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March 31, 2011

Pre-Season Predictions

Staff Picks for 2011

by Baseball Prospectus

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards  (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. 

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

One serious note before we get down to the fun, though. Kevin Goldstein and Jason Parks are still running their contest for the Up and In podcast. There are loads of awesome prizes, and it's for a good cause (Doctors Without Borders). Please consider entering and join in the fun! 

American League Standings

AL East

Team Average Total
Boston Red Sox 1.1 (29) 32
New York Yankees 2.3 (1) 69
Tampa Bay Rays 2.7 80
Toronto Blue Jays 4.5 134
Baltimore Orioles 4.5 136

AL Central

Team Average Total
Chicago White Sox 1.7 (13) 51
Minnesota Twins 1.8 (10) 55
Detroit Tigers 2.5 (7) 74
Cleveland Indians 4.2 125
Kansas City Royals 4.8 145

AL West 

Team Average Total
Texas Rangers 1.3 (20) 40
Oakland Athletics 1.7 (10) 52
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2.9 88
Seattle Mariners 4.0 120

Individual Awards

AL MVP

  1. 1B Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox, 24, 212 (15)
  2. 3B Evan Longoria, Rays, 21, 154 (7)
  3. 1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers, 9, 62 (1)
  4. 2B Robinson Cano, Yankees, 8, 58 (2)
  5. C Joe Mauer, Twins, 9, 58 (2)
  6. 3B Alex Rodriguez, Yankees, 6, 36
  7. 3B Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox, 2, 20 (2)
  8. LF Josh Hamilton, Rangers, 3, 17
  9. LF Carl Crawford, Red Sox, 1, 10 (1)
  10. RF Nelson Cruz, Rangers, 1, 7
  11. RF Shin-Soo Choo, Indians, 1, 5
  12. DH Adam Dunn, White Sox, 1, 5
  13. 2B Ian Kinsler, Rangers, 1, 5
  14. CF Alex Rios, White Sox, 1, 5
  15. 1B Mark Teixeira, Yankees, 1, 5

AL Cy Young 

  1. Felix Hernandez, Mariners, 23, 84 (11)
  2. Jon Lester, Red Sox, 21, 77 (12)
  3. CC Sabathia, Yankees, 16, 47 (3)
  4. Justin Verlander, Tigers, 9, 29 (3)
  5. David Price, Rays, 8, 22 (1)
  6. Dan Haren, Angels, 5, 7
  7. Gio Gonzalez, Athletics, 1, 3
  8. Jered Weaver, Angels, 3, 3
  9. Brett Anderson, Athletics, 2, 2
  10. C.J. Wilson, Rangers, 1, 1

AL RotY

  1. SP Jeremy Hellickson, Rays, 29, 119 (20)
  2. 3B Mike Moustakas, Royals, 9, 25 (3)
  3. SP Kyle Drabek, Blue Jays, 9, 23 (2)
  4. SP Michael Pineda, Mariners, 9, 20
  5. C J.P. Arencibia, Blue Jays, 5, 13 (1)
  6. SS Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Twins, 5, 13 (1)
  7. C Jesus Montero, Yankees, 6, 12
  8. 2B Dustin Ackley, Mariners, 3, 9 (1)
  9. 1B Eric Hosmer, Royals, 1, 5 (1)
  10. SP Zach Britton, Orioles, 2, 4
  11. LF Desmond Jennings, Rays, 2, 4
  12. RP Jake McGee, Rays, 1, 3
  13. RP Chris Sale, White Sox, 1, 3
  14. 3B Lonnie Chisenhall, Indians, 2, 2
  15. CF Lorenzo Cain, Royals, 1, 1
  16. 3B Brent Morel, White Sox, 1, 1

National League Standings

NL East 

Team Average Total
Philadelphia Phillies 1.3 (20) 40
Atlanta Braves 1.7 (10) 52
Florida Marlins 3.1 93
New York Mets 4.1 124
Washington Nationals 4.8 144

NL Central

Team Average Total
Cincinnati Reds 1.7 (14) 52
Milwaukee Brewers 1.8 (11) 55
St. Louis Cardinals 2.6 (5) 79
Chicago Cubs 3.8 114
Pittsburgh Pirates 5.4 161
Houston Astros 5.6 169

NL West

Team Average Total
San Francisco Giants 1.4 (21) 41
Colorado Rockies 2.1 (7) 64
Los Angeles Dodgers 2.8 (2) 84
San Diego Padres 3.8 113
Arizona Diamondbacks 4.8 143

Individual Awards

NL MVP

  1. 1B Albert Pujols, Cardinals, 28, 252 (20)
  2. SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies, 19, 123 (4)
  3. LF Ryan Braun, Brewers, 9, 65 (2)
  4. 1B Joey Votto, Reds, 8, 50
  5. 1B Prince Fielder, Brewers, 6, 41 (1)
  6. SS Hanley Ramirez, Marlins, 7, 41
  7. CF Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies, 3, 27 (2)
  8. CF Jay Bruce, Reds, 3, 15
  9. C Buster Posey, Giants, 2, 14
  10. 1B Ryan Howard, Phillies, 2, 12
  11. RF Jason Heyward, Braves, 1, 10 (1)
  12. C Brian McCann, Braves, 2, 10

