Some Bold and Not so Bold Predictions for the 2008 Baseball Season

Eliot PodgorskyContributor IApril 15, 2008

Fourteen games into the regular season, it's prediction time.

  • Jonathan Albaladejo will be the third-best reliever on the Yankees.
  • Johan Santana will not lead the Mets to the playoffs by himself but…
  • The Mets will make the playoffs.
  • Alex Rodriguez will win the A.L. MVP award.
  • David Ortiz will not hit .073 the rest of the season.
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks will win the N.L. West behind the pitching of Dan Haren, Brandon Webb, and RANDY JOHNSON.
  • Curt Schilling will pitch his kids in the backyard.
  • The Upton brothers begin to reach the potential that will make them the best  offensive brother combination ever.
  • The Tampa Bay Devil Rays, sorry the Tampa Bay Rays don't finish last in the A.L. East, the Orioles do.
  • The Curse of the Billy Goat continues.
  • Fausto Carmona, Chien-Ming Wang, and C.C. Sabathia finish 1-2-3 in the A.L. CY Young ballot
  • The Phillies also make the playoffs.
  • The trade deadline will not be as boring as it was last year.
  • Evan Longoria forces the Rays to keep him up the entire season.
  • Lou Piniella and Ozzie Guillen lead managers with the most ejections.
  • Some rookie makes a big splash.
  • The Boston Red Sox realize they have become the thing they hate the most, the Yankees.
  • When Yankee Stadium closes, fans cry.
  • When Shea Stadium closes, fans cheer.
  • The Detroit Tigers make the playoffs after their miserable start.
  • The Detroit Tigers never recover from their miserable start and miss the playoffs (hey I can make conflicting predictions).