Friday, February 13, 2015



The Angels knockoff the San Diego Padres in 5 games to win Season 25 World Series

Houston, TX (McC) Before we unveil our season 25 predictions we here at McCabe Magazine would like to express our disappointment and sadness with the Hall of Fame voters who didn't elect Bronson Whang, the all-time HIT KING to this year’s class of the HOF. This is a major injustice based on rumor, innuendo, and the misinformed. Whang has a total of 3,048 major league hits, the most in the history of the Robert E. McCabe league. He received 13 votes which is 40% of the eligible voters, this is a travesty of justice. As a sign of protest I will not be voting next year on the Hall of Fame candidates. I have given my vote to the website Deadspin.

The season forecast

Now that we have gotten that bit of frustration off our chest, let’s move on and reveal this season’s winners and losers. The team that is loaded from top to bottom, and should walk away with the World Series title in 5 games over the San Diego Padres is the Anaheim Angels.
The Angels finish season 24 with 111 wins, which was the best in the majors, they were also first in the American league in team ERA (3.28), and second in the majors behind the Padres (3.11). The strength of Anaheim is it’s pitching staff, featuring future Hall of Famer  Vince Garcia (R) (23-7, 2.40 ERA), Garcia should be voted into the HOF on the first ballot, however with this current HOF voting committee that statement might be in question. Other notables on the staff is Adam Bradford (R) (18-3, 2.56 ERA), Shea Cross (S) (19-3, 2.15 ERA) and the best setup man in baseball the past 10 years Juan Azocar (L) (86 games, 12-8, 2.37 ERA). The big bats in the lineup are Geraldo Belliard (25 HR, 112 RBI, 317 BA), and Zeke Harding (20 HR, 92 RBI, 308 BA).  We look for the Angels to win 105 games and cruise to its 3rd World Series Championship in team history.

The San Diego Padres have won the National League West division 7 of the last 8 years, averaging 104 wins during that 8 year span. They have won 7 NL Pennants and 4 World Series Championships. And just like the Angels the San Diego Padres pitching staff is the reason for the team’s success.  The Padres pitching staff have been the most dominant staff the past 6 years, leading major league baseball in team ERA every year since season 19.  Starting pitcher and 3 time CY Young award winner Asdrubal Pelaez (20-8, 2.69 ERA) is the ace of the staff, followed by Vin Tejera (16-8, 2.80), and last year’s Fireman of the Year Pedro Manuel (48 saves, 2.30 ERA). San Diego has high hopes for number 4 starter Troy Campbell (11 games, 2.04 ERA in season 24). Campbell, a 1st round draft pick in season 15 is replacing Chris Breen (18-11, 2.90 ERA) who left via Free-Agency. However, we feel the weakest of the Padres will be their offensive production, we just don’t see a stick in the lineup that will put fear in the opposing pitching staffs.

The Playoffs

McCabe Magazines official predictions, as mentioned earlier we like the Angels to beat the Padres in 5 games to win the World Series. The American League division winners will be the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, and the Angels. In the National League it will be the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, and San Diego Padres. The Wildcard teams Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, Detroit Tigers, and the Colorado Rockies.

Season 25 Predictions 

ML AL North  ML NL North
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 95 67 Cincinnati Reds cpintens 91 71
Chicago White Sox kgrffth 88 74 Detroit Tigers patrickkm 87 75
Minnesota Twins optistrat 86 76 Chicago Cubs carseneau 84 78
Milwaukee Brewers brentcnb  70 92 Cleveland Indians Fantasy Frea 82 80
ML AL East  ML NL East 
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
New York Yankees ARomano 91 71 Philadelphia Phillies egw18 85 77
Washington Nationals Saffron 89 73 Pittsburgh Pirates nbaker10 82 80
Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss 73 89 Rochester Broncos coinguy 80 82
Baltimore Orioles bourboncask 71 91 New York Mets basebalguru 75 87
ML AL South  ML NL South
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
Texas Rangers goldenbaer88 92 70 Atlanta Braves bigsammich 90 72
Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 79 83 Florida Marlins lido9613 84 78
St. Louis Cardinals slurie2001 70 92 Richmond Virginians spintens 76 86
Houston Astros mitt0108 69 93 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs23 73 89
ML AL West  ML NL West
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
Anaheim Angels captain10a 105 57 San Diego Padres jgarron 94 68
Los Angeles Dodgers Arte 90 72 Colorado Rockies axtell 86 76
San Francisco Giants wylie715 80 82 Arizona Diamondbacks yoker70 75 87
Oakland Athletics jefepwnzer 75 87 Seattle Mariners mark3313  68 94

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