Scouting Reports

April 04, 2004

How We Rank Them

1. Chicago Cubs
2. New York Yankees
3. Boston Red Sox
4. Houston Astros
5. Philadelphia Phillies
6. Oakland Athletics
7. Anaheim Angels
8. Arizona Diamondbacks
9. Seattle Mariners
10. Toronto Blue Jays
11. San Francisco Giants
12. Minnesota Twins
13. Florida Marlins
14. Atlanta Braves
15. San Diego Padres
16. St. Louis Cardinals
17. Chicago White Sox
18. Kansas City Royals
19. Baltimore Orioles
20. Los Angeles Dodgers
21. Montreal Expos
22. New York Mets
23. Cleveland Indians
24. Cincinnati Reds
25. Texas Rangers
26. Colorado Rockies
27. Tampa Bay Devil Rays
28. Milwaukee Brewers
29. Detroit Tigers
30. Pittsburgh Pirates

How They'll Finish (OVERALL RANK IN PARENTHESES)

NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE

EAST EAST
1. Phillies (5) 1. Yankees (2)
2. Marlins (13) 2. Red Sox* (3)
3. Braves (14) 3. Blue Jays (10)
4. Expos (21) 4. Orioles (19)
5. Mets (22) 5. Devil Rays (27)

CENTRAL CENTRAL
1. Cubs (1) 1. Twins (12)
2. Astros* (4) 2. White Sox (17)
3. Cardinals (16) 3. Royals (18)
4. Reds (24) 4. Indians (23)
5. Brewers (28) 5. Tigers (29)
6. Pirates (30)

WEST WEST
1. Diamondbacks (8) 1. Athletics (6)
2. Giants (11) 2. Angels (7)
3. Padres (15) 3. Mariners (9)
4. Dodgers (20) 4. Rangers (25)
5. Rockies (26)

*wild-card team

Playoff Predictions

NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE

DIVISION SERIES DIVISION SERIES
Cubs over Diamondbacks Yankees over Twins
Astros over Phillies Red Sox over Athletics

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Cubs over Astros Yankees over Red Sox

World Series
Cubs over Yankees

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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN BIEVER WINDY CITY WARS The crosstown rival Cubs and White Sox (here, at Wrigley last June) square off six times in interleague play thisseason, the first three on the South Side on June 25-27.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)