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    2007 MLB Prediction Thread

    NL Central: Cincinnati Reds

    NL East: Atlanta Braves

    NL West: San Diego Padres

    NL Wildcard: New York Mets

    NL MVP: David Wright

    NL Cy Young: Jake Peavy

    NL Rookie of the Year: Josh Hamilton

    NL Champion: New York Mets

    AL East: Boston Red Sox

    AL Central: Detroit Tigers

    AL West: Los Angeles Angels

    AL Wildcard: New York Yankees

    AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez

    AL Cy Young: Daisuke Matsuzaka

    AL Rookie of the Year: Daisuke Matsuzaka

    AL Champion: Boston Red Sox

    World Champion: Boston Red Sox
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    Re: 2007 MLB Prediction Thread

    Here's mine:
    National League
    NL Central: Cubs

    NL East: Phillies

    NL West: Dodgers

    NL Wild Card: Mets

    NL MVP: Albert Pujols

    NL Cy Young: Aaron Harang

    NL ROY: Chris Young

    NL Champion: Mets

    American League
    AL East: Red Sox

    AL Central: Tigers

    AL West: Angels

    AL Wild Card: White Sox

    AL MVP: Paul Konerko

    AL Cy Young: Johan Santana

    AL ROY: Daisuke Matsuzaka

    AL Champion: White Sox

    World Champion: White Sox over Mets in 6

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    Re: 2007 MLB Prediction Thread

    NL Central- Chicago Cubs
    NL East- Florida Marlins
    NL West- Arizone Diamondbacks
    NL Wild Card- Cincinnati Reds

    AL Central- Cleveland Indians
    AL East- New York Yankees
    AL West- Los Angeles Angels
    AL Wild Card- Boston Red Sox

    CY YOUNG
    AL- Johan Santana
    NL- Bronson Arroyo

    MVP
    NL- Albert Pujols
    AL- David Ortiz

    ROY
    NL- Hamilton
    AL- Matsusaka

    NL Champion- Chicago Cubs
    NL Champion- Boston Red Sox

    Red Sox over Cubs in 6

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    Re: 2007 MLB Prediction Thread

    NL East

    1. New York Mets
    - This will be the team to beat in the NL for the next five years. Some people, most in the New York media, wailed aloud that the team didn't sign a big name pitcher this offseason, but the rotation has young guys to pick up the slack. The team in the field is all kinds of good and Lastings Milledge is just about ready to make it better.

    2. Atlanta Braves - They'll bounce back, but the mystique is gone and without voodoo this team isn't beating the Mets.

    3. Philadelphia Phillies - A two-man offense, a bullpen on the brink of ruin and a starting staff prone to the longball will lead to another forgettable season. The most interesting thing for Philly fans will be betting the over/under on Cole Hamels getting a major arm injury. That might divert them from complaining about the Eggles' dime package on sports radio for a few seconds.

    4. Florida Marlins - Progress is rarely linear. The Fish are in for a rough season. Expect a summer filled with Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera trade rumors.

    5. Washington Nationals - Jim Bowden isn't a general manager, he's a Dadaist seeking to field a baseball team without any pitching. This team might get him into the Guggenheim.

    NL Central

    1. St. Louis Cardinals
    - It's their division until someone takes it from them. The Vatican will confer living sainthood to Dave Duncan for his work with Kip Wells this year. The mid-season trade for Carl Crawford will help too.

    2. Milwaukee Brewers - This team has no excuses. It's good and it's the deepest club in the league. If this team can't crack the .500 barrier and challenge for the playoffs then the franchise is clearly cursed for Bud Selig's misdeeds in 1994.

    3. Houston Astros - Outside of Adam Everett (who's in danger of havign Tom Veryzer beat him up for his lunch money), the fielding on this team is atrocious. The offense pretty much revolves around getting something out of Morgan Ensberg, but Fernando Nieve should help form a solid 1-2-3 in the rotation (pre-Clemens). Brad Lidge will permanently assume the fetal position on May 12, 2007.

    4. Cincinnati Reds - Adam Dunn and Edwin Encarnacion won't be able to save a team that's too thin to contend over 162 games. The big news this summer will be the trade of Ken Griffey Jr. to the Braves.

    5. Pittsburgh Pirates - Jack Wilson should have been traded yesterday so that the Brian Bixler Era could begin. Indeed, fifty years in the future Pirates history will be divided into two groups: P.B. (pre-Bixler) and B.D. (Bixler Domini).

