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Silvpak
Alright, kiddies:  pitchers and catcher are reporting in the next few days, so let's get started on the predictions.  Add categories if you see fit:

American League:

East - New York Yankees
Central - Minnesota Twins
West - Oakland A's
Wild Card - Chicago White Sox

MVP - Alex Rodriguez, Texas Rangers
Cy Young - Mike Mussina, New York Yankees
ROY - Carlos Pena, Oakland A's


National League:
East - Atlanta Braves
Central - St. Louis Cardinals
West - Los Angeles Dodgers
Wild Card - Houston Astros

MVP - JD Drew, St. Louis Cardinals
Cy Young - Randy Johnson, Arizona Diamondbacks
ROY - Kazishia Ishii, Los Angeles Dodgers
82-1013592876
AL

east-red sox
central- white sox
west-oakland
wild card-yankees ( With a dominate power hitter like giambi, they will kill thier chemistry)

MVP-Manny Ramirez-Red Sox
Cy Young - Freddie Garcia-Seattle Mariners (Don't doubt me)
ROY- is Escobar plays in cleveland he will win
MOst Improved player - David Wells
NL

East - Mets
Central- Cardinals
West- Giants
Wild card- Diamondbacks

MVP - Barry Bonds
Cy Young - Matt Morris
ROY - Ishii
Most Improved PLayer - Jeff Dia'Mico (however you spell his name)
CanadianChris
Yankee chemistry is like Rasputin...can't be killed.  At least, not while Torre is still managing.

American League:

East: New York
Central: Chicago
West: Oakland
Wild card: Seattle

ALCS: Oakland over New York

MVP: Alex Rodriguez, Rangers
Cy Young: Tim Hudson, A's
Rookie of the Year: Carlos Pena, A's
Manager of the Year: Art Howe, A's

National League:

East: Atlanta
Central: St. Louis
West: San Francisco
Wild card: Los Angeles

NLCS: St. Louis over San Francisco
World Series: Oakland over St. Louis

MVP: Barry Bonds, Giants
Cy Young: Randy Johnson, Diamondbacks
Rookie of the year: Kazuhisa Ishii, Dodgers
Manager of the Year: Dusty Baker, Giants
DrTom
AL East: Yankees
AL Central: Indians
AL West: Mariners
Wild Card: A's

MVP: Jason Giambi, NYY
CY Young: Barry Zito, A's
Rookie: Carlos Pena, A's

NL East: Braves (Sorry, Met fans, but the Braves are still better)
NL Central: Astros
NL West: D'backs
Wild Card: Cardinals

MVP: Jeff Bagwell, Astros
Cy Young: Curt Schilling, D'backs
Rookie: That Ishii chap, Dodgers.  Hype still counts.
hardyz1
Go Cubs!

Sosa = MVP

Yes, I am quite biased...
82-1013592876
ugh, bunch of a's fans? with a scrub like justice in thier lineup they won't be going to the series.  I call him special k after his playoffs.  BTW torre is overrated
Kingpk
AL East

Yankees
Red Sox
Orioles
Blue Jays
Devil Rays

(Notes:  The Red Sox are a given for second since the other 3 teams will be horrible this year.  If the Sox take a page from the Pats and keep the egos somewhat in check (i.e. Manny is "comfortable" with the clubhouse), they just might win a few games down the stretch)

AL Central

White Sox
Twins (with a big f*** you to Selig)
Indians
Royals
Tigers

AL West

A's
Mariners (WC)
Rangers
Angels

(Notes:  This, I think, will be the best division in baseball this year with the race going to the last 2 weeks of the season)

NL East

Mets
Braves
Phillies
Marlins
Expos

NL Central

Astros
Cardinals
Cubs
Pirates
Brewers

NL West

Giants
Rockies
Dodgers
Padres
Choken One
American East
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
Baltimore O's
Tampa D-Rays
Toronto Blue Jays

American Central
Minnesota Twins
ChicagoWhite Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
K.C Royals

American West
Seattle M's
Texas Rangers
Oakland A's
Anahiem Angels

Wild Card: Boston

National East
New York Mets
Philly Phillies
Atlanta Braves
Montreal Expos
Florida Marlins

National Central
St. Louis Cards
Chicago Cubs
Cincy Reds
Enron Astros
Miller Brewers
Pittsburgh Pirates

