Now that the 2008 Major League Baseball regular season has drawn to a close, it's time to see how well (or poorly) I was able to prognosticate the final standings. Back in March, I posted on my Sporting News blog my predictions for each of the baseball divisions. Today, I take a look back at my first prediction, the NL Central (home of my Reds).
First, my predictions from March:
How'd I do? The actual standings for 2008:
1. Chicago Cubs 97-64
2. Milwaukee Brewers 90-72
3. Houston Astros 86-75
4. St. Louis Cardinals 86-76
5. Cincinnati Reds 74-88
6. Pittsburgh Pirates 67-95
I got the division winner correct (but so did most of America probably). I picked the Reds as second...which obviously was a giant mistake. I also missed terribly on the Cardinals, I truly thought that they'd be awful (who would have thought that Lohse would be any good, certainly not me after enduring his so-called pitching for the Reds in the past). Overall, I'd give my efforts a C-, barely passing thanks to picking the Cubs as division winner and the Brewers in the top half.