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Shooting Off My Mouth

You’ve already seen the three Bronx Banter Breakdowns Alex and I shot with River Avenue Blues’ Ben Kabak, and I’ll have more to say about the Yankees and Red Sox in my preview of the season opening series this weekend, but if you want even more, here are a few other places that I’ve offered my take on what the coming season holds for the Yankees and the rest of the league:

  • Patrick Sullivan interviewed me for Baseball Analysts’ Yankees “Stakeholders” preview.
  • I also participated in the New York Times‘ Bats blog’s Yankee preview roundtable with Kabak and former SNY.tv cohort Steve Lombardi of Was Watching. Part one ran yesterday, part two is up today.
  • Finally, my picks for the six divisions, wild cards, pennants, MVPs, Cy Youngs, and Rookies of the Year are up on SI.com along with those of the other SI.com “experts.”

Yankee fans upset with my pick for the AL East should be sure to check my picks for the AL pennant and World Series. Meanwhile, I stick my neck out in the NL Central due to a belief that the Cardinals don’t have the depth to survive the regression likely to be experienced by their two aces.

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1 williamnyy23   ~  Apr 1, 2010 11:05 am

I am going on record with my predictions:

AL East
Yankees 97 65
Rays 92 70
Red Sox 90 72
Orioles 76 86
Blue Jays 72 90

AL Central
Twins 88 74
White Sox 85 77
Tigers 81 81
Indians 77 85
Royals 66 96

AL West
Rangers 87 75
Angels 84 78
Mariners 80 82
As 77 85

NL East
Braves 91 71
Phillies 89 73
Marlins 81 81
Mets 75 87
Nationals 67 95

NL Central
Cardinals 90 72
Reds 84 78
Brewers 82 80
Cubs 80 82
Pirates 70 92
Astros 66 96

NL West
Rockies 87 75
Dbacks 83 79
Dodgers 82 80
Giants 81 81
Padres 70 92

2 Paul   ~  Apr 1, 2010 12:09 pm

What's the preferred place to disagree with you? =)

3 51cq24   ~  Apr 1, 2010 1:51 pm

why would you pick the sox to win the division but the yankees to win the alcs? that seems particularly strange since the improvements to the sox have been in defense and pitching, traditionally viewed as being more important in a short series. i understand why you'd expect the sox to improve (although you exaggerate by giving them double credit at some positions) and the yankees to regress (although i think it's worth noting that teams that come in 2nd place can regress just as easily as teams that come in 1st), but i don't see the logic of choosing one for the division and the other for the pennant.

4 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Apr 1, 2010 4:48 pm

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