Brewers - Phillies
Giants - Braves
Red Sox - Twins
Rangers - Rays
Brewers - Braves
Twins - Rangers
Brewers - Twins
AL Cy Young - Francisco Liriano
AL MVP - Nelson Cruz (get paid!)
NL Cy Young - Zack Greinke
NL MVP - Rickie Weeks (get paid!)
I'm high on the Twins for no particular reason other than they have a lot of room to improve, pitching wise and I love their overall talent level. If their pitching can hold up at all (and I am predicting a monster season from Liriano...only because no one else is!) I think they'll so serious damage. Plus, they are playing in a weak division. The regular season is going to be so intense for teams in the East that I think pitchers will be overused, bullpens worn out and hopefully a fight-related broken wrist or two!
Brewers are self explanatory. Greinke will win the Cy Young based on numbers equal to what guys will put up in a whole season despite missing a month. Weeks is going to absolutely blow up. I have a feeling he is going to have to carry a significant offensive burden, and he will emerge as the best 2B in the NL this year.
The Cubs are going to absolutely collapse. A complete, utter and catastrophic collapse that will take all who are present (hopefully Wrigley as well) into a deep abyssal hell from which they won't emerge for a decade. Actually I think they'll be tremendous in two years, but this year they are going to really stink.
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