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doublem23
04-06-2009, 03:16 PM
http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/01/al-predictions-for-2009/

:o:

Malgar 12
04-06-2009, 03:20 PM
http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/01/al-predictions-for-2009/

:o:

They also predict the Cubs to win the World Series...

Nellie_Fox
04-06-2009, 03:23 PM
Crazy talk.

LITTLE NELL
04-06-2009, 03:24 PM
No wonder they are ready to fold up opperations.

thomas35forever
04-06-2009, 03:37 PM
Are you sure they don't have the divisional standings in inverse order?

jabrch
04-06-2009, 03:43 PM
"Last year’s predictions were a disaster"...this year's will be no better.

Chicken Dinner
04-06-2009, 03:45 PM
No wonder they are ready to fold up opperations.


My thoughts exactly!

Metalthrasher442
04-06-2009, 04:36 PM
If we had to lose the division to one team I would actually want it to be Royals. They helped us last year and haven't been our rivals as much as Detroit and the Twinkies.

AZChiSoxFan
04-06-2009, 04:43 PM
http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/01/al-predictions-for-2009/

:o:

One of the writers for USA today Sports Weekly also picked the Royals to win the Central.

Last night on ESPN, Peter Gammons (insert your own joke here) said the Royals could well win 95 games this year. I didn't hear anything else after that because I was too busy :rolling:

doublem23
04-06-2009, 04:46 PM
Last night on ESPN, Peter Gammons (insert your own joke here) said the Royals could well win 95 games this year. I didn't hear anything else after that because I was too busy :rolling:

I did not know the Royals were playing a 250-game schedule this year.

palehozenychicty
04-06-2009, 09:59 PM
It's still fun to clown the Royals, but they're not too far away. You add one more starting pitcher and hitter to that team, then be wary. But not yet. :D:

AnkleSox
04-06-2009, 10:29 PM
A prediction everyone will forget about unless the Royals actually do win the division, in which case the guy will look like a genius. Typical "go out on a limb because it won't matter when I'm wrong" sportswriter crap.

skobabe8
04-06-2009, 10:36 PM
A prediction everyone will forget about unless the Royals actually do win the division, in which case the guy will look like a genius. Typical "go out on a limb because it won't matter when I'm wrong" sportswriter crap.

Damn you! I was gonna say the exact same thing.

voodoochile
04-06-2009, 10:40 PM
Now that's hilarious...I know the 5 teams in the ALC are going to be fighting tooth and nail all season long, but picking KC to end up on top of the dogpile is simply silly.

Hey, NYT, no more :smokin: for that guy...

TDog
04-06-2009, 10:42 PM
People are looking for this year's Rays, or rather this year's last year's Rays. Last year, more experts picked the Mariners to finish first than picked the Rays to finish first, and just about everyone picked the Tigers to win the Central.

The Royals are probably getting so much support (and it's really not that much support in the scheme of things) because the Central is such a weak division.

thomas35forever
04-06-2009, 11:01 PM
Sorry to hijack this thread momentarily, but has anyone noticed that a bunch of national writers are picking the Cubs to win the WS, but no local writers are?

Madscout
04-06-2009, 11:42 PM
Sorry to hijack this thread momentarily, but has anyone noticed that a bunch of national writers are picking the Cubs to win the WS, but no local writers are?
Because the locals are too nervous too do so. The national writers also don't realize that Harden is likely to break down at some point in this season, and Dempster is not going to have another year like last year.

Frater Perdurabo
04-07-2009, 12:03 AM
Sorry to hijack this thread momentarily, but has anyone noticed that a bunch of national writers are picking the Cubs to win the WS, but no local writers are?

This happens every year. It is always "trendy" to pick the Cubs. :rolleyes:

tick53
04-07-2009, 08:39 AM
Nobody can predict the future. I'm tired of all these "predictions". Newspapers, analysts, broadcasters and fans do not have crystal balls to gaze into to see into the future. I put absolutely no stock into someones predictions.

No offense to you doublem.

PopsBrechtel
04-07-2009, 08:43 AM
You have to be kidding me!

Craig Grebeck
04-07-2009, 10:34 AM
Nobody can predict the future. I'm tired of all these "predictions". Newspapers, analysts, broadcasters and fans do not have crystal balls to gaze into to see into the future. I put absolutely no stock into someones predictions.

No offense to you doublem.
Okay. No one believes they have crystal balls. Predictions are fun to analyze before the season and after.

thedudeabides
04-07-2009, 11:00 AM
The Kansas City Royals 3-4-5 starters are expected to be Kyle Davies, Sidney Ponson and Horacio Ramirez. Over the last 3 years, among all pitchers with at least 200 innings pitched, each ranks among the 10 worst in ERA.

mccoydp
04-07-2009, 11:04 AM
All of these predictions and their cousins, the "Power Rankings", are complete and utter horse crap.
Like another poster said, I think they only exist so someone can say "I told you so".

RedHeadPaleHoser
04-07-2009, 12:47 PM
They also predict the Cubs to win the World Series...

Broken clocks are right twice a day too.

TheVulture
04-07-2009, 03:07 PM
Hey, NYT, no more :smokin: for that guy...

I just returned from a ten day excursion to Amsterdam, and I can still see the bottom of their rotation is a joke.

NLaloosh
04-07-2009, 03:49 PM
Did K.C. win the division yet?

Railsplitter
04-07-2009, 04:15 PM
Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City; it's all the same to those on the east bank of the Hudson.

asindc
04-07-2009, 04:16 PM
Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City; it's all the same to those on the east bank of the Hudson.

Sadly, this is true.

Boondock Saint
04-07-2009, 04:49 PM
Okay. No one believes they have crystal balls. Predictions are fun to analyze before the season and after.

This is one of the few times I agree with you. Nobody takes this stuff seriously. I love making predictions because it gets me excited for the coming season.