Hello, these 2016 MLB postseason predictions will be wrong. Don’t email us. Don’t seek us out on Twitter. We’re doing this because we’re expected to. Even if all of us picked different World Series champions, we would still be wrong. How?
The Cardinals. Maaaaybe the Yankees. But probably the Cardinals.
Don’t ask about the details. Just fear this alternate reality. So it’s probably a good thing that some of us doubled up on our predicted World Series champions. And please, please, please understand that all of these postseason predictions will be wrong.
To the predictions!
|SB Nation contributor||AL Wild Card||NL Wild Card|
|Emma Baccellieri||Blue Jays||Giants|
|Justin Bopp||Blue Jays||Mets|
|Matt Collins||Blue Jays||Giants|
|Mark Hinog||Blue Jays||Mets|
|Eric Stephen||Blue Jays||Giants|
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|SB Nation contributor||ALDS 1 (Indians/Red Sox)||ALDS 2 (Rangers/Wild Card winner)|
|Emma Baccellieri||Red Sox||Rangers|
|Demetrius Bell||Red Sox||Orioles|
|Justin Bopp||Red Sox||Rangers|
|Matt Collins||Red Sox||Blue Jays|
|Mark Hinog||Red Sox||Rangers|
|Kurt Mensching||Red Sox||Rangers|
|Marc Normandin||Red Sox||Rangers|
|Liz Roscher||Red Sox||Orioles|
|Eric Stephen||Red Sox||Rangers|
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|SB Nation contributor||NLDS 1 (Dodgers/Nationals)||NLDS 2 (Cubs/Wild Card winner)|
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|SB Nation contributor||ALCS||NLCS||World Series winner|
|Emma Baccellieri||Red Sox||Dodgers||Dodgers|
|Demetrius Bell||Red Sox||Cubs||Cubs|
|Justin Bopp||Red Sox||Cubs||Red Sox|
|Matt Collins||Red Sox||Nationals||Nationals|
|Mark Hinog||Red Sox||Cubs||Cubs|
|Liz Roscher||Red Sox||Cubs||Cubs|
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Note: I don’t like being a homer. Consider that I had the Mets over the Mariners in my original predictions from before the season. But a) the only damned time I’ve gotten a prediction right was here, and b) the only one who got their predictions right last year was Bopp, and he was being a total homer. So I’ll begrudgingly set myself up for failure.
And now for the explanations of the other contributors, whoops, they didn’t put this all together, but I did, so I guess they won’t have a voice, sorry about that.
Just know that all of us will be wrong. Congratulations to either the Mets, Indians, Blue Jays, or Orioles, one of whom will win the World Series because none of us saw it coming. All four of them will make the LCS. Again, don’t ask for details. Such is the power of incorrect predictions.
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