I was bored today, so I decided to look at the predictions AN made last April:
2005 Prediction Thread
Almost everyone had the White Sox third or fourth in the AL Central, eck767 was the only one who had them finishing second.
The most popular incorrect playoff picks seem to have been the A's, Twins, Dodgers, Marlins, and Cubs.
I think the most correct playoff teams picked is 6 of 8 by MJB.
I'm pretty disappointed because I only got 3 of the 8 playoff teams, and they were the obvious ones (yanks, red sox, cards).
Some notable predictions:
K56: "AL MVP: Eric Byrnes (dark horse)"
Colorado Fan: Barry Bonds "will be back very soon"
iceplant: "The tigers will win the AL central on the back of Cy Young winner Jeremy Bonderman."
SurfingOC: "Zito over Hudson in Game 6" of the WS [I like how specific this one is. What will their pitch counts be?]
ohad: "Mariners (much better than last year. MUCH MUCH better)"
Steve in Napa: lots of bizarre predictions, including "Nevin top 5 in MVP voting"
I'm sure Blez will create a front page thread for predictions in late March or so, but if anyone else wants to make predictions now, go for it.
Mine are below.
x-New York 90
Tampa Bay 73
Kansas City 58
Oakland over New York 3-1
Chicago over Boston 3-2
Chicago over Oakland 4-3
y-New York 90
y-St. Louis 91
y-San Francisco 86
Los Angeles 85
San Diego 82
St. Louis over Philadelphia 3-1
New York over San Francisco 3-1
St. Louis over New York 4-2
WS: St. Louis over Chicago 4-2
AL MVP: A Rod, Ortiz, Hafner
NL MVP: Pujols, Wright, Howard
AL CY YOUNG: J Santana, Harden, Halladay
NL CY YOUNG: Oswalt, Mulder, Sheets
AL RoY: Kinsler
NL RoY: Cain