Season predictions: Who brings home the hardware in ’15?

 

A lot has happened since the San Francisco Giants won the World Series last October. The Padres completely revamped their roster, the Nationals added yet another ace, and the A’s traded away their entire team. After the wildest offseason in recent memory, the baseball landscape looks very different than it did five months ago. 

So how will the 2015 season shake out?

Will Clayton Kershaw win another Cy Young?

Will the Nationals finally fulfill the public’s high expectations?

Will the Cubs win the damn World Series like "Back to the Future II" predicted?

For answers to these questions and many more, turn to our glut of baseball experts from FOX, JABO, FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus and beyond. You will definitely be surprised at some of the predictions below.

AL DIVISION CHAMPS

  East Central West
Ken Rosenthal Blue Jays White Sox Mariners
Jon Paul Morosi Blue Jays Indians Mariners
Rob Neyer Red Sox Indians Angels
C.J. Nitkowski Red Sox Tigers Angels
Eno Sarris Red Sox Tigers Mariners
Sam Miller Red Sox White Sox Angels
Russell Carleton Red Sox Indians A’s
Matt Trueblood Red Sox White Sox Mariners
Craig Goldstein Orioles Tigers Mariners
Dan Epstein Red Sox Tigers Angels
Dave Golebiewski Red Sox Indians Mariners
Steve Hofstetter Red Sox White Sox Mariners

NL DIVISION CHAMPS

  East Central West
Ken Rosenthal Nationals Pirates Dodgers
Jon Paul Morosi Marlins Cardinals Padres
Rob Neyer Nationals Pirates Dodgers
C.J. Nitkowski Nationals Pirates Dodgers
Eno Sarris Nationals Pirates Dodgers
Sam Miller Nationals Cardinals Dodgers
Russell Carleton Nationals Cardinals Dodgers
Matt Trueblood Nationals Cubs Dodgers
Craig Goldstein Nationals Cardinals Dodgers
Dan Epstein Nationals Cardinals Dodgers
Dave Golebiewski Nationals Cardinals Dodgers
Steve Hofstetter Nationals Cardinals Dodgers

WILD CARDS

  American League National League
Ken Rosenthal Angels & Indians Cardinals & Padres
Jon Paul Morosi Angels & Tigers Dodgers & Pirates
Rob Neyer Mariners & Blue Jays Cardinals & Padres
C.J. Nitkowski White Sox & Mariners Cardinals & Padres
Eno Sarris Indians & Blue Jays Cardinals & Mets
Sam Miller Blue Jays & A’s Giants & Cubs
Russell Carleton White Sox & Blue Jays Pirates & Padres
Matt Trueblood Angels & Orioles Pirates & Cardinals
Craig Goldstein Red Sox & Indians Marlins & Mets
Dan Epstein Mariners & White Sox Padres & Cubs
Dave Golebiewski Tigers & A’s Pirates & Padres
Steve Hofstetter Angels & A’s Padres & Pirates

WORLD SERIES

  ALCS CHAMP NLCS CHAMP WORLD SERIES CHAMP
Ken Rosenthal White Sox Nationals NATIONALS
Jon Paul Morosi Mariners Cardinals MARINERS
Rob Neyer Indians Pirates PIRATES
C.J. Nitkowski Angels Nationals ANGELS
Eno Sarris Indians Nationals NATIONALS
Sam Miller Red Sox Nationals NATIONALS
Russell Carleton A’s Nationals A’S
Matt Trueblood Red Sox Dodgers DODGERS
Craig Goldstein Indians Dodgers INDIANS
Dan Epstein Red Sox Nationals NATIONALS
Dave Golebiewski Red Sox Nationals NATIONALS
Steve Hofstetter Mariners Nationals NATIONALS

AL AWARDS

  MVP CY YOUNG ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Ken Rosenthal Mike Trout Chris Sale Aaron Sanchez
Jon Paul Morosi Jose Bautista David Price Carlos Rodon
Rob Neyer Mike Trout Felix Hernandez Daniel Norris
C.J. Nitkowski Mike Trout Chris Sale Dalton Pompey
Eno Sarris Josh Donaldson Felix Hernandez Dalton Pompey
Sam Miller Mike Trout Chris Sale Rusney Castillo
Russell Carleton Mike Trout Felix Hernandez Dalton Pompey
Matt Trueblood Mike Trout David Price Steven Souza
Craig Goldstein Mike Trout Felix Hernandez Andrew Heaney
Dan Epstein Jose Abreu David Price Rusney Castillo
Dave Golebiewski Kyle Seager Felix Hernandez Dalton Pompey
Steve Hofstetter Robinson Cano Chris Sale Daniel Norris

