2019 MLB World Series & Awards Predictions

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MLB Awards

NL MVP – 1B Paul Goldschmidt – St. Louis Cardinals

AL MVP – OF Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels

NL Cy Young – Aaron Nola – Philadelphia Phillies

AL Cy Young – Gerrit Cole – Houston Astros

NL Rookie of the Year – OF Victor Robles – Washington Nationals

AL Rookie of the Year – OF Eloy Jimenez – Chicago White Sox

NL Manager of the Year – Craig Counsell – Milwaukee Brewers

AL Manager of the Year – Rocco Baldelli – Minnesota Twins

Postseason Projections

NL Division Winners – Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers

NL Wild Card Winners – Colorado Rockies, St. Louis Cardinals

AL Division Winners – Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians

AL Wild Card Winners – Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins

NLCS – Dodgers over Brewers

ALCS – Yankees over Astros

World Series – Dodgers over Yankees in 6 games

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American League East

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* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. New York Yankees

Armed with the deepest bullpen in baseball, they’ll look to unseat the defending champion Red Sox.

2. Boston Red Sox

Not having an established closer could put a damper on any talk of repeating as World Series champions.

3. Tampa Bay Rays

Their pitching depth knows no bounds, but they essentially hit the reset button on their lineup.

4. Toronto Blue Jays

The rebuild north of the border is in full swing. Lots of intriguing prospects will be making their debuts shortly.

5. Baltimore Orioles

A repeat of last years 115-loss season is all they have to look forward to.

Player to Watch: OF Mookie Betts – Boston Red Sox

Best Acquisition: P Charlie Morton – Tampa Bay Rays

New Kid on the Block: 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Toronto Blue Jays Continue reading

2018 World Series Preview

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Normally when a team from Boston meets a team from Los Angeles for a title series, it involves the Celtics and the Lakers in the NBA. This time will be a bit different in that it’s never happened in baseball. Well, technically it did when the Red Sox played the Brooklyn Robins (affiliated with the now LA Dodgers) in the 1916 World Series, but we will overlook that for now. Boston looks to win their fourth World Series in the last 15 seasons and the Dodgers have returned hoping to remedy their 7-game series defeat from last years World Series. Continue reading