Thursday, March 22, 2012
If you have seen the most recent issue of Sports Illustrated, it is pretty clear they are not high on this year’s White Sox team. The magazine has us winning 67 games, losing 95 and coming in dead last in the division, 26 games behind the Detroit Tigers.
Fortunately, championships are not won based on preseason predictions. If that were the case, the San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox would have met in the World Series – that was the magazine’s prediction last year. In reality, they were just two of the six teams pegged for the 2011 postseason by SI that did not make the playoffs. Not only did they miss on 75% of their playoff picks (Boston, Colorado, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Oakland, Minnesota), but four of those teams finished under .500 last year.
While preseason predictions are going to be written in every publication, it’s clear, based on even the most recent evidence, they are nothing to get worked up over.
I ran across a few things online that I found interesting earlier today. Take a look/listen and let me know what you think.