How I (TheNaturalMevs) would pick 2008

As part of a preview to get everyone ready for the regular season, we’ll be throwing up some predictions until monday morning so we can look back and see how everyone did at season’s end. Here’s my 2007 predictions, not that bad. Looking back I am not sure why I picked the Red Sox so low last year, but all I can do is try to learn from my mistake. Here’s how I see things shaking out in baseball this year:

American League

AL East:
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles

AL Central:
Detroit Tigers
Cleveland Indians*
Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Royals
Minnesota Twins

AL West:
Seattle Mariners
Los Angeles Angels
Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers

National League

NL East:
New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
Atlanta Braves
Florida Marlins
Washington Nationals

NL Central:
Milwaukee Brewers
Chicago Cubs*
Cincinnati Reds
St. Louis Cardinals
Houston Astros
Pittsburgh Pirates

NL West:
Arizona DiamondBacks
San Diego Padres
Colorado Rockies
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants

*-Denotes Wild Card team

Detroit Tigers over Seattle Mariners
Cleveland Indians over Boston Red Sox
New York Mets over Chicago Cubs
Milwaukee Brewers over Arizona DiamondBacks

Cleveland Indians over Detroit Tigers
New York Mets over Milwaukee Brewers

World Series
Cleveland Indians over New York Mets in 6 games

AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit
NL MVP: Prince Fielder, Milwaukee
AL CY YOUNG: Felix Hernandez, Seattle
NL CY YOUNG: Jake Peavy, San Diego
AL Comeback Player of the Year: Francisco Liriano, Minnesota
NL Comeback Player of the Year: Ben Sheets, Milwaukee
AL Manager of the Year: Eric Wedge, Cleveland
NL Manager of the Year: Ned Yost, Milwaukee
Team that will most resemble the 2007 Colorado Rockies: Milwaukee Brewers
AL Manager first fired/hot-seat: Ozzie Guillen, Chicago White Sox
NL Manager first fired/hot-seat: Bruce Bochy, San Francisco
AL Team Worst Record: Baltimore Orioles
NL Team Worst Record: Pittsburgh Pirates