MLB Predictions 2016: Basically a Repeat of Last Year


Opening Day is rapidly approaching. Hope springs eternal for teams seeking to rinse off the disappointment of last season. It is, after all, a brand new year where anything is possible, right?

Technically, yes. But don’t be surprised if we see a lot of overlap between this year’s playoff field and last year’s.

In the American League, all three defending division winners will repeat. Only Houston won’t make a return trip to the postseason. In the Senior Circuit, Washington will replace Pittsburgh but the other four teams will repeat last year’s success.

The World Series will be a rematch between Kansas City and New York with the Mets getting revenge.

American League East

Toronto Blue Jays

American League Central

Kansas City Royals

American League West

Texas Rangers

Wild Cards: New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers

AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera

AL Cy Young: Chris Archer

First Manager Fired: Bob Melvin

National League East

New York Mets

National League Central

Chicago Cubs

National League West

Los Angeles Dodgers

Wild Cards: Washington Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals

NL MVP: Bryce Harper

NL Cy Young: Jake Arrieta

First Manager Fired: Walt Weiss


American League

New York Yankees over Detroit Tigers

Texas Rangers over New York Yankees

Kansas City Royals over Toronto Blue Jays

Kansas City Royals over Texas Rangers

National League

Washington Nationals over St. Louis Cardinals

Chicago Cubs over Washington Nationals

New York Mets over Los Angeles Dodgers

New York Mets over Chicago Cubs

World Series

New York Mets over Kansas City Royals

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