Revisiting MLB Preseason Bold Predictions

Adam Dunn hits 45 HRs but has no more than 90 RBIs – Wrong 38 HR 105 RBI

The New York Yankees finish 3rd in the division and barely beat out the Orioles for it – Horribly Wrong

The Twins and Royals finish 1st and 2nd in the AL Central – 1/2 right

The Cubs finish 2nd in the NL Central even after a midseason trade for Jake Peavy 1/2  right

Josh Hamilton will have a better year than last year – horribly wrong but he was injured

Zach Greinke finishes second in Cy Young voting (or wins it) – He should win it

Rick Ankiel hits 30 HR with 100 RBI – Is he still in the majors?

The Phillies miss the playoffs – Wrong

Carlos Zambrano finishes with an ERA of at least 4.00 – Wrong 3.77

Billy Butler hits .300 – Right .301

Wandy Rodriguez wins at least 12 games – Right 14 wins

Jay Bruce plays less than 140 games in the majors – 1/2 right, I meant he’d get sent down to the minors

Adam Wainwright and Chris Carpenter make 60 starts between them – Right, 62 starts

Yovani Gallardo is a top 10 fantasy pitcher – Wrong 27th

Hanley Ramirez hits below .285 and moves to 3B – Horribly wrong

The Atlanta Braves trade for Nate McLouth – Right

Erik Bedard and Felix Hernandez both finish as top 15 fantasy pitchers – 1/2 right, if Bedard could stay healthy he was on his way

Matt Holliday steals 35 bases – Wrong only 14

Brian Fuentes blows one save or less – wrong 7 blown saves

Miguel Cabrera goes .310/40/125 – Wrong .324/34/103 if he would’ve cut back on the alcohol I’d have had a chance

Grady Sizemore finish .290/35/100 and with 40 stolen bases – wrong, injured the whole season

Scott Baker finishes as a higher rated fantasy pitcher than Francisco Liriano – My prediction was more saying Scott Bake would be an ace, which was somewhat true but Liriano was god awful

Roy Halladay wins 30% of his teams games – wrong

Nick Markakis goes .310/25/105 – wrong

Daisuke Matsuzaka finsihs with an ERA above 4.00 – right 5.71, although he was injured most of the year

John Smoltz plays a vital role in the Red Sox making the playoffs down the stretch – wrong

A.J. Burnett makes fewer than 20 starts – wrong, but really only because they had no other options

Alfonso Soriano plays in less than 120 games – correct

Ryan Braun hits 42 HRs – wrong

Jair Jurrjens wins 17 games – wrong but he was light out this year

Brad Lidge finishes with less than 33 saves – correct 31 saves

Francisco Rodriguez gets replaced as the Mets closer – wrong

The Atlanta Braves beat the Twins in the World Series – wrong

So I went 11/33 which is better than what I thought I would have done. I was expecting closer to 25%.

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