Monday, April 10, 2017

MLB 17 picks

DRE: 

NL East

1. Nationals
2. Mets
3. Marlins
4. Phillies
5. Braves

NL Central

1. Cubs
2. Pirates
3. Cardinals
4. Reds
5. Brewers

NL West

1. Dodgers
2. Giants
3. Diamondbacks
4. Rockies
5. Padres

AL East

1. Red Sox
2. Blue Jays
3. Orioles
4. Yankees
5. Rays

AL Central

1. Indians
2. Tigers
3. Royals
4. Twins
5. White Sox

AL West

1. Astros
2. Rangers
3. Mariners
4. Angels
5. Athletics


MLB Playoffs

National League

1. Cubs
2. Nationals
3. Dodgers
4. Mets
5. Pirates

American League

1. Red Sox
2. Astros
3. Indians
4. Blue Jays
5. Rangers


Wild Card Round

Pirates over Mets
Blue Jays over Rangers


NL Divisional Round

Cubs over Pirates
Dodgers over Nationals


AL Divisional Round

Red Sox over Blue Jays
Indians over Astros


NLCS

Dodgers over Cubs


ALCS

Red Sox over Indians 


World Series 

Dodgers over Red Sox


Awards

AL MVP: Carlos Correa
NL MVP: Bryce Harper

NL Cy Young: Noah Syndergaard
AL Cy Young: Marco Stroman

AL Rookie of the Year: Andrew Benintendi
NL Rookie of the Year: Manuel Margot

AL Manager of the Year: John Farrell
NL Manager of the Year: Dave Roberts

NL Comeback Player of the Year: Bryce Harper
AL Comeback Player of the Year: Michael Brantley


Bold Predictions: 

Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Bryce Harper will all hit 50+ homers this year. Stanton is the x-factor because of his injury history but I believe this is the year he finally stays healthy. Bryce Harper is going to bounce back in a huge way obviously. Everyone already expected him to return to prominence, but an MVP and 50 home run season will put a cherry on top. Josh Donaldson's 50 homer season is basically because he plays in Toronto and that stadium just launches balls. I still feel he is one of the most underrated players in the game.  He's overshadowed because of the abundance of young stars in the game so it seems as if he's forgotten a tiny bit. A 50 homer season will remind people of his greatness. 

Andrew McCutchen wins the gold glove in right field. After all the craziness surrounding him and the Buccos this offseason with trade rumors and the shifting from center to right field, he's going to get the last laugh and win the gold glove in right field. He would have won comeback player of the year too if Bryce Harper doesn't have the season I think he has. At least Cutch will remind us that he's nowhere near done playing the game at a high level. If Bryce does not hit my 50 homer plateau prediction though, Andrew McCutchen will win comeback player of the year.

Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw are going to strikeout 300 batters but neither of them is going to win the NL Cy Young. That just says the faith I have in Noah Syndergaard. This is crazy though because last year, Kershaw was the 1st pitcher to strike out 300 guys since Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling in 2002. 

Reich: 

MLB Predictions:

AL:
Boston
Kansas City
Houston

-Wild Card:
Cleveland
Toronto

NL:
Washington
Chicago
Los Angeles

-Wild Card:
Pittsburgh
San Francisco

World Series: Astros vs Pirates.
   -Winner: Pirates


Cy Young:
Chris Sale
Kenta Maeda

MVP:
Mookie Betts
Corey Seager

ROY:
Andrew Benintendi
Josh Bell

Lee:

AL: Cleveland, Baltimore, Houston ALWC: Boston, Texas

AL Champ: Baltimore

NL: Mets, Cubs, Dodgers NLWC D-Backs, Pirates

NL Champ: Dodgers

World Series: Orioles over Dodgers

AL MVP: Manny Machado
NL MVP: Kris Bryant
AL Cy Young: Chris Sale
NL Cy Young: Jacob deGrom
AL ROY: Andrew Benintendi
NL ROY: Dansby Swanson

Chris: 

