Re: 2007 predictions!!!
Players who will not be with the club because of either trade or outright release:
Milton, Conine, Cormeir, Hattenburg, Ross or Valentine, Griffey.
Arroyo and/or Harang will suffer an arm injury which will knock them out for a prolonged period of time.
Narron will start Crosby and Castro for prolongued periods of time - despite a healthy EE and Denorfia.
Homer will see limited major league action. He will not be bombed, but will not be overpoweringly impressive. Despite showings of brilliance, some will consider him a dud.
The first game to go without a game thread will be played in late July.
A beleagured (sp?) Piniella will have a locker room outburst in June which will be played almost daily on ESPN for the next two weeks.
The Central will once again be the weak link. The team which does clinch (my surprise: The Brewers) will do so not because of their brilliance, but because of the rest of the division's incompetence. Ozzie Guillen will once again make a remark about the weakness of the NL, once again pointing at the Central. No one will argue this time.
Bonds will not be healthy enough to pass Aaron.
Clemens will once again sign in the middle of the year. This time, however, he will prove to be a huge disappointment and promtly retire in late September.
Big Mac does not make the Hall.
At least one celebrity will make an embarassing showing while singing Take Me Out To The Ballgame in Wrigley.
One player will have a season-ending injury caused by playing Wii in the clubhouse. Owners will contemplate banning the game.
Selig will do absolutely nothing to help the game.
The Nationals still will not have a proper owner. Nor a proper GM.
Almost every Marlin excepting Ramirez will suffer a serious sophemore slump.
The Yankees will once again fall short, thanks to terrible pitching.