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2013 Sports with Balls MLB Predictions

The 2013 Major League Baseball season is upon us.  The Sports with Balls Blog has put together our 2013 predictions after polling 7 contributors.  Individual playoff team and World Series picks are available below.

2013 MLB Standings Predictions

American League
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East:

Rays #
Blue Jays #
Yankees
Orioles
Red Sox

Central:

Tigers # *
Royals
White Sox
Indians
Twins

West:

Angels #
Rangers #
Athletics
Mariners *
Astros *

National League
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East:

Nationals #
Braves #
Phillies
Mets
Marlins

Central:

Reds #
Cardinals
Brewers
Pirates
Cubs *

West:

Giants #
Dodgers #
Diamondbacks
Padres
Rockies

# denotes playoff team; * consensus pick.

 

2013 MLB Playoff Predictions

Matt Sherman:

AL East: Rays  AL Central: Tigers AL West: Angels AL Wild Cards: Blue Jays; Athletics

NL East: Braves NL Central: Reds NL West: Dodgers AL Wild Cards: Nationals; Giants

World Series: Rays over Nationals in 6

Kevin Langner:

AL East: Blue Jays  AL Central: Tigers AL West: Angels AL Wild Cards: Rays; Rangers

NL East: Nationals NL Central: Reds NL West: Giants AL Wild Cards: Braves; Dodgers

World Series: Tigers over Reds in 7

 

Glenn Coyle:

AL East: Rays  AL Central: Tigers AL West: Angels AL Wild Cards: Blue Jays; Athletics

NL East: Nationals NL Central: Cardinals NL West: Giants AL Wild Cards: Phillies; Reds

World Series: Tigers over Nationals in 6

Scott Boutcher:

AL East: Rays  AL Central: Tigers AL West: Angels AL Wild Cards: Indians; Rangers

NL East: Nationals NL Central: Reds NL West: Giants AL Wild Cards: Phillies; Cardinals

World Series: Angels over Reds in 6

Warren Croxton:

AL East: Blue Jays  AL Central: Tigers AL West: Rangers AL Wild Cards: Rays; Angels

NL East: Nationals NL Central: Reds NL West: Dodgers AL Wild Cards: Phillies; Cardinals

World Series: Reds over Blue Jays in 6

Michael Bedard:

AL East: Rays  AL Central: Tigers AL West: Rangers AL Wild Cards: Blue Jays; Angels

NL East: Braves NL Central: Brewers NL West: Giants AL Wild Cards: Cardinals; Dodgers

World Series: Tigers over Giants in 5

Mike Orzechowski:

AL East: Rays  AL Central: Tigers AL West: Angels AL Wild Cards: Rangers; Royals

NL East: Nationals NL Central: Reds NL West: Giants AL Wild Cards: Braves; Diamondbacks

World Series: Angels over Diamondbacks in 5

 

Remember to check out our individual division previews.  Links can be found in the predicted standings above.