THUNDERBLOG MLB Preview: Our Picks for the 2014 Season


Just like how myself and Iceman each cover the Flyers and Devils respectively, the THUNDERCREW Coverage for the MLB will start with coverage of the Phillies, Braves, Mets, Yankees, and Indians along with the general Hockey-Roundup-like coverage of Major League Baseball. Myself, Matty D, two of the new Baseball Guys (Ariel Glassberg and Mike O’Brien), and a special guest put together our picks for the 2014 season in the form of a Preseason Poll for each division:

NL East:

1) Washington Nationals – 25 Points (5 First Place Votes)
2) Atlanta Braves – 18 Points
3) New York Mets – 15 Points
4) Philadelphia Phillies – 12 Points
5) Miami Marlins – 5 Points

NL Central:

1) St. Louis Cardinals – 22 Points (3)
2) Cincinnati Reds – 20 Points (2)
3) Pittsburgh Pirates – 18 Points
4) Milwaukee Brewers – 9 Points
5) Chicago Cubs – 6 Points

NL West:

1) Los Angeles Dodgers – 25 Points (5)
2) San Francisco Giants – 20 Points
3) San Diego Padres – 12 Points
4) Arizona Diamondbacks -11 Points
5) Colorado Rockies – 7 Points

AL East:

1) Boston Red Sox – 24 Points (4)
2) Tampa Bay Rays – 16 Points (1)
3) New York Yankees – 16 Points
4) Baltimore Orioles – 13 Points
5) Toronto Blue Jays – 7 Points

AL Central:

1) Detroit Tigers – 24 Points (4)
2) Cleveland Indians – 19 Points (1)
3) Kansas City Royals – 17 Points
4) Chicago White Sox – 9 Points
5) Minnesota Twins – 6 Points

AL West:

1) Oakland Athletics – 22 Points (3)
2) Texas Rangers – 19 Points (2)
3) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – 19 Points
4) Seattle Mariners – 10 Points
5) Houston Astros – 5 Points

Playoff Teams by Writer (In Order of Seed):

Matty D: NL: Dodgers, Cardinals, Nationals, Pirates (WC1), Giants (WC2); AL: Tigers, Rays, A’s, Angels (WC1), Red Sox (WC2)
Ariel: NL: Nationals, Dodgers, Cardinals, Giants (WC1), Pirates (WC2); AL: Tigers, Rangers, Red Sox, Yankees (WC1), Royals (WC2)
Mike: NL: Nationals, Reds, Dodgers, Braves (WC1), Pirates (WC2); AL: Red Sox, Indians, A’s, Tigers (WC1), Rays (WC2)
G-Man: NL: Dodgers, Nationals, Reds, Giants (WC1), Cardinals (WC2); AL: Tigers, Red Sox, A’s, Indians (WC1), Angels (WC2)

And the special guest is the man who called last year’s World Series GAME-BY-GAME, the Prophet himself: Greg Piatelli:
Dodgers, Cardinals, Nationals, Braves (WC1), Reds (WC2); AL: Rangers, Tigers, Red Sox, Yankees (WC1), Rays (WC2)

World Series Picks:

Matty D: Rays over Cardinals
Ariel: Dodgers over Tigers
Mike: Indians over Reds (Guess what state he’s from)
G-Man: Dodgers over Red Sox
Greg’s Biased Pick: Red Sox over Reds in 6
Greg’s REAL Pick: Rangers over Nationals

Disagree with our picks? Let us know in comments below.

Go Phils!


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