NL Cy Young

  1. Roy Halladay, Phillies, 27, 103 (12)
  2. Tim Lincecum, Giants, 17, 53 (6)
  3. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers, 8, 28 (5)
  4. Josh Johnson, Marlins, 12, 26 (1)
  5. Cliff Lee, Phillies, 9, 21 (2)
  6. Zack Greinke, Brewers, 4, 12 (2)
  7. Cole Hamels, Phillies, 3, 11 (2)
  8. Tommy Hanson, Braves, 3, 5
  9. Matt Cain, Giants, 2, 4
  10. Chris Carpenter, Cardinals, 1, 3
  11. Ubaldo Jimenez, Rockies, 2, 2
  12. R.A. Dickey, Mets, 1, 1
  13. Roy Oswalt, Phillies, 1, 1

NL RotY

  1. 1B Freddie Freeman, Braves, 25, 93 (12)
  2. 1B Brandon Belt, Giants, 23, 67 (10)
  3. RP Aroldis Chapman, Reds, 20, 66 (9)
  4. SP Brandon Beachy, Braves, 3, 9 (1)
  5. RF Domonic Brown, Phillies, 6, 8
  6. SP Mike Minor, Braves, 3, 7 (1)
  7. SS Danny Espinosa, Nationals, 2, 4
  8. RP Craig Kimbrel, Braves, 4, 4
  9. 3B Matt Dominguez, Marlins, 1, 1

Individual Ballots:  

 


R.J. Anderson

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox White Sox Rangers
Rays* Twins Athletics
Yankees Tigers Angels
Orioles Indians Mariners
Blue Jays Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Adrian Gonzalez
  2. Josh Hamilton
  3. Evan Longoria

AL Cy Young

  1. Jon Lester
  2. CC Sabathia
  3. Felix Hernandez

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. J.P. Arencibia
  3. Brent Morel

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Braves Cardinals Rockies
Phillies* Brewers Giants
Marlins Reds Dodgers
Nationals Cubs Padres
Mets Pirates Diamondbacks
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Buster Posey
  3. Joey Votto

NL Cy Young

  1. Roy Halladay
  2. Chris Carpenter
  3. Cliff Lee

NL RotY

  1. Brandon Belt
  2. Freddie Freeman
  3. Matt Dominguez

Bill Baer

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox White Sox Athletics
Rays Twins* Rangers
Yankees Tigers Angels
Blue Jays Royals Mariners
Orioles Indians  

AL MVP

  1. Evan Longoria
  2. Miguel Cabrera
  3. Adrian Gonzalez

AL Cy Young

  1. Jon Lester
  2. Felix Hernandez
  3. Jered Weaver

AL RotY

  1. Kyle Drabek
  2. Jeremy Hellickson
  3. J.P. Arencibia

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Reds Rockies
Braves* Brewers Padres
Marlins Cubs Giants
Nationals Cardinals Dodgers
Mets Astros Diamondbacks
  Pirates  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Troy Tulowitzki
  3. Ryan Braun

NL Cy Young

  1. Cole Hamels
  2. Tim Lincecum
  3. Roy Halladay

NL RotY

  1. Freddie Freeman
  2. Brandon Belt
  3. Mike Minor

Stephani Bee

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox White Sox Athletics
Yankees* Twins Rangers
Rays Tigers Angels
Orioles Indians Mariners
Blue Jays Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Evan Longoria
  2. Adrian Gonzalez
  3. Robinson Cano

AL Cy Young

  1. Felix Hernandez
  2. Justin Verlander
  3. Jon Lester

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Mike Moustakas
  3. Jesus Montero

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Brewers Giants
Braves* Reds Rockies
Marlins Cardinals Dodgers
Nationals Cubs Padres
Mets Pirates Diamondbacks
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Ryan Braun
  3. Troy Tulowitzki

NL Cy Young

  1. Roy Halladay
  2. Tim Lincecum
  3. Josh Johnson

NL RotY

  1. Freddie Freeman
  2. Aroldis Chapman
  3. Brandon Belt

Tommy Bennett

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox Tigers Athletics
Rays* Twins Rangers
Yankees White Sox Angels
Blue Jays Indians Mariners
Orioles Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Miguel Cabrera
  2. Adrian Gonzalez
  3. Joe Mauer

AL Cy Young

  1. Justin Verlander
  2. Felix Hernandez
  3. Dan Haren

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Desmond Jennings
  3. Mike Moustakas

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Braves Brewers Giants
Phillies* Reds Dodgers
Marlins Cardinals Rockies
Mets Cubs Padres
Nationals Astros Diamondbacks
  Pirates  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Ryan Braun
  3. Hanley Ramirez

NL Cy Young

  1. Roy Halladay
  2. Tommy Hanson
  3. Clayton Kershaw

NL RotY

  1. Freddie Freeman
  2. Brandon Belt
  3. Aroldis Chapman

Jason Collette

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox White Sox Rangers
Rays* Twins Athletics
Yankees Tigers Angels
Orioles Indians Mariners
Blue Jays Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Carl Crawford
  2. Nelson Cruz
  3. Evan Longoria

AL Cy Young

  1. Jon Lester
  2. Felix Hernandez
  3. Justin Verlander

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Kyle Drabek
  3. Michael Pineda

