Monday, November 14, 2016



Colorado Springs, CO (McC.COM) – Welcome to season 31 and to McCabe Magazines season preview issue. We would also like to welcome the four new owners, bballer2117 (Houston Astro’s), tomcecil (New York Yankees), bbwinksdaddy (Cleveland Indians), and mikemiele (Chicago Cubs) to the best baseball league and owners on the whatifsports website, welcome aboard.

The World Champions

After examining all of the baseball rosters, organizations, and speaking with several baseball insider’s and front office personnel we are going to peg the Houston Astro’s as season 31 World Series Champions. The season 31 World Series will be a rematch of last year’s fall classic. However, this year we see the Astros getting their revenge and knocking off the Richmond Virginians the defending champions, four games to three. The Astros have played for the American League pennant five consecutive years and this year they will get their payoff, winning it all for the second time in five years. They beat The San Diego Padres in season 26 to capture their first world title. The best team from top to bottom in the American League is the boys from south Texas. This club features five All-Stars; Lastings O'Brien (P), Blake Henson (C), Magglio Palacios (1B), Richie Brush (3B), Alex Salas (CF), three gold glove award winners Wilin Diaz (2B), Palacios (1B), Salas (CF) and one Silver Sluggers Pascual Fuentes (LF). Their biggest threat for the Astros in the American League will come from the Washington Nationals; however the Nationals will fall short of winning their 2nd world championship in three years.

Last year the Virginians bolted from the wildcard fifth seed to win its second championship in team history, four games to three over the Astro’s. They feature three all stars Bengie Encarnacion (P), Burke Diggins (C), Luis Eovaldi (SS) and one Silver Slugger award winner Eovaldi (SS). Although they are clearly the best team in the National League we feel they don’t have the horses to compete with the Astros or the Nationals if they advanced to the World Series.

The Playoff Picture

In the American League the Astros will beat Washington for the American League pennant, and in the senior circuit the Virginians will handle the New York Mets to win their second consecutive National League pennant and third overall. The division winners in the American League will be the Minnesota Twins, Washington Nationals, the Astro’s, and the San Francisco Giants. In the National League the titleholders will be the Cleveland Indians, the New York Mets, Richmond Virginians, and the San Diego Padres. The wildcard winners will be the New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Cincinnati Reds, and the Atlanta Braves.   

We look forward to another exciting season, enjoy, and good luck to all.

Season 31 Prediction
AL North W L NL North W L
Minnesota Twins 96 66 Cleveland Indians 97 65
Toronto Blue Jays 94 68 Cincinnati Reds 92 70
Milwaukee Brewers 82 80 Chicago Cubs 79 83
Chicago White Sox 63 99 Detroit Tigers 64 98
AL East W L NL East W L
Washington Nationals 98 64 New York Mets 88 74
New York Yankees 95 67 Pittsburgh Pirates 86 76
Baltimore Orioles 65 97 Rochester Broncos 73 89
Boston Red Sox 64 98 Philadelphia Phillies 63 99
AL South W L NL South W L
Houston Astros 102 60 Richmond Virginians 98 64
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 Atlanta Braves 91 71
Texas Rangers 81 81 Florida Marlins 72 90
Kansas City Royals 80 82 Tampa Bay Rays 60 102
AL West W L NL West W L
San Francisco Giants 87 75 San Diego Padres 96 66
Los Angeles Dodgers 83 79 Seattle Mariners 84 78
Oakland Athletics 78 84 Colorado Rockies 72 90
Anaheim Angels 76 86 Arizona Diamondbacks 70 92

McCabe Magazine Season 31 MVP

Allie Chisenhall
Allie Chisenhall
Age: 25B/T: R/R
Born: Charlotte, NC
Position(s): RF/1B/LF/DH
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McCabe Magazine Season 31 Cy Award Winner

Moose Martin
Moose Martin
Age: 34B/T: R/R
Born: Scottsdale, AZ
Position(s): P (SP1)
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McCabe Magazine Season 31 Rookie of the Year

Paul Decker
Paul Decker
Age: 22B/T: L/R
Born: Edwardsville, IL
Position(s): LF/CIF/2B/RF/DH
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McCabe Magazine Season 31 Firemen of the Year 

Pedro Manuel
Pedro Manuel
San Diego
Age: 34B/T: R/R
Born: Los Teques, VE
Position(s): P (ClA)
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