The Padres have made a ton of moves and you have to wonder if the moves will lead them to the playoffs or if it will be a total bust. It’s hard to believe they miss the playoffs with the roster they have put together, but it’s a long season and a lot of things have to go their way.
Last year the Royals made a run that many didn’t think was possible and they lost the World Series to the Giants. Can either team get back into the playoffs? It’s going to be tough.
Here are my predictions of each division, the playoffs, World Series and awards.
1. Red Sox
4. Blue Jays
4. White Sox
* – Wildcard team
AL Wildcard: Angels over Royals
ALDS: Mariners over Angels, Red Sox over Indians
ALCS: Mariners over Red Sox
NL Wildcard: Dodgers over Pirates
NLDS: Nationals over Dodgers, Cardinals over Padres
NLCS: Nationals over Cardinals
World Series: Nationals over Mariners
Cy Young: AL – Felix Hernandex, NL – Clayton Kershaw
MVP: AL – Mike Trout, NL – Giancarlo Stanton
Rookie: AL – Francisco Lindor, NL – Kris Bryant
At the end of the season I’ll revisit this to find out where I was way off, where I was close and I will gloat if I was right about anything.
It’s baseball season, friends!
Happy Opening Day!