THT Staff Predictions

We’ve been previewing teams for the past couple weeks, and now that Opening Day is finally here it’s time to put our money where our collective mouths are. Below you will find predictions from a dozen THT writers, including divisional standings, major awards, and what happens in October. Within a week, we may all look like idiots, but that’s the beauty of baseball.

AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST

                    1st     2nd     3rd     4th
Brian Borawski      OAK     LOS     TEX     SEA
John Brattain       OAK     LOS     SEA     TEX
Craig Burley        TEX     LOS     OAK     SEA
Joe Dimino          OAK     LOS     SEA     TEX
Aaron Gleeman       OAK     LOS     SEA     TEX
Brian Gunn          LOS     OAK     TEX     SEA
Ben Jacobs          LOS     OAK     SEA     TEX
Larry Mahnken       OAK     LOS     SEA     TEX
Tom Meagher         OAK     LOS     TEX     SEA
Lee Sinins          LOS     OAK     SEA     TEX
Studes              LOS     OAK     TEX     SEA
Steve Treder        OAK     LOS     SEA     TEX
 
Consensus           OAK     LOS     SEA     TEX

AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL

                    1st     2nd     3rd     4th     5th
Brian Borawski      MIN     DET     CLE     CHW     KAN
John Brattain       MIN     CLE     CHW     DET     KAN
Craig Burley        CLE     DET     MIN     CHW     KAN
Joe Dimino          MIN     CHW     CLE     DET     KAN
Aaron Gleeman       MIN     CLE     CHW     DET     KAN
Brian Gunn          MIN     CLE     CHW     DET     KAN
Ben Jacobs          MIN     CLE     CHW     DET     KAN
Larry Mahnken       CLE     MIN     CHW     DET     KAN
Tom Meagher         CLE     MIN     DET     CHW     KAN
Lee Sinins          MIN     CHW     CLE     DET     KAN
Studes              MIN     CHW     CLE     DET     KAN
Steve Treder        MIN     CLE     CHW     DET     KAN
 
Consensus           MIN     CLE     CHW     DET     KAN

AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST

                    1st     2nd     3rd     4th     5th
Brian Borawski      NYY     BOS     TOR     BAL     TAM
John Brattain       BOS     NYY     TOR     TAM     BAL
Craig Burley        BOS     NYY     TOR     BAL     TAM
Joe Dimino          NYY     BOS     BAL     TOR     TAM
Aaron Gleeman       BOS     NYY     BAL     TOR     TAM
Brian Gunn          BOS     NYY     BAL     TOR     TAM
Ben Jacobs          BOS     NYY     BAL     TOR     TAM
Larry Mahnken       BOS     NYY     BAL     TOR     TAM
Tom Meagher         BOS     NYY     BAL     TOR     TAM
Lee Sinins          NYY     BOS     TOR     BAL     TAM
Studes              BOS     NYY     BAL     TOR     TAM
Steve Treder        BOS     NYY     BAL     TOR     TAM
 
Consensus           BOS     NYY     BAL     TOR     TAM

NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST

                    1st     2nd     3rd     4th     5th
Brian Borawski      SFG     LOS     SDP     ARI     COL
John Brattain       LOS     SDP     SFG     ARI     COL
Craig Burley        LOS     SDP     COL     SFG     ARI
Joe Dimino          LOS     SDP     SFG     ARI     COL
Aaron Gleeman       LOS     SDP     ARI     SFG     COL
Brian Gunn          SDP     LOS     ARI     SFG     COL
Ben Jacobs          LOS     SDP     SFG     ARI     COL
Larry Mahnken       LOS     SDP     SFG     ARI     COL
Tom Meagher         LOS     SDP     COL     SFG     ARI
Lee Sinins          SDP     LOS     SFG     ARI     COL
Studes              LOS     SDP     SFG     ARI     COL
Steve Treder        LOS     SFG     SDP     COL     ARI
 
Consensus           LOS     SDP     SFG     ARI     COL

NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL

                    1st     2nd     3rd     4th     5th     6th
Brian Borawski      STL     HOU     CHC     CIN     MIL     PIT
John Brattain       STL     CHC     HOU     CIN     MIL     PIT
Craig Burley        STL     CHC     MIL     HOU     PIT     CIN
Joe Dimino          CHC     STL     HOU     MIL     CIN     PIT
Aaron Gleeman       STL     CHC     HOU     CIN     MIL     PIT
Brian Gunn          STL     CHC     HOU     CIN     MIL     PIT
Ben Jacobs          STL     CHC     CIN     HOU     MIL     PIT
Larry Mahnken       STL     CHC     HOU     CIN     MIL     PIT
Tom Meagher         STL     MIL     CHC     HOU     PIT     CIN
Lee Sinins          STL     CHC     HOU     CIN     PIT     MIL
Studes              STL     CHC     MIL     HOU     PIT     CIN
Steve Treder        STL     CHC     HOU     CIN     PIT     MIL
 
