MLB Predictions by the SSU Staff: the Experts Make their Pick to Win it All

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UntitledIt’s the dawn of a new baseball season! That means it’s time for our team of “experts” and myself to offer our picks to win it all.

I Matthew Paige – the Baseball Editor of SSU – hereby proclaim that the Houston Astros will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in an epic showdown for the World Series.

My picks

And whilst our heroes, those fighting True to the Blue Seattle Mariners will improve this season, it wont be enough. A valiant effort will be put forth to place them into the final spot in the Wild Card, but they shall not take it any further.  Fear not M’s fans, as this is a portent of things to come. This year however, does not belong to the Mariners.

LA Dodgers

Pitcher Clayton Kershaw is a god amongst men.  He is the Felix Hernandez of the National League; the 28 year old Kershaw has a lifetime 2.42 ERA and can not be stopped.  With the likes of Scott Kazmir and Kenta Maeda, this rotation is ready to face the formidable Astros.

Kyle Seager’s little brother Corey has carved out a place for himself in Chavez Ravine. Dissatisfied with being “Kyle’s little brother,” Corey exploded on the scene with a .346 average.  Compounded with Mr. Steady himself, Adrian Gonzalez, the Dodgers are ready for a deep run.

Houston Astros

The Houston Astros boast a litany of stars who you may not know right now, but will be legends in their own right.  First, is long-time M’s fans favorite Doug Fister. Yes guys, the 6’8 behemoth will bring a championship to Texas.

But it wont be just him, included is one Dallas Keuchel. The 28 year old Razorback (from Arkansas), hit 20 wins last year and earned a Cy Young award. Offensively, Jose Altuve is pulling his best Robinson Cano impression becoming the best 2nd baseman in the MLB at age 25.

The SSU team’s picks

Included in this poll, are fine folks who take on various roles here at the Seattle Sports Union (SSU), ranging from Social Media to Editing.

Included on these projections are of course myself, Ian Loney (baseball co-editor), Brent Goodwine (baseball contributor), Aarron Kemp (baseball contributor), Kevin Kapanowski (SSU Founder), Brett Masker (the delusional Editor), and the completely incorrect Abraham DeWeese (Editor-in-Chief).

Later this season my dear reader, I will recall how correct my premonitions were and prove my worth.

Feel free to add your thoughts/criticisms/rants below in our comment section. All members of this poll are available to defend their logic (except Abraham on his NL East pick).

Matt PaigeIan LoneyAbraham DeWeese
AL WESTHouston Astros (103)Houston Astros (95)Houston Astros (99)
AL CENTRALDetroit Tigers (87)Cleveland Indians (92)Minnesota Twinkies (82)
AL EASTToronto Blue Jays (98)Boston Red Sox (93)Toronto Blue Jays (99)
AL WILDCARD 1Texas Rangers (88)Toronto Blue Jays (90)Tampa Rays (97)
AL WILDCARD 2Seattle Mariners (87)Seattle Mariners (87)Seattle Mariners???!!!!?!? (84)
ALDSHouston beats Texas
Toronto beats Detroit
Houston beats Seattle
Cleveland beats Boston
Tampa beats Houston
Toronto beats Minnesota
ALCSHouston beats TorontoHouston beats ClevelandToronto beats Tampa
NL WESTLos Angeles Dodgers (101)San Francisco Giants (95)San Francisco Giants (92)
NL CENTRALSt Louis Cardinals (96)Chicago Cubs (100)St Louis Cardinals (101)
NL EASTNew York Mets (95)Washington Nationals (93)Miami Marlins (84)
NL WILDCARD 1San Francisco Giants (89)St Louis Cardinals (95)Chicago Cubs (99)
NL WILDCARD 2Washington Nationals (87)Los Angeles Dodgers (93)LA Dodgers (90)
NLDSLos Angeles beats San Francisco
New York beats St Louis
Chicago beats St Louis
San Francisco beats Washington
San Francisco beats Chicago
Miami beats St. Louis
NLCSLos Angeles beats New YorkChicago beats San FranciscoSan Francisco beats Miami
WORLD SERIESHouston beats Los AngelesChicago beats HoustonToronto beats San Francisco

Kevin KapanowskiBrett Masker
AL WESTTexas Rangers (89)Houston Astros (95)
AL CENTRALDetroit Tigers (89)Cleveland Indians (93)
AL EASTToronto Blue Jays (90)Toronto Blue Jays (92)
AL WILDCARD 1Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (90)
AL WILDCARD 2Boston Red SoxTampa Bay Rays (89)
ALDSSeattle beats Toronto
Detroit beats Texas
Seattle beats Houston
Cleveland beats Toronto
ALCSDetroit beats SeattleSeattle beats Cleveland
NL WESTSan Francisco Giants (92)Los Angeles Dodgers (96)
NL CENTRALChicago Cubs (94)Chicago Cubs (100)
NL EASTWashington Nationals (93)New York Mets (94)
NL WILDCARD 1Pittsburgh PiratesSt Louis Cardinals (98)
NL WILDCARD 2St Louis CardinalsMiami Marlins (90)
NLDSPittsburgh beats Chicago
Washington beats San Francisco
Chicago beats St Louis
New York beats Los Angeles
NLCSWashington beats PittsburghChicago beats New York
WORLD SERIESDetroit beats WashingtonSeattle beats Chicago

Brent GoodwineAarron Kemp
AL WESTHouston Astros (96)Houston Astros (91)
AL CENTRALCleveland Spiders (88)Kansas City Royals (94)
AL EASTToronto Blue Jays (100)Toronto Blue Jays (101)
AL WILDCARD 1Tampa Bay Rays (92)Seattle Mariners (87)
AL WILDCARD 2Boston Red Sox (92)Boston Red Sox (83)
ALDSToronto beats Cleveland
Tampa beats Houston
Kansas City beats Houston
Toronto beats Seattle
ALCSToronto beats TampaToronto beats Kansas City
NL WESTSan Francisco Giants (98)Arizona Diamondbacks (91)
NL CENTRALChicago Cubs (99)Chicago Cubs (99)
NL EASTNew York Mets (88)Washington Nationals (95)
NL WILDCARD 1 St Louis Cardinals (96)St. Louis Cardinals (97)
NL WILDCARD 2Los Angeles Dodgers (88)San Francisco Giants (89)
NLDSSan Francisco beats St Louis
Chicago beats New York
Chicago beats St. Louis
Washington beats San Francisco
NLCSSan Francisco beats ChicagoWashington beats Chicago
WORLD SERIESSan Francisco beats TorontoWashington beats Toronto

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