Monday, April 05, 2004  
Opening day is here (hope springs eternal)

Well after long last, Opening day is finally here. I don't think that I have ever been this excited about any upcoming sports season. So, on this opening day, I am offering up my 2004 MLB predictions.

Division Winners

AL East - NY Yankees
AL Central - Kansas City Royals
AL West - Anaheim Angels
AL Wildcard - Boston Red Sox

NL East - Philadelphia Phillies
NL Central - Chicago Cubs (I'm a homer)
NL West - San Francisco Giants
NL Wildcard - San Diego Padres

Playoffs
Round 1
Phillies over Padres in 4
Cubs over Giants in 4

Yankees over Royals in 3
Angels over Red Sox in 5

Round 2
Cubs over Phillies in 7
Angels over Yankees in 7

World Series
Cubs over Angels in 6 (Man am I a homer)

Misc Predictions

AL MVP - C. Delgado ()
NL MVP - J. Thome ()

AL Cy Young - T. Hudson ()
NL Cy Young - K. Wood ()

AL Rookie - J. Mauer ()
NL Rookie - E. Jackson ()

AL Manager - O. Guillen ()
NL Manager - B. Bochy ()

AL Comeback - J. Leiber ()
NL Comeback - P. Burrell ()

AL HR Champ - C. Delgado ()
NL HR Champ - J. Thome ()

First Big Player Traded - Ken Griffey Jr.

That's it!!! Those are the picks. Call Vegas now so when you win, you can give me my proper commission. If you want to comment and leave your picks on this post it would be appreciated because then we could go back and see who did the best. Until then, Bring on the Games!!!!


Other writer's Picks


Dave's Picks

NL West: Los Angeles Dodgers

NL Central: Chicago Cubs

NL East: Philadelphia Phillies

NL Wild Card: St. Louis Cardinals



AL West: Oakland Athletics

AL Central: Minnesota Twins

AL East: New York Yankees

AL Wild Card: Boston Red Sox



NLDS Winners:

Cubs over Dodgers in 5

Phillies over Cardinals in 5



ALDS Winners:

Yankees over Twins in 4

Red Sox over Angels in 5



NLCS Winner:

Cubs over Phillies in 6

Yankees over Red Sox in 7



WORLD SERIES WINNER:

Cubs over Yankees in 6


NL Award Winners:

Cy Young: Carlos Zambrano (Yes, I said Zambrano, not Prior or Wood)

MVP: Albert Pujols

Rookie of the Year: Kaz Matsui

Manager of the Year: Magic Dusty Baker

Comeback Player of the year: Pat Burrell

HR Champion: Albert Pujols


AL Award Winners:

Cy Young: Barry Zito

MVP: Alex Rodriguez

Rookie of the Year: Bobby Crosby

Manager of the Year: Ken Macha

Comeback Player of the year: Darin Erstad

HR Champion: Manny Ramirez

First Big-Name Player Traded: Magglio Ordonez


Shaun's Picks

NL West: L.A. Dodgers

NL Central: Chicago Cubs

NL East: Florida Marlins(pickin against the Phillies to be different :p)

NL Wild Card: Houston Astros



AL West: Anaheim Angels

AL Central: K.C. Royals

AL East: New York Yankees

AL Wild Card: Boston Red Sox



NLDS Winners:

Cubs over Dodgers in 4

Astros over Marlins in 5





ALDS Winners:

Yankees over Royals in 3

Anaheim over Boston in 5



NLCS Winner:

Cubs over Astros in 7



ALCS Winner:Yankees over Anaheim in 6



WORLD SERIES WINNER:

Cubs over Yankees in 6





NL Award Winners:

Cy Young: Kerry Wood

MVP: Albert Pujols

Rookie of the Year: Kaz Matsui

Manager of the Year: Dusty Baker

Comeback Player of the year: Ken Griffey Jr.

HR Champion: Jim Thome





AL Award Winners:

Cy Young: Curt Schilling

MVP: Manny Ramirez

Rookie of the Year: Bobby Crosby

Manager of the Year: Tony Pena

Comeback Player of the year: Jermain Dye

HR Champion: Javy Lopez



First Big-Name Player Traded: Ken Griffey jr.


Keenan's Picks

AL Central-Minnesota
AL East- New York
AL West- Oakland
AL Wild Card-Boston

NL Central-Houston
NL East-Philadelphia
NL West- Arizona
NL Wild Card- Atlanta

NLDS

Philly over Houston in 4
Atlanta over Arizona in 5

ALDS

Oakland over Minnesota in 5
Boston over New York in 5

NLCS

Philly over Atlanta in 5

ALDS

Boston over Oakland in 7

World Series

Boston over Philly in 7
NL Award Winners:

Cy Young: Mark Prior

MVP: Albert Pujols

Rookie of the Year: Kaz Matsui

Manager of the Year: Bruce Bochy

Comeback Player of the year: Pat Burrell

HR Champion: Albert Pujols





AL Award Winners:

Cy Young: Barry Zito

MVP: Alex Rodriguez

Rookie of the Year: Bobby Crosby

Manager of the Year: Joe Torre

Comeback Player of the year: Darin Erstad

HR Champion: Manny Ramirez



First Big-Name Player Traded: Magglio Ordonez

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