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MLB PREDICTIONS: MVP, STANDINGS 2011

Posted By Christopher Rowe On Mar 26 2011 @ 7:58 pm In MLB | 8 Comments

 In accordance with my efforts to complete all previews prior to next week’s MLB Opening Day (see AL Preview, NL Preview, Cy Young Predictions), I present my prognostications for the MLB Standings 2011.

[1]Familiar powers will return to the postseason in 2011. AL East sibling rivalry will feature the Bosox and Yankees as has been the case most of this decade but the Red Sox will finally best the Bronx Bombers thanks to a winter of Yankee-like free agent acquisitions. Look for the Chisox and Minnesota Twins to slug it out in the AL Central with the White Sox finally getting the best of the Bloomington Bopsies. In the West, last year’s AL Champion [2]Texas Rangers will feel some heat from the Angels and the division will be heaven-sent. Los Angeles will find their way back into the postseason. Boston and Chicago will face each other in the ALCS with the Red Sox heading back to the World Series as the AL champs.

[3]The National League will feature a lot of the same contestants from the 2010 postseason but with different results. Look for [4]Philadelphia and San Francisco to lead the way while the Reds and Braves once again show their stuff. Colorado, Milwaukee and St. Louis will all assert themselves as contenders and the Cubs may find their way into the mix but ultimately the NL Central will be the Black and Blue Division. Should San Francisco and Philadelphia square off in another NLCS, it will be the Phillies [5]this time around who celebrate. Four Aces (Phillies Halladay, Lee, Oswalt and Hamels) beats 2-1/2 Men (Giants’ Lincecum, Cain, Bumgartner) though these two teams resemble one another more than ever.

  [6]
AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST  W   L PCT GB DIFF
X Boston Red Sox 99   63   - 10
Y New York Yankees 90   72   9 -5
  Toronto Blue Jays 81   81   18 4
  Baltimore Orioles 74   84   21 12
  Tampa Bay Rays 60   102   39 -36
               
 
AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL W   L PCT GB DIFF
X Chicago White Sox 94   68   - 6
  Minnesota Twins 87   75   7 -7
  Detroit Tigers 75   87   19 -6
  Kansas City Royals 72   90   22 5
  Cleveland Indians 50   112   34 -19
               
  AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST                        W   L PCT GB DIFF
X LA Angels Anaheim 90   72   - 10
  Texas Rangers 88   74   2 -4
  Oakland A’s 81   81   9 0
  Seattle Mariners 65   97   25 4
X DIVISION CHAMP            
Y LEAGUE WILDCARD            
               
[7]

 
National League            
  NL East W   L PCT GB DIFF
X Philadelphia 100   62   - 3
Y Atlanta Braves 90   72   10 1
  Florida Marlins 75   87   25 -5
  Washington Nationals 72   90   28 3
  New York Mets 69   93   31 -10
               
 
NL Central W   L PCT GB DIFF
X Cincinnati Reds 93   69   - 2
  St. Louis Cardinals 85   77   8 -1
  Mulwaukee Brewers 84   78   9 7
  Chicago Cubs 79   83   14 5
  Houston Astros 70   92   24 -6
  Pittsburgh Pirates 60   102   34 3
 
             
  NL West W   L PCT GB DIFF
X San Francisco Giants 90   72   - 0
  Colorado Rockies 85   77   5 2
  Los Angeles Dodgers 83   79   7 3
  San Diego Padres 80   82   10 -10
  Arizona Diamondbacks 60   102   30 -5
               
X DIVISION CHAMP            
Y LEAGUE WILDCARD            
               

AWARDS

[8]NATIONAL LEAGUE MVP

1. Prince Fielder, MIL                                                    .290 AVG, 55 HR, 159 RBI

Runners Up:      Ryan Howard, PHI, Dan Uggla, ATL, Ryan Braun, MIL,      Albert Pujols, STL, Andre Ethier, LAD,        Troy Tulowitzsky, COL,       Joey Votto, CIN, Jay Bruce, CIN

AMERICAN LEAGUE MVP

[9]1. Miguel Cabrera, DET  .306 AVG, 49 HR, 147 RBI

Runners Up: Carl Crawford, BOS, Robinson Cano, NYY, Vernon Wells, LAA, Josh Hamilton, TEX, Adam Lind, TOR

[10]POSTSEASON

NLCS – Philadelphia (100-62) defeat San Francisco (90-72) 4-3

ALCS – Boston Red Sox (99-63)  defeat Chicago White Sox (94-68) 4-2

[11]WORLD SERIES – Philadelphia Phillies vs. Boston Red Sox

Make sure you also see :
AL Preview http://prosportsblogging.com/mlb-baseball/mlb-2011-preview-al-east/ [12]
NL Preview http://prosportsblogging.com/mlb-baseball/mlb-2011-national-league-preview/ [13]
Pitching Preview : http://prosportsblogging.com/mlb-baseball/aces-wild-in-philadelphia/ [14]

Cy Young Predictions: http://prosportsblogging.com/mlb-baseball/2011-cy-young-predictions/ [15]

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