November 27, 2009

I completely mispredicted 2009.

I completely mispredicted 2009. Yes, Wiktionary calls “mispredicted” a word, so it is.

Anyway, if you are a frequent visitor of this blog, you probably noticed my preseason predictions at the top of the page. I thought it would be fun to see if my predictions were close to correct, but they weren’t.

Here’s a review: (Correct answer)

Yankees Stats:
Yankees victories: over 96 CORRECT
Mark Teixeira home runs: under (0 INCORRECT (39)
Mark Teixeira RBI: over 129 INCORRECT (122)
Derek Jeter batting average: under .289 INCORRECT (.334)
Johnny Damon batting average: over .310 INCORRECT (.282)
CC Sabathia wins: over 22 INCORRECT (19)
A.J. Burnett wins: over 17 INCORRECT (13)
Joba Chamberlain wins: over 15 INCORRECT (9)
Mariano Rivera saves: under 32 INCORRECT (44)

AL East: Yankees CORRECT
AL Central: Indians INCORRECT (Twins)
AL West: Angels CORRECT
AL Wildcard: Rays INCORRECT (Red Sox)
NL East: Phillies CORRECT
NL Central: Brewers INCORRECT (Cardinals)
NL West: Dodgers CORRECT
NL Wildcard: Cubs INCORRECT (Rockies)

AL World Series rep: Yankees CORRECT
NL World Series rep: Dodgers INCORRECT (Phillies)
World Series winner: Yankees CORRECT

AL MVP: Evan Longoria INCORRECT (Joe Mauer)
NL MVP: Manny Ramirez INCORRECT (Albert Pujols
AL CY: CC Sabathia INCORRECT (Zack Greinke)
NL CY: Tim Lincecum CORRECT
AL ROY: Elvis Andrus INCORRECT (Andrew Bailey)
NL ROY: Cameron Maybin INCORRECT (Chris Coghlan)

AL East Division Standings:
Yankees 96-66 INCORRECT (103-59)
Rays: 92-70 INCORRECT (84-78)
Red Sox: 91-71 INCORRECT (95-67)
Blue jays: 76-86 INCORRECT (75-87)
Orioles: 64-98 CORRECT

Yankees vs. Red Sox: 11-7 INCORRECT (9-9)
Yankees vs. Mets: 2-4 INCORRECT (5-1)
First hit in new Yankee Stadium: Derek Jeter INCORRECT (Damon)
First home run in new Yankee Stadium: Jorge Posada CORRECT
Phil Hughes wins: 6 INCORRECT (8)
Ian Kennedy wins: 2 INCORRECT (0)
Other: Brett Gardner will NOT be the starting center fielder at the end of the season CORRECT

That’s 11 for 38 if you are counting at home.

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