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Jpup
03-30-2007, 04:01 AM
NL Central: Cincinnati Reds

NL East: Atlanta Braves

NL West: San Diego Padres

NL Wildcard: New York Mets

NL MVP: David Wright

NL Cy Young: Jake Peavy

NL Rookie of the Year: Josh Hamilton

NL Champion: New York Mets

AL East: Boston Red Sox

AL Central: Detroit Tigers

AL West: Los Angeles Angels

AL Wildcard: New York Yankees

AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez

AL Cy Young: Daisuke Matsuzaka

AL Rookie of the Year: Daisuke Matsuzaka

AL Champion: Boston Red Sox

World Champion: Boston Red Sox

GoGoWhiteSox
03-30-2007, 01:36 PM
Here's mine:
National League
NL Central: Cubs

NL East: Phillies

NL West: Dodgers

NL Wild Card: Mets

NL MVP: Albert Pujols

NL Cy Young: Aaron Harang

NL ROY: Chris Young

NL Champion: Mets

American League
AL East: Red Sox

AL Central: Tigers

AL West: Angels

AL Wild Card: White Sox

AL MVP: Paul Konerko

AL Cy Young: Johan Santana

AL ROY: Daisuke Matsuzaka

AL Champion: White Sox

World Champion: White Sox over Mets in 6

mroby85
03-30-2007, 02:16 PM
NL Central- Chicago Cubs
NL East- Florida Marlins
NL West- Arizone Diamondbacks
NL Wild Card- Cincinnati Reds

AL Central- Cleveland Indians
AL East- New York Yankees
AL West- Los Angeles Angels
AL Wild Card- Boston Red Sox

CY YOUNG
AL- Johan Santana
NL- Bronson Arroyo

MVP
NL- Albert Pujols
AL- David Ortiz

ROY
NL- Hamilton
AL- Matsusaka

NL Champion- Chicago Cubs
NL Champion- Boston Red Sox

Red Sox over Cubs in 6

M2
03-30-2007, 02:24 PM
NL East

1. New York Mets - This will be the team to beat in the NL for the next five years. Some people, most in the New York media, wailed aloud that the team didn't sign a big name pitcher this offseason, but the rotation has young guys to pick up the slack. The team in the field is all kinds of good and Lastings Milledge is just about ready to make it better.

2. Atlanta Braves - They'll bounce back, but the mystique is gone and without voodoo this team isn't beating the Mets.

3. Philadelphia Phillies - A two-man offense, a bullpen on the brink of ruin and a starting staff prone to the longball will lead to another forgettable season. The most interesting thing for Philly fans will be betting the over/under on Cole Hamels getting a major arm injury. That might divert them from complaining about the Eggles' dime package on sports radio for a few seconds.

4. Florida Marlins - Progress is rarely linear. The Fish are in for a rough season. Expect a summer filled with Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera trade rumors.

5. Washington Nationals - Jim Bowden isn't a general manager, he's a Dadaist seeking to field a baseball team without any pitching. This team might get him into the Guggenheim.

NL Central

1. St. Louis Cardinals - It's their division until someone takes it from them. The Vatican will confer living sainthood to Dave Duncan for his work with Kip Wells this year. The mid-season trade for Carl Crawford will help too.

2. Milwaukee Brewers - This team has no excuses. It's good and it's the deepest club in the league. If this team can't crack the .500 barrier and challenge for the playoffs then the franchise is clearly cursed for Bud Selig's misdeeds in 1994.

3. Houston Astros - Outside of Adam Everett (who's in danger of havign Tom Veryzer beat him up for his lunch money), the fielding on this team is atrocious. The offense pretty much revolves around getting something out of Morgan Ensberg, but Fernando Nieve should help form a solid 1-2-3 in the rotation (pre-Clemens). Brad Lidge will permanently assume the fetal position on May 12, 2007.

4. Cincinnati Reds - Adam Dunn and Edwin Encarnacion won't be able to save a team that's too thin to contend over 162 games. The big news this summer will be the trade of Ken Griffey Jr. to the Braves.

5. Pittsburgh Pirates - Jack Wilson should have been traded yesterday so that the Brian Bixler Era could begin. Indeed, fifty years in the future Pirates history will be divided into two groups: P.B. (pre-Bixler) and B.D. (Bixler Domini).

6. Chicago Cubs - Alfonso Soriano in CF will be pee-your-pants funny. Opposing teams will need to track shoes for all the running they'll have to do on balls hit to the Cubs outfield. Oh yeah, the pitching sucks too.

