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The Kiss of Death, Part II: Revised Second-Half National League Predictions

JJ SSenior Writer IJuly 16, 2008

The first half of the 2008 MLB season has come and gone, and it hasn't gone the way I thought it would.

I had the World Series trophy fleeing to "The Cleve" behind an MVP year from the Indians' Travis Hafner.

I had the Seattle Mariners scrounging up just enough offense behind their great pitching to make the playoffs for the first time since 2001.

Like most everybody else, I didn't think the Rays would be competing with the Red Sox for the AL East.

The list of "things I was wrong about" goes on and on—from the Cardinals to the Marlins to the Padres to the Twins to the White Sox.

Now, there's still a long way to go in the season, so some of the less accurate predictions I came up with still might end up being correct.

But, since so much has deviated from what I thought, I'm going to go ahead and put in my revised 2008 predictions here during the All-Star break.

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