In the meantime, three teams that haven't won a division title in a long, long time will finally break through in 2015 - and one of those division winners will actually make it to the World Series for the first time in franchise history (although their wait will have been considerably shorter than some team we know in the NL Central that hasn't played in the Fall Classic since the Truman Administration and last won it all three years before Ronald Reagan was born).
Here's the way it's going to play out in the Junior Circuit:
AL EAST AL CENTRAL AL WEST
Toronto 89-73 Cleveland 88-74 Seattle 90-72
Baltimore 85-77 Detroit 87-75 LA of A 87-75 Boston 83-79 Chicago 82-80 Oakland 83-79
Tampa Bay 75-87 Kansas City 81-81 Houston 80-82
New York 71-91 Minnesota 66-96 Texas 71-91
Advancing to the World Series for the first time in franchise history will be the Seattle Mariners, who will of course, be playing the St Louis Cardinals (since it's an odd-numbered year). It's interesting to note that in 1982, the Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers - who were making their first trip to the World Series - in a classic seven game showdown.
Of course, the Cardinals lost a seven-game series to the Kansas City Royals in 1985, then lost another seven-game series to the Minnesota Twins in 1987. Both teams had never won a World Series before, although both had played in a World Series on one other occasion.
What does all this mean? Simple: The Cardinals will beat the Mariners in a classic seven-game series. In the future, if Seattle makes a return trip to the World Series, and they happen to play St Louis again, they'll probably win it that time - in seven games, of course.