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Opening Day Predictions

I made my before-Spring Training predictions, here are my Opening Day Season predictions. Plus, check out the player to watch feature which gives you a player to watch on each team during the reaguler season.


AL East      Player to watch:

Boston Red Sox   (Jacoby Ellsbury)

New York Yankees  (Marcus Thames)

Tampa Bay Rays  (Ben Zobrist)

Baltimore Orioles  (Nolan Reimold)

Toronto Blue Jays  (Adam Lind)


AL Central

Minnesota Twins  (Orlando Hudson)

Chicago White Sox  (Jake Peavy)

Kansas City Royals  (Rick Ankeil)

Detroit Tigers  (Austin Jackson)

Cleveland Indians  (Micheal Brantly)


AL West

Seattle Mariners  (Chone Figgins)

Anaheim Angels  (Kendry Morales)

Texas Rangers  (Neftali Feliz)

Oakland Athletics  (Brett Anderson)


NL East

Philadelphia Phillies  (Jayson Werth)

Atlanta Braves  (Jason Heyward)

Florida Marlins  (Mike Stanton)

Washington Nationals  (Nyjer Morgan)

New York Mets  (Kiko Calero)


NL Central

St.Louis Cardinals (Colby Rasmus)

Chicago Cubs  (Randy Wells)

Cincinatti Reds  (Aroldis Chapman)

Milwakee Brewers  (Alcades Escobar)

Houston Astros  (Hunter Pence)

Pittsburgh Pirates  (Garrett Jones)


NL West

Colorado Rockies  (Jason Hammel)

Los Angeles Dodgers  (Clayton Kershaw)

San Fransisco Giants  (Madison Bumgarner)

Arizona D-backs  (Justin Upton)

San Diego Padres  (Clayton Richard)



1.  Evan Longoria

2. Joe Mauer

3. Kendry Morales


1. Albert Pujols

2. Chase Utley

3. Ryan Braun

AL Cy Young

1. Jon Lester

2. Cliff Lee

3. Zack Greinke

NL Cy Young

1. Roy Halladay

2. Chris Carpenter

3. Tim Lincecum


1. Brain Matusz

2. Austin Jackson

3. Desmond Jennings


1. Jason Heyward

2. Mike Stanton

3. Madison Bumgarner


1. Don Wakamtsu

2. Ron Gardenhire

3. Joe Maddon


1. Bobby Cox

2. Tony LaRusa

3. Freddi Gonzalez

AL Comeback Player

Andruw Jones

NL Comeback Player

Manny Rameriz


Wild Cards:




Those are my predicitions. My Internationl League predictions will be sometime next week.


10 Thoughts: Yankees

I thought I would continue my 10 thoughts series with the hated Yankees. Don’t worry, I’ll go back to Boston teams soon with the Celtics.

10 Thoughts: Yankees

Thought #1: Prediction: Javier Vazquez does not even make the Yankees postseason rotation.

Thought #2: Notice how I just assume they are in the postseason?

Thought #3: As I stated before. Randy Winn…. Wow

Thought #4: It makes me laugh every time I read about the “Joba rules”. It is so stupid. Why does he have to have certain rules? He’s a pitcher, just like CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett, and Phil Hughes.

Thought #5: So the Yankees finally gave up on Ian Kennady. About time. Kei Igawa is next.

Thought #6: Is Nick Swisher their starting RF? He had a good season in 2009, but I would not expect a repeat of that. Amazing, most of his HRs came on the road!

Thought #7: AJ Burnett has a sick curveball. I sat behind the plate at a Red Sox-Jays game in 2008, and wow does he have a curve!

Thought #8: I was so bummed when the Yankees got Granderson. He is such a good player. They gave up Jackson, their top prospect, but Granderson is damn good!

Thought #9: Fun fact: The Yankees top prospect is C Jesus Montero.

Thought #10: I hate the Yankees.

MLB Season Predictions


AL East:

New York Yankees

Boston Red Sox

Tampa Bay Rays

Baltimore Orioles

Toronto Blue Jays


AL Central:

Minnesota Twins

Chicago White Sox

Kansas City Royals

Detroit Tigers

Cleveland Indians


AL West:

Seattle Mariners

Anaheim Angels

Texas Rangers

Oakland A’s


NL East:

Philadelphia Phillies

Florida Marlins

Atlanta Braves

Washington Nationals

New York Mets


NL Central:

St.Louis Cardinals

Chicago Cubs

Cincinatti Reds

Milwakee Brewers

Houston Astros

Pittsburgh Pirates


NL West:

LA Dodgers

Colorado Rockies

San Fransisco Giants

Arizona Diamondbacks

San Diego Padres


AL MVP Top 3:

Evan Longoria- Rays

Joe Mauer- Twins

Kendry Morales- Angels


Red Sox MVP:

Jacoby Ellsbury


AL Cy Young Top 3:

Jon Lester- Red Sox

Zack Greinke- Royals

Cliff Lee- Mariners


Red Sox Cy Young:



NL MVP Top 3:

Albert Pujols- Cardinals

Jayson Werth- Phillies

Ryan Braun- Brwers


NL CY Youn Top 3:

Josh Johnson- Marlins

Tim Lincecum- Giants

Carlos Zambrano- Cubs



Desmond Jennings- Rays



Jason Heyward- Braves


Bold Predictions:

The Baltimore Orioles will compete with the Rays for the #3 spot in the AL East

The Royals will have a record around .500

Mike Cameron will hit 25 HRs

The Reds will finish over .500

The Blue Jays will have the second worst record in baseball, ahead of only the Mets

I will be right about at least one thing here(I told you, bold predictions)


MLB Free Agent Signings: Starting Pitchers

Here is a list of every MLB free agent signing to this point. You can also see this list at Soxtime.com. I will update this with every signing.

