Thursday, March 28, 2013

CFCL Bold Predictions: Postseason and awards

Today I'll wrap up the United Cardinals Bloggers March project with my predictions for the playoffs and awards. 

First off, is the playoffs.

Here are the playoff teams from each league, based on my projected standings:

American League

East - Tampa Bay Rays
Central - Detroit Tigers
West - LA Angels
Wild Cards - Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers

National League

East - Washington Nationals
Central - St. Louis Cardinals
West - SF Giants
Wild Cards - Cincinnati Reds, LA Dodgers

Based on the above, here is how I see the playoffs playing out:

Wild Cards

AL - Toronto over Texas
NL - Dodgers over Reds


Angels over Toronto
Tampa over Detroit


Nationals over Dodgers
Cardinals over Giants


Angels over Tampa


Cardinals over Nationals

World Series

Cardinals over Angels

Call me a homer, but I think the Cardinals have a much stronger team that most people give them credit for.  Last year they came within one game of going to the World Series for the second straight year and I think they can be even stronger this year.

Postseason Awards


Albert Pujols

Pujols had his year to adjust to the new league, now he is going to show them what he can really do.


Matt Kemp

The City of Los Angeles sweeps the MVP awards for both leagues.

AL Cy Young

Justin Verlander

David Price is great, but Verlander will take the prize.

NL Cy Young

Clayton Kershaw

R.A. Dickey is gone and Kershaw should regain his throne.

AL Rookie of the Year

Aaron Hicks

Hot spring carries over into the regular season for the Twins prospect.

NL Rookie of the Year

Kyuji Fujikawa

Fujikawa overtakes Carlos Marmol early to earn the closer role and doesn't look back.

So, there you have it.  Remember to check out the other Cardinals bloggers predictions at the United Cardinals Bloggers site.

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