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"SNAPE KILLS DUMBLEDORE" - Cash
"SNAPE KILLS DUMBLEDORE" - Cash
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As much as the rain would like to ruin everything, a new season of Yankees baseball is one more day away, even . So it's getting to be just about the time for us to formally make our 2016 predictions! Nikhil won the contest last year and Greg has won it in the past as well, but there are 14 other writers who could take home the prize (?) this fall.

You can play along too! Predict whatever you'd like in the comments, and don't be afraid to go big or go home, as Matt Ferenchick did. Apologies for spoiling what will now inevitably happen in 2016. Don't say we didn't warn you.

1) 2016 AL Standings:

AL East 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Yankees Blue Jays Orioles Red Sox Rays
Jason Yankees Blue Jays Red Sox Rays Orioles
Andrew Blue Jays Yankees Red Sox Rays Orioles
Caitlin Blue Jays Yankees Red Sox Orioles Rays
Greg Yankees Blue Jays Rays Orioles Red Sox
Provenzano Red Sox Blue Jays Yankees Rays Orioles
Ferenchick Yankees Blue Jays Red Sox Orioles Rays
Kunj Yankees Blue Jays Red Sox Rays Orioles
Harlan Blue Jays Yankees Orioles Red Sox Rays
Nikhil Blue Jays Yankees Red Sox Orioles Rays
Jim Blue Jays Yankees Red Sox Orioles Rays
Jake Red Sox Blue Jays Yankees Rays Orioles
Chris Blue Jays Red Sox Yankees Rays Orioles
Tom Yankees Red Sox Blue Jays Rays Orioles
Hecht Blue Jays Yankees Red Sox Rays Orioles
Consensus Yankees Blue Jays Red Sox Rays Orioles
AL Central 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Royals Indians Tigers Twins White Sox
Jason Royals Tigers Twins Indians White Sox
Andrew Indians Royals Tigers Twins White Sox
Caitlin Royals Tigers White Sox Indians Twins
Greg Royals Twins White Sox Indians Tigers
Provenzano Indians Royals Tigers White Sox Twins
Ferenchick Royals Tigers Indians Twins White Sox
Kunj Royals Tigers White Sox Twins Indians
Harlan Indians Royals White Sox Tigers Twins
Nikhil Royals Indians Tigers Twins White Sox
Jim Royals Twins Indians Tigers White Sox
Jake Indians White Sox Royals Tigers Twins
Chris Royals Indians Tigers White Sox Twins
Tom Royals Indians Tigers White Sox Twins
Hecht Royals Indians Tigers Twins White Sox
Consensus Royals Indians Tigers Twins White Sox
AL West 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Astros Rangers Angels Mariners A's
Jason Astros Rangers Angels Mariners A's
Andrew Astros Mariners Angels Rangers A's
Caitlin Astros Rangers Angels Mariners A's
Greg Astros Rangers Angels Mariners A's
Provenzano Rangers Astros Mariners Angels A's
Ferenchick Astros Rangers Angels A's Mariners
Kunj Astros Angels Rangers Mariners A's
Harlan A's Rangers Astros Mariners Angels
Nikhil Astros Rangers Angels Mariners A's
Jim Astros Angels Rangers Mariners A's
Jake Astros Mariners Rangers Angels A's
Chris Rangers Astros Angels Mariners A's
Tom Astros Mariners Rangers Angels A's
Hecht Rangers Astros Mariners Angels A's
Consensus Astros Rangers Angels Mariners A's

The playoff picture looks awfully close to how 2015 ended, though there are certainly a few alterations.The AL East mess could go to pretty much anyone though.

