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MLB.com staff predictions for ‘13 season

Assorted MLB.com contributors (Marlon Anderson!) give their preseason predictions. I wanted to use this as a catch-all for all pundit predictions, so here are a few more:

Jon Morosi

ALE: Blue Jays
ALC: Royals
ALW: Angels
ALWC: Tigers over Rangers

NLE: Nationals
NLC: Cardinals
NLW: Diamondbacks
NLWC: Giants over Reds

WS: Nationals over Blue Jays

Will Leitch

ALE: Yankees
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Angels
ALWC: Rays over Rangers

NLE: Nationals
NLC: Reds
NLW: Dodgers
NLWC: Braves over Cardinals

WS: Angels over Reds

Scott Miller, CBS Sportsline

ALE: Blue Jays
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Angels
ALWC: Orioles over Royals

NLE: Nationals
NLC: Reds
NLW: Giants
NLWC: Braves over Dodgers

WS: Tigers over Nationals

Ken Rosenthal

ALE: Rays
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Athletics
ALWC: Blue Jays over Rangers

NLE: Nationals
NLC: Reds
NLW: Giants
NLWC: Dodgers over Braves

WS: Tigers over Reds

Keith Law (INSIDER!)

Post other pundit predictions, and feel free to give your own.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 29, 2013 at 12:40 PM | 42 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 29, 2013 at 02:20 PM (#4399212)
My predictions:

ALE: Rays
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Rangers
ALWC: Angels over Blue Jays

NLE: Nationals
NLC: Reds
NLW: Giants
NLWC: Cardinals over Dodgers

WS: Nationals over Tigers

AL MVP: Mike Trout LAA
AL Cy: David Price TBR
AL ROY: Aaron Hicks MIN

NL MVP: Adrian Gonzalez LAD
NL Cy: Stephen Strasburg NYM
NL ROY: Shelby Miller STL
   2. Lassus Posted: March 29, 2013 at 02:23 PM (#4399218)
NL Cy: Stephen Strasburg NYM

I'll support this.
   3. jmurph Posted: March 29, 2013 at 02:27 PM (#4399223)
Mine:

ALE: Blue Jays(Rays/Red Sox/Yankees/Orioles)
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Angels
ALWC: Rays over Rangers

NLE: Nationals
NLC: Cardinals
NLW: Dodgers
NLWC: Brewers over Giants

WS: Tigers over Nationals
   4. Hack Wilson Posted: March 29, 2013 at 02:37 PM (#4399230)
ALE: Rays
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Angels
ALWC: Blue Jays over Rangers

NLE: Nationals
NLC: Reds
NLW: Dodgers
NLWC: Giants over Braves

WS: Nationals over Rays
   5. eddieot Posted: March 29, 2013 at 02:43 PM (#4399239)
ALE: Yankees
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Angels
ALWC: Rays over Rangers

NLE: Phillies
NLC: Cardinals
NLW: Giants
NLWC: Nationals over Dodgers

WS: Phillies over Yankees
   6. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: March 29, 2013 at 02:47 PM (#4399244)
ALE: Rays
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Angels
ALWC: Rangers/Yankees

NLE: Braves
NLC: Reds
NLW: Giants
NLWC: Dodgers/Nationals

WS: Nationals over Rays
   7. Willie Mayspedester Posted: March 29, 2013 at 02:50 PM (#4399246)
ALE: Rays
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Athletics
ALWC: Rangers over Royals

NLE: Nationals
NLC: Reds
NLW: Giants
NLWC: Braves over Cardinals

WS: Athletics over Nationals

AL MVP: Adrian Beltre Rangers
AL Cy: Justin Verlander Tigers
AL ROY: Jackie Bradley Jr Red Sox

NL MVP: Joey Votto Reds
NL Cy: Stephen Strasburg WAS
NL ROY: Adeiny Hechavarria Mia
   8. ecwcat Posted: March 29, 2013 at 02:52 PM (#4399248)
Orioles, tards.
   9. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: March 29, 2013 at 02:53 PM (#4399249)
I fully expect the Nationals to fail to even make the postseason at this point, given the way they're the odds-on favorite to not just go to the World Series, but to win it.
   10. Swedish Chef Posted: March 29, 2013 at 02:54 PM (#4399251)
My predictions:

ALE: Blue Jays
ALC: Royals
ALW: Angels
ALWC: Rangers over Rays

NLE: Nationals
NLC: Cardinals
NLW: Dodgers
NLWC: Braves over Giants

ALCS: Blue Jays over Angels
NLCS: Braves over Dodgers

WS: Braves over Blue Jays

AL MVP: Cano
AL Cy: Darvish
AL ROY: Brantley Jr

NL MVP: Harper
NL Cy: Halladay (!)
NL ROY: Puig

   11. zonk Posted: March 29, 2013 at 03:05 PM (#4399258)
ALE: Blue Jays
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Rangers
ALWC: Angels over Rays

