2007 THT Staff Predictions

You’ve read the previews. You’ve watched the spring training games. And now, as we sit on the cusp of Opening Day, you want to know who’s going to win. Last season, our staff went three for six on division winners, one for two on league champions, and correctly guessed the AL Cy Young and AL Rookie of the Year. [Editor's note: In a miscarriage of justice that I had suppressed, Albert Pujols did not in fact win the NL MVP last season.]

So what do we think is in store for this season? Read on.

AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST
                    1st     2nd     3rd     4th
Richard Barbieri    LAA     OAK     TEX     SEA
Sal Baxamusa        LAA     OAK     TEX     SEA
John Beamer         LAA     OAK     TEX     SEA
Brian Borawski      LAA     OAK     TEX     SEA
John Brattain       LAA     OAK     TEX     SEA
Matthew Carruth     LAA     SEA     OAK     TEX
Chris Constancio    LAA     OAK     SEA     TEX
David Gassko        LAA     OAK     SEA     TEX
Ben Jacobs          LAA     OAK     TEX     SEA
Larry Mahnken       OAK     LAA     TEX     SEA
Dave Studeman       LAA     OAK     TEX     SEA
Steve Treder        LAA     TEX     OAK     SEA
Bryan Tsao          LAA     OAK     TEX     SEA
John Walsh          LAA     OAK     TEX     SEA
Geoff Young         LAA     TEX     OAK     SEA
 
Consensus           LAA     OAK     TEX     SEA
AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL
                    1st     2nd     3rd     4th     5th
Richard Barbieri    CLE     DET     MIN     CHW     KC
Sal Baxamusa        CLE     MIN     DET     CHW     KC
John Beamer         MIN     CLE     DET     CHW     KC
Brian Borawski      CHW     DET     CLE     MIN     KC
John Brattain       CLE     DET     MIN     CHW     KC
Matthew Carruth     CLE     MIN     DET     CHW     KC
Chris Constancio    CLE     MIN     DET     CHW     KC
David Gassko        CLE     MIN     CHW     DET     KC
Ben Jacobs          CLE     MIN     DET     CHW     KC
Larry Mahnken       CLE     MIN     DET     CHW     KC
Dave Studeman       MIN     CLE     DET     CHW     KC
Steve Treder        CLE     DET     MIN     CHW     KC
Bryan Tsao          CLE     MIN     CHW     DET     KC
John Walsh          CLE     CHW     DET     MIN     KC
Geoff Young         DET     CHW     MIN     CHW     KC 

Consensus           CLE     MIN     DET     CHW     KC
AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST
                    1st     2nd     3rd     4th     5th
Richard Barbieri    NYY     BOS     TOR     TB      BAL
Sal Baxamusa        NYY     TOR     BOS     TB      BAL
John Beamer         BOS     NYY     TOR     TB      BAL
Brian Borawski      NYY     BOS     TOR     BAL     TB
John Brattain       BOS     TOR     NYY     TB      BAL
Matthew Carruth     NYY     BOS     TOR     BAL     TB
Chris Constancio    NYY     BOS     BAL     TOR     TB
David Gassko        NYY     BOS     TOR     BAL     TB
Ben Jacobs          BOS     TOR     NYY     TB      BAL
Larry Mahnken       NYY     BOS     TOR     BAL     TB
Dave Studeman       BOS     NYY     TOR     BAL     TB
Steve Treder        NYY     BOS     TOR     TB      BAL
Bryan Tsao          BOS     NYY     TOR     BAL     TB
John Walsh          NYY     BOS     TOR     BAL     TB
Geoff Young         BOS     NYY     TOR     TB      BAL 
 
Consensus           NYY     BOS     TOR     BAL     TB
NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST
                    1st     2nd     3rd     4th     5th
Richard Barbieri    ARI     SD      LAD     SF      COL
Sal Baxamusa        ARI     SD      SF      LAD     COL
John Beamer         LAD     ARI     SD      SF      COL
Brian Borawski      LAD     SD      ARI     SF      COL
John Brattain       SD      ARI     LAD     SF      COL
Matthew Carruth     ARI     SD      LAD     SF      COL
Chris Constancio    ARI     SD      SF      COL     LAD
David Gassko        ARI     SD      LAD     SF      COL
Ben Jacobs          ARI     SD      LAD     COL     SF
Larry Mahnken       SD      LAD     SF      ARI     COL
Dave Studeman       SD      ARI     SF      LAD     COL
Steve Treder        ARI     LAD     SD      COL     SF
Bryan Tsao          SF      ARI     LAD     SD      COL
John Walsh          ARI     SD      LAD     SF      COL
Geoff Young         ARI     SD      LAD     COL     SF 
 
Consensus           ARI     SD      LAD     SF      COL
NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL
                    1st     2nd     3rd     4th     5th     6th
Richard Barbieri    CHC     MIL     STL     CIN     HOU     PIT
Sal Baxamusa        STL     MIL     CIN     CHC     HOU     PIT
John Beamer         STL     CHC     MIL     HOU     CIN     PIT
Brian Borawski      STL     CHC     MIL     CIN     PIT     HOU
John Brattain       MIL     HOU     CHC     STL     CIN     PIT
Matthew Carruth     CHC     MIL     STL     HOU     CIN     PIT
Chris Constancio    STL     MIL     CHC     HOU     CIN     PIT
David Gassko        CHC     MIL     STL     HOU     CIN     PIT
Ben Jacobs          MIL     STL     CHC     HOU     CIN     PIT
Larry Mahnken       STL     CHC     MIL     HOU     CIN     PIT
Dave Studeman       CHC     STL     HOU     MIL     CIN     PIT
Steve Treder        STL     MIL     CHC     HOU     CIN     PIT
Bryan Tsao          STL     CHC     MIL     HOU     CIN     PIT
John Walsh          STL     CHC     MIL     HOU     CIN     PIT
Geoff Young         CHC     HOU     STL     MIL     CIN     PIT
 