Name:                        Position         Old Team        Rumored teams:          Signed with:         $:

Erik Bedard              SP               Seattle        Boston, Baltimore

Paul Byrd                  SP               Boston        None 

Aroldis Chapman   SP               Cuba            Boston, NYY   

Jose Contreas       SP              Colorado      Colorado

Doug Davis              SP              Arizona         Milwakee

Justin Duchscher  SP             Oakland         Oakland, Boston, CHC

Kelvim Escobar      SP             Anaheim        Boston

Jon Garland            SP             Los Angeles  Baltimore, Anaheim

Mike Hampton       SP             Houston           Atlanta

Rich Harden           SP             CHC                  Boston, Seattle

Livan Herndandez SP            Washington    Washington

Randy Johnson      SP          San Fransisco   None

John Lackey         SP            Anaheim            Boston, Texas, Baltimore, Anaheim

Brandon Looper  SP           Milwakee            Milwakee

Jason Marquis     SP          Colorado             NYM

Pedro Martinez    SP          Philadelphia       Philadelphia

Brett Myers          SP          Philadelphia       NYY, Boston

Vincente Padilla   SP         Los Angeles      Houston

Carl Pavano          SP         Minnesota          Minnesota

Brad Penny          SP         San Fransisco    San Fransisco

Andy Pettitte       SP          NYY                      NYY

Joel Pinero          SP        St. Louis               St.Louis, Boston, Seattle

Ben Sheets          SP       Milwakee              Boston, NYY, Texas

John Smoltz        SP       St.Louis                St.Loius, Texas

Jarrod Washburn SP     Detroit                   Seattle

Todd Wellemeyer SP   St.Louis                 None

Randy Wolf              SP  Los Angeles        LA, Texas, Atlanta





MLB News and Rumors-11/20

Omar Vizquel is close to signing with the White Sox

Jason Bay turned down a 4 yr $60 mm offer by the Red Sox

Aaron Heiman was traded to Arizona

The Braves are trying to trade Derek Lowe

Chein-Ming Wang is open to signing with the Dodgers



MLB Off-Season Moves

Here is every off-season transaction so far. I will update this for every transaction.

Red Sox

Traded Hunter Jones and Jose Alverez for Jeremy Hermida

Declined Alex Gonzalez’s option

Re-signed Tim Wakefield

Picked up Victor Martinez’s option

Declined Jason Varitek’s option

Signed Marco Scutaro


Re-signed Gabe Kapler

Traded Akonori Iwamora for Jessse Chavez

Picked up Carl Crawford’s option

Declined Gregg Zaun’s option

Declined Brian Shouse’s option

Traded for Kelly Shoppach


Aquired Jake Fox and Aaron Miles


Re-signed Bobby Abreu


Re-signed Geoff Blum

Declined Doug Brocial’s option

Blue Jays

Claimed Jarret Hoffpauer off waivers

Claimed Sean Henn off waivers

Lost Joe Inglett to waivers

Signed Alex Gonzalez


Traded JJ Hardy for Carlos Gomez

Signed Greg Zaun


Signed Scott Procter

Extended Tim Hudson

Signed Billy Wagner

Signed Takashi Saito


Picked up Brandon Webb’s option

Declined Chad Tracey’s option


Declined Jon Garland’s option

Manny Rameriz picks up his player option


Re-signed Freddy Sanchez


Claimed Yusmiero Petitt off waivers

Extended Jack Wilson

Signed Chone Figgins


Traded Jeremy Hermida for Hunter Jones and Jose Alverez

Declined option on Ross Gload


Declined JJ Putz’s option


Claimed Doug Slaton off waivers

Declined option on Austin Kearns


Picked up Cliff Lee’s option

Decline Pedro Feliz’s option

Signed Placido Polonco


Traded Jesse Chavez for Akonori Iwamora


Released Jason Grilli

Claimed Joe Inglett off waivers


Re-signed Matt Belise and Randy Flores

Decline option on Yorvitt Torrealba

Decline option on Alan Embree


Traded Mark Teahen for Chris Getz and Josh Fields


Traded Carlos Gomez for JJ Hardy

Picked up Micheal Cuddeyer’s option

White Sox

Traded Chris Getz and Josh Feilds for Mark Teahen

Declined Jermaine Dye’s option

Re-sgned Mark Kotsay




MLB News and Rumors-10/28

Brad Mills will be the manager of the Houston Astros.

The Arizona Diamondbacks may be close to dealing Eric Byrnes.

The Reds may release Willy Taveras.

The Orioles will be interested in Adrian Beltre and Troy Glaus this off-season.

Gary Matthews Jr. has demanded a trade.