The new MLB Preview issue for Sports Illustrated is out and the staff predicts the Boston Red Sox will be this year’s World Series Champion defeating the San Francisco Giants. We have the picks for each league and division below.
MLB Preview: Re-Tooled Red Sox Over the Reigning Champion Giants in the World Series Comes with Complete Scouting Reports of Each Team and Division
(New York – March 29, 2011) – After reloading and priming themselves to be the beasts of the AL East, the Boston Red Sox are Sports Illustrated’s pick to win the 2011 World Series, defeating the reigning champion San Francisco Giants. In addition to our complete divisional and postseason forecasts below, we tell you what the “Best Bets” are for each division and provide detailed scouting reports—as well as Best and Worst Case scenarios—for each team. Play ball!
AL EAST AL CENTRAL AL WEST Red Sox (100-62) Twins (90-72) A’s (87-75) Yankees (92-70)* Tigers (89-73) Rangers (85-77) Rays (84-78) White Sox (84-78) Angels (77-85) Orioles (78-84) Indians (70-92) Mariners (63-99) Blue Jays (77-85) Royals (67-95) NL EAST NL CENTRAL NL WEST Phillies (93-69) Reds (89-73) Giants (91-71) Braves (89-73) Brewers (84-78) Rockies (90-72)* Marlins (85-77) Cubs (81-81) Dodgers (82-80) Nationals (75-87) Cardinals (78-84) Padres (76-86) Mets (74-88) Pirates (65-97) Diamondbacks (71-91) Astros (64-98) *Wild-card team
DIVISION SERIES American League National League Red Sox over A’s Phillies over Rockies Twins over Yankees Giants over Reds CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES American League National League Red Sox over Twins Giants over Phillies WORLD SERIES Red Sox over Giants
And that will do it.