2009 Mets Merized Predictions – Part 1

Here is part one of our staff predictions for the 2009 season. Let us know what yours are!

NL Biggest Bust

Rob – Pamela Anderson…. oh, wait, that’s a different kind of big bust. I’ll go with Manny Ramirez

Sach – Aaron Harang, Cincinnati Reds

Joe D – The Phillies bullpen and rotation is rocked by injuries and ineffectiveness and keeps the Phillies out of the post season.

Mikey J – Francisco Rodriguez, NY Mets

Ryan – Aramis Ramirez, Chicago Cubs

Paul – Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies

Joey M – Raul Ibanez, Philadelphia Phillies

Jessica – The Cubs…

Matt – Philadelphia Phillies

Kelly – Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies

AL Biggest Bust

Rob – AJ Burnett, NY Yankees

Sach – Jarrod Washburn, Seattle Mariners

Joe D – A-Rod returns, but fails to above .280 for the first time since 1995, and will struggle to knock in 75 RBI’s.

Mikey J – CC Sabathia, NY Yankees

Ryan – Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins

Paul – AJ Burnett, NY Yankees

Joey M – Mark Teixeira, NY Yankees

Jessica – If the Yankees don’t win division it will be considered a bust. Go Rays!

Matt – Los Angeles Angels

Kelly – CC Sabathia, NY Yankees

NL Biggest Surprise

Rob – Garret Anderson has a huge year in Atlanta

Sach – Matt Lindstrom of the Marlins will have more saves than Brad Lidge, but Jose Valverde will lead the NL in saves for the 3rd consecutive year.

Joe D – Hanson, Vasquez and a rejuvenated Francoeur lead Braves to a Wild Card.

Mikey J – Fred Lewis, San Francisco Giants

Ryan – Mike Pelfrey, NY Mets

Paul – Fred Lewis, SF Giants

Joey M – Daniel Murphy, NY Mets

Jessica – The Reds will rebound nicely this year.

Matt – Florida Marlins

Kelly – Daniel Murphy, NY Mets

AL Biggest Surprise

Rob – The Yankees fail to make the post-season again, and the Royals are in a pennant race thru early September.

Sach – The Angels sign Ben Sheets in July, and finally get out of the first round.

Joe D – Despite off-season improvements from the Yankees and Red Sox, the Rays win the AL East division.

Mikey J – Manny Parra, Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan – Alex Rios, Toronto Blue Jays

Paul – Russell Branyan, Seattle Mariners

Jessica – Texas Rangers

Matt – Kansas City Royals

Kelly – Nomar Garciaparra, Oakland A’s

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