PLAY BALL! MLB 2009 predictions. Put your money down, what follows is a lock!

National League-East
New York Mets
Atlanta Braves
Philadelphia Phillies
Florida Marlins
Washington Nationals

National League-Central

Chicago Cubs
Milwaukee Brewers
St. Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds
Houston Astros
Pittsburgh Pirates

National League-West

Los Angeles Dodgers
Arizona Diamondbacks
San Francisco Giants
Colorado Rockies
San Diego Padres

American League-East
Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays
New York Yankees
Baltimore Orioles
Toronto Blue Jays

American League-Central

Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Minnesota Twins
Kansas City Royals
Chicago White Sox

American League-West

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Oakland Athletics
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers

NL Wildcard: Atlanta Braves
AL Wildcard: Tampa Bay Rays

NL Pennant: Los Angeles Dodgers
AL Pennant: Boston Red Sox

World Series Champion: Los Angeles Dodgers

NL MVP: Manny Ramirez, Los Angeles Dodgers
AL MVP: Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox

NL Cy Young: Carlos Zambrano, Chicago Cubs
AL Cy Young: C.C. Sabathia, New York Yankees

NL Rookie of the Year: Tommy Hanson P, Atlanta Braves
AL Rookie of the Year: David Price P, Tampa Bay Rays

NL Comeback Player: Jeff Francouer, Atlanta Braves
AL Comeback Player: Mike Lowell, Boston Red Sox


  1. Below are Gibson predictions sent to me on March 16, 2009.

    I say this year we get a redo at the end of the first week of the season and a second call at the All Star break. That way, it is more fun and we can do better. Maybe.

    AL East
    1. Boston Red Sox
    2. New York Yankees (Aroid is poison)
    3. Tampa Bay Rays (but I am rooting for them anyway)
    4. Baltimore Orioles
    5. Toronto Blue Jays

    AL Central
    1. Tigers (no doubt about it this time, Mags rules plus I think it is rigged this year, as in 68).
    2. Cleveland Indians –time for a name change.
    3. Twinkies….could move up.
    4. Kansas City Royals –above the Chisox–indeed…revenge for the Obamagogue
    5. Chicago White Sox

    AL West
    1. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim –Hate la but ya gotta trust Orange County
    2. Texas Rangers –hate Tx more
    3. Seattle Mariners only because OA is worse
    4. Oakland Athletics —o for Joe Rudy…..

    NL West
    1. Los Angeles Dodgers –MR is nuts bwth
    2. Arizona Diamondbacks …Snakes bought the Padres (sic and Sick)
    3. San Francisco Giants bring back Barry!
    4. Colorado Rockies ..fell apart
    5. San Diego Padres I am going to Lake Elsinore instead.

    NL Central
    1. St. Louis Cardinals
    2. Cubbies, but the Obamagogue curse may finish them too.
    3. Reds
    4. Milwaukee Brewers –could do a switcheroo with the Redlegs
    5. Houston Astros ////Tx sucks.
    6. Pittsburgh Pirates–my dream team, along with Tampa Bay, but they ain’t gonna do it for me.

    NL East
    1. New York Mets
    2. Phillies
    3. Marlins
    4. Atlanta Braves –sorry Wayne, dude, but Frenchy is a wreck….
    5. Washington Nationals –bring back Moby Fick and lift the curse on all of baseball!

    Wild Card Winners
    AL: Yankees
    NL: Phillies

    Cy Young Winners
    no clue

    MVP Winners
    no clue

    Rookie of the Year Winners
    Harvey Kuenn.

    Come Back Players of the Year Winners
    AL: Yuniesky Betancourt
    NL: Barry Zito or, if there is justice, Moby Fick.

    Pennant Winners
    AL: Red Sox
    NL: Mets

    World Series Winner
    MLB: New York Mets (hating both NYC and Boston—it is an awful scene. Better would be Tampa and the Pirates. Dream series II.

    Read em and weep.

    Down the banks
    Up the rebels.
    Go Tigers!

    best r

  2. My take on the national pastime…bet the farm on it…


    AL East
    1. Tampa Bay ( will triumph amidst this disgusting lot)
    2. Boston Red Sux
    3. F**ing Yankees (A-Rod traded to Giants by July)
    4. Baltimore Orioles
    5. Toronto Blue Jays

    AL Central
    1 Cleveland Indians (get a grip on the name change thing; this is the only club named for a native american)
    2. Twins (they could win it all)
    3. Kansas City Royals (the most improved team in baseball)
    4. Tigers (a dysfunctional team in a devastated town)
    5. Chicago White Sox (don’t blame Obama for this)

    AL West
    1. Oakland Athletics (the A’s are back!)
    2. Texas Rangers (Vizquel wins a gold glove)
    3. Los Angeles Angels (failure in the land of Republicans)
    4. Seattle Mariners (they’ll be better than expected; Barry Bonds DH)

    NL West
    1. Los Angeles Dodgers (Manny is the King of LA!!)
    2. Arizona Diamondbacks (among the best of the worst division in baseball)
    3. Colorado Rockies (do not drink fascist Coors beer)
    4. San Francisco Giants (the best pitching in baseball; Zito will win 15; Lincecum wins 25; alas, they can’t hit the ball out of the infield )
    5. San Diego Padres (the “camo uniforms” will be their signature; send them to Afghanistan)

    NL Central
    1.The Cubs (Obama doesn’t get the blame for this either)
    2. Redlegs (an all Ohio World series?!)
    3. St Louis (The most overrated manager in baseball)
    4. Milwaukee Brewers (they could win this division;if they do, Bud Selig will name the world series after himself)
    5. Houston Astros (who cares?)
    6. Pittsburgh Pirate Any respectable Cleveland fan hates this city)

    NL East
    1. New York Mets (the annual chokefest is over)
    2. The Marlins ( any team that beats the Indians in the WS must not prevail! No,over a decade later and I’m still not over it…)
    3. Phillies (A fluke last year)
    3. Atlanta Braves (Now, this team needs a name change)
    5. Washington Nationals ( is this a major league team?)

    Wild Card Winners
    AL: Red Sux
    NL: Red Legs

    Cy Young Winners (deja vu)
    Lincecum NL
    Lee (AL)

    MVP Winners (two Cleveland Indians)
    Manny NL
    Sizemore AL

    Come Back Players of the Year Winners
    AL: Omar Vizquel (former Cleveland Indian)
    NL: Barry Zito

    Pennant Winners
    AL: Cleveland Indians
    NL: Chicago Cubs

    World Series Winner
    MLB: Cleveland Indians (in seven)

    Motto of the Year:
    Now is the time in Cleveland!

  3. Wayneo is a nostalgiac. Atfrigginlanta is hiztory. Nothin. Nada. Whiff, whiff whiff and poof goes the Frenchy dude.

    And, “now is the time” in Cleveland was when the Cuyahoga was on fire. Geeze

    Fairest of the Fairweather Fans, Gibson

  4. Hey Rich! Have you been to the Cuyahoga lately? There are actually fish swimming in the river and Lake Erie – quite a recovery. You are living in the 70’s, my man. I will concede though, the river bottom is a toxic mess. Just don’t eat the catfish…

    I suggest a pleasure trip to CleveTown and a visit to the RR Hall of Fame ( and of course an Indians vs. Tigers game…)

    Now is the time……Go Tribe!


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