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Reds Rockies
Braves* Brewers Giants
Marlins Cardinals Dodgers
Mets Cubs Padres
Nationals Pirates Diamondbacks
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Carlos Gonzalez
  2. Albert Pujols
  3. Hanley Ramirez

NL Cy Young

  1. Clayton Kershaw
  2. Tim Lincecum
  3. Cole Hamels

NL RotY

  1. Freddie Freeman
  2. Brandon Belt
  3. Danny Espinosa

Corey Dawkins

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox White Sox Rangers
Yankees* Twins Angels
Rays Tigers Athletics
Orioles Indians Mariners
Blue Jays Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Joe Mauer
  2. Adrian Gonzalez
  3. Mark Teixeira

AL Cy Young

  1. Felix Hernandez
  2. Jon Lester
  3. CC Sabathia

AL RotY

  1. Dustin Ackley
  2. Tsuyoshi Nishioka
  3. Jeremy Hellickson

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Brewers Rockies
Braves* Reds Giants
Marlins Cubs Dodgers
Nationals Cardinals Padres
Mets Pirates Diamondbacks
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Prince Fielder
  2. Carlos Gonzalez
  3. Albert Pujols

NL Cy Young

  1. Roy Halladay
  2. Tim Lincecum
  3. Cliff Lee

NL RotY

  1. Aroldis Chapman
  2. Freddie Freeman
  3. Craig Kimbrel

Neil deMause

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox Tigers Rangers
Yankees* White Sox Athletics
Rays Twins Angels
Orioles Indians Mariners
Blue Jays Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Adrian Gonzalez
  2. Miguel Cabrera
  3. Joe Mauer

AL Cy Young

  1. Justin Verlander
  2. Felix Hernandez
  3. Jon Lester

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Michael Pineda
  3. Lonnie Chisenhall

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Braves Reds Giants
Phillies* Brewers Padres
Mets Cardinals Dodgers
Marlins Cubs Rockies
Nationals Pirates Diamondbacks
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Prince Fielder
  3. Troy Tulowitzki

NL Cy Young

  1. Tim Lincecum
  2. Roy Halladay
  3. Clayton Kershaw

NL RotY

  1. Brandon Belt
  2. Aroldis Chapman
  3. Freddie Freeman

Jeff Euston

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox Twins Athletics
Yankees* White Sox Rangers
Rays Tigers Angels
Orioles Indians Mariners
Blue Jays Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Adrian Gonzalez
  2. Evan Longoria
  3. Josh Hamilton

AL Cy Young

  1. Jon Lester
  2. Justin Verlander
  3. David Price

AL RotY

  1. Tsuyoshi Nishioka
  2. Jake McGee
  3. Jeremy Hellickson

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Reds Rockies
Braves Brewers Giants*
Marlins Cardinals Dodgers
Nationals Cubs Padres
Mets Pirates Diamondbacks
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Ryan Braun
  2. Albert Pujols
  3. Troy Tulowitzki

NL Cy Young

  1. Josh Johnson
  2. Roy Halladay
  3. Matt Cain

NL RotY

  1. Freddie Freeman
  2. Brandon Beachy
  3. Brandon Belt

Ken Funck

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox Tigers Rangers
Yankees* Twins Athletics
Rays White Sox Angels
Blue Jays Indians Mariners
Orioles Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Adrian Gonzalez
  2. Miguel Cabrera
  3. Evan Longoria

AL Cy Young

  1. Jon Lester
  2. CC Sabathia
  3. Felix Hernandez

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Jesus Montero
  3. Tsuyoshi Nishioka

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Brewers Rockies
Marlins Reds Giants*
Braves Cardinals Dodgers
Mets Cubs Padres
Nationals Pirates Diamondbacks
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Troy Tulowitzki
  2. Albert Pujols
  3. Hanley Ramirez

NL Cy Young

  1. Tim Lincecum
  2. Roy Halladay
  3. Josh Johnson

NL RotY

  1. Aroldis Chapman
  2. Brandon Belt
  3. Freddie Freeman

Steve Goldman

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox White Sox Rangers
Yankees* Tigers Athletics
Rays Twins Angels
Orioles Indians Mariners
Blue Jays Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Adrian Gonzalez
  2. Evan Longoria
  3. Alex Rodriguez

AL Cy Young

  1. Felix Hernandez
  2. David Price
  3. CC Sabathia

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Dustin Ackley
  3. Zach Britton

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Braves Reds Giants
Phillies* Brewers Dodgers
Marlins Cardinals Rockies
Nationals Cubs Padres
Mets Pirates Diamondbacks
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Ryan Braun
  3. Troy Tulowitzki

NL Cy Young

  1. Tim Lincecum
  2. Roy Halladay
  3. Roy Oswalt

NL RotY

  1. Freddie Freeman
  2. Aroldis Chapman
  3. Brandon Belt

Kevin Goldstein

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox White Sox Athletics
Yankees* Twins Rangers
Rays Tigers Angels
Blue Jays Indians Mariners
Orioles Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Adrian Gonzalez
  2. Alex Rodriguez
  3. Adam Dunn

AL Cy Young

  1. Felix Hernandez
  2. Jon Lester
  3. Brett Anderson

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Kyle Drabek
  3. Dustin Ackley

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Reds Dodgers
Braves* Brewers Giants
Mets Cardinals Rockies
Marlins Cubs Diamondbacks
Nationals Pirates Padres
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Ryan Braun
  3. Jay Bruce

