As I write this, there is a relative lull in activity for the Blue Jays.
After a brutal 2012 season, came the excitment caused by Farrell-gate, then “The Trade”, the Melky signing, and the Gibbons hiring.
Now with the Winter Meetings kicking off, the lull might not last long.
In order to fill this short lull, I thought I’d squeeze my annual “Looking Back at My Predictions” column in.
Sit back and get ready to laugh. They are futile.
Not good in the AL. I whiffed badly on Baltimore, Oakland, Chicago, and Cleveland. But hey – I nailed the Jays finishing ahead of Boston!
Wow! Completely nailed the NL Central, and hit three of the five playoff teams. I’ll take that as a success.
Let’s pretend we didn’t see this table and move on shall we?
Miguel Cabrera as MVP, Buster Posey as Bounceback Player, and Josh Beckett as Disappointing Player all look good. John Farrell as Manager of the Year? Ugh.
So there you have it. Another year of predictions comes and goes. For those keeping track, last year I was correct on 10 of the 30 positions in the standings, and 3 of the 16 stat leaders, meaning believe it or not I am actually getting worse.
What an idiot.