NL West

1. San Diego Padres - The Padres don't make headlines with their moves, but Marcus Giles will form one of the best all-around keystones in baseball with Khalil Greene, Kevin Kouzmanoff is for real at the plate and Greg Maddux will fit in great with a good, young rotation.

2. Los Angeles Dodgers - The Dodgers have talent, but did anyone bother to think about how it all fits together? What Juan Pierre, Randy Wolf and Brett Tomko are doing on this team is a mystery too.

3. Arizona Diamondbacks - They're young and exciting. That rarely translates to immediate glory. Having Edgar Gonzalez and Enrique Gonzalez on the pitching staff should allow them to pull the old Killer Bees switcheroo when the umps have their backs turned.

4. San Francisco Giants - This team is as decrepit as the backdrop to a Faulkner novel.

5. Colorado Rockies - Good to see Todd Helton's back on the HGH. He's got a football mentality don't you know. Last year's pitching was a pleasant departure, but it's back to atrocious mound work for this franchise. Sometime this season Jerry McMorris will finally turn to Dan O'Dowd and say, "Good Lord you're incompetent."

Wild Card - Brewers
MVP - Jose Reyes with 20+ doubles, triples and homers on top of 80+ SBs and a batting title
Cy Young - Roy Oswalt's got to win one of these years
Rookie of the year - Ryan Theriot, the only good thing to happen to the Cubs this year

AL East

1. New York Yankees - The lineup is almost mythical. It's like Michael Myers, Freddie Kruger, Jason Voorhees, Candyman and Chuckie all got together for a killing spree.

2. Boston Red Sox - Thanks to Daisuke Matsuzaka, sushi sales at Fenway park will soon outstrip hot dog sales. Though having roving sushi vendors walk around in the hot sun during summer games can't be sanitary.

3. Baltimore Orioles - I believe in Leo Mazzone. Seriously, I've seen him in person. I know he exists.

4. Toronto Blue Jays - It's like J.P. Ricciardi sat down this offseason and devised ways of making his team worse.

5. Tampa Bay Devil Rays - Though, like Leo Mazzone, I've seen the D-Rays with my own eyes. I'm still not sure they exist.

AL Central

1. Cleveland Indians - They'll win the division on the last day of the year when Shin-Soo Choo hits a homer. It will lead to a Big League Choo endorsement deal for him.

2. Minnesota Twins - Putting Ramon Ortiz, Sidney Ponson and Carlos Silva to start the season will not be without consequences.

3. Chicago White Sox - Oops, the pitching's going to rot.

4. Detroit Tigers - Remember last year? The Tigers would be well-advised to cling to it like a beautiful dream.

5. Kansas City Royals - Hey look, it's the easiest pick in baseball. Is there anyone on the planet who doesn't think the Royals will finish last?

AL West

1. Texas Rangers - Don't sweat the details. This team just fired Buck Showalter. It can't lose.

2. Oakland A's - Kind of odd to think that what a Billy Beane team really needs is another big bat or two.

3. Los Anaheim Angels - Too many old guys withering on the vine and new guys who are going to take a while to figure out how to play at the major league level.

4. Seattle Mariners - You know, it wasn't that long ago that the Mariners were a model franchise. Cement contractors are already submitting bids for Bill Bavasi's Puget Sound shoes.

Wild Card - Red Sox
MVP - Grady Sizemore, and it won't be his last
Cy Young - Eric Bedard, I know Johan Santana is the best pitcher alive, but voters get bored with stuff like that
Rookie of the Year - Daisuke

Falls City Beer
03-30-2007, 02:44 PM
NL East:

Atlanta: great bullpens do neat things.

New York: ****e rotation; Billy Wagner has been made to squeal by So Taguchi

Philly: not phun

Florida: Some pretty rad young kids

Nationals: the only guaranteed last place finish in baseball

NL Central:

St. Louis: Go ahead, palpate: it's rock solid.

Houston: underrated as the dickens: wild card winner

Brewers: should be better, but that bullpen is still a bit weird.

Chicago: The only 1-4 that can go toe-to-toe with St. Louis' and NY Mets'

Cincinnati: Bloody boring club; nothing really recommends them outside of Harang and Arroyo (and one is likely to slide a bit).

Pittsburgh: another boring squad with little that jumps out.

NL West:

San Fran: I don't mind old guys when they're good; killer rotation; Bonds will destroy the ball without assistance.

San Diego: overrated rotation; nice bullpen--should be a great showdown between the Pads and Giants from the get-go

LA: Like the rotation; dislike the offense; bullpen a tad overrated.

Colorado: love Francis; like their offense. No je ne sais quoi, however.

Arizona: same take as the one on Colorado--like some parts, but not enough.

