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The_Mudshark
12-20-2012, 12:16 PM
I say the Jays. I could see any of them falling apart though, with the Angels being the most 'sturdy', but not by much.

TSJ55
12-20-2012, 12:22 PM
I had to go Jays too. Too many Miami transplants.

The_Mudshark
12-20-2012, 12:25 PM
Josh Hamilton worries me too, but I see him as the only problem in that clubhouse now that Pujols got out of that early slump.

drowg14
12-20-2012, 01:52 PM
I had to go Jays too. Too many Miami transplants.

Miami's problem was having Ozzie as the head coach, and the fact that the other half of the roster consisted of scrubs (outside of Stanton of course). The Jays have Bautista, Melky, Edwin and Dickey in addition to the Miami guys. At least that is my opinion on the Jays.

I went Dodgers. With all of the money they spent, their lineup doesn't hold a candle to Anaheim's. Their starting rotation is better, but not by enough to offset the difference in my mind.

mattfeet
12-20-2012, 02:25 PM
Although they signed Hamilton, I would really consider the Angels a "big spender" of the 2012 off-season. That said, I chose the Dodgers. I think Miami was doomed from ownership, to management, and to everyone else associated. The players are better than what their record showed, IMO.

I hope LA will fall flat on their face.

RedsFaninAfrica
12-20-2012, 10:18 PM
I'm hoping the Dodgers bomb big time, mainly because I've disliked them since the Big Red Machine days, but I also hate big-market teams that try to buy a pennant through overspending, just 'cause they can. The Dodgers are my new Yankees, fun to hate.

I got this funny feeling that the Blue Jays may just pull it off this year. Prolly not, but I"m just sayin ...

TSJ55
12-21-2012, 10:07 AM
Miami's problem was having Ozzie as the head coach, and the fact that the other half of the roster consisted of scrubs (outside of Stanton of course). The Jays have Bautista, Melky, Edwin and Dickey in addition to the Miami guys. At least that is my opinion on the Jays.

I went Dodgers. With all of the money they spent, their lineup doesn't hold a candle to Anaheim's. Their starting rotation is better, but not by enough to offset the difference in my mind.

I love Ozzie and he's got hardware. I wish more managers were like him but I understand most of today's athletes are thin-skinned prima donnas who need to be coddled. Such is life :D

I could have just as easily gone with The Dodgers too I guess. I'm not sold they can gel the way a team needs to to make a deep run. Being a Sawks fain in the AL, I'm pretty sure Beckett has become a total cancer.

To put it mildly, I cannot wait to watch the Angels play!

drowg14
12-21-2012, 11:06 AM
I love Ozzie and he's got hardware. I wish more managers were like him but I understand most of today's athletes are thin-skinned prima donnas who need to be coddled. Such is life :D

I could have just as easily gone with The Dodgers too I guess. I'm not sold they can gel the way a team needs to to make a deep run. Being a Sawks fain in the AL, I'm pretty sure Beckett has become a total cancer.

To put it mildly, I cannot wait to watch the Angels play!

He's not a cancer, he just wanted beer and chicken in the clubhouse :beerme:

WDE
12-21-2012, 11:13 PM
Dodgers definitely. I think the Blue Jays will definitely compete with Rasmus, Reyes, Bautista, Encarnacion, and a lot more.