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I spent yesterday looking at more predictions than I ever thought I'd want to. Of course, the beauty is that short of the Red Sox beating the Phillies in the World Series -- prompting a nails-on-chalkboard chorus of "Toldya!" -- most of these people will be wrong, just as they were wrong when the Giants beat the Rangers in last year's World Series -- an outcome no "expert" predicted.
That said, preseason predictions are a rite of passage -- a way to officially commit to the season ahead. It's a stake in the ground, even if your picks implode (see your NCAA Tournament bracket).
So it's time to add mine to the litany. Add yours in the comments. I'll update throughout the day.
AL: Boston (AL Champ), Chicago, A's (bandwagon!), Yankees (WC)
NL: Phillies (NL Champ), Reds, Dodgers, Braves (WC)
World Series: Red Sox over Phillies. Yawn.
MVP: Adrian Gonzalez (AL); Albert Pujols (NL)
Cy: Jon Lester (AL); Cliff Lee (NL)
Rookie: Jeremy Hellickson (AL); Aroldis Chapman (NL)
My picks are so conventional. Ugh. The good news is that assures that you'll see results entirely different from these. So there's that!