Fearless predictions for 2011

Without trepidation, here are my predictions for the upcoming season.

AL East
Tampa Bay Rays     94-58
Boston Red Sox       93-59 (Wild Card)
New York Yankees  91-61
Toronto Blue Jays   82-80
Baltimore Orioles    74-88

AL Central
Chicago White Sox  89-73
Minnesota Twins     88-74
Detroit Tigers           78-84
Cleveland Indians   68-94
Kansas City Royals 63-99

AL West
Oakland Athletics      85-77
Texas Rangers          82-80
Los Angeles Angels 79-83
Seattle Mariners        68-94

NL East
Philadelphia Phillies    95-67
Atlanta Braves                90-72 (Wild Card)
Florida Marlins               79-83
Washington Nationals 77-85
New York Mets               75-87

NL Central
Cincinnati Reds        93-69
Milwaukee Brewers 89-73
St. Louis Cardinals  87-75
Pittsburgh Pirates    72-90
Chicago Cubs           71-91
Houston Astros        66-96

NL West
Colorado Rockies           88-74
San Francisco Giants     87-75
San Diego Padres           81-81
Los Angeles Dodgers    79-83
Arizona Diamondbacks  67-95

Division Series
Rays over Athletics, Red Sox over White Sox
Phillies over Rockies, Braves over Reds

Rays over Red Sox
Braves over Phillies

World Series
Rays over Braves

MVP: Evan Longoria, Troy Tulowitski
Cy Young: CC Sabathia, Tommy Hanson
ROY: Desmond Jennings, Freddie Freeman

Weekend recap coming… maybe

I had a really great time watching baseball with my Dad over the weekend. I meant to gets a few posts up here but timing just wouldn’t allow it. If possible I’ll post some things tonight before its all too out of date.

Bradenton, Here I Come

I’m headed down to Spring Training for a few games this weekend. The schedule:

Thursday night vs. Bal @ Bradenton
Friday vs. TB @ Port Charlotte
Saturday vs. Phi @ Bradenton

I’ll be at Pirate City either Friday or Saturday morning and Popi’s for breakfast on Saturday.

Stay tuned here and on twitter for pictures, thoughts and notes. If you’re going to be around too then drop me a line so we can say meet up.