MLB 2010 Prediction Competition

Well, Opening Day is this weekend. Yay!

I thought i’d see if any of our resident baseball fanatics were interested in a competition of sorts, based on predictions about the upcoming season. This is based loosely on a similar competition that my Fantasy League does each year. Given the nature of this as an internet competition among people who only know one another through the Dope, the winner will be awarded the Joe Morgan Intangible Trophy.

Please give your predictions in the following categories:

Teams:

  1. AL East winner (10 points)
  2. AL Central winner (10 points)
  3. AL West winner (10 points)
  4. AL Wild Card (10 points)
  5. NL East Winner (10 points)
  6. NL Central winner (10 points)
  7. NL West winner (10 points)
  8. NL Wild Card (10 points)
  9. AL Pennant winner (15 points)
    10 NL Pennant winner (15 points)
  10. World Series Champion (25 points)

Players:

  1. AL MVP (10 points)
  2. AL Cy Young (10 points)
  3. AL Home Run champ(10 points)
  4. NL MVP (10 points)
  5. NL Cy Young (10 points)
  6. NL Home run champ (10 points)
  7. Rookie of the year (10 points)

Misc. fun stuff:

  1. Player with longest hitting streak (10 points)
  2. Pitcher throwing a no-hitter (10 points)
  3. Winning league, All-star Game (3 points)
  4. AL player who will be traded during the season (5 points)
  5. NL player who will be traded during the season (5 points)
  6. Manager who will be fired during the season (7 points)
  7. Manager who will have the most ejections this season (5 points)
    Total: 250 points
    Important note:

When giving your answers, please just give the question number and then the answer. Like this:

  1. Orioles
  2. Royals
  3. Athletics

etc.

Don’t copy the category names. This will make it easier for me to collate and tabulate the entries, and to add up the results at the end of the season.

Before anyone criticizes me, I’m doing this for fun, and not because I hold myself out to be any kind of expert. If you’ve been reading my posts long enough, you already know I’m no expert. :slight_smile:

  1. Red Sox
  2. White Sox
  3. Mariners
  4. Yankees
  5. Braves
  6. Cardinals
  7. Dodgers
  8. Rockies
  9. Red Sox
    10 Dodgers
  10. Dodgers
  11. Joe Mauer
  12. Cliff Lee
  13. Mark Teixeira
  14. Matt Kemp
  15. Roy Halladay
  16. Albert Pujols
  17. Jason Heyward
  18. Juan Pierre
  19. Zack Grienke
  20. National League
  21. Milton Bradley
  22. Adrian Gonzalez
  23. Ron Washington
  24. Ozzie Guillen

For the record, you only made one slot for Rookie of the Year, so I named the NL.

  1. Yankees
  2. Tigers
  3. Angels
  4. Mariners
  5. Phillies
  6. Cardinals
  7. Dodgers
  8. Braves
  9. Angels
  10. Dodgers
  11. Angels
  12. Mark Teixiera
  13. Josh Beckett
  14. Mark Teixiera
  15. Albert Pujols
  16. Roy Halladay
  17. Ryan Howard
  18. Jason Heyward
  19. Jimmy Rollins
  20. Tim Lincecum
  21. National League
  22. Lyle Overbay
  23. Ryan Zimmerman
  24. Bud Black
  25. Lou Piniella

You’ve only got one listing for Rookie Of The Year. Is that intentional or should there be 2?

EDIT: If there should be 2, Brian Matusz is my AL pick. If not, then disregard.

Crap!

I knew i’d end up making a mistake.

I’m going to ask a mod to change the list to include an AL and an NL RoY.

Edit: Here’s the revised set of categories:

Please give your predictions in the following categories:

Teams:

  1. AL East winner (10 points)
  2. AL Central winner (10 points)
  3. AL West winner (10 points)
  4. AL Wild Card (10 points)
  5. NL East Winner (10 points)
  6. NL Central winner (10 points)
  7. NL West winner (10 points)
  8. NL Wild Card (10 points)
  9. AL Pennant winner (15 points)
    10 NL Pennant winner (15 points)
  10. World Series Champion (25 points)

Players:

  1. AL MVP (10 points)
  2. AL Cy Young (10 points)
  3. AL Home Run champ(10 points)
  4. NL MVP (10 points)
  5. NL Cy Young (10 points)
  6. NL Home run champ (10 points)
  7. AL Rookie of the year (10 points)
  8. NL Rookie of the Year (10 points)

Misc. fun stuff:

  1. Player with longest hitting streak (10 points)
  2. Pitcher throwing a no-hitter (10 points)
  3. Winning league, All-star Game (3 points)
  4. AL player who will be traded during the season (5 points)
  5. NL player who will be traded during the season (5 points)
  6. Manager who will be fired during the season (7 points)
  7. Manager who will have the most ejections this season (5 points)
    Total: 260 points

