I got the projections below from Bleacher Report and have no idea how well reasoned they are but do know that the graphics were easy to copy and paste and their projection for the Twins is one of the more optimistic ones so I expect that they’re as good as any. I don’t think they account for the Machado and Harper signings so I suppose we should add 4 -6 wins for the Padres and Phillies.
If you want to read the accompanying explanations, which I didn’t, you can find them here
Looks like the AL East won’t be as boringly dominant this year and that the fightin O’S will vastly improve. Wowzie!!!
|Boston Red Sox||101-61||-7|
|New York Yankees||100-62||+0|
|Tampa Bay Rays||88-74||-2|
|Toronto Blue Jays||68-94||-5|
Looks like the AL Central will be considerably less bad this year but sorry Historio and Sparty the Spreadsheet Gods have spoken.
BTW the way Sparty both our teams made the sweet sixteen. Epic collision course?
|Chicago White Sox||74-88||+12|
|Kansas City Royals||63-99||+5|
Good to see the Astros still on top
|Los Angeles Angels||82-80||+2|
There you go Prof and the Nats are better without Harper.
|New York Mets||87-75||+10|
Damn! I want me some Brew Crew in the playoffs. I imagine spoiled Cardinal fans don’t like this. Histrio please let Paper know he’s being trolled.
|St. Louis Cardinals||88-74||+0|
Wouldn’t it be nice if somebody besides the Dodgers win the NL West
|Los Angeles Dodgers||95-67||+3|
|San Diego Padres||77-85||+11|
|San Francisco Giants||66-96||-7|
For those of you whose team’s prospects are on the darker side let’s see those delusional thinking skills you’ve been working on this spring.
Although not directly related to baseball I found this helpful. Perhaps you will too.
Per the Twins, they made some nice additions, Buxton and his pals in the outfield looked good this spring, not so sure about everybody else, but all in all I think it’s likely that I’ll have meaningful games to watch until about the middle of September.
If the Twins do have a playoff season it will probably have to include a big bounce back year from their DSA (Designated Sexual Assailant / Designated Strikeout Artist) Miguel Sano. He’s stating the year on injured reserve having cut a tendon or something during a celebration of the Dominican League championship this winter. It’s not hard to imagine the stupidity that must have been involved. If he does have a big year I’ll have to trade in my cheap ass big ass TV for a smarter than me one so I can make him look like Harmon Killebrew.
However, I do confidently predict the completion of many a warm summer day in front of a baseball game for all of us.