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Welcome To Case's Column

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Case44's 2023 MLB Predictions: Orders Of Finish And Who Will Win

Posted 03-24-2023 at 04:32 PM by case44
Updated 03-24-2023 at 04:47 PM by case44

Okay, sports fans, you know what time of year it is. Baseball is back, and here goes with my picks for how things go this time around. It all begins with the orders of finish in each division.


AL West: Houston (102-60), Seattle (96-66), Texas (85-77), Los Angeles A (73-89), Oakland (52-110)

AL Central: Minnesota (95-67), Cleveland (87-75), Chicago WS (82-80), Kansas City (77-85), Detroit (66-96)

AL East: Toronto (99-63), New York Y (98-64), Baltimore (93-69), Tampa Bay (81-81), Boston (74-88)


NL West: San Diego (101-61), Los Angeles D (99-63), San Francisco (84-78), Arizona (68-94), Colorado (60-102)

NL Central: St Louis (92-70), Milwaukee (87-75), Chicago C (80-82), Pittsburgh (70-92), Cincinnati (61-101)

NL East: New York M (101-61), Atlanta (98-64), Philadelphia (95-67), Miami (69-93), Washington (58-104)

Notes: The only real races in the American League will be in the West and the East, with the latter sure to draw much attention from all kinds. Toronto is going to surprise more people than you think, and they'll make it a race with the Yankees for first, but don't overlook Baltimore. They've got a pipeline coming in that is going to make the rest of the league notice. In the meantime, the road to the AL Pennant still goes through Houston until someone else dethrones them.

Over in the National League, the only real threat St Louis has is Milwaukee. As it is, they will be the class of the Central again. San Diego will present the Dodgers a formidable challenge to the West division. In the East, it will be almost as intense as the AL East will be, with the Mets, Braves, and Phillies duking it out. Also, baseball's new rules are going to be interesting to watch all year long.

All-Star Game Winner: American

Wild-Card Entries: AL - Seattle, New York Y, Baltimore

NL - Atlanta, Philadelphia, Los Angeles D

AL Pennant Winner: Houston
NL Pennant Winner: New York M


So, it will be a battle of the 1962 NL expansion cousins. Man, have times changed! The Astros, of course, will have their own set of challenges, but then, so will all the other teams. This should be a fun year.

And there you are.
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    I still think the Cardinals will be better than most people believe. You have a great point on the Mets, but you're definitely right about Houston winning it all again. They just appear invincible.

    And I know that it's just spring training, but I wasn't happy about your Astros beating up on my Cards yesterday, 24-1. That was just wrong.
    Posted 03-27-2023 at 11:06 AM by malfunction malfunction is offline

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