Thursday, March 29, 2018

Cousin Jason's 2018 Predictions

AL East
Boston- Two-time defending AL East Champs will make it three in a row, Cora, Cora, Cora!
*New York- The next chapter in the storied rivalry is here, paper champs can’t catch Sox though
Tampa Bay- D’Rays play feisty ball in hopes of getting support to build a new ballpark, if you can call the Trop a ballpark
Toronto- The Jays avoid the cellar thanks to strong 2nd half once they turn to their youth
Baltimore- Bad baseball played at Camden Yards, but hey kids under 9 get to watch for free

AL Central
Cleveland- Indians are as fine as Lindor Chocolate’s
Minnesota- Twins are improved on paper, pitching staff unfortunately folds like it too
Chicago- Watch out for the South 2020
Detroit- Tigers grow under Gardenhire’s leadership
Kansas City- Royals will regret not selling in 2017

AL West
Houston- Defending Champs showing no signs of being a one and done
**Los Angeles- Angels swim upstream in hopes of getting Trout to the post-season
Seattle- Mariners are 6th best team in AL, too bad only 5 go to the playoffs
Oakland- A’s plan to build a roster a la the Indians hits a snag, when they realize it was the team in Major League
Texas- Rangers wither in the Texas heat

Post Season
Wildcard Game: Yankees win slugfest in the Bronx over the Angels
ALDS: Red Sox sweep Indians, Astros over Yankees in 6
ALCS: Red Sox over Astros in 7

AL Awards
MVP Francisco Lindor, Cleveland
Manager AJ Hinch, Houston
ROY Willie Calhoun, Texas
HR Champion Khris Davis, Oakland 47
Comeback Matt Duffy, Tampa Bay

NL East
Washington- Nationals are so much better than the rest of the division, they might wrap up title by trade deadline
New York- Mets arms thrive under Mickey Callaway
Philadelphia- Phillies are going to be good again, not good enough in 2018
Atlanta- Braves youth movement challenges Phillies and Mets but falls short
Miami- Marlins reminiscent of Yankees pre-Jeter
NL Central
Milwaukee- Brewers Lite up division with great taste and less filling
**Chicago- Cubs use Maddon-ing push to get back to October
St. Louis- Cards are a model of consistency, but it’s not enough in 2018
Cincinnati- Reds find a way to beat out the Pirates
Pittsburgh- Pirates scuffle to basement

NL West
Arizona- D’Backs are Lovullo-ing it!
*Los Angeles- Dodgers experience garners Wild Card
San Francisco- Giants improved offense moves them out of the cellar
Colorado- Rockies succumb to thin air
San Diego- It could be worse for Eric Hosmer, he could still be in KC

Post Season
Wildcard Game Jon Lester pitches Cubs over Dodgers
NLDS: Nationals over Cubs in 6, Arizona sweeps Milwaukee
NLCS: Arizona over Nationals in 7

NL Awards
MVP Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona
Cy Young Max Scherzer, Washington
Manager Craig Counsell, Milwaukee
ROY Lewis Brinson, Miami
HR Champion Rhys Hoskins, Philadelphia 43
Comeback Matt Harvey, New York

World Series: Red Sox new regime faces off against the Diamondbacks and the former heir to the throne, in a 7 game series the Boston 9 comes out victorious


  1. this successful alignment was for the team, they could start very cheerfully, but something prevented them

  2. Many forecasts are made taking into account the changes of experts in this game and the level of players who are declared for the game, there are sometimes surprises that can not be taken into account.