Ivan’s MLB Predictions
So here are my predictions for the baseball season this year…
AL East – New York Yankees
AL Central – Chicago White Sox
AL West – Oakland Athletics
AL Wild Card – Boston Red Sox
NL East – New York Mets
NL Central – Chicago Cubs
NL West – Arizona Diamnondbacks
NL Wild Card – Cincinnati Reds
American League: I think that the East is by far the toughest division in the Majors, but in the end the Yanks will finish ahead of Boston. Chicago will finish just ahead of Cleveland to win the Central. The A’s will take the West with the help of Holliday and other vets.
National League: The Mets are finally going to finish a season in first. They made the right changes this off season to make it happen. With relievers K-Rod, and J.J. Putz these guys will close out the games to victories instead of blowing them like last year. The Central will probably be the Cubs again, but I see the Reds being strong this year. They’re going to have good starting pitching. The West I see being another close race with the Dodgers, and Giants as well, but the Diamondbacks are taking the West division.
The playoffs and road to the World Series: The Yanks will win the American, in probably what will be another great series between them and the Red Sox. In the NL, the Mets will win the pennant over the Cubs. It’ll be another subway series like from 2000, but this time the Mets will finish on top in seven.