    6. Chicago Cubs - Alfonso Soriano in CF will be pee-your-pants funny. Opposing teams will need to track shoes for all the running they'll have to do on balls hit to the Cubs outfield. Oh yeah, the pitching sucks too.

    NL West

    1. San Diego Padres
    - The Padres don't make headlines with their moves, but Marcus Giles will form one of the best all-around keystones in baseball with Khalil Greene, Kevin Kouzmanoff is for real at the plate and Greg Maddux will fit in great with a good, young rotation.

    2. Los Angeles Dodgers - The Dodgers have talent, but did anyone bother to think about how it all fits together? What Juan Pierre, Randy Wolf and Brett Tomko are doing on this team is a mystery too.

    3. Arizona Diamondbacks - They're young and exciting. That rarely translates to immediate glory. Having Edgar Gonzalez and Enrique Gonzalez on the pitching staff should allow them to pull the old Killer Bees switcheroo when the umps have their backs turned.

    4. San Francisco Giants - This team is as decrepit as the backdrop to a Faulkner novel.

    5. Colorado Rockies - Good to see Todd Helton's back on the HGH. He's got a football mentality don't you know. Last year's pitching was a pleasant departure, but it's back to atrocious mound work for this franchise. Sometime this season Jerry McMorris will finally turn to Dan O'Dowd and say, "Good Lord you're incompetent."

    Wild Card - Brewers
    MVP - Jose Reyes with 20+ doubles, triples and homers on top of 80+ SBs and a batting title
    Cy Young - Roy Oswalt's got to win one of these years
    Rookie of the year - Ryan Theriot, the only good thing to happen to the Cubs this year

    AL East

    1. New York Yankees
    - The lineup is almost mythical. It's like Michael Myers, Freddie Kruger, Jason Voorhees, Candyman and Chuckie all got together for a killing spree.

    2. Boston Red Sox - Thanks to Daisuke Matsuzaka, sushi sales at Fenway park will soon outstrip hot dog sales. Though having roving sushi vendors walk around in the hot sun during summer games can't be sanitary.

    3. Baltimore Orioles - I believe in Leo Mazzone. Seriously, I've seen him in person. I know he exists.

    4. Toronto Blue Jays - It's like J.P. Ricciardi sat down this offseason and devised ways of making his team worse.

    5. Tampa Bay Devil Rays - Though, like Leo Mazzone, I've seen the D-Rays with my own eyes. I'm still not sure they exist.

    AL Central

    1. Cleveland Indians
    - They'll win the division on the last day of the year when Shin-Soo Choo hits a homer. It will lead to a Big League Choo endorsement deal for him.

    2. Minnesota Twins - Putting Ramon Ortiz, Sidney Ponson and Carlos Silva to start the season will not be without consequences.

    3. Chicago White Sox - Oops, the pitching's going to rot.

    4. Detroit Tigers - Remember last year? The Tigers would be well-advised to cling to it like a beautiful dream.

    5. Kansas City Royals - Hey look, it's the easiest pick in baseball. Is there anyone on the planet who doesn't think the Royals will finish last?

    AL West

    1. Texas Rangers
    - Don't sweat the details. This team just fired Buck Showalter. It can't lose.

    2. Oakland A's - Kind of odd to think that what a Billy Beane team really needs is another big bat or two.

    3. Los Anaheim Angels - Too many old guys withering on the vine and new guys who are going to take a while to figure out how to play at the major league level.

    4. Seattle Mariners - You know, it wasn't that long ago that the Mariners were a model franchise. Cement contractors are already submitting bids for Bill Bavasi's Puget Sound shoes.

    Wild Card - Red Sox
    MVP - Grady Sizemore, and it won't be his last
    Cy Young - Eric Bedard, I know Johan Santana is the best pitcher alive, but voters get bored with stuff like that
    Rookie of the Year - Daisuke
    Last edited by M2; 03-30-2007 at 02:43 PM.
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    Re: 2007 MLB Prediction Thread

    NL East:

    Atlanta: great bullpens do neat things.

    New York: ****e rotation; Billy Wagner has been made to squeal by So Taguchi

    Philly: not phun

    Florida: Some pretty rad young kids

    Nationals: the only guaranteed last place finish in baseball

    NL Central:

    St. Louis: Go ahead, palpate: it's rock solid.

    Houston: underrated as the dickens: wild card winner

    Brewers: should be better, but that bullpen is still a bit weird.