Revised List

  1. Yankees
  2. Tigers
  3. Angels
  4. Mariners
  5. Phillies
  6. Cardinals
  7. Dodgers
  8. Braves
  9. Angels
  10. Dodgers
  11. Angels
  12. Mark Teixiera
  13. Josh Beckett
  14. Mark Teixiera
  15. Albert Pujols
  16. Roy Halladay
  17. Ryan Howard
  18. Brian Matusz
  19. Jason Heyward
  20. Jimmy Rollins
  21. Tim Lincecum
  22. National League
  23. Lyle Overbay
  24. Ryan Zimmerman
  25. Bud Black
  26. Lou Piniella
  1. Tampa Bay Rays
  2. Chicago White Sox
  3. Texas Rangers
  4. New York Yankees
  5. Philadelphia Phillies
  6. St. Louis Cardinals
  7. Colorado Rockies
  8. Atlanta Braves
  9. Yankees
    10 Phillies
  10. Phillies
  11. Evan Longoria
  12. Felix Hernandez
  13. Alex Rodriguez
  14. Albert Pujols
  15. Roy Halladay
  16. Albert Pujols
  17. Neftali Perez
  18. Jason Heyward
  19. Ichiro Suzuki
  20. Zack Grieinke
  21. American
  22. Scott Downs
  23. Dan Uggla
  24. Lou Piniella
  25. Ozzie Guillen
  1. Red Sox
  2. White Sox
  3. Mariners
  4. Yankees
  5. Braves
  6. Cardinals
  7. Dodgers
  8. Rockies
  9. Red Sox
    10 Dodgers
  10. Dodgers
  11. Joe Mauer
  12. Cliff Lee
  13. Mark Teixeira
  14. Matt Kemp
  15. Roy Halladay
  16. Albert Pujols
  17. Neftali Feliz
  18. Jason Heyward
  19. Juan Pierre
  20. Zack Grienke
  21. National League
  22. Milton Bradley
  23. Adrian Gonzalez
  24. Ron Washington
  25. Ozzie Guillen

Teams:

  1. Yankees
  2. Twins
  3. Angels
  4. Red Sox
  5. Phillies
  6. Cardinals
  7. Rockies
  8. Braves
  9. Yankees
    10 Rockies
  10. Yankees

Players:

  1. Alex Rodriguez
  2. CC Sabathia
  3. Alex Rodriguez
  4. Pujols
  5. Doc Holiday
  6. Howard
  7. n/a

Misc. fun stuff:

  1. Ichiro
  2. Phil Hughes
  3. AL
  4. Mike Lowell
  5. Carlos Beltran
  6. Jerry Manuel
  7. Lou Pinella
  1. Yankees

  2. Tigers

  3. Mariners

  4. Red Sox

  5. Phillies

  6. Cubs

  7. Dodgers

  8. Cardinals

  9. Yankees
    10 Dodgers

  10. Yankees

  11. Miguel Cabrera

  12. Felix Hernandez

  13. Mark Teixeira

  14. Albert Pujols

  15. Adam Wainwright

  16. Ryan Howard

  17. Wade Davis

  18. Jason Heyward

  19. Juan Pierre

  20. Justin Verlander

  21. AL

  22. Mike Lowell

  23. Adrian Gonzalez

  24. Jerry Manuel

  25. Bobby Cox

Teams:

  1. Yanks
  2. Twins
  3. LA
  4. Red Sox
  5. Phillies
  6. Cardinals
  7. DBacks
  8. Atlanta
  9. Yankees
    10 Cardinals
  10. Yankees

Players:

  1. Teixeira
  2. Felix Hernandez
  3. Teixeira
  4. Pujols
  5. Lincecum
  6. Pujols
  7. Austin Jackson
  8. Strasburg

Misc. fun stuff:

  1. Carlos Gonzalez
  2. Josh Johnson
  3. American
  4. Mike Lowell
  5. Adrian Gonzalez
  6. Ozzie Guillen
  7. Bobby Cox

Teams:

  1. Yankees
  2. Tigers
  3. Angels
  4. Red Sox
  5. Phillies
  6. Cardinals
  7. Dodgers
  8. Braves
  9. Yankees
    10 Dodgers
  10. Yankees

Players:

  1. Mark Teixeira
  2. Jake Peavy
  3. Alex Rodriguez
  4. Albert Pujols
  5. Chris Carpenter
  6. Albert Pujols
  7. Neftali Feliz
  8. Jason Heyward

Misc. fun stuff:

  1. Pablo Sandoval
  2. Jon Lester
  3. AL
  4. Miguel Tejada
  5. Bobby Crosby
  6. Ozzie Guillen
  7. Lou Piniella

Winging it-

Teams:

  1. Yankees
  2. Twins
  3. Mariners
  4. Red Sox
  5. Phillies
  6. Cardinals
  7. Dodgers
  8. Braves
  9. Red Sox
    10 Phillies
  10. Phillies

Players:

  1. Evan Longoria
  2. Felix Hernandez
  3. Mark Teixeira
  4. Chase Utley
  5. Tim Lincecum
  6. Prince Fielder
  7. Wade Davis
  8. Jason Heyward

Misc. fun stuff:

