Back on April 2 on his blog I predicted that Phil Hughes would throw 80 innings in the majors and be an important piece. He’s at 84.1 innings.
Of course, none of us thought he would be a reliever.
I also questioned the merits of Jose Veras, Edwar Ramirez and Jonathan Albaladejo. But then so did anybody with common sense. The prediction that Brett Gardner would steal 40 bases was thrown off by his stint on the DL. But he has swiped 24.
My “Steven Jackson will emerge in the bullpen” call was really off. Yikes.
My season predictions were a mixed bag. I had four division winners right. But it does not appear the Indians will win the Central. No sir. My thought that Trey Hillman would be AL Manager of the Year was clouded by my heavy use of crack at the time apparently. Matsuzaka for Cy Young? Brilliant.
I had the Yankees for 98 wins. That counts as a W. Picking the Cubs to win the NL? Big L. The Mets as the wild card? Huge L.
I also had the Yankees winning the World Series. We shall see what comes of that.