NL Cy Young

  1. Clayton Kershaw
  2. Roy Halladay
  3. Tommy Hanson

NL RotY

  1. Freddie Freeman
  2. Brandon Belt
  3. Domonic Brown

Larry Granillo

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox Twins Rangers
Yankees* White Sox Athletics
Rays Tigers Angels
Blue Jays Royals Mariners
Orioles Indians  

AL MVP

  1. Robinson Cano
  2. Adrian Gonzalez
  3. Alex Rodriguez

AL Cy Young

  1. Jon Lester
  2. CC Sabathia
  3. Felix Hernandez

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Jesus Montero
  3. Mike Moustakas

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Brewers Giants
Braves* Reds Rockies
Marlins Cardinals Dodgers
Mets Cubs Padres
Nationals Astros Diamondbacks
  Pirates  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Prince Fielder
  3. Troy Tulowitzki

NL Cy Young

  1. Zack Greinke
  2. Roy Halladay
  3. Josh Johnson

NL RotY

  1. Aroldis Chapman
  2. Freddie Freeman
  3. Domonic Brown

Jeremy Greenhouse

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox Tigers Rangers
Yankees* White Sox Athletics
Rays Twins Angels
Blue Jays Indians Mariners
Orioles Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Adrian Gonzalez
  2. Evan Longoria
  3. Joe Mauer

AL Cy Young

  1. Felix Hernandez
  2. Justin Verlander
  3. CC Sabathia

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Michael Pineda
  3. Jesus Montero

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Brewers Giants
Braves* Cardinals Rockies
Marlins Reds Dodgers
Mets Cubs Padres
Nationals Pirates Diamondbacks
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Hanley Ramirez
  3. Joey Votto

NL Cy Young

  1. Roy Halladay
  2. Cliff Lee
  3. Zack Greinke

NL RotY

  1. Brandon Belt
  2. Freddie Freeman
  3. Brandon Beachy

Joe Hamrahi

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox Twins Rangers
Yankees* White Sox Athletics
Rays Tigers Angels
Blue Jays Royals Mariners
Orioles Indians  

AL MVP

  1. Evan Longoria
  2. Robinson Cano
  3. Adrian Gonzalez

AL Cy Young

  1. Jon Lester
  2. CC Sabathia
  3. David Price

AL RotY

  1. Kyle Drabek
  2. Jeremy Hellickson
  3. Mike Moustakas

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Reds Giants
Braves Brewers Rockies*
Mets Cardinals Dodgers
Marlins Cubs Padres
Nationals Pirates Diamondbacks
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Troy Tulowitzki
  2. Albert Pujols
  3. Prince Fielder

NL Cy Young

  1. Cliff Lee
  2. Roy Halladay
  3. Tim Lincecum

NL RotY

  1. Freddie Freeman
  2. Domonic Brown
  3. Brandon Belt

Jay Jaffe

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox White Sox Athletics
Yankees* Twins Rangers
Rays Tigers Angels
Orioles Indians Mariners
Blue Jays Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Evan Longoria
  2. Adrian Gonzalez
  3. Alex Rodriguez

AL Cy Young

  1. Felix Hernandez
  2. Jon Lester
  3. Jered Weaver

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Zach Britton
  3. Mike Moustakas

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Braves Brewers Dodgers
Phillies* Cardinals Giants
Marlins Reds Rockies
Mets Cubs Padres
Nationals Pirates Diamondbacks
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Troy Tulowitzki
  3. Brian McCann

NL Cy Young

  1. Clayton Kershaw
  2. Roy Halladay
  3. Tim Lincecum

NL RotY

  1. Aroldis Chapman
  2. Freddie Freeman
  3. Brandon Belt

Michael Jong

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox Twins Rangers
Yankees* White Sox Athletics
Rays Tigers Angels
Blue Jays Indians Mariners
Orioles Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Adrian Gonzalez
  2. Miguel Cabrera
  3. Robinson Cano

AL Cy Young

  1. CC Sabathia
  2. Felix Hernandez
  3. Jon Lester

AL RotY

  1. Abstained from voting

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Brewers Giants
Braves Reds Rockies*
Marlins Cardinals Dodgers
Mets Cubs Padres
Nationals Pirates Diamondbacks
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Hanley Ramirez
  3. Troy Tulowitzki

NL Cy Young

  1. Tim Lincecum
  2. Roy Halladay
  3. Josh Johnson

NL RotY

  1. Abstained from voting.

Christina Kahrl

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox White Sox Athletics
Rays* Tigers Rangers
Yankees Twins Angels
Orioles Royals Mariners
Blue Jays Indians  

AL MVP

  1. Adrian Gonzalez
  2. Evan Longoria
  3. Alex Rios

AL Cy Young

  1. Jon Lester
  2. Justin Verlander
  3. Dan Haren

AL RotY

  1. Mike Moustakas
  2. Jeremy Hellickson
  3. Michael Pineda

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Reds Giants
Marlins* Cubs Rockies
Braves Brewers Dodgers
Mets Cardinals Padres
Nationals Astros Diamondbacks
  Pirates  

