2014 MLB Predictions by the AN Front-Page Crew

My precious. - Dilip Vishwanat

How will the 2014 season play out?

For the first time in 16 years, a baseball game has been cancelled at the Oakland Coliseum due to rain. SuSlu with the official word:

Lev has the full scoop on what this means for the starting rotation.

Since there's no game today, that means we need something else to fill our evening. I had intended to post some MLB Predictions from our staff Monday morning, but then SOMEONE had to go and sign Joe Freaking Blanton for no reason as if none of us had anything better to write about on Opening Day morning.

So, this seems like an ideal time to do that. Here are predictions from some of our staff; share your own in the comments and let's get to arguin'!

Alex Hall

AL West

A's
Angels (going for the upset here)
Rangers
Mariners
Astros

AL Central

Indians (no point in having boring picks)
Tigers (WC)
White Sox
Royals
Twins

AL East

Rays
Red Sox (WC)
Orioles
Yankees
Blue Jays

MVP: Mike Trout (has to happen eventually)
Non-Trout MVP (runner-up): Evan Longoria
Cy Young: Felix Hernandez
ROTY: Jose Abreu

NL West

Dodgers
D'Backs (WC)
Padres
Giants
Rockies

NL Central

Cardinals
Reds
Pirates
Brewers
Cubs

NL East

Nationals
Braves (WC)
Phillies
Mets
Marlins

MVP: Paul Goldschmidt (edging out Bryce Harper)
Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw didn't know he was already on DL
Non-Kershaw Cy: Zack Greinke
ROTY: Gregory Polanco

ALWC: Tigers over Red Sox
NLWC: D'Backs over Braves
ALDS: A's over Tigers, Rays over Indians
NLDS: Dodgers over D'Backs, Nationals over Cardinals
ALCS: A's over Rays
NLCS: Dodgers over Nationals
WS: A's over Dodgers in 6 (who did you think I was going to pick??)

Torrey's Tacos

AL West

A's
Rangers
Angels
Mariners
Astros

AL Central

Tigers
Royals
Indians
Twins
White Sox

AL East

Rays
Red Sox
Yankees
Orioles
Blue Jays

MVP: Miguel Cabrera
Cy Young: Felix Hernandez
ROTY: Jose Abreu

NL West

Dodgers
Giants
D'Backs
Padres
Rockies

NL Central

Cardinals
Reds
Brewers
Pirates
Cubs

NL East

Nationals
Braves
Mets
Phillies
Marlins

MVP: Freddie Freeman
Cy Young: Jose Fernandez
ROTY: Carlos Martinez

ALWS: Red Sox over Rangers
NLWC: Giants over Braves
ALDS: Rays over Red Sox, Tigers over A's (jerk)
NLDS: Nationals over Giants, Dodgers over Cardinals
ALCS: Rays over Tigers
NLCS: Dodgers over Nationals
WS: Dodgers over Rays

EBHI

AL West

A's
Rangers (tied 2nd)
Angels (tied 2nd)
Mariners
Lastros

AL Central

Tigers
Royals
Indians
White Sox
Twins

AL East

Rays
Red Sox
Blue Jays
Yankees
Orioles

MVP: Mike Trout
Cy Young: Yu Darish
ROTY: Xander Bogaerts

NL West

Dodgers
Rockies
D'Backs
Padres
Giants

NL Central

Cardinals
Pirates
Reds
Brewers
Cubs

NL East

Nationals
Braves
Marlins
Phillies
Mets

MVP: Bryce Harper
Cy Young: Stephen Strasburg
ROTY: Gregory Polanco

ALWC: Royals over Rangers
NLWC: Pirates over Braves
ALDS: A's over Royals, Rays over Tigers
NLDS: Pirates over Dodgers (Mattingly fired), Nationals over Cardinals
ALCS: A's over Rays
NLCS: Pirates over Nationals (in epic series)
WS: A's over Pirates

Zonis

AL West

A's
Rangers
Angels
Mariners
Lastros (He and EBHI both independently used that term)

AL Central

Tigers
Royals
Indians
White Sox
Twins

AL East

Rays
Red Sox
Yankees
Blue Jays
Orioles

MVP: Mike Trout
Cy Young: Felix Hernandez

NL West

Dodgers
Rockies
D'Backs
Giants
Padres

NL Central

Cardinals
Pirates
Reds
Brewers
Cubs

NL East

Nationals
Braves
Marlins
Phillies
Mets

MVP: Bryce Harper
Cy Young: Chad Billingsley

ALWC: Red Sox over Royals
NLWC: Pirates over Braves
ALDS: A's over Red Sox, Rays over Tigers
NLDS: Pirates over Dodgers, Cardinals over Nationals
ALCS: A's over Rays
NLCS: Pirates over Cardinals
WS: A's over Pirates

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That's three out of four with the A's winning it all (duh), a Mike Trout MVP, and a Felix Hernandez Cy Young. We all put the Rays in first place in the East and the Astros in last place in the West. Sounds about right.
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