Random assorted predictions for the 2022 MLB season

  1. The Los Angeles Dodgers will defeat the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series.
  2. Related to the above, the Blue Jays will win the AL East.
  3. Also related to number one, the Dodgers will win the NL West.
  4. The Braves will win the NL East.
  5. The White Sox will win the AL Central.
  6. The Brewers will win the NL Central.
  7. The Astros will win the AL West.
  8. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will be AL MVP.
  9. Juan Soto will be NL MVP.
  10. Robbie Ray will repeat as AL Cy Young Award winner.
  11. Logan Webb will be the mildly-surprising NL Cy Young Award winner, unless deGrom gets back sooner than expected.
  12. Bobby Witt Jr. will be AL Rookie of the Year.
  13. Seiya Suzuki will be NL Rookie of the Year.
  14. The Mariners will break their postseason drought, reaching as a wild card.
  15. The other two wild cards in the AL will be the Red Sox and Rays.
  16. Aaron Boone will be fired after failing to make the postseason.
  17. The NL wild cards will be the Mets, Giants, and Padres.
  18. Shohei Ohtani will NOT pitch in the All-Star Game, but will be voted in as a hitter.
  19. LEAST-BOLD PREDICTION: The Orioles will stink.
  20. BOLDEST PREDICTION: The Miami Marlins will actually be pretty good and remain truly in the playoff hunt into the final week or two of the season.