'Tis the time of the year for the season predictions. I took a (unpublished) cut on these right at the beginning of Spring Training and then I finalized them today. I actually had to make a few changes based on events that happened in Spring Training and even teams' performances in Spring Training. Here are my predictions for the 2012 Major League Baseball season, including standing for each division, who will win the wild card and who will win the League Pennants and the World Series. Optimism abounds, since everyone (other than the Athletics and the Mariners) are starting with a clean slate:
AL Wild Cards: Yankees, Angels
NL Wild Cards: Phillies, Pirates
ALCS: Twins over Red Sox
NLCS: Nationals over Philies
WS: Twins over Nationals in 6.