MLB Predictions Part IV: the Rest

This is the final installment of our 2008 MLB prediction series.  Flops, Comebacks, injury issues and the top stories are the big topics here. 

Once again, thanks to Brando, Shawn, DonS, Todd V, Nicky V and Teddy Ballgame for baring their souls.  Maybe we’ll check back after the season and see how we all did.

 

2008 AL Flop of the Year

  Prediction Comment
Brando Gary Sheffield  
Shawn David Eckstein  
DonS Asdrubal Cabrera  
Todd V J.D. Drew  
Nicky V J Dye  
Teddy Ballgame Jason Giambi  
TBZ D Young  

 

2008 AL Flop of the Year

  Prediction Comment
Brando Andruw Jones “He’s not going to hit at Dodger Stadium just hope he plays solid defense.”
Shawn Kosuke Fukudome  
DonS Pie or Dempster  
Todd V Kosuke Fukodome  
Nicky V A Rowand/ R Braun  
Teddy Ballgame Eric Gagne  
TBZ A Jones  

 

2008 AL Comeback Player of the Year

  Prediction Comment
Brando J. D. Drew “Only if he stays healthy.”
Shawn Keith Foulke  
DonS Harden “Maybe Mauer”
Todd V Justin Duchscherer  
Nicky V    
Teddy Ballgame Rich Harden  
TBZ    

 

2008 NL Comeback Player of the Year

  Prediction Comment
Brando    
Shawn Marcus Giles  
DonS Furcal “No bias on either of these”
Todd V Jason Bay  
Nicky V Pedro Martinez  
Teddy Ballgame Pedro Martinez  
TBZ P Martinez  

 

First Manager Fired in 2008

  Prediction Comment
Brando Yankee Manager “George will hire Kirk Gibson to everyone’s surprise”
Shawn Ozzie Guillen  
DonS Hurdle  
Todd V Jim Leyland  
Nicky V Guillen  
Teddy Ballgame Bruce Bochy  
TBZ Yost “on a limb here; high expectations in Milw.”

 

First key AL player to end his season because of injury

  Prediction Comment
Brando Curt Schilling “His career will be over and he can retire with Randy Johnson”
Shawn Rocco Baldelli  
DonS J.D. Drew  
Todd V    
Nicky V Alex Rodriguez “Hopefully”
Teddy Ballgame JD Drew  
TBZ Schilling  

 

 

First key NL player to end his season because of injury

  Prediction Comment
Brando Randy Johnson “The D-Backs drop to third in their division”
Shawn Kerry Wood  
DonS Stephen Drew  
Todd V    
Nicky V Pujols  
Teddy Ballgame Saito  
TBZ Kerry Wood  

 

Most truly exciting story of the 2008 season

  Prediction
Brando Tampa Bay makes the playoffs for the first time in their history
Shawn Yankee Stadium’s final season
DonS  
Todd V  
Nicky V Yankees-Red Sox brawl(s)
Teddy Ballgame Troy Percival
TBZ Cubs win World Series!

 

Most over-hyped story of the 2008 season

  Prediction
Brando The continuing saga of Barry Bonds
Shawn Canseco’s new book
DonS  
Todd V Red Sox-Yankees; “It’s always the most over-hyped story.”
Nicky V Leyland smoking in dugout (on camera)
Teddy Ballgame Joe Torre & LAD
TBZ  

 

That’s it!  Hope you enjoyed our 2008 Prediction Series.  Feel free to comment on this (or any other) post. 

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One Response to “MLB Predictions Part IV: the Rest”

  1. Teddy, I know it’s early but your AL Flop of the year is hitting .083 and left today’s game with a sore groin.

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