April 2, 2005

Yet More Predictions

Baseball Prospectus sees things one way:
                 AL EAST   WILD CARD
Will Carroll Red Sox Yankees
James Click Red Sox Yankees
Clay Davenport Yankees Red Sox
Jay Jaffe Red Sox Yankees
Rany Jazayerli Red Sox Yankees
Chris Kahrl Red Sox Yankees
Jonah Keri Red Sox Yankees
Dave Kirsch Red Sox Yankees
Dayn Perry Red Sox Yankees
Joe Sheehan Red Sox Athletics
Nate Silver Red Sox Yankees
Keith Woolner Red Sox Yankees
while ESPN's "experts" see them another:
               AL EAST   AL WC      World Series
Jayson Stark Red Sox Yankees Twins over Giants
Peter Gammons Yankees Red Sox Twins over Cubs
Buster Olney Yankees Red Sox Twins over Marlins
Tim Kurkjian Yankees Red Sox Yankees over Atlanta
Jerry Crasnick Yankees Red Sox Twins over Cardinals
Rob Neyer Red Sox Yankees Red Sox over Phillies
Jim Caple Red Sox Cleveland Cardinals over Twins
Steve Phillips Yankees Red Sox Atlanta over Yankees
Pedro Gomez Yankees Red Sox Angels over Marlins
Eric Neel Yankees Red Sox Marlins over Red Sox
Phil Rogers Yankees Red Sox Atlanta over Angels
Bob Klapisch Yankees Red Sox Yankees over Atlanta
Alan Schwarz Red Sox Yankees Red Sox over Atlanta
Sean McAdam Yankees Red Sox Red Sox over Atlanta
Scott Ridge Yankees Red SOx Angels over Marlins
Matt Szefc Yankees Red Sox Yankees over Marlins
Eric Karabell Red Sox Yankees Atlanta over Twins
Scott Engel Yankees Red Sox Marlins over Twins
Mark Simon Yankees Red Sox Yankees over Giants
Peter Gammons taps Ortiz for AL MVP, Nomar for NL MVP and Pedro for the NL Cy. He writes that Trot Nixon will hit 35 homers and Jon Papelbon may help the Sox in September.

In at least 66 plate appearances this spring (59 AB + 7 BB), Albert Pujols did not strike out. He hit .458/.500/.881. ... Nomar was 2nd in NL slugging at .864; Toronto's Gabe Gross slugged .920 in the AL.

1 comment:

Daryl said...

The Caple pick of Cleveland for the WC is very interesting - but a lot of things would have to fall in place for that to happen.