2) 2016 NL Standings:

NL East 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Mets Nationals Marlins Braves Phillies
Jason Mets Nationals Marlins Phillies Braves
Andrew Nationals Mets Marlins Phillies Braves
Caitlin Mets Nationals Marlins Braves Phillies
Greg Mets Nationals Marlins Phillies Braves
Provenzano Mets Nationals Braves Phillies Marlins
Ferenchick Nationals Mets Marlins Braves Phillies
Kunj Nationals Mets Marlins Phillies Braves
Harlan Mets Nationals Marlins Phillies Braves
Nikhil Mets Nationals Marlins Braves Phillies
Jim Nationals Mets Marlins Phillies Braves
Jake Mets Nationals Marlins Braves Phillies
Chris Nationals Mets Marlins Phillies Braves
Tom Mets Nationals Marlins Braves Phillies
Hecht Nationals Mets Marlins Braves Phillies
Consensus Mets Nationals Marlins Phillies Braves
NL Central 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Cubs Pirates Cardinals Brewers Reds
Jason Cubs Cardinals Pirates Brewers Reds
Andrew Cubs Pirates Cardinals Brewers Reds
Caitlin Cubs Cardinals Pirates Brewers Reds
Greg Cubs Pirates Cardinals Brewers Reds
Provenzano Cubs Pirates Cardinals Brewers Reds
Ferenchick Cubs Pirates Cardinals Brewers Reds
Kunj Pirates Cubs Cardinals Brewers Reds
Harlan Cubs Pirates Cardinals Brewers Reds
Nikhil Cubs Pirates Cardinals Reds Brewers
Jim Cubs Cardinals Pirates Brewers Reds
Jake Cubs Pirates Cardinals Reds Brewers
Chris Cubs Cardinals Pirates Reds Brewers
Tom Cubs Cardinals Pirates Reds Brewers
Hecht Cubs Pirates Cardinals Brewers Reds
Consensus Cubs Pirates Cardinals Brewers Reds
NL West 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Giants D'backs Dodgers Padres Rockies
Jason Giants D'backs Dodgers Padres Rockies
Andrew Giants D'backs Dodgers Padres Rockies
Caitlin Dodgers Giants D'backs Padres Rockies
Greg Giants D'backs Dodgers Padres Rockies
Provenzano D'backs Giants Dodgers Padres Rockies
Ferenchick Dodgers Giants D'backs Padres Rockies
Kunj Dodgers Giants D'backs Padres Rockies
Harlan Giants D'backs Dodgers Rockies Padres
Nikhil D'backs Dodgers Giants Padres Rockies
Jim Giants Dodgers D'backs Padres Rockies
Jake Dodgers Giants D'backs Padres Rockies
Chris Dodgers Giants D'backs Padres Rockies
Tom Dodgers Giants D'backs Padres Rockies
Hecht Giants Dodgers D'backs Padres Rockies
Consensus Giants Dodgers D'backs Padres Rockies

As in the AL, most of the 2015 results are the same in the predictions, save for us obviously subscribing to the Giants' classic Even Year Bullshit after missing the postseason in 2015 (and 2013... and 2011).

3) A-Rod & Tex HR, Gardner & Ellsbury SB, Tanaka & Severino ERA, and Dellin K

NYY Misc. A-Rod HR Tex HR Gardner SB Ellsbury SB Tanaka ERA Severino ERA Dellin K
Tanya 32 26 15 30 3.70 3.36 124
Jason 29 32 17 25 3.88 4.00 122
Andrew 22 36 22 28 3.69 3.93 114
Caitlin 30 27 18 26 3.47 3.63 117
Greg 37 35 39 41 3.21 2.56 135
Provenzano 24 32 22 31 3.11 3.69 130
Ferenchick 74 28 19 28 3.55 3.42 110
Kunj 31 37 16 27 2.98 3.69 121
Harlan 21 29 25 36 2.92 3.53 102
Nikhil 26 33 18 25 3.50 3.10 120
Jim 22 26 16 19 3.62 3.72 101
Jake 23 26 19 29 3.42 3.82 105
Chris 26 25 21 33 3.37 3.45 115
Tom 26 34 18 24 3.48 3.63 130
Hecht 27 31 17 29 3.80 3.30 108
Average 30 30 20 29 3.45 3.52 117

Matt F.'s Grade A trolling boosted the average A-Rod dinger total from 27 to 30. Well played, sir. Well played.

