(Round Table) Here at The Lyfe’s Round Table we have carefully gathered some information and made projections for the coming MLB season.
National League Standings
Washington Nationals 91-71
Atlanta Braves 89-73 (Wild Card 2)
New York Mets 71-91
Philadelphia Phillies 70-92
Miami Marlins 63-99
St. Louis Cardinals 92-70
Pittsburgh Pirates 91-71 (Wild Card 1)
Cincinnati Reds 88-74
Milwaukee Brewers 75-87
Chicago Cubs 67-95
Los Angeles Dodgers 93-69
San Diego Padres 86-76
San Francisco Giants 85-77
Arizona Diamondbacks 84-78
Colorado Rockies 70-92
American League Standings
Tampa Bay Rays 92-70
Boston Red Sox 90-72 (Wild Card 2)
New York Yankees 86-76
Baltimore Orioles 83-79
Toronto Blue Jays 63-99
Detroit Tigers 89-73
Cleveland Indians 85-77
Kansas City Royals 82-80
Minnesota Twins 74-88
Chicago White Sox 65-97
Los Angeles Angels 93-69
Oakland Athletics 91-71 (Wild Card 1)
Texas Rangers 87-75
Seattle Mariners 73-89
Houston Astros 62-100
NL Wild Card: Pirates over Braves
AL Wild Card: A’s over Red Sox
2014 NLDS: Pirates over Cardinals, 3-2; Nationals over Dodgers, 3-2
2014 ALDS: Angels over Tigers, 3-1; Rays over Red Sox, 3-2
2014 NLCS: Nationals over Pirates, 4-2
2014 ALCS: Rays over Angels, 4-3
2014 World Series: Washington Nationals over Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3
National League Awards
NL MVP: Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pirates
NL Cy Young: Zack Greinke, RHP, Dodgers
NL Rookie of the Year: Billy Hamilton, OF, Reds
American League Awards
AL MVP: Mike Trout, OF, Angels
AL Cy Young: Jered Weaver, RHP, Angels
AL Rookie of the Year: Jose Abreu, 1B, White Sox
What Else Could Happen in 2014?
Teams that will regress: Braves, Tigers, Rangers, Orioles, Royals.
Teams that will bounce back: Angels, Padres.
Teams that will stay in limbo: Astros, Marlins, Cubs, Rockies, Phillies, Mets, Twins, White Sox, and many more.
Teams that will stay the course: Dodgers, Cardinals, Pirates, Red Sox, Rays, A’s, Reds, Indians, Yankees, Giants.
Biggest Comebacks: Albert Pujols, 1B, Angels; Josh Hamilton, OF, Angels; Mark Teixeira, 1B, Yankees; Tim Lincecum, RHP, Giants; Chad Billingsley, RHP, Dodgers; Peter Bourjos, OF, Cardinals; Ryan Braun, OF, Brewers; Curtis Granderson, OF, Yankees; Johnny Cueto, RHP, Reds; Tim Hudson, RHP, Giants.
Final 2014 MLB Season Projections
This will be an exciting season for both leagues. There seems to be a more of a balanced collective of talent in the Major League Baseball. Teams that have dominated in the past will take a step back. Those other teams that haven’t had much luck will get a chance. And teams that have been on a playoff hiatus, while still contending off and on, will make another run at glory. There will be historic milestones; all-time great performances; and we’ll get to see the next generation of ballplayers in full swing this season. 2014 will be one of the craziest seasons to watch in recent history.