NL MVP

  1. Troy Tulowitzki
  2. Buster Posey
  3. Albert Pujols

NL Cy Young

  1. Roy Halladay
  2. Josh Johnson
  3. Tim Lincecum

NL RotY

  1. Aroldis Chapman
  2. Brandon Belt
  3. Domonic Brown

David Laurila

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox Tigers Athletics
Rays* Twins Rangers
Yankees White Sox Angels
Orioles Indians Mariners
Blue Jays Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Kevin Youkilis
  2. Evan Longoria
  3. Miguel Cabrera

AL Cy Young

  1. Justin Verlander
  2. David Price
  3. Brett Anderson

AL RotY

  1. J.P. Arencibia
  2. Jeremy Hellickson
  3. Tsuyoshi Nishioka

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Braves Reds Rockies
Phillies* Cardinals Dodgers
Marlins Brewers Giants
Mets Cubs Padres
Nationals Pirates Diamondbacks
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Troy Tulowitzki
  2. Ryan Braun
  3. Jay Bruce

NL Cy Young

  1. Clayton Kershaw
  2. Roy Halladay
  3. Tommy Hanson

NL RotY

  1. Aroldis Chapman
  2. Freddie Freeman
  3. Brandon Belt

Ben Lindbergh

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox Twins Rangers
Yankees* White Sox Athletics
Rays Tigers Angels
Orioles Indians Mariners
Blue Jays Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Adrian Gonzalez
  2. Evan Longoria
  3. Miguel Cabrera

AL Cy Young

  1. Felix Hernandez
  2. CC Sabathia
  3. Jon Lester

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Chris Sale
  3. Michael Pineda

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Reds Giants
Braves* Brewers Dodgers
Marlins Cardinals Rockies
Mets Cubs Padres
Nationals Pirates Diamondbacks
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Troy Tulowitzki
  3. Joey Votto

NL Cy Young

  1. Roy Halladay
  2. Tim Lincecum
  3. Cliff Lee

NL RotY

  1. Brandon Belt
  2. Freddie Freeman
  3. Aroldis Chapman

Joey Matschulat

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox Twins Rangers
Yankees* White Sox Athletics
Rays Tigers Angels
Blue Jays Royals Mariners
Orioles Indians  

AL MVP

  1. Adrian Gonzalez
  2. Miguel Cabrera
  3. Josh Hamilton

AL Cy Young

  1. Felix Hernandez
  2. Jon Lester
  3. David Price

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. J.P. Arencibia
  3. Kyle Drabek

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Braves Reds Giants
Phillies* Cardinals Rockies
Marlins Brewers Dodgers
Nationals Cubs Padres
Mets Astros Diamondbacks
  Pirates  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Joey Votto
  3. Troy Tulowitzki

NL Cy Young

  1. Roy Halladay
  2. Josh Johnson
  3. Cliff Lee

NL RotY

  1. Brandon Belt
  2. Freddie Freeman
  3. Aroldis Chapman

Marc Normandin

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox White Sox Rangers
Rays* Twins Athletics
Yankees Tigers Angels
Blue Jays Indians Mariners
Orioles Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Adrian Gonzalez
  2. Miguel Cabrera
  3. Evan Longoria

AL Cy Young

  1. Jon Lester
  2. Felix Hernandez
  3. CC Sabathia

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Michael Pineda
  3. J.P. Arencibia

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Braves Reds Giants
Phillies Brewers* Padres
Mets Cardinals Rockies
Marlins Cubs Dodgers
Nationals Pirates Diamondbacks
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Joey Votto
  3. Troy Tulowitzki

NL Cy Young

  1. Roy Halladay
  2. Josh Johnson
  3. Zack Greinke

NL RotY

  1. Mike Minor
  2. Brandon Belt
  3. Domonic Brown

Jason Parks

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox Tigers Rangers
Yankees* Twins Athletics
Blue Jays White Sox Angels
Rays Indians Mariners
Orioles Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Robinson Cano
  2. Adrian Gonzalez
  3. Ian Kinsler

AL Cy Young

  1. Jon Lester
  2. David Price
  3. C.J. Wilson

AL RotY

  1. Eric Hosmer
  2. Jeremy Hellickson
  3. Kyle Drabek

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Reds Giants
Braves* Cardinals Rockies
Marlins Cubs Dodgers
Mets Brewers Padres
Nationals Astros Diamondbacks
  Pirates  

NL MVP

  1. Carlos Gonzalez
  2. Hanley Ramirez
  3. Jay Bruce

NL Cy Young

  1. Cole Hamels
  2. Josh Johnson
  3. R.A. Dickey

NL RotY

  1. Brandon Belt
  2. Aroldis Chapman
  3. Mike Minor

John Perrotto

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Yankees Twins Rangers
Rays* White Sox Athletics
Red Sox Tigers Angels
Blue Jays Indians Mariners
Orioles Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Joe Mauer
  2. Alex Rodriguez
  3. Evan Longoria

AL Cy Young

  1. CC Sabathia
  2. Dan Haren
  3. Felix Hernandez

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Michael Pineda
  3. Kyle Drabek

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Braves Cardinals Giants
Phillies* Reds Padres
Mets Brewers Rockies
Marlins Cubs Dodgers
Nationals Astros Diamondbacks
  Pirates  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Ryan Howard
  3. Brian McCann

