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MLB: 10 Bold Predictions For The 2016 Season

Nam Y. Huh, AP
Nam Y. Huh, AP

MLB Opening Day is just days away, and we take our stab at 10 bold predictions for the 2016 season.

By William Chase

Every year MLB experts make their educated guesses on the sure-fire predictions sure to go wrong. Right?

Well the Washington Nationals, last year’s preseason darlings, didn’t win the World Series; they didn’t even make the playoffs at all.

The Houston Astros making the playoffs last season?

Jake Arrieta turning into an ace before our very eyes?

It’s always fun making educated guesses based on the past—both what we know and what we think we know—and chalking up all the information and mock-drafts, crunching the numbers. We have the same luck throwing a dart at the tiny red dot on the wall with a blindfold on.

But it doesn’t keep us from trying.

At the risk of bringing the curse onto the next squad and their fanbase, much to the chagrin and sheer delight of fans all over MLB, it’s now time to throw caution to the wind and announce the Top 10 Bold Predictions for 2016.

William Chase is editor at Elite Sports NY, and has been featured on such prominent websites including Bleacher Report. William is also currently the Marketing & Media Relations Intern for the Augusta GreenJackets.