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Monday, April 05, 2004


PLAY BALL! 



The Galvin Opinion Major League Baseball Predictions for 2004
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East
New York Yankees.....103 - 59 Yanks, running away
Boston Red Sox..........93 - 69 Pedro can beat up old men but can he still pitch?
Toronto Blue Jays.......84 - 78 New logo, new guys, need old Halladay
Baltimore Orioles........82 - 80 Watch out for their revamped, potent lineup
Tampa Bay Devil Rays.. 67 - 95 Piniella can only do so much with young team

Central
Kansas City Royals...85 - 77 Gonzo helps offense, farther fences help pitching
Minnesota Twins.....85 - 77 One game playoff to decides who faces Yankees
Cleveland Indians.....80 - 82 Newcomers like Victor Martinez, Cliff Lee revive the Jake
Chicago White Sox...74 - 88 Can Loaiza have another great season? Doubtful
Detroit Tigers.........54 -108 Tigers paid way too much to nab Pudge

West
Oakland Athletics.....92 - 70 The awesome pitching staff will keep rolling.
Anaheim Angels.......90 - 72 Guerrero and Colon make for exciting division race
Seattle Mariners.......84 - 78 Raul Ibanez will be a bright light in tough season
Texas Rangers.........63 - 99 This team will be MIA by May

NATIONAL LEAGUE
East
Philadelphia Phillies...94 - 68 If this team isn't leading in July, Larry Bowa is toast
Atlanta Braves........91 - 71 Braves are in Wild Card hunt if J.D. Drew is healthy
Florida Marlins........79 - 83 Marlins will be in the 2009 World Series
Montreal Expos........78 - 84 Watch the home runs fly in Puerto Rico
New York Mets........73 - 89 Could have had A-Rod AND Guerrero! Ugh

Central
Chicago Cubs.........95 - 67 Will Steve Bartman go to a game this year? I hope so
Houston Astros.......89 - 73 Aging hitters might be liability
St. Louis Cardinals....86 - 76 Pujols will win the Triple Crown
Milwaukee Brewers....71 - 91 Best of the rest: Prospects and D'Backs trade will help
Pittsburgh Pirates.....68 - 94 Watch out for Tike Redman
Cincinnati Reds........64 - 98 Awful team in ballpark that got awful reviews

West
San Diego Padres...92 - 70 Can't wait to head out west and check out Petco Park!
Arizona D'Backs.....88 - 74 Team's okay if Webb and Big Unit are awesome
S.F. Giants..........84 - 78 BALCO. No pitching. And, BALCO
L.A. Dodgers.......73 - 89 Angels are going to surpass Dodgers in attendance
Colorado Rockies...69 - 93 Into thin air

A.L. POSTSEASON
Yankees over Royals
A's over Red Sox
Yankees over A's


N.L. POSTSEASON
Cubs over Braves
Phillies over Padres
Cubs over Phillies


WORLD SERIES
Yankees over Cubs
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