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A few weeks ago Coley made some bold predictions for 2010. Today, each of the UmpBump writers will predict which team will make the playoffs and who will win the MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year awards.

Coley:

NL East: Braves
NL Central: Cardinals
NL West: Rockies
NL Wildcard: Phillies

AL East: Rays
AL Central: Indians
AL West: Angels
AL Wildcard: Red Sox

NL MVP: Chase Utley
NL Cy Young: Ricky Nolasco
NL ROY: Jason Heyward

AL MVP: Josh Hamilton
AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander
AL ROY: Wade Davis

Paul:

NL East: Phillies
NL Central: Cardinals
NL West: Dodgers
NL Wildcard: Braves

AL East: Yankees
AL Central: Twins
AL West: Rangers
AL Wildcard: Rays

NL MVP: Albert Pujols
NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay
NL ROY: Jason Heyward

AL MVP: Joe Mauer
AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez
AL ROY: Brian Matusz

Sarah:

NL East: Phillies
NL Central: Cardinals
NL West: Dodgers
NL Wildcard: Diamondbacks

AL East: Red Sox
AL Central: Twins
AL West: Rangers
AL Wildcard: Yankees

NL MVP: Albert Pujols
NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay
NL ROY: Jason Heyward

AL MVP: Joe Mauer
AL Cy Young: Jon Lester
AL ROY: Brian Matusz

Alejandro:

NL East: Phillies
NL Central: Cardinals
NL West: Diamondbacks
NL Wildcard: Dodgers

AL East: Yankees
AL Central: Twins
AL West: Mariners
AL Wildcard: Red Sox

NL MVP: Chase Utley
NL Cy Young: Tim Lincecum
NL ROY: Alcides Escobar

AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez
AL Cy Young: Jake Peavy
AL ROY: Carlos Santana

Nick:

NL East: Phillies
NL Central: Cardinals
NL West: Diamondbacks
NL Wildcard: Dodgers

AL East: Red Sox
AL Central: Twins
AL West: Rangers
AL Wildcard: Rays

NL MVP: Chase Utley
NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay
NL ROY: Jason Heyward

AL MVP: Evan Longoria
AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander
AL ROY: Carlos Santana

11 Responses to “The UmpBump Accu-leather forecast: 2010 picks”

  1. Lyndsay says:

    I’m surprised Coley that you think the Yanks are going to be completely out of it this year. I mean I’m a sox fan and I would love nothing more, but I’m also being realistic. You really think they won’t be in the mix for at least the wild card?

  2. Sarah Green says:

    What surprised me was how pitcher-heavy the AL’s crop of top prospects is this year.

  3. I can’t believe Sarah would pick the red sox and lester. You have 0 cred Green

  4. “I can’t believe Sarah would pick the red sox and lester. You have 0 cred Green”

    Because both of them are obviously completely out of the realm of possibility…..

  5. Sarah Green says:

    What’s funny is that I actually had to talk myself down from picking Youk as an AL MVP candidate. I think he has a legitimate shot. He finished 3rd in 08 and 6th in 09, and if he cracks 30 homers this year he’ll be in the mix again.

    I picked Lester for Cy because last year because he’s still approaching his prime (he’s 26 this season), because the Cy usually comes from a winning team, because Halladay is out of the AL this year, and because the Cy usually moves around more than the MVP. While MVP voters are content to put A-Rod or Pujols up over and over, the Cy voters seem to move on, so even if Greinke has a good year, I don’t think he’ll win again unless it’s a truly amazing year. Plus, Boston’s improved defense will make all their pitchers, including Lester, look even better than they did last year, when Lester was in the Top 5 of AL pitchers with the game’s crappiest defense behind him (and a .323 BABIP on the season). The Red Sox, if you didn’t notice, have one of the best rotations, if not THE best rotation, in the American League, and Lester is their best pitcher.

    As for why I picked the Sox to win the AL East, meh, it’s a total crapshoot — all depends on who gets hurt the least out of NY, TB, and Bos. I think Boston has more depth than NY and more money than TB, so they will probably win. And, I am a shameless homer.

  6. Lyndsay, of course I think the Yankees will be in the mix. But I think they’ll miss the playoffs. They’re a team that relies heavily on old players like Jeter, Rivera, Posada and A-Rod, and they don’t have much depth. Last season, New York was relatively healthy. But the season before that the team was riddle with injury. Would it be such a shock if the team returned to its injury-plagued ways in 2010?

  7. Nick Kapur says:

    What Coley said is exactly the same reason why I left the Yankees off my picks as well (didn’t get that far down, Lynds?).

    The Yankees had a flat out miraculous lack of injuries last season. To my mind there is just no way they can do that again, given their team age. And in that division, you basically have to have a perfect year, because there is so little margin for error.

  8. Sarah Green says:

    Nick, I miss you. Come back to America.

  9. “Because both of them are obviously completely out of the realm of possibility” no moron it’s because she reps herself as a journalist, but picks the Red Sox or a Red Sox player EVERY single time. Wake Up!

  10. Sarah Green says:

    trl, if you’re going to call people names, you should use your real name instead of hiding behind a fake identity.

    It’s not like I write about the Orioles and picked them to win. Since I’ve been writing about them, the Red Sox have missed the playoffs only once and have won two World Series.

    But the fact is, picks are total bullshit. ALL picks are total bullshit. There’s no journalism involved. It’s a silly preseason exercise in intellectual masturbation, which is why I don’t waste time on it in print.

  11. brangberg says:

    Dont worry trl. Read her article on Big Papi. hahaha. That was good for a laugh.

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