With less than a week before Opening Day (go here to sign a petition to make it a National Holiday!) what better time to start kicking out our predictions for this coming season. If you’d like to see just how pathetic we can be in our guesses, look no further than our past discussions:
While the world and most of outer-space is prediction the Dodgers will take the division, pretty much the only other solid spot they all agree on is that the Rockies will bring up the rear again. The middle three is a crap shoot with the pundits.
The Bleacher Report posted their predictions for all 30 teams (nested into a horrible slide show like always) and here is the NL West from their perspective:
While the optimist in all of us would rather flip those guesses upside down, it really is hard to make a case for this specific team with this specific rotation to do anything but flounder for another season. Not to mention the lack of a true lead-off man coupled with a questionable call for closer and you have yourself 2013 redux. Let’s just hope EdtheUmp decides to place his Vegas bet on a losing season, that might be the only way we can see any hope from this gang.