In previous years I have forecasted how the MLB season would play out. Some predictions were good (Giants / Tigers World Series last year) some not so much (A's / Rockies in 2011). I've been questioned, mocked and ridiculed but that's not enough for me to stop.
Anyhow, this year, I'm going to take a slightly different approach. Instead of predicting exactly where each team will finish, I am going to go with a 75% confidence interval on number of wins per team. I will also make some observations and a few unexpected specific predictions along the way. I welcome fans of any of these teams to mock me. I had a preview on four teams last week, that I have repeated here along with the rest of the MLB teams, listed by division in the order that the teams finished last year:
NY Yankees - Their infield DL payroll is higher than several teams' entire payroll. But unlike previous years where the Evil Empire (go ahead and sue me for copyright infringement) would just spend more money on buying some more all-stars, it looks like their opening day lineup may actually include long time Yankee legends such as Eduardo Nunez and Francisco Cervelli, as well as the newly added Vernon Wells. This team is really hard to project. If this wasn't the Yankees, they’d be reasonably expected to be a solid 70 win team. But I know better.