World Series: Mets OVER Red Sox, 6 games
Let me open by saying OF COURSE I am picking the Mets to win the World Series. Any time there’s even the slightest possibility going into a season that one of my teams could win a championship I’m picking them. Yes, I will be bitching and moaning when the Mets are 54-53 in July about how their offense sucks, guys are hurt, blah blah blah. This is all part of the process. Trust it, baby. 
Instead of texting everyone all season, I’m just going to list my Mets grievances here and let them be (for the most part). They cannot hit lefties. There are too many damn left-handed hitters who don’t hit for average on this team. I have no idea what they’re going to do with future all-star Michael Conforto. Health will be a problem. I mean, you can’t sign a bunch of old guys with injury problems and be surprised when they get hurt. But time and time again, this happens. Surprise! Of course David Wright is going to get hurt! Neil Walker probably will too! And Duda! Back problems are bad. It might not ever work for Steven Matz in New York. Lugo has a torn UCL. Who knows what they’re getting from Harvey (I think he finishes in the 3.30-range). And the team is incredibly dependant on Yoenis Cespedes. 
WITH THAT BEING SAID I like so much about this team. Thor-DeGrom-Harvey-Wheeler-Gsellman is a hell of a starting five. I trust their bullpen more than anyone else in the NL. Salas-Reed-Familia 7-8-9 is dynamite. The Nats don’t have a closer! They might trade for a high-end one, but that’s a big concern. Their talent should carry them to a 95+ win season, but in a small sample size like the playoffs, with no closer against really good teams, that could really fuck them. I think no matter how the outfield situation shapes out between Granderson-Bruce-Conforto, they’ll hit a shit ton of home runs. Cespedes might be the NL’s best outfielder (that’s right, Bryce Harper). There are just a lot of talented vets who know how to get the job done day in and day out. 

AL East – Red Sox (1): Stacked rotation, extremely talented outfield
AL Central – Cleveland (2): Made the WS despite their rotation getting destroyed. Lindor might win AL MVP. Edwin Encarnacion is a huge signing. 
AL West – Houston (3): The amount of young talent in that day-to-day lineup is overwhelming. Pitching staff behind Kuechel is a concern. Should be enough for 90 wins. Need to get off to a decent start, unlike last year.
WC1: Baltimore (4): Every year people doubt the Orioles. And every year they’re in the playoffs. Never count out a team with an awesome bullpen who can hit home runs. 
WC2: Detroit (5): Fulmer-Verlander-Zimmerman at the top of the rotation prevails.
Just missing out: Texas, LA Angels (a team with Mike Trout on it has to come close to making the playoffs at least once, right?), Seattle Mariners .
Wild Card: Baltimore over Detroit WC (4-3)
ALDS: Red Sox OVER Baltimore, 4 games
ALDS: Cleveland OVER Houston, 5 games
ALCS: Red Sox OVER Cleveland, 7 games
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NL East --Nationals (2): Bullpen is concerning, as is health of Scherzer and Strasburg, but they have some really top-end talent up and down that lineup.
NL -- Central: Cubs (1): I mean… yeah. 
NL West -- Dodgers (3): The window is closing.
WC1 -- Mets (4): YUP
WC2 -- Rockies (5): I BELIEVE IN YOU ROCKIES. They’ll have to withstand some early-season injuries. That lineup can mash in any park in the country. They hung around last year. If they’re close, they might pony up for a top-end starter, even if history suggests it probably won’t work at Coors field. 
Just missing out: Marlins (great lineup, incredible outfield, strong bullpen, pitching over the course of 162 might not be good enough), Pirates (same), Cardinals (they’ll probably have some AA guy we’ve never heard of hit 20 home runs).
Wild card: Mets OVER Rockies, 7-1
NLDS: Mets OVER Cubs, 5 games
NLDS: Nationals OVER Dodgers, 5 games
NLCS: Mets OVER Nationals, 6 games
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AL MVP: Francisco Lindor
NL MVP: Corey Seager, Dodgers… If Freddie Freeman played on a better team I think he would win it. He could put up a monster season.
NL CY Young: Thor… People love a big man with flowing golden locks. I’d still take Jacob deGrom in a do-or-die game.
AL Cy Young: Chris Sale… Now that he’s in Boston people realize how good he’s been and feel bad he’s never won Cy Young before. 
NL ROY: Dansby Swanson, Braves. He does it all. True story, the Braves held him one at-bat short of qualifying as a rookie last year so he could win it this year. Glasnow and Gsellman get votes. 

AL ROY: I don’t know shit about AL prospects. AL baseball is stupid. Everyone seems to think Andrew Benintendi is going to win it. Does that ever go as planned? There has to be some foreign player out there. I’ll go Aaron judge, Yankees. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

NBA 16/17 Predictions

DRE:

NBA 2016-2017 NBA Predictions

Eastern Conference

1.      Cleveland Cavaliers
2.      Toronto Raptors
3.      Atlanta Hawks
4.      Boston Celtics
5.      Indiana Pacers
6.      New York Knicks
7.      Chicago Bulls
8.      Milwaukee Bucks

Cavs over Bucks
Raptors over Bulls
Knicks over Hawks
Pacers over Celtics

Cavs over Pacers
Knicks over Raptors

Cavs over Knicks


Western Conference

1.      Golden State Warriors
2.      San Antonio Spurs
3.      Oklahoma City Thunder
4.      Los Angeles Clippers
5.      Portland Trail Blazers
6.      Memphis Grizzles
7.      Utah Jazz
8.      Minnesota Timberwolves

Warriors over Timberwolves
Clippers over Trail Blazers
Spurs over Jazz
Thunder over Grizzles

Clippers over Warriors
Thunder over Spurs

Clippers over Thunder


NBA Finals: Cavs over Clippers in 6


MVP: Russell Westbrook over Lebron James
ROY: Kris Dunn over Brandon Ingram
DPOY: DeAndre Jordan over Kawhi Leonard
Most Improved Player: Devin Booker over D’Angelo Russell
Coach of the Year: Tyrann Lue over Steve Kerr

Reich:

GO LAKERS!!!!

