With the 2021 MLB Regular Season about to begin, it's time for the staff here at 1045 The Team ESPN Radio to make our predictions. Here's where you find what the members of The Team think will happen this season (or at least the Team members that reply to my emails). Enjoy mocking us if we're wrong and prepare for a giant level of gloating if we are correct. Please feel free to share your prediction with us using the message feature of the Free 1045 The Team App.

Levack - Host of some show whose name I can't Remember

AL Winners:
East: Yankees
Central: White Sox
West: A's

Wild Card 1: Rays
Wild Card 2: Twins
(Wild Card 3 if needed): Astros
(Wild card 4 if needed): Blue Jays

AL Championship Matchup: Yankees vs A's

Winner: Yankees

AL MVP: Mike Trout
AL Cy Young: Gerrit Cole
AL Comeback: Giancarlo Stanton

NL:
East: Mets
Central: Cardinals
West: Padres

Wild Card 1: Dodgers
Wild Card 2: Braves
(Wild Card 3 if needed): Brewers
(Wild card 4 if needed): Cubs

NL Championship Matchup: Mets vs Padres

Winner: Mets

NL MVP: Fernando Tatis Jr
NL Cy Young: Jacob deGrom
NL Comeback: Stephen Strasburg

World Series Champion: Yankees

Charlie Voelker - Host of Sunday Morning Sports Buzz

AL Winners:

East YANKEES

Central WHITE SOX

West ASTROS

Wild Card 1 OAKLAND

Wild Card 2 RAYS

(Wild Card 3 if needed) TWINS

(Wild card 4 if needed) BLUE JAYS

AL Championship Matchup: YANKEES

Winner: YANKEES

AL MVP: GIANCARLO STANTON

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: WANDER FRANCO - TAMPA

COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR: TREY MANCINI

NL:

East METS

Central CARDINALS

West DODGERS

Wild Card 1 PADRES

Wild Card 2 BRAVES

(Wild Card 3 if needed) REDS

(Wild card 4 if needed) NATIONALS

NL Championship Matchup: METS VS. DODGERS

Winner: METS

NL MVP: PETE ALONSO

World Series Champion: METS

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: DYLAN CARLSON - CARDINALS

COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR: MIKE SOROKA

Eric Hanneman - Big Board Sports 

AL Winners:

East: NY Yankees

Central: Chicago White Sox

West: Oakland Athletics

Wild Card 1: Toronto Blue Jays

Wild Card 2: The Cleveland Team (Should be The Cleveland Rock Lobsters)

(Wild Card 3 if needed) Minnesota Twins

(Wild card 4 if needed) Tampa Bay Rays

AL Championship Matchup: Yankees vs. White Sox

Winner: Yankees in 6

AL MVP: Jose Ramirez

Cy Young: Gerrit Cole

ROY: Andrew Vaughn

Comeback: Trey Mancini

NL:

East: Atlanta Braves

Central: St. Louis Cardinals

West: Los Angeles Dodgers

Wild Card 1: San Diego Padres

Wild Card 2: NY Mets

(Wild Card 3 if needed) Washington Nationals

(Wild card 4 if needed) Miami Marlins

NL Championship Matchup: Padres vs. Dodgers

Winner: Padres in 7

NL MVP: Juan Soto

Cy Young: Blake Snell

ROY: Dylan Carlson

Comeback: Tommy Pham

World Series Champion: Yankees in 7 over Padres

Lauren "Long Island Lauren" Levack Show Intern

AL Winners-
East: Yankees
Central: White Sox
West: Astros

Wild Card 1: Blue Jays
Wild Card 2: Rays
WC 3: A’s
WC 4: Twins

AL Championship Matchup: Yankees vs. White Sox

Winner: Yankees

AL MVP: DJ LeMahieu

ROY: Randy Arozarena

Comeback: Gary Sanchez (Praying)

CY Young: Geritt Cole

NL Winners-
East: Braves
Central: Cardinals
West: Dodgers

Wild Card 1: Padres
Wild Card 2: Mets
WC 3: Cubs
WC 4: Phillies

NL Championship Matchup: Dodgers vs. Padres

Winner: Padres

NL MVP: Fernando Tatis Jr.

ROY: Ke’Bryan Hayes

Comeback Player: Mike Soroka

CY Young: Jacob deGrom

World Series Champion: Yankees

Sam "The Russian" - Levack Show Intern

AL
East - Yankees
Central- White Sox
West- Astros

Wild Card 1 - Blue Jays
Wild Card 2 - Twins
Wild Card 3 - Rays
Wild Card 4 - A’s

AL Championship - White Sox vs Yankees

Winner - White Sox

AL MVP - Mike Trout

AL Comeback Player of the Year - Trey Mancini

AL Rookie of the Year - Andrew Vaughn

AL Cy Young - Lucas Giolito

NL

East - Braves
Central - Brewers
West - Dodgers

Wild Card 1 - Mets
Wild Card 2 - Padres
Wild Card 3 - Cardinals
Wild Card 4 - Marlins

NL MVP - Ronald Acuna Jr

NL Comeback Player of the Year - Stephen Strasburg

NL Rookie of the Year - Dylan Carson

NL Cy Young - Jacob Degrom

NL Championship - Braves vs Padres

Winner - Braves

World Series - White Sox vs Braves - Braves in 6

Bryce Zielinski - 1045 The Team Producer

AL Winners:

East- Yankees

Central- Twins

West- Astros

Wild Card 1- Rays

Wild Card 2- A's

(Wild Card 3 if needed)- White Sox

(Wild card 4 if needed)- Angels

AL Championship Matchup- Yankees vs. Twins

Winner- Yankees

AL MVP- Mike Trout

AL CY Young- Gerrit Cole

AL ROY- Jarred Kelenic

AL Comeback Player of the Year- Trey Mancini

NL Winners:

East- Braves

Central- Cardinals

West- Dodgers

Wild Card 1- Padres

Wild Card 2- Phillies

(Wild Card 3 if needed)- Mets

(Wild card 4 if needed)- Nationals

NL Championship Matchup- Dodgers vs. Phillies

Winner- Dodgers

NL MVP- Fernando Tatis Jr

NL CY Young- Jacob deGrom

NL ROY- Sixto Sanchez

NL Comeback Player of the Year- Stephen Strasburg

World Series- Dodgers over Yankees (4-3)

I firmly believe that the NL East is the toughest division in baseball, which isn't exactly a bold statement. You can make an argument for all 5 teams to make the playoffs in 2021. With the potential for playoff expansion again this season, I believe 4 NL East teams make the playoffs (Braves, Mets, Nationals, and Phillies) with the Marlins the odd team out (to no fault of their own) if expansion does occur. This division is going to come down to the final week of September.

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