MLB Opening Day 2018 is here! I started this blog over the winter and there’s finally some real baseball to talk about!
The action kicks off at 12:40 PM ET with the Cubs at the Marlins. Starting Pitchers: Lester (CHC) and Ureña (MIA). I also plan to follow the Yankees at Blue Jays contest starting at 3:37 PM ET once the Cubs game is over. Starting Pitchers: Severino (NYY) and Happ (TOR).
The Nationals at Reds contest previously scheduled to take place today has been postponed due to inclement weather until Friday at 4:10 PM ET.
Below are my predictions for the coming season (including some wishful thinking). Feel free to add a comment or send a tweet to @farnorthsider with where you think I’ve gone wrong! I will be sure to tally the results at the end of the season and share how well I did. 🙂
2018 MLB Predictions
AL East Champion: NYY
AL Central Champion: CLE
AL West Champion: HOU
AL Wild Cards: BOS; LAA
AL Pennant: NYY
NL East Champion: WSH
NL Central Champion: CHC
NL West Champion: LAD
NL Wild Cards: ARI; PHI
NL Pennant: CHC
World Series Champion: CHC
AL MVP: Mike Trout (OF – LAA)
AL Cy Young: Chris Sale (SP – BOS)
AL Rookie of the Year: Willy Adames (SS – TB)
NL MVP: Willson Contreras (C – CHC)
NL Cy Young: Kenley Jansen (RP – LAD)
NL Rookie of the Year: Ronald Acuña (OF – ATL)
Let’s play ball (video features lots of T&A)!
I grew up a Cubs fan in Northwest Illinois and became an avid follower of the team during the Sosa-McGwire home run chase. Now I am the #1 Cubs fan in Toronto, Canada. You can find me on Twitter @Troll_Hamels (personal) and @farnorthsider (blog).