FUCK LEBRON!


NBA Predictions

West:
1. GS
Spurs
Clippers
OKC
Memphis
Portland
Lakers
8. Kings

OKC vs Golden State

East:
1. Cavs
Toronto
Atl
Boston
Bulls
Pacers
Charlottte
8. Detroit 

Cavs vs Bulls

Finals: Golden State over Cavs

MVP: Westbrook
Coach: Luke Walton
Sixth Man: Lou Williams
DPoy: Whiteside
Rookie: Jamal Murray
Bottom 4: Phoenix and Pelicans
                  Sixers and Nets

Lee:

East Standings (1-8): Cavs, Raps, Pacers, C’s, Hornets, Hawks, Pistons, Wizards

West Standings (1-8): GSW, SAS, UTAH, LAC, PORT, HOU, OKC, MINNY

Bottom Three Records: Nets, Suns, Lakers

East Finals: Cavs over Pacers

West Finals: SAS over UTAH

NBA Finals/ Champion: SAS over Cavs

MVP: Kawhi Leonard
ROY: Joel Embiid
COY: Quin Snyder
Defensive POY: Kawhi Leonard
Most Improved: Jahlil Okafor


Chris

East (1-8): Cavs, Toronto, C’s, Detroit, Indiana, Washington, Atlanta, NYK

West (1-8): GSW, LAC, SAS, Houston, Portland, OKC, Utah, Dallas

Bottom Three: Brooklyn (hahahahah), Philly, Lakers

East finals: Cleveland over Boston

West: GSW over LAC

Finals: GSW over Cleveland (in 6)

MVP: LeBron James
ROY: Ingram
COY: Brad Stevens
DPOY: Kawhi
Most Improved (is this a real award?): Rudy Gobert

-Other notes: No idea how Charlotte is going to score outside of Kemba this year. I’m worried about Batum… Washington was killed by injuries/lazy big men last year and still finished .500. I like them making a jump… Go Knicks!... I think the Heat could be intriguing but ultimately trade Dragic and aim for a top 5-7 pick… Dallas deserves an 8 seed out of respect for Dirk, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Minny make it… The baby Lakers are going to be fun but will have to have guys fake injuries so they can tank… I hope the Suns just let Booker take over… Memphis has had the same core for about 26 years. It’s over for them… The Clips became so overrated they’re underrated. Blake is going to finish top 4 in MVP voting (bron, Steph, KD, Blake)... An average of 18 and 10 is in play for Kristaps (finished with 14 and 7 ish last season)... Noah plays less than 30 games for the Knicks.
DJ:

East Standings (1-8):  Cavs, Pacers, Raptors, Celtics, Hawks, Knicks, Wizards

West Standings (1-8):  Warriors, LAC, Spurs, Portland, OKC, Memphis, Dallas, T WOLVES

Bottom Three Records: Lakers, Nets, Kings

East Finals:  Cavs over Pacers

West Finals: Warriors over Clippers

NBA Finals/ Champion: Cavs over Warriors

MVP: LeBron James
ROY: Brandon Ingram
COY: Tibbs
Defensive POY: Kwahi Leonard
Most Improved: Blake Griffin





Friday, April 1, 2016

MLB Predictions

Feel free to send me your predictions to LTKST2@gmail.com

Lee's Picks

American League
AL East: Toronto Blue Jays
AL West: Houston Astros
AL Central: Cleveland Indians
WC: KC Royals
WC: Baltimore Orioles

AL Champ: Orioles over Jays

National League
NL East: New York Mets
NL Central: Chicago Cubs
NL West: San Francisco Giants
WC: Pittsburgh Pirates
WC: Washington Nationals

NL Champ: Cubs over Giants

Cubs over Cubs over Orioles

AL MVP: Manny Machado
NL MVP: Bryce Harper

AL Cy Young: Corey Kluber
NL Cy Young: Jacob deGrom

AL ROY: Byron Buxton
NL ROY: Corey Seager

AL MOY: Buck Showalter
NL MOY: Bruce Bochy

Matt's picks

Division winners:
AL East: Orioles
AL Central: Royals
AL West: Astros
NL East: Nationals
NL Central: Cubs
NL West: Giants

