2017 Season Predictions: Corey

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A new season and another chance for me to make some foolish predictions. Spring Training has worn out its welcome once again and we are ready for the 2017 edition of Major League Baseball. The Cubs were able to get the monkey off their backs last year and will now look to avoid another 108 year old championship drought. Do they make it a repeat or will a new team reign supreme? Let’s take a look at my thoughts for the new season.



  1. Boston Red Sox
  2. Toronto Blue Jays*
  3. Tampa Bay Rays
  4. Baltimore Orioles
  5. New York Yankees


  1. Cleveland Indians
  2. Detroit Tigers
  3. Kansas City Royals
  4. Minnesota Twins
  5. Chicago White Sox


  1. Houston Astros
  2. Seattle Mariners*
  3. Texas Rangers
  4. Los Angeles Angels
  5. Oakland Athletics



  1. Washington Nationals
  2. New York Mets*
  3. Atlanta Braves
  4. Philadelphia Phillies
  5. Miami Marlins


  1. Chicago Cubs
  2. St. Louis Cardinals
  3. Pittsburgh Pirates
  4. Milwaukee Brewers
  5. Cincinnati Reds


  1. Los Angeles Dodgers
  2. Colorado Rockies*
  3. San Francisco Giants
  4. Arizona Diamondbacks
  5. San Diego Padres

*Denotes Wild Card teams


Wild Card Games:

Seattle Mariners over Toronto Blue Jays

NY Mets over Colorado Rockies

Division Series:

Cleveland Indians over Seattle Mariners

Boston Red Sox over Houston Astros

Chicago Cubs over NY Mets

LA Dodgers over Washington Nationals


Cleveland Indians over Boston Red Sox

LA Dodgers over Chicago Cubs

World Series:

LA Dodgers over Cleveland Indians

There you have it folks. No need to play the season. Corey Seager and Clayton Kershaw lead the Dodgers on a playoff run to break the hearts of Indians fans for the second year in a row. I think the Cubs have the better team right now but I think the Dodgers make the right trade or two during the season to put them over the top.


  1. Mike Trout
  2. Mookie Betts
  3. Manny Machado


  1. Bryce Harper
  2. Kris Bryant
  3. Yoenis Cespedes

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AL Cy Young

  1. Chris Archer
  2. Yu Darvish
  3. Corey Kluber

NL Cy Young

  1. Clayton Kershaw
  2. Noah Syndergaard
  3. Max Scherzer

AL Rookie of the Year

  1. Andrew Benintendi
  2. Yoan Moncada
  3. Bradley Zimmer

NL Rookie of the Year

  1. Tyler Glasnow
  2. Dansby Swanson
  3. Manny Margot

AL Bold Predictions

  1. Eduardo Rodriguez performs better than reigning Cy Young and teammate Rick Porcello (lower ERA and more Ks)
  2. Nick Castellanos lead the Tigers in home runs with 33.
  3. Little Jose Ramirez drives in 100 runs for the Indians
  4. Mike Zunino leads the Mariners in home runs, not Cano, Cruz or Seager.
  5. The Orioles trio of Manny Machado, Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo out homer the Kansas City Royals team.

NL Bold Predictions

  1. Yoenis Cespedes and Bryce Harper have a mini Sosa-McGwire in the NL East. Each hitting over 40 homers.
  2. Poor Joey Votto, stuck in a rebuild, has the best season of his career slashing .340/.480/.570
  3. Sticking with the Reds, Billy Hamilton and Jose Peraza combine for 140 SBs
  4. Let’s get crazy. Rockies SP Tyler Anderson has a lower ERA than Madison Bumgarner.
  5. Noah Syndergaard hits the 300 Strikeout mark.