I think I’m approximately six weeks late on this, but if you read Razzball daily (of course you do, you reader, you!) then you’ve read before some, if not all, of these predictions. So what now? Read them again. They won’t hurt you. Plus now that I’ve put all of my ‘preseason’ predictions in one place, we can look back at this later in the year and laugh. Oh, and we will laugh. Who’s your NL MVP? Soriano? Oh, you do kid, Grey. You do! Anyway, here’s my predictions for baseball’s post-season awards and whatnot:
AL Pennant Winner – Tampa Bay Rays. I really didn’t want to pick the defending AL champions because that’s lame, and I made a resolution to be unlame this year. Alas, I went through each AL team’s pitching staff and the Rays were the choice.
NL Pennant Winner – Los Angeles Dodgers. Their lineup wins the division with ease then in a playoff series their pitching can beat the Cubs and Mets.
World Series Champion – Los Angeles Dodgers. I’ve never been to a World Series game and would like to go. Thank you!
AL ROY – Travis Snider. I wanted to call this guy Travis Lind. Weird!
NL ROY – Dexter Fowler. I think he’s a top 30 player by 2011. Wave of the future… Wave of the future…
AL Cy Young – Josh Beckett. The Sawx will give him a chance for 20 wins and he can do the rest.
NL Cy Young – Chad Billingsley. You didn’t think I was going to pick Joel Pineiro, did you?
NL MVP – Alfonso Soriano. I expect a huge year from Soriano but he needs to stay healthy for 130 games. Hey, maybe all his bad injury karma will be absorbed by Milton Bradley. God knows Bradley could stand for some karmic retribution.
AL MVP – Miguel Cabrera. Since the BBWAA picks MVPs partially on how well a team does, this is a longshot at best, unless Cabrera becomes the Tigers number three starter. And number four starter. And closer.
Now put your picks in the comments and we’ll look back on this in November and mock each other.