Chris Creamer's
2003 Baseball Preview
Predictions Made 3/31/02
    EASTERN DIVISION       
1. 
New York Yankee 105-57
2. 
Boston Red Sox 95-67
3. 
Toronto Blue Jays 89-73
4. Baltimore Orioles 72-90
5. 
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 57-105
    CENTRAL DIVISION       
1.  Chicago White Sox 92-70
2. 
Minnesota Twins 84-78
3.  Cleveland Indains 72-90
4. 
Kansas City Royals 66-96
5. 
Detroit TIgers 62-100

    WESTERN DIVISION        1.  Oakland Athletics 97-65
2. 
Anaheim Angels 96-66
3. 
Seattle Mariners 82-80
4. 
Texas Rangers 80-82

PLAYOFFS
ALDS:
New York Yankees 3 Anaheim Angels 1; Oakland Athletics 3 Chicago White Sox 0
ALCS:
New York Yankees 4 Oakland Athletics 2
   EASTERN  DIVISION           1. Philadelphia Phillies 94-68   
2.
New York Mets 93-69
3.
Atlanta Braves 92-70       
4.
Montreal Expos 75-87
5. Florida Marlins 68-94             
                                                           
   CENTRAL  DIVISION           1. Houston Astors 94-68
2.
St. Louis Cardinals 93-69*    
3.
Chicago Cubs 81-81      
4.
Cincinnati Reds 81-81 
5. Pittsburgh Pirates 67-95
6.
Milwaukee Brewers 59-103      
   WESTERN DIVISION           1. Arizona Diamondbacks 101-61
2. San Francisco Giants 86-76
3.
Los Angeles Dodgers 83-79   4. Colorado Rockies 76-86   
5.
San Diego Padres 65-97
        
PLAYOFFS
NLDS:

Arizona Diamondbacks 3 St. Louis Cardinals 1; Houston Astros 3 Philadlephia Phillies 0
NLCS:
Arizona Diamonbacks 4 Houston Astros 3

World Series
New York Yankees 4
Arizona Diamondbacks 2
LEAGUE LEADERS &
AWARDS
   American League                                                         National League
Ichiro Suzuki Mariners                        Batting Crown                Todd Helton Rockies
Hidecki Matsui Yankees                      HR Leader                        Barry Bonds Giants
Hidecki Matsui Yankees                      RBI Leader                       Sammy Sosa Cubs
Alfonso Soriano Yankees                   SB Leader                        Jaun Pierre Marlins 
Roy Halladay Blue Jays                      Win Leader                       Curt Schilling Diamondbacks
Mike Mussina Yankees                        ERA Leader                     Randy Johnson Dimondbacks
Pedro Martinez Red Sox                     K Leader                           Randy Johnson Diamondbacks
Toronto Blue Jays                                Surprise Team                Philadelphia Phillies
Seattle Mariners                                    Disappointing Team      Atlanta Braves
FrankThomas White Sox                   Comeback Player          Jose Cruz Jr. Giants
Tanyon Sturtze Blue Jays                Comeback Pitcher          David Cone Mets 
Billy Koch Whitte Sox                          Best Acquisition            Jeff Kent Astros
Steve Parris Devil Rays                       Worst Acquisition          Mike Hampton Braves
Mihe Hargrove Orioles                         First Fired                         Bobby Cox Braves
Carlos Tosca Blue Jays                     Manager of The Year     Jimy Williams Astros
Hidecki Matsui Yankees                     Rookie of The Year         Hee Sop Choi Cubs
Billy Koch White Sox                          Saves Leader/Fireman 
Armando Benitez Mets
Hidecki Matsui Yankees                     Hank Aaron Award         Sammy Sosa Cubs
Roy Halladay Blue Jays                     Cy Young                          Randy Johnson Diamondbacks
Hidecki Matsui Yankees                      MVP                                   Jeff Kent Astros
ODDS AND ENDS

300th Win

Roger Clemens - August

500th Homer
Sammy Sosa - Opening Day
Rafael Pameiro - May

Fred McGriff - September
Ken Griffey - 2004

Pete Rose reinstatement week before all-star break

Expos to be relocated to Northern Virginia