Six months ago, I made my annual predictions as to who would win what. With the Wild Card round in full swing, it is time to revisit those predictions and see what, if anything, I got right.
Yeah, I didn’t see this one coming. The Yankees missed the postseason for the first time since 2016. Meanwhile, the upstart Orioles came out of nowhere to win the East and take the top seed in the American League.
The Guardians put up a fight, but the Twins managed to rebound and re-take the Central.
It came down to the last day of the season, but the Astros did manage to win the division for the third straight year and the sixth year out of the last seven.
Wild Cards: Blue Jays, Mariners, White Sox
Oh boy. Well, the Blue Jays managed to snag the last Wild Card spot and the Mariners lasted until the final week. The White Sox, on the other hand, lost 100 games and were out of contention in April.
AL Champion: Yankees
If I’m going to be wrong, this is the way to do it. The Astros look to have the easiest path, but I’m going to say either the Orioles or the Rays pull this one off.
Cy Young: Alek Manoah
This might be the wrongest prediction in the history of predictions. Manoah was so bad this year, he spent time in both the Rookie League and AA. Gerrit Cole looks to be the likely winner.
MVP: Julio Rodriguez
Another wrong guess. Shohei Ohtani will probably take it, despite injuries ending his season early.