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MikeThierry
07-11-2012, 01:59 PM
What is everyone's second half predictions? I'm going to go homer on this:

1. Sticking with my original prediction that Matt Holliday will win the NL MVP. He's arguably the hottest hitter in baseball right now and I can see him continuing to be locked in.

2. Adam Wainwright will win more than 16 games.

3. Mike Trout will win AL rookie of the year and AL MVP.

4. Pujols will get voted in the top 10 of AL MVP's.

5. The Yankees will blow out the AL East and it will be a laugher in the last month.

6. The LA Doyers will fall back to second place in the NL West.

7. The Braves will win the AL East.

8. The Cardinals will win the NL Central on the last day of the year. They become the first NL team since the Big Red Machine to win back to back World Series.

Here are my playoff teams:

NL: Giants, Cardinals, Braves, Reds

AL: Yankees, Angels, White Sox, Rangers

Degenerate39
07-11-2012, 02:21 PM
1. Votto and Trout win the MVPs

2. Cueto finishes in the top 4 for Cy Young

3. Reds go to the playoffs lose game 7 in the NLCS

cumberlandreds
07-11-2012, 02:32 PM
NL Division winners: Washington, Reds & Giants
NL Wild Cards Braves & Pirates

AL Division Winners: Yankees,White Sox & Rangers
AL Wild Cards: Angels & Tigers

Giants will play the Rangers in the World Series and the Rangers will finally win a world championship

I look for Bruce to have a big 2nd half and along with Votto be the keys to winning the division. I also predict Jocketty will pull off a nice trade that will bring in a key player to put at the top of the order that will eventually make the difference in the 2012 Reds.

corkedbat
07-11-2012, 02:33 PM
Unless Walt makes at least one move to bolster the lineup (leadoff or cleanup), I see the Reds battling the Pirates for second behind the Cards.

Of course, in all of our discussions about acquiring someone with a higher OBP to leadoff, we have completely disregarded the very real possibility that even if they did acquire a sutiable player, Dusty might hit him seventh or eighth.

OnBaseMachine
07-11-2012, 02:45 PM
My predictions:

Matt Holliday doesn't win the MVP.

Adam Wainwright doesn't win 16 games.

The Cardinals don't win back-to-back World Series. Or even reach back-to-back World Series.

The Braves won't win the AL East, since that's impossible because they play in the NL East.

Mat Latos and Johnny Cueto both receive some Cy Young votes.

bucksfan2
07-11-2012, 03:02 PM
1. The Nationals and Pirates have poor second halves and are out of contention come September.
2. Joey Votto wins the MVP in a close race over Matt Kemp
3. Despite others having better numbers, Matt Cain wins the NL CY Young
4. The Phillies are blown up with Hamels going to the Yanks and Victorino heading towards the Reds.
5. In an attempt to boost offense the NL West petitions the Commish to allow them to use a DH.
6. Reds, Dodgers, and Braves win the divisions and the Giants win the WC.
7. Lets see the AL, Tigers, Yanks, and Rangers win the divisions. The Rays and Angles battle it out for the WC with the Rays winning.
8. Josh Hamilton wins the AL MVP.

MikeThierry
07-11-2012, 03:05 PM
My predictions:

Matt Holliday doesn't win the MVP.

Adam Wainwright doesn't win 16 games.

The Cardinals don't win back-to-back World Series. Or even reach back-to-back World Series.

The Braves won't win the AL East, since that's impossible because they play in the NL East.

Mat Latos and Johnny Cueto both receive some Cy Young votes.

Sorry for putting the Braves as winning the AL East. I'm glad the nit picky here found that out so they can point it out.

klw
07-11-2012, 03:59 PM
Sorry for putting the Braves as winning the AL East. I'm glad the nit picky here found that out so they can point it out.

Hey its not like he pointed out that the LA baseball club is the Dodgers and not the Doyers. To do that would be true nitpicking.

Ghosts of 1990
07-11-2012, 04:21 PM
1. Andrew Mccutchen wins NL MVP. Pirates are either NL Central winner or Wildcard and James McDonald ends up with Cy Young votes.

