I don’t usually do predictions, but I was asked to put some together for an ESPN thing so I figured I might as well post them here… mainly so we can all revel in how wrong they are at the end of the season. Here are my predictions for each division with a blurb about each one.
As we all know, Boston’s Strong. Is that how it goes? At any rate, the gritty BoSox formula works again. The Yanks off-season additions net them a Wild Card berth. Everyone else in the division disappoints.
Detroit barely holds off the upstart Royals and Indians, but overall the whole division is rather mediocre, though the three team race is exciting at the end.
It’s a scrum, but the Angels get back on top, and Texas takes the second Wild Card spot. Oakland barely loses out. Houston gets the first pick again.
Yeah, I’m picking the Braves! They hold off the Nats, who take the Wild Card. Everyone else in the division fades to terrible late in the year, especially Philly.
St. Louis is awesome. Pittsburgh repeats their performance from last year. Cincy and Milwaukee don’t have enough to contend.
Dodgers win the division before the calendar turns to September. Everyone else in the division is just about equally horrid.
And of course, Braves over Yankees in the World Series. Ervin Santana is the WS MVP after 16 innings of shutout pitching… which gets him the big contract he wanted next off-season, from of all teams, the Yankees.