Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Predictions

It is time to start another wonderful season! Do you have what it takes to be a winner? Let us see what the crystal ball indicates.

NL North

The North looks to be about the same as last year. However I do see the Brew Crew as the team to beat. The ball sees it this way, the Brewers have the better lineup and pen while the Pirates have the better rotation and defense. It very well could end up in a tie. The Reds and Cubs still look a little weak comparatively and will fight it out for third.

NL East

The crystal ball doesn't think the East is gonna change at all. The Phillies are still the team to beat. The Browns, Mets and New Look Indians will be formidable and all three possibly vying for second place once again. Well, that is a bit of a change in a way.

NL South

This one could be a surprise but don't get all that excited. The Astros and Marlins will be fighting it out all season once again. The Red Devils and Knights will put up a struggle but the crystal ball doesn't see enough oomph down the stretch.

NL West

Salem looks to be the best team in the NL. Can they do it is the unanswered question. Arizona and Frisco are going to put up a valid fight to the end which could see the Trees being cut down. The Dodgers entering the fray doesn't seem likely.

1. Salem - Just because they look to be the team to beat.
2. Florida - Everything is in IJ's arm and his sisters lap. Woohoo!
3. Milwaukee - Someone new in the top four is inevitable.
4. Philadelphia - Not a given but the division isn't all that strong.
5. Houston - Just because they can and no one else is gonna.
6. Arizona - The surprise team this year if Pittsburgh struggles.

AL North

The North will see the Toronto offense versus the veteran Seattle bunch once again. Which will it be? The crystal ball sees the Mariner pitching staff doing its job once again. The Twinkies will vie for a spot also. Detroit is a tough unknown entity that looks good but may not live up to the task.

AL East

Boston has the upper hand once again as Washington, Dover and Atlanta looks to struggle in keeping up.

AL South

Don't look for a surprise finish from Little Rock this year. Tampa Bay looks much better on paper, then again didn't I say that last year. Texas has a good chance but I really am not sure the pitching staff is up to the task. Kansas City could be one of those streaky teams.

AL West

Always a fight by all four teams and this year will be another round of the same. The crystal ball likes the Las Vegas pitching staff by a large margin this year. Will Helena falter down the stretch again while San Diego picks up steam? Will Anaheim make a move? Oooh it is up for grabs.

1. Seattle - Still like this veteran playoff team.
2. Helena - Just like surprise upsets.
3. Boston - Green Monster dents.
4. Tampa Bay - Will jinx them once again.
5. Toronto - Why not.
6. Las Vegas - Had to choose between one of the five that could wind up here.

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