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Today’s the Day!

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)!