MLB PREDICTIONS 2015

MLB PREDICTIONS 2015:

 

AL EAST:  

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.  

 

AL CENTRAL:

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. 

 

AL WEST:  

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. 

 

NL EAST:

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. 

 

NL CENTRAL 

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. 

 

NL WEST 

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.  

 

WILDCARD ROUND

 

Angles def Blue Jays

Marlins def Pirates

 

DIVISION SERIES

 

Angels def Mariners in 4

Tigers def Orioles in 4

 

Nationals def Marlins in 3

Dodgers def Cardinals in 5

 

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

 

Tigers def Angels in 5

Nationals def Dodgers in 6

 

WORLD SERIES 

 

Nationals def Tigers in 5

 

AL MVP

Mike Trout - Angels

 

NL MVP

Giancarlo Stanton - Marlins

 

AL CY YOUNG

Felix Hernandez - Mariners

 

NL CY YOUNG

Madison Bumgarner - Giants

Posted on April 2, 2015 .