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April 5, 2010

Joe's Blog

2010 Picks

by Joe Sheehan

I ran my 2010 season preview at Rotowire, including a series of fantasy-leaning divisional previews followed by my traditional breakdown of all 30 teams, including runs allowed and runs scored projections. With their permission, I'm running my predicted standings here in the book blog as well.

For those who have asked, work on the book came to something of a halt during March, as college basketball, season-preview work, fantasy drafts and other things took precedence. I still find myself thinking about the question of what the book will be, and to that end have read or re-read books that to one extent or another touch on aspects of what I'm trying to do. I banged through Bill Simmons' The Book of Basketball, Josh Wilker's Cardboard Gods, Paul Krugman's The Great Awakening (a re-read) and parts of various Baseball Abstracts by Bill James. I need to close ranks on this question soon, because while I'm comfortable with the writing volume ahead of me, for my sanity I'd like to end the discussion in my head.

Anyway, here are my predicted 2010 standings. Happy Opening Day, everyone!

Rays 95 67   0.586
x-Yankees 94 68   0.580
Red Sox   92 70   0.568
Orioles   76 86   0.469
Blue Jays   73 89   0.451
           
White Sox 85 77   0.525
Twins   83 79   0.512
Indians   82 80   0.506
Tigers   78 84   0.481
Royals   60 102   0.370
           
Angels   86 76   0.531
Rangers   84 78   0.519
Mariners   82 80   0.506
A's   81 81   0.500
           
Phillies   90 72   0.556
x-Braves   87 75   0.537
Marlins   82 80   0.506
Mets   79 83   0.488
Nationals   67 95   0.414
           
Cardinals   89 73   0.549
Reds   86 76   0.531
Cubs   80 82   0.494
Brewers   79 83   0.488
Pirates   65 97   0.401
Astros   64 98   0.395
           
Rockies   94 68   0.580
Dodgers   85 77   0.525
Giants   81 81   0.500
Diamondbacks 79 83   0.488
Padres   72 90   0.444

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