AL WC: Blue Jays, Rays
NL WC: Pirates, Cardinals

AL champ: Royals
NL champ: Cubs
World Series winner: Cubs

AL MVP: Machado
NL MVP: Harper

AL Cy Young: Chris Archer
NL Cy Young: Gerrit Cole

AL ROY: Byron Buxton
NL ROY: Corey Seager


Andrew's Picks

AL East: Blue Jays
AL Central: Royals
AL West: Astros
Wild Card: Texas, Baltimore
AL Champ: Astros

NL East: Mets
NL Central: Cubs
NL West: Giants
Wild Card: Dodgers, Nationals
NL Champ: Cubs

World Series: Cubs

AL MVP: Mike Trout
NL MVP: Anthony Rizzo
AL Cy Young: Chris Sale
NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw
AL ROY: Byron Buxton (pure guess thanks to google)
NL ROY: Corey Seager (pure guess thanks to google)

Lash's Picks

NL EAST-Mets
NL CENTRAL-Cubs
NL WEST-D'Backs

AL EAST-Blue Jays
AL CENTRAL-Tigers
AL WEST-Rangers

NL WC1-Cardinals
NL WC2- Nationals
AL WC1-Red Sox
AL WC2-Royals

NL CHAMP-Cubs
AL CHAMP-Blue Jays
WS CHAMP-Cubs

NL MVP-Bryce Harper
AL MVP-Lorenzo Cain

NL CY YOUNG-Zach Greinke
AL CY YOUNG-Chris Sale

NL ROY-Corey Seager
AL ROY-Joey Gallo

Chas' picks

AL East: Toronto
AL Central: Detroit (my sister would kill me if she knew I picked otherwise)
AL West: Texas
WC: Boston
WC: Houston

NL East: New York
NL Central: Chicago
NL West: Los Angeles
WC: Pittsburgh
WC: Washington (Buccos get cuckolded at home for the third year in a row)

AL MVP: Mike "Should be 5 Years in a Row" Trout (and they'll still probably give to to Correa or something dumb)
NL MVP: Bryce Harper

AL CY: David Price
NL CY: Clayton Kershaw

AL ROY: I don't know much about prospects from other teams so I'll say Jose Berrios because I think Buxton stinks

NL ROY: Corey Seager

Zach's Picks


AL: Blue Jays
     Royals            WC: Orioles and Boston
     Houston

NL: Nationals
     Pirates            WC: Mets and Cubs
     Giants

AL: Blue Jays vs. Royals (Blue jays beat Boston and Royals beat Houston)

NL: Pirates vs Giants (Pirates beat Mets and Giants beat Nationals)

World Series: Pirates over Blue Jays (in 6)

AL Cy Young: Marcus Strohman
NL Cy Young: Gerrit Cole
MVP: Donaldson and Mccutchen
Rookies: Joey Gallo and Corey Seager
Managers: John Gibbons and Clint Hurdle


Watch out: Marlins will be tough.
             Pirates outfield destroys the league.
             Cards don't have that great of a season (according to their standards).
               Boston makes a run and finishes better than Yankees.



Tuesday, October 27, 2015

2015/2016 NBA

2015/2016 NBA Predictions


Lee Kunkel--

Eastern Conference

1. Cleveland 2. Miami 3. Atlanta 4. Washington 5. Toronto 6. Chicago 7. Orlando 8. Milwaukee

Western Conference

1. Oklahoma City 2. Golden State 3. Houston 4. San Antonio 5. LA Clippers 6. New Orleans 7. Memphis 8. Jazz

MVP: Anthony Davis
ROY: Jahlil Okafor

Finals: Cleveland over GSW

Worst teams: East: Philadelphia, West: Nuggets

Joe Haefner--

East West Division Winner
Cavs Divison Winner Rockets Division Winner Heat Divison Winner Thunder Division Winner Raptors Divison Winner Clippers

Bulls Warriors Wizards Spurs Hawks Pelicans Bucks Memphis Pacers Jazz

MVP Durant

East Heat, West Thunder (healthy)

Finals Thunder

Zach Reichard

NBA
   West:
1. Golden State
2. Spurs
3. Clippers
4. Thunder
5. Grizzlies
6. Rockets
7. Dallas
8. Lakers

    East:
1. Cavs
2. Hawks
3. Toronto
4. Wizards
5. Bulls
6.Heat
7. Bucks
8. Pistons

Cavs vs Hawks

Golden State vs Spurs

Golden State over Hawks!

