MLB PREDICTIONS 2015:
Orioles 87-75 Healthy Wieters and Machado ease loss of Cruz. Rotation is better than you think
Blue Jays 86-76 Losing Stroman for season hurts, but Jays sneak into Wildcard with bats.
Red Sox 80-82 Popular pick to take division will hit well, but that rotation is godawful.
Rays 77-85 That rotation is still really good. The bats are still really not.
Yankees 74-88 This team is old, injury-prone, and lacking in talent. Period.
Tigers 89-73 Even with an aging Martinez and Cabrera, still the team to beat in the Central
White Sox 84-78 Savvy offseason moves addressing needs puts southsiders just short of playoffs
Indians 83-79 A legitimately talented team that is just a few pieces short.
Royals 81-81 KC brass follows up World Series appearance with...letting talent walk and no big signings.
Twins 69-93 The prospects are developing, but a few more woeful years are in the cards for Minnesota.
Mariners 90-72 Cruz and Jackson the missing pieces. Oh yeah, and they have some guy named "Felix Hernandez" too
Angels 87-75 Don't get me wrong, Trout's a stud, but Hamilton and Wilson are a mess, and Richards is hurt.
Astros 79-83 Young pitching is legit. Young bats are getting there. This is what progress looks like.
Rangers 70-92 The injury bug strikes again: Darvish out for the year on an already thin rotation.
Athletics 69-93 I think Billy Bean's a genius. With that said, I have no idea what he was doing in the offseason.
Nationals 102-60 The last guy who doesn't make the rotation on this team could be an ace elsewhere. They are that good.
Marlins 87-75 Stanton/Ozuna/Yellich might be best young outfield in baseball.
Mets 73-89 If you believe Mets pitching is going to stay healthy I have ocean front property in Kansas I will sell you.
Braves 70-92 Plunging headlong into rebuilding mode. Wise choice, but makes for painful season.
Phillies 64-98 Just now dipping toes in rebuilding process they should have started 4 years ago.
Cardinals 89-73 Cards continue to churn out competitive teams every year. Ho-hum.
Pirates 88-72 Great bats and just-enough pitching to get into the wildcard round again.
Cubs 83-79 My beloved Cubs will be better, but temper expectations; depending on prospects a recipe for disappointment.
Reds 83-79 They will be better simply due to 3 quarters of their lineup not being on the DL this year.
Brewers 76-86 Better than record would suggest, but stuck in a now-stacked division.
Dodgers 92-70 The only thing holding them back is the back half of their rotation.
Padres 86-76 New faces lead to more success...just not quite enough for October baseball
Giants 84-78 Champs take their odd-year hiatus. This time because of missing bats and aging arms.
Rockies 76-86 There are some crazy good hitters on this team, but their pitching is the worst in baseball
Diamondbacks 71-91 The desert will be a lonely place again this summer.
Angles def Blue Jays
Marlins def Pirates
Angels def Mariners in 4
Tigers def Orioles in 4
Nationals def Marlins in 3
Dodgers def Cardinals in 5
Tigers def Angels in 5
Nationals def Dodgers in 6
Nationals def Tigers in 5
Mike Trout - Angels
Giancarlo Stanton - Marlins
AL CY YOUNG
Felix Hernandez - Mariners
NL CY YOUNG
Madison Bumgarner - Giants