2015 MLB Season: the Mid-Point Edition

mlbThe All-Star break means one thing: we’re at the midway-ish point of the 2015 Major League Baseball season.  This is also the time to see either how well I’m doing in my preseason prediction or how much I sucked at doing so – and it’s usually the latter.

Anyhoo, without further ado…

American League

AL East

Predicted

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

Actual

  1. NY Yankees
  2. Tampa
  3. Baltimore
  4. Toronto
  5. Boston

Analysis: Well whaddaya know, my Yankees are in first place at this juncture of the season.  And it’s all thanks to that fraud Alex Rodriguez.  Part of me wants to throw up in my mouth after uttering that last sentence.  

This division is pretty balanced – and weak as hell.  The winner of this division may not win more than 85 games.

AL Central

Predicted

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

Actual

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

Analysis:  I guess I should’ve known to pick against the Royals.  Those guys are young, good, and like to fight.  Meanwhile, no one, and I mean NO ONE, saw the Twins coming.  They might be the story of the year.  

AL West

Predicted

  1. Seattle
  2. LA Angels of Anaheim near El Segundo
  3. Oakland
  4. Texas
  5. Houston

Actual

  1. LA Angels
  2. Houston
  3. Texas
  4. Seattle
  5. Oakland

Analysis:  The Angels are on a bit of a roll lately, overtaking the surprising Astros for first place.  I figured the Astros would be a little bit better, but damn was I wrong.  And speaking of being wrong, I nailed that “Seattle in first” pick huh?

National League

NL East

Predicted

  1. Washington
  2. Miami
  3. Atlanta
  4. New York Mets
  5. Philadelphia

Actual

  1. Washington
  2. NY Mets
  3. Atlanta
  4. Miami
  5. Philadelphia

Analysis:  Much of the division aligns with my prediction after you swap Miami with the Mets.  The Mets have been surprisingly good, and the scariest part is they are young and will only get better.

As for Miami, talk about a disappointment.  If only there was a way to fire an owner…

NL Central

Predicted

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

Actual

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

Analysis:  I pretty much nailed this division.  I’ve actually got something right for a change.  Nothing to see here…

NL West

Predicted

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

Actual

  1. LA Dodgers
  2. San Francisco
  3. Arizona
  4. San Diego
  5. Colorado

Analysis:  Damn, I pretty much nailed the National League – save a swap here and there.  I guess that means I need to pay closer attention to the American League…

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