Friday, April 03, 2009

The Nicks' Picks 2009

Without further ado, mine and Mosvick's predictions for the winners of each division, the World Series and the major postseason awards.

The Nelson Picks

AL East: New York

AL Central: Cleveland

AL West: Los Angeles

AL Wild Card: Tampa Bay

NL East: New York

NL Central: St. Louis

NL West: Los Angeles

NL Wild Card: Phillies

World Series: NY Yankees over St. Louis

AL Cy Young: CC Sabathia
NL Cy Young: Roy Oswalt

AL MVP: Grady Sizemore
NL MVP: Albert Pujols

AL Rookie of the Year: Matt Wieters
NL Rookie of the Year: Dexter Fowler

The Mosvick Picks

AL East: Tampa Bay

AL Central: Cleveland

AL West: Oakland

AL Wild Card: New York

NL East: Atlana

NL Central: Chicago

NL West: Arizona

NL Wild Card: Phillies

World Series: Tampa Bay over Arizona

AL Cy Young: Zack Greinke
NL Cy Young: Dan Haren

AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera
NL MVP: Hanley Ramirez

AL Rookie of the Year: David Price
NL Rookie of the Year: Cameron Maybin

8 comments:

Nick N. said...

I don't think Kershaw still has rookie eligibility...

Nick M. said...

You are correct. He's just over eligibility. However, Maybin is still good. The power/speed combination may be enough to put him past your young center fielder.

lookatthosetwins said...

Both of you pick Boston to miss the playoffs... interesting. Should be fun to watch that division this year.

thrillho said...

I don't understand the Cleveland love. What about that pitching staff says playoffs? Cliff Lee was likely a mirage last year, Fausto Carmona is starting to look like he might be terrible, Anthony Reyes misses no bats and Pavano hasn't pitched in years. I don't get it.

Nick N. said...

I don't understand the Cleveland love. What about that pitching staff says playoffs? Cliff Lee was likely a mirage last year, Fausto Carmona is starting to look like he might be terrible, Anthony Reyes misses no bats and Pavano hasn't pitched in years. I don't get it.

That's certainly the biggest question with that team. I do think Lee was over his head last year, but I don't expect him to drop off a cliff (so to speak). Carmona's control is a big concern, but if he can get that in line he'll be fine. Between Scott Lewis, Aaron Laffey, Jeremy Sowers and Adam Miller (if he can deal with his finger problem), I bet one or two guys emerge at the back end of that rotation.

Nick M. said...

Part of the "Cleveland Love" I think is also that the AL Central won't be as strong this year. I don't expect Detroit to be competitive and same with the White Sox--they are getting old and have way too many question marks. As for the Royals, they have given their fans hope, sure, but I wouldn't expect them to be much more than a mediocre team. That leaves the Twins and Indians. I think it's a close call, but I think the Indians have the better bullpen and a better potential lineup.

Karleeee said...

I agree with all of it, minus the us not winning the div. But hey.....I'm a damn homer. wah wah wah. And also minus Cleveland I can go out and say I have the slightest clue who will win our division. But I guess I am leaning towards CLE.

I am just itching for another sox/twins race.

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