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Baseball tips, best bets and analysis for the start of the new MLB season in America.

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Toronto Blue Jays win American League East
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Toronto Blue Jays win American League
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Milwaukee Brewers winner of the National League Central
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National League winner Milwaukee Brewers
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Overview

After weeks of lengthy negotiations between the league and the players’ union, Major League Baseball’s 2022 season will begin a little later than expected this year.

There are still all 162 regulation games to play, although the playoffs will look different. The October field will now feature 12 teams – six from the American League and six from the National League – with three division winners and three Wild Card teams from each.

The top two division winners will advance directly to the Division Series, and the other four teams in each league will play a best-of-three series. There will be no more playoff games to decide playoff berths, which will now be determined by tiebreakers.

American League Preview

Toronto has been knocking on the door for the past few years and looks set to take on the challenge and take on a daunting challenge for the American League East to win the American League.

The Blue Jays finished third in the AL East two years ago and fourth last year. They recorded a respectable 91 wins last season and were unlucky to miss out on a playoff spot. They did good off season business and seem to have improved.

They will have no problem scoring a lot of points. They have one of the best players in the league in Vlad Guerrero jnr, who is pretty much the best power hitter in the league, with 48 home runs last season and a tall order for MVP.

Throwing, while not as good as slugging, is still strong enough too, with a rock-solid front three in the starting rotation of Jose Berrios, Kevin Gausman and Hyin-jin Ryu all expected to earn point averages. nearly 3.00 this year.

National League preview

The LA Dodgers are once again favorites in the National League, but their roster arguably looks a bit weaker than last year, and given that they were knocked out of last year’s Championship Series by Atlanta, a better value is elsewhere.

At a higher price, it’s worth taking a chance on the Milwaukee Brewers. The NL Central isn’t particularly strong, with only the St Louis Cardinals looking like credible challengers.

The Brewers’ strength is their pitching. The Wisconsin men have three top starters in Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff and Freddy Peralta, who are as good top-three in a rotation as you’ll find.

Their bullpen is also excellent, and Josh Hader is an elite closer who will rack up plenty of saves.

They topped their division by five wins last year and look set for repeat success, which can send them into the playoffs with a chance to go all the way.


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FIRST PUBLISHED AT 10:57 AM, APRIL 6, 2022

Ruth J. Leeds