Grey’s picks are in red. Rudy’s are in blue.
AL Pennant Winner – The Indians, balanced offense, Pronk staying healthy and a Sabathia/Carmona 1-2 punch gets them to the Series.
AL Pennant Winner - The Yankees. Feel like Girardi, the young pitchers, and being an underdog for the first time in more than a decade will revive this team.
NL Pennant Winner – San Diego Padres, strong pitching and just enough offense get them through October.
NL Pennant Winner - Milwaukee Brewers. Feel like the Mets, Phillies, and Cubs will find a way to lose. The Brewers have the hitting and pitching pieces (well, except a closer) – this is the year they put it together.
2008 World Series Champion – Padres’s pitching/Petco holds the Indians’s offense in check.
2008 World Series Champion - Yankees. It won’t be pretty but they’ll find a way.
AL MVP – Grady Sizemore, he goes 35/30, but it’s only a no-brainer when he ignites the division winner.
AL MVP - Alex Rodriguez. I know. Boring.
NL MVP – Chase Utley, giving the Phillies the MVP trifecta.
NL MVP - Prince Fielder. He’ll hit his weight.
AL Cy Young – Erik Bedard, barely edging out Sabathia.
AL Cy Young - Justin Verlander. Offense gives him 21 Wins.
NL Cy Young – Cole Hamels, edges out Santana and Peavy because of the wins.
NL Cy Young - Johan Santana. I’ve got too much invested in him not to think this.
AL Rookie of the Year – Daric Barton, only because the Rays are a bunch of cheap bastards.
AL Rookie of the Year - Adam Jones. He’ll get 400+ ABs which can’t be guaranteed for other rookies.
NL Rookie of the Year – Manny Parra, he doesn’t look good this spring, but the Brewers are committed to him. The Rays should take some notes from the Brewers on how to manage rookies.
NL Rookie of the Year – Joey Votto. Dusty will mold him.
AL Comeback Player of the Year – Zach Greinke, a 25 year old comeback player and he fizzles out again in 2009. Catch the excitement!
AL Comeback Player of the Year – Johnny Damon. He’s got one very good year left in him. I’m seeing .295/110/20/75/30
NL Comeback Player of the Year – Pedro Martinez, showing stretches of vintageness (is that a word?).
NL Comeback Player of the Year – Rafael Furcal, two good ankles and a contract year.
One winner will receive:- $50 Amazon Gift Certificate.
To enter, type your picks for each of the 11 categories in the comment section below by 11:59 PST Wednesday, April 3o, 2008. The winner will be the one that beats the experts’ choices. So if you get 8 out of 11, and Grey gets 4 and Rudy gets 7, you win. Ain’t that swell? (In case of a tie, one winner will be chosen at random from all winning entries.) If you want to make an educated guess, try this link. Or this link. After that, I can’t help you, cause that would be cheating.
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Good luck! And go (whatever team you like)!