NLE: Nationals
NLC: Reds
NLW: Dodgers
NLWC: Braves over Giants

WS: Rays over Nats

AL MVP: Evan Longoria
NL MVP: Joey Votto

ALCY: Justin Verlander
NLCY: Madison Bumgarner

ALROY: Jurickson Profar
NLROY: Julio Teheran


   12. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: March 29, 2013 at 03:23 PM (#4399272)
ALE: Torontos
ALC: Clevelands
ALW: Los Angeles Anaheims
ALWC: Rangers over Mariners (that can happen, right?)

AL MVP: Bautista
AL Cy: Darvish
AL ROY: some guy on the Mariners

NLE: Washingtons
NLC: Cincinnatis
NLW: San Franciscos
NLWC: Dodgers over Atlantas

NL MVP: Votto
NL Cy: Cain
NL ROY: some guy on the Cardinals

WS: Anaheims over Washingtons
   13. Famous Original Joe C Posted: March 29, 2013 at 03:46 PM (#4399285)
Orioles, tards.


Is this a list?
   14. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: March 29, 2013 at 04:02 PM (#4399293)
I'll do one:

ALE: Yankees
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Rangers
ALWC: Indians over Red Sox

NLE: Phillies
NLC: Reds
NLW: Dodgers
NLWC: Nats over Brewers

Playoff are random so I'll skip that, awards are impossible.
   15. Dan Posted: March 29, 2013 at 04:13 PM (#4399300)
ALE: Rays
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Rangers
ALWC: Red Sox over Athletics

NLE: Nationals
NLC: Reds
NLW: Dodgers
NLWC: Braves over Giants

WS: Nationals over Rays

AL MVP: Evan Longoria
NL MVP: Joey Votto

ALCY: Jon Lester
NLCY: Stephen Strasburg

ALROY: Jackie Bradley Jr.
NLROY: Shelby Miller
   16. zonk Posted: March 29, 2013 at 04:20 PM (#4399305)
Orioles, tards.



Is this a list?


It means the Orioles over Cardinals...
   17. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: March 29, 2013 at 04:57 PM (#4399323)
ALE: Rays
ALC: Tigers
ALW: A's
ALWC: Rangers over Blue Jays

NLE: Nats
NLC: Cards
NLW: Giants
NLWC: Braves over Reds

AL MVP: Yoenis Cespedes, OAK
AL Cy: RA Dickey, TOR
AL ROY: Wil Myers, TBR

NL MVP: Bryce Harper, WAS
NL Cy: Kris Medlen, ATL
NL ROY: I have no idea, so... Kyuki Fujikawa, just to pick a Cub for something.

WS: Nats over Rays
   18. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: March 29, 2013 at 05:21 PM (#4399330)
ALE: Jays
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Angels
ALWC: Rangers over Rays (not Jays)

NLE: Nationals
NLC: Reds
NLW: Giants
NLWC: Braves over Cards

AL MVP: Mike Trout, LAA
AL Cy: Jered Weaver, LAA
AL ROY: Wil Myers, TBR

NL MVP: Joey Votto, CIN
NL Cy: Stephen Strasburg, WAS
NL ROY: Julio Teheran, ATL

WS: Angels over Nationals

My homerism is reasonable, dammit. Edited to make sense.
   19. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: March 29, 2013 at 05:28 PM (#4399335)
Tigers-Nats seems to be everyone's "cool" WS pick...and it's also my Dream Come True (tm), so of course it won't happen. It will be...

Yankees and Phillies.

You know it's going to happen. Again.

Wallow in the filth and misery, you sorry b@stards.
   20. Swedish Chef Posted: March 29, 2013 at 05:28 PM (#4399336)
My homerism is reasonable, dammit.

Except the part where the Angels win both the division and a wild card.
   21. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: March 29, 2013 at 05:30 PM (#4399339)
My optimism knows no bounds.
   22. cardsfanboy Posted: March 29, 2013 at 06:01 PM (#4399350)
NL East Braves; Nationals(WC playin), Phil, Nym, Mia.
NL Central Cardinals; Reds(WC playin), Mil, Pit, CHC.
NL West Dodgers, Giants, Ari, SD, Rockies

AL East NYY, Tor, TB, Bal, Bos
AL Central Det, Chw, KC, Min, Cle
AL West Angels, Oak(Wc playin), Tex(Wc playin), Sea, Hous

NL Wc Nats over Reds
Cards over Nats
Braves over Dodgers
Cards over Braves.