National West
S.F Giants
Arizona Dbacks
L.A Dodgers
San Diego Chargers
Colorado Rockies

Wild Card: Arizona Dbacks

American Awards
MVP-Ichiro
Cy Young- Clemens
Manager of Year- Joe Torre
Home Run Leader- Jason Giambi (52)
Batting Champion-Ichiro (.367)

National Awards
MVP-Barry Bonds
Cy Young- Schilling
Manager of Year- Dusty Baker
Home Run Leader- Sammy Sosa (54)
Batting Champion-Sammy Sosa (.346)
Tyr
American League:

East - New York Yankees
Central - Chicago White Sox
West - Seattle Mariners
Wild Card - Minnesota Twins

MVP - Magglio Ordonez, Chicago White Sox
Cy Young - Eric Milton, Minnesota Twins
ROY - Carlos Pena, Oakland A's


National League:
East - Atlanta Braves
Central - St. Louis Cardinals
West - Arizona Diamondbacks
Wild Card - Colorado Rockies

MVP - Todd Helton, Colorado Rockies
Cy Young - Randy Johnson, Arizona Diamondbacks
ROY - Josh Beckett, Florida Marlins
Vern Gagne
It's far too early to make any final predictions.Here are some thoughts heading into spring training.

The Twins success will be determined by Radke and Milton. If they hit the wall like last year, the Twins won't win anything.

Joe Kerrigan just doesn't do it for me. He deserves a full season, but pitching coaches don't always make the best managers.

Giambi will have to adjust to the Yankees style and not the other way around. I don't think he'll have any problem doing this.
MaxPower27
QUOTE(Vern Gagne @ Feb. 13 2002,17:11)
Joe Kerrigan just doesn't do it for me. He deserves a full season, but pitching coaches don't always make the best managers.

I think that Dan Duquette is the biggest puss in MLB. He fired Jimy Williams, a man who got results from an average team, because he didn't like him. The reason that Jimy couldn't lead the BoSox any where was because Duquette was roo hung up on hiring nobodys.
Tony149
AL East - Yankees
AL Central - Indians
AL West - Seattle
Wildcard - A's

MVP - Ichrio
Cy Young - Tim Hudson
Manager - Joe Torre
Home Run Leader - Jason Giambi (53)
Batting Champion - Ichiro
Rookie of the Year - Carlos Pena


NL East - Braves
NL Central - Astros
NL West - D'Backs
Wildcard - Giants

MVP - Sammy Sosa
Cy Young - Randy Johnson
Manager of the Year - Dusty Baker
Home Run Leader - Barry Bonds (59)
Batting Champion - Sammy Sosa  
Rookie of the Year - Ishii
Mecca of Manhood
QUOTE(Silvpak @ Feb. 13 2002,01:01)

American League:

East - Yankees
Central - White Sox
West - M's
Wild Card - A's

MVP - Jason Giambi, Yankees
Cy Young - Pedro Martinez, Red Sox



National League:
East - Mets
Central - St. Louis Cardinals
West - Diamond Backs
Wild Card - Houston Astros

MVP - Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
Cy Young - Randy Johnson, Diamondbacks
CanadianChris
QUOTE(RobStone @ Feb. 13 2002,11:29)
BTW torre is overrated

Yeah, I hear that all the time about four-time world champion coaches/managers.
bps "The Truth" 21
American East
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Baltimore Orioles

American Central
Chicago White Sox
Minnesota Twins
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
K.C Royals

American West
Seattle Mariners
Oakland A's
Texas Rangers
Anahiem Angels

Wild Card: Oakland

National East
New York Mets
Florida Marlins
Philladelphia Phillies
Atlanta Braves
Montreal Expos

National Central
St. Louis Cards
Chicago Cubs
Houston Astros
Cincinnati Reds
Millwauke Brewers
Pittsburgh Pirates

National West
S.F Giants
Arizona Diamondbacks
L.A Dodgers
San Diego Padres
Colorado Rockies

Wild Card: Florida Marlins

American Awards
MVP- Jason Giambi
Cy Young- Barry Zito
Manager of Year- Joe Torre
Home Run Leader- Jason Giambi
Batting Champion-Ichiro Suzuki

National Awards
MVP- Mike Piazza
Cy Young- Randy Johnson
Manager of Year- Dusty Baker
Home Run Leader- Sammy Sosa
Batting Champion- Larry Walker

World Series
Yankees over Cardinals
Brooding Genius
Here goes nothing.

