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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

2011 MLB Predictions: Awards

Now that I've completed my divisional previews I suppose it's time to get down to the nitty gritty.  Believe me when I say I'm glad I finished the previews.  By the time I'd gotten to the National League Central I was pooped.  Then I was rewarded by doing write-ups for Pittsburgh and Houston.  At least the Pirates have a brightening future.
Anyway, this post will be dedicated to my award winners and due to reader request I will also put down my predicted records for each team.  First, the records:


AL East NL East
Boston 98 64 Philadelphia 97 65
New York 90 72 Atlanta 92 70
Tampa 84 78 New York 81 81
Toronto 78 84 Washington 73 89
Baltimore 73 89 Florida 73 89
AL Central NL Central
Chicago 87 75 Milwaukee 91 71
Detroit 83 79 Cincinnati 88 74
Minnesota 80 82 St. Louis 83 79
Cleveland 79 83 Chicago 77 85
Kansas City 70 92 Pittsburgh 68 94
Houston 61 101
AL West NL West
Texas 94 68 Colorado 93 69
Oakland 90 72 San Fran 88 74
Los Angeles 83 79 Los Angeles 80 82
Seattle 58 104 San Diego 70 92
Arizona 68 94








Putting that table in was a huge pain in the butt.  As you can see no surprises in the division winners unless you think Milwaukee is a big underdog.  My biggest surprise is picking Oakland to win the AL Wild Card. If this holds true to form this is how I think the playoffs will go:
Boston over Oakland                   Milwaukee over Philadelphia
Texas over Chicago                     Colorado over Atlanta
Boston over Texas                        Milwaukee over Colorado

Boston over Milwaukee (hey, I can dream, right?)

Now your Award winners:
AL MVP                                     NL MVP
1. Adrian Gonzalez                     1. Troy Tulowitzki
2. Robinson Cano                       2. Albert Pujols
3. Miguel Cabrera                       3. David Wright

AL Cy Young                              NL Cy Young
1. Brett Anderson                        1. Tim Lincecum
2. CC Sabathia                            2. Josh Johnson
3. Neftali Feliz                            3. Tommy Hanson

AL Rookie                                  NL Rookie
1. Jeremy Hellickson SP (TB)    1. Craig Kimbrel RP (Atl)
2. J.P. Arencibia C (Tor)             2. Freddie Freeman 1B (Atl)
3. Dustin Ackley 2B (Sea)         3. Brandon Beachy SP (Atl)

Good thing I'm not a betting man.
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