I see that everyone’s already jumped the gun on predictions in the comments of the previous post. So I’ll put it out here:
Predictions for each division:
- NL East: Washington again but its close
- NL Central: Cubs by a fair margin
- NL West: Dodgers by a hair
- NL Wild Cards: I think its San Francisco and the NY Mets again.
I know this is exactly what happened last year … but what has really changed in the NL? Miami is significantly weakened from last year, Philly is still a couple years away, and Atlanta’s rotation looks pretty good … if the year was 2005. I do think Washington holds off the Mets for the division, simply because the Mets’ arms just can’t hold up like ours can.
So, it seems to me we’re going to have precisely the same NLDS again. Us versus the Dodgers. Can we figure out how to beat them this time?
NL Champs: hard to root against the Cubs again.
- AL East: Boston
- AL Central: Cleveland by a lot
- AL West: Houston
- AL Wild Cards: Toronto and Texas
More of the same but some shuffling of the deck chairs. The Orioles take a step back and Houston takes a big step forward.
AL Champs: Cleveland again.
So we have a WS rematch. And this time, Cleveland comes out on top thanks to a couple of untimely injuries with the Cubs (perhaps to their aging pitching squad).