You’re probably just as glad this is over with as I am. Hooray!
How’d I do last year?
|My Awesome Predictions||Stupid Reality|
|1||Los Angeles||Los Angeles|
|2||San Diego||San Francisco|
Eh, could’ve been worse.
1. San Francisco Giants – Even year. And besides, the addition of Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija give them arguably the deepest National League rotation outside of New York. Every other team in this division either downright sucks or comes with some serious baggage. The Giants take this one easily.
Booze Equivalent: A delicious black and tan. 99 wins.
2. Arizona Diamondbacks (wild card) – Sure, they’ve got Zack Greinke. That outfield’s loaded (although AJ Pollock just broke his elbow and needs surgery). Paul Goldschmidt’s a stud. Beyond that…there’s trouble. If Shelby Miller makes more than 15 starts and Yasmany Tomas isn’t a complete bust then maybe, just maybe, the Snakes get further than a wild card loss.
Booze Equivalent: A poorly mixed mai tai. Really good on top. Nasty toward the bottom. 90 wins.
3. Los Angeles Dodgers – The division’s sleeping giant. LA’s abandoned their traditional buy all the big names tactics in favor of building from within. They’ve thrown so much money at the international free agent market in the last few years that they’ve basically broken that whole system. That likely means they’re in for a transitional year or two as the old guard is phased out, but man…this team could be a Cubsian juggernaut in a few years if things break right. Their rotation, by the way, is a joke.
Booze Equivalent: That collection of random alcohol your friends left behind at various parties in your apartment. Kind of interesting, but not going anywhere until the next party. 84 wins.
4. Colorado Rockies – Ugh.
Booze Equivalent: Michelob Ultra. Weak. 68 wins.
5. San Diego Padres – The Friars recently sent a scout to Red Sox camp to get a look at embattled third baseman and butter aficionado Pablo Sandoval. That right there tells you all you need to know about how terrible the Padres are.
Booze Equivalent: Sand. 60 wins.
World Series – Chicago Cubs over Houston Astros
Pablo Sandoval Tinder Matches While Riding the Pine – 349