My Official MLB Predictions/Educated Wild Guess
Look for a three, maybe four team race. Phillies need 95 wins to claim the division.
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.
Arizona—NL Wild Card
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.
Boston-AL Wild Card
Three team race. We’ll hear too much again about the Red Sox and Yankees.
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.
Albert Pujols misses the Cardinals more than the Cardinals miss him. He’ll also have plenty of free time in October.
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
Cardinals 4 Detroit 3