NL Cy Young

  1. Roy Halladay
  2. Matt Cain
  3. Ubaldo Jimenez

NL RotY

  1. Freddie Freeman
  2. Danny Espinosa
  3. Craig Kimbrel

Mike Petriello

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox White Sox Rangers
Rays* Twins Athletics
Yankees Tigers Angels
Blue Jays Indians Mariners
Orioles Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Adrian Gonzalez
  2. Robinson Cano
  3. Joe Mauer

AL Cy Young

  1. Felix Hernandez
  2. CC Sabathia
  3. Justin Verlander

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Kyle Drabek
  3. Lonnie Chisenhall

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Reds Giants
Braves* Brewers Rockies
Marlins Cardinals Dodgers
Mets Cubs Padres
Nationals Pirates Diamondbacks
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Joey Votto
  3. Troy Tulowitzki

NL Cy Young

  1. Clayton Kershaw
  2. Roy Halladay
  3. Tim Lincecum

NL RotY

  1. Brandon Belt
  2. Freddie Freeman
  3. Aroldis Chapman

Emma Span

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox Twins Athletics
Rays* White Sox Rangers
Yankees Tigers Angels
Orioles Indians Mariners
Blue Jays Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Evan Longoria
  2. Robinson Cano
  3. Adrian Gonzalez

AL Cy Young

  1. CC Sabathia
  2. Gio Gonzalez
  3. Dan Haren

AL RotY

  1. Mike Moustakas
  2. Jeremy Hellickson
  3. Jesus Montero

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Brewers Giants
Braves* Reds Dodgers
Marlins Cubs Rockies
Mets Cardinals Padres
Nationals Astros Diamondbacks
  Pirates  

NL MVP

  1. Ryan Braun
  2. Albert Pujols
  3. Hanley Ramirez

NL Cy Young

  1. Cliff Lee
  2. Tim Lincecum
  3. Clayton Kershaw

NL RotY

  1. Aroldis Chapman
  2. Freddie Freeman
  3. Brandon Belt

Michael Street

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox White Sox Rangers
Rays* Twins Athletics
Yankees Tigers Angels
Blue Jays Royals Mariners
Orioles Indians  

AL MVP

  1. Adrian Gonzalez
  2. Joe Mauer
  3. Evan Longoria

AL Cy Young

  1. David Price
  2. Jon Lester
  3. Felix Hernandez

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Mike Moustakas
  3. Michael Pineda

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Braves Cardinals Giants
Phillies* Brewers Rockies
Marlins Reds Dodgers
Nationals Cubs Diamondbacks
Mets Pirates Padres
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Joey Votto
  3. Troy Tulowitzki

NL Cy Young

  1. Tim Lincecum
  2. Roy Halladay
  3. Josh Johnson

NL RotY

  1. Freddie Freeman
  2. Aroldis Chapman
  3. Craig Kimbrel

Matt Swartz

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox Twins Rangers
Yankees* White Sox Athletics
Rays Tigers Angels
Orioles Indians Mariners
Blue Jays Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Evan Longoria
  2. Alex Rodriguez
  3. Adrian Gonzalez

AL Cy Young

  1. Felix Hernandez
  2. Jon Lester
  3. Jered Weaver

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Jesus Montero
  3. Desmond Jennings

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Brewers Giants
Braves* Reds Rockies
Marlins Cardinals Dodgers
Mets Cubs Padres
Nationals Astros Diamondbacks
  Pirates  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Prince Fielder
  3. Ryan Howard

NL Cy Young

  1. Roy Halladay
  2. Cliff Lee
  3. Tim Lincecum

NL RotY

  1. Aroldis Chapman
  2. Freddie Freeman
  3. Domonic Brown

Brandon Warne

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox White Sox Athletics
Yankees* Twins Rangers
Rays Tigers Angels
Blue Jays Indians Mariners
Orioles Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Adrian Gonzalez
  2. Robinson Cano
  3. Evan Longoria

AL Cy Young

  1. Jon Lester
  2. Felix Hernandez
  3. CC Sabathia

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Michael Pineda
  3. Lorenzo Cain

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Brewers Giants
Braves* Reds Rockies
Marlins Cardinals Dodgers
Mets Cubs Padres
Nationals Astros Diamondbacks
  Pirates  

NL MVP

  1. Jason Heyward
  2. Albert Pujols
  3. Prince Fielder

NL Cy Young

  1. Zack Greinke
  2. Roy Halladay
  3. Josh Johnson

NL RotY

  1. Freddie Freeman
  2. Brandon Belt
  3. Aroldis Chapman

Colin Wyers

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox Tigers Rangers
Yankees* White Sox Athletics
Rays Twins Angels
Orioles Indians Mariners
Blue Jays Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Kevin Youkilis
  2. Evan Longoria
  3. Joe Mauer

AL Cy Young

  1. Felix Hernandez
  2. CC Sabathia
  3. Dan Haren

AL RotY

  1. Jeremy Hellickson
  2. Tsuyoshi Nishioka
  3. Michael Pineda

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Cardinals Giants
Braves Brewers Dodgers
Marlins Reds Rockies
Mets Cubs Padres
Nationals Pirates Diamondbacks
  Astros  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Troy Tulowitzki
  3. Ryan Braun

