2014 Predictions with the Crashburn Staff

With the regular season just hours away from starting, it’s time for the Crashburn Alley staff to reveal their 2014 season predictions. We will pick over/unders, division standings, and end-of-season awards. Feel free to let us know where you think we’ll be dead wrong and where you think we got it right using the comments below.

Note: A bolded row indicates a consensus.

Note #2: Over/under figures were used as of early March. They may not match up with current numbers due to circumstances that have changed since then.

Over/Unders

Team Wins Bill Corinne Eric Michael Paul Ryan
Los Angeles Dodgers 92.5 Over  Under  Over Over Over Over
St. Louis Cardinals 90.5 Over  Under Under Over Under Over
Detroit Tigers 89.5 Under  Over Under Under Over Over
Oakland Athletics 88.5 Under Over  Under Under Over Under
Tampa Bay Rays 88.5 Under  Over Over Over Under Under
Washington Nationals 88.5 Over Over  Over Over Over Over
Atlanta Braves 87.5 Over Under  Under Over Under Over
Boston Red Sox 87.5 Over  Over Over Over Over Over
Los Angeles Angels 86.5 Under  Over  Under Under Under Under
New York Yankees 86.5 Under Under Under Under Under Under
San Francisco Giants 86.5 Under  Under Over Under Over Under
Texas Rangers 86.5 Over  Under Over Over Over Over
Cincinnati Reds 84.5 Over Under Over Over Over Over
Pittsburgh Pirates 83.5 Over Over Over Over Over Over
Kansas City Royals 81.5 Over Over Over Over Under Under
Seattle Mariners 81.5 Under  Under Under Under Under Under
Arizona Diamondbacks 80.5 Over Under Under Under Under Under
Baltimore Orioles 80.5 Under Over  Over Over Over Over
Cleveland Indians 80.5 Over Under  Over Over Over Over
Milwaukee Brewers 79.5 Over  Under Under Under Under Under
Toronto Blue Jays 79.5 Under Under  Under Under Under Under
San Diego Padres 78.5 Over Over  Over Over Over Under
Colorado Rockies 76.5 Under Under Under Under Under Under
Philadelphia Phillies 76.5 Over Over Under Under Under Under
Chicago White Sox 75.5 Under Over Under Under Under Over
New York Mets 73.5 Over Under Over Over Over Over
Minnesota Twins 70.5 Under Under Over Under Under Under
Chicago Cubs 69.5 Over  Over Over Over  Under Under
Miami Marlins 69.5 Under Over  Under Over Over Under
Houston Astros 62.5 Under  Over  Under Over Over Over

The standings, starting in the American League:

AL East Bill Corinne Eric Michael Paul Ryan
1 Red Sox  Rays Rays Rays Red Sox Red Sox
2 Rays  Red Sox  Red Sox Red Sox Rays Rays
3 Yankees  Yankees  Orioles Orioles  Yankees Yankees
4 Orioles  Orioles  Yankees  Yankees Orioles Orioles
5 Blue Jays  Blue Jays Blue Jays Blue Jays Blue Jays Blue Jays
AL Central  
1 Royals Tigers Royals Tigers Tigers Tigers
2 Tigers  Royals  Indians Royals Indians Indians
3 Indians  White Sox Tigers Indians Royals White Sox
4 White Sox  Indians  Twins Twins White Sox Royals
5 Twins  Twins  White Sox White Sox Twins Twins
AL West  
1 Rangers  Angels Rangers Rangers Athletics Rangers
2 Athletics  Athletics  Athletics Athletics Rangers Athletics
3 Angels  Rangers  Angels Angels Angels Angels
4 Mariners  Mariners  Mariners Mariners Mariners Mariners
5 Astros  Astros  Astros Astros Astros Astros

And the National League:

NL East Bill Corinne Eric Michael Paul Ryan
1 Nationals  Nationals  Nationals Nationals Nationals Braves
2 Braves  Braves  Braves  Braves Braves Nationals
3 Mets  Phillies  Mets Mets Mets Mets
4 Phillies  Mets  Phillies Phillies Phillies Phillies
5 Marlins  Marlins Marlins Marlins Marlins Marlins
NL Central  
1 Cardinals  Cardinals  Pirates Cardinals Reds Cardinals
2 Reds  Pirates  Cardinals Reds Cardinals Pirates
3 Pirates  Reds Reds Pirates Pirates Reds
4 Brewers  Cubs  Brewers Cubs Brewers Brewers
5 Cubs  Brewers  Cubs Brewers  Cubs Cubs
NL West  
1 Dodgers  Dodgers  Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers
2 Padres  Padres  Giants Padres Giants Giants
3 D-Backs  D-backs  Padres Giants Padres Padres
4 Giants  Giants  D-backs D-backs D-backs D-backs
5 Rockies  Rockies Rockies Rockies Rockies Rockies

The playoff picture:

Bill Baer

  • ALCS: Royals vs. Red Sox: Red Sox advance in 5
  • NLCS: Dodgers vs. Cardinals: Dodgers advance in 7
  • World Series: Red Sox vs. Dodgers: Dodgers win in 6

Corinne Landrey

  • ALCS: Tigers vs. Rays: Tigers advance in 5
  • NLCS: Nationals vs. Dodgers: Nationals advance in 7
  • World Series: Tigers vs. Nationals: Tigers win in 5

Eric Longenhagen

  • ALCS: Rays vs Indians: Rays advance in 5
  • NLCS: Pirates vs Giants: Pirates advance in 6
  • World Series: Rays vs Pirates (Rejoice, Mr. Selig): Rays in 7 all hail the nerds.

Michael Baumann

  • ALCS: Rays vs. Rangers: Rangers advance in 5
  • NLCS: Nationals vs. Braves: Nationals advance in 6
  • World Series: Rangers vs. Nationals: Nationals win in 6

Paul Boye

  • ALCS: Athletics vs. Red Sox: Athletics advance in 6
  • NLCS: Nationals vs. Dodgers: Dodgers advance in 5
  • World Series: Dodgers vs. Athletics: Dodgers win in 6

Ryan Sommers

  • ALCS:Rangers vs. Red Sox: Red Sox advance in 7
  • NLCS:Braves vs. Dodgers: Dodgers advance in 5
  • World Series:Red Sox vs. Dodgers: Dodgers win in 6

The end-of-season awards:

Bill Corinne Eric Michael Paul Ryan
MVP AL Mike Trout Mike Trout Mike Trout Mike Trout Mike Trout Mike Trout
NL Yasiel Puig  Joey Votto  Bryce Harper Bryce Harper Joey Votto Adrian Gonzalez
CY AL Yu Darvish  Alex Cobb David Price Yu Darvish Sonny Gray Yu Darvish
NL Jose Fernandez  Stephen Strasburg  Gerrit Cole Clayton Kershaw Jose Fernandez Clayton Kershaw
ROY AL Yordano Ventura  Xander Bogaerts  Nick Castellanos Xander Bogaerts Masahiro Tanaka Xander Bogaerts
NL Travis d’Arnaud Billy Hamilton Archie Bradley Kolten Wong Gregory Polanco Archie Bradley

What do you think of our picks? Let us know in the comments!

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3 comments

  1. Redz

    March 30, 2014 10:28 AM

    Mets over Phils? How can 5 out of 6 of you all get that wrong! Yeah CL! Courage! Phillies define mediocrity; the Mets are a disaster in action. Mets fan’s can only thank the Marlins for being the doormat of the East. What is your all’s prediction of when this year they start to platoon Ryan Howard? By all-star break?

  2. Alan Milnes

    March 31, 2014 03:28 PM

    Interesting read – I think you guys are all too high on the Pirates (World Series really??), I expect them to take a step back this year.

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