If you buy into the theory of scientific determinism, then predicting the future is just an epistemological problem. And as soon as we have enough information, we can stop playing these trifling little ballgames altogether. Until then, it's our solemn to duty to make amateur predictions about the baseball season. Last year, many of us undershot the mark, putting the Reds somewhere in the neighborhood of .500. This year, we're on our guard for a successful season.
While it can't boast the elegant decision tree that is the bracket, predicting the baseball season has all the fun with none of the immediate gratification. Come join in the fun by filling out your predictions in the following statistical categories, at the overall team level and individual leaders in pitching and hitting. Post yours as comments in the thread below. It'll have everyone talking around the watercooler, assuming they also read this blog and got past that part about the determinism. This is a contest. And there's probably a prize involved. But don't get all up in arms if it ends up being an ASCII graphic of a thumbs up.
I'm gonna fudge it a little and make the deadline Thursday at midnight. Enjoy.
Team - overall:
PLACE IN CENTRAL
Leaders - offense:
Leaders - pitching:
ERA LEADER (STARTER, 5 GS)
ERA LEADER (RELIEVER, 25 IP)