NL Cy Young

  1. Tim Lincecum
  2. Roy Halladay
  3. Cliff Lee

NL RotY

  1. Brandon Beachy
  2. Aroldis Chapman
  3. Craig Kimbrel

Geoff Young

AL Standings

AL East AL Central AL West
Red Sox Twins Rangers
Yankees* White Sox Angels
Rays Tigers Athletics
Blue Jays Indians Mariners
Orioles Royals  

AL MVP

  1. Evan Longoria
  2. Joe Mauer
  3. Shin-Soo Choo

AL Cy Young

  1. David Price
  2. Felix Hernandez
  3. CC Sabathia

AL RotY

  1. Mike Moustakas
  2. Jeremy Hellickson
  3. Kyle Drabek

NL Standings

NL East NL Central NL West
Phillies Cardinals Giants
Braves Brewers Rockies*
Marlins Reds Padres
Mets Cubs Dodgers
Nationals Astros Diamondbacks
  Pirates  

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Joey Votto
  3. Troy Tulowitzki

NL Cy Young

  1. Roy Halladay
  2. Josh Johnson
  3. Ubaldo Jimenez

NL RotY

  1. Freddie Freeman
  2. Aroldis Chapman
  3. Brandon Belt

 

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NYYanks826

R.A. Dickey? Really?

Mar 31, 2011 02:40 AM
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BP staff member Jason Parks
BP staff

I wanted to list him as an MVP candidate as well...for both leagues.

Mar 31, 2011 08:39 AM
 
buddaley

Michael Street has the Yankees in third place behind the Red Sox and Rays but also has them winning the wild card?

Mar 31, 2011 03:31 AM
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Bodhizefa

The Yankees' mystical powers know no boundaries!

Seriously, though, I suppose it's possible. The Rays and Yankees could have an overall tie record-wise, but the Rays could finish above them in the division if they had a better head-to-head record against the Yanks. The Wild Card tiebreaker game could then be won by the Yankees (although I'm not 100% sure if that game counts on the regular season standings).

Mar 31, 2011 04:33 AM
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BP staff member Michael Street
BP staff

That wasn't on my original ballot--I picked the Yanks to finish third and the Rays to win the Wild Card.

Looks like it's been fixed.

Mar 31, 2011 11:34 AM
 
BP staff member Steph Bee
BP staff

That would be the fault of a tired editor/compiler--me. Sorry 'bout that, but fixed it up again.

Apr 01, 2011 01:47 AM
 
jpjazzman

Would be curious, does the surprising announcement of Belt making the starting line-up out of the gate change anyone's vote for NL RoY?

Mar 31, 2011 05:26 AM
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BP staff member Neil deMause
BP staff

Not mine. :)

Mar 31, 2011 08:58 AM
 
NL2003

Not a single BP staffer sees Francisco Liriano finishing in the top 3 in the Cy Young balloting. Just noting that.

Mar 31, 2011 05:43 AM
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BP staff member Matt Swartz
BP staff

I kept switching between putting Francisco Liriano and Jered Weaver actually and ended up picking Weaver.

Mar 31, 2011 14:53 PM
 
mikebuetow

John Perrotto, at season's end you either will hang your head low in shame for being the only one not to pick the Red Sox, or you will look like the (evil) genius you are!

Mar 31, 2011 05:49 AM
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Joe D.

GENIUS. Perotto > 74 ESPN and BP Predictors

Sep 29, 2011 01:13 AM
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CRP13

A lot of people are picking Mark Trumbo as AL ROY (specially over at SI)...I'm surprised to not even see his name here, even as a token mention.

Mar 31, 2011 07:11 AM
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dianagram

Kendrys Morales fans?

Mar 31, 2011 07:43 AM
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BP staff member Ben Lindbergh
BP staff

Salt Lake skeptics.

Mar 31, 2011 07:53 AM
 
CRP13

Makes sense. But not all players coming out of Salt Lake are zeroes. He certainly has a shot at the most PA's for AL rookies, and don't forget who gets to vote for this thing.

Mar 31, 2011 09:59 AM
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tbwhite
(361)

So, PECOTA sees Evan Longoria having the worst year of his career, but the BP staff sees him in the hunt for the AL MVP. Can someone please reconcile these two positions ? What is it that is throwing PECOTA off ? I don't think this is an unreasonable question to ask, is it ?

Mar 31, 2011 08:17 AM
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BP staff member Ken Funck
BP staff

Certainly not an unreasonable question, but I'm not sure if my answers will be satisfying.

1) I can only speak for myself, but I think most of us use PECOTA the same way: we look at it, give it some weight, then apply our own beliefs, analyses and prejudices. The less I know or have actually watched a player, the more weight I give to the projection. Sometimes this turns out well (see: drafting Colby Lewis and Dustin Pedroia); sometimes it doesn't (see: drafting Chad Orvella and Justin Huber). I'm more optimistic about Longoria than PECOTA is.

2) I'll leave it to someone that tinkers with the machine to give explanations for why Longoria's projection is lower than many indidivual expectations, but it's certainly possible that PECOTA is dead on and the collective "we" have been thrown off by our own opinions, desires, expectations and eyes.

Mar 31, 2011 10:18 AM
 
BP staff member Michael Street
BP staff

I also pick MVPs based on who I think will win the award, not necessarily who's the most deserving. That means I favor playoff teams (as most voters do), and I've got Tampa Bay winning the Wild Card.