Consensus           STL     CHC     MIL     HOU     CIN     PIT
NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST
                    1st     2nd     3rd     4th     5th
Richard Barbieri    NYM     PHI     ATL     FLA     WAS
Sal Baxamusa        PHI     NYM     ATL     FLA     WAS
John Beamer         ATL     NYM     PHI     FLA     WAS
Brian Borawski      PHI     NYM     ATL     FLA     WAS
John Brattain       PHI     NYM     ATL     FLA     WAS
Matthew Carruth     PHI     ATL     NYM     FLA     WAS
Chris Constancio    NYM     PHI     ATL     FLA     WAS
David Gassko        NYM     ATL     PHI     FLA     WAS
Ben Jacobs          PHI     ATL     NYM     FLA     WAS
Larry Mahnken       PHI     ATL     NYM     FLA     WAS
Dave Studeman       ATL     NYM     PHI     FLA     WAS
Steve Treder        NYM     PHI     ATL     FLA     WAS
Bryan Tsao          NYM     PHI     ATL     FLA     WAS
John Walsh          PHI     NYM     ATL     FLA     WAS
Geoff Young         NYM     ATL     PHI     FLA     WAS
 
Consensus           PHI     NYM     ATL     FLA     WAS
AMERICAN LEAGUE WILD CARD/AWARDS
                     WC     MVP                 CY YOUNG            ROOKIE
Richard Barbieri    BOS     Grady Sizemore      Johan Santana       Alex Gordon
Sal Baxamusa        MIN     Travis Hafner       Johan Santana       Alex Gordon
John Beamer         NYY     Alex Rodriguez      Johan Santana       Daisuke Matsuzaka
Brian Borawski      BOS     Alex Rodriguez      Johan Santana       Alex Gordon
John Brattain       TOR     Robinson Cano       Roy Halladay        Alex Gordon
Matthew Carruth     BOS     Travis Hafner       Johan Santana       Alex Gordon
Chris Constancio    BOS     Travis Hafner       Johan Santana       Daisuke Matsuzaka       
David Gassko        BOS     Vladimir Guerrero   Daisuke Matsuzaka   Alex Gordon
Ben Jacobs          MIN     David Ortiz         Johan Santana       Daisuke Matsuzaka
Larry Mahnken       MIN     Alex Rodriguez      Roy Halladay        Alex Gordon
Dave Studeman       NYY     Alex Rodriguez      Johan Santana       Daisuke Matsuzaka
Steve Treder        BOS     Grady Sizemore      Johan Santana       Daisuke Matsuzaka
Bryan Tsao          NYY     Vladimir Guerrero   Johan Santana       Daisuke Matsuzaka
John Walsh          BOS     Alex Rodriguez      Johan Santana       Alex Gordon
Geoff Young         CHW     Joe Mauer           Johan Santana       Alex Gordon
 
Consensus           BOS     Alex Rodriguez      Johan Santana       Alex Gordon
NATIONAL LEAGUE WILD CARD/AWARDS
                     WC     MVP                 CY YOUNG            ROOKIE
Richard Barbieri    PHI     Albert Pujols       Brandon Webb        Mike Pelfry
Sal Baxamusa        NYM     Albert Pujols       Chris Carpenter     Chris B. Young
John Beamer         NYM     Albert Pujols       John Smoltz         Homer Bailey
Brian Borawski      NYM     Albert Pujols       Jake Peavy          Chris B. Young
John Brattain       ARI     Albert Pujols       Brett Myers         Mike Pelfry
Matthew Carruth     MIL     Albert Pujols       Ben Sheets          Chris B. Young
Chris Constancio    MIL     Albert Pujols       Carlos Zambrano     Chris B. Young     
David Gassko        SD      Alfonso Soriano     Randy Johnson       Chris B. Young
Ben Jacobs          ATL     Albert Pujols       Roy Oswalt          Chris B. Young
Larry Mahnken       LAD     Albert Pujols       Chris Carpenter     Chris B. Young
Dave Studeman       NYM     Albert Pujols       Carlos Zambrano     Kevin Kouzmanoff
Steve Treder        PHI     Albert Pujols       Brandon Webb        Chris B. Young
Bryan Tsao          ARI     Albert Pujols       Brandon Webb        Stephen Drew
John Walsh          NYM     Albert Pujols       Chris Carpenter     Chris B. Young
Geoff Young         SD      Miguel Cabrera      Roy Oswalt          Stephen Drew
 
Consensus           NYM     Albert Pujols       Carpenter/Webb      Chris B. Young
OCTOBER
                    WORLD SERIES
Richard Barbieri    Yankees over Diamondbacks
Sal Baxamusa        Indians over Mets
John Beamer         Red Sox over Mets
Brian Borawski      Yankees over Dodgers
John Brattain       Blue Jays over Phillies
Matthew Carruth     Indians over Phillies
Chris Constancio    Mets over Yankees     
David Gassko        Diamondbacks over Red Sox
Ben Jacobs          Red Sox over Diamondbacks
Larry Mahnken       Twins over Phillies
Dave Studeman       Mets over Angels
Steve Treder        Mets over Angels
Bryan Tsao          Red Sox over Mets
John Walsh          Yankees over Phillies
Geoff Young         Angels over Mets
 
Consensus           AL Champ: Red Sox/Yankees   NL Champ: Mets   WS Champ: Mets/Red Sox/Yankees
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