Consensus           STL     CHC     HOU     CIN     MIL     PIT

NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST

                    1st     2nd     3rd     4th     5th
Brian Borawski      ATL     PHI     FLA     NYM     WAS
John Brattain       ATL     FLA     NYM     PHI     WAS
Craig Burley        PHI     FLA     NYM     ATL     WAS
Joe Dimino          ATL     PHI     NYM     FLA     WAS
Aaron Gleeman       ATL     PHI     FLA     NYM     WAS
Brian Gunn          PHI     FLA     NYM     ATL     WAS
Ben Jacobs          ATL     PHI     FLA     NYM     WAS
Larry Mahnken       ATL     PHI     FLA     NYM     WAS
Tom Meagher         PHI     FLA     ATL     NYM     WAS
Lee Sinins          ATL     FLA     PHI     NYM     WAS
Studes              ATL     PHI     NYM     FLA     WAS
Steve Treder        PHI     ATL     NYM     FLA     WAS
 
Consensus           ATL     PHI     FLA     NYM     WAS

AMERICAN LEAGUE WILD CARD/AWARDS

                     WC     MVP                 CY YOUNG            ROOKIE
Brian Borawski      BOS     Eric Chavez         Johan Santana       Scott Kazmir
John Brattain       NYY     Vernon Wells        Roy Halladay        Nick Swisher
Craig Burley        NYY     Manny Ramirez       Roy Halladay        Chris Young
Joe Dimino          BOS     Alex Rodriguez      Johan Santana       
Aaron Gleeman       NYY     Eric Chavez         Johan Santana       Jeremy Reed
Brian Gunn          NYY     Alex Rodriguez      Johan Santana       Jeremy Reed
Ben Jacobs          NYY     Vlad Guerrero       Johan Santana       Scott Kazmir
Larry Mahnken       NYY     Manny Ramirez       Randy Johnson       Nick Swisher
Tom Meagher         NYY     Victor Martinez     Rich Harden
Lee Sinins          BOS     Alex Rodriguez      Randy Johnson       Dallas McPherson
Studes              NYY     Johan Santana       Johan Santana       Jeremy Reed
Steve Treder        NYY     Alex Rodriguez      Johan Santana       Nick Swisher
 
Consensus           NYY     Alex Rodriguez      Johan Santana       Reed/Swisher

NATIONAL LEAGUE WILD CARD/AWARDS

                     WC     MVP                 CY YOUNG            ROOKIE
Brian Borawski      PHI     Albert Pujols       Tim Hudson          Jeff Francis
John Brattain       FLA     Albert Pujols       Jason Schmidt       Chris Burke
Craig Burley        FLA     Carlos Delgado      Ben Sheets          J.D. Closser
Joe Dimino          PHI     Albert Pujols       Pedro Martinez      J.J. Hardy
Aaron Gleeman       PHI     Albert Pujols       Tim Hudson          J.J. Hardy
Brian Gunn          CHC     Albert Pujols       Josh Beckett        J.J. Hardy
Ben Jacobs          SDP     Albert Pujols       Pedro Martinez      Brad Halsey
Larry Mahnken       PHI     Albert Pujols       Pedro Martinez      Chris Burke
Tom Meagher         SDP     Albert Pujols       Ben Sheets          J.J. Hardy
Lee Sinins          FLA     Albert Pujols       Jake Peavy          Edwin Jackson
Studes              PHI     Albert Pujols       John Smoltz         Chris Burke
Steve Treder        SFG     Albert Pujols       Roy Oswalt          Chris Burke
 
Consensus           PHI     Albert Pujols       Pedro Martinez      J.J. Hardy

OCTOBER

                    AL CHAMPS                NL CHAMPS                WS CHAMPS
Brian Borawski      New York Yankees         San Francisco Giants     San Francisco Giants
John Brattain       Boston Red Sox           Florida Marlins          Boston Red Sox
Craig Burley        Boston Red Sox           St. Louis Cardinals      Boston Red Sox
Joe Dimino          New York Yankees         Los Angeles Dodgers      New York Yankees
Aaron Gleeman       Boston Red Sox           Atlanta Braves           Boston Red Sox
Brian Gunn          Boston Red Sox           Chicago Cubs             Boston Red Sox
Ben Jacobs          Boston Red Sox           Los Angeles Dodgers      Boston Red Sox
Larry Mahnken       New York Yankees         St. Louis Cardinals      New York Yankees
Tom Meagher         Boston Red Sox           Philadelphia Phillies    Boston Red Sox
Lee Sinins          New York Yankees         St. Louis Cardinals      New York Yankees
Studes              New York Yankees         Atlanta Braves           New York Yankees
Steve Treder        Boston Red Sox           Los Angeles Dodgers      Los Angeles Dodgers
 
Consensus           Boston Red Sox           Cardinals/Dodgers        Boston Red Sox
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