Sunday, April 7, 2013

Accountability of predictions (Week 1)

I know it's early, but every Sunday I will own up to my predictions by looking at the the current records and what record they would need to have the rest of the way to hit my predictions. I will occasionally comment here or there on things that have surprised me. Here are the predictions, listed in this format:

Team: Record predicted / Record so far (Record needed to hit prediction)

AL EAST

yNew York: 91-71 / 2-4  (89-67)- Not surprised by slow start. They will get there.
Toronto: 85-77 / 2-4  (83-73)- I knew Dickey wouldn't put up the same numbers.
Boston: 82-80 / 4-2  (78-78)- Raise your hand if you thought Boston would ever lead this year!
Tampa Bay: 80-82 / 3-3  (77-79)- Right on track.
Baltimore: 73-89 / 3-3  (70-86)- START LOSING MORE!

AL CENTRAL

yDetroit: 95-67 / 3-3  (92-64)- Time to catch fire.
zChicago: 93-69 / 4-2  (89-67)- Right on target.
Cleveland: 77-85 / 3-3  (74-82)- Nothing to see here folks.
Kansas City: 64-98 / 3-3  (61-95)-Need to go on a 25-game losing streak now.
Minnesota: 59-103 / 4-2  (55-101)- Didn't think they would be over .500 at all this year.

AL WEST

yTexas: 91-71 / 4-2  (87-69)- Yup. Josh who?
zLos Angeles: 88-74 / 2-4  (86-70)- Perhaps we should call Trout, Mike Catfish now?
Oakland: 85-77 / 5-2  (80-75)- God, I love Billy Beane!
Seattle: 83-79 / 3-4  (80-75)- Looking pretty good.
Houston: 65-97 / 1-5  (64-92)- Looked good Opening night. Perhaps 65 wins is too much?

NL EAST

yAtlanta: 93-69 / 5-1  (88-68)- Looking REAL good!
zWashington: 92-70 / 4-2  (88-68)- Get used to looking up at the Braves.
Philadelphia: 85-77 / 2-4  (83-73)- They will get going.
New York: 79-83 / 4-2  (75-81)- Too bad they can't play Miami all season.
Miami: 73-89 / 1-5  (72-84)- Not feeling good about 73 wins now.

NL CENTRAL

yCincinnati: 92-70 / 4-2  (88-68)- They are who we thought they were.
zSt. Louis: 87-75 / 3-3  (84-72)- Same old Cards.
Milwaukee: 80-82 / 1-5  (79-77)- Looks like a M.A.S.H. unit right now.
Pittsburgh: 74-88 / 1-5  (73-82)- Can you say 21st straight losing season?
Chicago: 68-94 / 2-4  (66-90)- 104 years without a title....what's one more year?

NL WEST

ySan Francisco: 90-72 / 3-3  (87-69)- Title defense jitters?
Colorado: 86-76 / 5-1  (81-75)- I know it's early....but people laughed at me. Who's laughing now?
Arizona: 74-88 / 5-1  (69-87)- * See below.
Los Angeles: 74-88 / 4-2  (70-86)- Jelling earlier than I thought they would.
San Diego: 72-90

* = Let's see how they look after an upcoming 19 game stretch against the Dodgers, Yankees, Giants and Rockies.

 CY YOUNG: Felix Hernandez (SEA) / 1-1, 2.57 ERA, 11K - Typical Felix.
 Clayton Kershaw (LAD) / 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 16K - Yeah....feelin' good about this one.

MVP: Prince Fielder (DET) / .261, 2 HR, 8 RBI
 Freddie Freeman (ATL) / .412, 1 HR, 7 RBI - On 15-day DL but it was just a precaution.

1 comment:

  1. I had the same feeling about Dickey.

    I ain't with you on my Orioles. :wink:

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