I know I'm going to get killed for picking the Marlins to come in second, but I love their young talent, especially on the pitching side. Defense remains a huge problem for the Fish, but I think they will surprise some people.
The Reds are a hot sleeper pick, but I don't see it. I love their pitching, but I don't think they have enough to make a push towards the playoffs this season. The Cubs are far and away the favorite to win this division.
The Giants are another hot sleeper pick in the National League West, but right now, I don't see it. Their rotation is stacked, but the offense could be a mess if Sandoval and Ishikawa do not perform up to expectations.
NL Wild Card
1. Cubs v. Diamondbacks
2. Mets v. Dodgers
1. Mets v. Cubs
1. Mets (yes, I am a homer. My bias shines through on this pick.)
AMERICAN LEAGUEAL East
1. Red Sox
5. Blue Jays
I love the Red Sox depth, especially on the pitching side. This will be a fantastic division to watch as three teams can conceivably win the division. The Jays and O's are not going to be pushovers either.
3. White Sox
Even without Joe Mauer, the Twins are the class of this division. The Indians would be strong competitors if they can find a few decent starting pitchers.
I would pick the Athletics to win the division, but I'm just not sold on their young pitchers. The Athletics will need a few of their young pitchers to step up if they want to compete with the Angels.
AL Wild Card
1. Red Sox v. Angels
2. Twins v. Rays
1. Angels v. Rays
1. Angels (I am hoping and praying that their arms (Lackey, Escobar, Santana) all come back healthy and dominant for a strong second half push)
WORLD SERIES: Mets v. Angels
Mets in 7
So there you have it, my picks are complete. Let's play ball already!