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The Umpbump writers have looked into their crystal balls and are predicting who will win big in 2009. This will save you the trouble of actually having to watch the games.

See any picks that you consider ballsy, or boring? Wanna make your own predictions? As usual, we’ll hear from you in the comments.

Coley’s Picks:

NL East: Phillies
NL Central: Cubs
NL West: Dodgers
NL Wild Card: Cardinals

AL East: Rays
AL Central: Twins
AL West: A’s
AL Wild Card: Red Sox

NL Rookie of the Year: Colby Rasmus
AL Rookie of the Year: Matt Wieters

NL CY Young: Tim Lincecum
AL CY Young: Josh Beckett

NL MVP: Albert Pujols
AL MVP: Mark Teixeira

Paul’s Picks:

NL East: Mets
NL Central: Cubs
NL West: Diamondbacks
NL Wild Card: Dodgers

AL East: Red Sox
AL Central: Indians
AL West: A’s
AL Wild Card: Yankees

NL Rookie of the Year: Cameron Maybin
AL Rookie of the Year: Travis Snider

NL CY Young: Tim Lincecum (IF Rich Harden doesn’t make 30 starts, which at this point should be a given)
AL CY Young: C.C. Sabathia

NL MVP: Albert Pujols
AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera

Sarah’s Picks

NL East: Mets
NL Central: Cubs
NL West: Dodgers
NL Wild Card: Phillies

AL East: Red Sox
AL Central: Indians
AL West: A’s
AL Wild Card: Yankees

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

NL CY Young: Johan Santana
AL CY Young: CC Sabathia

NL MVP: Albert Pujols
AL MVP: Kevin Youkilis

Nick’s Picks

NL East: Mets
NL Central: Cubs
NL West: Dodgers
NL Wild Card: Phillies

AL East: Rays
AL Central: Indians
AL West: A’s
AL Wild Card: Red Sox

NL Rookie of the Year: Cameron Maybin
AL Rookie of the Year: Matt Wieters

NL CY Young: Johan Santana
AL CY Young: Daisuke Matsuzaka

NL MVP: Manny Ramirez
AL MVP: Matt Holliday

Alejandro’s Picks:

AL East: Yankees
AL Central: White Sox
AL West: Angels
AL Wild Card: Red Sox

NL East: Braves
NL Central: Cubs
NL West: Dodgers
NL Wild Card: Mets

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

NL Cy Young: Tim Lincecum
AL Cy Young: CC Sabathia

NL MVP: Manny Ramirez
AL MVP: Mark Teixeira

2 Responses to “Umpbump’s 2009 predictions”

  1. These are all pretty legit picks, but I can’t believe people are so high on the Rays, can you say fluke? I’m looking forward to this year’s season, should be another good one. I made a top ten list of my projections for the regular season results: http://www.toptentopten.com/topten/projected baseball teams 2009 regular season. I think my picks are solid, if you don’t agree you can actually change the order by voting.

  2. Sarah Green says:

    Vince, here is why you are wrong about the Rays being a fluke:

    1. The AL East is no NL West. You don’t win it just accidentally, not with Boston and New York being so good and having so much money. Hell, the 4th place Blue Jays would have actually have won the NL West last year!

    2. You might look at their run differential (103, less than both Boston and, surprisingly, Toronto, but more than NY) and think they got lucky. But two things to consider: first, they had the best defense in MLB last year, and second, that 103 mark was good for 5th in the majors last year, and was well ahead of a lot of other division champs’ differentials.

    3. They didn’t get career years from established stars. Instead, they got good years from really young guys who still have upside. AND they dealt with plenty of bad years (Carlos Pena) and injuries (Evan Longoria, et al).

    The Rays are definitely, definitely not a fluke.

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