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Old 03-29-2006, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by veeter
They picked the Sox for 4th last year? Then I love these predictions.
Last year they said the White Sox would finish 70-92. This year they figured on 12 more wins.

Daveeym - If I would have read this site before I bought the subscription, I would have never bought it.

These numbers were their "PECOTA" Computer generated model and they tried to backpeddle from some of the predictions including the White Sox (though they wholeheartedly embraced the 70-92 prediction for 2005 and said they had a chance of Kansas City coming close).

The author added this to the "predictions" (and my comments).

AL East - He'd bet Boston over New York (I wouldn't) - moneyball bias shows again.

AL Central - He says he thinks the White Sox 82 wins seems low but they should not be a prohibitive favorite to win the AL Central.

AL West - A's are the prohibitive favorites for the 14th consecutive season.

NL East - Mets bought their way to a title (sidenote - I am a Mets fan, I don't have them winning the division).

NL Central - The Cards deserve the 86 win prediction (I think they run away again - no way the cubs are within striking distance of anything).

NL West - I agree with their Dodgers pick only because this division still blows.

Here are my predicitions:

AL East

NY Yankees 96-66 -
Boston 91-71 5 (Wild Card)
Toronto 85-77 11
Baltimore 79-83 17
Tampa Bay 71-91 25

AL Central

White Sox 93-69 -
Cleveland 89-73 4
Minnesota 84-78 9
Detroit 80-82 13
Kansas City 64-98 29

AL West
Oakland 88-74 -
Angels 80-82 8
Texas 78-84 10
Seattle 73-89 15

White Sox over Boston 3-1
New York over Oakland 3-1

White Sox over New York 4-2

NL East
Atlanta 88-74 -
Philadelphia 87-75 1 (Wild Card)
NY Mets 83-79 5
Washington 69-93 19
Florida 66-96 22

NL Central
St. Louis 94-68 -
Houston 86-76 8
Chicago 84-78 10
Milwaukee 82-80 12
Cincinnati 75-87 19
Pittsburgh 73-89 21

NL West
Los Angeles 86-76 -
San Diego 80-82 6
Arizona 78-84 8
San Francisco 77-85 9
Colorado 73-89 13

St. Louis over Philadlephia 3-2
Los Angeles over Atlanta 3-1

St. Louis over Los Angeles 4-2

White Sox over St. Louis 4-1


I may be wrong about the playoffs but I think my picks will turn out better than BPs (though that is really not saying much).
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