It’s always fun during Spring Training to make predictions on how the season will turn out. Although it is virtually impossible due to injuries and other variables, making World Series predictions is always fun and exciting to do.
Another exciting offseason has passed and Spring Training is underway. There are many teams that can contend for a championship which makes it difficult to pick just two. In the National League, I believe that the Los Angeles Dodgers will be the team to beat. With guys like Adrian Gonzales, Yasiel Puig, Zack Greinke, and the best pitcher in baseball Clayton Kershaw, they seem to be stacked. They had a tremendous second half last year and hope to advance this year. My darkhorse teams include the Cincinnati Reds, Washington Nationals, and Atlanta Braves. All can win 90 plus games.
The American League was a little harder to predict for me. The team that I pick to represent the AL is the Texas Rangers. With the additions of Prince Fielder and Shin Soo Choo and returning players like Adrian Beltre and Yu Darvish, they will be tough to top this year. They lost some key players this offseason, but gained some as well. My darkhorse teams include the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, and Detroit Tigers.
As we all know injuries happen and trades occur which always seems to mess up people’s predictions. Every year there’s a team or two who exceed expectations and surprise everyone. That is the beauty of baseball. Anything can happen. The 2014 MLB season is shaping up to be another great one.