While making bold predictions is always exciting, sometimes the best ones are incredibly simple. Take the 2020 season, game experts predict that a team called “the Mets” will make the playoffs while another team called “the Cubs” will lose more than 10 games in a row. If you want to be more specific, here are some other routes you could take:
The New York Mets will make the playoffs.
The New York Mets are going to make the playoffs. They have a young team, a good farm system, a good lineup, a good rotation, a good bullpen, a manager, a general manager, and owner.
The Chicago Cubs will go on a losing streak that lasts more than 10 games.
The Chicago Cubs have not lost more than 10 games in a row since 2016. That’s quite a run for a team that has been so dominant for so long. But what happens when the losing streak hits double digits? You get this:
The Cubs have had two losing streaks of five games or longer this season and one of seven games or longer. So if you’re looking for an easy prediction to make before 2022, check this out: The Cubs will go on another losing streak that lasts more than 10 games.
The San Francisco Giants will hit 200 home runs as a team.
The San Francisco Giants have a good lineup, and if they hit as many home runs as experts predict, they will lead all of baseball in that category. They have a lot of guys who can hit the ball hard. Buster Posey is one of those players, but he was not even the team leader in home runs last year—that would be Brandon Belt. The rest of their top five hitters were Joe Panik (12), Pablo Sandoval (11), Brandon Crawford (10) and Evan Longoria (10).
It’s not unreasonable to think they could hit at least 200 homers this year; they had fewer last year but were also hampered by injuries to both Posey and Hunter Pence. Injuries aside, though, it’s worth noting that three teams hit more than 200 dingers last season: Milwaukee Brewers (215), Los Angeles Angels (209) and Houston Astros (199).
Fernando Tatis Jr. will hit more than 40 home runs in a season.
Fernando Tatis Jr. is going to be one of the best hitters in baseball. And he’ll show it by hitting 40+ home runs a season as long as he stays healthy.
The Oakland A’s will win the World Series.
The Oakland Athletics, who have never won a World Series since they moved to Oakland in 1968 (as the Kansas City Athletics), will win the World Series in 2022. The A’s are a team with great players, great management, and a great farm system. In fact, they won’t need to rely on their farm system at all because they’ve already got everything they need right now. So they have an owner who isn’t afraid to spend money either!
No one knows how this will all play out, but you should check the MLB team schedules to see if the predictions are true. There’s a lot of baseball left to be played, and anything could happen. But as it stands, these are some bold predictions for 2022. So make sure to watch the game on trusted satellite TV services such as Direct TV.