MLB 2013 Predictions
Dodgers – Kershaw leads the way and new additions Gonzalez, Ramirez, and Beckett return to old form.
Giants – Replicate formula with improved Lincecum &even better Bumgarner. (Wild Card)
D-Backs – Gritty style of play and superb pitching and defense kept the team competitive all year.
Padres – Headley proves 2012 was no joke, and Alonso enjoys moved in home run fence.
Rockies – Tulo and Gonzalez combine for 65 HRs, and 40 SBs, and Pomeranz shows promise.
Reds – Votto crushes the ball and stays healthy, Cueto and Bruce continue to improve.
Cardinals – Wainwright back to old form, Craig outshines Beltran, and same old Holliday.
Pirates – Roster depth and contributions from younger players help McCutchen and Pirates over .500
Brewers – Surprisingly good pitching rotations keeps Braun and Brewers in most games.
Cubs – Samardzjia takes a step forward, Garza and Soriano go for prospects and hope for better days.
Nationals – Pitching dominates, Strasburg hits 200 IPs, Bullpen is best in the league.
Braves – Outfield combines for 80 HRs, 300 RBIs, Minor and Medlen shine. (Wild Card)
Phillies – The old core Utley, &Howard prove healthy, and strong pitching keeps them close.
Mets – Youngsters Wheeler, D’Arnaud, and Harvey join with Wright for hopes of the future.
Marlins – Stanton crushed 50 Homeruns but not enough to carry team to .500 record.
Rangers – Hamilton isn’t missed, roster depth and steps forward from Darvish and Holland propel team.
Athletics – Coliseum benefits Parker, Griffin, & Anderson. Cespedes hits 30HRs.(Wild Card)
Angels – Big numbers for Trout, Pujols, and Hamilon, but pitching suffers. (Wild Card)
Mariners – Seager shows promise, Felix and Iwakuma good, young arms shine late.
Astros – Altuve can’t steal enough bases to overcome lowest win total in the league.
Tigers – Cabrera and Verlander pick up where they left off, Scherzer steps into elite.
White Sox – Pitching is strong despite injuries to Sale and Peavy. Konerko continues to hit.
Royals – Shields boosts team, and young stars Hosmer, Perez, and Moustakas deliver.
Indians –Defense and Brantley, and Kipnis not enough. Cabrera traded mid-season.
Twins – Willingham and Plouffe provide power, but pitching gets shelled all season.
Blue Jays – Stars Reyes, Bautista, Dickey, Johnson, come together new power in East.
Rays – Excellent pitching helps struggling offense until a new spark is lit by Wil Myers.
Red Sox – Lester and staff get back on track, but often injured Ortiz and Ellsbury sputter.
Yankees – Cano with power, & Gardner with speed, but DL ridden pitching staff collapses.
Orioles – Pitching staff can’t compete, Machado, Jones, and Davis provide pop.
NL MVP – Joey Votto – Fully healthy his power returns, and he competes for the triple crown.
AL MVP – Miguel Cabrera – Continues to dominate and enjoys having Martinez and Hunter in the lineup.
NL CY Young – Clayton Kershaw – Leads the league in , Wins, ERA, Ks, and makes batters look silly.
AL CY Young – Justin Verlander – Not to be outdone by Price, he battles and leads team to playoffs giving him the edge.
NL ROY (revised after Eaton’s injury) – Travis D’Arnaud – An early call up to the majors and D’Arnaud is ready. He also gets bonus points for playing Catcher.
AL ROY – Wil Myers – Gets the call 2 months into the season, and excites with pure power.
Dodgers over Tigers in World Series.