    Chicago: The only 1-4 that can go toe-to-toe with St. Louis' and NY Mets'

    Cincinnati: Bloody boring club; nothing really recommends them outside of Harang and Arroyo (and one is likely to slide a bit).

    Pittsburgh: another boring squad with little that jumps out.

    NL West:

    San Fran: I don't mind old guys when they're good; killer rotation; Bonds will destroy the ball without assistance.

    San Diego: overrated rotation; nice bullpen--should be a great showdown between the Pads and Giants from the get-go

    LA: Like the rotation; dislike the offense; bullpen a tad overrated.

    Colorado: love Francis; like their offense. No je ne sais quoi, however.

    Arizona: same take as the one on Colorado--like some parts, but not enough.

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    Re: 2007 MLB Prediction Thread

    NL Central: Cincinnati Reds

    NL East: Philadelphia Phillies

    NL West: San Fransico Giants

    NL Wildcard: St. Louis Cards

    NL MVP: Albert Pujols

    NL Cy Young: Aaron Harang (Repeat preformance of last year will open the eyes of most critics)

    NL Rookie of the Year: Josh Hamilton

    NL Champion: Cincinnati Reds

    AL East: Boston Red Sox

    AL Central: Detroit Tigers

    AL West: Los Angeles Angels

    AL Wildcard: New York Yankees

    AL MVP: David Ortiz

    AL Cy Young: Daisuke Matsuzaka

    AL Rookie of the Year: Daisuke Matsuzaka

    AL Champion: Boston Red Sox

    World Champion: Cincinnati Reds
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    Re: 2007 MLB Prediction Thread

    Only six posts in this thread? What gives? Usually we get a few pages of preseason predictions.
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    Re: 2007 MLB Prediction Thread

    Bump. Come on, choad-smokers!

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    Re: 2007 MLB Prediction Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Only six posts in this thread? What gives? Usually we get a few pages of preseason predictions.
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    Re: 2007 MLB Prediction Thread

    NL East - New York Mets
    NL Central - Chicago Cubs
    NL West - LA Dodgers
    Wildcard - Philadelphia Phillies
    NL MVP - Sir Albert
    NL Cy Young - Roy Oswalt

    The bottom line is that almost all the clubs listed above have better offenses and better pitching than the Reds.

    And I could give a hoot about the American League. Nothing over there interests me in the least.
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    Re: 2007 MLB Prediction Thread

    NL Central: Milwaukee Brewers

    NL East: NY Mets

    NL West: S.F. Giants

    NL Wildcard: S.D. Padres

    NL MVP: Albert Pujols

    NL Cy Young: Ben Sheets

    NL Rookie of the Year: Josh Hamilton

    NL Champion: S.F. Giants

    AL East: Boston Red Sox

    AL Central: Detroit Tigers

    AL West: Oakland A's

    AL Wildcard: New York Yankees

    AL MVP: Gary Sheffield

    AL Cy Young: Rich Harden

    AL Rookie of the Year: Daisuke Matsuzaka

    AL Champion: Boston Red Sox

    World Champion: Boston Red Sox
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    Re: 2007 MLB Prediction Thread

    Mets
    Cardinals
    Dodgers
    Brewers (wc)

    NL Champ: Mets

    Yankees
    Indians
    A's
    Tigers (wc)

    AL Champ: Indians

    World Series: Indians over Mets in 6

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    Re: 2007 MLB Prediction Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    San Fran: I don't mind old guys when they're good; killer rotation; Bonds will destroy the ball without assistance.
    This is from my prediction from the other day: Bonds has two homers in his first game of the season today (roid-less). I think this season he will slowly take an eraser to the asterisk the media has planted next to his name.

    Toot.

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    Re: 2007 MLB Prediction Thread

    For what its worth, Pedro Gomez was the only person on ESPN.com's preseason predictions to pick the Reds to win the division.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/previe...=07expertpicks

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    Re: 2007 MLB Prediction Thread

    Braves
    Brewers
    Diamondbacks
    Dodgers (WC)

    Red Sox
    Tigers
    Angels
    Yankees (WC)

    Tigers over Braves in WS

    NL MVP - Andruw Jones
    AL MVP - Ichiro
    NL Cy young - Ben Sheets
    Al Cy Young - Jeremy Bonderman
    NL ROY - Kevin Kouzmanoff
    AL ROY - Daisuke Matsuzaka
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