And The Winners Are...
Today is the most exciting day of the year as it is opening day for Major League Baseball. Thirty teams all think they have a real chance to hoist this trophy at the seasons end. Twenty-nine of them will be wrong. However, there will now be six teams from each league that will make the playoffs and once in, anything can happen.
So, once again I am prepared to go where no man dares to go, I will predict the final standings, playoffs, and top three awards. Last year I was about as accurate as my dogs picking names from a hat. I think I'll be better this year.
LEAGUE EAST CENTRAL WEST
AL Tampa Bay Chicago Houston
Toronto Minnesota Los Angeles
New York Detroit Seattle
Boston Cleveland Texas
Baltimore Kansas City Oakland
NL Philadelphia St. Louis Los Angeles
Atlanta Milwaukee San Diego
New York Cincinnati Colorado
Washington Pittsburgh San Francisco
Miami Chicago Arizona
AL Tampa #1 seed - Bye Chicago #2 seed - Bye
Los Angeles def. Seattle Houston def. Minnesota
Tampa def. Los Angeles Chicago def. Houston
Chicago def. Tampa
NL Los Angeles #1 seed - Bye Philadelphia #2 seed - Bye
Atlanta def. Milwaukee St. Louis def. San Diego
Los Angeles def. Atlanta Philadelphia def. St. Louis
Philadelphia def. Los Angeles
WS Chicago def. Philadelphia 4-2
LEAGUE ROOKIE MVP CY YOUNG
AL Bobby Witt Jr. Mike Trout Shane Bieber
NL Seiya Suzuki Mookie Betts Walker Buehler
Remember this is only an exhibition, please, no wagering.