Thursday, March 31, 2011

Opening Day MLB Predictions 2011


Ben's Picks -

It’s baseball season, which I hate, because that means college basketball is ending.  Now once the NBA playoffs end, I enter the sports black hole of only MLB until September.  It’s brutal, with the only highlights being a Duke recruit’s commitment, NBA Draft, NBA trades and free agency, and actually going to a few MLB games.  I know though that many of you love baseball and I definitely know that Kenny does.  So even though it ain’t my cup o’ tea I will show up Kenny by making better picks for division winners, wild card, Cy Young Award winners, MVP winners and the World Series pick in Ken’s sport.

NL –

NL East- Philadelphia Phillies

NL West- Colorado Rockies

NL Central- Cincinnati Reds

Wild Card- San Francisco

Cy Young- Tim Lincecum, SF

MVP- Joey Votto, CIN


AL-

AL East- Boston Red Sox

AL West- Oakland A’s

AL Central- Minnesota Twins

Wild Card- New York Yankees

CY Young- Trevor Cahill, OAK

MVP- Robinson Cano, NYY

World Series - Phillies in 6 over Oakland

Oakland will play this year’s San Francisco Giants all the way to the World Series but won’t finish it off against the monster that is the Phillies.  Oakland has the pitching that, if they can get to the playoffs, they will be a very tough out.  In the World Series though when they run into the 3 headed, veteran, dream staff of Halladay, Hamels, and Oswalt, they will not have enough run support to back up the A’s staff.  In the end, Philly pulls out the World Series.


Kenny's Picks -


As Ben noted above, it is baseball season. However, unlike him, I love it. With baseball comes summer, with summer comes BBQ and as we all know, with BBQ, comes beer. I know Ben said he would kill me in the picks, but this is coming from the guy who lost to his cat in the bracket challenge. But hey, who knows, the whole dang thing is a crap shoot anyway. I’m just hoping I don’t get snake eyes.

NL –

NL East- Atlanta Braves

NL West- Colorado Rockies

NL Central- Milwuakee Brewers

Wild Card- San Francisco Giants

Cy Young- Josh Johnson, FLA

MVP- Dan Uggla, ATL


AL-

AL East- Boston Red Sox

AL West- Oakland A’s
AL Central- Minnesota Twins

Wild Card- Tampa Bay Rays

CY Young- Felix Hernandez, SEA

MVP- Adrian Gonzalez, BOS

World Series- Twins over the Rockies in 7 games.


I know, I know, I’m a homer. But hey, I don’t have the Yankees making the playoffs, so that should be one hurdle the Twins avoid. Also, I just think it would be fun to see the Rockies and the Twins in the World Series. I like the style both teams play and hey, if the Giants and Texas can get there, why not these 2 teams. So, if you are in Vegas anytime soon, pick the Twins to win it all. They don’t have bad odds (8-1), so there is a good chance we might be partying in MN like it’s 1991!


Let us know your pick's for this year either by comment or email. (write something good and well thought out, we'll post it!)

7 comments :

  1. Sidney Terrence DortmunderMarch 31, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    More Ben less Ken.

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  2. Whoops, didn't mean to delete my comment. Anyway, what I said was, thanks Sidney for posting. Even though it was not in my favor ha. So, do you think Ben has the best picks this year? What do picks do you have? Feel free to email us and we can post it. Thanks!

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  3. ken free zone for you sidney...mrdukesthoughts.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm going with Messi over the MLB
    this summer. MESSI!!!!!
    Or a 35 series milwaukee falls to the
    Twins in six.

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  5. Messi huh? Not really sure what that is. What is it? I like that you are picking the Twins. I know they got off to a rough start this weekend, but I'm not all that worried. Thanks for the comment.

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  6. Ken,

    I'm disappointed you have the Twins to win it all. I understand loving the home team but let's be realistic here. The chances of the the Twins not only making it to the World Series but also winning is about the same as the Yankees taking the #3 out of retirement and giving it to me, their new short stop.

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