Originally written on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 11/9/14

Three Phillies Nation Staff Members Anticipate Seeing This Celebration Again in October. Photo: AP

The regular season is rapidly approaching and what good would a baseball blog be without predictions and projections? Today begins part one of the Phillies Nation projections as our staff predicts who will reach the playoffs and win the World Series. Tomorrow, we will bring our 2012 Award Predictions and Tuesday we will provide our predictions for what appears to be a wild NL East.

Some statistics of our picks: All Phillies Nation staff picked the Phils to win the NL East but that doesn’t mean we didn’t like the other teams in the NL East. Of our picks, 6 writers picked the Marlins to advance to the postseason while 3 have the Braves and 2 have the Nats advancing. Another Phillies Nation favorite are the Tigers. Every Phillies Nation staff member picked the Motown Cats to easily win their division with win totals approaching and exceeding 100.

Six Phillies Nation writers picked the Phils to win the NL Pennant in 2012 with three saying they will win the World Series. The Tigers, Rangers, Marlins, and Rays were also popular picks to reach and/or win the World Series.

Pat Gallen, Editor-in-Chief

NL Standings: NL East – Phillies 92-70 NL Central – Brewers 88-74 NL West – Dodgers 88-74 Wild Card – Marlins 88-74 & Giants 86-76 Wild Card One Game Playoff – Marlins over Giants Phillies over Marlins Dodgers over Brewers Phillies over Dodgers in NLCS (6 Games) ……….. AL Standings: AL East – Rays 96-66 AL Central – Tigers 95-67 AL West – Rangers 93-69 Wild Card – Yankees 94-68 & Red Sox 89-73 Wild Card One Game Playoff – Red Sox over Yankees Rays over Red Sox Rangers over Tigers

Rays over Rangers in ALCS (7 games)

World Series: Rays over Phillies in WS 6 games

Kieran Carobine

NL Standings:

NL East – Phillies 94-68
NL Central – Reds 87-75
NL West – Diamondbacks 90-72
Wild Card – Marlins 89-73 & Dodgers 86-76…. Marlins advance
Wild Card One Game Playoff – Marlins over Dodgers
Phillies over Marlins
Diamondbacks over Reds
Phillies over Diamondbacks in NLCS (5 Games)

………..
AL Standings:
AL East – Rays 96-66 AL Central – Tigers 98-64 AL West – Rangers 91-71 Wild Card – Yankees 94-68 & Red Sox 89-73 Wild Card One Game Playoff: Red Sox over Yankees

Rays over Red Sox

Tigers over Rangers Rays over Tigers in ALCS, 7 games

World Series: Phillies over Rays in WS 7 games

Robert Cowie

NL Standings: NL East – Phillies 91-71 NL Central - Cincinnati 87-76 NL West – Colorado 88-74 Wild Card – Marlins 90-72 & Giants 82-80 Wild Card One Game Playoff – Marlins over Giants Phillies over Marlins Colorado over Cincinnati Phillies over Colorado in NLCS (5 Games) ……….. AL Standings:
AL East – Red Sox 97-65 AL Central – Tigers 90-72 AL West – Angels 95-67 Wild Card – Yankees 90-72 & Rangers 93-69 Wild Card One Game Playoff – Rangers over Yankees Red Sox over Rangers Tigers over Angels Tigers over Red Sox in ALCS, 6 games

World Series: Tigers over Phillies in WS 6 games

Don M.

NL East – Phillies NL Central – Brewers NL West – Giants Wild Card- Marlins & Cardinals Wild Card One Game Playoff -  Marlins advance Phillies over Marlins Brewers over Giants Phillies over Brewers in NLCS ……….. AL East – Yankees AL Central – Tigers AL West – Angels Wild Card – Blue Jays & Rangers Wild Card One Game Playoff: Blue Jays over Rangers Yankees over Rangers Angels over Tigers Angels over Yankees in ALCS World Series: Angles over Phillies in 6 games

Jonathan Nisula

NL Standings: NL East – Phillies 94-68 NL Central – Brewers 85-77 NL West – Dodgers 84-78 Wild Card – Braves 88-74 & Giants 83-79 Wild Card One Game Playoff -  Braves over Giants Phillies over Braves Brewers over Dodgers Phillies over Dodgers in NLCS (5 Games) ……….. AL Standings: AL East – Rays 98-64 AL Central – Tigers 95-67 AL West – Rangers 93-69 Wild Card – Red Sox 92-70 & White Sox 88-74 Wild Card One Game Playoff – Red Sox over White Sox Red Sox over Rays Tigers over Rangers Red Sox over Tigers in ALCS, 7 games World Series: Phillies over Red Sox in WS 7 games

Amanda Orr

NL Standings: NL East – Phillies 91-71 NL Central – Brewers 86-76 NL West – Giants 84-78 Wild Card- Braves 86-76 & Marlins 85-77 Wild Card One Game Playoff – Marlins over Braves Marlins over Phillies Brewers over Giants
Brewers over Marlins ……….. AL Standings: AL East – Yankees 92-70 AL Central – Tigers 98-64 AL West – Rangers 93-69 Wild Card – Red Sox 92-70 & Rays 91-71 Wild Card One Game Playoff – Rays over Red Sox

Rays over Yankees
Tigers over Rangers
Tigers over Rays

World Series: Tigers over Brewers in 5

Ian Riccaboni

NL Standings NL East -  Phillies 93-69 NL Central -  Cardinals 94-68 NL West – Diamondbacks 89-73 Wild Card – Nationals 90-72 & Dodgers 88-74 Wild Card One Game Playoff: Dodgers over Nationals Cardinals over Dodgers Phillies over Diamondbacks Cardinals over Phillies in 6 ……….. AL Standings: AL East -  Rays 96-66 AL Central – Tigers 101-61 AL West – Rangers 90-72 AL Wild Card – Yankees 94-68 & Red Sox 93-69 Wild Card One Game Playoff – Yankees over Red Sox Yankees over Tigers Rays over Rangers Rays over Yankees in 5 World Series: Rays over Cardinals in 4 Corey Seidman
NL Standings: NL East -  Phillies 92-70 NL Central -  Cardinals 89-73 NL West – Giants 89-73 Wild Card – Marlins 90-72 & Reds 88-74 Wild Card One Game Playoff: Marlins over Reds NL Playoffs TBD: NL Champ Marlins ……….. AL Standings: AL East -  Yankess 95-67 AL Central – Tigers 97-65 AL West – Rangers 92-70 AL Wild Card – Red Sox 91-71 & Angels 90-72 Wild Card One Game Playoff – Yankees over Red Sox Red Sox over Tigers Rangers over Yankees Rangers over Red Sox in 5 World Series: Rangers over Marlins in 4

Nick Staskin

NL Standings NL East -  Phillies 90-72 NL Central -  Brewers 93-69 NL West – Giants 89-73 Wild Card – Braves 87-75 & Nationals 86-76 Wild Card One Game Playoff: Nationals over Braves Brewers over Nationals Phillies over Giants Phillies over Brewers in 7 ……….. AL Standings: AL East -  Yankees 99-63 AL Central – Tigers 98-64 AL West – Angels 91-71 AL Wild Card – Rays 94-68 & Rangers 90-72 Wild Card One Game Playoff – Rays over Rangers Yankees over Rays Tigers over Angels Yankees over Tigers in 6 World Series: Phillies over Yankees in 7
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