ALWc Oak over Tex
Angels over NYY
Oak over Det
Oak over Angels

Cards over Oak.

Al MVP Cano
AL Cy Young Verlander
Al Roy Aaron Hicks

NL MVP
NL Cy Young Cueto( here is hoping for Wainwright though)
NL Roy Gyorko(I'm going to argue for Shelby Miller at the end of the year articles, but his late season fade will hurt his overall numbers.)



   23. JJ1986 Posted: March 29, 2013 at 06:11 PM (#4399355)
Blue Jays
Tigers
Rangers

WC: Angels and Indians

Nationals
Brewers
Dodgers

WC: Giants and Braves

World Series: Blue Jays over Dodgers

AL MVP: Reyes
AL Cy Young: Darvish
AL ROY: Wil Myers

NL MVP: Harper
NL Cy Young: Kershaw
NL ROY: Shelby Miller
   24. Randomly Fluctuating Defensive Metric Posted: March 29, 2013 at 06:30 PM (#4399362)
AL East: Toronto
AL Central: Detroit
AL West: Los Angeles Angels
Wild Card # 1: Tampa Bay Rays
Wild Card #2: New York Yankees

AL MVP: Albert Pujols
AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander
AL Rookie of the Year: Mike Zunino
AL Manager of the Year: John Gibbons
AL Executive of the Year: Alex Anthopoulos


NL Picks:

NL East: Atlanta Braves
NL Central: Cincinnati Reds
NL West: Los Angeles Dodgers
NL Wildcard #1: Washington Nationals
NL Wildcard #2: San Francisco Giants

NL MVP: Justin Upton
NL Cy Young: The Stras
NL Rookie of the Year: Shelby Miller
NL Manager of the Year: Bud Black (Padres over .500, in the race)
NL Executive of the Year: Frank Wren

Rays over the Yankees in the AL Wild Card Game
Nationals over the Giants in the NL Wild Card Game


Braves over the Nationals in five games (Stras only gets one start after pitching a shutout in the Wild Card game)
Dodgers over the Reds in four games

Toronto sweeps Tampa Bay
The Angels over the Tigers in five games

Toronto over the Angels in seven games
Braves over the Dodgers in seven games

The Blue Jays over the Braves in seven games

Melky Cabrera hits a walk-off single to win the World Series, a year after getting suspended and missing the playoffs. He is given a five year contract extension during the offseason.
   25. Bourbon Samurai Posted: March 29, 2013 at 06:44 PM (#4399369)
Last year my #1, #2, and #3 favorite teams all made the postseason for the first time in years and failed to advance, so I predict Karma gives me a boost this year and the Nats win it all.
   26. AJMcCringleberry Posted: March 29, 2013 at 07:10 PM (#4399386)
ALE: Blue Jays
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Angels
ALWC: Rays/Rangers

NLE: Nats
NLC: Reds
NLW: Dodgers
NLWC: Giants/Braves

AL MVP: Trout
AL Cy: Price
AL ROY: Myers

NL MVP: Votto
NL Cy: Kershaw
NL ROY: Miller

WS: Rays over Nats
   27. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: March 29, 2013 at 08:02 PM (#4399413)
I'll play.

ALE Blue jays
ALC Tigers
ALW Angels

WC A's over Royals

NLE Expos
NLC Cardinals
NLW Giants

WC Braves over Reds

WS Expos over Jays in an all Canada series

AL MVP - Josh Donaldson
NL MVP - Brandon Crawford
AL ROY - Jackie Bradley

AL CY - Verlander
NL CY - Strasberg
NL ROY - Julio Teheran
   28. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: March 29, 2013 at 09:02 PM (#4399456)
ALE: Orioles
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Angels
ALWC: Blue Jays over Royals

NLE: Braves
NLC: Reds
NLW: Giants
NLWC: Nationals over Dodgers

AL MVP: Adam Jones, BALT
AL Cy: Justin Verlander, DET
AL ROY: Jurickson Profar, TEX

NL MVP: Joey Votto, CIN
NL Cy: Matt Cain, SF
NL ROY: Travis D'Arnaud, NYM

WS: Braves over Tigers
   29. TerpNats Posted: March 29, 2013 at 11:59 PM (#4399573)
AL East: Tampa Bay
AL Central: Detroit
AL West: L.A. Angels
ALWC: Toronto over Texas

NL East: Washington
NL Central: Cincinnati
NL West: San Francisco
NLWC: Atlanta over L.A. Dodgers

WS: Washington over L.A. Angels

AL MVP: Albert Pujols, LAA
AL Cy: Jon Lester, Bos
AL ROY: Jurickson Profar, Tex

NL MVP: Bryce Harper, Was
NL Cy: Matt Cain, SF
NL ROY: Julio Teheran, Atl


   30. Jittery McFrog Posted: March 30, 2013 at 01:05 AM (#4399589)
AL East: Rays
AL Central: White Sox
AL West: Rangers
AL WC: Yankees over Angels

