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LWW
03-29-2010, 05:12 AM
... and being that opening day for MLB is a week away, I'm going to take a stab at predictions including won/loss records.

<u>AL EAST</u>
1 - Boston 97-65
2 - New York 95-67
3 -Tampa 86-76
4 - Baltimore 70-92
5 - Toronto 65-97

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LWW
03-29-2010, 05:13 AM
<u>AL CENTRAL</u>
1 - Minnesota 93-69
2 - Detroit 90-72
3 - Chicago 85-77
4 - Cleveland 70-92
5 - Kansas City 60-102

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LWW
03-29-2010, 05:13 AM
<u>AL WEST</u>
1 - LA/Anaheim 90-72
2 - Seattle 88-74
3 - Texas 80-82
4 - Oakland 65-97

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LWW
03-29-2010, 05:14 AM
<u>AL PLAYOFFS</u>
Boston over LA/Anaheim
Minnesota over New York
Boston over Minnesota

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LWW
03-29-2010, 05:15 AM
<u>AL AWARDS</u>
MVP - Joe Mauer/Evan Longoria
CY YOUNG - King Felix Hernandez/Zack Greinke
Rookie of the year - Desmond Jennings/ Brian Matusz
Comeback player of the year - Ken Griffey Jr

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LWW
03-29-2010, 05:16 AM
<u>NL EAST</u>
1 - Philadelphia 95-67
2 - New York 85-77
3 - Atlanta 82-80
4 - Florida 80-82
5 - Washington 62-100

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LWW
03-29-2010, 05:16 AM
<u>NL CENTRAL</u>
1 - St Louis 90-72
2 - Cincinnati 87-75
3 - Chicago 85-77
4 - Milwaukee 82-80
5 - Houston 75-87
6 - Pittsburgh 67-95

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LWW
03-29-2010, 05:17 AM
<u>NL WEST</u>
1 - Los Angeles 88-75
2 - San Francisco 85-77
3 - Colorado 82-80
4 - Arizona 80-82
5 - San Diego 72-90

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LWW
03-29-2010, 05:18 AM
<u>NL PLAYOFFS</u>
Cincinnati over Philadelphia
Saint Louis over Los Angeles
Saint Louis over Cincinnati

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LWW
03-29-2010, 05:18 AM
<u>NL AWARDS</u>
MVP - Joey Votto/Albert Pujols
CY YOUNG - Tim Lincecum/Homer Bailey
Rookie of the Year - Aroldis Chapman/Stephen Strasburg
Comeback player of the year - Aaron Harang/Jay Bruce

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LWW
03-29-2010, 05:19 AM
<u>MLB WORLD SERIES</u>
Boston over St Louis

I know, that's going way out on a limb for a 162 game season that hasn't broke camp yet ... plus a 3 tiered playoff system, but WTH.

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LWW
03-29-2010, 10:28 AM
Bump ... perhaps we can discuss something without the hatred mixed in.

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LWW
03-30-2010, 10:14 AM
No baseball fans?

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eg8r
03-30-2010, 07:29 PM
I don't think I could even begin to think of the win/loss record, but my pic is Yanks on top and Baltimore on the bottom.

Any chance we can talk ESPN into showing every single start from Strasburg until his major league debut? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

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LWW
03-31-2010, 04:23 AM
some air time I'm sure.

The MLB channel might carry them.

I'll tell you this however, I wouldn't trade Chapman for him even up. Nothing against Strasburg.

Mike Leake is another good ROTY candidate in the NL. The Reds suddenly have a 2011 rotation that looks like:

1 - Homer Bailey
2 - Johnny Cueto
3 - Edinson Volquez
4 - Aroldis Chapman
5 - Mike Leake

and all will be in their mid 20's with ace of staff stuff going for them.

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sack316
03-31-2010, 04:58 AM
gonna chime in with more detail later on in this thread... and yea! Next week will be heading to Fulton County... errrr... Turner Field for some Braves-Cubs action. My favorite thing about March Madness is that Baseball is about to start /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Speaking of Braves, though. NL rookie of the year is gonna be Jason Heyward. That kid is outstanding. And the only reason he wasn't highly recruited was because he had TOO MUCH plate discipline and walked too much to catch the eye of scouts with flashy HR's when in HS. Watch this kid, he may be the next Pujols.

Sack

LWW
03-31-2010, 05:14 AM
He is certainly a fine prospect.

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sack316
04-01-2010, 04:58 PM
Not gonna go into as much detail, such as records, but:

<u>AL East:</u>
New York
Boston
Tampa
Toronto
Baltimore

<u>Al Central:</u>
Chicago
Minnesota
Detroit
Cleveland
KC

<u>AL West:</u>
Seattle
LA
Oakland
Texas

Al Wild card: Boston

AL notes: Twins could be great, but I have a hunch Mauer will either be hurt or have an off year. I think Chicago gets fired up with Ozzie being even more Ozzie than ever before, and play over their heads. AL East is generally no big surprise. Yanks start off slow, heat up and dominate. Seattle did a lot of work in the offseason, and made the most improvements in all the bigs sans the phils, I think they come along this season, while LA/ANN dip a little.

<u>NL East:</u>
Phils
Atlanta
Florida
New York
Washington

<u>NL Central:</u>
St/ Louis
Chicago
Milwaukee
Cincy
Houston
Pittsburgh

<u>NL West:</u>
LA
Arizona
Colorado
San Fran
San Diego

NL Wild Card: Chicago

NL Notes: Mets are cursed, period, Reyes starts season on DL. Philly did the most work in the offseason, and will be even stronger this year. Reds will be much improved, but still a year or 2 off I think. Cubs will benefit by playing in a weak central to get wild card. St Louis is the team there, though. AZ could take the west, but question marks on Webb's health make them a tough pick... so going with LA for consistency.


AL MVP: Torri Hunter (got a hunch he'll go off this year)
NL MVP: Pujols
AL Cy Young: Greinke or Peavy
NL Cy Young: Lincecum or Zambrano (if he stays healthy)
Al ROTY: Wade Davis
NL ROTY: Jason Heyward

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sack316
04-01-2010, 05:01 PM
oh, also agreeing with dub that Jr. will be comeback player in the AL. He's got a team around him now, and think he will step up and be a big contributor.

Sack