MVP: Step Curry
ROY: D Russell

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MLB Predictions: 2015

April 1st means only one thing. No not jokes...baseball is back! Opening Night is right around the corner, as the new look Cubs take on the raining NL Central reigning champion St. Louis Cardinals. Monday, Opening Day festivities begin across the country as the 2015 season "officially" gets underway.

Last season, I did a pretty good job. I got all six division winners correct! However, I failed to pick any of the four wildcard teams, and whiffed on my Baltimore over Washington World Series pick.

Feel free to send me your picks: ltkst2@gmail.com. Include division winners, wildcards, WS pick. Also MVP Cy Young and Rookie of the year (both leagues for these three).

Time to make some predictions: Without further ado....

American League:

East: Baltimore Orioles
Central: Cleveland Indians
West: Los Angeles Angels
Wildcards: Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox

AL Champ: Baltimore Orioles

National League:

East: Washington Nationals
Central: Pittsburgh Pirates
West: San Diego Padres
Wildcards: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets

NL Champ: San Diego Padres

World Series: Baltimore Orioles over San Diego Padres

MVP: (AL) Robinson Cano, (NL) Andrew McCutchen
Cy Young: (AL) Felix Hernandez, (NL) Matt Harvey
Rookie of the Year: (AL) Daniel Norris, (NL) Joc Pederson

Reasoning: Let's start in the American League, and why I chose the Orioles to win it all (SURPRISE). The Birds lost some big names, mainly Nelson Cruz, Nick Markakis, and Andrew Miller. Miller will likely hurt the most, as he is regarded by many as one of the top five relievers in all of baseball. He was lights out in Baltimore after the Orioles acquired him from Boston at the trade deadline. While those losses hurt, a healthy Manny Machado and Matt Wieters are more than enough to offset that missing production. Wieters is a top five catcher, Machado a budding super star and elite defender. Both missed almost all of last season. The Bullpen should be one of the top five in the AL once again.

The rotation will be even better this season, and it was pretty strong last year. Chris Tillman has become an ace, and there is great depth behind him. Baltimore is one of few teams that can survive an injury (or even two) to the pitching staff. Wei-Yin Chen, Bud Norris, Miguel Gonzalez, Ubaldo Jimenez (should bounce back, nowhere to go but up?), and Kevin Gausman are all solid. Gausman and prospect Dylan Bundy are two of the better young arms in all of baseball.

Bullpen remains strong, the best manager in baseball --Buck Showalter-- remains in charge, and the Orioles have some nice young pieces to make a trade at the deadline if they need to.

I love the moves Boston made this offseason. The lineup is loaded, and they have a hungry team filled with guys that want to prove last year was simply a one year hangover, and not a sign of things to come. The pitching staff isn't great, but the farm system is stacked. If Boston wants to get Hamels or another high end pitcher, they can. The Yankees are still old, lack starting pitching depth, and are already battling some injuries at key positions. The A-Rod saga will linger on the first few weeks, and that could be something that blows up in the pinstripes face if they lose games early.

The AL Central will be the best race in baseball. The Indians are stacked with pitching and some great players that the casual fan may not know too well just yet. Michael Brantley is a star, and the staff is deep. (I think the Indians will make the ALCS and fall in seven games to the Orioles.) Chicago made some big moves, the Tigers remain strong, the Royals are coming off a run to the World Series. Sheesh. The Twins don't stand much of a chance.

Out West Seattle, LA, and Oakland are pretty even. The addition of Nelson Cruz, along with some really good young players coming through the minors, is the reason I chose Seattle to beat out Oakland for the Wild Card spot. The Angels, led by Mike Trout, still have the deepest lineup, and a very good rotation. But if you were to tell me they come in third, I wouldn't be shocked.

In the NL, a few things may standout. Number one, I'm drinking the Padres Kool-Aid. Kemp, Myers, Upton, Shields, Middlebrooks. What an offseason. The rotation is really good, and should thrive in that stadium. Obviously, the Dodgers are going to pretty damn good, but this is my bold pick. The Padres beat them out by a game. The Giants -who won the whole damn thing last year-- lost a few key pieces including the Panda. Can Matt Cain bounce back? They will need him too, because they feasted on a bad division last year. That won't be the case this year.

Pittsburgh finally gets over the hump that is the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cards lack depth in their rotation, and I question the Shelby Miller deal. They have a lot of guys coming of injuries, and their rotation cannot afford to lose anyone for any decent length of time. In Pittsburgh, Gregory Polanco will need to become a reliable everyday player. I think he will, and that gives the Buccos one of the better outfields in all of baseball. McCutchen is my MVP, and a top three player in the game, according to ESPN. The Cubs have a very good young team, but too young to contend just yet.

