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MLB: Spring Training-Detroit Tigers at Atlanta Braves Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Here are some unsubstantiated predictions for 2018!


Rookie of the Year: Shohei Ohtani, RHP Angels (as a pitcher); Dan Vogelbach of the Mariners keeps hitting and comes in second; Christian Arroyo of the Rays third)

MVP: Mike Trout, OF, Angels (Giancarlo Stanton of the Yankees comes in a close second and Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox third with a breakout season).

Cy Young: Chris Sale, LHP, Red Sox (Corey Kluber second, Aaron Sanchez third)

AL East Champs: Boston Red Sox

AL Central: Minnesota Twins

AL West: Houston Astros

Wild Card 1: New York Yankees

Wild Card 2: Cleveland Indians

Pennant Winners: Yankees


Rookie of the Year: Ronald Acuna, OF, Braves (Scott Kingery of the Phillies second, Colin Moran of the Pirates third, Jesse Winker of the Reds fourth)

MVP: Kris Bryant, 3B, Cubs (Anthony Rendon of the National second, Corey Seager of the Dodgers third)

Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw, LHP, Dodgers (Carlos Martinez of the Cardinals second, Max Scherzer of the Nationals third)

NL East champs: Washington Nationals

NL Central: Chicago Cubs

NL West: Los Angeles Dodgers

Wild Card 1: St. Louis Cardinals

Wild Card 2: Arizona Diamondbacks

Pennant Winner: Cubs

World Series: Cubs beat the Yankees in seven games.