Pretty self explanatory- give these standings a look and comment on who will fail to meet the win expectations or will surpass their projected total.If you feel up to it, explain yourself as well.
The Astros 83 win total that we saw from DQ's post was more generous than the MARCEL influenced number of 79. True, the more conservative win totals of that this projection spat out are pretty much across the board, but teams like the Cards and Cubs declined by only one win. The Brewers on the other hand went from a respectable 84 wins to only 74. The loss of CC Sabathia and most likely Ben Sheets are atop the reasons of why the Brewers should decline this season. Trevor Hoffman actually projects fairly well this year for the Brew Crew though- 25 saves, 3.74 ERA, with 43 strikeouts in 53 innings of work. He could earn up to $7.5 million in 2009 though, probably a little too steep a price for a closer. If Ben Sheets can match innings total that has been predicted for him (173), the Brewers may really regret not signing him.
Tom Tango's MARCEL projections for 2009 can be found here.