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Old 02-23-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
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Here is the place to post your predictions for this upcoming season. Pick your division and wild-card winners alopng with individual award winners.
I'll post mine at a later date.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:25 AM   #2
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I'm, definitely picking the Yankees to win it al since they acquiried CC Sabathia and MaRK Texieria. Along with with A.J. Burnett.
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I'm, definitely picking the Yankees to win it al since they acquiried CC Sabathia and MaRK Texieria. Along with with A.J. Burnett.
American League: Red Sox

National League: Cubs, joking, really the Mets
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I'm so tired of picking the Cubs, but I will one more year. I like Milton Bradley, even though he has such an attitude problem.
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ESPN the magazine predicts the leagues like this:
AL East:
Tampa Bay
Boston
New York
Toronto
Baltimore

AL Central:
Minnesota
Cleveland
Chicago
KC
Detroit

AL West:
Los Angeles
Oakland
Texas
Seattle

NL East:
Philadelphia
New York
Atlanta
Florida
Washington

NL Central:
Chicago
St Louis
Houston
Milwaukee
Cincinnati
Pitsburgh

NL West:
Los Angeles
Arizona
San Francisco
Colorado
San Diego

They have the Rays beating the Cubs in the WS.
What do you think?
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:26 AM   #6
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Here is my projected finish for all 30 teams.
AL East:
Boston
Tampa
NYY
Baltimore
Toronto

AL Central:
Minnesota
Cleveland
Chicago
KC
Detroit

AL West:
LAA
Oakland
Texas
Seattle

NL East:
Philadelphia
NYM
Atlanta
Florida
Washington

NL Central:
Chicago
St Louis
Houston
Cincinnati
Milwaukee
Pittsburgh

NL West:
LAD
Arizona
San Francisco
Colorado
San Diego

Wild Cards:
NYM & Tampa

Playoffs:
LAA over Tampa
Boston over Minnesota
Boston over LAA

Chicago over NYM
LAD over Philadelphia
LAD over Chicago

WS:
Boston over LAD.
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:29 AM   #7
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Matt Wieters comes up and wins the AL ROY.
Josh Beckett wins the AL CY.
Justin Morneau wins the AL MVP.
Not sure who wins the NL ROY yet. We'll have to see who makes the teams, when.
Johan Santana wins another CY.
Manny wins the NL MVP.
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catman, you think the Yankees will finish in the middle of the pack with all their talent?
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Yep. I don't see the Yankees in the playoffs -- again. They are old and slow at most positions. and will have trouble with their bullpen.
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I was optimistic for the Reds this season, then today I was reminded who is managing the team.

Today, Johnny Gomes was cut in favor of Darnell McDonald, a 30 year old former first round pick who has less than 50 MLB at bats.

Then, Homer Bailey was sent to AAA instead given the chance to pitch long relief in the majors until a spot inevitably opens up in the rotation due to injury.

Then Baker shows us his opening day lineup, and what do you know - Darnell McDonald is starting in centerfield and batting SECOND! Taveras has the flu, but Chris Dickerson would be a much better option.

The Reds have young talent, but they also have the worst manager in baseball in charge of the whole thing.

I amend my predictions. The Reds WILL finish 5th in the central...
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Today, Johnny Gomes was cut in favor of Darnell McDonald, a 30 year old former first round pick who has less than 50 MLB at bats.
Sounds like a great move. I know nothing of this Darnell McDonald, but making the choice to get rid of Gomes certainly seems good...

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Yep. I don't see the Yankees in the playoffs -- again. They are old and slow at most positions. and will have trouble with their bullpen.
I agree on the Yankees problems, but think that they're better than the Sox/Rays.

I think the Orioles are going to surprise people in that division. I don't know where exactly they will finish, because their pitching has the potential to be really, really bad, but they should have the second best offense behind the Yankees in that division. Also, with Sherrill and Chris Ray they have the potential to have a really good back end of the bullpen. Defensively they are very good as well.
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Then, Homer Bailey was sent to AAA instead given the chance to pitch long relief in the majors until a spot inevitably opens up in the rotation due to injury.
Seems to me that Bailey should be the fifth starter this year and Bronson Arroyo should be the odd man out. Arroyo has gotten progressively worse the last two seasons why are they sticking with him when he did not have one decent outing all spring and Bailey has pitched relatively well this spring.
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Sounds like a great move. I know nothing of this Darnell McDonald, but making the choice to get rid of Gomes certainly seems good...



I agree on the Yankees problems, but think that they're better than the Sox/Rays.

I think the Orioles are going to surprise people in that division. I don't know where exactly they will finish, because their pitching has the potential to be really, really bad, but they should have the second best offense behind the Yankees in that division. Also, with Sherrill and Chris Ray they have the potential to have a really good back end of the bullpen. Defensively they are very good as well.
Darnell McDonald played for the Twins, albeit briefly. He is a AAAA player, IMO. Nothing more to prove in the minors, has not shown that he can handle life in the bigs. He has a bit of speed, a decent arm and glove, and in the minors, he had plus power, though that was not his major asset.
As to the Yankees, I do not see them in the playoffs this year. They still have problems in their bullpen and in CF. Gardner might make it, but he does not impress me too much.
The Orioles are a team in the rise, IMO.
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It also remains to be seen how the inevitable A-Rod circus affects his play and whether or not it proves to be a distraction to any of the other guys on the team.
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Thats the annual question, isn't it? How does the circus that is the Yankees' clubhouse affect the players?
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