Opening Day is tomorrow, which means it’s time for us to share our 2019 Yankees and MLB predictions. Jake has somehow won this thing three years in a row. The rest of us are hoping to shut him out. Again, here’s hoping that he doesn’t make it 4-for-4 based solely on his World Series prediction.
As always, please play along with us and share your predictions in the comments section!
2019 AL Standings
For the most part, we think that the Yankees and Red Sox will battle it out all season. Otherwise, the division should look much like it did in 2018. We’re not expecting any big surprises in the AL Central or West, either.
2019 NL Standings
Greg remains the only person with some faith in the Marlins. We are expecting good things from the Phillies, though. The only thing we agree about regarding the NL Central is that we have no idea how things will play out. For the most part, we think that the Padres plus Manny Machado will be a little bit better than they have been in years.
Stanton & Judge HR, Ellsbury G, Tanaka & Severino ERA, Tulowitzki G, and Ottavino K
As long as they stay healthy, we’re expecting big things from Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge. On the other hand, most of us see Jacoby Ellsbury getting some action at some point, too.
Yankees leaders: AVG, HR, ERA, and WAR
The fun thing about both the bullpen and the lineup is that there are so many good players to choose from.
MLB leaders: AVG, HR, ERA, and WAR
I think we can all agree that Mookie Betts would be much more likable if he was on a different team, so here’s hoping that an extension with the Red Sox doesn’t work out.
Most team wins & losses, first manager fired
Will Don Mattingly be on a short leash this year? At least we don’t think the Marlins will be the very worst team.
We aren’t exactly counting on it, but it’d be great fun to see James Paxton win the Cy Young award during his first year as a Yankee.
Yankees, Phillies, World Series match up, year ending in a “9”...what could be better than that? Granted, we’ve been calling for the Yankees to win the World Series for at least three years, but this could really be their year! Do you think we have it all wrong? Share your own predictions in the comments section.