Official Sully Baseball Predictions for 2019 – March 20, 2019

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Every year I make predictions. More often than not they are wrong. And yet I still do it. Go figure. Let’s do it again for 2019 before the season begins in a few hours.

OFFICIAL SULLY BASEBALL PREDICTIONS FOR 2019

AL East – BOSTON RED SOX
AL Central – CLEVELAND INDIANS
AL West – HOUSTON ASTROS
AL Wild Cards – NEW YORK YANKEES and TAMPA BAY RAYS

NL East – WASHINGTON NATIONALS
NL Central – ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
NL West – LOS ANGELES DODGERS
NL Wild Cards – PITTSBURGH PIRATES and MILWAUKEE BREWERS

AL MVP – MIKE TROUT, LOS ANGELES ANGELS
NL MVP – ANTHONY RENDON, WASHINGTON NATIONALS

AL Cy Young – JOSE BERRIOS, MINNESOTA TWINS
NL Cy Young – MAX SCHERZER, WASHINGTON NATIONALS

AL Rookie of the Year – FORREST WHITLEY, HOUSTON ASTROS
NL Rookie of the Year – VICTOR ROBLES, WASHINGTON NATIONALS

AL Manager of the Year – ALEX CORA, BOSTON RED SOX
NL Manager of the Year – CLINT HURDLE, PITTSBURGH PIRATES

First AL Manager Fired – SCOTT SERVAIS, SEATTLE MARINERS
First NL Manager Fired – GABE KAPLER, PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

Insanely Early Post Season Predictions

AL WILD CARD
RAYS def. YANKEES

NL WILD CARD
BREWERS def. PIRATES

AL DIVISION SERIES
RED SOX def. RAYS in 5
ASTROS def. INDIANS in 3

NL DIVISION SERIES
CARDINALS def. BREWERS in 3
DODGERS def. NATIONALS in 5

ALCS
ASTROS def. RED SOX in 6

NLCS
DODGERS def. CARDINALS in 4

WORLD SERIES
DODGERS def. ASTROS in 7

I just cursed the Dodgers on this episode of Sully Baseball.

 

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OFFICIAL SULLY BASEBALL PREDICTIONS FOR 2018 POST SEASON

OXTOVERIt is a tradition as old as time… or at least as old as I am.

I will make my Official Picks for the 2018 Postseason before the first playoff pitch is thrown. And as usual, my prediction usually is a kiss of death… just ask the Cleveland Indians and Washington Nationals who I doomed last year as my World Series picks!

So I SHOULD be picking the Yankees because that will eliminate them out of the gate!

AMERICAN LEAGUE WILD CARD
NEW YORK YANKEES defeat OAKLAND ATHLETICS

NATIONAL LEAGUE WILD CARD
COLORADO ROCKIES defeat CHICAGO CUBS

AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES
BOSTON RED SOX defeat NEW YORK YANKEES, 3 Games to 1
HOUSTON ASTROS defeat CLEVELAND INDIANS, 3 Games to 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES
MILWAUKEE BREWERS defeat COLORADO ROCKIES, 3 Games to 2
LOS ANGELES DODGERS defeat ATLANTA BRAVES, 3 Games to 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
HOUSTON ASTROS defeat BOSTON RED SOX, 4 Games to 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
MILWAUKEE BREWERS defeat LOS ANGELES DODGERS, 4 Games to 0

WORLD SERIES
HOUSTON ASTROS defeat MILWAUKEE BREWERS, 4 Games to 1

So there you have it… I have the Astros repeating as World Champions in a World Series that would have confused a LOT of people a few decades ago. “Wait… the Astros are and AMERICAN League team? The BREWERS are the National League team? WHAT???”

So let’s play ball and see how wrong I actually am!

Sully Baseball Podcast: SUNDAY REQUEST – A New Challenge For Theo Epstein – September 9, 2018

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Still driving on the 5 while doing a Sunday Request from friend of the podcast CU8SFAN (aka Cubs Fan with an 8.)

He wants to know which team should be the next great championship challenge for Theo Epstein after delivering to Red Sox and Cubs fans.

He makes some suggestions. I have a thought of my own.

Taking a pitstop in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the NEW In Memoriam video.

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