Saturday, November 8, 2014



The Chicago Cubs fall to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 2 

Cincinnati, OH ( - It’s that time of year when the most comprehensive baseball preview magazine is release. The Baseball Writers of America, McCabe Magazine, all 32 beat writers in each major league city, along with some input from several front office personnel has help us each year with the preview issue. As in years past, we are the most accurate preview magazine on your newsstand and on the web. That’s not just us making that claim, last year for the 10th year in a roll we here at McCabe Magazine have received a Pulitzer for outstanding sports writing and for the 13th year the Scripts Howard Editors Award. We are recognized as the best professional baseball magazine on the planet.   
In season 23 preview issue we correctly predicted all 4 division winners in the America League and 5 of 6 playoff teams. In the National League we got 3 of the 4 division winners and 4 of the 6 playoff teams. When we do our highly scientific analysis of the clubs, we look at the starting lineups, bench, rotations, the bullpen, potential injuries, minor leaguers ready for call up, and most importantly the general manager and manager. This is not an easy process, once the season ends and the World Series champion is crowned the all-knowing, all-seeing machine known as the McCabe Magazine crane up the computers, and compiled the data for the next season. This year we feel the strongest major league teams from top to bottom is the Anaheim Angels, followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers, another AL West club, Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays, and the San Diego Padres.  

Playoff Teams and Division Winners

In the American League the division winners will be the Angeles, Blue Jays, New York Yankees, and the Texas Rangers. In the National League we like the Cubs, Padres, Florida Marlins, and the New York Mets. Our Wildcard winners will be the Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, and the Detroit Tigers. Los Angeles will triumph over Anaheim to win the AL pennant and the Cubs will finish off the Mets to take the NL flag.

Season 24 Predictions

ML AL North  ML NL North 
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 101 61 Chicago Cubs carseneau 95 67
Chicago White Sox kgrffth 90 72 Detroit Tigers patrickkm 91 71
Milwaukee Brewers brentcnb * 88 74 Cincinnati Reds cpintens 86 76
Minnesota Twins optistrat 80 83 Cleveland Indians Fantasy Frea 75 87
ML AL East  ML NL East 
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
New York Yankees ARomano * 91 71 New York Mets basebalguru 85 77
Baltimore Orioles bourboncask 88 74 Philadelphia Phillies egw18 84 78
Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 82 80 Pittsburgh Pirates nbaker10 71 91
Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss * 81 81 Rochester Broncos coinguy 68 94
ML AL South  ML NL South 
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
Texas Rangers goldenbaer88 83 79 Florida Marlins lido9613 90 72
Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 80 82 Atlanta Braves bigsammich 89 73
Houston Astros ajaxx88 70 92 Richmond Virginians spintens 81 81
St. Louis Cardinals slurie2001 67 95 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs23 79 83
ML AL West ML NL West 
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
Anaheim Angeles captain10a 102 60 San Diego Padres jgarron 93 69
Los Angeles Dodgers Arte 93 69 Colorado Rockies axtell 86 76
San Francisco Giants wylie715 82 80 Arizona Diamondbacks yoker70 * 80 82
Oakland Athletics jefepwnzer 74 88 Seattle Mariners toothdoc7 75 87

Season 24 Award Winners 

American League Most Valuable Player

Jose Colon
Los Angeles
Age: 28B/T: L/L
Born: Chiriqui, PA
Position(s): 1B/DH
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National League Most Valuable Player

Calvin Pote
Age: 26B/T: S/R
Born: Santee, CA
Position(s): LF/1B/DH
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American Cy Young Award Winner

Mariano Elcano
Age: 23B/T: L/L
Born: Havana, CU
Position(s): P (T4B)
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National League Cy Young Winner

Lou Richard
Age: 30B/T: R/R
Born: Altamont, KS
Position(s): P (T2B)
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American League Fireman of the Year

Harry Diaz
Blue Jays
Age: 33B/T: S/R
Born: Laguna Verde, DO
Position(s): P (ClA)
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National League Fireman of the Year

Pedro Manuel
San Diego
Age: 27B/T: R/R
Born: Los Teques, VE
Position(s): P (ClA)
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American League Rookie of the Year

Didi Alvarez
White Sox
Age: 25B/T: R/R
Born: Changuinola, PA
Position(s): CF/CIF/2B/OF/DH
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National League Rookie of the Year

Don Sugawara
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Kwangsan-Ku Songjungdong, KR
Position(s): SS/IF/OF/DH
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