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Benihana
02-02-2012, 03:57 PM
1 year deal

crazybob60
02-02-2012, 04:03 PM
This give them a solid front four of Strasburg/Gio/Zimmerman/EJax and then either Lannan or Wang to round it out.

Their bullpen is solid and they have some really young, solid bats as well. If Stras stays healthy, they are still my prediction to win the NL East.

bucksfan2
02-02-2012, 04:21 PM
This give them a solid front four of Strasburg/Gio/Zimmerman/EJax and then either Lannan or Wang to round it out.

Their bullpen is solid and they have some really young, solid bats as well. If Stras stays healthy, they are still my prediction to win the NL East.

Are they better than the Phillies, Braves, or Marlins? I would answer no/maybe/no.

TRF
02-02-2012, 04:26 PM
Phillies.

No Howard, Utley on the decline, a much weaker offense than a few years ago. Great rotation.

Braves.

Offense is a little shaky, but with more potential than PHI, rotation might be a wash.

Marlins.

Very nice offense, but a weaker rotation.

Yeah, the Nats can contend.

Benihana
02-02-2012, 05:09 PM
I'm not sure if they are ready for this year, but I'd be surprised if the Nats aren't in contention for a while beginning in 2013- especially if the Phillies lose Hamels.

RANDY IN INDY
02-02-2012, 05:11 PM
Solid pick up for the Nats. I think they will contend.

paulrichjr
02-02-2012, 05:12 PM
One has to wonder if some of these teams regret some of the signings that were made early. Waiting seems to be the key this year to getting a very good deal (for the team). It is shocking how many one year deals are being done.

*BaseClogger*
02-02-2012, 05:25 PM
One has to wonder if some of these teams regret some of the signings that were made early. Waiting seems to be the key this year to getting a very good deal (for the team). It is shocking how many one year deals are being done.

The Marlins have to feel kinda silly giving Bell 3/$27M and 4/$58M for Buehrle when they could have gotten Madson for 1/$8.5M and Jackson for what appears to be 1/$10M...

Vottomatic
02-02-2012, 05:37 PM
Nationals, Rays, Marlins, Blue Jays are all young and improving. Reds too.

Could be a changing of the guard in 2012.

hebroncougar
02-02-2012, 06:09 PM
Gee. I wonder what happened to that 3 year deal Boras said somebody was offering...........

LegallyMinded
02-02-2012, 10:01 PM
This give them a solid front four of Strasburg/Gio/Zimmerman/EJax and then either Lannan or Wang to round it out.

Their bullpen is solid and they have some really young, solid bats as well. If Stras stays healthy, they are still my prediction to win the NL East.

Oliver projections, as reported on the front page of THT (http://www.hardballtimes.com/forecasts), have an interesting take on the NL East. They like the Braves to win the division, and the Nats to finish a full 10 games behind, in last place. They also have the Mets in front of the Phillies, which seems . . . unreasonable, to say the least.

Of course, I suppose I shouldn't complain about those projections too much, since they currently have the Reds tied for the most wins in baseball. Would 94 wins be too much to ask for?

Edd Roush
02-03-2012, 12:19 AM
Oliver projections, as reported on the front page of THT (http://www.hardballtimes.com/forecasts), have an interesting take on the NL East. They like the Braves to win the division, and the Nats to finish a full 10 games behind, in last place. They also have the Mets in front of the Phillies, which seems . . . unreasonable, to say the least.

Of course, I suppose I shouldn't complain about those projections too much, since they currently have the Reds tied for the most wins in baseball. Would 94 wins be too much to ask for?

Wow, that's interesting. Other than David Wright, what is left in Flushing? Ike Davis? I just assumed the Mets would be fighting to win 70 games in that hellish division. Ahead of the Phillies? What am I missing?

*BaseClogger*
02-03-2012, 01:28 AM
A healthy Johan Santana? :dunno:

LegallyMinded
02-03-2012, 10:21 AM
Wow, that's interesting. Other than David Wright, what is left in Flushing? Ike Davis? I just assumed the Mets would be fighting to win 70 games in that hellish division. Ahead of the Phillies? What am I missing?

A healthy Ike Davis might one factor to consider for the Mets. He had a very good 2010, and was off to a great start in 2011 before getting hurt.

Regardless, however, the Cairo projections over at Replacement Level Yankees (http://www.rlyw.net/index.php/RLYW/comments/still_too_early_2012_mlb_standings_projection) seem to say you're not missing anything. They have the Mets winning 74 games and finishing last in the East.

I find it encouraging, by the way, that these projections have the Reds winning the NL Central as well.

crazybob60
02-03-2012, 10:43 AM
Oliver projections, as reported on the front page of THT (http://www.hardballtimes.com/forecasts), have an interesting take on the NL East. They like the Braves to win the division, and the Nats to finish a full 10 games behind, in last place. They also have the Mets in front of the Phillies, which seems . . . unreasonable, to say the least.

Of course, I suppose I shouldn't complain about those projections too much, since they currently have the Reds tied for the most wins in baseball. Would 94 wins be too much to ask for?

I guess we shall see how the season takes shape. I will stand by that projection as my NL East winner.

Vottomatic
02-03-2012, 11:30 AM
NL East?

Phillies have the pitching, but their position players are getting old and oft injured.
Braves have decent pitching, but their lineup leaves something to be desired too.
Marlins are improving and could contend.
Nationals are getting all the publicity and should.

I'm guessing -
Nationals
Phillies
Braves
Marlins
Mets

MikeThierry
02-03-2012, 02:11 PM
The only thing that would give me pause in proclaiming the Nationals as NL East champs for 2012 is their inexperience in key positions. A lot of good players but not a lot of players that have experience in a penant race.

crazybob60
10-03-2012, 05:18 PM
This give them a solid front four of Strasburg/Gio/Zimmerman/EJax and then either Lannan or Wang to round it out.

Their bullpen is solid and they have some really young, solid bats as well. If Stras stays healthy, they are still my prediction to win the NL East.

Called it back in February. Although I never would have guessed the season would have shaped up the way it did.

Joseph
10-03-2012, 07:57 PM
Called it back in February. Although I never would have guessed the season would have shaped up the way it did.

Show off ;)