Friday, April 3, 2015

2015 Major League Baseball Predictions!

The 2015 Major League Baseball season is now here! The long, arduous winter that saw snow up to our knees has now passed, the weather is improving and a new year of diamond thrills is finally here. Take a listen to my baseball preview here on BlogTalk Radio with Michael Baron of MetsBlog and Doug Rush of Sports Media 101. CLICK HERE.

Below are my predicted 2015 Baseball Standings:

AL East
W
L
PCT
GB
Well?
Baltimore
90
72
.556
---
 O's have better pitching to repeat.
Boston
85
77
.524
5
 Poor starting pitching will be issue.
New York
84
78
.519
6
 Age and health brings them down.
Toronto
75
87
.463
15
 Choked big in '14; don't trust them.
Tampa Bay
69
93
.426
21
 Rebuilding big time after Madden left.

AL Central
W
L
PCT
GB
Well?
Detroit
91
71
.562
---
 It's now or never for Tigers to win the series. 
Cleveland
87
75
.537
4
 In a crazy central they take 2nd.
Kansas City
82
80
.506
9
 Too many teams will gun for them this year. 
Chicago
79
83
.488
12
 Don't trust Ventura to lead the troops.
Minnesota
68
94
.420
23
 Still rebuilding, sorry Mauer. 

AL West
W
L
PCT
GB
Well?
Seattle
92
70
.568
---
 Perhaps the best in the A.L. 
Anaheim
89
73
.549
3
 Old in spots, but still dangerous.
Oakland
86
76
.531
6
 Watch out for the pesky A's.
Texas
76
86
.469
16
 Rebuilding, but can pitch.
Houston
70
92
.432
22
 These guys are just rebuilding.

NL East
W
L
PCT
GB
Well?
Washington
95
67
.586
---
 On paper the best in the N.L.
Miami
84
78
.519
11
 Young team on the rise.
New York
82
80
.506
13
 Lots of hype, can they live up to it? 
Atlanta
77
85
.475
18
 Eyes are on 2017 and new stadium.
Philadelphia
70
92
.432
25
 Still can't get rid of bad contracts.

NL Central
W
L
PCT
GB
Well?
St. Louis
93
69
.574
---
 The Cards are still the Cards
Pittsburgh
90
72
.556
3
 The Pirates are a solid wild card team.
Chicago
80
82
.493
13
 Like the Mets, lots of hype, can they live up? 
Milwaukee
78
84
.481
15
 Not sure if they are ready to compete.
Cincinnati
71
91
.438
22
 This team is still dangerous. 


NL West
W
L
PCT
GB
Well?
Los Angeles
93
69
.574
---
 Will miss Hanley, but still best in West.
San Francisco
88
74
.543
5
 Aging rotation is problem for champs.
San Diego
78
84
.481
15
 Read Mets and Cubs.
Arizona
76
86
.469
17
 Not ready at all yet. 
Colorado
67
95
.414
26
 Tulo and Car Go are gone-zo! 

Playoffs

Wild Card Games: 
Pirates over Giants; Angles over Indians

ALDS
Mariners over Angles; Tigers over Orioles

NLDS
Nationals over Pirates; Cardinals over Dodgers

ALCS
Mariners over Tigers

NLCS 
Cardinals over Nationals

World Series
Cardinals VS. Mariners 

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