2018 MLB World Series & Awards Predictions

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MLB Awards

NL MVP – 1B Paul Goldschmidt Arizona Diamondbacks

AL MVP – OF George Springer Houston Astros

NL Cy Young – Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers

AL Cy Young – Justin Verlander Houston Astros

NL Rookie of the Year – OF Lewis Brinson Miami Marlins

AL Rookie of the Year – SS Willy Adames Tampa Bay Rays

NL Manager of the Year – Torey Lovullo Arizona Diamondbacks

AL Manager of the Year – Aaron Boone New York Yankees

Postseason Projections

NL Division Winners – Dodgers, Nationals, Cubs

NL Wild Card Winners – Diamondbacks, Cardinals

AL Division Winners – Astros, Yankees, Indians

AL Wild Card Winners – Red Sox, Angels

NLCS – Dodgers over Nationals

ALCS – Yankees over Astros

World Series – Dodgers over Yankees

National League West

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* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. Los Angeles Dodgers

There’s no reason to think that they can’t make another trip to the World Series.

2. Arizona Diamondbacks

If their pitching staff can take another step in the right direction, they could contend for the NL West.

3. Colorado Rockies

They have possibly the best lineup in the National League and that will keep them in Wild Card contention.

4. San Francisco Giants

With all of their offseason moves to fix their lineup, they hope that will keep them out of the cellar.

5. San Diego Padres

By adding Eric Hosmer to a young roster, the Friars hope they can create some magic that Hosmer experienced with the Royals. Continue reading

2017 MLB Division Series Preview

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American League Division Series

New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians

It seems like its been a while since the Yankees have been in the Postseason, but its only been two years. They lost the Wild Card game in 2015, but came out victorious this year. Continue reading

2017 MLB All-Star Teams

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For the 87th year of the Midsummer Classic, baseball turns its sights to Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. This will be the first MLB All-Star game played at the Miami Marlins new ballpark. It was first opened back in 2012. Now every year there is always a lot of discussion and some of it a little dated about how the teams are put together. No system will ever be perfect. Fans don’t always get it right and managers won’t either. The fact that the players are able to vote for participants was a great choice and they know who is deserving. Regardless of who should or shouldn’t be in the game lets just accept that the best players will always be involved one way or another. Here are my all-stars keeping with the rules that every team be represented and a total of 34 players for each league. Continue reading

National League West

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1. Los Angeles Dodgers

They spent money to keep some key players, but others will need bounce back years if they are to be World Series contenders.

2. San Francisco Giants

Shoring up the 9th inning was a priority and they did with the Melancon signing.

3. Colorado Rockies

Their lineup is the best in the division, but their rotation still has too many question marks.

4. Arizona Diamondbacks

They could be sneaky good this year, but after a front office and managerial change that probably won’t be the case this year.

5. San Diego Padres

Once again they will be paying a heavy price for GM A.J. Preller’s over ambitious 2014 offseason. Continue reading