surprise of the AL (besides the Tigers)
is the first place Texas Rangers, who
would of thought they would be in first
place after trading Alex Rodriquez. The
other guy in that trade, Alfonso Soriano
is fresh off his All-Star MVP performance
is having a career year. The rest of the
team has not been so bad either with Hank
Blalock and Mark Teixeira combing for
over 40 homers and 125 RBI's. The A's
and the Angels are hot on their tales
and this should be another division that
comes right down to the wire. Look for
the Rangers to come back to earth a little
bit and possible slip to third by season's
The Angels win the West.
The wildcard in the AL is a no brainer,
but the Boston Red Sox fans want much
more than just another post-season birth.
My prediction: The
Red Sox win the wild card easily.
Sorry to say it but the Yankees-Red
Sox rivalry is going to be shoved down
our throats again and the Yankees
will prevail once again. Simply
put, they just own the Red Sox in October.
No more curse of the goat here,
the Cubs over the Cardinals
as a wildcard team makes the Series again
out of the NL.
Series: I hate to make the
pick, but the Yankees over
the Cubs in what has the potential to
be a classic.
MVP: Barry Bonds. It is
tough to argue with Bonds, especially
if the Giants stay in the race till the
end. My pick is Bonds even though Scott
Rolen has a legitimate shot to steal because
of his big numbers and the Cardinals record.
CY YOUNG: Jason Schmidt.
Schmidt has to be the pick here with his
12-2 record and sub-two ERA. Ben Sheets
of Milwaukee could be the sleeper pick
if his team could win a couple more games
MVP: Ivan Rodriquez. The
Tigers equaled their win total of a year
ago in mid-July and Purge is the mean
reason. He has a shot to winning a batting
title as a catcher, which is unheard of.
Vladimir Guerrero is right there if Pudge
slips up and the Angels win the West though.
CY YOUNG: Curt Schilling.
is pitching better than ever for the Red
Sox and probably will be given the benefit
of the doubt because of never winning
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