Revisiting Some of My 2012 Predictions
As baseball bloggers are wont to do, Mike and I set out our 2012 predictions before the season started. You can find our posts here and here. The season isn’t technically over, but enough has been decided - meaning that many of my predictions were woefully off the mark - to review some of my less than clairvoyant thoughts. I’ve left out some that are a little too far out to weigh in on.
- New York Yankees - hey! I got one.
Boston Red Sox* Baltimore Orioles*
- Tampa Bay Rays
- Toronto Blue Jays - “Alright, alright.” - Matthew Mcconaughey reviewing his preseason predictions
Baltimore Orioles Boston red Sox
- Detroit Tigers - +1
Cleveland Indians - -1 Chicago White Sox
- Kansas City Royals
Chicago White Sox - Cleveland Indians
- Minnesota Twins - -1 even though I got it right.
Texas Rangers - Oakland As
Los Angeles Angels* - Texas Rangers*
Seattle Mariners eh, I should’ve known better. Los Angeles Angels
Oakland Athletics - there we go! Seattle Mariners
Philadelphia Phillies way off - Washington Nationals
- Atlanta Braves* - NBD.
Miami Marlins - Philadelphia Phillies
Washington Nationals - they exceeded expectations. New York Mets
New York Mets - Miami Marlins
Milwaukee Brewers - was winging it. Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds* - St. Lous Cardinals*
St. Louis Cardinals - Milwaukee Brewers
- Pittsburgh Pirates - tempt me, tease me.
- Chicago Cubs
- Houston Astros - 20 - 61 on the road.
Arizona Diamondbacks - San Francisco Giants
San Francisco Giants Los Angeles Dodgers
Colorado Rockies - I lol’d at my own pick.
Los Angeles Dodgers San Diego Padres
San Diego Padres Colorado Rockies
AL Cy Young:
James Shields. Good, but not Cy Young good.
NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw. He’s in the running, but I’m not sure he makes it.
Brett Lawrie Is .273/.323/.405 MVP-worthy? No, well alright then.
Matt Kemp In my defense, he spent a great deal of time on the DL.
AL ROY: J
esus Montero If Montero had a monster season, it would probably still come up way short thanks to Mike Trout. It’d be like that scene in The Phantom Menace where the giant fish is eaten by a HUMONGOUS fish. And he’s like, “There’s always a bigger fish.” And we all laugh together and are best friends.
Yonder Alonso Not a bad effort. But not ROY-worthy.