Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo Day

46,562 words. Since February 18, that’s how many words I’ve written for Getting Blanked while previewing all 30 Major League teams. After the jump, you’ll find a link to each team’s preview along with a prediction of where I think they’ll finish.

One thing to note: I changed a few win totals. Back in early March, when I previewed the American League East, the injury dragon had not yet breathed fire all over the Yankees, so you’ll notice I adjusted them down slightly and also adjusted the Jays, Red Sox and Orioles up slightly accordingly. Those changes don’t effect anything in terms of my predicted playoff seeding, but I think it needed to be done.

AL West W-L W% GB
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 93-69

.574

0

Texas Rangers 88-74

.543

5

Oakland Athletics 86-76

.531

7

Seattle Mariners 76-86

.469

17

Houston Astros 58-104

.358

35

AL Central W-L W% GB
Detroit Tigers 96-66

.592

0

Kansas City Royals 80-82

.494

16

Chicago White Sox 78-84

.481

18

Clevelands 76-86

.469

20

Minnesota Twins 63-99

.389

33

AL East W-L W% GB
Tampa Bay Rays 92-70

.568

0

Toronto Blue Jays 89-73

.549

3

Boston Red Sox 87-75

.537

5

New York Yankees 84-78

.518

8

Baltimore Orioles 75-87

.462

17

AL Wildcard W-L W% GB
Toronto Blue Jays 89-73

.549

0

Texas Rangers 88-74

.543

0

Boston Red Sox 87-75

.537

1

Oakland Athletics 86-76

.531

2

New York Yankees 84-78

.518

4

Kansas City Royals 80-82

.494

8

I hate trying to predict the playoffs at the end of the regular season, let alone at the beginning of April, but just to give everyone more ammo with which to fire at me come October, I’ll predict that the Rays will beat the Tigers in the ALCS and advance to their second World Series.

For the awards, I’ll go with Evan Longoria as the MVP, Yu Darvish as the Cy Young Award winner and Wil Myers for Rookie of the Year.

NL West W-L W% GB
Arizona Diamondbacks 89-73

.549

0

Los Angeles Dodgers 88-74

.543

1

San Francisco Giants 85-77

.525

4

San Diego Padres 82-80

.506

7

Colorado Rockies 66-96

.407

23

NL Central W-L W% GB
Cincinnati Reds 93-69

.574

0

St. Louis Cardinals 91-71

.562

2

Pittsburgh Pirates 84-78

.518

9

Milwaukee Brewers 74-88

.457

19

Chicago Cubs 68-94

.420

25

NL East W-L W% GB
Washington Nationals 97-65

.599

0

Atlanta Braves 91-71

.562

6

Philadelphia Phillies 75-87

.463

12

New York Mets 67-95

.413

30

Miami Marlins 59-103

.364

38

NL Wildcard W-L W% GB
St. Louis Cardinals 91-71

.562

0

Atlanta Braves 91-71

.562

0

Los Angeles Dodgers 88-74

.543

3

San Francisco Giants 85-77

.525

6

Pittsburgh Pirates 84-78

.518

7

San Diego Padres 82-80

.506

9

It’s hard to bet against the Washington Nationals with that pitching depth; I’ll pick them to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NLCS and then to beat the Rays in the World Series. For the NL awards, I’ll go with Bryce Harper for the MVP, Zack Greinke for the Cy Young Award and Jose Fernandez as the Rookie of the Year.

It’s been fun Blankards. Enjoy all the based-ball!