Got to this sooner than I thought I would.
The other contest we had was the one to predict the starting pitching breakdown for the 2011 Jays.
First, here's how the starts were actually allocated:
For the results... Most people made the same kinds of mistakes. We all tended to overestimate Cecil, and most of us did the same with Drabek and Litsch. Marc Rzepczynski didn't get a single start but most of us thought he'd be a mainstay in the rotation. We didn't see Alvarez coming, and we blew off Villanueva and Reyes. Really it's surprising we did as well as we did.
One problem was that a couple of entries said, "...and X number of starts for other people I'm not going to bother to list!" I decided to treat them as "someone currently outside the organization", which in practice meant "nobody", because everyone who made a start for the '11 Jays was in the organization in spring training.
Here's how we did.
Matthew E 109 (I think this is the best I've ever done in one of these things)
Dan Gordon 108
John Northey 107
Jonny German 106
Mick Doherty 104
Mike Green 96
bpoz 94 (but one of the only two who predicted any starts at all for Henderson Alvarez!)
Timbuck2 92 (the other Alvarez guesser)
Gabriel's ballot was:
onecent's guesses were:
Congratulations to the both of them.
I said in the comments to the third-base results article that I didn't think third base to be fruitful ground for such a contest this year. Really it'd be just a prediction of whether Lawrie was going to get hurt and how much. I prefer the idea of a prediction thread for starts in left field.
But the starting pitching one is perennially good; there's always some dispute about how that's going to break down. Do you want a new thread for that or just put it in here?