Playoff Predictions, Really Just Guesses

Here’s my best guess for how the 2012 season will turn out:

Division Previews:

AL East

AL Central

AL West

NL East

NL Central

NL West

AL MVP: Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

NL MVP: Justin Upton, Arizona Diamondbacks

AL CY Young: CC Sabathia, New York Yankees

NL Cy Young: Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies

ALCS: New York over Los Angeles

NLCS: Arizona over Atlanta

World Series: New York over Arizona

I think that have the Yankees pitching depth and offense that will carry them to the title. New York will score somewhere between 850-900 runs. They also have 7 major league caliber starters, and that should allow them to win 95 games. Arizona is my best guess out of the National League. I don’t think there is a favorite and there are a bunch of teams that could win 85-90 games. The playoffs in the Wild Card Era have been a crapshoot, and with the addition of another Wild Card expect more of the same. I think that the National League has 8-9 teams that could get to the playoffs and I think that there are 8 in the American League. There is a massive amount of talent flowing throughout baseball today, and its reflected in the overall depth of the Major League Baseball.


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