Thursday, March 27, 2008

ESPN Writers don't believe in the Phillies

ESPN has been making their baseball predictions this week, and they have given very little love to the Phillies. Here is the predicted order of finish for the big three teams in the NL East, according to these five ESPN experts:

Jayson Stark: Braves, Mets, Phillies
Tim Kurkjian: Mets, Phillies, Braves
Buster Olney: Braves, Mets, Phillies
Keith Law: Mets, Braves, Phillies
Steve Phillips: Mets, Braves, Phillies

Everyone agrees that the Mets, Phillies and Braves will be battling all season for the top of the division, but not one of them thinks the Phillies will actually repeat as NL East Champs? Plus, only Kurkjian thinks the Phils will even be the Wild Card winner. At least they all agree that the Phillies have the best lineup in the National League, but we all knew that already.

Good thing none of these preseason predictions mean anything.

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