The Philadelphia Phillies writing staff here at TBOH make their predictions for 2016 MLB postseason results and individual award winners.
We previously released our staff predictions for the coming season regarding the complete order of finish in each division, including the Phillies and their NL East rivals. Now we’ll cover the staff predictions for not only each division winner, but also the two Wildcards in each league, and our World Series favorite.
We had eight staff members taking part in the voting process. Eight different teams in each league received playoff consideration on at least one of our ballots. However, except for the NL East, all of the divisional races had clear favorites. It was in the selection of the Wildcards where we saw a few differing opinions.
As for our World Series selection, well, the cover photo accompanying this piece should give you a clue as to our staff cumulative choice. However, that choice was in no way unanimous. The Chicago Cubs received three out of our eight votes. However, the other five votes went to five different ball clubs. This year’s ultimate champion would appear to be up in the air, at least according to our staff writers.
Over the next couple of days we will be releasing our picks for the National and American League Most Valuable Player Award winners, the National and American League Cy Young Award winners, and the National and American League Rookie of the Year Award winners.
It’s not all about success and winning where our staff predictions are concerned, however, We will also be revealing our staff choice as the first manager to be fired in this 2016 season.
As always, we would love to hear from you. Please leave your choices in a comment response accompanying this piece. Let us know what teams and players you think will be the most successful in the 2016 Major League Baseball campaign. Now, begin clicking through the slide show to find out our choices, and those receiving support.
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