Berry Tramel


Baseball 2012: Time for predictions

by Berry Tramel Published: April 4, 2012

Aside from the ridiculous Seattle-Oakland series in Japan, baseball season opened Wednesday. So time for predictions:

AL East: 1. Rays; 2. Yankees; 3. Red Sox; 4. Blue Jays; 5. Orioles.

AL Central: 1. Tigers; 2. Twins; 3. Indians; 4. White Sox; 5. Royals.

AL West: 1. Angels; 2. Rangers; 3. Mariners; 4. Athletics.

NL East: 1. Phillies; 2. Braves; 3. Nationals; 4. Marlins; 5. Mets.

NL Central: 1. Reds; 2. Cardinals; 3. Brewers; 4. Cubs; 5. Astros; 6. Pirates.

NL West: 1. Giants; 2. D-backs; 3. Rockies; 4. Dodgers; 5. Padres.

Wildcards: Yankees over Rangers, Braves over Diamondbacks.

Divisional round: Tigers over Rays, Angels over Yankees, Braves over Reds, Phillies over Giants.

League championship series: Tigers over Angels, Phillies over Braves.

World Series: Phillies over Tigers.


by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The...
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