Predictions are predictably wrong. But just in case we can get them right, it’s fun to go back and look at what you thought. These are not based on simulations or modeling which is probably the best way to do things. If you want those, there are plenty of places that do that. The best thing about my predictions is that you know they came from the guy who picked the Angels to make the World Series…and the Blue Jays to win the AL East. What can I say? I guess I’m a sucker for the higher priced things in life. (Side note: No way can I get on board with paying a portly slugger $30M when he’s 41.)
Without further ado, here is what I think will happen during the 2014 season:
I have the Nationals and Reds meeting up in the Queen City for the wild card matchup with the Nationals throwing Stephen Strasburg and winning.
I have the Dodgers falling short again to the Cardinals in the NLCS to make their second World Series in a row. These two staffs are really good, but I see the Cardinals as the better staff overall – and that will prove the difference.
I think the Red Sox and A’s match up in the wild card with Sonny Gray putting his big boy pants on and shutting down Boston.
The Yankees will somehow beat the Tigers in the ALCS and get back to the place they seemingly were every year.
That trip will be short lived however as the Cardinals will win the World Series this year. I hate this as a Reds fan and hopefully I will jinx them by picking them (I won’t). Let’s say it will take 7 games to add some drama in my life.
AL MVP – Mike Trout. He’s the best player and he’ll finally get over the Miggy hump.
NL MVP –
Ryan Braun Bryce Harper – The story becomes Harper vs. Trout. He’s looked jacked this spring and has all the skills in the world.
AL Cy Young – Justin Verlander. I know the trend is down, but with much of the top pitching in the NL I think he’s got a shot.
NL Cy Young – Stephen Strasburg. If he’s healthy and dealing I think he is on Kershaw’s level. Voters like new faces.
I almost had my son randomly pick teams for this as it might be as accurate. That post might be coming up soon.