American League

East:
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles
Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Central:
Minnesota Twins
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Kansas City Royals

West:
Oakland Athletics
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers
Anaheim Angels

Wild card: can't decide between the Mariners or the White Sox

National League

East:
New York Mets
Atlanta Braves
Philadelphia Phillies
Florida Marlins
Montreal Expos

Central:
St. Louis Cardinals
Houston Astros
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
Milwaukee Brewers
Pittsburgh Pirates

West:
Los Angeles Dodgers
Arizona Diamondbacks
San Francisco Giants
Colorado Rockies
San Diego Padres

Wild card: Atlanta Braves (last trip to the playoffs for a while)

Other predictions:
The NL East will be the toughest division in baseball.
The San Diego Padres will be the best last-place team in recent memory.
The Pittsburgh Pirates will be the worst team in baseball.
The Anaheim Angels will become the next target for contraction after the Twins make the playoffs.

And the Yankees will win the whole damned thing.
ratboy
I predict a bold fourth-place finish for my Detroit Tigers.

Go Someone else!!
cartman2092
Uhhh....Ok you guys want predictions, Here's one thing I can fathom.

Oakland will be NOTHING more than a 87 win team, but they will win the division because Seattle is Severely overrated. Ichiro is going to be good, but not GREAT and the rest of that team cannot play above their heads again. Not to mention their gonna miss Sele.

Anyone that denies the RedSox of the wild card this season is just kidding themselves. With a REAL Leadoff hitter followed by Nixon, Nomar, Manny, and Clark....Fughedaboutit!
ajc
Some random thoughts...

As an Oakland A's fan for  over 20 glorious years, I see them as winning the wildcard, again.  They need to stay healthy, especially in their rotation, but the Giambi loss shouldn't keep them from the 87-91 win mark.

Seattle...overrated?  Nah, and I hate 'em.  They won't win 116 again, but 95-98 isn't out of the question...and that's with the loss of Sele.

The Yanks are still the team to beat.  I wouldn't be surprised if they get out of the gate a little slowly and then turn it on in June/July.  I figure they'll coast to the AL East crown with a 10+ game lead.

Look for Johnny Damon to have a huge year in Boston.  He was god-awful in Oakland last year (.324 OBP) but he's moving to a much better hitter's park and won't have the pressure of a playoff race to weigh on him (sorry, sox fans).  Also, take the White Sox in the central.

Over in the NL, I likes Atlanta in the East...St. Louis in the Central and the Giants out west, with the D'Backs as the wildcard.
bps "The Truth" 21
Damon sucks during the first half of the year no matter where he is.
Jericholic82
AL
East: Yanks
West: Seattle
Central: Twins (going out on a limb here, but they looked good last year and if they are really going ot be contracted, I think they'll be motivated to give their fans one last good season)
Wildcard: Indians


NL:
East: I think the Braves prob but it may be the mets
West: Giants
Central: Cards
Wildcard: braves or mets, whoever loses the east title

World Series: Yanks over Cards in five or six games
MarvinisaLunatic
AL:
East:
Baltimore Orioles (Honestly, it is very possible since the East is the worst division in baseball, even with the Yankees.  IF the Yankees have trouble, I do believe that the O's can pull it off but then again Im very biased...)
Central:
Cleveland Indians
West:
Seattle Mariners
Wild Card:
Oakland A's

NL
East:
Atlanta Braves
Central:
Chicago Cubs
West:
LA Dodgers
Wild Card:
San Francisco Giants
Tyler McClelland
I predict that my Pirates will be the first team ever to lose all of their pitchers: Minor league and major league. All of them will be hurt by the end of Spring Training.
Zero_Cool
American League:

East - New York Yankees
Central - Chicago White Sox
West - Seattle Mariners
Wild Card - Texas Rangers

MVP - A-Rod
Cy Young - Clemens
ROY - toss-up


National League:
East - Philadelphia Phillies
Central - St. Louis Cardinals
West - Arizona Diamondbacks
Wild Card - Chicago Cubs

