2011 predictions

It’s that time of the year when the snow starts melting, grass begins to grow and we here at Yanks Go Yard make foolish predictions that never come true. With Opening Day 11 days away, here is what we think will happen with the 2011 season:

Andy C’s predictions:

AL East

  1. Red Cox: 94-68
  2. Yankees: 89-73 (Wild Card)
  3. Orioles: 86-76
  4. Blue Jays: 74-88
  5. Rays: 72-90

AL Central

  1. Twins: 89-73
  2. White Sox: 84-78
  3. Tigers: 79-83
  4. Indians: 70-92
  5. Royals: 68-94

AL West

  1. Rangers: 85-77
  2. A’s: 81-81
  3. Angels: 78-84
  4. Mariners: 66-96

NL East

  1. Braves: 93-69
  2. Phillies: 90-72 (Wild Card)
  3. Nats: 80-82
  4. Marlins: 74-88
  5. Mets: 63-99

NL Central

  1. Reds: 88-74
  2. Cubs: 82-80
  3. Cards: 73-89
  4. Brewers: 68-94
  5. Astros: 63-99
  6. Pirates: 58-104

NL West

  1. Fake G-Men: 90-72
  2. Rockies: 88-74
  3. Padres: 87-75
  4. D’Bags: 69-93
  5. Dodgers: 66-96

ALDS

Red Cox-Rangers, Boston 3-2; Yanks-Twins, New York 3-0

NLDS

Braves-Reds, Cincy 3-1; Phillies-Fake G-Men, SF 3-2

ALCS

Yanks-Sox, NYY 4-3

NLCS

SF-Cincy, Reds 4-2

World Series

Yanks-Reds, NYY 4-1

AL MVP

Alex Rodriguez, NYY

AL Cy Young

Jon Lester, BOS

AL Manager of the Year

Buck Showalter, BAL

NL MVP

Albert Pujols, STL

NL Cy Young

Cliff Lee, PHI

NL Manager of the Year

Fredi Gonzalez, ATL

Stephen Crociata’s predictions:

AL EAST

  1. Yankees
  2. Red Sox (WC)
  3. Rays
  4. Jays
  5. Orioles

AL Central

  1. Tigers
  2. Twins
  3. Sox
  4. Indians
  5. Royals

AL West

  1. Texas
  2. Anaheim
  3. Oakland
  4. Seattle

NL East

  1. Phillies
  2. Braves (WC)
  3. Nats
  4. Mets
  5. Marlins

NL Central

  1. Brewers
  2. Reds
  3. Cubs
  4. Cardinals
  5. Astros
  6. Pirates

NL West

  1. Rockies
  2. Giants
  3. Padres
  4. Dodgers
  5. Diamondbacks

POSTSEASON
-Yankees over Texas
-Tigers over Boston
-Yankees over Tigers
-Phillies over Brewers
-Braves over Rockies
-Braves over Phillies
-Yankees over Braves

AWARDS
-AL MVP: Teixeira, NYY
-AL CY Young: Lester, BOS
-AL MOY: Leyland, DET

-NL MVP: Carlos Gonzalez, COL
-NL Cy Young: Halladay, PHI
-NL MOY: Ron Roenicke, MIL

There you have it. That’s what we think will happen with the upcoming campaign. Feel free to leave comments telling us how stupid we are and what you think will happen.

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