So how did we do on our spring-training predictions?
Two of us picked four of the eight playoff teams correctly — which isn’t half bad. Well, actually, it is half bad.
Arbitrarily, I am assigning one point for each team correctly predicted and an additional point for correctly picking how that team made the postseason. If you picked all eight teams and their order of finish correctly, you’d get 16 points. So, for instance, if you picked the Phillies to win the NL East, you get 2 points, and if you picked them to make the postseason by winning the wildcard, you get 1 point. Or if someone had picked the Yankees to win the AL East (which no one did — for shame), you’d have gotten two points, but get only one point for predicting they’d win the wild card (which includes everyone but that Yankee-hater Epstein). And if you picked the Red Sox to make the postseason, you get nothing for that, because those guys are arranging tee times.
So here we go:
John Miller gets 2 points for the Tigers, 1 point for the Yankees, and 1 point for the Phillies — for a total of 4 points.
Dan Foster gets 1 point for the Yankees, 2 points for the Phils, 2 points for the Brewers — for a total of 5 points.
Duncan Currie gets 1 point for the Yanks, 2 points for the Phils, and 2 points for the Brewers — for a total of 5 points.
Jason Epstein gets 2 points for the Rangers, 1 point for the Rays, 2 points for the Phils, and 1 point for the Cards — for a total of 6 points.
Yours truly gets 2 points for the Rangers, 1 point for the Yankees, 2 points for the Phils, and 2 points for the Brew Crew — for a total of 7 points.
Gee, I like this arbitrary scoring system.
UPDATE: Heh. Yeah, I was focused on the AL East this morning and didn’t fully update this post based on last night’s events.