MVP - Sammy Sosa
Cy Young - Randy Johnson
ROY - toss-up
thevertex
AL

Yankees
Red Sox (wild card)
Blue Jays
Orioles
Devil Rays

White Sox
Twins
Indians
Tigers
Royals

Mariners
Athletics
Rangers
Angels

NL

Braves
Mets (wild card)
Phillies
Marlins
Expos

Cardinals
Astros
Cubs
Reds
Brewers
Pirates

Giants
Dodgers
Diamondbacks
Padres
Rockies
Scott Christ
QUOTE(MarvinisaLunatic @ Feb. 22 2002,16:25)
AL:
East:
Baltimore Orioles (Honestly, it is very possible since the East is the worst division in baseball, even with the Yankees.  IF the Yankees have trouble, I do believe that the O's can pull it off but then again Im very biased...)


I don't want to offend you or anything, but that is the stupidest thing I have ever seen anyone say. You do realize the Orioles are one of the three worst teams in baseball, right? They are terrible. They're MY favorite team, TOO. They are awful. Just accept it and you won't have such a hard time this season when they lose 100 games again.

The East is also hardly the worst division in baseball, as it has (arguably) the best team in the league and a playoff contender. The Blue Jays are also a rather decent team. The Orioles and Devil Rays suck, but this is not at all worse than the AL Central with the "okay" Twins, White Sox and Indians and butt awful Royals and Tigers.
jimmy no nose
I like the Pirates and the Devil Rays in the World Series.  It'll be a good one.
TheBostonStrangler
Let's see....

Keep in mind, this is a biased Red Sox fan speaking...

AL East: New York Yankees (by a hair)
AL Central: Chicago White Sox
AL West: Seattle Mariners
AL Wild Card: Boston Red Sox

AL MVP: Frank Thomas
AL Cy Young: Tim Hudson

NL East: Atlanta
NL Central: St. Louis
NL West: Arizona
NL Wild Card: New York Mets

NL MVP: Jeff Bagwell
NL Cy Young: Al Leiter

AL Champion: Boston Red Sox
NL Champion: St. Louis Cardinals

World Series: Boston over St. Louis in 7
kkktookmybabyaway
Kingpk, are you predicting that MLB will contract this season? I don't see the Reds anywhere...  :)
Choken One
Yeah, we're not THAT bad.
Scott Christ
QUOTE
NL Cy Young: Al Leiter


That's a hell of a stretch when you consider he's in the same league as Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling, Greg Maddux, Matt Morris, Javier Vazquez (of course he's with the Expos, so unless he really breaks out this year, he might as well not exist), Jon Lieber, Tom Glavine, Darryl Kile, Russ Ortiz, Roy Oswalt, Josh Beckett, Kerry Wood and Kevin Brown, all of whom are better, as good, or could be better if they can avoid injuries/slumps.

But it's also a fun pick.
starvenger
The Blue Jays will fall to fifth most popular team in Toronto, behind the Maple Leafs, Raptors, Rock and Argonauts, but stay ahead of the Arena Football team, whatever the hell they're called.  And the phrase "rebuilding" will be used a lot in the local media.
Ihatesmarksandmarks
sox over the mets in 7 on a steve lomasney grand slam to win it....hey fuck you, if tom brady can win a championship, then anyone fucking can
theWCWRaider
AL
East:  Yankees
Central:  Twins
West:  Mariners
Wildcard:  Athletics

NL
East:  Braves
Central:  Cardinals
West:  Diamondbacks
Wildcard:  Giants

Other Prediction,
If they try contraction again, it will be the K.C. Royals that they look at eliminating along with the Expos.
Scott Christ
The ownership of the Royals has no desire to sell their team, unless you think by then they would. But they don't. (And they won't.) And to contract them, MLB would have to buy the franchise and then eliminate it. But the Royals won't sell to MLB. Jeff Loria did and Carl Pohlad would have.

That's how contraction works, it's not simply, "Let's eliminate bad teams."
bps "The Truth" 21
I am a firm beleiver that MLB should do whatever it takes to contract the Florida Marlins...for buying the World Series and then not contending for the next 5 years.

Then they should tell Arizona that they are being watched.

Although the Marlins are getting better.
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