Posted by Drew Zeitlin.:
Hello Everybody. This is the last post on our early season prediction and kind of adjusting them after the first month of the 2010 baseball season. We had to do this because we were making wild picks because we had very little knowledge of the players and teams at that time. After following baseball again on the iPhone we had at least a clue again. Mind you not a very good clue but at least a clue and we wanted to re-set those predictions that we made before the season started. For the most part we did not make a lot of changes from the early season prediction. We thought our biggest mistake was not having the St. Louis Cardinals in first place in the NL Central. Outside of that we stuck with our picks but we were at least able to tell you why. Today we finish up in the AL Central. It is time to pick up the diary for the MLB.com At Bat 2010 iPhone app once again. Today will be day 44.
A quick review of the early season picks has the White Sox winning the division, the Tigers finishing in second, the Twins slotted for third, the Indians taking home the fourth place, and the Royals in the basement. As with the NL East and the AL West we are not going to change a thing. We know and can hear you screaming at you computer the White Sox what is wrong with abullrun. What we can see is a pretty good pitching staff which we think has performed very poorly up to this date. Of course we are counting on a turn around. They currently have the leader in HR in the American League in Paul Konerko and a line-up that has some potential. We know that the Twins and the Tigers on paper have better teams but we like this White Sox team and we need a surprise team and we pick Chicago. The Tigers really found a way to loose this division last year. Miguel Cabrera is one of the best players in the league and the Tigers should be in the hunt all season. So should the Twins. The defending division champs got a big shot in the arm by playing in Target Field. A new stadium like this gives you a positive intangible that you can not measure. The down side to the Twins is they lost their closer at the start of the season. Right now the bullpen has not felt that lost, but we believe as the season goes on they will. As we said earlier the Tigers and Twins could also win this division. However, the Indians and the Royals do not have enough talent to compete all year long. As of today the Royals are already ten games under .500. Very hard to compete when you are that many games under .500 this early in the season.
We want to comment on Dallas Braden's perfect game today. We were notified by abullrun's dad that he had a perfect game in the 8th inning. We then hit the Oakland A's radio broadcast so we could listen to the final six outs. It was very exciting you don't get to see or hear to many perfect games even if it is the last two innings. After the game, about five minutes later the in game video from MLB.com At Bat 2010 iPhone app we saw the last out and the celebration. About 30 minutes later we saw every out of Branden's perfect game, then a montage of both the A's and Rays radio and TV coverage of the last inning of the perfecto. There was also an interview of his Grandma on his perfect game. We thought that all those videos and in such a short time was perfect. If you like to read all the post of this diary click here and you will be taken to our blog where you will see all the post in order. Till next time.