With the baseball season about to begin (finally!), the Beyond the Box Score crew assembled our predictions for how the 2011 standings would shake out. You can check those out here; mine are as follows:
BOS - NYY - TBR - BAL - TOR
NYY with the Wild Card and BAL/TOR extremely close - was tempted to put BAL 5th.
MIN - CHI - DET - CLE - KCR
Top three teams not too far apart. Royals seem pretty terrible this year.
TEX - OAK - LAA - SEA
Small gap between TEX and OAK. Larger gaps from 2 to 3 and 3 to 4.
PHI - ATL - FLA - NYM - WAS
ATL should give PHI a good fight.
CIN - MIL - STL - CHC - HOU - PIT
Top 3 - maybe even 4 - teams where tough to pick. Not confident at all there.
SFG - COL - LAD - SDP - ARI
COL has a good shot, and LAD to a lesser degree.
AL MVP: Adrian Gonzalez
NL MVP: Albert Pujols
AL Cy Young: Jon Lester
NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay
AL ROY: Jeremy Hellickson
NL ROY: Freddie Freeman