With the season beginning in less than 12 hours, it is time to make some bold predictions for 2012.
And yeah, some of them might be out there.
But let me ask you this:
Last year before the season what if I said “I don’t think the Red Sox, Braves nor Giants are making the playoffs but I think the Diamondbacks did”?
You’d think I’d be bonkers.
And I’d be right. So remember that before you comment.
Post Season Predictions:
Wild Card Games
RANGERS def. YANKEES
PHILLIES def. GIANTS
RAYS def. RANGERS
ANGELS def. TIGERS
PHILLIES def. DODGERS
MARLINS def. PIRATES
League Championship Series
ANGELS def. RAYS
MARLINS def. PHILLIES
MARLINS def. ANGELS
That’s right, I’m predicting the Marlins will win their third World Series in as many decades.
Let’s go for some individual awards:
AL MVP: EVAN LONGORIA, Rays
NL MVP: MATT KEMP, Dodgers
AL Cy Young: CC SABATHIA, Yankees
NL Cy Young: TIM LINCECUM, Giants
AL Rookie of the Year: JESUS MONTERO, Mariners
NL Rookie of the Year: DREW POMERANZ, Rockies
AL Manager of the Year: RON WASHINGTON, Rangers
NL Manager of the Year: DON MATTINGLY, Dodgers
First AL Manager Fired: JOHN FARRELL, Blue Jays
First NL Manager Fired: BRAD MILLS, Astros
So there you have it. A Dodgers Division? The Pirates making the playoffs on the 20th anniversary of their last post season spot? No Red Sox?
Those are my picks… and I’m sticking with them.
Call me crazy.