NL AWARDS

  MVP CY YOUNG ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Ken Rosenthal Andrew McCutchen Clayton Kershaw Kris Bryant
Jon Paul Morosi Yasiel Puig Jordan Zimmermann Joc Pederson
Rob Neyer Andrew McCutchen Clayton Kershaw Kris Bryant
C.J. Nitkowski Andrew McCutchen Johnny Cueto Kris Bryant
Eno Sarris Yasiel Puig Max Scherzer Jorge Soler
Sam Miller Buster Posey Clayton Kershaw Kris Bryant
Russell Carleton Andrew McCutchen Johnny Cueto Kris Bryant
Matt Trueblood Anthony Rizzo Jordan Zimmermann Jorge Soler
Craig Goldstein Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Jorge Soler
Dan Epstein Giancarlo Stanton Max Scherzer Kris Bryant
Dave Golebiewski Bryce Harper Matt Harvey Kris Bryant
Steve Hofstetter Bryce Harper Matt Harvey Kris Bryant
MVP CY YOUNG ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Ken Rosenthal Mike Trout Chris Sale Aaron Sanchez
Jon Paul Morosi Jose Bautista David Price Carlos Rodon
Rob Neyer Mike Trout Felix Hernandez Daniel Norris
C.J. Nitkowski Mike Trout Chris Sale Dalton Pompey
Eno Sarris Josh Donaldson Felix Hernandez Dalton Pompey
Sam Miller Mike Trout Chris Sale Rusney Castillo
Russell Carleton Mike Trout Felix Hernandez Dalton Pompey
Matt Trueblood Mike Trout David Price Steven Souza
Craig Goldstein Mike Trout Felix Hernandez Andrew Heaney
Dan Epstein Jose Abreu David Price Rusney Castillo
Dave Golebiewski Kyle Seager Felix Hernandez Dalton Pompey
Steve Hofstetter Robinson Cano Chris Sale Daniel Norris
MVP CY YOUNG ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Ken Rosenthal Mike Trout Chris Sale Aaron Sanchez
Jon Paul Morosi Jose Bautista David Price Carlos Rodon
Rob Neyer Mike Trout Felix Hernandez Daniel Norris
C.J. Nitkowski Mike Trout Chris Sale Dalton Pompey
Eno Sarris Josh Donaldson Felix Hernandez Dalton Pompey
Sam Miller Mike Trout Chris Sale Rusney Castillo
Russell Carleton Mike Trout Felix Hernandez Dalton Pompey
Matt Trueblood Mike Trout David Price Steven Souza
Craig Goldstein Mike Trout Felix Hernandez Andrew Heaney
Dan Epstein Jose Abreu David Price Rusney Castillo
Dave Golebiewski Kyle Seager Felix Hernandez Dalton Pompey
Steve Hofstetter Robinson Cano Chris Sale Daniel Norris
MVP CY YOUNG ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Ken Rosenthal Mike Trout Chris Sale Aaron Sanchez
Jon Paul Morosi Jose Bautista David Price Carlos Rodon
Rob Neyer Mike Trout Felix Hernandez Daniel Norris
C.J. Nitkowski Mike Trout Chris Sale Dalton Pompey
Eno Sarris Josh Donaldson Felix Hernandez Dalton Pompey
Sam Miller Mike Trout Chris Sale Rusney Castillo
Russell Carleton Mike Trout Felix Hernandez Dalton Pompey
Matt Trueblood Mike Trout David Price Steven Souza
Craig Goldstein Mike Trout Felix Hernandez Andrew Heaney
Dan Epstein Jose Abreu David Price Rusney Castillo
Dave Golebiewski Kyle Seager Felix Hernandez Dalton Pompey
Steve Hofstetter Robinson Cano Chris Sale Daniel Norris