MLB 2020 predictions: Metro chooses division winners, World Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers, featuring Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts, are amongst MLB's favorites to win the World Series.
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This could be the year where it’s anyone’s World Series title to take.

Major League Baseball’s truncated 60-game season leaves the door open for any team with a properly-timed hot streak to make some noise, which would only improve interest in the game after such a frustrating offseason and coronavirus pandemic.

But the game’s traditional powers are very much locked and loaded to flex their proverbial muscles despite playing only 60 games this season.

It’s not easy, but we here at Metro Philadelphia attempted to predict how such an unprecedented season will play out, including division winners, the playoff picture, and the World Series champion:

 

2020 NL East Predictions

  1. Washington Nationals: 34-26 (.567 Winning %)
  2. New York Mets: 33-27 (.550 W%)
  3. Atlanta Braves: 32-28 (.533 W%)
  4. Philadelphia Phillies: 29-31 (.483 W%)
  5. Miami Marlins: 20-40 (.357 W%)

2020 NL Central Predictions

  1. Cincinnati Reds: 33-27 (.550 W%)
  2. Chicago Cubs: 32-28 (.533 W%)
  3. Milwaukee Brewers: 31-29 (.517%)
  4. St. Louis Cardinals: 29-31 (.483 W%)
  5. Pittsburgh Pirates: 24-36 (.400 W%)

 2020 NL West Predictions

  1. Los Angeles Dodgers: 39-21 (.650 W%)
  2. Arizona Diamondbacks: 31-29 (.517%)
  3. San Diego Padres: 30-30 (.500 W%)
  4. Colorado Rockies: 28-32 (.467 W%)
  5. San Francisco Giants: 24-36 (.400 W%)

NL Wild Card Game: Mets def. Cubs

NLDS 1: Nationals def. Reds

NLDS 2: Dodgers def. Mets

NLCS: Dodgers def. Nationals

 

2020 AL East Predictions

  1. New York Yankees: 39-21
  2. Tampa Bay Rays: 36-24
  3. Boston Red Sox: 30-30
  4. Toronto Blue Jays: 26-34
  5. Baltimore Orioles: 19-41

2020 AL Central Predictions

  1. Minnesota Twins: 35-25
  2. Cleveland Indians: 32-28
  3. Chicago White Sox: 32-28
  4. Detroit Tigers: 24-36
  5. Kansas City Royals: 23-37

2020 AL West Predictions

  1. Houston Astros: 36-24
  2. Oakland Athletics: 34-26
  3. Los Angeles Angels: 32-28
  4. Texas Rangers: 26-34
  5. Seattle Mariners: 23-37

AL Wild Card Game: Tampa Bay Rays def. Oakland Athletics

ALDS 1: Houston Astros def. Minnesota Twins

ALDS 2: New York Yankees def. Tampa Bay Rays

ALCS: New York Yankees def. Houston Astros

 

World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers def. New York Yankees

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