LADY AT THE BAT: 2009 NL Predictions

Sunday, April 5, 2009

2009 NL Predictions

Okay! I'm finally getting around to making my picks for the 2009 baseball season. It's too late to do the Lady's Choice Series I did, both for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. What you see here will have to suffice. I'll start first with the National League.

Manny Ramirez's return to the Dodgers probably means a return to a first place finish for that team. The Diamondbacks will receive a challenge from the Giants for second place. Colorado probably will not do much better than the Padres, although I don't see San Diego finishing higher than last. The NL West:

Dodgers
Diamondbacks
Giants
Rockies
Padres

I love Cincinnati's pitching and the rest of their team isn't bad either. They might have a slight edge over the Brewers this year. The Pirates will suprise some people this year. I don't think they're this year's Rays, but they'll open some eyes. St Louis is still better than they are, however. I pity the Houston Astros. The NL Central:

Cubs
Reds
Brewers
Cardinals
Pirates
Astros

The Mets strengthened their bullpen over the off-season but not much else. The Braves have improved and they will challenge New York for second place, but I see the Mets holding them off. Florida will hang around as they usually do and Washington will be Washington again. The NL East:

Phillies
Mets
Braves
Marlins
Nationals

Wild Card: Mets

Pennant: Cubs

AL predictions next!

Bernadette

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