EDIT: Basically the Cardinals are the Detroit Red Wings of Baseball. You keep expecting them to fall off but they are always in the conversation at the end of the year.
Last edited by MikeThierry; 02-12-2013 at 04:50 PM.
"I can make all the stadiums rock."
I also think the Giants could miss the post season
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You also have to remember that the Cards have a very deep system and I don't see them selling off any of their team. If anything, they will be looking to trade for big name players if push comes to shove.
Agree w/ the Braves.
When you look at the park factors, it's foolish to expect a big jump in power numbers from BJ Upton, and it's realistic to expect a slight dip in power for Justin.
I correctly pick the "let-down" team every year, at least as far back as I can remember. So my Dodgers pick may as well be set in stone. <end thread>
Benzinger backing and calling! And the 1990 world championship series belongs to the Cincinnati Reds!
Man, Should be good races this year. I could easuily see the Yankees, Dodgers, and Braves missing the post season. I'll add the Rangers to that list.
NL. Nats, Reds, Giants. Cards. Phillies.
AL:A's, Jays, Rays, Tigers, and Angels.
If those teams miss out, it should be a heckuva season.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
The hype surrounding the Dodgers is just unreal. Just because they spent enough money doesn't mean they have a great team. I think they're better, because any rotation that fronts Kershaw and Greinke is pretty damn good. And they run eight deep in starting pitchers, with a bullpen that's pretty good. But the lineup, and especially their infield defense, has so many holes, I can't see them being anywhere close to one of the top teams in the NL.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
I want to say the Blue Jays and the Angels, my reason being that they didn't make it to the playoffs last year - that is a big hurdle to overcome in a years time.... Theres so much hype, but they haven't won anything yet.
If I can throw one player in the same category, it would be Bryce Harper, in part due to the Mothers day miracle (2012) that he gave us.
Pete Rose will be leaving the Montreal Expos to become player - manager for the Cincinnati Reds