. Detroit Tigers (79-83)
5. Kansas City Royals (74-88) 5. Kansas City Royals (73-89)
AL West
1. L.A. Angels (86-76) 1. L.A. Angels (98-64)
2. Oakland Athletics (81-81) 2. Texas Rangers (78-84)
3. Texas Rangers (73-89) 3. Oakland Athletics (75-87)
4. Seattle Mariners (69-93) 4. Seattle Mariners (70-92)
NL East
1. N.Y. Mets (92-70) 1. Philadelphia Phillies (91-71)
2. Philadelphia Phillies (89-73) 2. N.Y. Mets (89-73)
3. Atlanta Braves (84-78) 3. Florida Marlins (80-82)
4. Florida Marlins (77-85) 4. Atlanta Braves (76-86)
5. Washington Nationals (70-92) 5. Washington Nationals (64-98)
NL Central
1. Chicago Cubs (93-69) 1. Chicago Cubs (93-69)
2. Milwaukee Brewers (84-78) 2. Milwaukee Brewers (88-74)
3. St. Louis Cardinals (82-80) 3. St. Louis Cardinals (83-79)
4. Cincinnati Reds (80-82) 4. Houston Astros (82-80)
5. Houston Astros (70-92) 5. Cincinnati Reds (73-89)
6. Pittsburgh Pirates (64-98) 6. Pittsburgh Pirates (67-95)
NL West
1. L.A. Dodgers (88-74) 1. Arizona Diamondbacks (85-77)
2. Arizona Diamondbacks (87-75) 2. L.A. Dodgers (83-79)
3. San Francisco Giants (77-85) 3. Colorado Rockies (79-83)
4. Colorado Rockies (76-86) 4. San Francisco Giants (72-90)
5. San Diego Padres (69-93) 5. San Diego Padres (72-90)

Looking forward to another baseball season!

2 thoughts on “The 2009 predictions”

  1. It will surprise no one that I’m picking the Cardinals to be better than that. Might as well go whole hog: Dodgers, Cardinals, Mets; Angels, Indians, Red Sox.

    Albert Pujols and Grady Sizemore as Most Valuable Players. Pansy the Wuss-Wuss Fish as Most Valuable Mascot.

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