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SI's 2009 MLB Scouting Reports

Click on the team names below for preseason analysis and insight from our SI writers and find out how your favorite team (and your dreaded rival) will fare in 2009.

How They'll Finish
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East
  Team W L GB
1 New York <a href=Yankees" title="New York Yankees"/>New York Yankees 97 65 --
2 Boston <a href=Red Sox" title="Boston Red Sox"/>Boston Red Sox 96 66 1
3 <a href=Rays" title="Tampa Bay Rays"/>Tampa Bay Rays 90 72 7
4 Baltimore <a href=Orioles" title="Baltimore Orioles"/>Baltimore Orioles 80 82 17
5 <a href=Blue Jays" title="Toronto Blue Jays"/>Toronto Blue Jays 79 83 18
Central
1 Minnesota <a href=Twins" title="Minnesota Twins"/>Minnesota Twins 85 77 --
2 Cleveland <a href=Indians" title="Cleveland Indians"/>Cleveland Indians 82 80 3
3 Chicago <a href=White Sox" title="Chicago White Sox"/>Chicago White Sox 79 83 6
4 Detroit <a href=Tigers" title="Detroit Tigers"/>Detroit Tigers 77 85 8
5 Kansas City <a href=Royals" title="Kansas City Royals"/>Kansas City Royals 74 88 11
 
West
1 Los Angeles <a href=Angels" title="Los Angeles Angels"/>Los Angeles Angels 86 76 --
2 Oakland <a href=Athletics" title="Oakland Athletics"/>Oakland Athletics 81 81 5
3 Texas <a href=Rangers" title="Texas Rangers"/>Texas Rangers 73 89 13
4 Seattle <a href=Mariners" title="Seattle Mariners"/>Seattle Mariners 69 93 17
 
NATIONAL LEAGUE
East
  Team W L GB
1 New York <a href=Mets" title="New York Mets"/>New York Mets 92 70 --
2 Philadelphia <a href=Phillies" title="Philadelphia Phillies"/>Philadelphia Phillies 89 73 3
3 Atlanta <a href=Braves" title="Atlanta Braves"/>Atlanta Braves 84 78 8
4 Florida <a href=Marlins" title="Florida Marlins"/>Florida Marlins 77 85 15
5 Washington <a href=Nationals" title="Washington Nationals"/>Washington Nationals 70 92 22
Central
1 Chicago <a href=Cubs" title="Chicago Cubs"/>Chicago Cubs 93 69 --
2 Milwaukee <a href=Brewers" title="Milwaukee Brewers"/>Milwaukee Brewers 84 78 9
3 St. Louis <a href=Cardinals" title="St. Louis Cardinals"/>St. Louis Cardinals 82 80 11
4 Cincinnati <a href=Reds" title="Cincinnati Reds"/>Cincinnati Reds 80 82 13
5 Houston <a href=Astros" title="Houston Astros"/>Houston Astros 70 92 23
6 Pittsburgh <a href=Pirates" title="Pittsburgh Pirates"/>Pittsburgh Pirates 64 98 29
West
1 Los Angeles <a href=Dodgers" title="Los Angeles Dodgers"/>Los Angeles Dodgers 88 74 --
2 Arizona <a href=Diamondbacks" title="Arizona Diamondbacks"/>Arizona Diamondbacks 87 75 1
3 San Francisco <a href=Giants" title="San Francisco Giants"/>San Francisco Giants 77 85 11
4 Colorado <a href=Rockies" title="Colorado Rockies"/>Colorado Rockies 76 86 12
5 San Diego <a href=Padres" title="San Diego Padres"/>San Diego Padres 69 93 19
Playoff Predictions
AMERICAN LEAGUE   NATIONAL LEAGUE
Division Series Championship Series World Series Championship Series Division Series
Yankees       Cubs
Twins       Phillies
  Yankees Mets Win Cubs  
  Angels Angels Mets  
Angels       Mets
Red Sox       Dodgers

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