Expect the Nationals to once again dominate the East. You would be almost crazy to think anything else. The staff is loaded. The lineup is powerful and deep, the bullpen is very good, and the defense is improved (about time they moved Zimmerman to first). They should win the most games in the regular season (I'll say 105). But can they finally get it done in the postseason? Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister, Gio Gonzalez is about as good as it gets.

The Mets, who I have stealing the final Wild Card, are going to be an extremely interesting team to follow. Matt Harvey might be the best pitcher in baseball. There are no numbers to back this, and he missed a whole season last year, so no I wouldn't take him over, say Kershaw. But his stuff? Lights out. Will the Mets allow him to pitch enough innings to warrant Cy Young consideration? That's another question. I really like the rest of the rotation too. Michael Cuddyer will hit like .700 at Citi Field with that massive outfield. The Mets will battle the Marlins for second place and that last wildcard, and pitching depth is the reason I'm picking them. The Braves will be a pest, but I can't see them breaking into the top three. The Phillies will be atrocious.

Matt Heiland: 

American League:

East: Baltimore
Central: Chicago
West: Seattle
Wildcards: Cleveland, Toronto

AL Champ: Baltimore

National League:

East: Washington
Central: St. Louis
West: LA Dodgers
Wildcards: Pittsburgh, Miami

NL Champ: Washington

World Series: Baltimore over Washington

MVP: (AL) Mike Trout, (NL) Giancarlo Stanton
Cy Young: (AL) Chris Sale, (NL) Clayton Kershaw
Rookie of the Year: (AL) Rusney Castillo, (NL) Joc Pederson

Ethan Woy: 

American League:

East: Baltimore Orioles
Central: Cleveland Indians
West: Los Angeles Angels
Wildcards: Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox

AL Champ: Angels

National League:

East: Washington
Central: St. Louis
West: LA Dodgers
Wildcards: Chicago Cubs, Miami Marlins

NL Champ: Dodgers

World Series: Dodgers over Angels

MVP: (AL) Trout, (NL) Harper
Cy Young: (AL) Hernandez, (NL) Kershaw
Rookie of the Year: (AL) Carlos Rodon, (NL) Kris Bryant

Shae Hess: 


AL

East - Boston Red Sox
Central - Detroit Tigers
West - Oakland Athletics
Wildcards - Kansas City Royals & Seattle Mariners 

NL

East - Washington Nationals
Central - Pittsburgh Pirates
West - LA Dodgers 
Wild Cards - St. Louis Cardinals & San Diego Padres

AL Champ: Boston Red Sox
NL Champ: Washington Nationals 


World Series Champs: Boston Red Sox

AL MVP: Trout
AL CY YOUNG: Hernandez 
AL ROY: Carlos Rodon

NL MVP: Stanton
NL CY YOUNG: Kershaw
NL ROY: Kris Bryant

Andrew Heiland:

American League:
East – Baltimore Orioles
Central – Cleveland Indians      
West – Seattle Mariners
Wildcards – Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels

AL Champ – Baltimore Orioles

National League:
East – Washington Nationals
Central – St. Louis Cardinals
West – Los Angeles Dodgers
Wildcards – Pittsburgh Pirates, Miami Marlins

NL Champ – Los Angeles Dodgers

World Series – Baltimore over LA

MVP: (AL) Trout, (NL) Stanton
Cy Young: (AL) Hernandez, (NL) Kershaw
ROY: (AL) Dalton Pompey, (NL) Joc Pederson

Zach Lash:

AL East: Red Sox
AL Central: White Sox
AL West: Mariners
Wildcard: Tigers, Angels

NL East: Nationals
NL Central: Cardinals
NL West: Dodgers
Wildcard: Padres, Marlins

World Series: Dodgers over Mariners

AL Cy Young: King Felix
NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw

AL MVP: Jose Abreu
NL MVP: Yasiel Puig

AL ROY: Micah Johnson
NL ROY: Jorge Soler

Andre Frye:


American League:

East: Toronto
Central: Cleveland
West: Seattle
Wild Cards: Chicago, Baltimore

AL Champ: Chicago


National League:

East: Washington
Central: Pittsburgh
West: Los Angeles

Wild Cards: St. Louis, Miami

NL Champ: Pittsburgh

World Series: Pittsburgh over Chicago


MVP: (AL) Mike Trout, (NL) Andrew McCutchen
Cy Young: (AL) Chris Sale, (NL) Stephen Strasburg
ROY: (AL) Aaron Sanchez, (NL) Kris Bryant
Comeback POY: (AL) Prince Fielder, (NL) Matt Harvey
Manager of the Year: (AL) Lloyd McClendon, (NL) Mike Redmond

Joey Haefner

AL EAST Red Sox
AL CENTRAL Indians
AL WEST Mariners
WILD CARD 1 ORIOLES
WILD CARD 2 Angels
WINNER MARINERS