  1. Pablo Sandoval
  2. Cliff Lee
  3. American League
  4. Lyle Overbay
  5. Heath Bell
  6. Jerry Manuel
  7. Bobby Cox
  1. Red Sox
  2. Detroit
  3. Mariners
  4. Yankees
  5. Philly
  6. Milwaukee
  7. Colorado
  8. LA
  9. Red Sox
    10 LA
  10. Red Sox
  11. Derek jeter
  12. Josh beckett
  13. Mark Teixeira
  14. Matt Kemp
  15. Ricky Nolacso
  16. Albert Pujols
  17. Neftali Feliz
  18. Pedro Alverez
  19. Joe Mauer
  20. Zack Duke
  21. National League
  22. Miguel Tejada
  23. ryan Doumit
  24. Lou Pinella
  25. Ozzie Guillen
  1. Red Sox
  2. White Sox
  3. Mariners
  4. Yankees
  5. Phillies
  6. Cubs
  7. Dodgers
  8. Braves
  9. Red Sox
  10. Phillies
  11. Phillies
  12. Alex Rodriguez
  13. Felix Hernandez
  14. Carlos Pena
  15. Chase Utley
  16. Tim Lincecum
  17. Ryan Howard
  18. Neftali Feliz
  19. Jason Heyward
  20. Ichiro
  21. Felix Hernandez
  22. AL
  23. Paul Konerko
  24. Adrian Gonzalez
  25. Dusty Baker
  26. Ozzie Guillen
  1. Yankees
  2. Twins
  3. Athletics
  4. Rays
  5. Phillies
  6. Brewers
  7. Dodgers
  8. Rockies
  9. Rays
    10 Dodgers
  10. Rays

Players:

  1. Joe Mauer
  2. Jon Lester
  3. Grady Sizemore
  4. Ryan Braun
  5. Dan Haren
  6. Prince Fielder
  7. Chris Carter
    18a. Stephen Strasburg
  8. Howie Kendrick
  9. Rich Harden
  10. National League
  11. Kevin Gregg
  12. Adrian Gonzalez
  13. Trey Hillman
  14. Bobby Cox
  1. Red Sox
  2. Twins
  3. Mariners
  4. Rays
  5. Phillies
  6. Cardinals
  7. Rockies
  8. Braves
  9. Mariners
    10 Phillies
  10. Mariners
  11. Evan Longoria
  12. Felix Hernandez
  13. Carlos Pena
  14. Jayson Werth
  15. Adam Wainwright
  16. Albert Pujols
  17. Dustin Ackley
  18. Jason Heyward
  19. Ichiro
  20. Bret Anderson
  21. AL
  22. Jose Lopez
  23. Adrian Gonzalez
  24. Jim Riggleman
  25. Lou Pinella
  1. New York
  2. Minny
  3. Anaheim
  4. Boston
  5. Phil
  6. St L
  7. Ariz
  8. Cubbies
  9. Boston
    10 Phil
  10. Phil
  11. Mauer
  12. Beckett
  13. Mauer
  14. Pujols (duh)
  15. Halladay
  16. Pujols
  17. Gardner
  18. Mauer
  19. Lackey
  20. AL
  21. Buchholz
  22. Adrian Gonzalez
  23. Ron Washington
  24. Bobby Cox
  1. Yankees
  2. Twins
  3. Angels
  4. Mariners
  5. Phillies
  6. Cardinals
  7. Giants
  8. Brewers
  9. Twins
  10. Phillies
  11. Phillies
  12. Kendry Morales
  13. Felix Hernandez
  14. Mark Texiera
  15. Chase Utley
  16. Roy Halliday
  17. Prince Fielder
  18. Brian Matuz
  19. Buster Posey
  20. Kevin Youkilis
  21. Zack Greinke
  22. American
  23. Clay Buchholz
  24. Adrian Gonzalez
  25. Ron Washington
  26. Ron Gardenhire

Teams:

  1. Yankees
  2. Twins
  3. Rangers
  4. Red Sox
  5. Phillies
  6. Cubs
  7. Diamondbacks
  8. Reds
  9. Twins
    10 Phillies
  10. Twins

Players:

  1. Miguel Cabrera
  2. Felix Hernandez
  3. Mark Teixeira
  4. Albert Pujols
  5. Roy Halladay
  6. Prince Fielder
    18a. Brian Matusz
    18n. Stephen Strasburg

Misc. fun stuff:

  1. Joe Mauer
  2. Kevin Slowey
  3. AL
  4. Carl Crawford
  5. Adrian Gonzalez
  6. Jerry Manuel
  7. Lou Pinella
  1. NYY
  2. Minnesota
  3. Texas
  4. Boston
  5. Phillies
  6. St. Louis
  7. Rockies
  8. Atlanta
  9. Boston
    10 Phillies
  10. Boston
  11. Joe Mauer
  12. Felix Hernandez
  13. Mark Texiera
  14. Albert Pujols
  15. Roy Halladay
  16. Ryan Howard
  17. Brian Matusz
  18. Jason Heyward
  19. Ichiro
  20. Tim Lincecum
  21. AL
  22. Mike Lowell
  23. Adrian Gonzalez
  24. Ozzie Guillen
  25. Lou Pinella