It’s About the 2016 Predictions

Opening Day is a scant five days away for the New York Yankees, and now seems as good a time as any to offer our predictions for the forthcoming season. This time around, we're going to break it up into two parts. Today, we submit to you our predictions for the divisional winners, World Series match-up and champion, and some regular season awards. On Friday, we'll have some bold predictions for you - both for the Yankees, and for the league as a whole. It's all in good fun, and it's the last logical step in wrapping up an off-season that has seemingly gone on forever. Without further ado:

William (@FlagrantFan) AL East - Yankees AL Central - Indians AL West - Angels Wildcard - Twins over the Blue Jays

NL East - Nationals NL Central - Cubs NL West - Giants Wildcards - Mets over the Diamondbacks

The Mets defeat the Yankees in the World Series.

MVP - Mike Trout, Bryce Harper Cy Young - Michael Pineda, Clayton Kershaw Rookie of the Year - Byron Buxton, Steven Matz Manager of the Year - Joe Girardi, Dusty Baker

Stacey (@StaceGots) AL East - Blue Jays AL Central - Royals AL West - Astros Wildcards - Yankees over the White Sox

NL East - Mets NL Central - Cubs NL West - Giants Wildcards - Nationals over the Diamondbacks

The Giants defeat the Blue Jays in the World Series (because it's an even year. Duh.)

MVP - Mike Trout, Paul Goldschmidt Cy Young - Chris Sale, Clayton Kershaw Rookie of the Year - Byron Buxton, Trea Turner Manager of the Year - Robin Ventura (for overcoming the loss of Drake Laroche), Dusty Baker

Matt (@RAYROBERT9) AL East - Yankees AL Central - Indians AL West - Astros Wildcard - Blue Jays over the White Sox

NL East - Nationals NL Central - Cubs NL West - Dodgers Wildcard - Mets over the Giants

The Mets defeat the Astros in the World Series.

MVP - Mike Trout, Bryce Harper CY Young - Chris Sale, Noah Syndergaad Rookie of the Year - Byron Buxton, Corey Seager Manager of the Year - Terry Francona, Dusty Baker

E.J. (@ejfagan) AL East - Red Sox AL Central - Indians AL West - Astros Wildcard - Rays over the Blue Jays

Rays win the Wild Card game, Astros win the AL championship

NL East - Nationals NL Central - Cubs NL West - Giants Wildcard - Dodgers over the Mets

The Astros defeat the Cubs in the World Series.

MVP - Mike Trout, Bryce Harper Cy Young - Chris Sale, Clayton Kershaw Rookie of the Year - AJ Reed, Trea Turner Manager of the Year - Terry Francona, Dusty Baker

Brad (@BradVietro) AL East - Yankees AL Central - Royals AL West - Astros Wildcard - Rangers over the Indians

NL East - Mets NL Central - Cubs NL West - Giants Wildcard - Nationals over the Diamondbacks

The Cubs defeat the Astros in the World Series.

MVP - Mike Trout, Paul Goldschmidt Cy Young - Chris Sale, Jose Fernandez Rookie of the Year - Byron Buxton, Corey Seager Manager of the Year - AJ Hinch, Bruce Bochy

Domenic (@DomenicLanza) AL East - Rays AL Central - Indians AL West - Angels Wildcard - Astros over the Royals

NL East - Mets NL Central - Pirates NL West - Giants Wildcard - Cubs over the Nationals

The Pirates defeat the Angels in the World Series.

MVP - Mike Trout, Andrew McCutchen Cy Young - Chris Archer, Gerrit Cole Rookie of the Year - Jose Berrios, Trevor Story Manager of the Year - Kevin Cash, Bruce Bochy

Questions? Comments? Thoughts? Concerns? Feel free to address those, as well as your own predictions, in the comments.