NL EAST Nationals
NL CENTRAL Cardinals
NL WEST Dodgers
WILD CARD 1 Pirates
WILD CARD 2 Padres
WINNER Pirates

AL DIVISION SERIES Red Sox Over Orioles
Mariners Over Indians
NL DIVISION SERIES Pirates Over Nationals
Cardinals Over Dodgers
Al Championship Series Mariners Over Red Sox
NL Championship Series Pirates Over Cardinals
WORLD SERIES Pirates Over Mariners

AL MVP Mike Trout
NL MVP Andrew McCutchen
AL CY YOUNG King Felix
NL CY YOUNG Gerrit Cole
AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Steven Souza
NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Joc Pederson





Thursday, October 30, 2014

2014 NBA Predictions

DJ:
East Standings (1-8): Cavs, Bulls, Heat, Toronto, Wizards, Pacers, Nets, Knicks

West Standings (1-8): Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, Mavs, Warriors, Blazers, Grizz, Rockets

Worst Record: 76ers, Timberwolves

East Finals: Cavs over Bulls

West Finals: Clippers over Spurs

NBA Finals/ Champion: Clippers over Cavs

MVP: Derick Rose
ROY: Jabari Parker
COY: Tom Thibodeau
Sixth Man: Jamal Crawford
Defensive POY: Dwight Howard
The King has gone home.
Most Improved: Pau Gasol


Chris: 
East Standings (1-8): Cavs, Bulls, Washington, Toronto, Heat, Hornets, Knicks, Nets

West Standings (1-8): Spurs, Golden State, Clippers, OKC, Blazers, Houston, Memphis, Denver

Worst Record: 76ers, Minny

East Finals: Cavs over Washington

West Finals: OKC over Clippers

NBA Finals/ Champion: Oklahoma City over Cavs

MVP: LeBron
ROY: Dante Exum
COY: Thibs
Sixth Man: Crawford
Defensive POY: Anthony Davis
Most Improved: Steven Adams


Lee:
East Standings (1-8): Bulls, Cavs, Toronto, Washington, Miami, Charlotte, Indy, Atlanta

West Standings (1-8): Clippers, Spurs, Golden State, OKC, Portland, Houston, Phoenix, New Orleans

Worst Record: Sixers (east), Utah (west)
Davis could be the league's next big star.

East Finals: Cavs over Bulls

West Finals: Warriors over the Spurs

NBA Finals/ Champion: Cavs over Warriors

MVP: LeBron James
ROY: Jabari Parker
COY: Steve Kerr
Sixth Man: Isaiah Thomas
Defensive POY: Anthony Davis
Most Improved: Jimmy Butler

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NFL Predictions



DJ’s picks….

AFC

East: Patriots - Dolphins - Jets - Bills
North: Bengals - Ravens - Steelers - Browns
South: Colts - Titans - Texans - Jags
West: Broncos - Chargers - Chiefs - Raiders

Playoffs: 1. Pats 2. Broncos 3. Colts 4. Steelers 5. Chargers 6. Dolphins

AFC Champion: New England Patriots

NFC

East: Eagles - Redskins - Cowboys - Giants
North: Packers - Vikings - Bears - Lions
South: New Orleans - Panthers - Bucs  - Falcons
West: Seahawks - 49ers - Rams - Cardinals

Playoffs: 1. New Orleans 2. Packers 3. Seattle 4. Eagles 5. 49ers 6. Panthers

NFC Champion: New Orleans Saints

Super Bowl Champion: New England Patriots over New Orleans Saints

Awards:

NFL MVP: Aaron Rodgers
Offensive POY: Jimmy Graham
Defensive POY: Darrelle Revis
Offensive ROY: Mike Evans
Defensive ROY: Jadeveon Clowney
Coach of the Year: Sean Payton




Lee’s picks….

AFC

East: Patriots - Dolphins - Jets - Bills
North: Bengals - Ravens - Steelers - Browns (PLAY JOHNNY)
South: Colts - Titans - Texans - Jags
West: Broncos - Chargers - Chiefs - Raiders

Playoffs: 1. Broncos 2. Bengals 3. Pats 4. Colts 5. Dolphins 6. Chargers

AFC Champion: Cincinnati Bengals

NFC

East: Eagles - Redskins - Cowboys - Giants
North: Packers - Vikings - Bears - Lions
South: New Orleans - Bucs - Panthers - Falcons
West: Seahawks - 49ers - Rams - Cardinals

Playoffs: 1. Seahawks 2. Packers 3. New Orleans 4. Eagles 5. Bucs 6. 49ers

NFC Champion: Seattle Seahawks

Super Bowl Champion: Seattle Seahawks over Cincinnati Bengals

Awards:

