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Alternate Title: “Ya, I know. Predictions aren’t exactly a novel concept when it comes to writing about baseball, but I gotta start back up with something.”

I feel like starting off with an explanation for why I haven’t written in so long isn’t going to do much. This blog has more resurrections than Rasputin and more insincere apologies and promises than a high school relationship. Sorry, but I’ve been busy. I have been working full time and playing in a working band (Johnny Soultrain, check us out if you’re in the Bay Area). Ryan got into and is now attending grad school to go along with working as well. So, this blog has laid dormant. But no longer!

A few weeks ago I got the email asking if I wanted to renew my hosting fee for this domain, and it planted the seed back in my head. Couple that with spring training baseball and preparing for my fantasy draft and the creative juices are flowing again. So, here we are.

I’m going to break this post apart into my by the numbers predictions as well as my choices for the playoffs and major award winners like I did last year. I’ll follow with some predictions for the year and some more “radical” ones as well, which will be linked here when they are posted.

These predictions won’t be the obvious predictions you’ll hear everyone making, or if they are they will be coupled with a not-so obvious follow up. I totally expect some of these to bite me, but I also wouldn’t be surprised to see some of them come to pass. We’ll just have to let time be the judge. So with no further ado, here are my by the numbers predictions. Playoff teams are in bold.

 

Predictions for the 2015 Season

 

AL East

Baltimore Orioles 92-70

Toronto Blue Jays 91-71

Boston Red Sox 78-84

New York Yankees 78-84

Tampa Bay Rays 70-92

 

AL Central

Cleveland Indians 90-72

Kansas City Royals 85-77

Chicago White Sox 84-78

Detroit Tigers 80-82

Minnesota Twins 71-91

 

AL West

Seattle Mariners 95-67

Los Angeles Angels 89-73

Oakland Athletics 87-75

Houston Astros 79-83

Texas Rangers 70-92

 

NL East

Washington Nationals 99-63

Miami Marlins 85-77

New York Mets 83-79

Atlanta Braves 73-89

Philadelphia Phillies 69-92

 

NL Central

Pittsburg Pirates 94-72

St. Louis Cardinals 84-78

Milwaukee Brewers 83-79

Cincinnati Reds 82-80

Chicago Cubs 77-85

 

NL West

Los Angeles Dodgers 97-65

San Diego Padres 82-80

San Francisco Giants 81-81

Colorado Rockies 79-83

Arizona Diamondbacks 77-85

 

Playoffs

 

Angels over Blue Jays. Marlins over Cardinals.

 

Orioles over Indians. Mariners over Angels. Dodgers over Pirates. Nationals over Marlins.

 

Mariners over Orioles. Nationals over Dodgers.

 

Mariners over Nationals in 6 games.

 

AL MVP: Mike Trout

NL MVP: Giancarlo Stanton

 

AL Cy Young: Chris Sale

NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw

 

AL Rookie of the Year: Dalton Pompey

NL Rookie of the Year: Joc Pederson

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