2016 Predictions With Guest Bloggers Including Drunk Miggy

Every year I start the season off with my predictions for the upcoming season and include guys that I have blogged with in the past.  This year we’re doing it again, but have included a guest blogger in @DrunkMiggy of Twitter fame (seriously go follow him!).  We regroup at the end of the year and see who hit on the most correct predictions and make fun of the other guys.  If I recall right, I won last year (haha)

Here we go…

Division Winners

AL East
Voss: Toronto Blue Jays (Jays have to go for it all, or trade Joey Bats and EE in July & flop)
Kay: Toronto Blue Jays
Matter: Toronto Blue Jays
DeMarco: Boston Red Sox
Drunk Miggy: Whoever ends ARod’s career early

AL Central
Voss: Cleveland Indians (Central is so tough. Indians & White Sox rotations are two of the best in the Majors. Tigs are #3 but have the best lineup by far. KC is a TEAM but don’t rank high in either. Divisional games are SO important this year)
Kay: Kansas City Royals
Matter: Kansas City Royals
DeMarco: Kansas City Royals
Drunk Miggy: We won’t lose a game

AL West
Voss: Houston Astros
Kay: Houston Astros
Matter: Houston Astros
DeMarco: Houston Astros
Drunk Miggy: Prince Fielder eat them all

AL Wildcards (2)
Voss: Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers
Kay: Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox
Matter: Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers
DeMarco: Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays

AL Divisional Series Winners
Voss: Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays
Kay: Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays
Matter: Houston Astros & Kansas City Royals
DeMarco: Boston Red Sox & Detroit Tigers

AL Pennant Winner
Voss: Toronto Blue Jays (If the Astros spend at the deadline, I’ll put them here)
Kay: Toronto Blue Jays
Matter: Houston Astros
DeMarco: Boston Red Sox

NL East
Voss: Washington Nationals (Dusty finally gets them to play to their potential)
Kay: Washington Nationals
Matter: New York Mets
DeMarco: New York Mets
Drunk Miggy: Who cares, they all suck!

NL Central
Voss: Chicago Cubs (Most exciting team in baseball)
Kay: Chicago Cubs
Matter: Chicago Cubs
DeMarco: Chicago Cubs
Drunk Miggy: Cubs won’t win until they sacrifice a Billy Goat live on ESPN

NL West
Voss: San Francisco Giants (It’s an even year)
Kay: Los Angeles Dodgers
Matter: San Francisco Giants
DeMarco: Los Angeles Dodgers
Drunk Miggy: When the Dodgers sign Jose Valverde, they’ll be dominant

NL Wildcards
Voss: New York Mets & Pittsburgh Pirates
Kay: Pittsburgh Pirates & San Francisco Giants
Matter: Pittsburgh Pirates & Washington Nationals
DeMarco: Pittsburgh Pirates & Washington Nationals

NL Divisional Series Winners
Voss: Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals
Kay: Chicago Cubs & San Francisco Giants
Matter: Chicago Cubs & San Francisco Giants
DeMarco: Chicago Cubs & New York Mets

NL Pennant Winner
Voss: Washington Nationals
Kay: Chicago Cubs
Matter: San Francisco Giants
DeMarco: Chicago Cubs

World Series Winner
Voss: Washington Nationals (I don’t like the Nats or the Jays, happy I’ll be wrong)
Kay: Toronto Blue Jays
Matter: San Francisco Giants
DeMarco: Boston Red Sox
Drunk Miggy: I predict that my hangover will last for 3 months (I’m guessing he is predicting the Tigers)

AL MVP
Voss: I just can’t go against Trout, he’s a beast; Edges Carlos Correa.
Kay: Jose Altuve, HOU
Matter: Mike Trout, LAA
DeMarco: Mike Trout, LAA
Drunk Miggy: Me

NL MVP
Voss: Bryce Harper, WAS
Kay: Bryce Harper, WAS
Matter: Bryce Harper, WAS
DeMarco: Paul Goldschmidt, ARI
Drunk Miggy: Me

AL Cy Young
Voss: Chris Sale, CWS
Kay: David Price, BOS
Matter: Dallas Keuchel, HOU
DeMarco: David Price, BOS
Drunk Miggy: Me (We weren’t aware Miggy was pitching this year)

NL Cy Young
Voss: Steven Strasburg narrowly over Gerrit Cole & Clayton Kershaw
Kay: Gerrit Cole, PIT
Matter: Clayton Kershaw, LAD
DeMarco: Max Scherzer, WAS
Drunk Miggy: Me

AL Rookie of the Year
Voss: Byron Buxton (MIN) & Joey Gallo (TEX) getting the love but won’t hit enough so… Jose Berrios (MIN). Weak “favorites” crop this season.
Kay: A.J. Reed (HOU) if called up by Memorial Day, Buxton (MIN) otherwise.
Matter: Byron Buxton, MIN
DeMarco: A.J. Reed, HOU
Drunk Miggy: Rookies always buy the first round of shots and pay for hookers.

