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MLB Predictions: 2016



    MLB Predictions: 2016
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    SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 19: Starting pitcher Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers throws during a spring training workout at Surprise Stadium on February 19, 2016 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    For years now, some college buddies and I have sent out our predictions for the upcoming baseball season days before each season begins.

    We pick division winners, wild card teams, miscellaneous individual awards/distinctions and lots of other things, including win totals for our favorite teams.

    Anyway, I know the season began on Sunday, but this list was completed just before Sunday's Pittsburgh-St. Louis game began. Here you go. Enjoy, and feel free to tell me how smart or stupid I am.

    • NL West: Giants, Dodgers, D’Backs, Rockies, Padres
    • NL Central: Cubs, Pirates, Cards, Brewers, Reds
    • NL East: Nats, Mets, Marlins, Phillies, Braves
    • AL West: Rangers, Astros, Mariners, Angels, A’s
    • AL Central: Royals, Indians, Twins, Tigers, White Sox
    • AL East: Yankees, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Rays, Orioles

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    (Published Thursday, March 22, 2018)


    • Wild Card: NL — Dodgers over Pirates; AL — Astros over Blue Jays
    • Division: NLDS — Pirates over Nats
    • NLDS — Cubs over Giants
    • ALDS — Astros over Royals
    • ALDS — Rangers over Yankees
    • League: NLCS — Cubs over Pirates; ALCS — Rangers over Astros
    • World Series — Rangers over Cubs

    Award Winners

    • NL MVP — Andrew McCutchen
    • AL MVP — Carlos Correa
    • NL CY — Clayton Kershaw
    • AL CY — Carlos Carrasco
    • NL ROY — Trevor Story
    • AL ROY — Byron Buxton
    • NL Mgr — Clint Hurdle
    • AL Mgr — Terry Francona
    • NL Comeback — Jose Fernandez
    • AL Comeback — Yu Darvish

    Other Notables

    • First Fired skipper — Buck Showalter
    • Biggest name to be traded — Sonny Gray
    • Most HRs — Bryce Harper
    • First Tommy John — Yordano Ventura
    • Most wins at All-Star break — Nationals
    • All-Star Game SPs — Matt Harvey/Chris Archer
    • Closer with most saves — Ken Giles
    • First team to clinch playoffs — Nationals

    Season Win Predictions

    • Cubs wins — 96
    • Dodgers wins — 87
    • Rangers wins — 91
    • Cards wins — 84
    • Royals wins — 88

    Prediction: Ian Desmond makes All-Star Game as Rangers’ starting center fielder

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    (Published Wednesday, March 8, 2017)