2013 Predictions!

This season will be full of surprises… that should go unsaid (because the same thing is said at the beginning of every season.) Y’all read my website for opinion and I am going to give it to you right here. Let me know what you all think about my predictions and what your predications are as well.

I will delve into each division, each for Gold Glove, CY Young and MVP winners. As well as come back players, busts and over-unders for the 2013 season.

Now without further a due, let us jump into this!

DIVISION PREDICTIONS:

AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST:

This will be an interesting division this year. I am sure the A’s surprised you as well last year but do they have what it takes this year to repeat on top of the division? They have 5 very good starts as well as a very young lineup behind them. Do they have what it takes to take down the Los Angeles Angels? An angels lineup that has a hungry Albert Pujols, Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo, and now Josh Hamilton… You tell me if a time like that can lose a division. The Astros will be irrelevant again and I believe that the Rangers aren’t capable of a) staying healthy and b) pitching well all season. Oh, and the mariners are in the division too, don’t forget. The division will go like this:

  1. Angels: 94-68
  2. A’s: 4 GB
  3. Rangers: 5 GB
  4. Mariners: 12 GB
  5. Astros: 26 GB

AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL:

This is easily the 2nd most intriguing race in baseball this year (just behind the AL East). What will come of the Indians and the Royals? The Twins will sadly be garbage again and the Tigers are the outright favorites. The reigning AL champions will be accompanied by the switch hitter Victor Martinez who missed all of the 2012 season. The White Sox may be able to give them a run for their money with a lineup solid throughout, and an automatic ace, Chris Sale, with a solid bullpen. In this division I give it to the Tigers, but just barely.

  1. Tigers: 93-69
  2. White Sox: 1 GB (Wild Card Slot 1)
  3. Royals: 4 GB
  4. Indians: 8 GB
  5. Twins: 18GB

AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST:

This division will be incredibly fun to watch this season. What will come of the Blue Jays? Will they end up like the 2012 Miami Marlins? With a pitching staff with Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, JC Romero, and RA Dickey that might be hard to do. Their lineup reads like this:

  1. Jose Reyes SS
  2. Melky Cabrera LF
  3. Jose Bautista RF
  4. Edwin Encarnacion 1B
  5. Adam Lind DH
  6. JP Arencibia C
  7. Colby Rasmus CF
  8. Emilio Bonifacio 2B
  9. Maicer Izturis 3B

Could a lineup this thorough, this potent, be denied an AL East title, especially with teams like the surprising O’s and the always strong Rays? Also in this division are the Yankees and the Red Sox who will have disappointing seasons.

The division will end up like this:

  1. Blue Jays: 92-70
  2. Rays: 2 GB (Wild Card Slot 2)
  3. Orioles: 5 GB
  4. Yankees: 7 GB
  5. Red Sox: 11 GB

…Stay tuned for NL predictions later today

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