Thursday, March 29, 2007

2007 American League Predictions

AL East

  1. Yankees
  2. Red Sox (Wild Card)
  3. Blue Jays
  4. Devil Rays
  5. Orioles
Let's be original with the finishing order in this division, eh? They're picked in this order assuming Clemens doesn't pitch for the Red Sox. If he does they'll probably have the best rotation of all time ever and I think they could win the division. Meanwhile, the Yankees have an awesome offense. I hate hearing about the Sox and Yankees, but this should be a hell of a division race. The other teams? They're just in the wrong division

AL Central
  1. Twins
  2. Indians
  3. Tigers
  4. White Sox
  5. Royals
One of the best divisions in baseball is probably the hardest to predict. The Twins are going to suffer with Silva and Ponson in the rotation and Garza in AAA, but I can't imagine that will last long. They still have Santana, Mauer, and Morneau. The Indians finished 11 games under their pythagorean record last year. The Tigers are young and good. The White Sox are still good but getting older. Really the top four might finish in any order. The Royals will finish last, but at least Alex Gordon will be there.

AL West
  1. Angels
  2. A's
  3. Rangers
  4. Mariners
I'll openly admit that this is the division that I know the least about. The top two teams in this division and the bottom two teams always seem to be the same. Oakland doesn't lose as much by losing Zito as you may think, but they lose a lot by losing Thomas that I don't think Piazza can make up. The Angels are good all around, so I suppose they'll probably win the division.