NL East

Philadelphia

Miami

Atlanta

Washington

NY Mets

Look for a three, maybe four team race. Phillies need 95 wins to claim the division.

NL Central

St. Louis

Cincinnati

Milwaukee

Pittsburgh

Chicago

Houston

It’s about the pitching. Cards rotation is the best and most reliable out there.  Cincinnati already has some injury problems among the pitchers and Dusty Baker has a track record of wearing out pitchers faster than the GM can replace them. Cubs take a couple baby steps. Still about three years away from getting into the race. Milwaukee will be hurt more by Fielder’s departure than the Cardinals will be hurt by the absence of Pujols.

NL West

San Francisco

Arizona—NL Wild Card

Colorado

Los Angeles

San Diego

Injuries killed the Rocks last year. I like Colorado’s everyday lineup. Not a good sign when a 49 year old is the #2 starter. Two team race unless I’ve missed something in the Rockies rotation.

AL East

NY Yankees

Boston-AL Wild Card

Tampa Bay

Toronto

Baltimore

Three team race. We’ll hear too much again about the Red Sox and Yankees.

AL Central

Detroit

Kansas City

Cleveland

Minnesota

Chicago

Detroit is the class of the division, maybe the class of the entire American League. Royals get to the neighborhood around the .500 mark. If Boston and the Angels struggle, there could be October baseball in KC.

AL West
Texas

LA Angels

Seattle

Oakland

Albert Pujols misses the Cardinals more than the Cardinals miss him. He’ll also have plenty of free time in October.

Post Season

Division Series results

Phillies over Arizona

Cardinals over Arizona

Detroit over Boston

Yankees over Texas

League Championship Series

Cardinals over Phillies

Detroit over the Yankees

World Series

Cardinals 4 Detroit 3