The Red Sox will make the playoffs
Boston is way too talented and also the American League has guess squads for me against the Sox reaching the postseason to pick. But it will be through the next AL Wild Card spot, along with the defending champs will not contact the World Series.
Why, you ask? Due to Chris Sale shoulder? The October workload of nathan Eovaldi? Some kind of statistical blow for Mookie Betts and/or J.D. Martinez?
Nah. I don’t believe that the fans could break the World Series trophy with an beer may from the baseball gods without some type of penalty.
Bryce Harper will sign with the Cardinals
Now, my mind states that Harper will end up with the White Sox or the Phillies. But this really is and, damn it, I’m going down with the ship, together with me sinking fast.
I do assert that the Cardinals have the resources to pull off and need to veer from an established path of half-measures and options. Paul Goldschmidt has been a great get, but only for one year (and he is 31). This bar would be taken by harper to World Series-caliber squad that is clean from borderline National League Central competition.