2012 Predictions with the Walkoff Staff

While the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics opened the season last week in Japan, that apparently didn’t count tonight is opening night and tomorrow is opening day (and for that, so is Friday). Regardless, the first pitch to be thrown in North America is one hour away and therefore the staff at Walkoff Woodward will reluctantly release their ultimate predictions for the 2012 season.

Over/Under

Using the win/loss over/unders posted at Vegas Watch.

Team

Wins

Josh

Grey

Erin

Packey

PHI

95.5

Under

Under

Under

Under

TEX

94.0

Over

Over

Under

Push

DET

94.0

Under

Over

Over

Under

NYY

93.0

Over

Over

Over

Over

LAA

89.5

Over

Under

Over

Over

TBR

87.5

Over

Over

Over

Over

BOS

87.5

Under

Over

Over

Under

SFG

87.5

Over

Under

Under

Under

STL

87.0

Under

Under

Under

Under

CIN

87.0

Over

Over

Under

Over

ATL

85.5

Over

Over

Over

Over

ARI

84.5

Over

Over

Under

Under

MIA

82.5

Under

Over

Over

Under

MIL

81.5

Over

Over

Over

Over

LAD

81.5

Over

Under

Under

Over

TOR

81.5

Over

Over

Under

Over

COL

81.5

Under

Under

Over

Under

WSN

81.0

Over

Under

Over

Over

KCR

78.5

Over

Over

Over

Over

CHW

77.5

Under

Under

Under

Under

CLE

75.5

Over

Over

Over

Over

NYM

74.5

Under

Under

Under

Under

MIN

74.0

Under

Under

Under

Under

CHC

73.5

Under

Over

Under

Over

OAK

73.0

Over

Under

Under

Push

PIT

73.0

Under

Under

Under

Over

SEA

72.5

Over

Under

Over

Over

BAL

71.0

Under

Under

Under

Over

SDP

70.5

Over

Over

Under

Under

HOU

62.5

Over

Under

Under

Under

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division Finishes

Let’s start with the National League:

NL East

Josh

Grey

Erin

Packey

1

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

2

Atlanta*

Atlanta*

Miami*

Miami*

3

Washington

Miami

Atlanta

Washington

4

Miami

Washington

Washington

Atlanta

5

New York

New York

New York

New York

NL Central

Josh

Grey

Erin

Packey

1

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Milwaukee

Cincinnati

2

St. Louis

St. Louis*

Cincinnati

Milwaukee*

3

Milwaukee

Milwaukee

St. Louis

St. Louis

4

Pittsburg

Chicago

Chicago

Pittsburg

5

Chicago

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Chicago

6

Houston

Houston

Houston

Houston

NL West

Josh

Grey

Erin

Packey

1

San Fran*

Arizona

San Fran

Los Angeles

2

Los Angeles

San Fran

Arizona*

Arizona

3

Colorado

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

San Fran

4

Arizona

Colorado

Colorado

Colorado

5

San Diego

San Diego

San Diego

San Diego

*Wild Card Teams

Every one of us trusts Philadelphia to win the NL East, even with the injury and age concerns. Grey and myself believe Atlanta is good enough to make the playoffs while Packey and Erin buy into the Miami heat hype. Shockingly, we all felt that Washington is still not a playoff contender, and New York is simply a joke.

The Reds and their new Mega Millions winner, Joey Votto, are a pretty popular pick amongst us, as Erin is the only one who doesn’t chose them for the division winner. Packey has the Brewers in as a Wild Card, so according to our collective crystal ball, the St. Louis Cardinals aren’t going to have a chance to defend their World Series title. Poor Houston. They should move to the AL West or something.

The greatest discourse is found in the NL West as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Arizona are all division winners, and Arizona picks up a Wild Card birth thanks to Erin.

Now, the American League:

AL East

Josh

Grey

Erin

Packey

1

New York

New York

New York

New York

2

Toronto*

Boston*

Tampa*

Tampa*

3

Tampa*

Tampa

Boston

Toronto

4

Boston

Toronto

Toronto

Boston

5

Baltimore

Baltimore

Baltimore

Baltimore

AL Central

Josh

Grey

Erin

Packey

1

Detroit

Detroit

Detroit

Detroit

2

Kan. City

Kan. City

Cleveland

Cleveland

3

Cleveland

Cleveland

Kan. City

Kan. City

4

Chicago

Chicago

Chicago

Chicago

5

Minnesota

Minnesota

Minnesota

Minnesota

AL West

Josh

Grey

Erin

Packey

1

L.A.

Texas

L.A.

Texas

2

Texas

L.A.*

Texas*

L.A.*

3

Oakland

Seattle

Seattle

Oakland

4

Seattle

Oakland

Oakland

Seattle

*Wild Card Teams

Just like the NL East, we all feel the AL East division title comes from one team, and that’s the New York Yankees. We all feel the beasts from the east have at least one Wild Card winner, and I actually have two.

We are all homers, horrible horrible Prince Semien Fielder homers. How dare we all pick the Tigers to win the central and have no Wild Card winner come from the Royals or Indians. Oh, and there’s some serious Twins hate here. It’s well deserved.

The AL West is obviously a two team competition and I am the only one who doesn’t have both teams moving onto the playoffs as I give no respect to the two time World Series loser Texas Rangers.

World Series

Josh

Grey

Erin

Packey

AL

NL

AL

NL

AL

NL

AL

NL

Pennant

Rays

Giants

Rangers

Reds

Angels

Phillies

Yankees

Phillies

Winner

Giants

Rangers

Angels

Yankees

There’s a wide gap here as we all have different pennant winners, save for Packey and Erin who both like the Phillies to attempt to return to their 2008 form. However, what’s with the Tiger hate, guys?

Awards

Josh

Grey

Erin

Packey

AL

NL

AL

NL

AL

NL

AL

NL

MVP

Cabrera

Braun

Pujols

Upton

Cabrera

Kemp

Cabrera

Kemp

CY

Lester

Halladay

Verlander

Halladay

Sabathia

Halladay

Lester

Kershaw

ROY

Montero

Alonso

Moore

Cozart

Montero

Teheran

Montero

Alonso

Looks like we all have different winners of the major awards, and Grey apparently hates Miguel Cabrera. What a jerk. Of course, all of us except for him hate Justin Verlander now.

Let us know in the comments which of our predictions you like and which you think we are completely wrong about, and feel free to leave your own as well in the wonderful (derp) comment section.

As always, you can use Twitter to holler at me @WalkoffWoodward, Erin @SabreRoseTiger, Grey @spacemnkymafia and Packey @Detroit4Lyfe if you so desire.

Switch to our mobile site

Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookCheck Our Feed