Here is my 2014 MLB Predictions
NY Yankees 91-71*
Tampa Bay 88-74
Overall,Boston repeats as a playoff team with the Yankees sneaking into the wild card race.Tampa Bay has its ups and downs but will just miss the playoffs.Meanwhile,at the bottom of things,the O’s and Jays resume here with more than 70 wins.
Kansas City 90-72*
Chicago Sox 68-94
Detroit,as usual,will make the playoffs withKansas City making their first playoff appearance since 1986.The Indians suddenly get stuck in the middle of nowhere with a 81-81 predicted record.The Chicago Sox are slumping yet again while the Twins find themselves a last place team.
LA Angels 82-80
The Rangers are alone in the playoffs,surprisingly Oakland was no match for the Royals,as these Rangers have world series qualities.Meanwhile,the Halos improve their record to a winning record,but still be stuck in the middle.The Mariners struggle still,they could be on the bad side for years.This hopeless team has never won the world series.Now,there’s a new hopeless team in town,the Houston Astros.They haven’t won more than 70 since 2008 although they have won a world series before.
NY Mets 68-94
The Nats have the power to win a world series while pitching is a major problem for the Braves.I believe the Phillies can rebound with a winning record in 2014.The Mets and Marlins will need major rebuilding to become playoff quality team.
Chicago Cubs 74-88
The Cards had a magical season that won’t be repeated.Meanwhile,they remain a playoff team as well as the Reds.The Pirates will not do much better than last year,probably much worse.The Cubs and Brew Crew are slightly better but not good enough.
LA Dodgers 97-65*
San Fransisco 90-72*
San Diego 70-92
The Dodgers and Giants are bothplayoff teams,the Giants don’t have the power to win the division yet.The D-Backs will be stuck in their current position for a while.Meanwhile,the Rockies and Padres just made 90 losses.