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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Was going to say Toronto as well. Feels like Florida circa last year.
    Likely because they have half of their roster now

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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    Cardinals and Angels. Just a gut feeling.
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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Cardinals and Angels. Just a gut feeling.
    +1 .. I agree. I think they will both be sellers at the Allstar Break.

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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdwagers View Post
    +1 .. I agree. I think they will both be sellers at the Allstar Break.
    Haven't people been saying that on here for ages now? They've said it every year since I've been a member here. Plus, I don't know how the Cardinals are overrated. People aren't picking them to win the NL Central. The most I've heard from national talking heads is that they're one of those teams that will always be in the discussion at the end of the year. Hardly hype if you ask me.

    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.
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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    Dodgers
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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    I also think the Giants could miss the post season
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeThierry View Post
    Haven't people been saying that on here for ages now? They've said it every year since I've been a member here. Plus, I don't know how the Cardinals are overrated. People aren't picking them to win the NL Central. The most I've heard from national talking heads is that they're one of those teams that will always be in the discussion at the end of the year. Hardly hype if you ask me.

    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.
    LOL. If by "people" you mean me...then yes. I've been very underwhelmed by the Cards for the past 5 years or so and they keep producing. Eventually I'm bound to be right....right?
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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    LOL. If by "people" you mean me...then yes. I've been very underwhelmed by the Cards for the past 5 years or so and they keep producing. Eventually I'm bound to be right....right?
    The blind squirrel doesn't eventually catch the nut with the Cardinals. In fact, the squirrel becomes part of the team mascot in a playoff run

    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.
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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    I also think the Giants could miss the post season
    Easily.

    Put the Braves in that basket too.

    Yet my pick, though I'm not sure how widespread its playoff expectations are, is the Rays.
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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    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.

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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    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>
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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    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.
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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    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.

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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

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    Re: What hyped team can you see missing the playoffs completely?

    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.
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