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Posted: Tuesday March 31, 2009 2:40PM; Updated: Wednesday April 1, 2009 2:04PM

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 YankeesNew York Yankees 97 65 --
2 Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox 96 66 1
3 RaysTampa Bay Rays 90 72 7
4 Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles 80 82 17
5 Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays 79 83 18
Central
1 Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins 85 77 --
2 Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians 82 80 3
3 Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox 79 83 6
4 Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers 77 85 8
5 Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals 74 88 11
 
West
1 Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels 86 76 --
2 Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics 81 81 5
3 Texas RangersTexas Rangers 73 89 13
4 Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners 69 93 17
 
NATIONAL LEAGUE
East
  Team W L GB
1 New York MetsNew York Mets 92 70 --
2 Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies 89 73 3
3 Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves 84 78 8
4 Florida MarlinsFlorida Marlins 77 85 15
5 Washington NationalsWashington Nationals 70 92 22
Central
1 Chicago CubsChicago Cubs 93 69 --
2 Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers 84 78 9
3 St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals 82 80 11
4 Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds 80 82 13
5 Houston AstrosHouston Astros 70 92 23
6 Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates 64 98 29
West
1 Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers 88 74 --
2 Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks 87 75 1
3 San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants 77 85 11
4 Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies 76 86 12
5 San Diego PadresSan 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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