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  • Kansas City

    6 13.04%
  • Seattle

    3 6.52%
  • Florida

    33 71.74%
  • San Diego

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  • None, they'll all falter

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Thread: Which of the surprise first place teams will win more than 85 game?

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    Which of the surprise first place teams will win more than 85 game?

    Which of the surprise first place teams so far, if any, have a shot of winning 85+ games and a decent chance of making the playoffs? For my money, I'll take KC and Florida.

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    Re: Which of the surprise first place teams will win more than 85 game?

    The Marlins.

    They have power arms and a good offense. I could see them winning 90 games.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Which of the surprise first place teams will win more than 85 game?

    The only team listed that I expect to win 85 games or more is Toronto. They won 86 games last year and have a lot of good young talent...
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    Re: Which of the surprise first place teams will win more than 85 game?

    Toronto is no surprise, they won 86 last year.

    Florida is hardly a surprise either.

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    Re: Which of the surprise first place teams will win more than 85 game?

    Griffey & Co will beat the Angels for the AL West

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    Re: Which of the surprise first place teams will win more than 85 game?

    It's early, but Florida is 10-1. I really like the top of their rotation with Josh Johnson, Ricky Nolasco and if Anibal Sanchez can stay healthy coupled with their offense and I would be rather suprised if the Marlins failed to win 85 games.

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    Re: Which of the surprise first place teams will win more than 85 game?

    Kansas City. By far the most YOUNG talent in that division. I believe Trey Hillman can get them to 85 wins and into the playoffs. I can see Dayton Moore getting them a legit 4th starter by June and really riding this out.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Which of the surprise first place teams will win more than 85 game?

    Florida is the easy answer. They could win that division. Toronto probably will too. KC could since they are in a weak division. Seattle and SD will fall off the map by June.
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    Re: Which of the surprise first place teams will win more than 85 game?

    KC and Florida. Florida still has 12 games to play against the Nats that will help and The AL Central may be down this season. I can see KC making a push for the Central title.

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    Re: Which of the surprise first place teams will win more than 85 game?

    Florida obviously. All that franchise does is win.

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    Re: Which of the surprise first place teams will win more than 85 game?

    I picked Florida because of their great balance. They have a little bit of everything: plenty of speed (Bonifacio, Maybin, Ramirez) and power (Ramirez, Cantu, Hermida) and they have a very good rotation, IMO. I see them as a World Series contender,

    With that said, I also think the Royals could hang around for awhile. Their offense will struggle to score runs, but they have the pitching to hang around. Zach Greinke has developed into a Cy Young contender. Gil Meche is a solid pitcher and Kyle Davies is finally starting to show signs of reaching his potential. They also have a nice back end of the bullpen led by Joakim Soria, Juan Cruz, and Ron Mahay. They need to fine another starter, but they have enough talent to hang around in that division, IMO.

    The Mariners could also hang around in the West. That division is going to be awful this year. The Rangers have zero pitching, the A's are struggling to score runs, and the Angels have been decimated by injuries, plus the tragic death of Nick Adenhart. The Mariners have a very good defense and a strong 1-2 punch in the rotation which could keep them in the race.
    I miss Adam Dunn.


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