Assuming that baseball dosen't contract, these are how I think 2002 will unfold. AL East 1. Yankees: Another Year, Another pennant. 2. Red Sox: With Pedro? Sure. Without Pedro? well... 3. Blue Jays: Best (and quite possibly only) team in Canada. 4. Orioles: Cal and brady are gone. So are the team's chances for immedeate success (which probably wouldn't have existed WITH Cal) 5. Devil Rays: You mean to tell me that these guys were not on the possible contraction candadate list? AL Central 1. Indians: Cheif Wahoo MUST be smilling after all these pennants. Now for that ring... 2. Twins: All depends on weather or not the team will exist in 2002. 3. White Sox: Did Frank Thomas retire yet? 4. Royals: Love their ballpark. that's about all i have to say here. 5. Tigers: (See Royals note) AL West 1. Mariners: Ichiro. 'Nuff said. 2. Rangers: Lucky they didn't go bankrupt after getting ARod 3. Athetics: These guys need Jason Giambi to compete. 4. Angels: (See Tigers note) AL Wild Card: Red Sox* NL East 1. Mets: This will be tight from April to September. Anyone could win. 2. Braves: (See Mets note) 3. Phillies: (See Braves note) 4. Marlins: Will we even see the fishes in 2002? 5. Expos: No comment NL Central 1. Cardinals: Mac's gone, but Pujols fills that gap. 2. Astros: Still trying to figure out how to get to round two. 3. Cubs: Sosa's 4th 60 home run season. Mark it down. 4. Brewers: They could make a run for it. Just hope they don't strikeout trying (pun intended). 5. Pirates: (See Angels Note) 6. Reds: I think this will be their last year at Cinergy (new ballpark (in CINCINNATI)) NL West 1.Diamondbacks: Johnson+Schilling=hitter's worst nightmare 2. Dodgers: Was last year's run just a fluke? 3. Giants: If Bonds comes back, these guys will in second place. 4. Rockies: (See Pirates note) 5. Padres: It's going to be a long year in San Diego. NL Wild card: Astros World Series winner: Yankees (again) These predictions all depend on weather or not baseball contracts. If baseball contracts, players like Vladimir Gurerro will be on another team, affecting the race in that division. I know some of you might disagree with my standings. Fell free to express your views of 2002.