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The News Tribune's "experts" make their season picks

Here's the so-called News Tribune "experts" predictions for the baseball season. I can predict that we will probably get much of this is wrong. But I think we are all happy the season is starting. Feel free to post your  own picks.

Ryan Divish’s picks …

divish pickAL West
  1. Los Angeles Angels
  2. Texas Rangers
  3. Oakland A's
  4. Seattle Mariners
  5. Houston Astros
AL East
  1. Tampa Bay Rays
  2. Toronto Blue Jays
  3. Baltimore Orioles
  4. Boston Red Sox'
  5. New York Yankees
AL Central  
  1. Detroit Tigers
  2. Kansas City Royals
  3. Cleveland Indians
  4. Chicago White Sox
  5. Minnesota Twins
Wild cards
  • Texas
  • Toronto
ALCS:  Tigers over Rays
  • MVP: Evan Longoria
  • Cy Young: Felix Hernandez
  • Rookie of the Year: Jackie Bradley Jr. 
  • Manager of the Year: Joe Maddon
NL East
  1. Washington Nationals
  2. Atlanta Braves
  3. Philadelphia Phillies
  4. New York Mets
  5. Miami Marlins
NL Central
  1. St. Louis Cardinals
  2. Cincinnati Reds
  3. Milwaukee Brewers
  4. Pittsburgh Pirates
  5. Chicago Cubs 
NL West
  1. San Francisco Giants
  2. Los Angeles Diamondbacks
  3. Arizona Diamondbacks
  4. ColoradoRockies
  5. San Diego Padres
Wild cards
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Atlanta Braves
NLCS

: Washington Nationals over Atlanta Braves

  • MVP: Joey Votto
  • Cy Young: Stephen Strasburg
  • Rookie of the Year: Jedd Gyorko 
  • Manager of the Year: Don Mattingly 
World series:

Detroit Tigers over Washington Nationals

 John McGrath's picks ...

mcgrathAL WEST
  1. Texas Rangers
  2. Los Angeles Angels
  3. Oakland A’s
  4. Seattle Mariners
  5. Houston Astros
AL EAST
  1. Toronto Blue Jays
  2. TampaBay Rays
  3. Baltimore Orioles
  4. Boston Red Sox 
  5. New York Yankees
AL CENTRAL
  • Detroit Tigers
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Cleveland Indians
  • Minnesota Twins
AL WILDCARDS
  • Los Angeles
  • Kansas City
AL DIVISION
  • Texas over Toronto
  • Detroit over LA Angels
ALCS: 

Detroit over Texas

  • AL MVP: Mike Trout, Angels
  • AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez, Mariners
  • Rookie of they year: Jurickson Profar, Texas
  • Manager of the year: Ned Yost, Kansas City
NL West
  1. San Francisco Giants 
  2. Los Angeles Dodgers
  3. Arizona Diamondbacks
  4. San Diego Padres
  5. ColoradoRockies
NL EAST
  1. Washington Nationals
  2. Atlanta Braves
  3. Philadelphia Phillies
  4. New York Mets
  5. Miami Marlins
NL CENTRAL
  1. Cincinnati Reds
  2. Milwaukee Brewers
  3. St. Louis Cardinals
  4. Pittsburgh Pirates
  5. Chicago Cubs
NL Wildcard: 

LA Dodgers over Atlanta

NL Division

  • Washington over LA Dodgers
  • S.F. over Cincinnati
NLCS

Washington over San Francisco

  • NL MVP: Buster Posey, SF
  • NL Cy Young: Stephen Strasburg, Washington
  • NL Rookie of the Year: Adam Eaton, Arizona
  • NL manager of the Year: Davey Johnson, Washington
World Series

Washington over Detroit

Todd Dybas' picks ....

dybasAL West
  1. Anaheim Angels
  2. Seattle Mariners
  3. Texas Rangers
  4. Oakland A's
  5. Houston Astros
AL East
  1. Toronto Blue Jays
  2. TampaBay Rays
  3. Boston Red Sox
  4. New York Yankees
  5. Baltimore Orioles 
AL Central
  1. Kansas City Royals
  2. Detroit Tigers
  3. Chicago White Sox
  4. Cleveland Indians
  5. Minnesota Twins 
Wild cards
  • TampaBay
  • Detroit 
ALCS

Anaheim over Toronto

  • MVP: Albert Pujols, Angels
  • Cy Young: Felix Hernandez, Mariners
  • Rookie of the Year: Jurickson Profar, Rangers
  • Manager of the Year: Joe Maddon, Rays
NL East
  1. Washington Nationals
  2. Atlanta Braves
  3. Philadelphia Phillies
  4. New York Mets
  5. Miami Marlins 
NL Central
  1. Cincinnati Reds
  2. St. Louis Cardinals
  3. Milwaukee Brewers
  4. Pittsburgh Pirates
  5. Chicago Cubs 
NL West
  1. Los Angeles Dodgers
  2. San Francisco Giants
  3. Arizona Diamondbacks
  4. San Diego Padres
  5. ColoradoRockies
Wild cards
  • San Francisco Giants
  • Atlanta Braves
  • MVP: Joey Votto, Reds
  • Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
  • Rookie of the Year: Jedd Gyorko, Padres
  • Manager of the Year: Don Mattingly, Dodgers
NLCS

: Washington Nationals over Cincinnati Reds

World series: Washington Nationals over Anaheim Angels

Darrin Beene's picks ....

beeneAL WEST
  1. LA Angels
  2. Oakland A’s
  3. Texas Rangers
  4. Seattle Mainers
  5. Houston Astros
AL EAST
  1. Toronto Blue Jays
  2. TampaBay Rays
  3. Baltimore Orioles
  4. NY Yankees
  5. Boston Red Sox
AL Central
  1. Detroit Tigers
  2. Kansas City Royals
  3. Chicago White Sox
  4. Cleveland Indians
  5. Minnesota Twins
Wildcard
  • TampaBay over Oakland
AL Division
  • Toronto over TampaBay
  • Detroit over LA Angels
ALCS
  • Toronto over Detroit
  • AL MVP: Jose Bautista, Toronto
  • AL Cy Young: Brett Anderson, Oakland
  • Rookie of the Year: Will Myers, TampaBay
  • Manager of the Year: John Gibbons, Toronto
NL West
  1. LA Dodgers
  2. San Francisco Giants
  3. Arizona Diamondbacks
  4. San Diego Padres
  5. ColoradoRockies
NL East
  1. Washington Nationals
  2. Atlanta Braves
  3. Philadelphia Phillies
  4. NY Mets
  5. Miami Marlins 
NL Central
  1. Cincinnati Reds
  2. St. Louis Cardinals
  3. Milwaukee Brewers
  4. Pittsburgh Pirates
  5. Chicago Cubs
NL Wild card
  • Atlanta over San Francisco
NL Division
  • Washington over Atlanta
  • Cincinnati over LA Dodgers
NLCS

Washington over LA Dodgers

  • NL MVP: Matt Kemp, LA Dodgers
  • NL Cy Young: Stephen Strasburg, Washington
  • Rookie of the year: Shelby Miller, St. Louis
  • Manager of the year: Davey Johnson
World Series

Washington over Toronto

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