As the new Baseball season begins it is time for some really early predictions about this upcoming season.
Forget the formalities as most people are picking roughly the same teams to make the playoffs as last year. In the American League two teams Boston and Cleveland are highly favored to win their divisions. Then we have the AL West which is a bit tighter the Astros are favored but there are a couple spoilers sitting there in the Rangers and the surprising Mariners. Those might be the wild card teams as well but I’d put in the Blue Jays since they been in the playoffs the past two years. The story is the same in the National League with the Cubs, Nationals, Dodgers, Giants making the playoffs with perhaps the Mets or the Cardinals scoring the wild cards.
Now all these guys are the usual suspects and surely there will be some surprise team that makes itself known or injuries will hurt some team. It’s the time of possibilities it seems like all the predictions out there for the season have it ending exactly like last year with the Cubs and Indians meeting in the World Series but you have to go back to 1978 for the last time that the World Series was a rematch of the previous World Series. This however seems very unlikely.