Baseball season is finally here, with a game in the books. Lots of offseason moves were made, especially with top pitchers, but just before the games got underway, San Diego acquired elite closer Craig Kimbrel and pricey outfielder Melvin Upton (formerly BJ, who rejoins his brother Justin) from Atlanta in a rare right-before-the-season deal.
All the moving made it a real possibility that last year’s playoff bracket could get shaken up quite a bit this year. Seattle and San Diego made plenty of acquisitions to bolster needs, and it’s making them trendy picks. Ditto for the Red Sox. As for the likes of Baltimore, Kansas City and San Francisco, who lost some key pieces, it’s tougher to see how the losses will affect them, especially with the teams around them in their divisions also having to be considered.
But that’s the fun of picking winners and losers as the season begins, and that’s why we’re here. Scoring is as before:
- Correctly guessing a team to make the playoffs is worth one point, or two points for guessing a division winner instead.
- Correctly guessing which team will finish #1 in each league is worth five points, then four points for #2, and so on.
- Correctly guessing which #1 seed will finish with MLB’s best record is worth two points.
- In the event of a tie, we’ll also be guessing which team will finish with MLB’s worst record, then second-worst, then third.
So check below for everyone’s picks, and be sure to come back at season’s end for the results. Continue reading 2015 MLB Expert Picks »