4) Yankee leaders: AVG, HR, ERA, and WAR

NYY leaders AVG HR ERA WAR
Tanya Jacoby Ellsbury Alex Rodriguez Luis Severino Didi Gregorius
Jason Didi Gregorius Brian McCann Nathan Eovaldi Didi Gregorius
Andrew Jacoby Ellsbury Mark Teixeira Nathan Eovaldi Mark Teixeira
Caitlin Starlin Castro Alex Rodriguez Michael Pineda Brian McCann
Greg Starlin Castro Alex Rodriguez Luis Severino Didi Gregorius
Provenzano Jacoby Ellsbury Mark Teixeira Masahiro Tanaka Brian McCann
Ferenchick Jacoby Ellsbury Alex Rodriguez Luis Severino Brian McCann
Kunj Starlin Castro Mark Teixeira Masahiro Tanaka Brian McCann
Harlan Starlin Castro Mark Teixeira Masahiro Tanaka Jacoby Ellsbury
Nikhil Starlin Castro Mark Teixeira Michael Pineda Didi Gregorius
Jim Didi Gregorius Brian McCann Michael Pineda Michael Pineda
Jake Starlin Castro Brian McCann Masahiro Tanaka Masahiro Tanaka
Chris Didi Gregorius Brian McCann Masahiro Tanaka Didi Gregorius
Tom Starlin Castro Mark Teixeira Nathan Eovaldi Didi Gregorius
Hecht Jacoby Ellsbury Mark Teixeira Nathan Eovaldi Mark Teixeira
Consensus Starlin Castro Mark Teixeira Masahiro Tanaka Didi Gregorius

We clearly have high expectations from the new up-the-middle BFFs!

5) MLB leaders: AVG, HR, ERA, and WAR

MLB leaders AVG HR ERA WAR
Tanya Miguel Cabrera Bryce Harper Zack Greinke Bryce Harper
Jason Mike Trout Bryce Harper Jake Arrieta Bryce Harper
Andrew Carlos Correa Paul Goldschmidt Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Caitlin Bryce Harper Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Greg Bryce Harper Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Provenzano Jose Altuve Bryce Harper Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Ferenchick Miguel Cabrera Alex Rodriguez Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Kunj Miguel Cabrera Giancarlo Stanton Zack Greinke Bryce Harper
Harlan Paul Goldschmidt Giancarlo Stanton Jose Fernandez Manny Machado
Nikhil Miguel Cabrera Nolan Arenado Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Jim Miguel Cabrera Giancarlo Stanton Jake Arrieta Mike Trout
Jake Bryce Harper Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Chris Jose Altuve Bryce Harper Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Tom Miguel Cabrera Bryce Harper Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Hecht Jose Altuve Bryce Harper Zack Greinke Mike Trout
Consensus Miguel Cabrera Bryce Harper Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout

WE WENT BOLD. Simply shocking names here.

6) Most teams wins & losses, first manager fired

MLB Misc. Most team wins Most team losses 1st manager fired
Tanya Cubs (104) Reds (99) Robin Ventura
Jason Cubs (98) Reds (100) Bryan Price
Andrew Nationals (96) Braves (102) Bryan Price
Caitlin Cubs (100) Phillies (98) Brad Ausmus
Greg Yankees (106) Rockies (108) Brad Ausmus
Provenzano Mets (97) Braves (101) Bryan Price
Ferenchick Yankees (107) Phillies (100) Bryan Price
Kunj Pirates (99) Braves (101) Brad Ausmus
Harlan Cubs (96) Reds (104) Bryan Price
Nikhil Cubs (101) Brewers (95) Brad Ausmus
Jim Giants (98) Braves (99) Pete Mackanin
Jake Cubs (97) Phillies (98) Bryan Price
Chris Cubs (100) Brewers (103) Bryan Price
Tom Cubs (97) Phillies (101) Bryan Price
Hecht Cubs (98) Phillies (102) Bryan Price
Consensus Cubs (100) Braves/Phillies (101) Bryan Price

Hopefully Price will give us one more ragefest before his inevitable departure from the Queen City. These predictions aren't supposed to help the Reds.

