St. Louis, MO. USA; The St. Louis Cardinals, led by ace starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) and catcher Yadier Molina (4) hope to deliver the Cardinals their 12th World Series Championship in 2014. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

2014 MLB Season Predictions

Opening day in Major League Baseball is the start to a grueling, 162 game regular season that extends over six months.  Today is the day that all 30 teams and their fans have reason for hope. Sure, a month from now the expectations for roughly 1/4 of the league will start to dwindle, but for now, we can all enjoy the moment.

For the St. Louis Cardinals, the 2013 season ended two wins short of yet another World Championship. The pitching, which arguably is the deepest/most talented in baseball, should yet again lead the Cardinals to the postseason.  The lineup, as consistent as any from top to bottom, figures to compliment the pitching staff quite nicely.  I anticipate the Cardinals to avenge last season’s defeat and capture the 2014 World Series.  You can check out the rest of my predictions below:

American League

East

1. Boston *
2. Tampa Bay *
3. Baltimore
4. New York (Yankees)
5. Toronto

Central

1. Detroit *
2. Cleveland
3. Kansas City
4. Chicago (White Sox)
5. Minnesota

West

1. Oakland *
2. Los Angeles (Angels) *
3. Texas
4. Seattle
5. Houston

* = Postseason birth

AL MVPMike Trout
AL Cy Young – Felix Hernandez
AL Rookie of the YearXander Bogaerts

 

National League

East

1. Washington *
2. Atlanta *
3. Philadelphia
4. Florida
5. New York (Mets)

Central

1. St. Louis *
2. Cincinnati *
3. Pittsburgh
4. Milwaukee
5. Chicago (Cubs)

West

1. Los Angeles (Dodgers) *
2. San Francisco
3. Arizona
4. San Diego
5. Colorado

 * = Postseason birth

NL MVPYadier  Molina
NL Cy YoungAdam  Wainwright
NL Rookie of the YearKolten  Wong
(this may look biased, but it realistically could happen!)

 

Playoffs

AL 1 game playoff - Rays defeat Angels
ALDS - Tigers defeat Rays     Red Sox defeat Athletics
ALCS -  Tigers defeat Red Sox

NL 1 game playoff - Reds defeat Braves
NLDS – Cardinals defeat Reds     Nationals defeat Dodgers
NLCS – Cardinals defeat Nationals

World Series – Cardinals defeat Tigers

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