NL Rookie of the Year
Voss: Have to go with the hitter in Corey Seager (LAD). Steven Matz (NYM) will make it close while Lucas Giolito (WAS) would have made it closer if he was called up earlier.
Kay: Corey Seager, LAD
Matter: Kenta Maeda, LAD
DeMarco: Corey Seager, LAD

Random Prediction
Voss:  Anthony Rendon wins Comeback Player of the Year in a year with a lot of options.
Kay: Ian Desmond never bounces back…
Drunk Miggy: Bruce Rondon gets traded for a dozen donuts

On the brink of playoffs AL & NL
Voss: BoSox (young stars, just will take a year for DD to fix it and get pitching) & D-Backs
Kay: Arizona Diamondbacks & Cleveland Indians
Matter: Detroit Tigers & Los Angeles Dodgers
DeMarco: Minnesota Twins & Arizona Diamondbacks

Unlikely MVP/Cy Young
Voss: Does Mookie Betts (BOS) count? I would’ve picked him for the MVP honor if I didn’t think the Bosox will underachieve.
Kay: Jose Fernandez (MIA), based on returning mid-season last year after surgery.  Nolan Arenado (COL), based on the Rockies not even sniffing the playoffs.
Matter: Nolan Arenado, COL & Francisco Liriano, PIT
DeMarco: Xander Bogaerts,BOS & Gerrit Cole, PIT

Most Disappointing Team AL& NL
Voss: BoSox – too much hype, not enough pitching. Dodgers – weird offseason when they have more $ than anyone.
Kay: Arizona Diamondbacks & New York Yankees.  Built that power bullpen like KC, forgot everything else…
Matter: Boston Red Sox & Arizona Diamondbacks
DeMarco: New York Yankees & St. Louis Cardinals
Drunk Miggy: The Royals will suck, and the Cardinals will swallow

Most Disappointing Player AL & NL
Voss: Corey Dickerson, TB & Freddie Freeman, ATL
Kay: Giancarlo Stanton, MIA (can’t stay healthy), Justin Upton, DET
Matter: A.J. Pollock, ARZ & David Price, BOS
DeMarco: Jose Bautista, TOR & Giancarlo Stanton, MIA

Best Waiver Wire Pickup in your fantasy league
Voss: Blake Snell, TB
Kay: Trevor Story, COL
Matter: Hector Olivera, ATL
DeMarco: Chris Colabello, TOR

Who won’t finish the season (health/otherwise)
Voss: Masahiro Tanaka (NYY), nasty stuff but the elbow is a ticking time bomb.
Kay: Stanton, MIA
Matter: Edwin Encarnacion, TOR
DeMarco: Stanton, MIA
Drunk Miggy: Prince Fielder will eat Mike (I think he means Giancarlo) Stanton and then poop out Ryan Raburn

Surprise rookie AL & NL
Voss: Blake Snell, TB & Julio Urias, LAD
Kay: A.J. Reed, HOU & Tyler Glasnow, PIT
Matter: A.J. Reed, HOU & Trea Turner, WAS
DeMarco: Tyler White, HOU & Trea Turner, WAS

Breakout player AL & NL
Voss: Mookie Betts (BOS) & George Springer (HOU) (Betts & Xander, Correa & Springer join Kris Bryant & Anthony Rizzo as three of the best young tandems in the Majors)
Kay: Mookie Betts,BOS & Noah Syndergaard, NYM
Matter: Lorenzo Cain, KC & Maikel Franco, PHI
DeMarco: Marcus Stroman, TOR & Gregory Polanco, PIT

Now for the odd balls….
Over hyped
Voss: Miguel Sano (for this season only)
Kay: Kris Bryant – love watching him hit, but may strike out 200+ times

Non-Detroit player I’ll be keeping tabs on
Voss: Carlos Martinez. Nasty stuff, but can he harness it? And teams I just love to watch and will be rooting for: Cubs, Pirates and Astros (Correa is just a special player).
Kay: All the Chicago Cubs kids

Minor Leaguer I’m excited to see & it may not be until September
Voss: Because I think Giolito will be up sooner, pot head Alex Reyes – Gas Face!
Kay: Reyes
If I was a GM and could pick one roster the next 5 years?
Voss: Too easy, we said it last year – Cubs. Bosox next in line since the Twinkies will never spend and no longer have Gardenhire.
Kay: Cubs fo sho

Hometown Predictions
Voss:
– James McCann becomes a big time fan favorite in Comerica Park
– Shane Greene gets 175 K’s and remains in the Tigers rotation all season long
– Staff future looks extremely bright with Matt Boyd, Derek Norris and Michael Fulmer. – — Can’t decide who takes Pelfrey’s spot in the rotation but Boyd or Norris will by June. – — Dombrowski’s last moves will be remembered fondly..

Kay:
– Kate Upton remains the more popular Upton in Detroit, but JUp outperforms Cespedes, which may not mean a whole lot
– Anibal Sanchez proves he can’t stay healthy…again
– Miguel Cabrera has another MVP type season, but falls short
– Brad Ausmus will be gone after this season

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