2012 MLB predictions, forecasts and wild guesses

Our annual predictions offering has the 2012 season covered from A (Adam Dunn's strikeout total) to Z (brace yourself, Carlos Zambrano).

Yahoo! Sports baseball writers Tim Brown, Steve Henson and Jeff Passan pick their World Series champions (teaser alert: no ticker tape in New York or Boston this year), forecast postseason awards and sprinkle a few wild guesses around the baseball landscape.

First manager fired

Clint Hurdle

Dusty Baker

Brad Mills

First GM fired

Dan O'Dowd

Jack Zduriencik

Ned Colletti

Combined home runs and stolen bases for Matt Kemp

83

92

69

Date and architect of first no-hitter

April 14, Josh Johnson

May 16, Yu Darvish

April 17, Stephen Strasburg

Date of Pittsburgh Pirates' 82nd win

09/27/13

09/24/14

09/18/12, I mean 2112

Bryce Harper's call-up date and season slash line

Sept. 1. 265/.305/.420

June 2. .248/.310/.485

June 14. .258/.347/.501

Length of Yoenis Cespedes' longest home run

465 feet

444 feet

472 feet

Michael Pineda's ERA at Yankees Stadium (bonus question: Andy Pettitte win total)

5.05 (7)

4.83 (12)

N/A (12)

Ryan Braun's HR/RBI totals

26/101

32/108

31/102

Date of Bobby Valentine's first ejection

April 20 (vs. Yankees)

April 26 (at White Sox)

April 22 (vs. Yankees)

Bobby V's go-to dugout disguise

Wally The Green Monster

Short-order cook making innovative wraps

Mime makeup

Yu Darvish's won-loss record and ERA

14-11, 3.95

15-9, 3.87

14-6, 3.41

More errors at third base: Miguel Cabrera vs. Hanley Ramirez

Cabrera 27-11

Cabrera 25-17

Cabrera 24-19

Biggest name traded at deadline

David Wright

Johan Santana

David Wright

Date and target of Ozzie Guillen's first in-season beef

May 12, Jeffrey Loria

April 4, The leaping marlins on the home run feature at the new Miami stadium

April 27, Carlos Zambrano

Bigger number: Ichiro hits or Adam Dunn strikeouts

Tie, 199

Ichiro, 201-199

Ichiro, 202-154

Most offensive Tweeter

Oney Guillen

Ozzie's first cousin, twice removed

Jose Canseco

Buster Posey games played at first base

46

21

36

Home run increase at Citi Field

30

9

22

SEASON PREDICTIONS

Rays 91-71

Rays 95-67

Rays 96-66

Yankees 90-72

Yankees 94-68

Yankees 94-68

Red Sox 87-75

Red Sox 91-71

Red Sox 91-71

Blue Jays 81-81

Blue Jays 85-77

Blue Jays 83-79

Orioles 70-92

Orioles 60-102

Orioles 64-98

Tigers 90-72

Tigers 94-68

Tigers 95-67

Twins 80-82

Royals 81-81

Royals 81-81

Indians 78-84

Indians 79-83

Indians 79-83

Royals 73-89

White Sox 71-91

Twins 69-93

White Sox 72-90

Twins 69-93

White Sox 68-94

Angels 90-72

Rangers 100-62

Rangers 94-68

Rangers 90-72

Angels 99-63

Angels 93-69

A's 70-92

A's 69-93

Mariners 72-90

Mariners 70-92

Mariners 58-104

A's 68-94

Phillies 90-72

Marlins 89-73

Phillies 92-70

Marlins 88-74

Phillies 86-76

Nationals 91-71

Braves 84-78

Braves 86-76

Marlins 88-74

Nationals 84-78

Nationals 86-76

Braves 84-78

Mets 74-88

Mets 64-98

Mets 69-93

Brewers 87-75

Reds 90-72

Reds 87-75

Cardinals 86-76

Brewers 88-74

Cardinals 85-77

Reds 84-78

Cardinals 86-76

Brewers 82-80

Pirates 72-90

Pirates 75-87

Cubs 72-90

Cubs 68-94

Cubs 71-91

Pirates 71-91

Astros 57-105

Astros 54-108

Astros 59-103

D'backs 89-73

D'backs 92-70

D'backs 88-74

Giants 87-75

Giants 87-75

Rockies 84-78

Dodgers 83-79

Rockies 83-79

Giants 80-82

Rockies 81-81

Dodgers 83-79

Padres 77-85

Padres 74-88

Padres 70-92

Dodgers 74-88

AL wild card

Yankees over Rangers

Angels over Yankees

Yankees over Angels

NL wild card

Marlins over Giants

Giants over Brewers

Nationals over Marlins

ALDS

Rays over Yankees

Angels over Rangers

Rays over Rangers

Tigers over Angels

Tigers over Rays

Yankees over Tigers

NLDS

Marlins over Phillies

D'backs over Giants

Phillies over D'backs

D'backs over Brewers

Marlins over Reds

Nationals over Reds

ALCS

Rays over Tigers

Angels over Tigers

Rays over Yankees

NLCS

Marlins over D'backs

D'backs over Marlins

Nationals over Phillies

World Series

Rays over Marlins

Angels over D'backs

Rays over Nationals