What To Expect from the 2016 MLB Season

It is once again time for the MLB season. Opening day is this week but lets make believe it is November. This is how the 2016 MLB season will play out.

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National League

NL East Winner

New York Mets – will be lead by the best pitching staff in MLB history.

NL Central Winner

Chicago Cubs – have their same young core of players and added veterans in the offseason.

NL West Winner

San Francisco Giants – have a very solid pitching staff and lineup. 

NL Wild Card Winners

  1. St. Louis Cardinals – have made the playoffs every season under Mike Matheny
  2. Pitsburgh Pirates – had the second most wins in MLB last season with 98, will be lead by Andrew McCutchen

(Pirates will win the Wild Card game)

Playoffs:

NLCS – New York Mets vs San Francisco Giants

American League

AL East Winner

Toronto Blue Jayswill be lead by the best offense in baseball.

AL Central Winner

Kansas City Royals have the same core that they have had the past two seasons.

AL West Winner

Houston Astroswon the Wild Card last year with a young team and added to their bulpen and rotation this offseason.

AL Wild Card Winners

  1. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheimmissed the playoffs by 1 game last year, will be lead by Mike Trout.
  2. Cleveland Indians have had a winning record every season under Terry Francona, look for them to continue to improve their record and make the playoffs.

(Angels will win the Wild Card game)

Playoffs:

ALCS -Toronto Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals

 

World Series – San Francisco Giants defeat Toronto Blue Jays

(Every other year the Giants make the playoffs and win the World Series)

 

Award Winners

NL MVP – Yoenis Cespedes

NL CY YOUNG – Matt Harvey

NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – Steven Matz

AL MVP – Mike Trout

AL CY YOUNG – Dallas Keuchel

AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – Blake Snell

 

Written by Nick Durst

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