Official Sully Baseball Picks for the 2022 MLB Season

The season is going to start in a few hours… time to get my picks down and make them official.

AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST – Toronto Blue Jays

AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL – Chicago White Sox

AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST – Seattle Mariners

AMERICAN LEAGUE WILD CARD TEAMS – Tampa Bay Rays, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins

NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST – New York Mets

NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL – Milwaukee Brewers

NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST – Los Angeles Dodgers

NATIONAL LEAGUE WILD CARDS – Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres

WORLD SERIES PREDICTION – Los Angeles Dodgers defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 Games to 1

AL MVP – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Toronto Blue Jays

AL Cy Young – Jose Berrios – Toronto Blue Jays

AL Rookie of the Year – Julio Rodriguez – Seattle Mariners

AL Manager of the Year – Scott Servaid – Seattle Mariners

First AL Manager Fired – Chris Woodward – Texas Rangers

NL MVP – Freddie Freeman – Los Angeles Dodgers

NL Cy Young – Brandon Woodruff – Milwaukee Brewers

NL Rookie of the Year – Alek Thomas – Arizona Diamondbacks

First NL Manager Fired – Don Mattingly – Miami Marlins

There you go… and yes, I am predicting that neither the Boston Red Sox nor the New York Yankees will make the postseason. I am not a fan of either team’s pitching depth.

So let us see which of these predictions will come true and which will look terrible in retrospect.

And now for the two best words in the English language:

PLAY BALL!

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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Sully Baseball Podcast – Opening Day and Official Picks – March 29, 2018


From Homer Field and Willie Mays Ballpark in Atherton, California, I welcome in opening day 2018 and make my official and inevitably awful predictions.

Making my picks with a video podcast on this episode of Sully Baseball.

Predictions for the 2018 season

Official Pick AL EAST New York Yankees
Official Pick AL CENTRAL Cleveland Indians
Official Pick AL WEST Houston Astros
Official Picks AL WILD CARD Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins

Ofiicial Pick NL EAST Washington Nationals
Official Pick NL CENTRAL Milwaukee Brewers
Official Pick NL WEST Los Angeles Dodgers
Official Picks NL WILD CARD Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs

AL MVP Pick Mike Trout
Other than Trout Carlos Correa
NL MVP Pick Joey Votto

AL Cy Young Pick Justin Verlander
NL Cy Young Pick Clayton Kershaw
Other than Kershaw or Scherzer… Strasburg

AL Rookie of the Year pick, Willie Calhoun, Rangers
NL Rookie of the Year pick – Ronald Acuna, Braves

AL Manager of the Year pick: Terry Francona, Indians
NL Manager of the Year pick: Dave Martinez, Nationals

AL Manager Fired – Scott Servais, Mariners
NL Manager Fired – Mike Matheny, Cardinals

Post Season Predictions

AL Wild Card – Red Sox over Twins
NL Wild Card – Rockies over Cubs

Division Series

Astros over Red Sox
Indians over Yankees
Nationals over Rockies
Dodgers over Brewers

LCS
Astros over Indians
Nationals over Dodgers

World Series
Astros over Nationals in 6

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

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