April 01, 2007
PhD: A Big Season In The Bronx
Bruce Bukiet, PhD, an associate professor of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), is forecasting the Yankees to win 110 games this season. Click here to read about it.
Most Yankees fans are expecting around 95 to 100 wins for the team this year. So, I suppose, with a few breaks, the Yankees could come close to Bukiet's prediction.
Posted by Steve Lombardi at April 1, 2007 09:01 AM
With our pitching, 110 wins would take 1100 runs. It would mean excellent years from everyone, 90 HRs from Arod and Giambi, and Posada starting 135 games.
I think with a great year we could hit 100 wins, but 110? I think Bruce had some trouble carrying a 1.
The Jays are overvalued. I look at their roster and see essentially the same team as last year. Maybe, if they're lucky, Halladay, Chacin, and Burnett stay healthy for the duration - but I doubt it. Boston has made significant improvments, and the Yankees have at worst stayed about the same. So I just don't see how Toronto finishes ahead of either one.