Fall 2021 SS Magazine

Sports Spectrum 2017 Major League Baseball Predictions

The crack of the bat. The ball hitting the glove. The fans singing Take Me Out To The Ballgame, yessir, Baseball is indeed BACK!

No matter which team you root for, the beginning of the season always brings hope. The possibility that this could be the year your team wins the World Series. Cubs fans waited 108 years and their dream became an unbelievable reality in 2016, when they won a thrilling seven game series against the Indians to take the crown.

So who wins it all this year? The Cubs are the clear favorites, but there are many teams believing they can do what the Wrigley faithful accomplished last year.

Here’s our MLB Predictions from Sports Spectrum Podcast host Jason Romano and Director of Digital and Media, Raymond St. Martin.

Jason Romano MLB 2017 predictions

—Division Winners—

NL East: Nationals

NL Central: Cubs

NL West: Giants

AL East: Red Sox

AL Central: Indians

AL West: Astros


Wild Card Teams

AL – Orioles and Rangers

NL – Mets and Cardinals

NL Champion (Cubs over Mets)

AL Champion (Red Sox over Astros)

World Series (Cubs over Red Sox)

Award Winners:

AL MVP – Manny Machado

NL MVP – Anthony Rizzo

AL Cy Young – Corey Kluber

NL Cy Young – Noah Syndergaard

AL Comeback Player of the Year – Felix Hernandez

NL Comeback Player of the Year – Gerrit Cole

NL Rookie of the Year – Dansby Swanson (Braves)

AL Rookie of the Year – Aaron Judge (Yankees)


Raymond St. Martin MLB 2017 predictions

—Division Winners—

NL East: Nationals

NL Central: Cubs

NL West: Giants

AL East: Red Sox

AL Central: Indians

AL West: Astros


Wild Card Teams: AL – Tigers and Rangers, NL – Dodgers and Cardinals

NL Champion (Giants over Cubs)

AL Champion (Red Sox over Indians)

World Series (Red Sox over Giants)

Award Winners:

AL MVP – Mike Trout

NL MVP – Kris Bryant

AL Cy Young – Dallas Keuchel

NL Cy Young – Max Scherzer

AL Comeback Player of the Year – Felix Hernandez

NL Comeback Player of the Year – Matt Harvey

NL Rookie of the Year – Dansby Swanson (Braves)

AL Rookie of the Year – Yoan Moncada (White Sox)

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Cover Image Courtesy: Jasen Leatherrs