TBOH Staff MLB 2016 Predictions
By Matt Veasey
AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION WINNERS AND WILDCARD TEAMS
In the American League, the staff here at TBOH made the defending world champion Kansas City Royals a unanimous pick by an 8-0 vote to win the AL Central. The Toronto Blue Jays were near-unanimous as 7-1 voting favorites, while the Houston Astros were installed as the favorites out in the AL West by a 6-2 margin.
Receiving votes as a Wildcard team were six different clubs. Among the non-division favorites, the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers each received four votes as a Wildcard team to become our favorites for those spots. The New York Yankees were right behind with three votes, while the Detroit Tigers received two, and the Cleveland Indians received one vote. The Astros also received a Wildcard vote from one of the writers who hadn’t selected them as the division favorites.
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