Y! Experts take a stab at predicting MLB winners

Here at Yahoo! Sports Major League baseball preview central, it’s standing room only. Check that. It’s room for standings only. Our four MLB writers predicted the won-loss records of every team as well as the playoffs and World Series. And you can compare our picks with those from AccuScore (American League, National League), a company that runs thousands of computer simulations of the season to project standings.

As opening day draws closer, we’ll continue to trot out content, including our picks for every award from MVP to the first manager fired to the date or A-Rod’s return. Next will be the results from our Build-A-Ballclup Workshop, where our writers each choose the owner, general manager, scouting director, field manager, position player, pitcher and prospect they would hire if creating a team from scratch. Look for that story Sunday evening.

And don’t miss Jeff Passan’s daylong opening day blog Monday as well as continual Big League Stew posts throughout the day, week and season.

Play ball!

As for the projected standings, the Boston Red Sox are picked to reach the World Series by all four experts, and only Tim Brown picks them to lose once they get there. Passan has the Red Sox winning their third championship in six years by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers, Gordon Edes has them besting the New York Mets and Steve Henson has them knocking off the Arizona Diamondbacks. Brown, for his part, has the Chicago Cubs celebrating their first World Series title in 101 years at the expense of the Red Sox.

Tim Brown
Tim Brown
  Jeff Passan
Jeff Passan
  Gordon Edes
Gordon Edes
  Steve Henson
Steve Henson
             
AL EAST
Rays
96-66
Red Sox
95-67
Yankees
87-75
Blue Jays
81-81
Orioles
66-96
 
Red Sox
94-68
Rays
92-70
Yankees
89-73
Blue Jays
78-84
Orioles
69-93
 
Red Sox
95-67
Rays
94-68
Yankees
92-70
Blue Jays
76-86
Orioles
74-88
 
Red Sox
96-66
Rays
95-67
Yankees
90-72
Blue Jays
80-82
Orioles
65-97
             
AL CENTRAL
Indians
86-76
Twins
84-78
White Sox
81-81
Tigers
71-91
Royals
70-92
 
Indians
89-73
Twins
87-75
White Sox
82-80
Royals
79-83
Tigers
74-88
 
Indians
87-75
Twins
83-79
White Sox
81-81
Tigers
77-85
Royals
76-86
 
Twins
84-78
Indians
83-79
White Sox
82-80
Royals
74-88
Tigers
69-93
             
AL WEST
Angels
86-76
A's
80-82
Rangers
75-87
Mariners
68-94
 
Rangers
85-77
Angels
84-78
A's
80-82
Mariners
71-91
 
A's
86-76
Angels
85-77
Rangers
78-84
Mariners
68-94
 
Angels
87-77
A's
82-80
Rangers
74-88
Mariners
65-97
             
NL EAST
Phillies
89-73
Mets
87-75
Braves
86-76
Marlins
79-83
Nationals
70-92
 
Mets
91-71
Marlins
87-75
Phillies
85-77
Braves
83-79
Nationals
62-100
 
Mets
93-69
Phillies
88-74
Braves
87-75
Marlins
78-84
Nationals
64-98
 
Phillies
89-73
Mets
86-76
Braves
86-76
Marlins
82-80
Nationals
67-95
             
NL CENTRAL
Cubs
93-69
Brewers
83-79
Cardinals
83-79
Reds
77-85
Astros
74-88
Pirates
68-94
 
Cubs
95-67
Reds
84-78
Cardinals
84-78
Brewers
80-82
Astros
70-92
Pirates
65-97
 
Cubs
96-66
Reds
81-81
Brewers
81-81
Cardinals
80-82
Astros
72-90
Pirates
66-96
 
Cubs
95-67
Cardinals
84-78
Brewers
84-78
Reds
81-81
Astros
74-88
Pirates
63-99
             
NL WEST
Dodgers
89-73
Diamondbacks
86-76
Giants
80-82
Rockies
77-85
Padres
69-93
 
Dodgers
92-70
Diamondbacks
86-76
Giants
81-81
Rockies
73-89
Padres
59-103
 
Dodgers
88-74
Diamondbacks
85-77
Giants
78-84
Rockies
72-90
Padres
64-98
 
Diamondbacks
89-73
Dodgers
88-74
Giants
82-80
Rockies
77-85
Padres
63-99
             
POSTSEASON

ALDS
Rays over Indians
Red Sox over Angels

NLDS
Cubs over Mets
Phillies over Dodgers

ALCS
Red Sox over Rays

NLCS
Cubs over Phillies

World Series
CubsRed Sox
Cubs over Red Sox

 

ALDS
Red Sox over Rangers
Rays over Indians

NLDS
Cubs over Marlins
Dodgers over Mets

ALCS:
Red Sox over Rays

NLCS:
Dodgers over Cubs

World Series:
Red SoxDodgers
Red Sox over Dodgers

 

ALDS
Red Sox over A’s
Rays over Indians

NLDS
Cubs over Phillies
Mets over Dodgers

ALCS
Boston over Tampa Bay

NLCS
Mets over Cubs

World Series
Red SoxMets
Red Sox over Mets

 

ALDS
Red Sox over Twins
Angels over Rays

NLDS
Cubs over Dodgers
D’Backs over Phillies

ALCS
Red Sox over Angels

NLCS
D’Backs over Cubs

World Series
Red SoxDiamondbacks
Red Sox over D’Backs