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2010 Baseball Previews: Post-Season and Award Predictions 2

Posted on April 02, 2010 by Don Spieles
Game Three NLDS-Colorado Rockies Host Philadelphia Phillies

Chase Utley seems poised for another big year in 2010.

The warm-ups are done.  Teams are boarding planes at this very moment to travel back home in preparation for opening day.  The 162 game marathons begin for each of them starting this Sunday and Monday.  Here’ a breakdown of the likely scenarios for an October that right now seems light-years away.

Divisional Finishes:
(X indicates wild-card)

AL East
Yankees
Red Sox –X
Orioles
Rays
Blue Jays

NL East
Phillies
Braves
Marlins
Mets
Nationals

AL Central
White Sox
Twins
Royals
Tigers
Indians


NL Central
Cardinals
Cubs
Brewers
Reds
Astros
Pirates

AL West
Mariners
Rangers
Angels
Athletics


NL West

Rockies
Dodgers –X
Giants
Diamondbacks
Padres

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