As for our picks relative to PECOTA, players can (and do) beat PECOTA projections--and players who exceed expectations are often chosen as MVPs.

Mar 31, 2011 11:40 AM
 
BP staff member Colin Wyers
BP staff

I don't see that those positions need to be reconciled - if you look at my ballot, all the MVP/Cy/RoY portions were filled out based on the PECOTA-projected WARP leaderboards, if by "based on" you mean "copy and pasted from." Longoria is second on my ballot.

Mar 31, 2011 13:45 PM
 
DavidHNix

Hmmmmm ... looks awfully similar to the 2010 final standings. Conventional wisdom remains stronger than analysis.

Mar 31, 2011 08:42 AM
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BP staff member Ken Funck
BP staff

Unless, of course, conventional wisdom and in-depth analysis happen to reach the same conclusions.

Mar 31, 2011 10:20 AM
 
anderson721

Funny, I don't recall the Red Sox running away with the division last year...

Mar 31, 2011 14:51 PM
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k17duffy

Professor Parks. Going a little Homerish with the Kinsler and C.J. Wilson picks. I like it.

Mar 31, 2011 08:55 AM
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CRP13

I think he's making an obscure philosophical point that at this point in the season, the awards are more random than anything else. Only two things are certain in this world: Death, and the fact that Albert Pujols is older than he says he is.

Mar 31, 2011 10:01 AM
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BP staff member Ken Funck
BP staff

I love it when the Perfesser goes a little Homerish:

"Tell me, O muse, of those ingenious heroes Kinsler and Wilson who travelled far and wide after they had sacked the famous town of Arlington ... "

Mar 31, 2011 10:28 AM
 
Owen Green

I was expecting a majority to favour the Sox over the Yanks but was surprised by the overwhelming majority. I guess I expected a distribution along the lines of 65/35, similar to the playoff odds report. For sake of comparison I looked at the AL West where there's a comparable difference in win expectancy and sure enough the vote is 20:10. Thoughts?

Mar 31, 2011 09:42 AM
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BurrRutledge

Anti-Yankees bias. No Yankee fans whatsoever on staff here at BP. ... haters...

Mar 31, 2011 12:08 PM
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BP staff member Steven Goldman
BP staff

Now, now... No trolling, Burr!

Mar 31, 2011 12:23 PM
 
Owen Green

I didn't suggest that. I think it is genuinely interesting. Could be that nobody cares enough about the west to try to rationalize away the 2 games.

Mar 31, 2011 12:59 PM
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BurrRutledge

I would venture to guess that the writer's are generally more pessimistic about the Yankees' starting pitching and Jeter's ability to field better than a traffic cone.

Mar 31, 2011 17:34 PM
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marcello

Well, if every writer thought the Sox were just a slight favorite over the Yankees, you'd have 100% of the writers saying the Sox would win the division. So, even though they all only thought the Sox had a 52% chance of winning the division to the Yankees 48% chance (intentionally oversimplified example), you get a result that doesn't convey that.

Mar 31, 2011 16:24 PM
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Albert Flexcellence

Parks not only takes C.J. and R.A. but also leaves Pujols and Halladay off? I'm shocked he doesn't have KC and Pit winning their divisions.

Mar 31, 2011 10:28 AM
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dianagram

He'll blame it on Arizona sunstroke ...

Mar 31, 2011 10:40 AM
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hyprvypr

No King Felix on the top 3 also... Bold approaching madness...

Mar 31, 2011 18:27 PM
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mathEmagiciAnZ17

What about playoff and World Series predictions?

Mar 31, 2011 15:46 PM
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BarryR

I think they figure we can flip our own coins.

Mar 31, 2011 19:15 PM
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sbnirish77

Wow ... 29 out of 30 BP writers pick the Red Sox. This is over the top even for BP.

How many times has BP picked the Red Sox the past decade? I think about 7. How many times have they been right? Exactly once. (One other year the Red Sox did win the division, BP picked the Yankees).

The Yankees have a lot more flexibilty for mid season additions to correct their starter problems.

The Red Sox have exactly none. Locked in with all those contracts. If Beckett and Matzo have the same season as last, the Yankees will have the better 4th and 5th starters by the end of the year.

Mar 31, 2011 19:30 PM
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Sky Kalkman

I don't think you can read this as "BPro thinks the Red Sox will win the division 29/30 times." It's more that the Red Sox are the solid favorite. I think the Yankees are generally getting short shrift for the division chances, but if I had to bet money at even odds, I'd pick the Red Sox.

Apr 01, 2011 06:28 AM
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Gabed22

I think the red sox might win the east too, but wow, 29/30, and on top of that everyone on espn.com too. it isnt like the yankees overachieved based on their run differential last year, or sufferred enormous losses this off-season. It's hard for me to beliueve that detroit or the Dodgers have a better chance to win their division than the Yankees (or even the Rays).

Mar 31, 2011 19:53 PM
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lmarighi

I don't say this as prediction, but I imagine more people than just me think that the step down from Pettite to Garcia/Colon/Millwood is not good, and worry that Burnett will be even worse, as well as Jeter not bouncing back. Maybe all of those things will turn out to be non-factors, but that's certainly why I would have put the Yankees behind the Red Sox.

Apr 01, 2011 03:34 AM
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evo34

When are 10 year player cards due?

Apr 04, 2011 00:22 AM
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