TOC Staff Predictions

The season starts FOR REAL tonight in Miami, as the Marlins will be taking on the defending champion Cardinals. The rest of the league will either kick off on Thursday or Friday. It’s baseball season, dammit! I polled the staff of The Outside Corner to see who we all were favoring for the playoffs and awards, and here’s what we came up with.

Joe Lucia Scotty Allen Garrett Wilson Tim Livingston
AL East Rays Yankees Yankees Yankees
AL Central Tigers Tigers Tigers Tigers
AL West Angels Angels Angels Rangers
AL Wild Cards Rangers, Yankees Rays, Rangers Rays, Rangers Rays, Angels
NL East Phillies Phillies Braves Phillies
NL Central Reds Brewers Reds Reds
NL West Diamondbacks Diamondbacks Giants Giants
NL Wild Cards Braves, Brewers Nationals, Reds Marlins, Brewers Diamondbacks, Nationals
World Series Rays vs Reds Angels vs Diamondbacks Angels vs Reds Rays vs Giants
Champion Rays Angels Angels Rays
AL MVP Evan Longoria Miguel Cabrera Albert Pujols Miguel Cabrera
AL Cy Young Dan Haren CJ Wilson Justin Verlander CC Sabathia
AL Rookie Jesus Montero Matt Moore Matt Moore Mike Trout
NL MVP Joey Votto Matt Kemp Joey Votto Joey Votto
NL Cy Young Zack Greinke Clayton Kershaw Zack Greinke Roy Halladay
NL Rookie Yonder Alonso Yonder Alonso Yonder Alonso Bryce Harper
Surprise Team Diamondbacks Blue Jays Padres Nationals
Disappointing Team Cardinals Red Sox Phillies Cardinals
Breakout Player Mat Latos Colby Rasmus Dustin Ackley Brett Lawrie



Matt Lindner Pat Lackey Charlie Saponara

AL East

Blue Jays Red Sox Yankees
AL Central Tigers Tigers Tigers
AL West Angels Rangers Angels
AL Wild Cards Rangers, Rays Angels, Yankees Rays, Rangers
NL East Phillies Braves Phillies
NL Central Brewers Reds Cardinals
NL West Giants Giants Diamondbacks
NL Wild Cards Reds, Marlins Cardinals, Nationals Brewers, Marlins
World Series Brewers vs Tigers Rangers vs Braves Rays vs Phillies
Champion Brewers Rangers Rays
AL MVP Jose Bautista Adrian Gonzalez Miguel Cabrera
AL Cy Young David Price CC Sabathia David Price
AL Rookie Mike Trout Yu Darvish Matt Moore
NL MVP Joey Votto Justin Upton Ryan Braun
NL Cy Young Clayton Kershaw Adam Wainwright Roy Halladay
NL Rookie Yonder Alonso Devin Mesoraco Trevor Bauer
Surprise Team Blue Jays Nationals Blue Jays
Disappointing Team Yankees Phillies Red Sox
Breakout Player Mike Trout Giancarlo Stanton Andrew McCutchen

So there you have it. Who do you agree with the most? Who do you disagree with the most?

About Joe Lucia

I'm the managing editor of Awful Announcing and the news editor of The Comeback. I also made The Outside Corner a thing for six seasons.