Without any ado…
NL East: The Nationals. The Braves pitching took some huge hits, so the Nationals are poised to runaway with the division.
NL West: The Dodgers seem like a likely favorite... seem… I’ll pick them just based on the lack of other contenders.
NL Central: Cards and Pirates are both looking tough. I say Pirates win and get the Cards first Wild Card…
NL Wild Card: Joining the cards will be one of the Reds, the Diamondbacks, or the Padres (that’s right still no braves)… Just because it seems the least likely I’m picking the Padres.
AL East: This is by far the hardest to choose.... does David Price stay healthy? Does Masahiro Tanaka become a lights-out Ace? Do the Orioles pull it all together? Can the Red Sox repeat? Can I come up with a valid question about the Blue Jays? I have to say, against my own liking, the Yankees... even if they don’t have it now, they will spend what it takes and trade all the prospects to get the win.
AL West: Another tricky one but more for the lack of talent. I could see anyone but the Astros winning it... Process of elimination… Texas lost most of its pitching already so they're off my list. Robinson Cano won’t be enough; No mariners. Oakland or Angels? I’m gonna say Angels with big time Mike Trout leading a rebounding Pujols and Hamilton.
AL Central The Tigers. They didn't do anything to get worse and the other teams didn't do enough to get better. Simple enough.
AL WC: Rays and Orioles, AL east has the goods this year. Red Sox, Athletics, and Royals all offer to take a spot here, but unlikely.
World Series comes down to Nationals vs Tigers
Biggest Surprise Team: The padres... they may have quietly assembled the best rotation in baseball and play a defense-based small ball style better than anyone, which is perfect for Petco.
Biggest disappointment Team: Red Sox... not even a playoff berth… smh
Biggest Surprise individual: Jose Abreu (Not rookie of the year, but he’ll make the whole AL regret not grabbing him)
Biggest Disappointment individual: Kershaw (he made his money, watch him slide)
NL ROTY: Archie Bradley (unless Javier Baez gets called up before June)
AL ROTY: Masahiro Tanaka
NL MVP: Andrew McCutchen
AL MVP: Mike Trout
NL CY: Stephen Strasburg
AL CY: Yu Darvish if he's back fast enough, if not, then David Price if he stays healthy… Past them Jared Weaver, Tanaka, Felix Hernandez, Verlander & Scherzer all weigh equally to me.... Im gonna stick with Darvish, but he better get well soon.
Comeback NL: Tough call, a lot of NL players tanked last year… Stalin Castro is the hope
Comeback AL: Grady Sizemore
How Will the Cubs do? Better than the Brewers… finish with 3rd Worst record in NL, 6th worst overall (1. Astros, 2. Miami, 3. Minnesota, 4. Brewers, 5. Blue Jays, 6. Cubs)