Let us look at how well I did this season with my predictions:
I got the first two correct with the Phillies and Braves. I also knew the Mets would be better than the Marlins. Unfortunately, the Nationals had to screw things up by finishing in third. I was right that Stanton would become an elite power hitter, unfortunately he did not hit 40, so I get no real credit.
I did not get one team right. Pretty damn dumb on my part. Let us look at how I did with my Pirates against certain pitchers:
Greinke: 3-1 against the Buccos. So they did at least beat him once.
Halladay: 2-0. Okay, I was a little off on that one.
Lee: 1-0. Not looking good.
Lincecum: Did not even pitch against them.
Zimmerman: Same as Lincecum.
Bailey: Homer beat the Buccos, but he gave up three runs.
Gee: He beat the Pirates twice, and had a great game where he went eight innings of one run ball.
Lohse: He was 2-1 and did not shut them out either.
I at least got the Dodgers correct! Go me! I do not think anyone predicted Arizona winning this one, so whatever. Mat Latos started the season hurt, but did not get hurt during the season. I also want to point out that the Giants would not have won the division if Posey had been healthy the full year. Just saying.
I got the wildcard wrong, I got the NLDS completely wrong. I will point out that I said the NLCS would be between a division champion and a wildcard from within that division (Phillies/Braves) and instead it was the Brewers/Cardinals.
I did not get any of the awards right, but I did mention Freddie Freeman, who ended up in second place for ROY. I was also a little under on Troy Tulowitzki’s stats, he was just .302/30. My bad.
I did predict the Pirates record correctly, which is pretty awesome. I should have entered a contest or something.
I got three out of the five correct. If the Red Sox would not have had their monumental collapse, I would have nailed the entire division. Way to go Pirates for ruining that one for me (trust me, I am more than happy being wrong, if it means being at PNC to see the Red Sox lose). The Yankees finally brought up Montero, and I am pretty sure people will want to see him more often next year instead of Jorge.
I only got the Royals right in this one. Who knew the Indians would be a good team. Or that the Twins would absolutely suck? Not this guy. At least I predicted that Grady Sizemore would get hurt. Still no word whether or not he is doing softcore porn yet.
I got the Rangers and the Mariners right.
The only things I got right were the Rangers winning the ALDS over a team and the Royals record.
Needless to say, this was a bad year for me.