Everyone else is making MLB predictions, so I might as well too.
(*- Denotes wild card teams)
- Tampa Bay Rays – Good pitching and defense, but some questions on offense.
- *Toronto Blue Jays – Big splash offseason. Still no slam dunk.
- New York Yankees – Great pitching. Lots of injuries and lineup holes.
- Baltimore Orioles – Lucky last season. Improved though. Should be about the same.
- Boston Red Sox – Spent a lot of money without getting much better.
- Detroit Tigers – Rich got richer. Top to bottom best team in AL.
- Chicago White Sox – Need to stay healthy, but have solid pitching.
- Kansas City Royals – Up and coming. High ceiling/low floor.
- Cleveland Indians – Solid signings. Still too many questions.
- Minnesota Twins – Long way to go to get back. Time to rebuild?
- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – Amazing lineup. Pitching questions.
- *Texas Rangers – Underrated offseason. A bit on the decline.
- Oakland A’s – Typical A’s offseason. Not a lot of key losses.
- Seattle Mariners – Astros keeping them from worst AL record.
- Houston Astros – Look out in 2016. Until then…
- Washington Nationals – Full season of Strasburg is huge. Best in NL.
- *Atlanta Braves – Great lineup. Potential for great pitching.
- Philadelphia Phillies – Should be better, but keep aging.
- New York Mets – Can thank the Marlins for keeping them out of last.
- Miami Marlins – Could be historically bad.
- Cincinnati Reds – Well rounded. Votto might be best hitter in baseball.
- St. Louis Cardinals – Aging lineup. Health questions.
- Milwaukee Brewers – High ceiling team with a lot of questions.
- Pittsburgh Pirates – Not quite ready to take the leap.
- Chicago Cubs – Growing, but still bad.
- San Francisco Giants – Elite pitching staff. Top 5 player in Posey.
- *Los Angeles Dodgers – Lots of hype. Could bust if things don’t break right.
- Arizona Diamondbacks – Underrated pitching staff. No lineup standouts.
- Colorado Rockies – Solid lineup, but as always questions in rotation.
- San Diego Padres – Decent all around, but still growing.
Tigers over Angels – Could be high scoring.
Nationals over Giants – Should be an epic series.
Tigers over Nationals – Tigers rotation is just too good.
Five Crazy Predictions
- The Tigers are the first team to win 106 games since the 2001 Seattle Mariners
- Stolen bases take off and someone steals 80 for the first time since 1988.
- At least three teams lose 100 games.
- Both the Yankees and Red Sox miss the playoffs for first time since 1997.
- Tampa sweeps the AL awards (MVP-Longoria, Cy-David Price, ROTY-Will Myers).