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2011 MLB Preview and Predictions

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Baseball kicks off the regular season this Thursday. The Phillies have what many experts are calling the best rotation of all-time. Despite a $200 million payroll, the Yankees are rolling Freddy Garcia and Ivan Nova out as their fourth and fifth starters. The Red Sox appear primed and ready for another World Series run. The Reds look to ride their young talented roster to their second strait NL Central Division Title.

National League

NL East
Philadelphia Phillies (92-70)
Atlanta Braves (90-72)
Florida Marlins (82-80)
New York Mets (80-82)
Washington Nationals (64-98)

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NL Central
Cincinnati Reds (85-77)
Milwaukee Brewers (83-79)
St. Louis Cardinals (81-81)
Chicago Cubs (81-81)
Houston Astros (72-90)
Pittsburgh Pirates (65-97)

NL West
San Francisco Giants (89-73)
Colorado Rockies (85-77)
Los Angeles Dodgers (80-82)
San Diego Padres (79-83)
Arizona Diamondbacks (72-90)

NLDS
Phillies over Reds
Braves over Giants

NLCS
Phillies over Braves

American League

AL East
Boston Red Sox (96-64)
New York Yankees (90-72)
Tampa Bay Rays (84-78)
Toronto Blue Jays (73-89)
Baltimore Orioles (69-93)

AL Central
Detroit Tigers (87-75)
Chicago White Sox (86-76)
Minnesota Twins (85-77)
Cleveland Indians (71-91)
Kansas City Royals (67-95)

AL West
Oakland Athletics (83-79)
Texas Rangers (82-80)
Los Angeles Angels (79-83)
Seattle Mariners (64-98)

ALDS
Red Sox over A’s
Yankees over Tigers

ALCS
Red Sox over Yankees

World Series
Phillies over Red Sox