Opening Day 2020 is here! I was always pretty optimistic that they’d get some form of a season in, but figured it would have started well before July 24. A 60-game schedule seems like it will benefit the worse teams, meaning a team can just get hot for a couple weeks and ride it to a playoff berth. I would think that realistically all 30 teams have a prayer of making the playoffs, especially if they decide to expand to 16 teams as is somehow still being discussed. I think it hurts a team like the Twins who were built for the grind of a full 162-game schedule. I have no doubt the Twins would have made the playoffs in a full year, but in a short year, who knows?
Anyway, here are my 2020 predictions.
|AL East||W||L||GB||NL East||W||L||GB|
|AL Central||W||L||GB||NL Central||W||L||GB|
|AL West||W||L||GB||NL West||W||L||GB|
|LA Angels||33||27||8||San Diego||30||30||20|
Since we still don’t even know how many teams are going to be in the playoffs, I guess records alone will have to do. I will predict the LCS and WS though, as well as the fact that the Twins will meet up with the Yankees in the first round and get swept. And I do predict that the entire season gets played and not canceled by more coronavirus outbreaks.
ALCS: Rays over Yankees
NLCS: Dodgers over Cardinals
World Series: Dodgers over Rays