NL East: Braves
NL Central: Cardinals
NL West: Dodgers
NL WC: Nationals over Reds

WS: Rangers over Cardinals

AL MVP: Evan Longoria
AL Cy: Felix Hernandez
AL ROY: Jurickson Profar

NL MVP: Justin Upton
NL Cy: Cole Hamels
NL ROY: Shelby Miller
   31. jayjay Posted: March 30, 2013 at 02:39 AM (#4399600)
Josh Donaldson? Brandon Crawford?
   32. JE (Jason) Posted: March 30, 2013 at 09:06 AM (#4399629)
Rays, Tigers, Rangers (Jays, Angels)
Nationals, Reds, Dodgers (Braves, Pirates Giants)

ALCS: Tigers over Rays
NLCS: Reds over Nationals

WS: Tigers over Reds

AL MVP: Pujols
Cy: Verlander
RoY: Profar

NL MVP: Votto
Cy: Kershaw
RoY: Cole
   33. Rusty Priske Posted: March 30, 2013 at 10:59 AM (#4399668)
AL East: Tampa Bay
AL Central: Detroit
AL West: L.A. Angels
ALWC: Toronto over Texas

NL East: Washington
NL Central: Cincinnati
NL West: Los Angeles
NLWC: Atlanta over San Francisco

Angels over Blue Jays
Rays over Tigers

Nationals over Braves
Reds over Dodgers

Angels over Rays
Nationals over Reds

Nationals over Angels
   34. Randy Jones Posted: March 30, 2013 at 11:50 AM (#4399686)
ALE: Rays
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Rangers
ALWC: Angels over Yankees

NLE: Nats
NLC: Reds
NLW: Giants
NLWC: Braves over Dodgers

WS: Rays over Reds

AL MVP: Cano
AL CYA: Hernandez

NL MVP: Upton
NL CYA: Strasburg
   35. Gamingboy Posted: March 30, 2013 at 02:24 PM (#4399740)
ALE: Rays
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Angels
ALWC: Blue Jays over Athletics

NLE: Nationals
NLC: Reds
NLW: Giants
NLWC: Dodgers over Cardinals

WS: Nationals over Tigers

AL MVP: Trout
AL CY: Verlander
AL Rookie: Profar

NL MVP: Votto
NY CY: Strasburg
NL Rookie: Ryu
   36. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: March 30, 2013 at 04:12 PM (#4399785)
Josh Donaldson? Brandon Crawford?


It's all a crapshoot...why not.
   37. 'Spos Posted: March 30, 2013 at 04:57 PM (#4399804)
ALE: Rays
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Angels
ALWC: Jays over A's

NLE: Nationals
NLC: Reds
NLW: Giants
NLWC: Braves over Diamondbacks

WS: Nationals over Rays

Astros end the season with a better won-loss record than at least one other AL team.
   38. ckash Posted: March 30, 2013 at 07:12 PM (#4399874)
ALE: Blue Jays
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Angels
ALWC: Rays over Rangers

NLE: Nationals
NLC: Reds
NLW: Giants
NLWC: Cardinals over Dodgers

WS: Nationals over Angels

AL MVP: Evan Longoria TB
AL Cy: Justin Verlander DET
AL ROY: Wil Myers TB

NL MVP: Matt Kemp LAD
NL Cy: Adam Wainwright STL
NL ROY: Wily Peralta MIL
   39. my2cents Posted: March 30, 2013 at 07:48 PM (#4399893)
Dick Justice picked the Tampa Bay Rays to win the World Series. Seems appropriate.
   40. Curse of the Andino Posted: March 30, 2013 at 10:40 PM (#4399971)
ALE: Blue Jays
ALC: Tigers
ALW: Angels
ALWC: Orioles over Rays

NLE: Nationals
NLC: Reds
NLW: Dodgers
NLWC: Cardinals over Giants

WS: Natinals over Angels

AL MVP: Pujols LAAoA
AL Cy: David Price TB
AL ROY: Wil Myers TB

NL MVP: Bryce Harper WAS
NL Cy: Strasburg WAS
NL ROY: Dunno
   41. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: March 30, 2013 at 11:02 PM (#4399977)
Prediction: The Blue Jays will be barely talked about until June because the Leafs will be in the playoffs.
   42. cardsfanboy Posted: April 13, 2013 at 02:37 PM (#4413131)
Dangit...I didn't put in my NL MVP.... I'll go with Shazam...Freddie Freeman. (My Cardinal pick is going to be David Freese)

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