NFL MVP: Aaron Rodgers
Offensive POY: Jimmy Graham
Defensive POY: Gerald McCoy
Offensive ROY: Mike Evans
Defensive ROY: Jadeveon Clowney
Coach of the Year: Chip Kelly




Andrew’s Picks

AFC

East: Patriots - Jets - Dolphins - Bills
North: Bengals - Ravens - Steelers - Browns
South: Colts - Texans - Titans - Jags
West: Broncos - Chargers - Chiefs - Raiders

Playoffs: 1. Broncos 2. Patriots 3. Colts 4. Bengals 5. Chargers 6. Jets

AFC Champion: New England Patriots

NFC

East: Eagles - Redskins - Cowboys - Giants
North: Packers - Bears - Vikings - Lions
South: New Orleans - Panthers - Bucs - Falcons
West: Seahawks - 49ers - Cardinals - Rams

Playoffs: 1. Seahawks 2. Eagles 3. Packers 4. New Orleans 5. 49ers 6. Panthers

NFC Champion: E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES

Super Bowl Champion: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES over Patriots (2004 revenge)

Awards:

NFL MVP: Aaron Rodgers
Offensive POY: SHADY MCCOY
Defensive POY: Luke Kuechly
Offensive ROY: Brandin Cooks
Defensive ROY: Jadeveon Clowney
Coach of the Year: CHIP KELLY


Ethan Woy

AFC

East: Patriots - Jets - Dolphins - Bills
North: Bengals - Ravens - Steelers - Browns
South: Colts - Titans - Texans - Jags
West: Broncos - Chiefs - Chargers - Raiders

Playoffs: 1. Broncos 2. Colts 3. Patriots 4. Bengals 5. Ravens 6. Jets

AFC Champion: Denver Broncos

NFC

East: Eagles - Redskins - Cowboys - Giants
North: Packers - Bears - Lions - Vikings
South: Saints - Bucs - Falcons - Panthers
West: Seahawks - 49ers - Cardinals - Rams

Playoffs: 1. Seahawks 2. Eagles 3. Packers 4. Saints 5. 49ers 6. Bears

NFC Champion: Green Bay Packers

Super Bowl Champion: Green Bay Packers over Denver Broncos

Awards:

NFL MVP: Aaron Rodgers
Offensive POY: LeSean McCoy
Defensive POY: J.J. Watt
Offensive ROY: Teddy Bridgewater
Defensive ROY: Darqueze Dennard

Coach of the Year: Rex Ryan



Dre Frye

AFC East
1. Patriots 12-4
2. Jets 9-7
3. Dolphins 8-8
4. Bills  5-11

AFC North
1. Steelers 10-6
2. Bengals 9-7
3. Ravens 8-8
4. Browns 3-13

AFC South
1. Colts 10-6
2. Titans 7-9
3. Texans 6-10
4. Jaguars 4-12

AFC West
1. Broncos 12-4
2. Chiefs 10-6
3. Chargers 9-7
4. Raiders 3-13
 
NFC East
1. Eagles 12-4
2. Redskins 8-8
3. Cowboys 8-8
4. Giants 2-14

NFC North
1. Packers 10-6
2. Bears 9-7
3. Vikings 7-9
4. Lions 6-10

NFC South
1. Saints 14-2
2. Buccaneers 10-6
3. Falcons 8-8
4. Panthers 6-10

NFC West
1. Seahawks 11-5
2. Cardinals 9-7
3. Rams 9-7
4. 49ers 6-10

 AFC Playoffs:
Wild Card:
Steelers > Jets / Colts > Chiefs

Divisional Round:
Patriots > Steelers
Colts > Broncos

AFC Champion:
Colts > Patriots


NFC Playoffs:
Wild Card:
Seahawks > Bucs / Packers > Bears

Divisional Round:
Saints > Packers
Seahawks > Eagles

NFC Champion:
Saints > Seahawks 
Super Bowl:

Saints  over Colts (Rematch of SB XLIV)

MVP: Drew Brees
OPOY: Lesean McCoy
DPOY: Earl Thomas
Coach of the Year: Chip Kelly
Offensive ROY: Brandin Cooks
Defensive ROY: Ryan Shazier
Comeback POY: Robert Griffin III

Bold Predictions:

49ers will miss playoffs: tons of losses on defense with Bowman, Aldon Smith, Ray McDonald, Carlos Rogers, just too much turnover.

Shady McCoy will have over 2500 all purpose yards with 1800 rushing and 700 receiving

DT will be the best receiver in every statistical category with 100+ receptions, 15 TD’s and 1500 yds.

Robert Quinn will lead the league in sacks with 20+

Patrick Peterson will surpass Richard Sherman this year for best CB in the league because of his double digit INT’s