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On The Record: MLB Season Predictions

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Meet your 2014 AL MVP, Prince Fielder.

Every year, some buddies and I get together and predict what's going to happen in the upcoming baseball season. And with Opening Day being today (not last week in Australia), you should get your own predictions in order before that first game of the day begins. So here we go — division winners, individual award winners and everything else under the sun. Enjoy.

(predict order) 
NL WEST- LAD, SF, SDG, ARI, COL
NL CENTRAL- STL, PIT, CIN, MIL, CHC
NL EAST- WAS, ATL, NYM, MIA, PHI
AL WEST- TEX, OAK, SEA, LAA, HOU
AL CENTRAL- DET, KC, CLE, CHW, MIN
AL EAST- TB, NYY, BOS, BAL, TOR

Wildcard Winners

(predict winner and loser of wc game)
NL- PIT over SF
AL- BOS over NYY

Playoff Predictions:
NL Divisional- LAD over PIT
NL Divisional- STL over WAS
AL Divisional- DET over BOS

AL Divisional- TEX over TB
NLCS- LAD over STL
ALCS- DET over TEX
World Series- LAD over DET

Postseason Awards
NL MVP- Yadier Molina
AL MVP- Prince Fielder


NL Cy Young- Clayton Kershaw
AL Cy Young- Yu Darvish
NL ROY- Javier Baez
AL ROY- Yordano Ventura
NL Manager of Year- Don Mattingly
AL Manager of Year- Ron Washington
NL Comeback Player- can't think of one, so I'll go with my default: Manny Ramirez
AL Comeback Player- Joakim Soria
Misc Predictions
First Manager to get fired- Mike Scioscia

Biggest name to be traded- Giancarlo Stanton
Player with most HRs- Prince Fielder
Someone linked to steroids for first time - Albert Pujols
First pitcher to require Tommy John surgery -- Jered Weaver
Most wins at All-Star break – Tigers
AL All-star game starter – Yu Darvish
NL All-star game starter-  Clayton Kershaw
Closer with most saves -- Craig Kimbrel
First team to clinch playoff spot- Tigers
How many wins for Astros – 67
How many wins for Cubs-- 73
How many wins for Dodgers-- 97
How many wins for Rangers -- 88
How many wins for Cardinals-- 92

BOLD PREDICTION(s): The Rangers have three players with 40 steals; Billy Hamilton spends most of the season in the minors because he just isn't very good; Jose Abreu sets a rookie home run record.

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