The days are getting longer and warmer, pitchers and catchers have reported, and talk-radio is filled with dialogue and debate about which Major League Baseball teams will how many games in 2016. The MLB season is long and grueling, and from April through October, 30 major league franchises will contest 2,430 games with the hope of earning a spot in the this year’s Fall Classic.
The powers that are in Major League Baseball released a tentative 2016 regular-season schedule back in September of 2015 that announced the first game of the 2016 campaign would be the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game on April 3. At that point that particular ESPN matchup was “to be announced” and the league would follow Sunday’s three-game card with a featured 13 games on Monday, April 4, 2016.
With less than two months to opening day and that ESPN Sunday night event in Kansas City’s Kaufman Stadium between the New York Mets and Royals, projecting just how games an MLB club will win during the season has become a February and March national pastime, for MLB fanatics.
Spring training has arrived and with that presents the challenge of projecting MLB team wins for the 2016 season. The National League has created some of the best story lines in MLB this winter. From the Diamondbacks’ addition of Zack Greinke and Shelby Miller to the Cubs’ theft of Jason Heyward from division rival St. Louis. The northsiders from Chicago also added, Ben Zobrist and John Lackey, and while still an overall young club, the Cubbies are, according to CGTechnology, forecast to end the season with the most wins in not only the senior circuit, but all of baseball.
CG’s 2016 MLB Regular Season Win Totals