I know this is going to come as a shock to all of you, but the San Francisco Giants are not projected to be good, according to the computers, spreadsheets, and models (no, not those kinds of models. Actually, those kinds of models also expect the Giants to be bad.).
And also according to MLB fans. We asked MLB fans from all 30 fanbases to make some baseball predictions, and let me tell you: it’s grim for the Giants.
Assuming the season starts and finishes as planned, fans overwhelmingly believe the Dodgers will win the NL West, according to the results from the latest SB Nation Reacts survey.
What have the Dodgers done, you might ask, other than win 90+ games for seven straight seasons? It’s a valid question. I’m asking it too.
The survey showed that MLB fans think the Dodgers will eventually be World Series champs, with 25 percent of the vote. They are followed by the Yankees, Braves, Rays, and then the Cubs. All I can say is this: I like when people are disappointed, so do your thing, baseball.
Additionally, fans predicted Mike Trout and Christian Yelich will win the MVP Award, while Gerrit Cole and Jacob deGrom will earn the Cy Young.
You might be shocked to see the Giants struggling in all of these areas. You shouldn’t be. But you might be.
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