2. The Mets catch the Nationals in the NL East

3. Bryce Harper ends up hitting around .260

4. Mike Trout wins AL MVP

5. Votto runner up to NL MVP

6. Not sure of the Reds fate anymore. At all.

vaticanplum
07-11-2012, 04:23 PM
3. Reds go to the playoffs lose game 7 in the NLCS

If the Reds get one game away from the World Series, half this board is going to need to be put on suicide watch.

edabbs44
07-11-2012, 06:20 PM
If the Reds get one game away from the World Series, half this board is going to need to be put on suicide watch.

Especially if Cozart and Stubbs are hitting 1-2, someone bunts during the game and/or Dusty has to go to the bullpen.

DGullett35
07-11-2012, 06:46 PM
1.Melky Cabrera makes it an MVP sweep and gets the NL MVP also. McCutchen finishes 2nd and Votto 3rd. Holliday isn't even mentioned:)

2.Cueto will win 19 games and finishes 2nd in the NL Cy Young

3.The White Sox blow a huge September lead and get overtaken by the Tigers

4.Reds win the Central and the Cards narrowly beat out the Braves and the Buccos for the 2nd WC.

5.Giants win the West and the DBacks have a huge second half after the 4 game series in the Queen City:) to get the 1st WC.

6.R.A. Dickey only wins 3 games in the second half ala Ubaldo Jimenez

7.Robinson Cano goes back to KC when the Yanks play the Royals and hits 3 bombs in a game and 5 total in the 3 game series to make ammends for all the booing at the All-star game.

My Playoff Teams:

AL-Yankees-Tigers-Rangers
WC-Rays-Angles

NL-Nats-Reds-Giants
WC-Cards-DBacks

The Voice of IH
07-11-2012, 09:19 PM
1. Joey Votto wins The NL MVP, McCutchen a close second and controversy breaks out.

2. Mat Latos finishes with twenty wins.

3. Mike Trout will win AL rookie of the year, Josh Hamilton wins AL MVP

4. Trout will finish in top five of the voting.

5. Orioles stick around all summer, but fall well short at the end.

6. Dodgers get their boys back and run away with the NL West

7. The Marlins will win the NL East.

8. The Reds play in the World Series

Here are my playoff teams:

NL: Dodgers, Reds, Marlins, Diamondbacks, Cardinals

AL: Yankees, Rangers, Tigers, Angles, Indians

kbrake
07-11-2012, 09:27 PM
Reds win the World Series.

dougdirt
07-11-2012, 09:37 PM
Reds win the World Series.

I like this guy.

Joseph
07-11-2012, 10:04 PM
Reds win the World Series.

FTW!

Scrap Irony
07-11-2012, 10:57 PM
1. Votto wins the MVP, topping the league in obp, BA, doubles, OPS, and slugging percentage, not to mention WAR and wOBA.
2. Latos, Cueto, and Chapman all receive votes in the Cy Young race, but none of them win it. Strasburg does.
3. Reds, Cardinals, Giants, and Nats in the playoffs.
4. Yankees, Tigers, Rangers, and Angels in the AL.
5. Someone finds something to complain about in the Game Thread every day for the entire season.

The Voice of IH
07-12-2012, 12:15 AM
It seems that some in this thread are forgetting the second wild card team, unless the predictions are from the post Wild card game variety.

Boss-Hog
07-12-2012, 06:39 AM
It seems that some in this thread are forgetting the second wild card team, unless the predictions are from the post Wild card game variety.
I assume they're listing who they think will win the play in game.

bucksfan2
07-12-2012, 08:32 AM
I assume they're listing who they think will win the play in game.

Nope. I completely forgot about it. Stupid rule.

Strikes Out Looking
07-12-2012, 02:36 PM
Reds win World Series
Joey Votto wins MVP
Yankees miss playoffs in massive swoon.
Lance Lynn wins 2 games in second half of season
3 Reds rookies are in top 10 for ROY votes
Johnny Cueto is top 5 for NL Cy Young, left off ballot completely by St. Louis voter

MikeThierry
07-12-2012, 11:13 PM
I assume they're listing who they think will win the play in game.

On my prediction, those were the teams I had winning the play in game.

The Voice of IH
07-12-2012, 11:27 PM
No big deal guys. I was just making an observation :)

WildcatFan
07-13-2012, 11:58 AM
1) Votto runs away with MVP award; Bruce gets votes

2) Washington finishes third in NL East

3) Both Wild Cards come from NL Central

4) Cincinnati has best second-half record in NL

5) NL: NY, Cincinnati, LA, StL/Pittsburgh AL: NY, ChiSox, Texas, BoSox/LA