2018 MLB World Series & Awards Predictions

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

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American League East

* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. New York Yankees

With the addition of Stanton, the Bronx Bombers have become more formidable.

2. Boston Red Sox

There’s a nice mix of young talent and veterans to compete for at least a Wild Card spot.

3. Toronto Blue Jays

This looks to be a transition year for the Jays and a lot depends on the health of their best players.

4. Baltimore Orioles

The last hurrah for the current roster with a power driven lineup, but a suspect rotation.

5. Tampa Bay Rays

They dismantled the roster and are preparing another crop of young players for the big leagues. Continue reading “American League East”

2017 MLB Trade Deadline Review

As with past deadline deals these will be highly scrutinized for many years. Instantly we see and decide who got the better end of the deal, but we really won’t know until at least two or three seasons down the road. The only way to know in real time is if the team getting the established major leaguer goes on to win a World Series. Time will tell if that happens this year with the flurry of names (a few marquee ones) being dealt this July. Continue reading “2017 MLB Trade Deadline Review”