Some how waiting for spring training to arrive is not as agonizing when you have the defending World Series Championship to look forward to. In addition, with the Jets making it all the way to the Championship round in the NFL, I had plenty of sports to keep me busy from early November until now.
That said, I am super psyched that spring training is finally here. (I readily admit that I will become annoyed with spring training in approximately 2.5 weeks and demand the season begin already, but I digress.)
Let us all celebrate Pitchers and Catchers with random Yankee predictions for the 2010 season. (Incidentally, how did everyone land on the whole correct-way-to-say-2010 thing? Two thousand ten, or twenty ten?)
Anyway, Jeteupthemiddle’s 2010 Bold and Not So Bold Predictions:
- The Yankees will score 892 runs.
- Left field will be a rotation of various players–like it was prior to Matsui joining the team–like right field was post-O’Neill and pre-Sheffield–It will be a success. (And by success, I mean left and center field will combine for league average offense.)
- Kei Igawa will make 3 starts for the Yankees and not entirely suck in any of them. Shockingly, he will not be rewarded with a contract extension.
- Mark Melancon will start the season with the Yankees, go back to Scranton in early May, and then return for good in July.
- Two players not named Mariano Rivera will record at least 1 save for the Yankees. Rivera is not hurt.
- Pettitte–not Sabathia–will make the most starts for the Yankees this season.
- Jeteupthemiddle will become entirely annoyed by the Hughes innings limit conversation approximately 6 days into spring training (assuming she isn’t there already). She will probably want to gouge out her eyes with a rusty spoon sometime around August when Hughes will be approaching that innings cap.
- Posada will not go on the DL this season.
- Jeter will have a 20/20 season.
- Joba will start the season in the bullpen, and Hughes will start the season in the rotation; however, both will appear for the Yankees in each capacity at least once in 2010.
So there you go. Here are 10 predictions I have for the season. What are your predictions?