I Wish I Had That Almanac From “Back to the Future”

Opening Night is tonight!  The Cardinals and Marlins open brand new Marlins Park tonight at 7:05.  You can take a peek at the new stadium at http://3u3d.mlblogs.com/2012/04/03/big-fish-in-a-smaller-nicer-pond/ or by scrolling down a couple posts.  However, it mean it’s time for some predictions for the 2012 MLB season!

National League

East

Braves, Phillies, Marlins, Nationals, Mets

Central

Reds, Cardinals, Pirates, Brewers, Cubs, Astros

West

Giants, Rockies, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Padres

American League

East

Yankees, Rays, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Orioles

Central

Tigers, Royals, Twins, Indians, White Sox

West

Angels, Rangers, Athletics, Mariners

Wild Card Play-In

Phillies over Rockies

Rangers over Rays

Division Series

Giants over Phillies

Braves over Reds

Yankees over Rangers

Angels over Tigers

Championship Series

Giants over Braves

Yankees over Angels

World Series

Yankees over Giants

I really didn’t want the Yankees to win the World Series, but that statistic where there last six times Kentucky men’s basketball won the National Championship, the Yankees went on to win the World Series in the same year just gets me every time.  I remember laughing at it in 1998 and it happened.

Awards

National League

MVP: Matt Kemp

If he statistically does what he wants to do, he’ll win hands down.

Cy Young: Tim Lincecum

I have the Giants doing really well this season and he would be the big part of it.

Rookie of the Year: Drew Pomeranz

I don’t really like the crop of rookies in the National League this season, so I’m gonna go with the guy that has a rotation spot now and can rack up 25+ start and help out Colorado.

American League

MVP: Robinson Cano

Just barely over Miguel Cabrera.  They’re both great players, but I think Cano is going to shoulder the load for New York with Jeter, A-Rod, and Teixeira another year older.

Cy Young: Matt Moore

You know what?  I need something crazy to root for this year.  Why not Matt Moore?  Moore looked poised late last season and in the playoffs last season.

Rookie of the Year: Matt Moore

Well if he’s Cy Young, he’s going to win this too.

Like them?  Hate them?  Leave a comment and let me know!

-Bryan Mapes

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