Degenerate39
03-30-2007, 02:48 PM
NL Central: Cincinnati Reds

NL East: Philadelphia Phillies

NL West: San Fransico Giants

NL Wildcard: St. Louis Cards

NL MVP: Albert Pujols

NL Cy Young: Aaron Harang (Repeat preformance of last year will open the eyes of most critics)

NL Rookie of the Year: Josh Hamilton

NL Champion: Cincinnati Reds

AL East: Boston Red Sox

AL Central: Detroit Tigers

AL West: Los Angeles Angels

AL Wildcard: New York Yankees

AL MVP: David Ortiz

AL Cy Young: Daisuke Matsuzaka

AL Rookie of the Year: Daisuke Matsuzaka

AL Champion: Boston Red Sox

World Champion: Cincinnati Reds

M2
04-01-2007, 05:30 PM
Only six posts in this thread? What gives? Usually we get a few pages of preseason predictions.

Falls City Beer
04-01-2007, 07:43 PM
Bump. Come on, choad-smokers!

Jpup
04-01-2007, 07:46 PM
Only six posts in this thread? What gives? Usually we get a few pages of preseason predictions.

I'm a thread killer. ;)

WVRedsFan
04-01-2007, 07:56 PM
NL East - New York Mets
NL Central - Chicago Cubs
NL West - LA Dodgers
Wildcard - Philadelphia Phillies
NL MVP - Sir Albert
NL Cy Young - Roy Oswalt

The bottom line is that almost all the clubs listed above have better offenses and better pitching than the Reds.

And I could give a hoot about the American League. Nothing over there interests me in the least.

Mario-Rijo
04-01-2007, 08:09 PM
NL Central: Milwaukee Brewers

NL East: NY Mets

NL West: S.F. Giants

NL Wildcard: S.D. Padres

NL MVP: Albert Pujols

NL Cy Young: Ben Sheets

NL Rookie of the Year: Josh Hamilton

NL Champion: S.F. Giants

AL East: Boston Red Sox

AL Central: Detroit Tigers

AL West: Oakland A's

AL Wildcard: New York Yankees

AL MVP: Gary Sheffield

AL Cy Young: Rich Harden

AL Rookie of the Year: Daisuke Matsuzaka

AL Champion: Boston Red Sox

World Champion: Boston Red Sox

BuckeyeRedleg
04-01-2007, 08:51 PM
Mets
Cardinals
Dodgers
Brewers (wc)

NL Champ: Mets

Yankees
Indians
A's
Tigers (wc)

AL Champ: Indians

World Series: Indians over Mets in 6

Falls City Beer
04-01-2007, 09:16 PM
San Fran: I don't mind old guys when they're good; killer rotation; Bonds will destroy the ball without assistance.

This is from my prediction from the other day: Bonds has two homers in his first game of the season today (roid-less). I think this season he will slowly take an eraser to the asterisk the media has planted next to his name.

Toot.

HalMorrisRules
04-01-2007, 09:22 PM
For what its worth, Pedro Gomez was the only person on ESPN.com's preseason predictions to pick the Reds to win the division.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/preview07/news/story?page=07expertpicks

mth123
04-01-2007, 09:24 PM
Braves
Brewers
Diamondbacks
Dodgers (WC)

Red Sox
Tigers
Angels
Yankees (WC)

Tigers over Braves in WS

NL MVP - Andruw Jones
AL MVP - Ichiro
NL Cy young - Ben Sheets
Al Cy Young - Jeremy Bonderman
NL ROY - Kevin Kouzmanoff
AL ROY - Daisuke Matsuzaka

Falls City Beer
04-01-2007, 09:27 PM
Braves
Brewers
Diamondbacks
Dodgers (WC)

Red Sox
Tigers
Angels
Yankees (WC)

Tigers over Braves in WS

NL MVP - Andruw Jones
AL MVP - Ichiro
NL Cy young - Ben Sheets
Al Cy Young - Jeremy Bonderman
NL ROY - Kevin Kouzmanoff
AL ROY - Daisuke Matsuzaka

Tigers WS Champs?

Whoa, that's a ballsy prediction. Mostly because it's not happening. No way no how. Though I could very easily see the Braves in the WS.

mth123
04-01-2007, 09:35 PM
Tigers WS Champs?

Whoa, that's a ballsy prediction. Mostly because it's not happening. No way no how. Though I could very easily see the Braves in the WS.

Tigers have the best 1 to 12 staff in Baseball and Gary Scheffield will boost the offense beyond last year.

