With the playoffs kicking off I thought it would be a fun project to take a look back at who I predicted would win. Here is my post from March.
I picked the Dodgers to win it all, which is still a decent pick. I actually picked four of the five National League teams, although I didn’t necessarily get them right in who wins and who makes it in via the Wild Card. In the American League, I only got two of the five.
Here were my picks in March:
1. Tampa Bay Rays (I still want to write Devil Rays)
2. *Boston Red Sox
1. Detroit Tigers
1. Texas Rangers
2. *Oakland A’s
I couldn’t have been more off on the Rangers, but you can never predict injuries. The AL East I was totally wrong as well only getting Detroit and the A’s as a Wild Card. I predicted Tampa Bay over Detroit in the ALCS. One of those teams might make it there, but if I had to pick right now Detroit wouldn’t make it that far.
1. Atlanta Braves
2. *Washington Nationals
1. Pittsburgh Pirates
2. *St. Louis Cardinals
1. Los Angeles Dodgers
My Atlanta Braves let me down this year. I think this was more of a homer pick than any other. I actually have LA defeating Pitt in the NLCS with LA winning it all in six games. I’m still confident that LA might make the World Series but time will tell. My picks this year were much better than in the past. It will be interesting to see just how good they turn out in the end.
If you had to pick today, who do you think would win?
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.