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NL West Predictions Sure To Go Wrong


Predictions are sure to go wrong. They are some of the most useless things bloggers do but it’s also some of the most enjoyable things we do. It gives us a source of embarrassment after the assuredly go wrong, or in the rare occasion we get something right, a source of bragging rights. So with that in mind, here are the official Venom Strikes predictions for the National League sure to go wrong in 2013.

 Noah Dougherty –

NL West: 1. Giants, 2. Dodgers, 3. Diamondbacks, 4. Padres, 5. Rockies

NL Division Winners: Braves (best record), Reds, Giants

Wild Cards: Nationals and Dodgers

World Series: Angels over Reds in six games

MVP: Matt Kemp

Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw

Rookie of the Year: Adam Eaton

 

NL West: 1. Diamondbacks, 2. Giants, 3. Dodgers, 4. Padres, 5. Rockies

NL Division Winners: Braves, Pirates, Diamondbacks

Wild Cards: Giants and Nationals

World Series: Angels over Braves in five games

MVP: Justin Upton

Cy Young: Ian Kennedy

Rookie of the Year: Gerrit Cole

 

Chris Lacey –

NL West: 1. Giants, 2. Diamondbacks, 3. Padres, 4. Dodgers, 5. Rockies

NL Division Winners: Nationals, Reds, Giants

Wild Cards: Diamondbacks and Cardinals

World Series: Diamondbacks over Tigers in six games

MVP: Adam Eaton

Cy Young: Wade Miley

Rookie of the Year: Adam Eaton

 

Tom Lynch:

NL West: 1. Giants, 2. Diamondbacks, 3. Dodgers, 4. Padres, 5. Rockies

NL Division Winners: Phillies, Cardinals, Giants

Wild Cards: Reds, Brewers

World Series: Reds over Rays

MVP: Joey Votto

Cy Young: Cole Hamels

Rookie of the Year: Julio Teheran

 

J. Levi Burnfin:

NL West: 1. Diamondbacks, 2. Dodgers, 3. Giants, 4. Padres, 5. Rockies

NL Division Winners: Nationals, Cardinals, Diamondbacks

Wild Cards: Braves, Reds

World Series: Braves over Rays in six games

MVP: Justin Upton

Cy Young: Stephen Strasburg

Rookie of the Year: Shelby Miller

 

What are your predictions? Your guess is as good (probably better) as ours!

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