Sunday, April 2, 2017

1995 Fleer Every Night is Officially Retired & 2017 Predictions

The joke is over. 1995 Fleer Every Night is over. Winter is over. Baseball is here and now.

How about some predictions?

AL East
Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays

AL Central
Cleveland Indians (who will be renamed officially the Fightin' Francona's by 2019)
Kansas City Royals
Detroit Tigers
Chicago White Sox
Minnesota Twins

AL West
Houston Astros
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers
Los California Angeles Angels of Anaheim, California (or whatever their name is)
Oakland A's (more like F's)

NL East
Washington Nationals
New York Mets
Atlanta Braves
Miami Marlins
Philadelphia Phillies

NL Central
Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals
Milwaukee Brewers
Cincinnati Reds

NL West
San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers
Colorado Rockies
Arizona Diamondbacks
San Diego Padres

Wild Cards:
AL: Baltimore and Seattle (winner Seattle)
NL: New York and Pittsburgh (winner Pittsburgh)

AL Divisional
Seattle at Toronto (winner Toronto)
Houston at Cleveland (winner Houston)

NL Divisional
Pirates at Washington (winner Washington)
Giants at Cubs (winner Chicago)

AL Championship
Houston at Toronto  (winner Houston)

NL Championship
Washington at Chicago  (winner Washington)

World Series Houston vs Washington  (winner Washington)


  1. Giants over Dodgers? That's a bold choice. If Strasburg stays healthy, then I really like your NL representative in the World Series.

    1. With Apologies to Oscar at All Trade Bait, I really dislike the Dodgers and so my emotions played into the selections. Maybe we all do that a little? I'm worried as ever about the Orchid (Strasburg) but in fact I'm wary of Scherzer this year. Have a feeling...

  2. I have yet to see anyone pick my A's and Padres to finish higher than last place. Can't really blame them though. ;)

    1. There is something to being unanimous, isn't there?

  3. I would happily take your Pirates prediction. I wanted to pick them to make the playoffs but they just have too many "what ifs" this year. The core of the team that won 98 games a couple years ago are still there, but many of them regressed big time (looking at you Cole and Cutch).

  4. Just call them The Angels. And they'll be the surprise spoiler this year. Angels over Giants in a 15 year anniversary of the first time.