Atlanta has a lot of good young players (McCann, Johnson, Francouer, Langerhans, Thorman, Kelly Johnson), Tim Hudson makes a comeback, Andruw Jones is MVP and the Bullpen turns games into 6 inning affairs, (and Craig Wilson will provide the offense that Jeff Conine won't).

M2
04-01-2007, 11:52 PM
This is from my prediction from the other day: Bonds has two homers in his first game of the season today (roid-less). I think this season he will slowly take an eraser to the asterisk the media has planted next to his name.

Toot.

I'm not saying Bonds won't have a big season and I was always of the opinion that the stupidest thing about Bonds using roids was that he didn't need them, but that was an exhibition game he was in today.

Falls City Beer
04-01-2007, 11:54 PM
I'm not saying Bonds won't have a big season and I was always of the opinion that the stupidest thing about Bonds using roids was that he didn't need them, but that was an exhibition game he was in today.

Oh lord. I need to stop sniffing upholstery cleaner.

GoReds
04-02-2007, 08:21 AM
AL East - Red Sox
AL Central - Twins
AL West - Texas
Wildcard - Angels

NL East - Mets
NL Central - Cardinals
NL West - Giants
Wildcard - Dodgers

AL Champ - Red Sox
NL Champ - Mets

WS Champ - Red Sox

bucksfan2
04-02-2007, 01:17 PM
NL Central:Brewers

NL East:Mets

NL West: Padres

NL Wildcard: Marlins

NL MVP: Cabrera

NL Cy Young: Peavy

NL Rookie of the Year: Josh Hamilton

NL Champion: Marlins

AL East: Boston Red Sox

AL Central: Detroit Tigers

AL West: LA Angles

AL Wildcard: Twins

AL MVP: Mauer

AL Cy Young: Santana

AL Rookie of the Year: Gordon

AL Champion: Boston Red Sox

World Champion: Boston Red Sox

shredda2000
04-02-2007, 01:21 PM
Pirates win it all in 5 against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays!!!

You heard it here first ;)

Jpup
04-04-2007, 04:03 AM
bump

maybe we can get this stickied? :help:

sonny
04-04-2007, 04:47 AM
NL Central:Reds

NL East:Mets

NL West: Padres

NL Wildcard: Braves

NL MVP: Andru Jones

NL Cy Young: Harang -'tis the year

NL Rookie of the Year: Josh Hamilton

NL Champion: Mets

AL East: Boston Red Sox

AL Central: Cleveland

AL West: Oakland

AL Wildcard: Yankees

AL MVP: Hafner

AL Cy Young: Hardin

AL Rookie of the Year: Gordon

AL Champion: Boston Red Sox

World Champion: Boston Red Sox

storrs19
05-05-2007, 11:41 AM
Me and a friend of mine (who is a Mets fan) always try to pick who will finish the best out of each division every year. I was wondering what some of your picks are for this year. Here are mine:
AL East: Red Sox / Blue Jays
AL Central: Tigers / Twins
AL West: Anaheim
NL East: Braves / Mets
NL Central: Brewers
NL West: Dodgers / Diamondbacks

I really like the look of Arizona. They have some superb young players and will really be in contention for the next few years if they hang on to them.

Screwball
05-05-2007, 05:01 PM
This would've been a good thread, say, over a month ago before the season started.

Joseph
05-05-2007, 08:14 PM
Can we pick two teams from every division? :)

I'm sure I can pick at least 5 of 6 division winners that way and parlay that into an expert gig on a major network.

Just busting chops pal.

This thread might be a good idea for people to go back and change their minds on their pre season picks.

Shaknb8k
05-05-2007, 08:18 PM
Here are the picks I made at the start of the season. Some of them are already looking bad.

AL:
East- Red Sox
Central- Indians
West- Angels
WC- Detroit

NL:
East- Phillies
Central- Cardinals
West- Dodgers
WC- Diamondbacks

The World Series is going to be Indians over Dodgers.

Astrobuddy
05-06-2007, 12:20 AM
Shak.....Did you seriously pick the Cardinals to win the NL Central??? :eek:

You do know they have the worst offense in MLB and Carpenter is now out basically for the season? My Astros are bad, but the Cards are worse and not repeating. The Cards are probably going to challenge 100 loses.

I actually think the Brewers or Reds can win the central. But the Reds will have to fix the bullpen in a hurry.

Patrick Bateman
05-06-2007, 01:20 AM
Shak.....Did you seriously pick the Cardinals to win the NL Central??? :eek:

You do know they have the worst offense in MLB and Carpenter is now out basically for the season? My Astros are bad, but the Cards are worse and not repeating. The Cards are probably going to challenge 100 loses.



His prediction was before the season started.