Tag:Chicago Cubs
Posted on: September 29, 2008 2:49 am
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Review Of 2008 MLB Predictions

Well I thought I would have a little fun by seeing just how bad I did in predicting the 2008 MLB season or how good I did maybe? Before the playoffs are actually locked though when I will give my playoff predictions very soon so stay tuned. For now though click the liknk below to read my blog entry were I made my pre season MLB predictions.

http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs
/entry/6173035/7449293

So to start the analysis I will go division by division.

AL East Pre Season Picks

1. Red Soxs
2. Yankees(WC)
3. Blue Jays
4. Rays
5. Orioles

AL East Actual Finish

1. Rays
2. Red Soxs(WC)
3. Yankees
4. Blue Jays
5. Orioles

Final Analysis: Well please raise your hand if you picked the Rays to win 97 games and win this division. Yea just what I thought a few liars raising their hand and maybe a few die hard Rays fans being homers. The Rays were an incredible story this season and if the Cubs can't win the series I think I'm pulling for these guys. Outside of the Rays bumping up my list I did get the rest of the order sort of right. I did call this division for the wild card which proved true. The Yankees for the fact they didn't make the post season still won 89 games despite all their key injuries.

AL Central Pre Season Picks

1. Indians
2. Tigers
3. White Sox's
4. Twins
5. Royals

AL Central Actual Finish

1. Twins
1. White Sox's
3. Indians
4. Royals
4. Tigers

Final Analysis: Who would of thought the Twins get better after losing Johan and Torre Hunter. Give me credit for saying the Twins make a habit out of surprising on a yearly basis. I'm hoping they can hang on and beat out the Sox's for the division it would make me very happy. The Twins are probably my favorite AL ball club because of how they always are in contention even when you least expect it. Hey at least I wasn't buying into the Tiger hype and that proved true. However I will admit I did not think they would be this bad. I also said Cleveland would do better then them and they did. Just a strange year all around in the AL Central, but I will say I got the Indians beating out the Tigers right!!!!!!!

AL West Pre Season Picks

1. Mariners
2. Angels
3. Rangers
4. Athletics

AL West Actual Finish

1. Angels
2. Rangers
3. Athletics
4. Mariners

Final Analysis- I butchered this division the Angels were the team I thought the Mariners could be this season. Not much else to say the Angels dominated this division and I think are the team to beat in the post season.

Final AL Analysis- Overall I did not do very good on this predicting thing I got only 1 of the AL playoff teams right. I had that team advancing to the ALCS so that could still happen.

NL East Pre Season Picks

1. Mets
2. Phillies
3. Braves
4. Nationals
5. Marlins

NL East Actual Finish

1. Phillies
2. Mets
3. Marlins
4. Braves
5. Nationals

Final Analysis: Well I bought into the Johan hype that was the only reason I picked the Mets otherwise I would of picked the Phillies for sure. To be fair to me Johan Santana I think more then lived up to the hype for the Mets it was other things like the Mets bull pen that cost them from living up to my prediction. Didn't see the Marlins year as they where in the hunt for quite awhile for the wild card. Nationals and Braves not much to say about either team. Overall I think I did a pretty decent job of picking this division.

NL Central Pre Season Picks

1. Cubs
2. Brewers
3. Reds
4. Cards
5. Astros
6. Pirates

NL Central Actual Finish

1. Cubs
2. Brewers(WC)
3. Astros
4. Cards
5. Reds
6. Pirates

Final Analysis: I think I'm pretty much a prophet on this division. Of course I got our Cubbies right so I'm very happy for that and I said they would win the division by more then last year which they did. I got the Brewers right in the second and I nearly had them pegged for the wild card, but I went with the Dodgers instead. Switch the Astros and Reds around and I would of got this whole division right. Cause I got the Cards right in 4th and the lowly Pirates in the cellar right as usual. So I give myself an A for this division!!!!!

NL West Pre Season Picks

1. Arizona
2. Dodgers(WC)
3. Rockies
4. Padres
5. Giants

NL West Actual Finish

1. Dodgers
2. Arizona
3. Rockies
4. Giants
5. Padres

Final Analysis: Well I didn't do so well, but I did get the Dodgers right on making the playoffs they just happened to be the division winner instead of a wild card. I was totally wrong about this division being the toughest. It was the weakest by far in the NL and was not much fun to watch. Torre did do wonders for the Dodgers. Arizona was a big letdown this year for many as they did not live up to the hype at all regressing from last season. I got the Rockies right in third that's the only spot I had right at all.

Final NL Analysis: Well I called the Cubs and Dodgers facing of in the playoffs however I had that happening in the NLCS so I won't take as much credit. I had the Cubs going to the world series and winning that and that dream is still alive.

Will see I sure hope my predictions of the Cubs winning it all comes to be very true. That feeling I had of something magical happening this season has been felt so many times throughout this season with our Cubs. I just hope they can seal the deal bring on the playoffs.

Stay tuned folks playoff predictions coming really soon, but for now Go Tigers tomorrow and Go Twins if needed!!!!!!!!!






Category: MLB
Tags: AL, Chicago Cubs, NL, Torre
 
 
 
 
 
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