I Still Don’t Have the Almanac from “Back to the Future”

It’s prediction time!  I can’t do any worse that last year in the awards department (Tim Lincecum and Matt Moore for Cy Young, anyone?), but I did do pretty well in predicting playoff teams.  You can hear all of our predictions for over/under win totals on this weeks podcast.  Here, it’s time for full division, playoffs, and awards predictions.

Division Standings

American League

East: Rays, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Yankees, Orioles

Central: Tigers, Indians, Royals, White Sox, Twins

West: Angels, Rangers, Athletics, Mariners, Astros

National League

East: Braves, Nationals, Phillies, Mets, Marlins

Central: Reds, Cardinals, Pirates, Brewers, Cubs

West: Giants, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Padres, Rockies

Playoffs

American League Wild Card: Blue Jays over Rangers

American League Division Series: Rays over Blue Jays, Tigers over Angels

American League Championship Series: Rays over Tigers

National League Wild Card: Nationals over Dodgers

National League Division Series: Nationals over Reds, Braves over Giants

National League Championship Series: Braves over Nationals

World Series:

Braves over Rays (I know this is completely biased)

Awards

Most Valuable Player

American League: Mike Trout (In the running: Miguel Cabrera, Albert Pujols, Robinson Cano, Evan Longoria, Jose Reyes, and Adrian Beltre)

National League: Jason Heyward (In the running: Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Buster Posey, Matt Kemp, Ryan Braun, Andrew McCutchen, and Martin Prado)

Cy Young

American League: Justin Verlander (In the running: Yu Darvish, R.A. Dickey, David Price, Chris Sale, and Felix Hernandez)

National League: Stephen Strasburg (In the running: Clayton Kershaw, Craig Kimbrel, Cliff Lee, Madison Bumgarner, Adam Wainwright, Mat Latos)

Rookie of the Year

American League: Dan Straily (In the running: Wil Myers, Jackie Bradley, Aaron Hicks, Jurickson Profar, Mike Olt, Bruce Rondon, and Hiroyuki Nakajima)

National League: Julio Teheran (In the running: Jedd Gyorko, Shelby Miller, Yasiel Puig, Kyuji Fujikawa, Evan Gattis and Adam Eaton)

Those are my predictions for the 2013 MLB season!  What are yours?  Let us know in the comments or tweet me using the link below!

-Bryan Mapes (@IAmMapes)

 

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