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

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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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 2, 2017

After 1,622 straight days of doing a daily podcast, never missing a day, the streak is ending today.

The format will change from daily to weekly. But before I make the change, I wanted to acknowledge the strange 4 1/2 year journey that comprised the single most fun I have ever had doing a creative project.

Thanks for these past 1,622 days of joining you and let’s look forward to what the future may bring.

One thing ends as a season begins on the final episode of Sully Baseball DAILY Podcast.

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The season is about to begin… better make my picks that will inevitably suck!


I like the Mets staff and Cespedes… and I don’t trust the Nationals.


The Defending Champs are just better than everyone else.


LA and San Francisco will battle it out all year. The Dodgers will be healthier and survive.


The two most consistent organizations in the NL meet again.


Not a homer pick. They will outlast the Blue Jays who will give my beloved fits.


They came within a swing of winning it all last year and improved. Most of the division is rebuilding and they will win 100.


Your guess is as good as mine in the AL West. I am not buying Houston’s pitching. Texas’ depth makes me nervous. The Angels stink. The A’s are rebuilding.

Seattle might win by default.


Big markets fighting out for the big prize. Kershaw will keep hearing about his October failures until he clinches the big one. (Not the Division Series!)


Boston’s pitching and Cleveland’s depth will force this rematch.


For the first time since 1977 and 1978, we will have the same two teams win the pennant in back to back years.


It is Cleveland’s year.

NL MVP: Yoenis Cespedes, Mets

NL Cy Young: Madison Bumgarner, Giants

NL Rookie of the Year: Dansby Swanson, Braves

NL Manager of the Year: Joe Maddon, Cubs


AL MVP: Carlos Correa, Astros

AL Cy Young: Corey Kluber, Indians

AL Rookie of the Year: Aaron Judge, Yankees

AL Manager of the Year: Scott Servais, Mariners


THERE WE GO! Let’s start the season and see how wrong these are!