Contest #1: Make a prediction about the 2014 MLB season:

Below you will find all of the predictions the MillersTime contestants made prior to Opening Day that came true (or, in a couple of cases, almost true.).

As in the past, I leave it to readers to choose the one that wins the prize (Choice of one of these 20 Best Baseball Books Ever). Readers can apply whatever value they wish to why they choose a particular prediction. You can certainly vote for your own submission and get other participants to do so too.

Answers are listed in the order in which they were submitted.

1. Red Sox in last place at the All Star break and trade four of their Opening Day starters at the Deadline. (True.)

2. Seattle not make the playoffs. (True.)

3. A team will play in the World Series that has either never payed in the WS or not played there in 25 years or more. (True. KC.)

4. Sox will not make the playoffs. (Sadly True.)

5. Yanks miss the payoffs. (Gladly True.)

6. Nats have four 15 game winners. (They had three and the fourth won 14 games.)

7. Braves struggle all year and miss the playoffs. (True.)

8. Mike Trout AL MVP. (Not decided yet, but most likely true.)

9. Giancarlo Stanton wins the NL Home Run title. (True.)

10. Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton will live up to what is expected of them, bounce back from their slumps, and put Angels in shape to win AL West with 95 wins. (Mostly True. Pujols had a good year. They won 98.)

11. Astros lose less than 100 games. (True. They were 70-92.)

12. Five no hitters will be thrown in 2014. (True.)

Please vote by email ( or by leaving your choice in the Comment section of this post.

Deadline for voting: Tuesday, Nov, 4, 7:23 PM. Election Day!