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Baseball 2012

Posted on: March 6, 2012 5:30 pm
What a year 2011 was!  The seasons of both the Braves and the Red Sox ended about an hour apart on the last day of the regular season.  Then one of the teams that stole a wild card berth, St. Louis Cardinals, went on to win the World Series against a team that made it to back to back World Series, Texas Rangers.

Let's play a game, let's Fast Forward to the end of the 2012 season when the Angels of someplace in SoCal defeat the mighty Miami Marlins and their gender and sexual orientation neutral logo in game 6 of the world series on November 2nd, 2012.  I'm not Nostradamus, because if I was, then the prediction would actually look like this.  The Angels of Angels beat Fearless Fish, or something strange like that.  Am I the last one to notice that The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is extremely redundant?  I must be, because up until 2 sentences ago, I hand't noticed it, but now that I have, there's nothing more for me to say at this point.

How did they get there?  Well The Marlins swiftly beat the San Francisco Giants in the NLCS in a four game sweep, while the Angels had a hard time dispatching wild card entrant the Texas Rangers. 

How did they get to there?  Okay, so the Marlins took all 5 games to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies, while the Giants took down the Milwaukee Brewers in 4 games.  The Angels defeated the New York Yankees in 4 games, while the Rangers defeated the Detroit Tigers in 4 games to advance.

And the new wild cards?  The Marlins were the wild card entrant for the NL, and they beat the Arizona Diamondbacks for the rights to remain in the quest for a World Series in their beautiful rainbow filled park.  They won by the score of 4-3, with Ricky Nolasco being the winning pitcher against Josh Collmenter (or something like that).  The Rangers went toe to toe against the Tampa Bay Rays for a chance to remain in the playoffs and won 7-2 on the strength of 2 homeruns by captain clutch himself...  Ian Kinsler.

Here are the projected standings for 2012:  These are my projections and as we all know a projection is a really cool way of saying that it's my theory and of course a theory is an educated guess, and well, I'll let you determine the educatediveness (new word) of these projections (square one):

AL East:
New York Yankees 96-66
Tampa Bay Rays 93-69
Boston Red Sox 88-74
Toronto Blue Jays 77-85
Baltimore Orioles 64-98

Al Central:
Detroit Tigers 95-67
Kanas City Royals 82-80
Cleveland Indians 75-87
Chicago White Sox 71-91
Minnesota Twins 70-92

Al West:
Anaheim Angels 98-64
Texas Rangers 92-70
Seattle Mariners 74-88
Oakland Atheletics 65-97

NL East:
Miami Marlins 95-67
Philadelphia Phillies 94-68
Washington Capitals 86-76
Atlanta Braves 81-81
New York Mets 63-99

NL Central:
Milwaukee Brewers 88-74
St. Louis Cardinals 82-80
Cincinnati Reds 80-82
Pittsubrgh Pirates 77-85
Chicago Cubs 73-89
Houston Astros 59-103

NL West:
San Francisco Giants 95-67
Arizona Diamondbacks 88-74
Los Angeles Dodgers 84-78
Colorado Rockies 82-80
San Diego Padres 63-99

AL MVP = Miguel Cabrera
AL Cy Young = Dan Haren
AL Rookie of the Year = Jesus Montero

NL MVP = Justin Upton
NL Cy Young = Daniel Hudson
NL Rookie of the Year = Zack Cozart
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