Crushed Optimists

We are twin brothers who grew up in Central Washington. This blog is devoted to the life of Seattle sports fans, as well as various other topics that we will espouse for your enjoyment. We could be called another OFFICIAL SEATTLE SEAHAWKS site, but we'll take our uneducated crack at the Mariners, Sonics, and Huskies as well. A Seattle Sports Blog? Must be the land... of crushed optimism!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Just For Fun

My Failed Predictions for the 2005 Baseball Regular Season

NL East
Atlanta
Florida (wildcard)
Philadelphia
NY Mets
Washington

NL Central
St. Louis
Houston
Chicago
Milwaukee
Cincinatti
Pittsburgh

NL West
San Francisco
San Diego (my sleeper team)
Arizona
Los Angeles (the real one)
Colorado

AL East
NY Yankees
Boston
Baltimore
Tampa Bay
Toronto

AL Central
Cleveland
Minnesota
Chicago White Sox
Detroit
Kansas City

AL West
Anaheim
Seattle
Oakland
Texas

Playoff Picks:
NL
Atlanta
Florida
St. Louis
San Francisco

AL
NY Yankees
Boston
Cleveland
Anaheim

Gavin's failed predictions for the 2005 MLB Season... and I apologize for the format... Blogger sucks at making tables...

NL East
Florida....... Atlanta
Atlanta (wildcard).
Philly
Philadelphia.......... NY Mets
NY Mets............... Florida
Washington............ Washington

Let's start this out with a quote... "I know, picking Atlanta to lose the division seems foolish. I just can't see how they can score enough runs to compete in a division flush with high quality sluggers." This is why you never should listen to me. I knew it was stupid and still followed through.

NL Central
St. Louis....... St. Louis
Chicago........ Houston (wildcard)
Pittsburgh..... Milwaukee
Houston........ Chicago
Cincinatti..... Cincinatti
Milwaukee...... Pittsburgh

Stupid Quote number two... "Look for at least one surprise team to come out of this division. I pick the Pirates, off the back of burgeoning pitching star Oliver Perez." Perez was a huge bust (killed Colin's fantasy team off the bat) and the lack of offense sank the Pirates and Lloyd McClendon.

NL West
San Francisco..
San Diego
Arizona................ Arizona
San Diego.............. San Francisco
Los Angeles............ Los Angeles
Colorado............... Colorado

Stupid Quote: "I agree with Colin that with or without Bonds, the Giants have the pitching and offense to win this division."
Smarter Quote: "I also agree that San Diego should be a sleeper, but I also think that every season."
Quote that seems smart until you really think about it: "Arizona is my sleeper pick. Javier Vazquez should rebound back in the NL, and look for healthy seasons from Luis Gonzalez and Troy Glaus." Luis Gonzalez sucked and the D-Backs were 8 games under .500.

AL East
NY Yankees............. NY Yankees
Boston (wildcard).
Boston (wildcard)
Baltimore..... Toronto
Toronto................ Baltimore
Tampa Bay.............. Tampa Bay

Money Paragraph of my preseason: "I would pick Boston to win the division, but actually feel that they have more question marks in the rotation than the Yankees do. The Yankees will not be dominant. Either Carl Pavano or Jaret Wright will struggle, Kevin Brown or Randy Johnson will spend significant amounts of time on the DL, and Mariano Rivera has started to show some cracks. That offense, though... that offense is still money. I actually think Giambi will have a good season. Baltimore will score a ton of runs with Sosa, but still won't get anyone out. I think Tampa Bay will regress this season, prompting Piniella to retire." Look, every once in a while I get things right. Replace "retire" with "forced resignation" and you have yourself a prediction!

AL Central
Minnesota.......... Chicago
Detroit............... Cleveland
Cleveland............. Minnesota
Chicago White Sox..... Detroit
Kansas City........... Kansas City

Stupid Quote: "youngsters Justin Morneau and Josh Mauer will add some pop to the (Minnesota) lineup."
Sorta Right Quote: "The White Sox will actually struggle to score runs consistently, and their pitching is not good enough to overcome those flaws."
Easiest Prediction Ever: "Kansas City is awful."

AL West
Anaheim.......... Anaheim
Seattle............. Oakland
Oakland............. Texas
Texas............... Seattle

Yes, I'm an optimistic homer.

Not a great effort. Yet... still better than most "experts". Yay for me.

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