With about 40 or so games left lets hear your predictions on who is going to make the cut and who is gonna go home crying. reasons to back it up of course.
NL EAST: NEW YORK METS
i mean, my favorite team hasnt even played the baseball they can play and still are in first place. the phillies and braves cant get out of their own way because their pitching is horrendous. dont think they can even put together a run even if the mets have a losing record against the braves at the end of the season
NL CENTRAL: CHICAGO CUBS
they made a huge run just to be mentioned at the top, they wont turn back. soriano will come back on his white horse and carry them back into first, especially if milwaukee plays like their already eliminated from the playoffs like theyre playing now
NL WEST: ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
2 weeks ago i told you it was between the dodgers and padres but both those teams are offensively challenged, the DBACKS can score AND pitch, and they're padding their lead as we speak.
AL EAST: BOSTON RED SOX
its so close but it comes down to the schedule. the yankees play a similar schedule but they have 3 with seattle, and 3 with boston. it will come down to those 2 series and i think the red sox will realize is going down and man up and play like they can
AL CENTRAL: DETROIT TIGERS
cleveland and detroit both cant play under pressure, but i think detroit can out hit cleveland any day, and with joel zumaya coming back the pen is going to become top-notch. cleveland has C.C., Fausto and pray for lighting bolts.
tigers get it in the last week of the season.
AL WEST: ANAHEIM ANGELS
i refuse to type out their new long ass stupid name, team is too good to drop out now.
NL WILD CARD: SAN DIEGO PADRES
if the NL WEST keeps dropping away from ARI and the padres can out pitch the dodgers and braves so they would net themselves the most wins, to take the wild card. Peavy and Young are nasty, and if brian giles keeps hitting like he did in CINCY they have their big bat. I cant see the braves getting there because they cant pitch besides smoltz and hudson, their pen is overworked and dotel is already on the DL.
AL WILD CARD: NEW YORK YANKEES
if they dont catch boston they will land here no doubt, they hit the seams off the ball, and have been getting some nice pitching. if they catch boston, look for seattle to jump in here.
NYM V. SAN: mets in 4, their offense is miles ahead of SDG and the starting pitching is about even unless peavy proves himself in the playoffs which he hasnt done yet.
ARI V. CHC:
if ted lilly keeps pitching like he is, and lest we forget big Z the cubs can breeze past the d'backs as long as ryan dempster doesnt come in. CHC in 4
LAA V. NYY:
LA has the yankees number, LA in 5 on that statement and also because their pen is NASTY.
DET V. BOS:
Detroit wins the starting pitching battle, with dice-k unproven in the playoffs and schilling getting old. Beckett cant win every game for you. Gange has been a dissapointment so if he doesnt pick it up, joel zumaya will be the savior in this series and their offense should jump it up with sheff in there, in the playoffs. DET in 5.
NYM V. CHC:
Mets in 6.
DET V. LAA:
Angels in 5
NYM V. LAA