7) MLB Awards

AL Awards Rookie of the Year Cy Young Award MVP
Tanya Byron Buxton David Price Mike Trout
Jason Byron Buxton Sonny Gray Lorenzo Cain
Andrew Jose Berrios Chris Archer Carlos Correa
Caitlin Joey Gallo Dallas Keuchel Mike Trout
Greg Byron Buxton Dallas Keuchel Mike Trout
Provenzano Byron Buxton Chris Sale Mike Trout
Ferenchick Byron Buxton David Price Mike Trout
Kunj Byron Buxton Chris Sale Dellin Betances
Harlan Blake Snell Sonny Gray Manny Machado
Nikhil Lewis Brinson David Price Mike Trout
Jim Gary Sanchez Corey Kluber Mike Trout
Jake Jose Berrios Chris Sale Mike Trout
Chris Jose Berrios Dallas Keuchel Mike Trout
Tom Byron Buxton Chris Sale Carlos Correa
Hecht Byron Buxton Sonny Gray Mike Trout
Consensus Byron Buxton Chris Sale Mike Trout
NL Awards Rookie of the Year Cy Young Award MVP
Tanya Corey Seager Zack Greinke Bryce Harper
Jason Corey Seager Gerrit Cole Paul Goldschmidt
Andrew Corey Seager Madison Bumgarner Paul Goldschmidt
Caitlin Corey Seager Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Greg Corey Seager Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Provenzano Corey Seager Noah Syndergaard Bryce Harper
Ferenchick Corey Seager Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Kunj Corey Seager Matt Harvey Andrew McCutchen
Harlan Trevor Story Noah Syndergaard Paul Goldschmidt
Nikhil Corey Seager Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Jim Trevor Story Jake Arrieta Paul Goldschmidt
Jake Corey Seager Max Scherzer Buster Posey
Chris Corey Seager Clayton Kershaw Anthony Rizzo
Tom Corey Seager Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Hecht Corey Seager Madison Bumgarner Bryce Harper
Consensus Corey Seager Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper

No one can suggest that Kunj isn't fond of Dellin.

8. PLAYOFFS?!

Playoffs AL Wild Card game NL Wild Card game ALCS NLCS World Series WS Champ
Tanya TOR vs. TEX PIT vs. ARI NYY vs. HOU NYM vs. CHC Yankees/Cubs Yankees
Jason TOR vs. TEX PIT vs. STL NYY vs. HOU CHC vs. PIT Astros/Pirates Pirates
Andrew KC vs. NYY PIT vs. ARI HOU vs. KC WAS vs. SF Astros/Nationals Nationals
Caitlin NYY vs. TEX WAS vs. SF NYY vs. KC NYM vs. CHC Yankees/Cubs Cubs
Greg TOR vs. MIN PIT vs. ARI NYY vs. HOU NYM vs. CHC Yankees/Cubs Yankees
Provenzano TOR vs. NYY PIT vs. SF NYY vs. BOS NYM vs. PIT Yankees/Pirates Pirates
Ferenchick TOR vs. BOS PIT vs. SF NYY vs. HOU WAS vs. SF Yankees/Giants Yankees
Kunj TOR vs. LAA CHC vs. STL NYY vs. KC PIT vs. CHC Yankees/Pirates Pirates
Harlan NYY vs. KC PIT vs. ARI TOR vs. CLE PIT vs. SF Indians/Giants Giants
Nikhil NYY vs. TEX PIT vs. WAS NYY vs. TOR CHC vs. NYM Yankees/Cubs Yankees
Jim NYY vs. MIN LAD vs. STL NYY vs. HOU CHC vs. STL Yankees/Cubs Yankees
Jake TOR vs. SEA WAS vs. SF CLE vs. BOS LAD vs. CHC Indians/Dodgers Dodgers
Chris BOS vs. CLE NYM vs. SF KC vs. TEX CHC vs. SF Royals/Cubs Cubs
Tom CLE vs. BOS STL vs. WAS HOU vs. KC CHC vs. NYM Astros/Cubs Cubs
Hecht NYY vs. CLE NYM vs. PIT KC vs. TEX PIT vs. SF Rangers/Giants Giants
Consensus TOR vs. TEX PIT vs. STL NYY vs. HOU NYM vs. CHC Yankees/Cubs Yankees

Well, that settles that. No need to play the season now. We'll accept the Commissioner's Trophy this afternoon, Robby Boy.