Herald baseball writers predict the 2020 MLB season

The Herald’s baseball writers’ predictions for the shortened season:

Steve Hewitt

AL East: Yankees, Rays
AL Central: Twins, Indians
AL West: A’s, Astros
AL Wild Cards: White Sox, Angels

NL East: Braves, Nationals
NL Central: Brewers, Reds
NL West: Dodgers, Padres
NL Wild Cards: Mets, Cubs

AL champ: Yankees
NL champ: Dodgers

World Series champ: Dodgers

The Dodgers clearly have the talent offensively and pitching, but in a season when there are so many unknowns surrounding COVID-19 in a 60-game sprint, their depth gives them the edge. Look away, Red Sox fans, as Mookie Betts lifts the World Series trophy wearing Dodger blue.

Jason Mastrodonato

AL East: Yankees, Rays
AL Central: Twins, Indians
AL West: Astros, A’s
AL Wild Cards: White Sox, Angels

NL East: Braves, Nationals
NL Central: Brewers, Reds
NL West: Dodgers, Diamondbacks
NL Wild Cards: Mets, Padres

AL champ: Yankees
NL champ: Brewers

World Series champ: Brewers

Call it the Brock Holt factor. Kidding. The Yankees or Dodgers are the safe bets, but the Brewers have done a remarkable job of assembling puzzle pieces to form a deep roster that’s loaded with young players who have yet to reach their full potential. In a 60-game sprint, all it takes is the right group of guys finding chemistry over three months, and the Brewers, with Christian Yelllich leading the way, seem to have a cohesive group and some potentially-dominant young arms.

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